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The president directly contradicts a top federal health expert’s timeline for a vaccine, and secretaries of state demand answers from Louis DeJoy. It’s Thursday, and this is your politics tip sheet.

Where things stand

  • As President Trump makes increasingly impassioned promises that a vaccine will become available within weeks, scientists and experts have been left to throw cold water on his claims.
  • Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in testimony before a Senate committee yesterday that a vaccine would not be widely available until the middle of next year and that masks would remain essential to fighting the disease. Ultimately, he said, wearing masks might be more important than a vaccine.
  • The president quickly lashed out, rejecting the scientific findings of his own government in particularly stark terms, even for him. “I think he made a mistake when he said that,” Trump said in comments to reporters hours later. “It’s just incorrect information.”
  • Trump went on to say that a vaccine would be available “immediately” and that “under no circumstance will it be as late as the doctor said.”
  • Joe Biden has been saying almost daily that Trump is treating the vaccine as a political tool and cannot be trusted with information about it. “I trust vaccines,” Biden said yesterday during a speech in Delaware, shortly before Trump made his comments about Redfield. “I trust the scientists, but I don’t trust Donald Trump. And at this moment, the American people can’t either.”
  • You might’ve received a card yesterday from the Postal Service, advising, “If you plan to vote by mail, plan ahead.” The postcards, sent out to households across the country, promised that “we’re committed to providing you a secure, effective way to deliver your ballot” — but some Democrats saw them as an attempt to sow confusion and doubt about voting by mail.
  • The mailings instructed voters to “start today,” even though most states haven’t begun accepting applications for mail-in ballots.
  • Secretaries of state across the country expressed frustration with the mailings, saying that they had not been consulted on the language until it was already completed. Kim Wyman, the Republican secretary of state in Washington State, called the postcards “inaccurate” and said she wished her office had been consulted on them in advance.
  • Some secretaries of state said that they planned to raise concerns over the mailings in a conference call with Louis DeJoy, the postmaster general, scheduled for today.
  • Colorado’s Democratic secretary of state, Jena Griswold, has obtained a temporary restraining order preventing the delivery of the postcards, which instruct voters to request their ballots at least 15 days before Election Day and send them in at least a week before. Colorado is encouraging voters to allow slightly more time — eight days — when mailing in a ballot.
  • DeJoy, who is also a major Trump donor, has said that states should allow at least 15 days between when ballot requests are due and when filled-out ballots must be received by the elections office.
  • Secretaries of state said they also planned to express concerns on today’s call about a series of cost-cutting measures DeJoy carried out earlier this year, raising accusations that the Trump administration was seeking to undermine the post office ahead of an election that will rely heavily on voting by mail...

It continues to deteriorate with this imbecile in office.

#STOP trump 2020!!


  1. Here in Idaho, we are being urged to vote absentee ballot.
    The counties cannot staff the voting places as the usual elderly
    ladies that handle voting by precinct won't work their usual
    15 hour day with hundreds of voters around. Bernie Sanders is worried
    that the count delay from mail votes will result in early votes for
    Trump, who will announced he won and any more ballots in the system
    are void. Pretty blatant, but possible. Then what?

    1. I honestly have no idea on the then what question. I only know for sure one thing. I do not trust trump one iota. I believe he is actually trying to destroy the very foundations upon which our democratic republic is and has always been anchored to. IMHO trump admires authoritarian dictators and is desirous of being one himself.

      I have no doubt but what trump is orchestrating his challenge to the outcome of the election should he lose as I am typing this. Even if trump loses by a huge margin. He is simply is incapable of grasping the truth. Nor does he care about the truth either.

      It is going to be a quite new experience I'm sure. I fully anticipate violence from trump's extreme rightwing base.

  2. For years the PRI Party of Mexico had a tried and true method of maintaining control over the country. Besides the everyday vote buying they regularly announced the winner of the presidential election on election night at 7pm. Regardless of the vote count. This had the effect of stifling opposition vote and getting their interpretation of the election results in the public square first.

    I am with RN, I do not trust Pres Trump to do what is right for our country. He's a true believer in the fantasy that since he is the only solution to saving America, whatever he does to win is justified. In his mind and the minds of his supporters, the Dems have cheated in politics since Watergate and he is just working to level the field and giving the Dems a dose of their own medicine. See any of Franco/Freethinke's diatribes on the subject to understand this mindset.

    He's gonna call himself the winner early. Wait for it. Then instead of the country together watching the results come in, the country will be waiting for an election to be stolen. Unless Biden can win Florida, early, it's gonna be a mess.

  3. There are people who examine
    the various election result scenarios. IMO, much depends on how much distance there is in the vote count. Given that Trump still whines about losing the popular vote by almost 3 million, calling it voter fraud, a sore winner has got
    to be an enraged loser. We ponder if it gets so ludicrous and dangerous, a tipping point might occur in the GOP led
    Senate-probably the best thing for the country.


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