JUICE – Florida Politics’ Juicy Read -9.14.20 – Shameful NFL Season Starts – Defund Police Effort Could Derail Democrats – Biden, Israel, Bahrain, and More…
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JUICE – Florida Politics’ Juicy Read -9.14.20 – Shameful NFL Season Starts – Defund Police Effort Could Derail Democrats – Biden, Israel, Bahrain, and More…

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All Lives Matter, Even in Professional Sports

The NFL season kicked off this weekend and the only word I could find to describe the start is sickening.

This league has gone overboard in embracing this whole Black Lives Matter bullsh*t and has ruined its brand in doing so.

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Those of you who watched any of the games know what I am talking about as promo after promo in support of the Marxist and criminal BLM movement streamed across the TV screen.

Oh, and for the record, the lowly Dolphins lost, as did the Buccaneers. Tom Brady had a rough day, to say the least. 

The Jaguars won lead by the efforts of Quarterback Gardner ‘porn-stache’ Minishew.

Support the racist BLM movement and for defunding police will sink Biden’s campaign. READ MORE

Democrats Speechless

After President Trump announced that he brokered a peace deal between Bahrain and Israel, Democrats around the country were rendered speechless and struggled to find words to express their support for the negotiations without having to give Trump credit. 

Some even tried to give the Obama administration credit for the deal that was struck on August 13, 2020.

The day before the announcement, Vice President Joe Biden said that Trump’s policy in the Middle East was dangerous for Israel. Well, that’s not true, is it? READ MORE

 

 

US Rep Kathy Castor @USRepKCastor – If President Trump truly meant what he said, he would call for Senate passage of the bipartisan Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act that passed the House in September of 2019 to make permanent the ban on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. #ProtectOurCoast

Rep. Val Demings @RepValDemings –Racism has been the ghost in the room, not just in one system but in all systems. Until we deal with inequality in health care, education, housing, lending, policing, and all things, we will never get where we need to be.

Rep. Ted Deutch @RepTedDeutch –Eligible unemployed Floridians can now receive addt’l help. But this benefit may not last long & Floridians still facing economic hardship need longer-term solutions. The Senate must pass the #HeroesAct that’ll extend addt’l $600 in federal unemployment benefits until January.

Rep. Stephanie Murphy @RepStephMurphy –These reports continue to demonstrate just how much voters are unwisely kept in the dark by our government about election meddling and how this confusion only serves to destabilize trust in our democracy.

Mario Diaz-Balart @MarioDB –I’ve had multiple convos with the admin, joined several letters urging action, & my office has participated in the public hearings to highlight the significance of this issue for #FL. Food security is more important than ever & this is a result of bipartisan, bicameral efforts.

Rep. Donna E. Shalala @RepShalala –There is no Labor Day without organized labor.Thank you to all our union brothers and sisters in the movement for all the important work you do.

 

 

 

 

 

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Democrats say Americans shouldn’t ‘have to pay to vote’ <<< More bad news for FL Dems.

“DeSantis Wins Court Decision Over Felon’s Voting Rights” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit announced today that ex-felons failed to prove that the voting requirements in Florida amount to an unconstitutional poll tax. Amendment 4, which passed in the 2018 midterm elections with more than 65% of the vote, restored the voting rights of ex-felons that had “completed all of the terms of their sentences.” Republican leadership argues that this includes fines and fees that are associated with their convictions, which is an argument that has received pushback from voters in the state. With the passing of amendment 4, as many as 1.5 million Floridians were expected to have their voting rights restored. In a statement from Chief Judge William Pryor, Pryor commented that ex-felons “complained that this requirement violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as applied to felons who cannot afford to pay the required amounts and that it imposes a tax on voting in violation of the Twenty-Fourth Amendment,” “that the laws governing felon re-enfranchisement and voter fraud are void in vagueness; and that Florida has denied them procedural due to process by adopting requirements that make it difficult for them to determine whether they are eligible to vote.”

