UNITED STATES ELECTION 2020: What You Need To Know Right Now

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate in Cleveland

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden return to the election campaign with visits to three battle states after clashing from afar in televised town hall duels.

With the election less than three weeks away, vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris pauses her campaign in person until Sunday after a member of her staff tests positive for COVID-19.

-Twitter briefly restricted Trump’s campaign account after he posted a video about Biden’s son that the social media company said broke its rules, prompting a backlash from Republicans.

-Biden would raise $ 2.4 trillion in new federal government revenue over the next decade, largely from tax increases for corporations and higher-income households, according to an analysis by the Urban-Brookings Center for Fiscal Policy.

Biden has his cards close to his chest on whether he would add justices to the United States Supreme Court to balance what will be a 6-3 conservative majority if Trump’s third nominee Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed.

The pandemic-hit US oil majors donated less to political campaigns this year, but hedged their bets by increasing their spending on Democrats amid an impending battle over fracking.

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Trump’s campaign ads appear on the streets of Tel Aviv, a move to try dual-national Israeli-American voters, many of whom are registered in the key states of Pennsylvania and Florida.

INVESTOR VIEW

Despite Trump’s offer to increase the size of the next COVID-19 stimulus package, markets remain nervous as investors believe a deal is unlikely to be reached before Election Day, November 3. .

BY THE NUMBERS

The record fundraising gives Democrats an edge in the final lap of the election race, as ActBlue reports a loot of $ 1.5 billion, the most it has raised in a quarter, while WinRed raised $ 623 million.

ON THE CAMPAIGN ROAD

Expected events and Reuters coverage on October 16:

-Trump holds demonstrations in Florida and Georgia

-Biden campaigns in Michigan

-The cast of the hit musical “Hamilton” organized a fundraiser for Biden

-Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in Selma, North Carolina

-The television ratings will be published for the town halls on Thursday.

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