It was the last proof of how the 2020 presidential election is quietly shaping up at a time when the two candidates are out of the election campaign and that America is still gripped by fears of the pandemic and its record. alarming economic and human.
Obama criticizes Trump’s coronavirus response as “ chaotic disaster ”
In response to the information, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement that “the response to Trump’s coronavirus has been unprecedented and has saved American lives.”
“There has been a bipartisan recognition of President Trump’s leadership, and the American people have taken note,” said McEnany.
After new figures came out on Friday showing 20.5 million jobs lost in April, Biden released a sharp critique of Trump’s economy – which he said was geared toward the wealthy and powerful before the pandemic – arguing that the income disparity only widened during the crisis that job losses disproportionately affect low-income Americans. Highlighting these disparities, Biden also tried to highlight Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act at a time when he says that Americans need health care the most.
“Covid is the match that ignited the fire. But Donald Trump has spent the past three years stoking and igniting and undermining the pillars of our economic strength,” said Biden during a virtual fundraiser with the governor. from California Gavin Newsom and former Obama adviser David Plouffe on Friday evening.
“Yes, many small businesses have closed because of Covid, but the reason many will not open is because, for the past three years, Donald Trump has put the very wealthy and American businesses first, and has presented unconditional plans, no oversight, no accountability, ” said Biden.
Battle on the ballots
Carr said Trump Victory, the joint field effort between the Trump campaign and the National Republican Committee, now has 800 paid employees in 23 states. They train approximately 2 million volunteers through the Trump Victory Leadership Initiative, which teaches volunteers to become organizers in their communities.
“In the past six weeks, our team has established more than 20 million voter contacts and engaged more than one million volunteers across the country. In addition, more than 31,000 Americans have used tools such as voting .gop to register to vote or receive a ballot by mail, “Carr said in his column. “The transition to a virtual campaign went smoothly.”
Newsom said in-person voting will still take place and asked state officials to develop a plan detailing how California can do it safely.
Trump reiterated his support for Republican candidate Mike Garcia on Sunday, saying that the former Navy fighter pilot had “full and total approval”.
The president also sought to stir up concerns about electoral fraud by suggesting that a decision by Los Angeles County election officials to add an additional person voting center in the district – in the diverse city of Lancaster – would somehow “rig” the election to favor the Democrats.
“So in California, the Democrats, who fought like crazy to get all the mail in one ballot, and succeeded, just opened a polling station in the most democratic region of the state They are trying to steal another election. Everything is rigged “there. These votes should not count. SCAM! “Trump tweeted on Saturday.
A number of aspects of Trump’s tweet were factually inaccurate. Far from being a safe Democrat, the 25th District of California is one of the most contested neighborhoods in the country, and there is no credible evidence of electoral fraud.
On March 20, Newsom ordered state election officials to mail a ballot to every voter for the May 12 special elections, a measure to encourage participation during the vote was also allowed in a number of voting centers open for people voting throughout Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles County Registrar Dean Logan announced on Friday that an additional person-to-person voting site would be added to Lancaster to address the fact that these voters did not have nearby drop-in sites. The request to add the voting center, Logan said in a press release, came from Republican mayor of Lancaster, R. Rex Parris.
Trump sought to confuse in a series of tweets, appearing to blame Newsom for a decision that fell under the jurisdiction of local electoral authorities.
“The governor @GavinNewsom of California will not let restaurants, beaches and shops open, but he installs a polling station system in a very democratic area (supposed to be mail only) because our big candidate, @ MikeGarcia2020, is a winner with a CA25 rigged elections! ”, Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon, again misrepresenting the district’s political makeup and the role of Newsom, and suggesting that Tuesday’s election is a correspondence election – it’s not not the case.
“Submit your ballots now and follow them, watching for dishonesty,” Trump warned on Twitter last month. “Report to Law Enforcement”.