Tuesday tidings issue #1 - 6/24/20
Updated: Jul 7
Welcome to the very first issue of the GOVLEARN Tuesday Tidings, a new series which will bring you the latest political news in a concise and easy to read way every Tuesday.
COVID-19 cases are rising in many states including Arizona, Florida, Texas, and California. This has led many state governors to slow down the reopening process to avoid another spike in cases.
Former National Security Advisor to Donald Trump John Bolton has released his highly anticipated memoir The Room Where It Happened, after President Trump attempted to stop production of the book due to its negative portrayal of him.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's vice presidential (or "veep") shortlist has reportedly been shortened to around 6 individuals: Florida Congresswoman Val Demmings, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, California Senator Kamala Harris, and New Mexico Governor Michelle Grisham.
On June 23, primaries were held in New York, Kentucky, and Virginia for Senate and House seats. Notable results include a slight lead for Democrat Amy McGrath for the Democratic nomination for the Kentucky Senate race, and many progressives have won key victories in House primaries in New York, including Mondaire Jones in New York's 17th congressional district, who would be the first black openly gay man elected to congress. You can continue to track results here.
Relating to the Kentucky primary, Kentucky state officials chose to limit the number of polling places per county to one per county, a policy which some believe disenfranchises voters unable to travel to these locations.