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Trump campaign to sue Nevada over election process changesJoin us for an online event with Eric Holder to discuss voter suppression in the 2020 election, Thursday at 5pm ET. Register nowSign up to our First Thing newsletter 1.52pm BST Cori Bush has been on CNN this morning after her primary victory last night. Of what it demonstrated that she was able to topple the political dynasty of William Lacy Clay, she said:It says that it’s time for regular everyday people to have a voice. People are looking for a fighter right now, a champion. And you know that’s something that I’ve exhibited for years, and the community is ready for that. St. Louis said ‘It’s time’.Cori Bush, a nurse who became politically active following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary for Missouri’s First Congressional District: “It’s time for regular, everyday people to have a voice” pic.twitter.com/x9TQs0Ksib 1.39pm BST Sen. Kelly Loeffler did not endear herself to WNBA players earlier in the year when the staunch supporter of Donald Trump wrote to the WNBA opposing the league’s support of Black Lives Matter.The players have responded – by wearing shirts wearing “Vote Warnock” t-shirts to games, in reference to Raphael Warnock, who is running in Georgia against Loeffler for her US Senate seat. Related: WNBA players’ shirts urge fans to vote against Dream owner and senator Loeffler Continue reading…

Cori Bush has been on CNN this morning after her primary victory last night. Of what it demonstrated that she was able to topple the political dynasty of William Lacy Clay, she said:

It says that it’s time for regular everyday people to have a voice. People are looking for a fighter right now, a champion. And you know that’s something that I’ve exhibited for years, and the community is ready for that. St. Louis said ‘It’s time’.

Cori Bush, a nurse who became politically active following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary for Missouri’s First Congressional District: “It’s time for regular, everyday people to have a voice” pic.twitter.com/x9TQs0Ksib

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler did not endear herself to WNBA players earlier in the year when the staunch supporter of Donald Trump wrote to the WNBA opposing the league’s support of Black Lives Matter.

The players have responded – by wearing shirts wearing “Vote Warnock” t-shirts to games, in reference to Raphael Warnock, who is running in Georgia against Loeffler for her US Senate seat.

Related: WNBA players’ shirts urge fans to vote against Dream owner and senator Loeffler

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