Trump’s Amy Coney Barrett Pick for Supreme Court Might Backfire, Analysts Say

Trump’s commitment to picking a woman appears political: Trump’s administration has been criticized for being male-dominated, and his support is dwindling with women voters. That includes white women, who played a key role in his 2016 victory. Picking Amy Coney Barrett is likely an effort to bring them back into the fold.

But when it comes to winning over voters, analysts agreed the strategy appears at the very least ineffective—and potentially counterproductive.

On November 3, Women Will Choose America’s Role in the World

The COVID-19 crisis has painfully demonstrated that foreign policy is not a high-minded consideration: America’s health, economy and security are linked to the world’s, and decisions about foreign affairs will determine whether and how we defeat dangers before they reach our shores. This November, women voters will choose the U.S. president, and by extension, will determine what the United States’ global role means for the American people.

What Can Democrats Do if Amy Coney Barrett Is Confirmed?

Everything from health care and child care access to sexual harassment and workplace discrimination are likely to land in front of an increasingly anti-woman bench unless we move urgently to reverse the Republican theft of the Supreme Court—starting by adding seats.

Democracies can’t function when Courts are stolen, and Court expansion is the only proportionate, effective and legitimate response to Republicans illegitimate theft of the Court.

In North Carolina, Black Voters’ Mail-In Ballots Far More Likely to Be Rejected Than Any Other Race

According to a new analysis of 2018 mail-in absentee ballot data from the State Board of Elections, ballots mailed by Black voters during the midterms were more than twice as likely as those sent in by white voters to be rejected. This disparity—similar to gaps in other states—raises concerns about the equity of ballot counting and whether systemic racism and voter disenfranchisement may be tainting elections.

So far, 2020 shows a similar pattern.