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Politics 2020 U.S. ELECTION: What you need to know right now

17:05  25 september  2020
17:05  25 september  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Voting By Mail? Here Are the Deadlines in Every U.S. State

  Voting By Mail? Here Are the Deadlines in Every U.S. State Voting By Mail? Here Are the Deadlines in Every U.S. StateBefore the pandemic, five states—Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and Utah—already held all-mail elections, meaning every active registered voter automatically received a ballot in the mail that would allow them to bypass a physical polling place. Due to COVID-19, several more states, including California and New Jersey, are adopting this model for the 2020 election. Twenty-nine states and Washington D.C. already allowed for “no excuse” mail-in absentee ballots, meaning voters can request a mail-in ballot without having to meet certain qualifications.

(Reuters) - Will your mail ballot count? That depends on where you're voting, even within the same state. Unequal treatment of ballots by local election workers tasked with enforcing mail-in rules is a growing worry ahead of the Nov. 3 election, a Reuters special report reveals.

a statue of a person: Late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg lies in repose in Washington © Reuters/JONATHAN ERNST Late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg lies in repose in Washington

President Donald Trump, wearing a black face mask and accompanied by his wife Melania, was booed by mourners as he visited Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg'sflag-draped coffin outside the U.S. Supreme Court. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is due to visit Washington to pay his respects on Friday.

Belarusian police detain at least 10 people at opposition rally: Ifx

  Belarusian police detain at least 10 people at opposition rally: Ifx Belarusian police detain at least 10 people at opposition rally: IfxThe opposition is contesting official results of Belarus's Aug. 9 presidential election which declared incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko the outright winner.

Mitch McConnell wearing a suit and tie: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to the media in Washington © Reuters/JOSHUA ROBERTS Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to the media in Washington

Top Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have attempted to assure American voters that lawmakers would accept the outcome of the election after Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power.

BY THE NUMBERS

Biden may be 8 points up in Reuters/Ipsos national polling, but the presidential race is much closer than that survey suggests. Polling in battleground states shows Biden with only a slim lead over Trump in three highly competitive states and in a dead heat in three others.

Trump campaign sues Philadelphia over mail-in voting offices

  Trump campaign sues Philadelphia over mail-in voting offices HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign followed through on a threat to sue Philadelphia, filing papers in court Thursday night over city officials preventing campaign representatives from watching people registering to vote or filling out mail-in ballots in election offices there. The lawsuit comes amid Trump claiming that he can only lose the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania if Democrats cheat and, as he did in 2016's campaign, suggesting that the Democratic bastion of Philadelphia needs to be watched closely for election fraud.

Taken together, the state and national surveys show the 2020 election may wind up with the same mixed result as 2016, with the Democrats receiving a majority of the votes but the Republicans winning the Electoral College and the White House.

- For the next 41 days, Reuters/Ipsos is polling likely voters in six states - Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida and Arizona - that will play critical roles in deciding the Nov. 3 outcome. See the state of the battlegrounds at http://tmsnrt.rs/2G0bIcS

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Russian President Vladimir Putin is asking for an agreement between the United States and Russia not to engage in cyber-meddling in each other's elections.

INVESTOR VIEW

Tuesday's presidential debate is expected to spark another round of volatility for U.S. stocks, according to Reuters Wall Street Week Ahead. Market volatility is prompting investors to seek out long/short fund strategies that can provide some protection, hedge fund and asset managers say.

The growing concerns over Trump and a peaceful transition, explained

  The growing concerns over Trump and a peaceful transition, explained It’s unlikely that Trump will steal the election. But unlikely doesn’t mean impossible.“If I see tens of thousands of ballots being manipulated, I can’t go along with it,” Trump said, referencing unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud from his camp.

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Expected events and Reuters coverage on Sept. 25-27:

A weekly look at jobs, unemployment, inflation, and other economic data issued over the past seven days - and how it could impact the campaign of Trump or Biden. (USA-ELECTION/ECONOMY (GRAPHIC, PIX))

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris speaks to the NAACP (USA-ELECTION/HARRIS 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT)

Trump campaigns in Florida, Georgia and Virginia (USA-ELECTION/TRUMP (PIX, TV) 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT)

Biden speaks at a conference of city mayors (USA-ELECTION/BIDEN 10:45 ET / 14:45 GMT)

Trump holds a campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport (USA-ELECTION/TRUMP (PIX, TV) 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT)

TIMELINE - From Kennedy-Nixon to Trump-Biden: 60 years of U.S. presidential debates (USA-ELECTION/DEBATE-TRADITION  27 Sep)

Refinitiv customers can find more 2020 U.S. Election content on the Election App (USPOL) on Eikon or Workspace.

Media customers can find complete multimedia coverage on the Reuters Connect planning calendar here https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning?search=all%3Ausa-election

(Editing by Leela de Kretser and Rosalba O'Brien)

Trump and Biden prepare for a clash over voter fraud claims at Tuesday's debate .
President Donald Trump is expected to wage an attack on the election itself at Tuesday night's debate with former Vice President Joe Biden by repeating his past claims that conflate and exaggerate problems with mail-in voting. © Provided by CNN The "integrity of the election" is one of six topics at the first presidential debate between Trump and Biden. A source close to the campaign said Trump's message at the debate will be consistent, and that the campaign plans to amplify any case of voter fraud or suspected voter fraud, even if it's murky.

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