President Trump held a news conference at the White House in which he responded to a question about whether he would agree to a peaceful transfer of power by saying, “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens." Earlier in the day, he predicted the election would end up in the Supreme Court.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made an appeal Wednesday to Black voters in North Carolina, promoting his plans for improving education and housing disparities as he made his first trip to the battleground state since the primaries. Later, he issued a statement urging peaceful protests in response to no officer being charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

With 41 days until Election Day …

  • Allegations of racism have marked Trump’s presidency and become a key issue as the election nears.
  • Trump appears to have secured a Senate majority for his Supreme Court pick, even before naming one.
  • A Washington Post-ABC poll finds Trump and Biden in tight races in Florida and Arizona.
  • Biden leads Trump by eight percentage points nationally, 51 percent to 43 percent, according to a Washington Post average of polls. Biden’s margin is the same in Michigan and smaller in other key states: seven points in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, five in Arizona and one in Florida.