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Breaking @QuinnipiacPoll in #SCSEN:

Lindsey Graham (R) 48%
Jaime Harrison (D) 48%
Breaking @QuinnipiacPoll in #MESEN

Sara Gideon (D) 54%
Susan Collins (R) 42%
Breaking @QuinnipiacPoll in #KYSEN

Mitch McConnell (R) 53%
Amy McGrath (D) 41%
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.@Team_Mitch confirms McConnell will not speak at RNC,

"Leader McConnell is traveling across...Kentucky next week to speak w/ families, workers, and job creators about their needs. While the Leader is not speaking during the RNC, his support for Pres. Trump is clear."

Full statement reads,

"Leader McConnell is traveling across all corners of Kentucky next week to speak with families, workers, and job creators about their needs. While the Leader is not speaking during the RNC, his support for President Trump is clear," @Team_Mitch.

BREAKING -- Within hours, @Team_Mitch has reversed course. He will now speak at the Republican National Convention next week.

"The Leader is submitting taped remarks to the RNC. There was a previous miscommunication," Kate Cooksey, Press Secretary, Team Mitch​.

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2. News: Finally, a peaceful night of protests in Portland: Local cops take over guarding courthouse from federal agents ahead of their planned withdrawal as hundreds of demonstrators gather for a 64th night…
3.News: Tucker Carlson Rips Obama for ‘Desecrating’ John Lewis Funeral with Campaign Slogans —

‘Political Power Is Their Religion’
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A modest proposal regarding allocating your donations.

Walk away from Kentucky.

It's unwinnable.

Do I need to do a thread?
Ok. A thread. I kept @ClimateHawkVote out of #KYSen because, well, lots of reasons but foremost was that the general election would be unwinnable.
The way to #DitchMitch2020 is to diminish his power. Make him a minority leader. That means donate to Dems in AZ, CO, GA (both), IA, ME, NC, and even SC and TX. All of these are more winnable than KY.
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Today, @Booker4KY made the #KYSen primary closer than anyone thought it could be, inspiring thousands of Kentuckians with his message of justice and structural change. We always knew this race would be an uphill battle.
For over a year, Amy McGrath has enjoyed institutional support from the national party and the DSCC, raising a staggering $41 million. It’s been a decade since a DSCC-endorsed candidate lost a primary.
While this wasn’t the outcome we hoped for, we are so grateful for @Booker4KY showing the power of a multi-racial, grassroots movement. We’re dedicated to rallying behind the winner and sending Mitch McConnell packing, and hope you’ll all join us:
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Ok, I've finally seen enough: Amy McGrath (D) has defeated Charles Booker (D) in the #KYSEN primary.
One thing we'll never know: what the outcome would have been if McGrath (D) hadn't banked such a large lead in absentee ballots. #KYSEN
In the end, this will be a pretty unimpressive primary margin for a $41 million candidate who started w/ a huge name ID advantage.

McGrath might be living proof there's an inflection point at which massive sums of out-of-state $$ become more harmful than helpful. #KY06 #KYSEN
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Just talked to spox for the Jefferson County Clerk, with easily the most Democratic voters in the state and the biggest factor in #kysen results. A few things:
Based on past statements from county/state election officials, we expected Jefferson County results to come Tuesday after 6pm, but they will come earlier. Spox says these likely will be sent to state that morning & then posted publicly -- including all early and mail-ins. #kysen
JeffCo spox also said they don't have a final figure for how many absentee ballots were mailed in, but should have that number soon. Said there were ~100 in a bin to go over whether signature was correct, plus waiting on a few counties to FedEx ballots sent to wrong address.
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A thread on my experience volunteeering today at the Louisville, KY polling location.

TLDR: hundreds of people did not get to vote! This is voter suppression. #KYSen #VoterSuppression
First, the backstory is that there’s one polling location for a city with 769k people, including half of the states Black population. The polling location closed at 6pm, which means it is difficult for working people to vote. This is a form of voter suppression at the get go
This is the line of cars at 5:35pm. This is just one entrance of several, and these are the folks already inside the gate. There’s a line backed up to the interstate outside the gate at this point. People in the cars told me it was a ~45min wait.
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Here in the Expo Center in Louisville. A whole lot of space and short lines to vote.
The Fayette County Clerk appears to have not planned this out the same way.
The @courierjournal Marvel Universe.
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'Twas the night before voting
And all through the Commonwealth
Election officials were stirring
To secure democracy's health

Here's what I'll be watching tomorrow. A thread:
1. Lines (duh). I'm expecting lines of 30-45 minutes, maybe an hour, but not many hours like in GA and WI. That's cause of the push for mail-in voting. So if lines are a lot longer, it means truly massive in-person turnout, or something seriously went wrong with check-in/machines
2. Check-in process. Louisville and Lexington both will have election officials with e-pollbooks to direct voters to correct line. I'm told it will take about 45 seconds per voter to check them in, with lots of stations. Will that be a bottleneck? Will it be slower?
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Appreciate the national attention on Louisville's vote. I think it's important to note that condensing in-person voting to (very large) fairgrounds was done in conjunction with daily messaging on expanded mail-in absentee voting.
The pandemic primary plan wasn't GOP ratfuckery, the Rep. SOS and Dem. Gov worked together on allowing coronavirus to qualify anyone for absentee mail vote (usually very restricted). Beshear talked about it frequently in his daily coronavirus briefings which Kentuckians do follow
Jefferson County has had about a week of early voting allowed at the Fairgrounds, which is also not usual. (I would love for early and mail-in voting to become standard for us, even after the pandemic.) Could Tuesday still be a disaster? Yes.
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For those wondering how voting will work at one (huge) voting place in Louisville Tuesday & how turnout may effect Dem #kysen primary, here’s some context from turnout numbers in recent years compared numbers from last week on mailed absentee ballots plus early voters (1/2)
Jefferson Co. voter turnout (total; Dems)

2016: 138,619; 110,269
2018: 104,924; 75,555
2019: 133,405; 98,515

Jefferson County, KY number of absentee ballots mailed to voters plus in person early voters

2020: 222,705; ???

(we don’t know how many will mail ballots back)(2/2)
For a little more context, here’s Jefferson County’s biggest turnout in many years, the 2008 (Barack Obama) primary:

192,630 total
144,871 Democrats
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SHOT: GOP Senate sneaks a $170 BILLION dollar tax break for real estate developers into the #coronavirus relief bill meant to help struggling Americans.

CHASER: The Real Estate Roundtable, the group pushing the tax break, gave GOP Senators more than $70,000. #COVID19
COLLINS: @SenatorCollins’ campaign committee took $11,500 in contributions from The Real Estate Roundtable PAC. #MESen…
MCCONNELL: @senatemajldr took $17,500 from The Real Estate Roundtable over the course of his long career. #KYSen…
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Trump: Day 588
-Disapproval Hits High Point of 60%
-Russia Has Trump "Over a Barrel"
-Attorney's Letter Snubbed by Mueller
-Ex-Manafort Associate Pleads Guilty
-Fed Judge Refuses 2 Block DACA
-Couldn't Make Trade Deal w/Canada
-Plans 2 Skip Trip 2 Asian Summits
Day 693 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 545 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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