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1st Iowa Newspaper Endorsement Went to (Take a Guess To Whom!), Plus a Young Iowa Congresswoman Endorses Biden

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Bernie's endorsement by Jumaane Williams, an American politician who has served as the New York City Public Advocate since 2019. He formerly served as a member of the New York City Council from the 45th district, which includes East Flatbush, Flatbush, Flatlands, Marine Park, and Midwood in Brooklyn.

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The following is from an article Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in the UK Guardian, by Art Cullen, Editor of Iowa's Storm Lake Times:

The senator from Massachusetts dialed up Iowa just a month before the 3 February lead-off caucuses, while campaigning in New Hampshire on Thursday.She is known for ringing local politicians, activists or voters she has bumped into on the trail. She called us to thank the Storm Lake Times, the Iowa newspaper where I am editor, for endorsing her as the leading candidate of an impressive Democratic field, the first newspaper endorsement of the 2020 Iowa caucus cycle.
We chose her because she talks that old-time New Deal religion in a way that can perhaps help save struggling places like rural Iowa; Flint, Michigan; and West Virginia.The Vermont senator Bernie Sanders could argue that he is addressing those same themes.
At some point, there has to be a reckoning between Warren and Sanders for the progressive wing. Sanders's support remains rock-solid. He may be leading in New Hampshire, and anyone might be leading in Iowa right now. I asked Warren how she could reel in my brother in Dubuque, a union man who brooks nobody but Sanders.
Warren mustered no direct answer but offered an appeal."C'mon guys, this is the best chance we have to elect a real progressive since FDR," Warren replied.That might be the strongest statement she has made about Sanders.
So far they have played each other by YMCA rules (no sharp elbows). She relishes parrying former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has bypassed the early states with a nationwide TV ad blitz.

Art Cullen is the editor of the Storm Lake Times in north-west Iowa, where he won the Pulitzer prize for editorial writing. He is a columnist for Guardian US, and is author of the book Storm Lake: Change, Resilience and Hope in America's Heartland, due out in paperback this month from Penguin

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CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday shows Bernie Sanders leading the field in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

In the Granite State, Sanders leads with a two point advantage, according to the poll. Former vice president Joe Biden followed in second position with 25 percent, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren in third with 18 percent and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg next in line with 13 percent.

No other candidates in the New Hampshire poll received double-digit support. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar registered 7 percent support. Businessman Tom Steyer and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker each received 3 percent.

31 percent of Democrats in the Hawkeye State said they had definitely made up their mind about who they would be supporting in the primary. 57 percent said they had probably made up their mind, while 12 percent said they would probably end up changing their mind.

The Iowa and New polls are the first conducted since the holiday break.

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Any routinely electoral questioning stance leads naturally into a far more troubling eventuality and that is the gaping holes in computer forensics and potential manipulations of voting machines.

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They were certainly rampant in Texas in 2018 but neither Beto nor the Democratic Attorney General candidate, Justin Nelson, seemed to want to raise the issues, not at all, and they were first published in the Dallas Morning News on October 11, 2018, almost a full month before that election in Texas.

It has happened so many times before, and no one is talking yet about how to prevent it in 2020.

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