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Watch and wait

Elections | Election night could provide a quick White House winner, or a flood of mail-in ballots and social division could delay results for weeks
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/22/20, 07:16 am

On Election Day morning, thousands of Philadelphia police officers will wake to 12-hour shifts and watch 21 police districts for any trouble brewing in the City of Brotherly Love. But they won’t get within 100 feet of a polling place. State law doesn’t allow officers on-site unless it’s an emergency.

It’s a provision to make sure voters don’t feel intimidated and a common practice among many police forces across the country. Some states allow an officer to drive an unmarked car near a polling place on patrol, but most voters won’t recognize them.

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Trump defends virus policies at Miami town hall

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/15/20, 10:37 pm

Moderator Savannah Guthrie battled President Donald Trump amid questions from undecided Floridians at a fast-paced event Thursday night. Voters asked why the president did not do more to stop the spread of the pandemic early. Trump responded that banning travel from China saved thousands of lives, but he did not address other possible measures. At Guthrie’s prompting, Trump explicitly denounced white supremacy and said he would accept a peaceful transfer of power. “You didn’t ask Joe Biden whether he denounced antifa,” Trump said.

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Biden details plans, promises

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/15/20, 10:27 pm

The former vice president called the Green New Deal unachievable, gave a winding explanation of his policies on race, and criticized President Donald Trump for approaching his job with a “divide and conquer” attitude. But at a televised town hall meeting in Philadelphia on Thursday, he did not directly answer a question about the Supreme Court, which has become a defining issue of the campaign.

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