2020 polls live: latest election updates as Biden ‘neck to neck’ with Trump

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US President Donald Trump in Nevada on Sunday
Early voting has opened in the crucial state of Florida, where Joe Biden currently has a slim 1.4 percentage point lead over Donald Trump.

With 29 Electoral College votes at stake, the president knows he must win his adopted home state to have any chance of remaining in the White House. He would lose ground among the white voters he depended on in 2016, while unexpectedly regaining some credibility with African American and Hispanic citizens.

While Biden’s lead at the national level remains in double digits, his campaign is not getting complacent, with manager Jen O’Malley Dillon warning fans this weekend that ‘this thing is going to fall on the wire’, highlighting the standings neck and neck in Texas and Nevada as a counterpoint to its candidate’s seven-point lead in Georgia.

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Early voting opens in Florida

Despite a heavy downpour, the good people of Florida get up early and will not be dissuaded from voting.

President Trump must return to his home state if he is to have any chance of extending his tenure as prime minister.

A new report from Five thirty-eight warns that he appears to be losing ground among the white voters who brought him to power in 2016, but he is apparently gaining the support of African Americans and Hispanics.

Both demographics are well represented in Florida, which could be key to securing victory in swing’s most integrated state, with 29 Electoral College votes at stake.

Currently, the Real Clear Politics tracker is advancing Biden 1.4 points in the Sunshine State, averaging 48.2% of the vote versus 46.8% for Trump.

Joe Sommerlad19 October 2020 14:30

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A record number of Americans have already voted

While this is impressive in itself, concerns remain about the process and the long lines seen so far are of concern, not least because they make social distancing nearly impossible when the coronavirus reappears in the states again. .

Alex Woodward has the last one.

Joe Sommerlad19 October 2020 12:14

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Ex-vice president takes Georgia lead with tied candidates in Texas

O’Malley Dillon’s warning came as his candidate edged out Trump in Georgia in the latest Quinnipiac poll.

There’s also just a one-point difference between Biden and the president in Red Texas, a state Trump desperately needs to cling to if he is to win but Democrat Beto O’Rourke has made serious forays into. mid-term of 2018 when he took office. Senator Ted Cruz and lost only narrowly.

O’Rourke continues to be an important cheerleader for Biden in the Lone Star State.

His message seems to get through!

Willie Nelson is also doing his best.

Joe SommerladOctober 19, 2020 11:56 AM

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Biden campaign insists neck-to-neck race despite leading polls

Joe Biden could lead Donald Trump by as much as 10 points according to a national poll average, but his campaign is not slowing down, his supporters warned over the weekend that “this thing is going to fall on the wire,” according to one estimate According to the US Elections Project, 28 million Americans have already voted.

“The very searing truth is that Donald Trump can still win this race,” Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said in a note reported by NPR, with opinion polls putting the pair almost at their elbow elbow in crucial swing states such as Nevada, where the Republican president campaigned on Sunday.

“We can’t get complacent because the very burning truth is that Donald Trump can still win this race, and every indication we have shows this thing is going to fall on the wire,” she wrote.

O’Malley Dillon also warned that while their cause sees “strong leads” nationwide, it has only progressed a few points in some key states, including Arizona and North Carolina, and “We have to campaign like we are late”.

“This race is much closer than some of the pundits we see on Twitter and on TV suggest,” O’Malley Dillon wrote.

“In the main states of the battlefield where this election will be decided, we stand shoulder to shoulder with Donald Trump. If we’ve learned anything from 2016, it’s that we can’t underestimate Donald Trump or his ability to reclaim his place in the dissent in the final days. of a campaign, through slander or underhanded tactics at his disposal. ”

Joe Sommerlad19 October 2020 11:33

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Gino Spocchia19 October 2020 10:45

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