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Pentagon reiterates that troops have no role in US election – that includes vets at polls
As officials combat voter intimidation, former DoD official says veterans "should know better" than to be an unofficial "poll watcher," which is often illegal.        
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Supreme Court allows Pennsylvania to count ballots received up to 3 days after Election Day
The justices' order establishes the ground rules for mail-in voting in one of the nation's key battleground states, with 20 electoral votes.        
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Government agency will investigate Trump administration political influence over FDA, CDC
Both agencies have been caught in political crossfire since the start of the pandemic, as preventative health measures became politicized.       
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3 out of 10 Wisconsin communities voted for Obama then Trump. How will they swing this time?
Wisconsin's more than 500 "Obama-Trump communities" will play a key role in the 2020 election.        
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Democrats, Republicans and Trump can't agree on a new stimulus deal
A new coronavirus stimulus deal is still in the works between Democrats and Republicans, bu they can't agree on a conclusion.        
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Now hosting a presidential debate, Belmont's president got into politics through a homeroom election
Bob Fisher — set to host the final Trump-Biden debate Thursday on campus — lost a super close race when he was in high school. And he's glad he did.        
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Facing fire from the right and left, Sen. Susan Collins beckons voters to political center
Collins acknowledged her party's current standard-bearer, President Donald Trump, has reshaped the GOP to some extent. His style doesn't align with her style, she said.        
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Sen. Cory Gardner, tied to President Trump's 'vindictive' base, faces conundrum in Colorado
Cook Political Report moved the Colorado Senate race from "toss-up" to "lean Democrat" in late September.        
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The week in polls: Trump erases Biden's bounce in Florida, Biden gains in Georgia
In the Senate, a poll found Doug Jones may not be doomed after all. And another found Lindsey Graham's race may not be as tight as believed.        
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Election 2020 live updates: Early voting begins in Florida; Kamala Harris in Orlando, Jacksonville; Trump in Arizona
Biden and Trump have flooded Florida with ads. The Sunshine State's 29 electoral votes are crucial to a win for both sides.        
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'Riding a tiger': William Barr's politically charged tenure puts DOJ on ballot with Trump
AG William Barr's politically-charged tenure puts DOJ on ballot with Trump        
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GOP Sen. David Perdue and Perdue chicken? Company firmly says no link after threat of boycott
Some called for a boycott of Perdue Chicken thinking it was associated with Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga. The chicken company says that isn't the case.       
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Trump 'lock 'em all up' chant: Gov. Whitmer says it's inciting terrorism. Lara Trump says it's just rally 'fun.'
"He was having fun at a Trump rally," said campaign adviser Lara Trump of the chant while Gov. Whitmer called the president's rhetoric "dangerous."       
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'Incredibly disturbing': Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says Trump incites domestic terrorism
Whitmer's remarks Sunday followed a Saturday Michigan Trump rally at which the president criticized the governor, prompting chants of "Lock her up."        
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