Donald Trump’s assertions that voter rolls are crowded with ineligible voters are getting a lot of notice this morning, but my colleagues Noah Bierman and Michael A. Memoli report that the evidence he cites is faulty.
Trump alleges that dead people, those in the country illegally and voters registered in more than one state populate the voter rolls, saying Monday that “your politicians don’t tell you about this when they tell you how legitimate all these elections are.”
Where he does cite evidence, Trump is pointing to old or questionable research, The Times reports:
Taco trucks on every corner? How about a wall of taco trucks?
That’s what the Culinary Union plans to erect outside of Trump International Las Vegas hotel ahead of Wednesday’s final presidential debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The majority Latino and immigrant union, an outspoken group against Republican nominee Donald Trump, wants to put at least five trucks in front of the hotel.
“We’re reminding Mr. Trump that immigrant workers here and across the country will be watching the debate and voting in November,” political director for the union Yvanna Cancela told BuzzFeed News on Monday.
A new billboard in Michigan mocks Donald Trump with a sentence in Arabic that reads: “Donald Trump: He can’t read this, but he is afraid of it.”
The board was put up last weekend on an interstate near the entrance to the city of Dearborn. The Chicago-based Nuisance Committee Super PAC — started in part by the Cards Against Humanity game creator Max Temkin — funded the $4,850 billboard through election day.
"We came up with it because we believe that Donald Trump's hateful rhetoric is not based on reality. It's based in fear," Nuisance Committee spokeswoman Melissa Harris told the Detroit Free Press.
Melania Trump defended her husband as “kind,” a “gentleman” who cares about women, in a new interview, adding that she advised him against doing interviews with people who goad him to say the wrong thing.
In a taped interview on Fox News' "Fox and Friends," the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said she didn’t like the idea of interviews with hosts Billy Bush and Howard Stern.
“I know those people,” she said. “They hook you on. They try to get from him some unappropriate and dirty language.”
When Donald Trump charges that the media are plotting against him, he often points to the hacked private emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, now available for the world to see on WikiLeaks.
A bewildered Trump asks repeatedly how these disclosures are not dominating the news cycle.
In another presidential election, they just might be. Tucked into the thousands of mundane exchanges that Russian hackers allegedly extracted from John Podesta’s inbox are some revelations embarrassing to the Clinton campaign.
Allegations of a quid pro quo between the FBI and State Department emerged Monday in documents released by the law enforcement agency as part of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
According to the documents, which were based on interviews with FBI agents, a high-ranking State Department official allegedly sought to pressure the bureau into changing the classification of an email related to the Benghazi attack in exchange for agreeing to help place more FBI agents in places like Iraq, where they are restricted.
But there were starkly different descriptions of who hatched the alleged deal.