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Thursday News: “Trump’s breathtaking repudiation of American democracy”; “Down-ticket Republicans lost”; Final Debate in 8 Minutes


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, October 20. Also check out PBS’ video of the final debate in 8 minutes.

  • Video: Clean energy advocate LuAnn Bennett vs. climate denier Barbara Comstock


  • Video: How LuAnn Bennett would fight “President Trump”


  • Video: Closing Statements in VA-10 debate


  • Video: Donald Trump’s night of misogyny


  • Miley Cyrus to Knock Doors for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine in Northern Virginia

    On Saturday, October 22, singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist Miley Cyrus will campaign for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine in Northern Virginia at George Mason University. As an advocate for LGBTQ rights, gender equality and environmental issues, Cyrus will knock doors to speak to students about the high stakes in this election for millennial voters, laying out Clinton’s vision for an America that is stronger together.

    With more people voting in this election than any in history, Cyrus will urge voters to visit iwillvote.com to ensure that they have all the information they need to vote for Clinton on Election Day.

  • Video: Hillary Clinton’s 3 debate performances left the Trump campaign in ruins


  • Video: Tim Kaine Rally in Charlotte, North Carolina says “I don’t lose elections”


  • Tim Kaine, speaking in Charlotte, NC today:

    “While I was speaking, Donald Trump gave a speech in Delaware, Ohio, and I might just read you the script: ‘I would like to promise a pledge to all of my voters and supporters, all of the people of the United States, that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election if I win.’ If I win. That is a direct quote from Donald Trump. Well obviously, Donald, that is not accepting the results. You’ve got to accept the results of this election, win or lose. That’s the pledge we made. Hillary stood on the stage in the first debate and said, ‘Of course I’m going to accept the results of the election.’ And that Donald Trump was unwilling to make that pledge, and still thinks he’s saying something positive by saying, ‘I’ll accept the results if I win’ shows he has a profound misunderstanding of the institutions of government and that he is trying to do something and upset a tradition that has been one of the most notable features of American democracy.”

  • Video: Trump: I’ll accept election results ‘if I win’ (can we say “unclear on that whole democracy thing?”)


  • Hahahaha, EW Jackson still upset about Ralph Northam supposedly not shaking his hand almost four years ago. In fact, “Both candidates shook each others hands before and after the appearance,” but apparently EW’s not letting this one go! LOL