Morning Briefing Sunday Nov 1: Trump rocks Iowa.
Today is November 1 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch.
-Trump, Ernst take leads over Dem challengers in Iowa poll
Trump now leads Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the Hawkeye State by 7 percentage points, 48%-41%, according to the latest Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll, the newspaper reported Saturday.
In the previous poll in September, Trump and Biden were tied, each drawing support from 47% of voters, the report said.
The latest results followed a visit to Iowa by the president in mid-October, the Register reported, noting that Trump planned to return to the state Sunday with a campaign stop in Dubuque.
“Nobody’s going to do for Iowa what I did for Iowa,” the president told a rally crowd there last month, tailoring his message to the state’s corn growers, among others.
DML: I hate the reliance put on polls, but I do like them better when they show the truth.
2-Police declare unlawful assembly in Beverly Hills after Trump supporters and counterprotesters clash
The “USA Freedom Rally” was planned for 3 p.m. PT featuring multiple Republican California congressional candidates.
A group of protesters, mostly clad in black, marched from Roxbury Park to the site of the USA Freedom Rally.
“A couple of the members got into a violent attack on a pro-Trump member. It was at that point that an unlawful assembly was declared,” Lt. Max Subin of BHPD told Fox News.
The pro-Trump protester had injuries to his face and was treated by the Beverly Hills Fire Department.
DML: CA is a hell hole.
3-Trump reacts after Facebook removes ‘NJ Women for Trump’ group: ‘Put them back NOW!
“Put them back NOW!” the president wrote around 1 a.m. ET, in a message directed to the social networking giant.
Facebook’s move against the group reportedly came Saturday, without warning, just three days before Tuesday’s presidential election — and amid concerns that conservative voices are increasingly being blocked on social media.
Facebook had flagged a couple of posts in recent weeks, including some related to the coronavirus, for being problematic, Confrey told NJ.com — but she said she always deletes any posts that Facebook marks.
DML: This is why I tell you to download the DML NEWS APP. Facebook and Twitter have been compromised by radical lefty views.
4-Federal judge orders USPS to take ‘extraordinary measures’ to deliver mail-in ballots on time
Court rulings in both states say that mail-in ballots received after Election Day won’t be counted regardless of the postmark date. Other states allow ballots to be counted as long as they’re mailed on time.
Chief U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Wash., ruled that starting Sunday through Nov. 10, the Postal Service must report to his court the prior day’s “all clear” status for each facility and processing center in the Detroit area and a district covering most of Wisconsin.
If any ballots are found during an “all clear” sweep, every effort must be made to get the ballot delivered by Election Day, including First Class and Priority Mail or any other “extraordinary measures” necessary.
DML: The mail-in ballots is the worst idea of all time unless you’re a Democrat, would you not agree.
5-Legal group says cities may be violating Constitution by banning trick-or-treating because of coronavirus
Halloween was a bummer this year for many children across the country who live in cities that banned trick-or-treating because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Those jurisdictions include Beverly Hills, Calif., according to ABC 7; El Paso and Hidalgo County, Texas, according to Spectrum News 1; Springfield, Mass., according to Western Mass News; and several others.
Los Angeles County banned trick-or-treating then backtracked, according to NBC Los Angeles. It still recommends against it, however.
One libertarian group, the Pacific Legal Foundation, argues that trick-or-treating bans are unconstitutional.
“The decision to crack down on trick-or-treating is legally dubious. The First Amendment protects the right to go door-to-door for expressive purposes,” Pacific Legal wrote in a blog post. “Halloween costumes have always had a particularly strong expressive component, and that is no less true in 2020.”
It added: “This year, for instance, Dr. Anthony Fauci may be a popular costume choice, as might costumes related to ongoing Black Lives Matter protests and the upcoming presidential election. The government has no business banning this kind of expression.”
Door-to-door canvassing, especially for political purposes, has been protected under the First Amendment.
DML: Demanding and mandating a face mask is unconstitutional. In the same way I shouldn’t be told to wear long sleeves or short sleeves, no person bears the power to tell me to cover my face. And yet there has been nothing done to stop these mandates.