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1:50 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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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
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
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
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
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Early voting reveals warning signs for Trump  —  Democrats appear to be outpacing their 2012 early vote performance in several critical swing states, giving Hillary Clinton a head start on Donald Trump in some of the most important presidential battlegrounds.
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John Wagner / Washington Post:
As Trump stumbles, Clinton weighs a striking choice: Expand the map or stick to the plan
David N. Wasserman / New York Times:   What Are the New Battleground States?  —  Can Hillary Clinton win …
Dave Levinthal / Center for Public Integrity:
Journalists shower Hillary Clinton with campaign cash  —  Far fewer making contributions to Donald Trump, analysis shows  —  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to members of the media on her campaign plane in September 2016.  Andrew Harnik/AP  —  likes
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
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 …
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Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
Down-ballot GOP safe from Trump
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Ohio's Republican secretary of state calls Trump's rigged election claims ‘irresponsible’  —  Ohio's Republican secretary of state has a message for Donald Trump: “I am in charge of elections in Ohio, and they're not going to be rigged.”  —  The Manhattan billionaire has ramped up in recent days …
Discussion: The Atlantic
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Eric Bradner / CNN:
Giuliani on rigged election: ‘Dead people generally vote for Democrats’
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Guardian:
Closure of Russia Today bank accounts nothing to do with us - Treasury
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.
Jamie Gregora / The Daily Signal:
This Is the Percentage of Millennials Who Believe George W. Bush Killed More People Than Stalin  —  The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation released its first “Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Towards Socialism” Monday.  The survey showed a distinct generation gap regarding beliefs …
Discussion: RedState, Hot Air and twitchy.com
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
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Is Shep Smith The Future Of Fox News?  —  “The long look of history is going to be necessary, and I don't think it will reflect well on this time,” Smith says, “or on the voters' ability to decipher what it is they're hearing and seeing.”  —  Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post
 
 
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Chris Massie / CNN:
John McCain: 'I don't know' if Trump will be better for Supreme Court than Clinton
Discussion: electionlawblog.org
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
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Amid firebombing talk, CNN's Stelter says Trump ‘raising the temperature’ of rhetoric
Discussion: RedState and twitchy.com
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
The Case for Trump  —  Conservatives should vote for the Republican nominee.
Discussion: Althouse
 Earlier Items: 
New York Daily News:
Mom dies of ‘broken heart’ after son Kalief Browder killed himself last year
Discussion: Jezebel, Gothamist and The Root
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Women will doom Trump
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Republicans fear for party's future
Vaughn Hillyard / NBC News:
Donald Trump at Risk of Losing Arizona Despite State Party Support
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air, Politicus USA and NBC News
 

 
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