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Democrats Ritchie Torres (right) and Mondaire Jones became the first openly LGBT Black men elected to Congress.

Torres will represent New York's 15th District and Jones will represent New York's 17th Congressional District.

"It is the honor of a lifetime to represent a borough filled with essential workers who risked their lives to that New York City could live," said Torres in a statement. "My pledge to the district is simple: I will fight for you. The Bronx is my home, it is what made me who I am, and it is what I will fight for in Congress."

Jones, 33, previously served under the Obama administration in the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice.

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Also on Tuesday, Sarah McBride, a Democrat, became the first openly male-to-female trans ever elected to Congress. McBride won the election in Joe Biden's home state of Delaware.

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Eric Benet says President Donald Trump will do anything to win the 2020 election. The 36-year-old was seen leaving a polling place on Nov. 3.

The R&B crooner told Backgrid.com Trump will "lie, cheat and steal," to win the election. So far, the presidential race is too close to call.

Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Arizona are still counting votes.

Trump supporters are stunned that Trump didn't win in a landslide on Tuesday. When America went to bed Tuesday night, Trump was comfortably in the lead in battleground states.

Unfortunately, those states paused the vote count and resumed in the morning with hundreds of thousands of ballots counted for Joe Biden.

In his victory speech after 2 a.m., the president called the newly found ballots "a fraud on the American public."

He added: "This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election, frankly we did win this election."

Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in the Supreme Court where the conservatives have the majority.

"Our goal now is to ensure the integrity for the good of this nation, this is a major fraud on our nation," he said.

"We want the law to be used in a proper manner. We will be going to the US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don't want them to find any ballots at four o'clock in the morning and add them to the list. It's a very sad moment. To me this is a very sad moment. We will win this. As far as I am concerned, we already have won."

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Gwinnett County officials "threatened" rapper Offset for feeding voters waiting in line at the polls on Nov. 3.

The Lincoln Project teamed up with the Migos member to provide free meals to voters at three polling locations in Gwinnett and Fulton Counties.

The food trucks were provided by The Slutty Vegan and Big Dave's. In videos posted on his IG page, the father-of-five wore a white mask and blue baseball cap to cover his hair extensions while he prepared food inside the truck.

The 28-year-old used a bullhorn to announce the free food to voters waiting in line.

The Lincoln Project, a group of conservatives and Republicans, said Gwinnett officials "threatened" to cite Offset for campaigning within 100 yards of a polling place.

Offset is best known for being married to fellow rapper Cardi B. The couple share a 2-year-old daughter, Kulture.
 

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Maxine Waters is deeply hurt to see young Black men exercising their rights to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice.

The California Democrat who represents the 43rd congressional district disowned young Black men who vote for President Donald Trump.

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Waters, posing here with singer Janelle Monáe in September, is panic-stricken that young Black males are leaving the Democratic Party in droves.

During an appearance on "The Joe Madison Show" on SiriusXM on Friday, Waters said it is "shameful" that more Black men might vote for Trump on Nov. 3.

"It just hurts me so bad to see blacks talking about supporting Trump. I don't know why they would be doing it. I don't know why it is on their minds," she said.

The 82-year-old grandmother said Trump "does not have any appreciation for black people and black women in particular. He has no respect for us. He is not doing anything for us."

She added she will never "forgive" young Black men who vote for Trump this year.

"For those black young men who think somehow they can align themselves with Trump - not only are they terribly mistaken - any of them showing their face, I will never, ever forgive them for undermining the possibility to help their own people and their own communities."

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A lifelong Democrat on the Flint, Michigan City Council is endorsing President Donald Trump for reelection.

Flint City Council member Maurice Davis, 64, announced his endorsement for Trump on Wednesday, saying, "I'm not an Uncle Tom."

Vice President Mike Pence called Davis to the stage during a campaign rally at Michigan's Flint Bishop Airport on Wednesday.

"Vice president of the City Council in Flint. Where are you, Maurice? Let's hear it for Maurice. I'm partial to vice presidents. Thank you, Maurice," Pence said as the crowd applauded.

"Right now, the narrative has been spent: 'President Trump is full of hate.' Let me tell you something, the Democrats are full of hate," Davis said. "I'm tired, I've been a Democrat, I am a Democrat all my life, 64 years. Last four years I voted for Hillary Clinton. This year I decided to go with President Trump. I'm not a bootlicker, I'm not an Uncle Tom. I'm none of those things. I'm somebody that's in a poor, impoverished community."

Davis added, "People are losing everything, and when Mr. Trump says 'What the hell do you got to lose?' he was talking to me. But this is what I got to gain: Instead of being a divided state of America, it's time to be the United States of America.

"We're tired of suffering and nobody give a damn about poor folks. President Trump, they reached out with nothing but love from y'all all over this nation."

Davis is not the first notable Black Democrat to support Trump. The president has been endorsed by Georgia state Representative Vernon Jones, and other Black Democrats.

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and six mayors in Minnesota, all Democrats, are supporting Trump's re-election.
 

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Justice Clarence Thomas is set to swear in Judge Amy Coney Barrett as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court at the White House on Monday night, Oct. 26.

The Republican-controlled Senate will vote Monday night to confirm Barrett's nomination as the 115th Supreme Court justice.

"Justice Clarence Thomas will administer the official Constitutional Oath to Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House tonight," a senior White House official said Monday.