“Trump Announces Bahrain Joining UAE In Signing On To Peace Deal With Israel” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama – President Trump on Friday announced that he has brokered another huge Middle East deal to establish full diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Israel, the second such breakthrough agreement in less than a month between an Arab nation and Israel. “On this occasion, I want to thank the leaders of Israel and Bahrain for their vision and courage to forge this historic agreement,” Trump said announcing the historic deal from the Oval Office Friday afternoon. “The leadership is proving that the future can be filled with hope and does not need to be predetermined by conflicts of the past. We know all about the conflicts of the past, they’re very legendary. There was a lot of problems going on but we’ve been able to work things out to a level that nobody thought possible. This is really something very special, very, very special.” “This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. Opening direct dialogue and ties between these two dynamic societies and advanced economies will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase stability, security and prosperity in the region,” Trump said in a joint statement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and King Hamad bin Isa Salman al-Khalifa of Bahrain,” Trump added.

“Biden Admits Trump’s USMCA Is ‘Better Than NAFTA’” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden admitted Thursday in an interview with CNN that President Trump’s United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) is “better than NAFTA.” In an interview with CNN’s “The Lead” anchor Jake Tapper pointed out the time when former President Barack Obama as he was his running mate, both promised during the campaign trail that they would renegotiate NAFTA. “He renegotiated NAFTA. When you ran for president and Barack Obama ran for president you both said you would renegotiate NAFTA. Nancy Pelosi said the USMCA, which President Trump signed into law is a, quote, a victory for America’s workers. Does he deserve credit for that?” Tapper asked Biden in an exclusive CNN interview. “No, I think. Remember, he wasn’t the one that pushed that particular one that passed. The House amended the bill, amended the bill. It’s a big deal,” Biden replied, refusing to admit Trump deserves credit and that he only “amended it.” “Because we had a Republican Congress that wouldn’t go along with us renegotiating,” Biden said in response. Tapper repeatedly pressed Biden to give Trump the credit he deserves for the deal replacing NAFTA, but the former Vice President wouldn’t budge.

President Trump Commemorates September 11 At Flight 93 Memorial” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama – President Trump commemorated the 19th anniversary of September 11 Friday morning at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Delivering a patriotic sobering speech honoring the Flight 93 victims, Trump said the 40 passengers and crew members who died after battling hijackers will forever be an “everlasting reminder that no matter the danger, no matter the threat, no matter the odds, America will always rise up, stand tall and fight back.” Nineteen years ago, on this day, at this very hour, on this field, 40 brave men and women triumphed over terror and gave their lives in defense of our nation. Their names and their stories are forever inscribed on the eternal roll call of American heroes,” Trump said. “Today, we pay tribute to their sacrifice, and we mourn deeply for the nearly 3,000 precious and beautiful souls who were taken from us on September 11th, 2001.” “The heroes of Flight 93 are an everlasting reminder that no matter the danger, no matter the threat, no matter the odds, America will always rise up, stand tall, and fight back,” Trump added. Trump extended the “unwavering love, support and devotion of all Americans” to family members of 9/11 victims, saying the courage and resolve of those killed on Flight 93 was the “only thing that stood between the enemy and a deadly strike at the heart of American Democracy.”

“Biden says he pulled down Ads on 9/11, but didn’t” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres – Just as former Vice President Joe Biden announced that he would suspend or pull-down “all advertising today” out of respect for the 9/11 remembrance, BOOM! an ad streams across the TV on the Fox News channel. “I’m not going to be talking about anything other than 9/11. It’s a solemn day, and that’s how we’re gonna keep it.” Notes his campaign pulled down all advertising today. He and Jill will visit the 9/11 Memorial in NYC and Shanksville, PA. There’s more… In looking at Biden’s Twitter handle, none of the ads posted have been pulled down, including the most recent “pinned tweet.”

