Klobuchar gains momentum in Iowa but can a centrist hope to win there?

The Minnesota senator is reaching out to Iowas smallest towns and rural settlements ahead of the vital February caucus and seeing increasing numbers Craig Hiller, an Iowa farmer, had just enjoyed a hot chocolate on Amy Klobuchars campaign bus as it made a stop in the small town of Rockwell City, population just 2,100. Hiller, whose state is the vital first one to cast ballots in the partys nomination race to pick an opponent to Donald Trump, was impressed by the Minnesota senator, a fellow midwesterner who desperately needs a strong showing in Iowa to boost her 2020 presidential campaign. Who we need is someone who someone whos down to earth, who no one can hate, Hiller said on Rockwell …

Top Trump adviser: Republicans have ‘always’ relied on voter suppression

Adviser Justin Clark, who was heard on tape saying Traditionally, its always been Republicans suppressing votes, says remarks were taken out of context One of Wisconsin that the party has traditionally relied on news that a conservative group is forcing 2020 election. And it came as the latest fund-raising totals showed that the Republican National Committee, spurred by aggressive anti-reported. Justin Clark, a senior political adviser and senior counsel to Trumps re-election campaign, made the remarks about voter suppression on November 21 as part of a wide-ranging discussion about strategies in the Michigan and broke through to win in purging voters is the latest in a series of voting rights brawls in Wisconsin, considered one of the most important states …

Joe Biden’s old-guy machismo is a serious flaw but also what voters love about him | Ross Barkan

Biden was praised for his aggressive brawling with Paul Ryan during the 2012 vice-presidential debates On Thursday, Joe Biden, the Democratic frontrunner for president, video of world leaders mocking him, which was enthusiastically praised by the liberal political class may have seemed like a grievous blow, it was an inadvertent reminder of why Trump won in the first place. Demonizing global elites was always Trumps calling card; a farmer in Iowa or a laid-off factory worker in Michigan doesnt necessarily care if the French laugh at us. Trump won a Republican primary in part by ridiculing a rival, Jeb Bush, for being related to the president who started the Iraq war. Biden enthusiastically supported that foreign intervention, the most catastrophic …

How Trump could lose the popular vote again and hold the White House

Hillary Clinton won a majority but lost the presidency in the electoral college. A close election could bring a repeat Some defeats never lose their sting. A study from the University of Texas at Austin found that the electoral college is much more likely than previously thought to elect the candidate who loses the popular vote. In close elections, researchers argues, such inversions are normal, not exceptional. In a race decided by less than 2% (2.6m votes), the study found, the probability of an inversion is 32%. In a race decided by less than 1% (1.3m votes), the probability is 45%. Its almost a coin flip, said won New York and California she did so by big margins, but when …