Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Joe Biden's campaign this morning unveiled a new, minute-long television ad that will serve as its closing message.
* On a related note, Donald Trump this morning released a campaign-style video this morning about last night's White House ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
* Remember when Barack Obama picked up an electoral vote in Nebraska in 2008? Keep that in mind when reading about Trump deciding to host a campaign event in Omaha tonight.
* In Texas, the latest New York Times/Siena poll found Trump with a modest lead over Biden, 47% to 43%, while in the Lone Star State's U.S. Senate race, the same survey found incumbent Sen. John Cornyn (R) with a more comfortable lead over M.J. Hegar (D), 48% to 38%.
* On a related note, the Biden campaign is airing ads this week in the Dallas-Ft. Worth media market, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who's been helping Biden in Florida, is now launching a new ad blitz in support for the Democratic ticket in Texas and Ohio.
* Despite Trump's recent tweets suggesting Californians support his candidacy, the final UC Berkeley Institute for Governmental Studies poll finds Biden leading the Republican incumbent in the Golden State, 65% to 29%. If this is correct, the president is on track to lose California by an even larger margin than he did in 2016.
* Despite reality, Trump tweeted last night that he's aware of "problems and discrepancies" with mail-in ballots, adding that the country "must have" a "final total" on Nov. 3. Twitter soon after flagged the missive, telling the public, "Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about how to participate in an election or another civic process."
* In three of the nation's most important battleground states, the latest polling from the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found Biden leading Trump by 10 points in Michigan (52% to 42%), eight points in Pennsylvania (52% to 44%), and nine points in Wisconsin (53% to 44%). If Biden wins these three states, while also holding onto each of the states Hillary Clinton won, it will be enough to put him over the 270 electoral-vote threshold.
* And though there was apparently some confusion about this yesterday, Biden did not actually confuse Trump and George Bush in a television interview over the weekend.