The former vice president is increasingly taking aim at working-class voters who swung in 2016 to President Trump, targeting his political arguments at more rural pockets in the industrial Midwest as he casts the incumbent as an out-of-touch billionaire.
Early voting for the November election kicked off Friday in four states as voters showed up in person to cast their ballots, driven by a sense of urgency about the divisive presidential election. Many voters said they were unlikely to change their minds before Election Day and were eager for their votes to count.
The announcement marks a sharp reversal from the president’s past approach toward disaster aid for the U.S. territory, assistance that Trump and his administration had held up even as the island struggled to recover from hurricane Maria, which ravaged it in September 2017.
Police departments have reported a spate of retirements and say recruitment is increasingly difficult. Officers were further shaken by the Sept. 12 ambush shooting of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies as they sat in a police car.
In a complaint to the Federal Election Commission, the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center said contributions made by relatives and employees of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as recently as 2018 merit scrutiny.
An expert report concluded systems of discrimination and retaliation exist within the county’s police force, but portions of the material were redacted that public defenders say could impact their client’s cases.
Wildfire smoke has blanketed the state, but its ill effects are not evenly distributed. Wealthier families can get away for a while, or at least hunker down in air-purified homes. Poorer residents are sweltering and coughing without proper defenses.