Category Archives: US Elections

POLITICS: US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead – Trump or Biden? – BBC News

Promo image showing Joe Biden and Donald Trump

Voters in America will decide on 3 November whether Donald Trump remains in the White House for another four years.

The Republican president is being challenged by Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden, who is best known as Barack Obama’s vice-president but has been in US politics since the 1970s.

As election day approaches, polling companies will be trying to gauge the mood of the nation by asking voters which candidate they prefer.

We’ll be keeping track of those polls here and trying to work out what they can and can’t tell us about who will win the election.


US Elections 2020: Why Trump cannot delay the election + plus truth about mail-in voting

The president suggested postponing the presidential election in a tweet on Thursday July 30, but he doesn’t have that power

Donald Trump boards Air Force One in Maryland on 29 July.

Donald Trump boards Air Force One in Maryland on 29 July. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

in New York – The Guardian – Published onThu 30 Jul 2020 18.18 BST

No. The president cannot act on his own to move the date of the election. The constitution gives state legislatures and Congress the ability to set the dates of elections. It does not give the president any power to do so.          Continue reading

US Politics: The eight questions that will shape the last 100 days of the presidential campaign

Busines Insider – Friday July 24, 2020 – Commentary

Donald Trump versus Joe Biden

The election is 100 days from Sunday. This has been the weirdest of all presidential campaigns — hardly a campaign at all. Joe Biden, who seemingly has not left his basement since March, has quietly issued extraordinarily vast and progressive policy proposals.

President Trump meanwhile has been talking about all kinds of weird things, notably the dementia test he took and the urban invasions he is ordering. The pandemic rages, recession shadows the country, and Americans have scarcely noticed that we’ve entered a very, very cold war with China.

It promises to be a strange and sad sprint to November. Here are the eight things we’ll be watching in the next 100 days.        Continue reading

US Politics: Trump refuses to commit to accepting election result as Biden enjoys poll lead

in New York  @MartinPengelly – 
  • President refuses to say whether he will accept election result
  • President Trump goes golfing on Sunday July 19, 2020

    Repeats claim that virus is ‘going to disappear, and I’ll be right’


Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by 15% among registered voters nationally and holds a 20-point lead when it comes to who Americans trust to handle the coronavirus pandemic, according to a major poll out on Sunday.

In the same ABC News/Washington Post poll, Biden led by two points in March and 10 points in May. Now, among respondents who said they will certainly vote in November, Biden leads by 11%.

Fox News also released a poll on Sunday. It put Biden ahead on coronavirus, race relations and the economy and eight points up nationally.      Continue reading

Guyana: COVID-19: Curfew hours reduced, outside dining permitted; govt workers to resume work

The Stabroek Market area at about 6 PM when the curfew starts

Even as Guyana recorded its 19th coronavirus-related death on Thursday, the National COVID-19 Task Force has announced plans to implement the third phase of it’s reopening proposal which will see current curfew hours extended, and private and public sector employees returning to work on a rotation basis.

The task force confirmed that the new phase will take effect from Saturday, July 18 and continue until July 31, 2020.  Continue reading

US Politics: Biden and Trump on Venezuela: Two Sides of the Same Coin – Opinion

 Thursday, July 09, 2020 by 

Biden’s policies are the same policies and exact rhetoric used by the Trump administration.

Photo: A January 2015 meeting between Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and Vice President Biden—unlikely to be repeated if Biden wins the presidency. (Photo: AP)

The Biden campaign held an online event on Wednesday, July 8 pitched as the former Vice President’s “vision for Venezuela and Venezuelans in the U.S.” Spoiler alert: his vision for Venezuela barely differs from President Trump. This event, which didn’t merit an appearance from Biden himself, was aimed at getting Venezuelan-Americans to volunteer for “Uncle Joe”, as Representative Darren Soto (D-Fl) called him.            Continue reading

US Politics: Biden and Trump agree: November election could be corrupt

FILE PHOTO – In this May 28, 2020, file photo a voter casts her mail-in ballot at in a drop box in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election. Just over four months before Election Day, President Donald Trump is escalating his efforts to delegitimize the upcoming presidential election. Last week he made a startling, and unfounded, claim that 2020 will be “the most corrupt election in the history of our country.” (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump and his challenger, Joe Biden, have found something they agree on: The November election could be rife with corruption because of how officials handle the voting process.  Continue reading

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