October 20, 2020
- Trump says ‘people are tired of hearing of Fauci and all these idiots’
- Polls show tight race in Florida as in-person early voting begins
- Weekly Covid case average is rising in 48 of the 50 states
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After Donald Trump said at his Prescott, Arizona rally that he could raise more campaign money than he had, by hypothetically calling the head of Exxon and offering permits in exchange for $25m, the energy company has issued a statement clarifying that no such exchange occured.
“I call the head of Exxon. I’ll use a company. ‘How, how are you doing, how’s energy coming? When are doing the exploration? Oh, you need a couple of permits, huh?’ But I call the head of Exxon, I say, ‘you know, I’d love you to send me $25m for the campaign'” – Trump #QuidProQuo pic.twitter.com/Tr1ccpyMzw
We are aware of the President’s statement regarding a hypothetical call with our CEO…and just so we’re all clear, it never happened.
Republicans and the state GOP had asked the Supreme Court to stay a Pennsylvania supreme court order extending the ballot receipt deadline in the state.
In a 4-4 vote, justices Gorsuch, Alito, Kavanaugh, and Thomas voted against the order. The court took a while to issue this ruling – it seems Chief Justice Roberts was unable to win over any of the opposers. Because the Supreme Court is missing a justice, after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a 4-4 means a loss for Republicans. A majority is needed to grant a stay.
Breaking news: The US Supreme Court said it would not halt a ruling from the PA Supreme Court extending the ballot receipt deadline in the state. This is one of the most significant rulings of the 2020 election cycle