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A Republican’s Case for Voting for Clinton

David Frum: “Gestural politics are just ways of evading responsibility. ‘Don’t blame me, I voted for McMullin.’ But choices are judged by their consequences, and the consequences here are stark: If not Hillary, then Trump. If not Trump, then Hillary. [...]

State Poll Roundup: Tuesday

Here are the latest state polls from the presidential race: Minnesota: Clinton 47%, Trump 39%, Johnson 6% (Mason Dixon) North Carolina: Clinton 46%, Trump 39%, Johnson 8% (NYT/Siena)

Senate Democrats Poised to Pick Up 5-7 Seats

Cook Political Report: “History shows that races in the Toss Up column never split down the middle; one party tends to win the lion’s share of them. Since 1998, no party has won less than 67 percent of the seats [...]

Big Democratic Gains Likely In the House

Stuart Rothenberg: “Nathan Gonzales of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report and David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report continue to show Republicans near or over the 218 seats they need to retain House control when they each count safe [...]

Can Clinton Win Texas?

New York Times: “Democrats in the state call it a long shot, but some say they believe she has a chance; Republicans say it will be close but are confident that Mr. Trump will triumph. Political consultants who have both [...]

Michigan Republicans Cancel Election Night Party

“The Michigan Republican Party isn’t throwing a party for activists and elected officials on election night this year, while Michigan Democrats are planning a big bash at the MGM Grand casino in Detroit,” the Detroit News reports. “The two major [...]

Clinton Maintains Lead as GOP Fractures

A new NBC News-Survey Monkey poll finds Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by five points, 46% to 41%, with Gary Johnson at 7% and Jill Stein at 3%. Key findings: 57% of Republican voters see a lasting fracture in the [...]

Clinton Seeks to Run Up the Score

“Hillary Clinton and her allies have an animating aim in the final 14 days of the 2016 contest – drive up the score so dramatically that claims by Donald Trump of Democratic vote-rigging will be rendered inconsequential thanks to the [...]

Kane Sentenced to Prison

Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D) “was sentenced to 10 to 23 months in jail for orchestrating an illegal news leak to damage a political enemy, capping a spectacular downfall for a woman who three years ago was seen [...]

Trump Allies Were Ready to Take Illegal Foreign Donations

“Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is facing a fundraising scandal after a Telegraph investigation exposed how key supporters were prepared to accept illicit donations from foreign backers.” “Senior figures involved with the Great America PAC, one of the leading ‘independent’ groups [...]

Quote of the Day

“Nasty women are tough. Nasty women are smart. And nasty women vote. We nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever.” — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), [...]

Clinton Just Shy of Reaching 50% In New Poll

A new CNN/ORC poll finds Hillary Clinton tops Donald Trump nationally by five points, 49% to 44%, with just 3% backing Gary Johnson and 2% behind Jill Stein. Key finding: “Clinton now stands at 53% among voters under age 45, [...]

Trump Dismisses Accusations by Porn Actress

Donald Trump addressed the latest accusations of inappropriate sexual contact made against him by an adult film performer, CNN reports. Said Trump: “And she’s a porn star. You know, this one that came out recently, ‘he grabbed me and he [...]

Crapo Reverses Himself Again and Will Vote for Trump

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) says he’s voting for Donald Trump after earlier this month rescinding his endorsement, the AP reports.

How Democrats Dominate Early Voting in Nevada

Washington Post: “Katy Perry’s glamor, Tom Steyer’s money, Univision’s megaphone and organized labor’s muscle, along with a late assist from Barack Obama, each helped lubricate Harry Reid’s well-oiled political machine over the past 48 hours.” “The media tends to focus [...]

State Poll Roundup: Monday

Here are the latest state polls from the presidential race: North Carolina: Clinton 47%, Trump 46%, Johnson 4% (Monmouth) North Carolina: Clinton 47%, Trump 44%, Johnson 4% (PPP) North Carolina: Clinton 42%, Trump 41%, Johnson 8% (Lucid) Florida: Clinton 45%, [...]

Sanders Suggests His Emails Could Be Worse

Sen. Bernie Sanders admitted that if his own campaign staff’s emails were to be hacked, they’d contain substantially unflattering messages about Hillary Clinton, the Daily Beast reports. Said Sanders: “Trust me, if they went into our emails — I suppose [...]

Make Your Own Crosstabs

The YouGov Election Model allows you segment voters by demographics, such as age, gender, race and education.

Trump Says Too Much Focus on Accepting Election Results

Donald Trump said “too much is being made about his refusal to say during the final presidential debate that he would accept the outcome of the election,” Politico reports. Said Trump: “Yes, I think too much is being made. But, [......

Sanders Will Keep Pressure on Clinton

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a loyal soldier for Hillary Clinton since he conceded the Democratic nomination, told the Washington Post he “plans to push liberal legislation with like-minded senators with or without Clinton’s support if she is elected— and to aggressively [...]

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