Judge Barrett sailed through confirmation hearings despite stiff opposition from Senate Democrats who warn she will dismantle ObamaCare and overturn Rose v. Wade.

Senate Democrats tried multiple times to delay Barrett's nomination, but her nomination is guaranteed tonight, despite questions about social distancing in the Rose Garden.

President Trump and his wife Melania reportedly contracted the coronavirus at a White House event in late September.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters Monday morning that the White House would encourage social distancing at the swearing-in event that will be held outdoors, according to The Hill.

"We're tonight doing the best we can to encourage as much social distancing as possible. It will be outdoors if it goes off as planned right now,” Meadows continued.

Trump, who held three campaign rallies in Pennsylvania on Monday, said the swearing-in event would not be a "large event" but "just a very nice event."

Trump nominated Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after a law professor at Notre Dame said, "Amy Coney is the best student I ever had."

"That's good enough for me," Trump said.
 

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett could be seated on the Supreme Court as early as Monday, Oct. 26, barring a last minute Hail Mary from Senate Democrats.

Democratic senators were noticeably missing when the Judiciary Committee voted to advance Barrett's Supreme Court nomination on Thursday.

There are a few more procedural hurdles in the way before Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court on Monday.

First, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will ask the Senate to move to executive session on Friday afternoon. Once that vote is complete, McConnell will immediately file "cloture" on the nomination.

A cloture petition to stop a filibuster -- which could delay Barrett's nomination -- can't be voted on until Sunday because it requires an intervening day (Saturday), according to Fox News.

Once the cloture petition is approved (on Sunday), Senate Democrats have 30 hours to throw that Hail Mary to disrupt Barrett's nomination.

This is the phase when the Democrats "found" an accuser who claimed she was raped by Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he was a teenager. That strategy delayed Kavanaugh's nomination to the bench.

That isn't likely to happen in Barrett's case.

After the 30 hours expires Monday evening, the crucial and much-anticipated confirmation vote begins Monday night.

If this timetable holds, the Senate could confirm Barrett as the 115th Justice on the Supreme Court around 8:15 p.m. EST Monday.

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MSNBC interviewed three undecided Black women voters in Atlanta the day before the third and final presidential debate. The segment aired on Thursday, Oct. 22, hours before the debate.

The women were passionate and very vocal about what they view as the Democrats taking their votes for granted. They each expressed their opinions that they want to hear what the Democrats are going to do for Black people NOW - not after the election.

Every four years Black people stroll to the polls and get nothing in return for their votes. They then watch as every other community benefits, while the Black community continues to struggle.

If you missed MSNBC's segment last night, I posted a clip below. I also posted a reaction video from a young man who digs deeper into the problem of Democrats courting the Black vote before every election and then ignoring the needs of the Black community for years.
 

 

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Former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail to drum up support for Joe Biden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

The small turnout for Obama was in stark contrast to the huge audiences he once commanded during his two terms as U.S. president.

Biden is polling ahead of President Donald Trump in the battleground state of Pennsylvania that Trump narrowly won in 2016.

But you couldn't tell judging by the light turnout for Obama's speech. Normally, an Obama appearance attracted thousands of adoring supporters. But only about three dozen people turned up at a drive-in campaign rally to hear Obama speak in a Philly park.

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Afterwards, Obama strolled through the neighborhood with his Secret Service protection. He stopped to speak with a handful of Biden/Harris volunteers at a Voter activation Center (VAC).

There, he picked up a megaphone and spoke to the handful of volunteers, who didn't know what to make of the odd scene. The gaggle of reporters and photographers outnumbered the volunteers and onlookers.

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Obama is hoping to motivate young Americans and Black voters in the final stretch of the White House race. Polls show Black male voters are shifting away from the Democratic Party.

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President Donald Trump urged his loyal supporters to put their faith in God, not masks during a campaign stop in Greenville, NC on October 15.

The president, who recently recovered from Covid-19, urged his followers not to rely on face masks, which could potentially expose them to the coronavirus.

A recent study by the CDC found 74% of people who "always" wore face masks contracted the coronavirus.

"Masks, no masks... you can do all you want, but you know, you still need help from the boss," Trump said, as he pointed to the sky.

"Somebody said to me the other day, 'You're the most famous person in the world by far.' I said, 'No I'm not.' They said, 'Who's more famous?' I said, 'Jesus Christ.' I'm not taking any chances..."

Elsewhere in his speech, Trump promised to reopen schools and stop the leftist's "radical indoctrination" of school children.

"We will stop the radical indoctrination of our students and restore patriotic education to our schools. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history and always respect our great American flag. And we will live by the timeless words of our national motto, 'In God we trust,' and that won't be changed."

Trump received enthusiastic applause from huge crowds when he returned to North Carolina to speak at a rally in Gastonia on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

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He was accompanied by conservative YouTube vloggers Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, aka Diamond and Silk, who led the crowd in chants of "Four more years!"

"Just want you all to know that we are the United States of America -- not China, but the United States of America," they told the crowd.

The North Carolina natives urged the crowd not to listen to the liberal news media, who they referred to as "the enemy of the people."

"People keep saying, "Oh my God, I feel like a slave," said Hardaway. "Well, if you are standing out here in this crowd..., you ain't never been no slave! You don't know nothing about slavery," she said, as the crowd cheered.

She added: "And anybody that feels like a slave, how about you stop voting like a slave and maybe you won't feel like one."

Watch Diamond and Silk's speech in Gastonia, NC below.