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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

How Pennsylvania could swing the presidential election to Trump again

  How Pennsylvania could swing the presidential election to Trump again Here's why the Keystone State will be a key vote in the presidential election.Activity flurry suggests N.

(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.

Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case

  Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has left the Supreme Court shorthanded during a polarizing presidential campaign in which President Donald Trump has already suggested he may not accept the outcome and the court could be called on to step in and decide the fate of the nation. It's the second time in four years that a justice has died during an election year, though that eight-justice court was not asked to referee any election disputes in 2016. Today, both sides have armies of lawyers ready to take the outcome to court.

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.

AOC and Schumer say 'all options are on the table' to stall nomination

  AOC and Schumer say 'all options are on the table' to stall nomination AOC and Schumer joined forces for a press conference Sunday night outside James Madison High School in Brooklyn, to warn that Americans' rights are at risk if Trump appoints a justice.AOC and Schumer joined forces for a press conference Sunday night outside James Madison High School in Brooklyn, that both Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Schumer attended.

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.

Graham: "We got the votes to confirm" nominee before election

  Graham: Four Republicans would have to break with the party to prevent a vote from coming to the floor. Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, who broke with the party to vote in favor of convicting President Trump on one article of impeachment, has not yet weighed in. If the vote is split 50-50, Vice President Mike Pence would cast the tie-breaking vote.

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's attempts to undermine election integrity unnerve the country .
President Trump is engaged in an ongoing campaign to erode confidence in the legitimacy of the upcoming presidential election. In addition to his refusal to say he would accept the election’s results, Trump’s baseless claims about voter fraud crystallized Thursday when he alleged that two minor problems involving ballots amounted to a conspiracy. On Thursday, Trump publicized a Department of Justice press release about nine military ballots being discarded erroneously in Luzerne County, Pa., and referred vaguely to “ballots” that are “a whole big scam.”All nine ballots were initially reported as having been cast for Trump.

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