The Countdown: Kellyanne Conway, Miles Taylor and the speculation game

Published:Thursday, 29 Oct 2020 01:10

The Countdown: Kellyanne Conway, Miles Taylor and the speculation game

There are five days to go and it wasn’t Kellyanne.

And although we do now know the identity of the “insider” who wrote Anonymous – the famous takedown of the Trump administration – looking at who didn’t write it is just as revealing.

Donald Trump is doubling down on his message that coronavirus is almost at an end, telling one rally “we are rounding the turn”. US cases have risen sharply in the past two weeks.

2. Joe Biden did the opposite, saying the president was being reckless: “I’m not running on the false promise of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch.”

3. Two Supreme Court rulings went the way of Democrats, so now Pennsylvania and North Carolina can accept mail-in ballots for several days after polling day – although some argue that one of those decisions might not be the win it seems.

4. More celebrities are speaking up for their candidates. Alicia Keys (pictured below) spoke to the crowd at an event for Democrat running mate Kamala Harris in Phoenix, Arizona, while golfer Jack Nicklaus gave his vote to Mr Trump.