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MIDTERM MADNESS: Raising Arizona: It’s Election Day in AZ-8

POLITICO notes that senators are largely giving their vulnerable home-state colleagues a pass.

2020: NBC’s Mike Memoli writes on the parade of California Dems testing the waters for a presidential run.

AZ-8: Fivethirtyeight has a good briefer on the numbers you need to know on today’s special election day.

And the New York Times writes that Republicans are nervous about the margin.

AZ-GOV: Doug Ducey says he doesn’t understand why teachers in the state are planning a walkout after promises of a raise.

CO-5: The Colorado Supreme Court says Doug Lamborn should not be allowed on the ballot due to an issue with petition signatures.

IN-SEN: Tom Coburn endorsed Mike Braun.

The IndyStar writes up last night’s Senate debate, which was a touch more cordial than past ones.

MS-GOV: A new Mason-Dixon poll puts Democrat Jim Hood up over Republican Tate Reeves.

NY-11: The DCCC is out with a new poll showing Michael Grimm up 10 points on Dan Donovan.

WI-SEN: The New York Times tallies the latest cash pouring in to Wisconsin.

WV-SEN: Is Blankenship fading? POLITICO takes a look at a new poll.

TRUMP AGENDA: He once criticized state dinners; now he’s hosting one

As a candidate, Trump had ideas about how to change state dinners, but he hasn’t acted on them as president, notes Vivian Salama.

Trump’s “pass through” tax provision has saved millionaires about $17 billion in taxes, writes Jonathan Allen.

Ronny Jackson’s confirmation hearings have been delayed amid concerns, per Hallie Jackson and Garrett Haake.

CBS News reports that concerns about Jackson include a “hostile work environment” and excessive drinking and improper distribution of medication.

Rebecca Shabad and Frank Thorp have the latest on Rand Paul’s last-minute “yes” vote on Mike Pompeo.

The New York Times notes how France’s Macron hopes to save the Iran deal with his rapport with Trump.

Scott Pruitt is set to unveil a controversial ‘transparency’ rule that would limit research that EPA can use, writes the Washington Post.

Legal experts say that it might not be so easy to flip Michael Cohen against Trump, per POLITICO.

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Trump under fire for not denouncing white supremacists during debate

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President Trump’s remark telling the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” during the debate has become a rallying cry for the far-right group. Trump today said he was unaware of the group and they should stand down to “let law enforcement do their work.”

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Trump sows doubt on legitimacy of election at first presidential debate

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President Trump continued to attack mail-in voting on Tuesday despite studies showing voter fraud is exceedingly rare.

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12 Democratic governors vow that all votes will be counted

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LANSING, Mich. — Twelve Democratic governors issued a joint statement on Wednesday defending American democracy, vowing that every valid ballot will be counted in the election after President Donald Trump sowed distrust during the first presidential debate.

Trump claimed without evidence Tuesday night that mail voting — surging in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic — is ripe for fraud, and he refused to say whether he would accept the results. He also called on his backers to scrutinize voting procedures at the polls, which critics said could cross into voter intimidation.

Without mentioning Trump by name, the governors noted his refusal last week to commit to a peaceful transition of power.

“Any efforts to throw out ballots or refuse a peaceful transfer of power are nothing less than an assault on democracy,” they wrote. “There is absolutely no excuse for promoting the intimidation or harassment of voters. These are all blatant attempts to deny our constituents the right to have their voices heard, as guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution, and to know the will of the people will be carried out.”

Signing the statement were Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, Gavin Newsom of California, J.B. Pritzker of Illinois, Phil Murphy of New Jersey, Ralph Northam of Virginia, Jay Inslee of Washington, Tony Evers of Wisconsin, Tim Walz of Minnesota, Kate Brown of Oregon, Steve Sisolak of Nevada, Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico and John Carney of Delaware.

The governors said all valid ballots cast in accordance with state and local laws must be counted and if Trump loses, “he must leave office — period.”

They wrote that elections are not “an exercise in controlling power” and that disenfranchising voters “strikes at the very heart” of democracy.

“We call on elected leaders at all levels, from both parties, to speak out loudly against such efforts in the weeks ahead,” they said.

Trump campaign spokesperson Thea McDonald accused Democrats of “working to shred election integrity rules across the country to stack the deck for their lackluster candidate.” Republicans, she said, “are aiming for an election with results all Americans can trust.”

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