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Weekend Reads Presidential election in the United States: Trump tries to remake his handicap

15:45  17 october  2020
15:45  17 october  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden have batted away key questions during separate meet-the-voter TV events. Thursday night's town halls, as TV voter question-and-answer events are known in the US , replaced a cancelled second presidential debate.

Electoral analysts have been increasing their odds that Trump will lose his re - election bid. Even though Trump lost the national popular vote last time around, he had a comfortable margin in the Electoral College, where each state gets a number of votes based on their population.

Donald Trump multiplie les meetings et hausse le ton sur la personnalité de son adversaire Joe Biden en tête dans les sondages. © AFP Donald Trump is increasing the number of meetings and raising the tone on the personality of his opponent Joe Biden in the lead in the polls.

Donald Trump wants to catch up in the polls which give him 10 points behind his Democratic opponent Joe Biden while there are only 18 days of campaigning before the presidential election of November 3 in the United States.

As during the 2016 presidential election, the current president is increasing the number of meetings in states that he cannot afford to lose. Friday, he made two trips to Georgia and Florida.

"We are going to witness a red wave (the color of Republicans, editor's note) of an unprecedented amplitude," he said from Ocala in Florida. And drive the point home: "On election day, we are going to inflict a resounding defeat on Joe the Sleeping", he added in front of his supporters.

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President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden have fiercely clashed in one of the most chaotic and bitter White House debates in years. Trump needed this debate to shake up a race that is tilting against him. Biden's lead has remained stable through turmoil on the streets and in the economy, and

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His angle of attack is to target in priority the personality of his adversary: ​​"Joe Biden is a disaster, Joe Biden is a corrupt politician", he affirms. “Competing against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics puts pressure on me. Imagine that I lose […], what am I going to do? I'm not going to feel very good, maybe I should leave the country, I don't know, ”he quipped in front of a hilarious crowd.

Except that unlike 2016, Trump's popularity has been tarnished in particular with the coronavirus crisis and several leaders of the Republican Party such as Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham or even Ben Sasse (elected from Nebraska) expect a heavy defeat of the current occupant of the White House.

Record fundraising for Joe Biden, supported by Barack Obama

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The United States presidential election , 2020 will take place on November 3, 2020. Voters will select presidential electors who will then vote on December 14, 2020 to either elect a new President and Vice President or re - elect the incumbents.

President Senate House Forecast Exit Polls State Results More. Donald J. Trump won the Electoral College with 304 votes compared to 227 votes for Hillary Clinton. Seven electors voted for someone other than their party’s candidate.

Several signs are perhaps heralding. According to data transmitted by the Nielsen Institute, Donald Trump's “town hall” (televised exchange with voters) was less watched than that of his Democratic opponent (13,461,000 viewers against 14,135,000).

But above all, Joe Biden smashed a new fundraising record in September by raising $ 383 million. Donations that arrived after the first televised duel against Donald Trump. Many Americans have also not digested after the death of progressive Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Amy Coney Barrett known especially for her anti-abortion positions.

In addition, Joe Biden has just received the invaluable support of Barack Obama. For the first time, the still popular former President of the United States is expected to attend his first field campaign event in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. A key state for the presidential election. In 2016, Donald Trump won by only a short head.

Trump Hotel Struck By Lightning Hours Before Final Presidential Debate (Photo) .
Even Mother Nature is reacting to the final presidential debate. President Trump's Chicago hotel was struck by what appears to be three simultaneous bolts of lightning on Thursday — though one Twitter user pointed out that it could just be one lightning strike followed by what are called "stepped leaders," or a series of secondary strikes that commonly follow the first. Photographer Barry Butler shared the image he took of the incredible early-morning incident on Twitter, writing: "Three Simultaneous Lightning Strikes on the Trump Hotel Chicago at 2:14am on Thursday.

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