- Joe Biden is still the favorite to win the 2020 US Presidential Election with -190 odds.
- Twitter and Facebook blocked an article with negative details about Joe Biden.
- Donald Trump’s odds to be re-elected US President are listed at +155.
WASHINGTON D.C. – The 2020 US Presidential Election took yet another twist as President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden continue their battle for the White House.
The second Presidential debate was supposed to be held last night but since the two campaigns could not agree to terms on how to safely hold the event it was canceled.
The cancellation of the second debate led to Biden and Trump hosting separate televised town hall events (at the same time) where they answered questions from concerned voters. While viewership doesn’t translate to success at the polls Biden did pull off a minor victory on Thursday.
BREAKING: Early ratings say Biden beats Trump by millions of viewers for town hall, Biden drew 12.7 million viewers to Trump’s 10.4 million.— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 16, 2020
The Biden campaign winning the viewership battle could be a sign of what’s to come in the Election but that remains to be seen.
Nonetheless, Trump has shown his hand and played another October Surprise that surrounds the FBI and emails again. This time even Twitter and Facebook received backlash as they tried to verify the validity of the New York Post article before the possible misinformation was spread. Thus creating a big mess and a new conversation on the Big Tech companies which is a topic for another day.
The NY Post article detailed how Hunter Biden introduced then-Vice President Biden to a high-ranking member of a Ukraine energy company.
Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has tried to ignite the flame of Hunter Biden’s foreign dealings yet again.
The emails obtained from Hunter Biden’s hard drive reveal Joe Biden lied about Burisma, and more.— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 14, 2020
Tonight I react and share a private text message that describes the ongoing schemes by the Biden Crime Family.
HERE: https://t.co/1SAwTyEwk9 pic.twitter.com/9xPewCChWN
Trump’s right-hand man has been pushing this story through various media outlets. Though the response to this “scandal” hasn’t picked up the steam some Trump supporters would hope. The Biden campaign has yet to come out and rebuke the allegations.
"The Bidens were stealing money from Iraq, Ukraine, China, Romania, and don't forget the $3.5 million from Moscow."@RudyGiuliani tells @ShaunKraisman that the media has a conspiracy to protect Biden. https://t.co/VlT7z8v2lm pic.twitter.com/hXuNlsdbTv— Newsmax (@newsmax) October 15, 2020
However, it has been widely reported that Giuliani could be compromised by Russian meddling in the Election, but this hasn’t caused President Trump to distance himself from the former Mayor.
“intelligence agencies warned the White House late last year that Russian intelligence officers were using Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani as a conduit for disinformation aimed at undermining Biden.— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 16, 2020
“Mr. Trump shrugged it off, officials said” https://t.co/zKt2qe58vu
Since that article was published the Biden Campaign has been silent on the matter with no questions being asked about it at the town hall held last night. The latest scandal also hasn’t had any effects on Biden’s Presidential Election odds.
Odds To Win 2020 President Election
- Joe Biden -190
- Donald Trump +155
- Mike Pence +5000
- Kamala Harris +6600
- Hillary Clinton +10000
Biden still has the shortest odds to win the election at -190 and has even begun to extend his lead over Trump at sportsbooks. The Hunter Biden email scandal seems to have had no effect in swaying the mind of sportsbooks or the American people. Though the full magnitude of a bombshell (or not) like this likely won’t be known until after Election Day.
Whatever becomes of this Hunter Biden email fiasco has yet to be determined but the early indications are that this will blow away for the Biden campaign by the time most Americans head to the polls to cast their vote.
US authorities are investigating whether recently published emails that purport to detail Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings are connected to an ongoing Russian disinformation effort targeting Biden's presidential campaign, two sources tell CNN https://t.co/5hweP0b2rl— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) October 16, 2020
Until then the FBI is investigating and in the process of validating the information in the emails as they could potentially be a plot to undermine the Biden campaign. If it’s found the Russians did play a part in planting these emails it could have serious implications for both campaigns so stay tuned.