Former VP Joe Biden has his running mate and it’s California Senator Kamala Harris. House Minority Whip Jim Clyburn reacts to the news.
Biden made the announcement in an email to supporters. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said he needs someone working alongside him who is “smart, tough, and ready to lead; Kamala is that person.” Biden said November’s election is a “battle for the soul of the nation.” Harris’ parents immigrated from India and Jamaica.
Harris was the first Indian American and the second African American woman to be elected to the Senate. Harris has been in the Senate since 2017. She is a former attorney general of California. She was an unsuccessful Democratic presidential candidate this year.
When it comes to Wisconsin, Joe Biden continues to lead President Donald Trump among likely voters. A new Marquette Law School poll released today shows little has changed since June. Biden leads Trump 49-percent to 44-percent in the Badger State, with six percent of voters saying they won’t vote for either one and don’t know who they will cast a ballot for. The poll was conducted last week with over 800 registered Wisconsin voters and a margin of error of nearly four-percent.
About 46-percent of all registered Wisconsin voters surveyed say they will vote in person on Election Day. According to Marquette University, 35-percent say they plan to vote absentee by mail in November and 12-percent will vote early in person. The survey also reflects Democrats are far more likely to vote by mail than Republicans, who are more likely to vote in person.