President Donald Trump says he is seeking a new state to host the Republican National Convention after host North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.
Voters navigated curfews and health concerns in a slate of primary contests on Tuesday that tested the nation's ability to host elections amid dueling crises and moved Joe Biden closer to formally clinching the Democratic presidential nomination.
The widespread protests and outcry following the incident have increased pressure on Biden to choose a black woman.
“The original sin of this country still stains our nation today,” Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said.
The ruling comes after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a petition to the Court to order local officials to follow Texas election laws regarding mail-in ballots.
Pres. Trump is threatening to move the RNC if the convention won't be held at full attendance, and Houston-area Republicans support him.
Joe Biden said Tuesday that wearing a mask in public to combat the spread of the coronavirus is a sign of leadership.
President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state’s Democratic governor doesn’t immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August. In response, Florida Republicans offered to be the host.
The appearance was a milestone in a presidential campaign that has largely been frozen by the coronavirus outbreak (http://www.coronavirusnow.com/).
“If you’ve got a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or for Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said in an online interview with prominent black radio personality Charlamagne Tha God.
Those in support of the voting by mail order argue that anyone with a fear of contracting COVID-19 should be allowed to claim a “disability” and vote by mail.
Democratic candidate Joe Biden says that if he wins the presidency he will not use his power to pardon Donald Trump or stop any investigations of Trump and his associates.
With social distancing guidelines possibly curtailing in-person voting at the polls in November, states are drawing up plans to rely more heavily on a mail-in system that has until now seen only limited use.
A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds Democrats are now much more likely than Republicans to support their state conducting elections exclusively by mail, 47% to 29%, according to the Associated Press.
Joe Biden said he’d choose Michelle Obama to be his running mate if she expressed interest, though he also downplayed the idea — saying he doubts the former first lady wants to live anywhere near the White House again.
The Massachusetts Democrat made the announcement on Twitter.
Former President Barack Obama endorsed Biden in a video on Tuesday.
Joe Biden emerged victorious Monday in Wisconsin’s Democratic presidential primary.
Bernie Sanders endorsed his former rival Joe Biden for president on Monday in a joint online appearance.
A former aide to Joe Biden is accusing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of sexually assaulting her during the early 1990s when he was a senator.