But these Republican legal challenges continue to be knocked down in court or exposed for the flimsiness of their arguments. In Pennsylvania, for instance, the Trump campaign filed a lawsuit intended to block the use of dropboxes in which voters can submit their mail-in ballots and to loosen the rules about election-day poll watchers who can challenge voter eligibility. But when asked to provide evidence supporting its claim that there was rampant fraud in Pennsylvania’s elections, lawyers for Trump’s campaign and the Republican Party could not come up with a single instance of mail-in voter fraud, according to documents obtained by the Intercept. And one of the few instances of possible voter fraud cited by the Trump campaign was a Republican candidate for the state legislature, according to the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. … [Read more...] about The Most Republican of Republican Lawyers Just Called Out Trump’s Lies on Voter Fraud
Republican challenger 2020
On paper, Biden enters the final leg of this endless campaign in possibly the strongest position of any challenger in modern times. His opponent has never once hit the 50-percent mark in Gallup’s presidential-approval ratings. On Trump’s watch, in a matter of months, Covid-19 vaporized the national GDP by a staggering 33 percent and took 20 million jobs with it, erasing all employment growth going back to the 2008 financial crash. The deep-seated animosity so many people — including some Democrats — felt for Hillary Clinton doesn’t seem to apply to Biden. The energy among Democrats to defeat Trump is so astronomical that Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, the first woman of color on a major-party presidential ticket, raised $364.5 million in the month of August alone, a new record. The demographics of the country should also play into Biden’s hands. The Republican Party has won the popular vote in a presidential election only twice in … [Read more...] about How Far Will Donald Trump Go to Win?
The size of the businesses covered would be expanded — up to 5,000 full time equivalent employees — and the loans would be capped at either 45% of a firm’s 2019 gross receipts or $12 million, whatever is smaller. Such things are rent, payroll, utilities and employee benefits will be eligible for forgiveness of loans, but no publicly traded companies could be eligible to have their loans forgiven. … [Read more...] about What Showbiz Is Looking For In The Next Coronavirus Relief Package