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  • US President Donald Trump to marketing campaign within the battleground state of Michigan, Joe Biden to host digital fundraisers, Kamala Harris in Miami, Mike Pence speaks to army cadets.

  • US Senate to vote on Republican coronavirus support invoice opposed by Democrats.

  • Trump, beneath assault from Biden, pushes again in opposition to political impact of Woodward guide.

  • Pelosi, Pence commerce barbs on Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus.

Listed here are the newest updates:

14:15 ET – US Treasury sanctions Ukrainian legislator for interference in presidential election

The Trump administration on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Russia-linked Ukrainian legislator and three Russians for interfering within the US presidential election by releasing edited audio recordings designed to denigrate Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

The motion by the US Treasury Division is the second time in as many months that the administration has known as out Andrii Derkach by identify.

“Andrii Derkach and different Russian brokers make use of manipulation and deceit to aim to affect elections in the USA and elsewhere around the globe,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin mentioned in a press release. 

President Trump had promoted one of many edited recordings on Twitter on August 17.

Steve Mnuchin

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Ukrainian legislator Andrii Derkach is selling “false and unsubstantiated narratives”. [Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP]

13:45 ET – Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris campaigns for Latino, African-American votes in Miami, Florida

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff stopped by a fast-casual Venezuelan restaurant in Doral, Florida, to pick-up some ‘arepas’ en route from Miami airport to a marketing campaign occasion at Florida Memorial College, an traditionally Black college.

Harris elbow bumped among the prospects consuming contained in the restaurant with masks on and chatted with a few of them concerning the significance of voting, in keeping with a pool report from media travelling with the candidate.

A person consuming there mentioned, “Welcome to Doralzuela” (Doral + Venezuela). Harris laughed and responded with a “gracias” earlier than stepping into the significance of voting.  “There are such a lot of essential points,” she advised the person. “There’s a lot at stake.”

Biden lags among Latino voters in Florida the place the newest polls present the presidential race is tied. 

13:15 ET – Twitter to take away or label deceptive voting-related claims

As distant and early voting begins within the US, Twitter mentioned Thursday that beginning September 17, makes an attempt to boost questions or doubts concerning the voting course of will likely be topic to a label or removing.

“We is not going to allow our service to be abused round civic processes, most significantly elections,” Twitter mentioned in a weblog publish Thursday. “Any try to take action — each international and home — will likely be met with strict enforcement of our guidelines, that are utilized equally and judiciously for everybody.”

Mail-in ballots are already headed to voters in North Carolina and Alabama. On September 18, Minnesota would be the first state to permit in-person early voting.

12:00 ET – Vice President Mike Pence defends the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus

Vice President Mike Pence defended the Trump administration’s efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic in an look on the conservative Fox Information tv channel on Thursday morning.

“This president put the well being of America first from day one, however he additionally wished to reassure the American folks all alongside the way in which,” Pence mentioned.

“There’s that outdated saying from World Battle II, in Nice Britain, ‘Maintain calm, stick with it.’ That was the presidential management that I noticed,” he mentioned.

11:30 ET – Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump confirmed ‘contempt’ for the American folks in virus response

US Home of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi mentioned at a information convention on the US Capitol that President Trump’s remarks to journalist Bob Woodward confirmed “contempt” for the American folks.

“What the President did – in these feedback – confirmed his contempt, contempt for the American folks and their well being, contempt for science, contempt for any actual effort to crush the virus, contempt for his supporters, their kids, their mother and father,” Pelosi advised reporters.

“He hid the info and refused to take the risk significantly, leaving the the whole nation uncovered and unprepared,” she mentioned.

10:00 ET – What we’re watching at the moment

Because the fallout from President Donald Trump’s quotes in Bob Woodward’s new guide continues, US Home of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi will maintain a information convention this morning. She will likely be taking questions on his feedback and the deadlock in negotiations with the White Home and Republicans over a coronavirus support invoice.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to fulfill over lunch with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this afternoon earlier than heading to a marketing campaign rally within the battleground state of Michigan, a day after his Democratic challenger Joe Biden campaigned there selling his proposed financial insurance policies.

Biden is off the marketing campaign path at the moment and can maintain a collection of fundraisers nearly. His vice presidential working mate, Senator Kamala Harris and her husband will marketing campaign in Miami, Florida this afternoon. A collection of polls launched up to now week present Trump and Biden neck-and-neck in Florida, an important state.

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to talk to cadets on the Virginia Navy Institute this afternoon.

09:30 ET – Republican coronavirus support invoice opposed by Democrats set to fail in US Senate vote

The US Senate was set to vote on Thursday on a proposed Republican invoice that would supply $300bn in new coronavirus support, a fraction of the $3 trillion Democrats insist is required to stimulate an ailing economic system and assist folks struggling by the pandemic. The laws is anticipated to fail to garner the 60 votes wanted to advance within the Senate, the Reuters information company reported.

In what may very well be the ultimate vote on coronavirus aid in Congress earlier than the November 3 presidential and congressional elections, Republicans and Democrats seem deadlocked over the subsequent steps in responding to a virus that has killed greater than 190,000 folks within the US and practically 900,000 globally.

Mitch McConnell doesn't have the votes to pass virus aid in Senate

Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell, a Republican, doesn’t have sufficient votes to cross a $300bn virus support invoice for the US. Democrats have proposed ten occasions that quantity in a $3 trillion invoice. [Joshua Roberts/Reuters]

09:00 ET – Trump is pushing again on Woodward guide

Trump and the White Home are battling to manage the damage from journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming guide, Rage, during which Trump is quoted on downplaying the specter of the coronavirus to the American public.

The president discounted Woodward’s guide in remarks to Fox Information host Sean Hannity on Wednesday evening: “He known as. I did not take part in his final one, and he does hit jobs with all people,” Trump mentioned.

“He even did it on Obama … So I figured, you realize, let’s simply give it somewhat shot. I am going to communicate to him. Wasn’t an enormous deal … I do not know if the guide is sweet or dangerous. I don’t know,” Trump continued. “Most likely – nearly positively will not learn it as a result of I haven’t got time to learn it. However I gave it somewhat little bit of a shot. Sounds prefer it’s not going to be good,” Trump mentioned.

In a 13:02 GMT tweet on Thursday, Trump picked up a brand new line of criticism of Woodward that the Washington Put up columnist ought to have printed the interviews sooner to save lots of lives.

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Howdy and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the US elections. That is William Roberts.

Learn all of the updates from yesterday (September 9) here.

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