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Donald Trump files twelve lawsuits in five battleground states in a desperate attempt to reverse his decisive defeat. These suits, endorsed by Republicans, are twelve instances of attempted voter suppression by the President. The Trump campaign litigated the election throughout 2020 and the suits came fast and furious on election night when defeat was sure.

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Democratic candidate Dana Balter leads John Katko by two points in the race for New York Congressional District 24, a lead that has proven persistent. This according to data collected from registered voters October 13 and 14, and released by Public Policy Polling on October 15. Balter’s two-point lead over the Republican representative of NY24

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The word Defend

During Kentucky’s June 23rd primary, Louisville and the county of Jefferson had exactly one polling location for the county’s 700,000 residents. Jefferson county is home to half of Kentucky’s African American population and a local judge mandated that election officials keep the site open beyond its scheduled close when voters, many who endured traffic delays

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Donald Trump

The Trump administration is the most divisive and destructive in the history of the nation. So there’s only one thing to do: solve it. Democratic Group defeats trumpism. Join us.

“The United States Postal Service shall be operated as a basic and fundamental service provided to the people by the Government of the United States, authorized by the Constitution, created by an Act of Congress, and supported by the people.” 39 U.S.C. §101(a). The United States Postal Service… Processes 48% of the world’s mail. That’s

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Republican Rep, Tom Reed of New York’s 23rd congressional district has refused to debate his Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano. Mitrano’s campaign proposed five debates to Reed, one each in the five district 23 media markets; Binghamton, Buffalo, Elmira-Corning, Rochester and Syracuse. But to date, Reed has flatly refused. On her weekly media call, Mitrano stated

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Elise Stefanik Tedra Cobb

Tedra Cobb, Democratic challenger to Rep. Elise Stefanik in New York’s 21st congressional district, has raised nearly $4 million this cycle. Fundraising for Cobb’s rematch with the three-term incumbent increased dramatically late last fall as Stefanik became the face of Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team. North Country Public Radio’s Julia Ritchie quotes SUNY-Potsdam political scientist

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John Katko Dana Balter

As the November election fast approaches, Covid-19 has intensified voter anxiety about the state of U.S. healthcare. Last night Robert Harding of auburnpub.com published a review of Republican Rep. John Katko and Democratic NY-24 challenger Dana Balter’s healthcare position. The differences could not be more stark. Harding reports that Balter supports a Medicare for All

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Democrat Tracy Mitrano challenges Tom Reed to five debates in her quest to unseat the four-term Republican House representative of New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Mitrano’s choice five debates reflects the five media markets found in the Upstate district. This according to reporting this morning from WSYR-TV. Earlier in the month, Mitrano reported impressive fund

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Joe Biden Donald Trump

Failed responses to a pandemic and social unease continue to drive Trump’s odds of reelection lower as Trump fatigue grows. Recent data indicate that Trump’s failed response to COVID-19 and to social unease that has gripped the nation have further turned voters against the president in key battleground states. In Florida, a must-win state for

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stefanik discussed stone pardon with president

New York representative Elise Stefanik discussed a presidential pardon for Roger Stone with President Trump during an Air Force One flight to Florida on May 27th. Stone, longtime friend and political aid to the president, was convicted of obstruction of justice, lying to Congress and witness tampering on November 15, 2019. He was sentenced to

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Tom Reed immigration

New York Rep. Tom Reed reaffirmed his endorsement of the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policy Thursday when he called for the repeal of New York’s Green Light Law. Reed’s proposal, announced at a Buffalo event on July 9, would allow unprecedented access to New York State records by the Trump administration and the Department of

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Elise Stefanik

Elise Stefanik has not attended meetings of the House Intelligence Committee “for months” according to new reporting by the Albany Times Union. Stefanik, who represents Upstate New York’s 21st Congressional District, has been present for only one of at least seven meetings of the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence since March. Stefanik skipped the committee’s

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Defeat Trumpism

Democratic Group launches its ‘Defeat Trumpism’ campaign this week, its first installment targeting three Republican Upstate New York House representatives: Tom Reed, Elise Stefanik and John Katko. The campaign, which calls out Republican politicians who have refused to hold Donald Trump and his administration accountable for failures, will run on television, in print and on

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Elise Stefanik

New York’s District 21 representative Elise Stefanik travelled to Tulsa, Oklahoma yesterday to speak at the controversial Trump rally that his campaign championed as the official opening of the president’s 2020 reelection bid. Stefanik joined Trump congressional surrogates Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan, Tom Cotton among others at the event. Stefanik’s fierce support for Donald Trump

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REP. ELISE STEFANIK WILL TRAVEL TO TULSA FOR CONTROVERSIAL TRUMP CAMPAIGN RALLY

The Trump campaign announced yesterday that New York representative Elise Stefanik will travel to Tulsa for a controversial Trump campaign rally this weekend. The Tulsa rally, the first Trump campaign rally since early March, has been widely criticized for its potential to spread COVID-19 to 19,000 attendees and to greater Tulsa. Two-term conservative Republican representative

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Democratic candidates lead Republicans in seven races where a Republican currently holds the seat. Four wins give Democrats control of the Senate. Democratic Senate candidates continue to dominate Republican opponents across the country. Seven seats currently held by republicans are leaning Democratic, many with large margins. In Michigan, incumbent Democrat Gary Peters grows his lead

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Martha McSally

Several Democratic Senate candidates in key races expand leads threatening Mitch McConnell’s role as majority leader. As the reaction to the death of George Floyd sparks protests across the country, recent polling shows Democrats gaining in key Senate races. In Maine, four-term Republican moderate Susan Collins trails Sara Gideon by 9 points according to polling

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Donald Trump

As the November presidential election approaches, President Trump and Republicans have begun a full-throated assault on vote-by-mail. Ironically, Trump has probably committed both a crime and voter fraud when he voted by mail with an absentee ballot as a new resident of Florida in the state’s March 17th primary. The basis for this charge, brought

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Trump’s muddled pandemic response is unmasked by the COVID-19 virus itself, attacking his reelection chances and self-image. Nothing represents this failure more than, the mask. Today the president confirmed that a member of the vice president’s staff tested positive to COVID-19. The staff member is Katie Miller, Mike Pence’s press secretary and wife of senior

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COVID-19

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Betting the farm on a strong performance in Super Tuesday contests, former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is in a tight three-way race for the lead in North Carolina. According to the polling analysis website FiveThirtyEight, Bloomberg sits in third place with 19% in FiveThirtyEight’s most recent poll of polls examining the

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Attorney General William Barr spent Valentine’s Day Eve cleaning up the mess that President Trump created with his Twitter feed comments on the prosecution brought against his long-time friend and political advisor Roger Stone. After more tweets raging against the DOJ’s recommended sentencing for Stone, and following years of raging against the Department of Justice,

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Climate Change

It is no secret that bee populations across the world have dropped dramatically in recent years. It turns out that climate change may be killing bees. According to a new study in the journal Science, global warming may account for a nearly 50% drop in bee populations in the past 45 years. The rusty patched

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For the country, the week started with its focus on three events: the Iowa Caucus, the State of the Union and Impeachment. Not surprisingly the president’s twitter feed spent time on all three. After finishing the previous week inaccurately suggesting that the Kansas City Chiefs were based in Kansas (they are in Missouri), Trump hit

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