Trump-backed Carey, centrist Brown win Ohio US House races
Mike Carey, a Donald Trump-backed coal lobbyist, topped Republicans in central Ohio, while Cuyahoga County Council member Shontel Brown scored a victory for the Democratic establishment in Cleveland, in two primary elections for open House seats Tuesday.
Black leaders greet Biden win, pledge to push for equality
During a contentious campaign against Trump, Biden made explicit appeals for the support of Black voters. Black voters powered Biden's successful campaign, particularly in critical states like Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia. Nine in 10 Black voters nationwide supported him, according to AP VoteCast, an expansive survey of more than 110,000 voters across the country. White voters, who made up roughly three-quarters of the electorate, were more likely to support Trump, 55% vs. 43% for Biden. In 2016, a coalition composed largely of white voters powered Trump’s win over then-challenger Hillary Clinton.
Progressives pledge to keep pushing Biden to expand court
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to media as he arrives at New Castle Airport, in New Castle, Del., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, as he returns Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON – Since Joe Biden ran away with the Democratic presidential nomination in March, leading progressives have accepted him — sometimes grudgingly — as their party's leader. But, in the final weeks of the campaign, the Supreme Court vacancy is threatening to inflame old divides. The Constitution doesn't mandate the number of Supreme Court justices, which has changed over time. “Voting for Joe Biden is not about whether you agree with him. “This is not just an election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden," Sanders said.
Sanders campaign replaces South Carolina state director
Bernie Sanders is replacing his state director in the critical early-voting state of South Carolina. Sanders’ presidential campaign tells The Associated Press that Jessica Bright now heads the campaign in South Carolina. Bright had been Sanders' deputy state director and previously was political director for Democrat Joe Cunningham's upset win in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District last year. Bright replaces Kwadjo Campbell, a former member of the Charleston City Council. Sanders’ campaign co-chair Nina Turner tells The Associated Press that, "Campaigns aren't for everybody, and we wish him well."