Key Senate races begin to tighten two weeks out from election

This is a rush transcript from “Special Report” October 20, 2020. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: Hi, Jesse, thank you. Good evening, welcome to Fox News headquarters in New York. I’m Bret Baier.

Breaking tonight, there is renewed optimism that the Trump administration and House Democrats may agree on a last-minute coronavirus relief package before the election.

Today’s negotiations ended about an hour ago without conclusion, but a promise of another round tomorrow on specifics.

Right now, President Trump is on his way to a campaign stop in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania. The event in Erie begins at the top of the hour.

Earlier today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued their narrowed differences, they narrowed them further just on how much to spend, how to do it. The question is

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The Top 10 Tech Stocks to Buy Before the 2020 Election

The current investor sentiment around tech stocks is a polarizing one. Investors have a lot to consider with the upcoming election upon us. They also need to factor in the general performance of tech stocks this year, and consider how they might see these stocks perform moving forward. 

Factors fueling worry here include a general sentiment that Democrat leaders are likely to impose stricter laws on large tech companies. Upcoming regulatory woes along with the sentiment that tech stocks are due for a correction characterize the narrative to rotate out of tech. 

There was already strong sentiment from the left that these companies have been too dominant in the U.S. economy, and are anti-democratic. Recent news the form of a 449 page Congressional report adds fuel to that fire. Pundits expect that democrats will use the findings therein to bring forth bills against the large tech companies. 

One question to

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Auburn University political science professors address concerns, questions about voting, election during hourlong webinar

AUBURN, Ala., Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Six Auburn University political science professors addressed public concern about everything from cybersecurity to potential wait times at polling locations less than two weeks ahead of Election Day during an hourlong webinar session on Friday.

Mitchell Brown, Kathleen Hale, Soren Jordan, Jon Fisk, Bridgett King and Ryan Williamson—all members of Auburn’s Election Administration Initiative, or EAI—joined Auburn Student Government Association Executive Vice President of Outreach Michael Bennett to offer their thoughts about the impending elections in a webinar titled “Voting in 2020: What to Expect.” The group discussed a variety of topics during the session, including polling location logistics, early voter turnout and post-election procedure, taking questions from a group of attendees that included media, Auburn students and faculty and the public.

One of the most pressing public concerns for this year’s elections involves cybersecurity, especially in the wake of recent reports that

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FOX News Media Unveils Industry-Leading Election Technology Across Platforms

Real-Time 3D Graphics and Virtual Set Innovation Among Features Designed for an Immersive Viewer Election Night Experience

FOX News Digital to Complement Network Coverage with Interactive Live and Historical Race Data

FOX News Media will unveil state-of-the-art election technology across its linear and digital platforms during 2020 presidential race coverage on Tuesday, November 3rd. Broadcasting from FOX News Channel’s (FNC) flagship Studio F, Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum will utilize new immersive 3D graphics and enhanced studio technology for live updates, providing viewers unprecedented access to the election process and comprehensive insight into the evening’s developments.

Applying industry-leading technology from the company that created Fortnite, real-time 3D graphics and visual effects of a digitally-constructed White House will serve as an immersive backdrop to showcase the status of various races and guide viewers through the most critical developments across both FNC’s and FOX Business Network’s

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“A Blow Against Neoliberalism”: Socialist Wins Bolivian Election a Year After Coup Ousted Evo Morales

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AMY GOODMAN: We’re beginning today’s show in Bolivia, where former President Evo Morales’s political party, MAS, is claiming victory in Sunday’s presidential election. The results of the twice-postponed election have not been officially announced, but the centrist former President Carlos Mesa conceded defeat Monday as exit polls show Luis Arce has won over half of the vote, giving him an outright win. If confirmed, it will put the socialist party back in power, putting an end to the far-right government which overthrew Evo Morales in a coup November 2019. Protests have rocked Bolivia for months now, calling out the right-wing government’s use of military and police repression and violence against Indigenous communities.

At a news conference Monday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, former President Evo Morales responded to the election’s outcome.

EVO MORALES: [translated] Sooner

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Facebook blocks 2.2 million ads for violating election rules

Facebook said Monday it had so far taken down 120,000 posts for violating its “voter interference policies” ahead of the US election.

It had also rejected 2.2 million ads because the organizations behind them had not yet been authorized to run electoral or political ads, a spokesperson told Business Insider. This violates the platform’s rules on ads about social issues, elections, or politics, they said.

Facebook’s vice president of global affairs and communications Nick Clegg told French newspaper Journal du Dimanche on Saturday that Facebook had partnered with 70 specialized media outlets, including five in France, to verify information.

Facebook’s AI moderators had “made it possible to delete billions of posts and fake accounts, even before they are reported by users,” he said, in comments first reported by Agence France Presse.

The news comes amid growing pressure on Facebook to tackle misinformation ahead of the election.

New research published October

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Election Tech That’s Super Simple

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Friends, I love technology that is deceptively simple and actually helpful to human beings.

So I present to you: A new election information website for Centre County, Pa., that’s as easy to use as your favorite shopping site.

That’s it. It’s not flying cars, but it is extremely useful in a confusing election year.

This voter site and others like it were built in partnership with U.S. Digital Response, a group that started in the pandemic to match volunteers with technical expertise with local governments seeking help. It’s tech nerds putting their spare time to use.

The work of U.S. Digital Response shows that technology that does good doesn’t have to involve complicated inventions or turning over government functions to Silicon Valley giants. People with tech knowledge sometimes just need to listen

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