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Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar appears confident on social media this morning that the state isn’t going to turn red in November.


Jason Wilson has further reporting on the far right in the US for us this morning:

The far-right Proud Boys group whom Donald Trump told to “stand by” during this week’s presidential debate is seen as a dangerous organization by law enforcement, according to leaked assessments of the organization from federal, state and local agencies.

Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacists during the debate, and his suggestion that the Proud Boys “stand by” during the current 2020 election campaign sent shockwaves through American politics. The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the Proud Boys a hate group.

Related: Proud Boys are a dangerous ‘white supremacist’ group say US agencies

Here’s a reminder of the two very different approaches that have emerged from the Trump and Biden camps since that exchange during the debate on Tuesday night when Donald Trump told the Proud Boys, a white supremacist group, to “stand back and stand by” before saying that “somebody’s got to do something about antifa and the left”.

The president later claimed that he did not know who the Proud Boys were, and again insisted that something needed to be said about antifa.

Related: Proud Boys: who are the far-right group that backs Donald Trump?

Chris Wallace, the Fox New journalist who acted as moderator during Tuesday’s chaotic US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, has spoke to the New York Times yesterday about the experience, saying: “I never dreamt that it would go off the tracks the way it did.”

At the start of the evening, when Trump first started speaking directly at Biden, Wallace recalled thinking: “This was great – this is a debate!”, but it soon transpired that Trump’s plan was to attempt to steamroller Biden with constant hectoring interruptions.

Related: ‘It is what it is’: debate moderator reflects on Trump-Biden clash

Marianna Spring, who is specialist disinformation reporter for BBC News, has reported on the baseless conspiracy adverts about Joe Biden that have been pushed onto social media by the Trump campaign after Tuesday’s debate. She reports:

US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is running hundreds of Facebook advertisements pushing an unfounded conspiracy theory that Joe Biden cheated during the first US presidential debate.

The adverts show the Democratic Party challenger with an earpiece, and say that he refused to have his ears checked for devices prior to the debate.

Related: Facebook removes Trump campaign ads with misleading claims about refugees

Good morning, and welcome to our live coverage today of US politics. Here’s a quick round-up of where we are, and a little look ahead to what we might expect today.

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