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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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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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Ice Cube was a guest on "Cocktails With Queens" hosted by Claudia Jordan this week.

Ice Cube, real name O'Shea Jackson, explained why he declined to jump on a call with Democratic VP candidate Kamala Harris.

"I'm here for both administrations. I'm here to talk about the contract with Black America," he said.

He said he declined to participate in a Zoom call with Harris and 12 other celebrities because he spent a lot of time putting together his Contract with Black America. He added that the call with entertainers wouldn't be productive.

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"I felt like our plan is so broad that you can't talk about it with twelve other people who had nothing to do with it," he said.

The rapper-turned-director said he was promised a call with Harris to discuss his CWBA, but he never received that call from her.

In previous statements, he said the Biden/Harris camp told him they would get back with him after the election.

Jackson said the Republicans were willing to speak to him about his CWBA.

He said he spoke with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and they never got around to discussing his Contract with Black America.

Jackson complained about the 'Queens' hosts talking over him (particularly LisaRaye and Vivica A. Fox) who weren't listening to what he has to say.
 

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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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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.
 

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Rapper 50 Cent endorsed President Donald Trump after seeing Joe Biden's tax plan for the wealthy. The rapper shared a screenshot of Biden's tax plan on his Instagram account on Monday.

He captioned the image: "WHAT THE F***! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT..."

Fiddy, who was born Curtis Jackson, noted that California would see the stiffest tax hike: 62.6% under Biden's plan.

Biden's tax hike allegedly applies only to people and corporations that earn more than $400,000 annually.

"I don't care Trump doesn't like black people 62% are you out of ya f***ing mind," Fiddy wrote.

50 Cent, a registered Democrat, has criticized President Trump in the past.

Months ago, he called out the president for his response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"You wanted a reality show host as president. Well now you're on Survivor," he said.
 

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Joe Biden's campaign manager admitted the national polls that give Biden a double-digit lead over President Donald Trump are "inflated."

"We're not ahead by double digits. We're just not," tweeted Jen O'Malley Dillon on Thursday. Dillon went on to say the race is "far closer" than a lot of Biden supporters think. "Like a lot closer."

The Biden camp is concerned that the 2020 election will be a repeat of 2016 when Hillary Clinton had double-digit leads over Trump in 12 national polls.

In a Zoom call to supporters, Dillon said, "Please take the fact that we are not ahead by double digits. Those are inflated national public polling numbers."

With a hint of panic in her voice, she urged Democrats to get out and vote.

Some Twitter users expressed anger at the Biden camp for appearing to wave the white flag too early.

One user tweeted: "Are you trying to give me nightmares with this close talk or make sure I vote?"

But others see Dillon's warning as a calculating move to keep the other side off balance.

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A nodding woman stole the show at President Donald Trump's Miami town hall on ABC Thursday night.

The dark-skinned Latina, wearing a red mask, was seen nodding her head and giving the thumbs up while Trump spoke.

Twitter quickly dubbed her the #noddinglady and #LadyinRed. Some Twitter users demanded to know who she was so they could make her life miserable for being an obvious Trump sympathizer.
 

It wasn't long before Twitter sleuths found her. She was identified as Mayra Joli, an immigration attorney and pro-Trump activist who once ran for Congress and lost to Democrat Donna Shalala.

One user tweeted: "Are you the amazing woman behind President Trump in the town hall tonight? You were fabulous if so."

Another user wrote: "you kept me smiling during the town hall tonight... thank you!"

A third user tweeted: "Were you the red masked lady at the Trump town hall? If so...my hero!!! Made my night."

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Mayra is happily married to a former Marine and current University of Miami law professor Steve Befera. They met in 1995 and share a son, according to Heavy.com.

Mayra is active on Twitter, and calls herself a "former Democrat, always conservative."

Among her tweets in the past few weeks is a pro-Trump song by Cuban-American artists titled "Yo Voy a Votar Por Donald Trump" (I will vote for Donald Trump).

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Black Twitter expressed outrage tonight after Joe Biden equated Black people in America with the criminal justice system.

Biden made the remark during ABC's town hall event on Thursday night.

A Black male asked Biden, "Besides 'you ain't Black,' what do you have to say to young Black voters who see voting for you as further participation in a system that continually fails to protect them?"

Rather than discuss his views on police reform, Biden saw a Black man standing there and immediately equated him with the criminal justice system and being poor.

"In addition to dealing with the criminal justice system to make it fair and make it more decent, we have to be able to put Black Americans in a position to be able to gain wealth," Biden said.
 

Black viewers were understandably upset. One man wrote: "WOW, a black man asks why Joe is worthy of his vote and the FIRST thing Joe mentions is criminal justice system? He just lost my vote."

Another user wrote: "He must have forgotten about his crime bill in 1994 that has sent more black men to prison than all previous crime bills combined."

And a third wrote: "Criminal justice system? Black wealth? So when he thinks of black folks, he thinks poor and criminal... ouch."

Biden's full response to the question is below.