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12:50 PM ET, October 17, 2016

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Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: 41 percent of voters say election could be ‘stolen’ from Trump  —  The American electorate has turned deeply skeptical about the integrity of the nation's election apparatus, with 41 percent of voters saying November's election could be “stolen” from Donald Trump due to widespread voter fraud.
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Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump Cites Biden as He Defends Himself
Discussion: Politico
Carrie Dann / NBC News:
Poll: Clinton Maintains 50-Point Lead Among Latinos
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Ruckus Over Rigging
Discussion: Politico, The Week and WCTX-TV
David Weigel / Washington Post:
‘Rigged’ election talk didn't start with Trump
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Giuliani on rigged election: ‘Dead people generally vote for Democrats’
Anneta Konstantinides / Daily Mail:
But Wikileaks revealed this morning that Assange's internet link had been ‘intentionally severed by a state party’  —  At 6.30am this morning WikiLeaks tweeted: 'Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party', with conspiracy theorists claiming that it is linked …
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BBC:
Wikileaks: Julian Assange's internet access ‘cut’  —  Wikileaks says an unidentified “state actor” has shut down internet access for its founder Julian Assange.  —  The transparency activist has been claiming asylum at London's Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition over sex assault allegations.
Discussion: Engadget
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
22 toxic days for Hillary Clinton
Casey Reynolds / The Midnight Sun:
MIDNIGHT SUN EXCLUSIVE: New Poll Shows Trump-Clinton Tied In Alaska  —  New polling numbers provided exclusively to The Midnight Sun by the Alaska Democratic Party show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie in The Last Frontier.  —  The poll was conducted …
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Office of Media Relations:
New GW Battleground Poll: Clinton Begins to Pull Away from Trump, and Voters Think She'll Win  —  Clinton Widening Margins on National Issues, Personality Traits; Both Candidates Disliked  —  MEDIA CONTACTS:  —  Jason Shevrin: jshevrin@gwu.edu, 202-994-5631  —  John Brandt: johnbrandt@gwu.edu, 202-994-3199
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Week
Office of Media Relations:
GW Battleground Poll
Discussion: Guardian
Tampa Bay Times:
Trump fans boo, walk out on Amy Schumer show in Tampa  —  TAMPA - About 200 people walked out of Amy Schumer's comedy show at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Sunday when she mocked Donald Trump as, among other things, an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake- college-starting monster.”  —  7 Months Ago 7 Months Ago 7 Months Ago
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Kristin Salaky / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Supporters Ditch Amy Schumer Show En Masse After She Mocks Him  —  About 200 people walked out of comedian Amy Schumer's Tampa, Florida show on Sunday—presumably in search of a safe space—after Schumer called Donald Trump an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake- college-starting monster,” The Tampa Bay Times reported.
Rene Stutzman / Orlando Sentinel:
Matthew Apperson, the man who shot at George Zimmerman, sentenced to 20 years  —  Matthew Apperson was found guilty of attempted second-degree murder after he shot at George Zimmerman's car in May.  —  Privacy Policy  —  SANFORD — The Seminole County man convicted of shooting at George Zimmerman …
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EndPlay / WFTV:
Judge sentences Zimmerman shooter to 20 years in prison
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Donald Trump Might Not Be Running for President  —  In June, Sarah Ellison reported, “according to several people briefed on the discussions,” Donald Trump was exploring “the possibility of launching a ‘mini-media conglomerate’” after the election.  Ellison reported that Trump had put …
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Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Report: Trump's son-in-law discussing post-election Trump TV network
Jim Morrill / The Charlotte Observer:
Pat McCrory: Firebombing ‘an attack on democracy’  —  Gov. Pat McCrory Sunday called the weekend firebombing of a North Carolina Republican headquarters “an attack on our democracy,” while one GOP official called it an act of “political terrorism.”  —  In a tweet, Republican presidential candidate Donald …
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
Amid firebombing talk, CNN's Stelter says Trump ‘raising the temperature’ of rhetoric
Discussion: RedState
Louise Mensch / Heat Street:
EXCLUSIVE: Evan McMullin Utah Poll: Independent Conservative Ties Trump  —  Update: Crosstabs here (initial paywall)  —  The poll of likely voters, conducted Saturday and Sunday by Rasmussen Reports shows a sensational result in Utah, where two points separates the top three candidates.
John Wagner / Washington Post:
As Trump stumbles, Clinton weighs a striking choice: Expand the map or stick to the plan  —  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton faces a striking choice in the final three weeks of the campaign: to expand her efforts to states that Democrats haven't won in a generation …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Their Dark Fantasies  —  I'm a baby boomer, which means that I'm old enough to remember conservatives yelling “America — love it or leave it!” at people on the left who criticized racism and inequality.  But that was a long time ago.  These days, disdain for America — the America that actually exists …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama, Holder to lead post-Trump redistricting campaign  —  As Democrats aim to capitalize on this year's Republican turmoil and start building back their own decimated bench, former Attorney General Eric Holder will chair a new umbrella group focused on redistricting reform …
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Women will doom Trump  —  A recent “Saturday Night Live” featured a “Weekend Update” skit with Tina Fey playing the role of an undecided, middle-aged female voter from a suburban town in Pennsylvania.  —  It was a funny sketch, at one point skewering GOP nominee Donald Trump  —  as “a drunk clown on the street.”
 
 
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Early voting reveals warning signs for Trump
John Wagner / Washington Post:
New Clinton ad places Trump in tradition of big-screen bullies like Biff from ‘Back to the Future’
Ariel Stulberg / Vox:
Cities spent millions on fast gigabit networks. No one is sure what they're good for.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Rep. King: Trump's claims of rigged election ‘partially unsubstantiated’
Discussion: ABC News
Blake Neff / The Daily Caller:
CNN Host Claims It's ILLEGAL For Public To View WikiLeaks Emails [VIDEO]
Discussion: Power Line and BizPac Review
 Earlier Items: 
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
The Case for Trump  —  Conservatives should vote for the Republican nominee.
Discussion: Althouse
New York Daily News:
Mom dies of ‘broken heart’ after son Kalief Browder killed himself last year
Discussion: The Root, Jezebel and Gothamist
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Republicans fear for party's future
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
Biographer: Trump will get even more dangerous and unhinged as election loss looms on the horizon
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Inside Donald Trump's echo chamber of conspiracies, grievances and vitriol
Vaughn Hillyard / NBC News:
Donald Trump at Risk of Losing Arizona Despite State Party Support
Discussion: Politicus USA and NBC News