“Remember 9/11 and how Ilhan Omar disrespected the memories of those who died” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres – On September 11, 2001, 3,000 people lost their lives at the hands of a group of Islamic terrorists committed to indoctrinating the world into their twisted and evil ideology. Progressive Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar horrific and insensitive remark that “some people did something” will forever be remembered as a dark stain on the remembrance of the greatest Islamic terrorist attack on U.S. soil. CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”- Rep. Ilhan Omar. About a year and a half after she made that ill-advised and hurtful statement, Rep. Omar is trying to walk it back, and still refused to denounce the radical Islamic ideology that directly influenced the attack “19 years later, we remember the lives and loved ones of all who died from the deadliest terror attack in our history,” tweeted Omar Today, let us also unite behind a vision of a brighter future for our country and world — a future without violence or endless wars, full of justice and peace. Omar is not alone in denouncing radical Islamic terrorism. Former President Barack Obama refused to call acts of terror by individuals of Islamic background as being radical Islamic attacks.

“Scott Says Dems Stalled Relief Bill for “Political Stunt”” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina – Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) sat down with Fox Business to discuss his disappointment with Senate Democrats, arguing that they “blocked yet another attempt to pass a COVID-19 relief package, which would have provided targeted support to individuals and businesses struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic.” The package in question would have been a $300 billion coronavirus stimulus package, and the bill was shut down in a 52-47 vote. The proposal, called the Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act also included unemployment benefits for Americans that are out of work, it included additional funding for schools and liability protections for healthcare and business facilities. In his interview, the Florida lawmaker commented that “It’s about Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer believing, politically, they’re better off without a bill.” Moreover, the former Florida Governor expressed that “they really believe that not having a bill is better for them in November, and that’s why we don’t have it.”

“Florida may not be eligible for additional weeks of lost wages assistance” by Wink News’ Sara Girard and Briana Harvath – Three extra weeks. That’s what FEMA says some people collecting unemployment can receive in jobless benefits, but Floridians may not be eligible. We already got the first three weeks of lost wages assistance, so why can’t Floridan’s collect the rest? Basically, it boils down to how the state pays out its benefits. But in order for Florida to qualify for those extra benefits, we have to maintain 25% of claims paid weekly coming from state unemployment benefits. Those benefits last 12 weeks. As time goes by and those weeks run out, eligible people can keep collecting benefits with federal dollars. The problem is, fewer people are collecting state dollars, meaning we may not meet the 25% threshold to collect all six weeks of additional money. “We think we’re going to be able to get the fourth week, which we would like to do, but we’re not sure we’re going to be able to get the fifth week. I would like to do it,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.

“Mike Bloomberg puts up $100M to turn Florida tide to Biden” by Newsdays’ William Goldschlag and Dan Janison – Florida, with its 29 electoral votes, is the biggest swing state up for grabs between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Mike Bloomberg announced Sunday he will toss in at least $100 million to help tip the scales in Biden’s favor. Trump narrowly won Florida in 2016, but recent polls indicate either a tie or a small, fragile Biden lead. If the president loses the Sunshine State, and one of more of the Midwestern states that he won four years ago but are tipping against him now, his path to reelection with at least 270 electoral votes becomes very narrow. Now Bloomberg, after holding back for months on pledges to spend big against Trump, is looking to shut the door. The multibillionaire’s money will be spent through Democratic groups, including Bloomberg’s Independence USA, to be used to boost voter turnout for Biden. A news release said “communicating with Hispanic voters will be a key part” of Bloomberg’s effort. Biden has struggled among the state’s Latino population. “Voting starts on Sept. 24 in Florida, so the need to inject real capital in that state quickly is an urgent need,” said Bloomberg adviser Kevin Sheekey. “Mike believes that by investing in Florida, it will allow campaign resources and other Democratic resources to be used in other states, in particular the state of Pennsylvania.” Bloomberg’s aim is to prompt enough early voting that a pro-Biden result would be evident soon after the polls close, The Washington Post reported. “It would give lie to what we expect to be Trump’s election-night messaging that Democrats are stealing the election, because unlike other battleground states, Florida counts its absentee ballots on or by Election Day,” Bloomberg adviser Howard Wolfson said.

