64% of Voters in Seven Swing States Favor Abortion Access

64%

Time: “Across nearly every faith and in all but five states, a majority of Americans support at least some access to abortion. That’s a major conclusion of a new massive survey of 22,000 people from the Public Religion Research Institute. … In the seven battleground states that are expected to define the presidential race—Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—a collective 64% of residents say abortion should be legal in all or most cases.”

This Is Not a Normal Election

“The scale of the abnormality is so staggering, that it can actually become numbing. It’s all too easy to fall into reflexive habits, to treat this as a normal campaign, where both sides embrace the rule of law, where both sides are dedicated to a debate based on facts and the peaceful transfer of power. But, that is not what’s happening this election year.”

— George Stephanopoulos, opening This Week on ABC News.

Trump Predicts (Or Promises?) ‘Bloodbath’ If He Loses

“Now, if I don’t get elected, it’s gonna be a bloodbath for the whole… that’s gonna be the least of it, it’s gonna be a bloodbath for the country, that’ll be the least of it.”

— “What was scheduled to be a guest appearance by former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally for Ohio Senate candidate Bernie Moreno, quickly turned into Trump saying there would be a ‘bloodbath’ for the country if he doesn’t win 2024,” ABC News reports.

Nearly a Fifth of Americans Believe Taylor Swift Conspiracy Theory

18%

A new Monmouth poll finds that 18% of Americans believe that Taylor Swift is part of a covert effort to help President Biden win the 2024 election.Fully 71% of those who believe this identify with or lean toward the Republican Party and 83% indicate they are likely to support Donald Trump in the fall. Also, 73% of those who believe the Swift conspiracy also believe the 2020 election outcome was fraudulent. On a less sinister note, 68% of the American public approves of Swift encouraging her fans to vote in the upcoming election.