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.