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October 02, 2020
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“Trump gets Covid.”

In This Episode

The President and First Lady test positive for Covid-19 after flouting public health precautions and exposing countless others to the virus. Joe Biden, who has so far tested negative, resumes limited in-person campaigning and canvassing. Then Andre Banks of Win Black / Pa’lante talks to Dan about how we can handle the flood of disinformation being directed at black and brown voters.


Show Notes


The President has COVID-19 

  • NYT: Trump’s Virus Symptoms Appear Mild So Far
  • NYT: On Monday, Trump Updated the Nation on Virus Strategy. By Friday, He Tested Positive.
  • NYT: Trump Tests Positive for Covid-19, and the World Shudders
  • NYT: Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus
  • CNN: The President and first lady tested positive for Covid-19. Here’s what CDC guidelines say should happen next
  • WaPo: Trump says he and first lady have tested positive for coronavirus
  • WaPo: ‘The virus spares no one’: World reacts to Trump’s positive coronavirus test
  • Vox: How severe could Trump’s Covid-19 case be? Here are his risk factors
  • WaPo: Trump’s pre-spin seems to blame military, police interactions for coronavirus diagnosis
  • Vox: Read: Physician’s letter confirms President Trump and the first lady have tested positive for coronavirus
  • WaPo: Years of the White House obscuring health information add instability at a tricky moment
  • CNN: Timeline: President Donald Trump’s activities this week
  • Politico: Trump coronavirus diagnosis leaves lawmakers exposed
  • CNN: White House residence staff ‘nervous’ after Trumps test positive for Covid-19, source says
  • Politico: Christie getting retested for coronavirus after helping Trump prepare for debate
  • NYT: Trump’s Secret Service Has Struggled With Outbreak at Training Center
  • NYT: Leaders Who Caught Virus: Boris Johnson, Jair Bolsonaro and Now Trump
  • Politico: Trump team on watch for adversaries to exploit the president’s illness
  • NYT: Stocks Fall After Trump Tests Positive for Covid-19
  • CNN: Trump’s diagnosis throws election into chaos, threatens governing crisis
  • Axios: Amy Coney Barrett confirmation process will stay on schedule


The Campaigns

  • NYT: Trump’s Positive Coronavirus Test Upends Campaign in Final Stretch
  • Politico: ‘This is the worst nightmare for the Trump campaign’
  • USA Today: President Donald Trump’s coronavirus test result could alter his reelection campaign, undercut pandemic messaging
  • FiveThirtyEight: What Happens If A Presidential Nominee Can No Longer Run For Office?
  • Axios: Is the campaign over?
  • WaPo: Campaign upended by Trump’s announcement that he tested positive for the coronavirus
  • CNN: Biden being tested for coronavirus following Trump’s positive test
  • Newsweek: Biden Campaign Tells Staffers Not to Post About Trump’s COVID Diagnosis on Social Media
  • AP: After pandemic delay, Biden launching in-person canvassing
  • CNN: Biden campaign begins in-person canvassing in swing states
  • NBC News: Biden campaign to resume in-person canvassing in key battleground states
  • CNN: Knocked off the doorsteps by the coronavirus, Democrats craft new plans to reach voters
  • NYT: Nevada Built a Powerful Democratic Machine. Will It Work in a Pandemic?
  • The Hill: Democrats worry Biden playing it too safe
  • Politico: Down-ballot Dems split from Biden on door-knocking
  • NPR: Republicans Are Knocking On Doors. Democrats Aren’t. Biden’s Campaign Says That’s OK
  • Politico: Trump’s campaign knocks on a million doors a week. Biden’s knocks on zero.
  • Vox: The pandemic is forcing Democrats to ask: How important is door-knocking, anyway?
  • NBC News: Trump is winning the voter registration battle against Biden in key states
  • CBS: Republicans narrow voter registration gap in swing states
  • Politico: ‘Something’s in the water’: Florida Republicans see surge in voter registration
  • Reuters: Republican Party courts Hispanic voters with new voter registration website
  • Politico: ‘I want to be in the Trump party’: GOP rides voter registration surge in key state
  • NYT: Both Parties Fret as More Democrats Request Mail Ballots in Key States 
  • CBS Miami: Florida Dems Post Wide Lead In Mail-In Ballot Requests
  • WaPo: Early surge of Democratic mail voting sparks worry inside GOP
  • Politico: Democrats build big edge in early voting
  • NPR: Coronavirus Maps: How Severe Is Your State’s Outbreak?
  • Navigator: Coronavirus Live Updates: Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update
  • Politico: Voters to Trump and Biden camps: Don’t come knocking on our doors
  • WaPo: A new way the Biden camp will spend big to counter Trump’s disinformation
  • AP: Democrats try to streamline mail balloting for their voters
  • NY Mag: The Biden Campaign Is Shelling Out to Make Sure You Know How to Vote by Mail