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Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 12.28.20

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


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

* For those keeping track of the Republicans' many failed anti-election lawsuits, a judge on Christmas Eve rejected a GOP case in Georgia, which intended to block voters from using absentee-ballot drop boxes after business hours.

* Also on Christmas Eve, a federal appeals court unanimously dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit challenging Joe Biden's victory in Wisconsin.

* Georgia's U.S. Senate runoff elections are a week from tomorrow, and the Democratic contenders are worried about running out of money. NBC News reported that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is "pessimistic" about Raphael Warnock's and Jon Ossoff's chances, and is no longer meeting with the party's top donors.

* The Washington Post reported over the holiday weekend, 'Civil rights groups and the U.S. Postal Service struck a deal on speedier ballot-handling procedures ahead of Georgia's critical runoff election, avoiding a court battle at a time the mail system is getting hammered by holiday packages and staffing shortages."

* How competitive are Georgia's Senate runoffs? How tough is the fight for every last vote? How saturated are the state's airwaves? Candidates are starting to run ads in Tennessee because they share a media market with Georgians in the northwest corner of the state.

* A USA Today/Suffolk poll released late last week found that 50% of respondents believe Donald Trump will be viewed by history as a "failed" president. The partisan split was predictable: 87% of Democratic voters said history will view Trump as a failure, while 67% of Republicans said he'll be viewed as either "good" or "great."

* And in an ugly tweet published the day after Christmas, Trump said Afghanistan's system of elections is superior to the United States' system, reality notwithstanding. He went on to suggest Joe Biden will be a "fake president."