Latino voters are going to be key in 2020—and they care deeply about the climate

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Compared to other groups, Latino voters are more worried about the crisis, more willing to take action, and more likely to say they will vote for a candidate because of their stance on climate change. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in a dead heat in Texas, a state that has swung Republican in every presidential election since 1976. If Biden pulls off the unthinkable and defeats Trump in Texas, it will be by mobilizing Latino voters. Read Full Story

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This is the one election chart I’m going to keep refreshing all day

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We know how last night went. Here’s something to keep in mind today. Last night did not prove to be the Election Day landslide for Joe Biden that many analysts had thought possible, or even probable. Democrats voted early, yes. But Donald Trump more than put up a fight, bringing new voters to the polls and wooing Hispanic and Latino voters. Now, as the world awaits the full voting results of states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, the question is: Can Biden still surge and win this thing? Read Full Story

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Joe Biden wins the presidential race, defeating Donald Trump

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Multiple major decision desks are now officially projecting a Biden-Harris victory. After several days of furious ballot counting, multiple major decision desks have now called the 2020 presidential race for former Vice President Joe Biden, bringing a higher degree of certainty and much-anticipated relief to an election that saw record participation from American voters despite a multitude of converging national crises. Read Full Story

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Do debates matter? Do they change minds about elections? Here’s what the data say

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Most voters have made up their minds by now, and past research suggests debates have only a negligible ability to sway. As Donald Trump and Joe Biden prepare to face off for their first of three presidential debates , perhaps you are asking yourself: What’s the point? Do televised debates actually manage to change people’s minds in an election when the two major candidates are so starkly different? Are that many voters still undecided? Do debates even matter? Read Full Story

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We have the technology to fight manipulated images and videos. It’s time to use it.

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Here’s what it will take to combat visual mis- and disinformation online, according to the CEO of image verification platform Truepic and an advisor to the company. Although the U.S. Presidential election has passed, we can expect that visual mis- and dis-information will continue to pull and tear at our social fabric. In the last weeks of the Presidential campaign we saw manipulated video of Joe Biden purportedly greeting the wrong state and altered images of prominent celebrities supposedly wearing “Trump 2020” hats. More sophisticated uses of synthetic media were used to generate a fabricated identity of an alleged security investigator and propel a fraudulent report on Hunter Biden. Although these efforts were eventually debunked, they garnered national attention and were seen by hundreds of thousands of potential voters. It is clear that manipulated media is being weaponized to amplify misleading content and polarize our society. Read Full Story

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Dominion Voting Systems seems awful close to suing the Trump campaign for defamation

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The practically unknown Denver company was harmed after being thrust into the middle of a wild vote-switching conspiracy cooked up to explain Trump’s loss. For weeks Dominion Voting Systems has stood by as attorneys Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and other Trump proxies cast it as the center of a wild conspiracy theory : that its software was used to switch votes from Trump to Biden on election night. The baseless theory, which probably emerged from QAnon circles , was used as one of the primary narratives to allege voter fraud and explain Trump’s loss. Read Full Story

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Biden campaign manager: Public polling failed because people inflated their education

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White, low-education Trump voters may have escaped pollsters by hiding themselves behind diplomas they never received, suggests Jen O’Malley Dillon. During an invitation-only virtual event Thursday, Joe Biden’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, said public pollsters may have underestimated support for Donald Trump in part because respondents said they were more educated than they really were. That may have reduced the sample of nondegreed Trump supporters and increased the need for public pollsters to use statistical weighting to estimate the impact of those voters on election results. Read Full Story

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How activists have geared up to stop Trump from disrupting the ballot count

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From street protests to lobbying social media, activists prepared a wide variety of tactics to counteract the president’s ability to throw doubt on the election or interfere with tabulating the results. In the first presidential debate, President Trump was asked if he would pledge not to declare victory until the election was independently certified. He notably didn’t say yes and instead made baseless claims about voter fraud. On November 4, unsurprisingly, Trump prematurely claimed that he had won. On November 5, he called for states to stop counting votes, even though he was behind Biden in enough states to give Biden an Electoral College victory. Read Full Story

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Why were the polls so far off again? Trump voters are near impossible to predict

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There’s something about Trump supporters that bedevils the efforts of pollsters. As the results came in for Florida on Tuesday night, many Democrats had a sinking feeling that Donald Trump was once again on the way to an upset win. They’d been hoping for a decisive Biden win on election night, and for Democrats to flip the Senate. Their hopes were by no means unfounded—they’d been consuming a steady diet of poll numbers pointing to those things for weeks, months. Read Full Story

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Joe Biden widens electoral vote lead against Donald Trump in decisive presidential race

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With Georgia added to his tally, Biden would have 306 electoral votes compared to Trump’s 232. President-elect Joe Biden widened his electoral vote lead against incumbent President Donald Trump on Friday after multiple decision desks called the state of Georgia in his favor. NBC News, CNN, and The New York Times made the call with projections that would add the state’s 16 electoral votes to the former vice president’s tally, giving him a total of 306 compared to Trump’s 232. Read Full Story

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