Good afternoon! Once again, here are a few of today’s headlines brought to us by Newseum’s collection of today’s front pages:
The New York Times, Published in New York, NY
President Trump’s criticism of mail-in ballots and previous insinuations that the Democratic Party tries to use such ballots to steal elections provides ferment for a frighteningly plausible Election Day scenario. With individual responses to Covid-19 falling on partisan lines, Republican voters are more likely to vote in-person than take the mail-in health precautions. The result could be that early polling will show a Republican victory while Democratic mail-in ballots are still being processed over the course of the next few days or weeks. Conditions would then be ripe for Trump and Republican media to generate a narrative that the Democrats are trying to steal the election.
The Guardian, Published in London, UK
The German government has stated that Kremlin critic and political opponent of Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny, was poisoned with the same nerve agent used to kill another critic of the Russian government, Sergei Skripal, two years earlier. Navalny is in serious condition in a Berlin hospital. World leaders have expressed outrage.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny
The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan
Yoshihide Suga, the top spokesman for the Abe administration, has announced his intention to run for the leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party following his boss’ decision to resign last month.
The Boston Globe, Published in Boston, MA
It appears that the crowded field of candidates to fill Joe Kennedy’s congressional seat may have split the progressive vote and handed the district to centrist and former Republican Jake Auchincloss. While votes are still being tallied, Auchincloss holds a roughly 1,500 vote lead over his closest opponent, Jesse Mermell (as of publication the results are 22.4% Auchincloss, 21.4% Mermell).
Wisconsin State Journal, Published in Madison, WI
Joe Biden will make his first campaign stop to the state of Wisconsin when he arrives in Kenosha today. Biden’s trip immediately follows President Trump’s own visit to Kenosha, a city still reeling from the police shooting of Jacob Blake and the subsequent shooting of three protestors by a 17-year-old counterprotester.
Presidential candidate Joe Biden
Alexei Navalny, courtesy of Wikimedia
Joe Biden, courtesy of Wikimedia
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