Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.29.20

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

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

* It's Election Day in Georgia's 5th congressional district, where locals will choose a temporary successor to the late Rep. John Lewis (D). Seven candidates are vying for the seat, and if no one wins 50%, there will be a Dec. 1 runoff.

* In Monmouth's latest national poll, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by just five points among likely voters, 50% to 45%, which is a narrower advantage than we've seen in other recent national polling.

* In Pennsylvania, a key 2020 battleground, the latest New York Times/Siena poll found Biden leading Trump among likely voters, 49% to 40%, while a new Washington Post/ABC News poll also found the former vice president ahead by nine points, 54% to 45%.

* Speaking of the Keystone State, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court recently ruled that state election officials must count mail-in ballots received up to three days after Election Day. Yesterday, state Republican lawmakers asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and overrule the state court's decision.

* Because of the state's unusual election laws, Joe Biden can lose Nebraska, but still win one of the state's electoral votes if he carries Nebraska's second congressional district (as Barack Obama did in 2008). With this in mind, it's worth noting that a New York Times/Siena poll found the Delaware Democrat leading the incumbent president here, 48% to 41%.

* In what I believe is the first example of Ruth Bader Ginsburg being used in a 2020 campaign ad, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D) referenced the late Supreme Court justice in an ad late last week targeting incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis (R).

* At a White House Q&A over the weekend, Donald Trump pointed to the Democrats' Iowa caucuses as part of his case against 2020 balloting, arguing, "Many ballots were missing." In reality, there were no ballots in the Iowa caucuses, making this line of attack quite foolish.