US Presidential Election Roundup 14/10 – 20/10

This week’s US presidential election round up…

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Ballots misspell President’s name [Huffington Post] Sample election ballots in Oneida County, New York have had to be corrected after misspelling President Obama’s name.

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President prepares for second debate [CNN] CNN reports on the Obama campaign’s preparations for the second presidential debate.

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Romney prepares for debate [Politico] Politico reports on the Romney campaign’s preparations for the second presidential debate.

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Obama has slight lead in polls [NBC] NBC draws together polling data that gives President Obama a slight edge in the presidential race.

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New ad satirises Romney comments [Huffington Post] A new ad produced by Obama-supporting super PACs has criticised Mitt Romney for comments he made at a private fundraiser about Latinos.

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Michelle Obama votes for President [The Hill] Michelle Obama has announced that she has voted for President Obama using an absentee ballot.

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Debate memo revealed [Huffington Post] A ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ has been released detailing a number of agreements relating to the presidential debates.

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Candidates tied in New Hampshire poll [The Hill] A new poll suggests that President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied at 47% each in New Hampshire.

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Planned Parenthood ad attacks Romney [The Hill] A new ad by Planned Parenthood has released a radio ad criticising Mitt Romney’s stance on healthcare.

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Second presidential debate takes place [ABC] ABC summarises some of the key moments of the second presidential debate.

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Biden comments on debate [The Hill] Vice-President Joe Biden has commented on the debate performances of President Obama and Mitt Romney.

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Debate ‘triggers war over women’ [National Journal] The National Journal reports that the second presidential debate has sparked a wider struggle on the part of the campaigns to appeal to women.

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NRA criticises Obama [CNN] The National Rifle Association has renewed its criticisms of President Obama over recent comments on banning assault weapons.

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Online voter registration under threat [Washington Post] Researchers have suggested that online voter registration files in Maryland are vulnerable to infiltration.

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Graham group moves closer to Romney [Washington Post] An evangelical group that previously described Mormonism as a cult has amended its website to remove such claims.

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Obama and Romney tied in poll [Talking Points Memo] Public Policy Polling (PPP) has released a national poll suggesting that President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied.

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Obama logo modified [Washington Post] The Obama campaign has updated the logo on its website to highlight its stance on issues affecting women.

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Springsteen campaigns for Obama [New York Times] Bruce Springsteen has campaigned for President Obama in Ohio.

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‘Aimed at you’ [ABC] Vice-President Joe Biden been criticised by the Romney campaign over comments Biden made about Paul Ryan’s book ‘Young Guns’.

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Early voting in Ohio [CNN] CNN reports on the potential impact of early voting in Ohio on the election result.

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Michigan poll gives Obama lead [Talking Points Memo] President Obama has a 6-point lead in Michigan, according to new polling data.

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Obama leads in battleground states [NBC] New polls suggest that President Obama is leading in Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Obama appears on The Daily Show [New York Times] President Obama discussed the administration’s response to the Libya attack last month in an interview with Jon Stewart.

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Early voting in Iowa [CNN] CNN reports on the potential impact of early voting in Iowa.

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Romney campaign moves focus from North Carolina [National Journal] The Romney campaign has moved staff members from North Carolina.

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Ann Romney on post-election plans [Huffington Post] Ann Romney has commented on her and her husband’s post-election plans.

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‘Romnesia’ [CBS] President Obama has said that Mitt Romney suffers from ‘Romnesia’ in a quip about his opponent’s issue stances.

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Obama ad attacks Romney [CNN] A new ad criticises Romney over his views on the auto industry.

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Compiled by Patrick McGhee.

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