Biden and Trump diverge sharply on major issuesThe ‘obvious’ winner of the debate: moderator Kristen WelkerFive key takeawaysSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 2.42pm BST Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Capitol Hill he had no health concerns, after questions were raised about pictures showing severe bruising on his hands and some bruising around his mouth. 2.22pm BST Morning… Martin Pengelly here, taking over from Martin Belam. More on Mike Pence voting – not the most dynamic subject in the world, in fact sounds like a deadpan title for a surreal painting of, I don’t know, a desiccated horse carcass with watches for eyes in a desert of maple syrup, but I’m a) tired, evidently and b) in possession of the VP pool reports and they do outline two contrasting reactions from other voters who exercised their democratic right in Indiana today:Jeanne Barber, 69, Indianapolis, came to vote without realising Pence was voting.Barber, who uses a motorised wheel chair, said she had to wait a few extra minutes to vote due to the hoopla but didn’t mind. She was waiting to go inside when Pence finished voting.Annie Gresh, 42, Noblesville, was among a handful of “handmaiden” protesters outside the city county building. They were dressed as, well, handmaidens. She wore a red handmaiden dress with a long skirt and a bonnet.“We are so against this administration and we want to turn the tide,” she said. “Instead of a blue wave we want to see a blue tsunami.” Continue reading…
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