“Ban on ‘saggy pants’ overturned after 13 years in South Florida city” by Associated Press – After 13 years, a South Florida city has overturned a ban on “saggy pants” — bottoms that reveal the wearer’s underwear. The Opa-locka City Commission voted Wednesday on a 4-1 vote to repeal both the original 2007 legislation and a 2013 ordinance that said women, not just men, could receive civil citations for wearing pants that exposed their undergarments. The Miami Herald reports that the vote was a first reading of the repeal, meaning it will need to be approved again at a subsequent commission meeting before it’s official. But the item was co-sponsored by four of the five commissioners. Around the city, which is northeast of Miami, signs still warn folks of the ordinance. They showing an image of two young men wearing pants below their waists and featuring the words: “No ifs, ands or butts … It’s the city law!” “I was never in support of it, even as a resident,” Vice Mayor Chris Davis, who sponsored the repeal, told the Miami Herald. “I felt it disproportionately affected a certain segment of our population, which is young, African-American men.” When the ordinance was first passed, the ACLU of Florida called it a “ridiculous waste of public resources,” saying it would “impose overly harsh penalties for victimless behavior” and disproportionately affect Black youths.

“South Florida To Join State’s Phase 2 Reopening, But With Restrictions” by CBS Miami’s Jessica Vallejo – Monday marks the beginning of Phase 2 statewide. Gov. Ron Desantis announced just days ago that South Florida could join the rest of the state. “I’m announcing that effective Monday, both Broward and Miami-Dade counties will be moved into Phase 2,” DeSantis said. Phase 2 statewide allows gyms, shops, hair and nail salons, along with restaurants, to operate at 75% capacity. Bars and nightclubs can open at 50%, except for South Florida because county leaders have decided to take a slower approach. “Bars are not going to be open,” said Broward Mayor Dale Holness. “Let me be clear, Miami-Dade County will not be opening up bars and nightclubs,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez. Counties are allowed to be stricter, and thus Miami-Dade and Broward will not follow all state recommendations. South Florida is still working to slow the spread. And they’re waiting to see if Labor Day had an impact. Miami-Dade’s two-week average positivity rate for new cases is 5.92%. In Broward, it’s 3.81%.

“Florida Lt. Gov. says Biden falling behind in Latino votes because Trump ‘has delivered’ in community” by Fox News’ Angelica Stabile – Presidential nominee Joe Biden is falling behind in Latino voter support in the key swing state of Florida, which Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez told “Fox & Friends Weekend” is because of Trump’s approval within the community. “You have a president that has delivered, has kept his promises and has really authored a great chapter in terms of [record-low] Latino unemployment … homeownership on the rise,” she said. In contrast, she said, Biden has lacked campaigning in Florida and simply doesn’t stand for what Latino voters represent and value. “Latinos care about faith, they care about family and they care about freedom,” she said. “And Joe Biden doesn’t stand for any of those things.” Nunez said the president has “demonstrated his commitment” to the community by taking action and delivering results. She said Biden’s plan to raise taxes on 80% of families, plus his intentions to defund the police, won’t go over well with Latinos. “Latinos do not want to see their families in peril when they go out the door, when they go to restaurants they don’t want to be accosted by rioters,” she said. “This president has stood strong in the face of dictators,” she added. “And I think Joe Biden, the likes of Bernie Sanders, AOC, will simply cower to global progressives and to despots and dictators.”

