Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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The mailbox vs. the ballot box

Elections | Concerns about COVID-19 are giving new life to calls for voting by mail
by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/01/20, 05:27 pm

On Monday, New York officials canceled the state’s Democratic presidential primary, slated for June 23. It’s an unprecedented reaction in a primary season disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials in other states took less extreme approaches. In Wisconsin, officials plagued with partisan squabbling forged ahead with an in-person election. In Wyoming, they switched to all-mail voting entirely.

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Biden denies assault

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/01/20, 01:18 pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday addressed an accusation of sexual assault for the first time since the story became public more than a month ago. Tara Reade, who worked for Biden during his second term as a U.S. senator from Delaware, claims he sexually molested her in 1993. “This never happened,” the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president said in an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

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Democrats compromise on delegates

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/01/20, 12:32 pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden struck a deal on Thursday that allows his former rival for the Democratic nomination for president to influence the direction of the party. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will keep a little more than 300 delegates whom, under party rules, he forfeited when he suspended his presidential campaign. The deal may help Biden avoid embittering Sanders’ democratic socialist supporters at the Democratic National Convention scheduled for mid-August in Milwaukee.

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