Election 2020 Today: Changing Suburbs, Trump Returns
President Donald Trump stands on the balcony outside of the Blue Room as returns to the White House Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington, after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Heres whats happening Tuesday in Election 2020, 28 days until Election Day:
HOW TO VOTE: APs state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election.
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CHANGING SUBURBS: Once firmly in Republican control, suburbs are increasingly politically divided. The reasons for the shift are many. Suburbs have grown more racially diverse, more educated, more economically prosperous and more liberal. But demographers and political scientists are just as likely to point to another trend: density. Suburbs have grown more crowded, looking more like cities and voting like them, too. The latest from the America Disrupted series.
I FEEL GOOD’: President Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House after leaving the military hospital where he was receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19. He immediately ignited a new controversy by declaring that despite his illness the nation should not fear the virus that has killed more than 210,000 Americans and then he entered the White House without a protective mask.
HARRIS STUMPS: Sen. Kamala Harris is pitching the Democratic presidential tickets message directly to Black voters in states like North Carolina and Michigan in the closing weeks of the campaign. Harris is speaking about police reform, ending the pandemic and creating a more equitable economy. But shes still facing skepticism from some Black voters who question whether she and Joe Biden are committed and able to make meaningful change.
AN EMBARRASSMENT’: Some survivors of COVID-19 and people who have lost loved ones to the pandemic are angry over Trumps advice not to fear the disease. The worlds most prominent coronavirus patient tweeted that hes feeling great and that people shouldnt let COVID-19 dominate them. The virus has infected about 7.5 million Americans, leaving more than 210,000 dead and millions more unemployed.
VISION 2020: If a ballot is tossed because of some issue maybe a missing signature or it got damaged will the voter be notified that the ballots been invalidated? And can the voter cast a new ballot? This is a tough one because the rules vary from state to state. Voters should check with their local elections officials to understand their options. Read more in AP’s Vision 2020 series, answering your questions about the election.
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