 

 

 

 

 

 “Trump calls for swift justice in shooting of ambushed deputies as manhunt intensifies in LA” by Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly – President Trump argued on Sunday for tougher criminal sentencing guidelines and faster courts as the manhunt continues for the suspect in the shooting of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies over the weekend. Trump, who was speaking at a roundtable campaign event in Las Vegas, used Saturday’s gruesome shooting to highlight his campaign’s “law and order” message, while also calling out Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as weak on crime. “He’s not strong for law and order and everybody knows that,” Trump said of Biden during at a “Latinos for Trump” event. “When you see a scene like happened just last night in California with the two police people – a woman, a man – shot at stone cold short range.” The president added: “We’re looking for him…and when we find that person, we’ve got to get much faster with our courts and we’ve got to get much tougher with our sentencing.” Authorities in southern California were searching for the suspect who shot and critically wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who were sitting in their squad car early Saturday evening. There is currently a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

“Stimulus deal unlikely until after the election” by CNN’s Lauren Fox and Phil Mattingly – With fewer than two months until the election, the odds for a massive stimulus compromise intended to help bolster small businesses, provide additional unemployment benefits and give more money to schools as they adapt amid the coronavirus pandemic have fallen practically to zero. “Well, looking to the House and for that matter our colleagues across the aisle — it’s a sort of a dead end street, and very unfortunate, but it is what it is,” Sen. Pat Roberts, a Republican from Kansas, told reporters. This week not a single Democrat voted for the Republicans’ scaled-back stimulus plan and no leadership-level negotiations between Republicans and Democrats ensued. Instead, Congress is turning its focus now to simply passing a short-term spending bill by the end of the month aimed at keeping the government funded and then heading home for the election. Asked if the stimulus negotiations were officially dead, Sen. Dick Shelby, a Republican from Alabama, told reporters, “It looks that way.” “You never know around here. Sometimes things look bleak and they’re revived, and so forth. We thought the scaled-down version was a good bill, a good timing and everything else. The Democrats obviously thought otherwise. That’s all we can do, is tee it up and go with it,” Shelby said. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put it this way: “I wish I could tell you we were going to get another package but it doesn’t look that good right now.”

“China Restricts U.S. Diplomats’ Movements in Latest Tit-for-Tat” by WSJ’s Chun Han Wong – Beijing said it has imposed restrictions on American diplomats in China to retaliate against Washington’s recent move to curb activities of Chinese diplomats in the U.S. On Friday, China’s Foreign Ministry said it recently sent a diplomatic note announcing “reciprocal restrictions” on the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and American consulates across the country, including the one in Hong Kong. The measures apply to senior diplomats and all other personnel at these U.S. missions, the ministry said, without giving details on the curbs imposed. The U.S. State Department said last week it would require senior Chinese diplomats in the U.S. to get approval for visits to American university campuses and meetings with local government officials, while Chinese diplomatic missions must also get permission to host cultural events outside of their facilities with audiences larger than 50 people. China’s Foreign Ministry described those restrictions as the latest in a series of curbs that the U.S. started imposing last October, and condemned them as severe violations of international law. It said its own measures were a “legitimate and necessary response to the erroneous U.S. moves,” and called on Washington to “lift the unreasonable restrictions.” Friday’s announcement marked the latest diplomatic tit-for-tat exchange in a fast-fraying U.S.-China relationship. In recent months, Washington has announced a number of measures that American officials said were aimed at preventing China from exploiting diplomatic privileges, prompting Beijing to respond each time with what it called equivalent countermeasures.

