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Jaime Harrison raises record $57 million in S.C. Senate race against Graham

The explosion in Democratic donations has been connected to concern about the fate of the Supreme Court.
Harrison's $57 million is highest quarterly fundraising total for any Senate candidate in U.S. history.
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Fact-checking Harris’ and Pence’s claims about taxes

Oct 9, 2020
The two clashed over Trump’s signature tax reforms during the vice presidential debate.
A view of Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris at the vice presidential debate on Wednesday.
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Harris' comments on decriminalizing marijuana propel cannabis stocks

Oct 9, 2020
Harris said a Biden administration would decriminalize marijuana and expunge the records of people convicted of marijuana-related offenses.
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How did the Biden campaign create fly swatter merch so quickly?

Oct 8, 2020
A fly swatter is a very specific piece of promotional merchandise. Branding specialists explain how it works.
The now-famous fly rests upon the head of Vice President Mike Pence during Wednesday's vice presidential debate in Utah.
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Pence, Harris spar over the future of the ACA in VP debate

Harris said the Trump administration would take away Obamacare's protections for people with preexisting conditions.
"President Trump and I have a plan to improve health care and protect preexisting conditions for every American," Vice President Mike Pence said. But he did not offer any further details.
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Political parties, outside groups pour resources into preelection legal fights

Oct 8, 2020
They're spending tens of millions of dollars in court, fighting down to the wire over absentee and mail-in ballot rules.
According to the Standford-MIT Healthy Elections Project, there are more than 300 of these cases in 44 states.
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Small-dollar donors are playing a much bigger role in this year's campaigns

Oct 6, 2020
They now account for nearly a quarter of all donations. This year, they are giving more than PACs and super PACs combined
People watch the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at The Abbey on Sept. 29 in West Hollywood, California.
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What role can machine-learning election forecasts play in 2020?

Oct 6, 2020
Economist Editor-in-Chief Zanny Minton Beddoes sees the magazine's forecasts as complements to traditional political reporting.
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Why more workers are getting paid time off on Election Day

Oct 1, 2020
A growing list of companies are allowing their employees to get the day off or paying them to work the polls.
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