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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:13 AM

Pandemic overwhelms Trump's message in critical N. Carolina


https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-virus-outbreak-winston-salem-voting-fraud-and-irregularities-us-supreme-court-4920f6704962fd2d45a7684bf0b50ba9

By STEVE PEOPLES today


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is fighting to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, howling with unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and warning that violent mobs are infiltrating the suburbs.

But on a recent morning along Arbor Street, a peaceful tree-lined road with stately brick Colonials and Tudors near Winston-Salem, the women who are the targets of Trump’s messages were confronting much more tangible threats.

As conservative activists canvassed the neighborhood, one young mother, a baby in her arms, shouted through a closed window that she was in quarantine. Across the street, another was focused on teaching her children their daily lessons at the kitchen table
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And a few doors down, 49-year-old Christina Donnell, an independent who voted for Trump four years ago, said through a black face mask that Trump’s “terrible” handling of the pandemic and divisive leadership more broadly are her chief concerns.

“It’s embarrassing to the country,” Donnell, a lawyer who previously lived in Washington, said of Trump’s leadership. “He’s an embarrassing role model.”

In one of the nation’s most consequential swing states, Trump’s push to inject new dynamics into the final weeks of the 2020 election is being overshadowed by the frightening realities of everyday life during a pandemic. Trump and his allies hope the escalating Supreme Court nomination fight will help unify a fractured Republican Party that has lost its grip on college-educated suburban voters, particularly white women.

But for many, the coronavirus and the related economic challenges are much more pressing issues.


Trump’s challenge is acute here in North Carolina, a state that his senior aides describe as a “must-win.” A loss in the state, which Democrats have carried only once at the presidential level in the last 30 years, would make Trump’s path to a second term incredibly difficult and signal dire challenges elsewhere on the electoral map.

Public polling, backed by private discussions with strategists from both Trump’s and Democrat Joe Biden’s campaigns, indicate that North Carolina remains a true tossup five weeks before Election Day.
And lest there be any doubt about Trump’s concerns about his standing here, he has traveled to North Carolina every week for the last five weeks, second only to Pennsylvania. .............................................




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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump stands on stage after speaking at a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem, N.C. Senior aides describe North Carolina as a “must-win" for the Republican president. A loss in North Carolina, which Democrats have carried only once at the presidential level in the last 30 years, would make Trump's path to a second term incredibly difficult and signal dire challenges elsewhere on the electoral map. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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riversedge Sep 28 OP
riversedge Sep 28 #1
CrispyQ Sep 28 #3
Moostache Sep 28 #2
IronLionZion Sep 28 #4
deepthought42 Sep 28 #6
IronLionZion Sep 28 #7
hatrack Sep 28 #5

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:14 AM

1. Trump is gleaming in this phote--the only time he seems happy-when is is lying to his MAGA fans.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:31 AM

3. He is gonna jones bad when he's no longer prez. -nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:24 AM

2. That is the look of a man desperate to avoid prison...

I cannot wait to see him frogwalked out of the Oval Office and off the grounds of the White House...in fact, I hope he tries to resist and gets shot - on camera so I can watch it on a loop forever. Fuck him and his whole fucking family.

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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 11:41 AM

4. NC needs to go blue this year, for Biden and Cunningham

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 04:04 PM

6. My BF & I live in Pender county...

We have already sent in our mail in ballots and they're accepted! Voted straight blue

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Response to deepthought42 (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 05:04 PM

7. Encourage everyone you know to do the same

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 01:38 PM

5. What "message" would that be?

"Vote for me or scary black antifa MS 13 libtard gay wedding planners and vegan caterers will hold events next to your house before they do your hair and kill you"?

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