“A Biden Justice Department Would Shift Vastly From Trump’s” by WSJ’s Sabrina Siddiqui and Sadie Gurman – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has pledged, if elected, to transform American policing, using the Justice Department’s power to hold entire cities accountable for police misconduct and advocate passage of legislation lowering the bar for filing civil-rights cases against police officers. “The nation is really reckoning with racial justice and civil rights, and so going back and reinstating a bunch of what has been eroded isn’t going to be enough,” said Vanita Gupta, who ran the department’s civil-rights division in the Obama administration and is now head of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, an advocacy group. “This would really be an opportunity to bring fresh vision, new energy, a commitment to civil rights across the board that really goes beyond and meets the current moment.” That would be an about-face from a Trump administration philosophy that saw a much more limited role for the federal government in civil-rights enforcement. As is the case on other major policy and issues, Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden are offering voters sharply divergent views on racial bias in law enforcement and how the government should respond to ongoing protests across the country. Attorney General William Barr and Jeff Sessions, Mr. Trump’s first attorney general, significantly curtailed wide-ranging federal investigations of police departments, known as pattern and practice probes, believing it was unfair for the Justice Department to force expensive reforms on local taxpayers. The administration has focused instead on providing police departments with money and resources for curbing violent crime.

“Biden argues he’s in better shape than Trump: ‘Just look at us’” by Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden went on the offensive on Sunday in the war of words between him and President Trump over who the fittest man – both mentally and physically – to lead the country. As the fitness feud between the two septuagenarians heats up as Election Day quickly approaches, Biden asked the American public to take a good look at him and Trump, and decide who’s in better shape. “When it comes to Donald Trump versus me: Just look at us. Okay? Just look at us,” Biden said during an interview on CNN. “Who seems to be in shape? Who’s able to move around?” Biden, who has been nicknamed “sleepy Joe” by Trump, laughed off the president’s derogatory remark and vowed to release any information on his health. “This idea of slow Joe — anyway,” Biden said. ““Donald Trump, just look at us both, watch us, and determine whether or not you think I’m misleading anyone — not you personally, but the public.” He added: “I guarantee you I will be totally transparent in terms of my health and all aspects of my health.” Biden has had to constantly defend himself against attacks over his age and mental fitness from Trump and allies. In an interview shortly after announcing Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate, Biden defended his capabilities after months of Trump deriding him over gaffes and verbal screw-ups while on the campaign trail.

“Top Senate Republicans pressing for investigation on Mueller team phones being ‘wiped’” by CNN’s Dan Berman and Veronica Stracqualursi – Two top Senate Republicans are pressing Justice Department officials to investigate whether special counsel Robert Mueller’s team violated federal record keeping laws during a probe by the Justice Department’s watchdog into the FBI’s Russia investigation. Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Friday pointed to a recent Freedom of Information Act release from the Justice Department that shows at least 27 instances of phones assigned to Mueller’s team being “wiped” or reset for various reasons, including 15 due to passcodes forgotten or being entered too many times. In a letter to the Justice Department and FBI, Grassley questioned whether it was a “widespread intentional effort” given the “number of times and the stated reasons for the deletions.” He demanded that DOJ turn over all phone records from the Mueller team and any recovered records to the committee. Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson asked that DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz to investigate the matter and whether any wrongdoing occurred.

The Justice Department told CNN it was reviewing Grassley’s letter. A representative for Mueller declined to comment. According to the DOJ records released this week in response to a FOIA petition by Judicial Watch and reviewed by CNN, Andrew Weissmann, who was the top prosecutor on Mueller’s team, is listed twice on separate dates. One record states: “AAW accidentally wiped cell phone — data lost”: a second states: “entered password too many times and wiped his phone.”

“How could Mueller team phones be ‘accidentally’ wiped clean?” by Fox News’ Angelica Stabile – The DOJ’s records have revealed that at least a dozen phones from the Robert Mueller investigative team were wiped clean “accidentally,” a move The Cyber Guy Kurt Knutsson told “Fox & Friends Weekend” is easy to manually do on your own. “All of us have that power,” he said. “Whether you have an Android, an iPhone, any tablet, or a Windows PC or a Mac.” The documents reportedly showed that lawyer James Quarles’ phone “wiped itself” clean without any interference. Mueller deputy Andrew Weissman claimed his phone was “accidentally wiped” after entering the wrong passcode too many times. According to a 2018 report from the Department of Justice, large gaps of missing information were blamed on the flawed systems of the FBI. Knutsson explained their platforms lacked the ability to capture information from older phones like some Samsungs. Some devices that are issued by an organization or a company, he explained, do not allow users to control their stored data and offer “no way” of deleting it without company authorization. “This report actually found that there was no malintent,” he said. “Nobody tried to delete a phone, at least there’s no evidence of that. But it does wake up the whole idea about who’s in control of our data and would we allow or want somebody, such as an agent or an investigator, to have the ability to take away data from their own device that’s being used in an official capacity.”

