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April 16, 2020
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“Dems in Array.”

In This Episode

Democrats win a stunning upset in Wisconsin, Joe Biden wins the endorsements of Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, and Data for Progress polling guru Charlotte Swasey joins Jon and Dan to break down brand new polling that details which arguments about Trump’s handling of the coronavirus are most persuasive to voters.

Show notes

Dems in Array

  • NYT: Democratic Victory in Wisconsin Looms as ‘Clarion Call’ for Trump
  • NYT: Upset Victory in Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Gives Democrats a Lift
  • WaPo: Liberal challenger defeats conservative incumbent in Wisconsin Supreme Court race
  • Guardian – Republicans tried to suppress the vote in Wisconsin. It backfired
  • NY Mag – The Wisconsin Results Should Worry Republicans Everywhere
  • FiveThirtyEight – What Went Down In The Wisconsin
  • New Yorker – How Democrats Won Big in Wisconsin
  • The Atlantic – ‘I Am Stunned’: Wisconsin Democrats’ Improbable Victory
  • NY Mag – Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Voted Absentee Before Making Everyone Else Vote in Person
  • WaPo: Plumine – What the big upset in Wisconsin says about beating Trump
  • WaPo: Democratic voter motivation in Wisconsin has Republicans worried
  • WaPo: What the big upset in Wisconsin says about beating Trump
  • NYT: Look to Wisconsin for Lessons on a Digital Campaign During a Pandemic
  • Mother Jones – Republicans Are Trying to Kick Thousands of Voters Off the Rolls During a Pandemic
  • Bloomberg – Texas Ordered to Allow All Votes by Mail, ACLU Says
  • Mother Jones – A Texas Judge Just Greenlit Democrats’ Effort to Increase Vote-By-Mail
  • CNN: Virginia governor makes Election Day a holiday and expands early voting
  • NYT: Virginia’s New Laws on L.G.B.T. Protections, Guns and Marijuana Reflect a Shift in Power
  • Detroit News – U.S. Court of Appeals upholds Michigan’s redistricting commission
  • Vox: Kentucky just made it harder to vote during a pandemic
  • WaPo: Democratic lawsuit challenging Arizona absentee ballot deadline cites Supreme Court ruling on Wisconsin primary
  • WaPo: Barack Obama’s endorsement of Joe Biden, annotated
  • Slate: Obama, Endorsing Biden, Says Obama Policies Aren’t Good Enough Now
  • FiveThirtyEight: How Much Does Obama’s Endorsement Of Biden Matter?
  • The Nation: Can Obama Unite the Democrats Behind Biden?
  • HuffPo: Most Democratic Voters Are Satisfied With Biden, But Fewer Say He Was The Best Option
  • NYT: Barack Obama Endorses Joe Biden for President
  • Politico: Barack Obama wins the Democratic primary
  • CNN: Democratic primary voters may punish candidates critical of Obama
  • NYT: Accelerate the Endgame’: Obama’s Role in Wrapping Up the Primary
  • Politico: Warren endorses Biden as Democrats unite for the fall
  • Axios: Elizabeth Warren endorses Joe Biden


  • FiveThirtyEight: How Americans View The Coronavirus Crisis And Trump’s Response
  • Navigator – Communicating in Crisis Daily Poll April 15
  • Politico: It’s the coronavirus, stupid
  • Mother Jones – The 2020 Election Is Now About the Coronavirus. Here’s How Progressive Groups Plan to Win It.
  • ProPublica: Millions of Americans Might Not Get Stimulus Checks. Some Might Be Tricked Into Paying TurboTax to Get Theirs.
  • CNBC: New government app showing you the status of your coronavirus stimulus payment has rocky debut
  • WaPo: In unprecedented move, Treasury orders Trump’s name printed on stimulus checks
  • NYT: Getting a Stimulus Check? Trump’s Name Will Be on It
  • AP: Memo: Some in US may not get stimulus checks until August
  • Politico: How Trump’s reopening plans could collide with reality
  • Reuters: Trump says close to plan to reopen economy possibly, in part, before May 1
  • Politico: Trump promised a big announcement. Then he read off a long list of names.
  • WaPo: CDC, FEMA have created a plan to reopen America. Here’s what it says.
  • WaPo: White House aides, outside groups launch effort to reopen economy, but Mnuchin says decision poses risks
  • NYT: Governors team up to discuss reopening their states. Trump asserts “total” authority to overrule them.
  • Daily Beast: Trump: ‘It’s My Decision,’ Not Governors’, to Reopen
  • NBC News: Trump eager to restart economy by May as he weighs ‘toughest’ decision of his presidency
  • NY Mag: Trump Wants to Reopen the Economy Because He’s Panicking About Reelection Polls
  • CNN: Disastrous jobs data sharpens Trump’s dilemma over closed economy
  • The Hill: Pelosi: ‘Shameful’ for Trump to order his name on coronavirus stimulus checks
  • Marketwatch: Pelosi rips Trump, warns Americans to ‘ignore the lies’
  • Politico: Pelosi looks to seize Trump’s bully pulpit
  • Vox: Joe Biden’s coronavirus response garners mixed reviews from Democrats
  • FiveThirtyEight: The COVID-19 Blame Game Is Going To Get Uglier
  • CNN: How coronavirus has reshaped Democratic plans for 2020
  • Reuters: Democrats tread carefully in attacking Trump on coronavirus
  • Politico: Dems find a rallying cry: Trump tanked the economy