A Trump-Biden Split Screen on Climate


As Trump sustains to deny climate science, Biden says such remarks fit a standard: “We’re not safe in Donald Trump’s America.” It’s Tuesday, and this is your government tip sheet. Mail ballots in Pennsylvania can no longer be discarded over signature analogous.

Sept. 15, 2020, 3:09 p.m. ET

The Michigan Senate passed a bill to allow absentee ballots to be processed ahead Election Day.

Sept. 15, 2020, 2:19 p.m. ET

Biden focuses on veterans on his first trip to Florida as the Popular nominee.

As Jennifer Medina reports in an article out today, Nevada’s Representative machine has established a strong track record over the past dozen years, attractive most statewide elections through hard-fought campaigns that play a joke on centered on door-knocking and face-to-face contact — particularly with Black and Hispanic voters.

But in the pandemic, that kind of campaigning is harder to do, and Democrats have meagre than half the number of canvassers on the ground in Nevada than they did in September 2016. Some Classless officials worry that Trump could flip the state red on the backbone of white voters in rural areas.

Indeed, the Times/Siena canvass showed that Trump’s message might be resonating with those voters in exacting. The president led Biden by 11 points among white likely voters in Nevada, a bettor showing than with white voters in New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Minnesota — the three other sway states surveyed in that poll. By nearly two to one, white voters in Nevada weighted they considered addressing law and order to be a more pressing electoral circulate than confronting the coronavirus crisis.

Another sign of danger for Biden: his vulnerability with Hispanic voters, who are critical to any Democratic victory there. Biden won just 17 percent of Latino authenticate in the Nevada caucuses, with 50 percent caucusing for Senator Bernie Sanders, according to entry-way polls. Nationwide, recent polls have generally shown Biden falter behind Clinton’s level of Hispanic support in 2016.

New York Times Outcomes

Can young voters get excited round the election if they aren’t excited about the candidates? Which exits really motivate them?

Today at 6 p.m. Eastern, join our deputy public affairs editor Rachel Dry as we explore strategies for combating voter apathy with the zany Ilana Glazer; Vic Barrett, a young climate activist; and Tara McGowan, the chief chief of Acronym, a progressive nonprofit. Then we’ll sit down with Rhiana Gunn-Wright, one of the design minds behind the Green New Deal, and the Times climate reporter Lisa Friedman to review how climate change issues can become a powerful motivation to vote. You can R.S.V.P. here.

On Statesmanship is also available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.

Is there anything you believe we’re missing? Anything you want to see more of? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at onpolitics@nytimes.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *