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President Trump on Tuesday lamented his souring support among suburban women voters, begging them during a Pennsylvania rally to like him as he ramps up travel following his return to the campaign trail. In Florida, Democratic nominee Joe Biden made his most direct appeal yet to older voters.

Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), faced off against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, as her confirmation hearing continues in Washington. Meanwhile, Vice President Pence made an appearance in Wisconsin.

With 21 days until the election …

  • Biden, who for weeks has avoided saying whether he supports expanding the Supreme Court, said Monday that he is “not a fan” of the idea, which has gained steam in his party’s liberal wing.
  • Barrett repeatedly said that neither the president nor anyone else in the White House urged her to rule one way or another on any specific case, including those that might concern the 2020 presidential election.
  • An accidentally severed fiber-optic cable in Virginia effectively shut down most of the state’s online voter registration on its last day Tuesday, prompting voter advocates to file a lawsuit in federal court seeking an extension of the deadline.
  • Early voting in Texas began Tuesday with crowds of excited voters waiting in line for several hours to cast their ballot in some places, even as new legal developments threatened to restrict options for voting ahead of Election Day.
  • Biden leads Trump by 12 percentage points nationally, 54 percent to 42 percent, according to an average of national polls since Oct. 1. Biden’s margin is smaller in key states: eight points in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, seven in Michigan, and three in Arizona and Florida.