Friday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.11.20

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

* With Wisconsin facing a deadline next week on sending out absentee ballots, the Republican majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court yesterday halted the process. In a 4-3 ruling, the court's majority said the delay is warranted because of questions about third-party candidates and whether they should appear on the ballot. One county election clerk told the AP, "This is potentially a huge disaster."

* Hoping to seize an opportunity, the DNC yesterday dispatched a mobile billboard truck to Donald Trump's campaign rally in Michigan. The truck displayed pandemic statistics, while broadcasting a clip of the president telling Bob Woodward, "I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down."

* As Rachel noted on the show last night, Microsoft issued a new statement yesterday, documenting Russian, Chinese, and Iranian hackers, and their escalating attacks on the U.S. presidential race.

* Speaking of the intersection of the tech and political worlds, Twitter announced yesterday that it will label or remove content that prematurely declares victory in the U.S. election -- a move that appears designed to pushback against Trump and the so-called "Red Mirage" scenario.

* Former Navy Sean O'Keefe, a lifelong Republican, became the latest prominent GOP voter to announce his support for Joe Biden's candidacy yesterday.

* In Missouri, the latest We Ask America poll found Trump with a modest lead over Biden in the state, 49% to 44%. The Republican ticket carried Missouri four years ago by 19 points.

* On a related note, the same poll offered the GOP more encouraging news at the gubernatorial level, with data showing incumbent Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) leading Nicole Galloway (D), 54% to 41%.

* And did the Trump campaign misspell "Nobel" while needlessly bragging about a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in a new Facebook ad? Yes. Did I laugh after seeing this despite making plenty of typos of my own? Of course.