“Colorado secretary of state sues USPS over election mailers she says misleads state’s voters” by CNN’s Kelly Mena, Leslie Perrot and Kristen Holmes – Colorado’s secretary of state filed a lawsuit on Saturday against the US Postal Service, embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and other USPS officials over a pre-election mailer that includes information she says will mislead voters in the state. The pre-election mailers, meant to inform Americans about voting by mail, advise voters to request a vote-by-mail ballot at least 15 days before Election Day and to return the official ballot at least seven days before. Those guidelines, however, don’t align with Colorado’s election policies. “These false statements will confuse Colorado voters, likely causing otherwise-eligible voters to wrongly believe that they may not participate in the upcoming election. This attempt at voter suppression violates the United States Constitution and federal statutes and must be stopped immediately,” the complaint from Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold and filed in Federal District Court states. The lawsuit asks for a temporary restraining order to stop delivery of mailers that have yet to be delivered. The suit adds to growing concern over election mailers ahead of November that has led some officials to levy allegations of attempted voter suppression. Some mailers from official sources and third-party groups meant to help voters with the absentee and mail-in voting process are causing confusion for voters. The USPS has been sending out mass mailers with voting information, but in states like Colorado that conduct their elections entirely by mail-in ballots, the boilerplate information is not accurate.

“Trump to Campaign in Battleground Nevada, Site of Narrow Loss in 2016” by WSJ’s Eliza Collins and Catherine Lucey – President Trump planned to campaign this weekend in Nevada, as he makes a play for a state he narrowly lost four years ago and which some Democrats worry could be within his reach. Mr. Trump is set to appear at an airport rally south of Reno and public events in Las Vegas. The campaign sees Nevada as a pickup opportunity, stressing his narrow loss in 2016 and internal polls that aides say show his approval rating improving there. Allies of former Vice President Joe Biden say they are taking nothing for granted and have a robust organizing effort in the state, but liberal activists are sounding alarms about the Democratic nominee’s support among Latino voters. There has been little public polling in Nevada, but most political analysts say it narrowly favors Democrats. On Thursday, the nonpartisan Cook Political Report raised its assessment of Republicans’ chances in Nevada, saying the state leans Democratic rather than calling it a likely Democratic win. The western clash comes as both presidential candidates campaign in competitive states after a summer in which the coronavirus pandemic prevented much travel. Mr. Biden leads in national and many state polls, but his advantage is slim in some of the battlegrounds. Nevada, which offers six electoral votes, could play a crucial role if there is a close finish. “This is a state that the president only lost by 27,000 votes,” Trump deputy campaign manager Justin Clark said on a conference call with reporters earlier in the week. “The president’s got a real opportunity in Nevada.” Democratic State Sen. Yvanna Cancela, who represents Las Vegas and is a senior adviser to the Biden campaign, said Democrats saw the state as a battleground but that they had an edge in organizing.

President Donald Trump @realDonaldTrumpWe will be substantially LOWERING Medicare Premiums and Prescription Drug Prices, bringing them down to levels that were not thought possible!

Nancy Pelosi @SpeakerPelosi –The sad state of America’s coronavirus response today is the result of President Trump’s failure to lead these past months and Mitch McConnell’s one-sided pause. We can’t waste a day. The Senate must pass the #HeroesAct or the situation will worsen.

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Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]