Month: February 2020

Pete Buttigieg’s Super Tuesday Survival Plan Goes Back To The Grassroots Basics

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Pete Buttigieg, whose presidential campaign was a surprise fundraising machine in the lead-up to 2020, is counting on a stripped-down, grassroots-driven style of organizing to keep his candidacy alive in and after next week’s Super Tuesday primaries. Campaign plans shared with BuzzFeed News call for more than 30,000 volunteers to lead

Could Joe Biden Be In Trouble In South Carolina?

For months, it had seemed as if former Vice President Joe Biden was likely to receive the lion’s share of African American support in South Carolina, but that is no longer the case. In fact, it’s unclear whether black voters across the country will line up behind one particular candidate. If they don’t, it could

Trump Ripped For Putting ‘Science Denier’ Mike Pence In Charge Of Coronavirus

Given that Pence famously, massively fucked up the response to an HIV outbreak, he shouldn’t be the guy to handle the Coronavirus. Like, what if we stopped picking the LEAST qualified people to handle things? What would that even be like? — Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) February 27, 2020Source:

California Patient Contracted Coronavirus From No Known Origin, CDC Says

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first case of coronavirus in a person with no international travel history or known contact with an infected person in what officials have warned could be a significant sign that the virus may soon spread more broadly in America. The agency said Wednesday that a

Trump Reinvents Pandemic Response Wheel After Scrapping Team Obama Left Him

WASHINGTON — Six years after ridiculing predecessor Barack Obama’s handling of a major health crisis and two years after dismantling the pandemic response team Obama left behind, President Donald Trump is now reinventing the infectious disease wheel. “Because of all I’ve done, the risk to the American people remains very low,” he said in a

Here’s What Teens From Across The Country Thought Of The South Carolina Mess

The pundits and spin doctors and cable TV hosts have all given you their takes on that particularly messy Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina last night. But what about the teens? Young people are going to be the ones living with the consequences of what happens in the 2020 election. Many of them don’t

Why So Many Black Voters Are Democrats, Even When They Aren’t Liberal

At first blush, black voters appear to be an almost monolithically Democratic bloc. In 2016, black Americans cast 24 percent of Democratic primary votes — the largest share ever. And in the general election, 89 percent of black voters supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. That’s one of the reasons why South Carolina’s primary on Feb.

Election Update: What Our Forecast Says About Every Super Tuesday State

South Carolina has yet to vote, but there’s an even bigger prize lurking right around the corner. On March 3 — Super Tuesday — roughly one-third of Democrats nationwide will weigh in on the 2020 presidential race as 15 states and territories1 cast their ballots. We last checked in on who led polls of Super

5 Political Data Firms to Watch in 2020 and Beyond

Big Data is increasingly becoming a larger part of how and why businesses make decisions. What’s less discussed, however, is that politicians also use big data to determine when, where and to whom they pitch their political platforms. So it makes sense that there are firms that specialize in exactly that.  Here are a few