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Early Voting favors Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump, says Survey

In the past month, Arizona has gradually moved from a solid Trump state to a marginal Clinton state

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October 30, 2016: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is leading the early voting survey in the past two weeks by 15 percent against Republican Donald Trump, says Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project. Republican nominee Donald Trump had a big loss just before 11 days before the U.S. presidential election.

Though data is not available, Clinton is enjoying an edge in states like Ohio, Arizona, Texas and Georgia.

According to University of Florida’s United States Election Project, in about 20 percent of the electorate, 19 million Americans have voted so far in the elections.

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On Friday, the FBI said to Reuters, they were examining the emails belonging to Huma Abedin, Clinton’s close aide, which were found on the computer of Anthony Weiner, Abedin’s estranged husband. He is suspected of sending illegitimate information of an investigation to a teenager. The survey was conducted before the news came out. So, having so many ballots locked down before 8th November, it will be a good news for the Clinton campaign.

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However, it is unclear if this incident is going to have an effect on Clinton’s campaign. Until Friday, her campaign had weathered the FBI investigation. The FBI has refused to disclose any information regarding the emails. They said that investigation will be closed since these emails were sent when Clinton was secretary of the state.

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While Trump campaign was busy fighting with continuous accusations by women of sexual harassments, Clinton held an average four to seven percentage points in polls. Trump also struggled in the recent presidential debates, when he was questioned about his taxes, mentioned Reuters.

The State of the Nation polling results which were released Saturday mentioned- “As of Thursday, Clinton’s odds of receiving the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency remained at greater than 95 percent. She would win by 320 votes to 218, with 278 votes solidly for the Democrat.”

According to the project, this lead is similar to the lead enjoyed by President Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney when Obama won by 332 electoral votes against Romney’s 206.

But the past few weeks have brought trouble for Clinton’s campaign. Clinton spoke about the release by WikiLeaks of the emails that were supposedly hacked from her manager’s account. This week’s leaked emails raise questions on the finances of former president Bill Clinton, mentioned Reuters.

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As per the results of States of the Nation, Florida, and North Carolina were still tilting toward Clinton, Ohio is still a toss-up. The polling suggests that the state is deadlocked between the two candidates. However, among the early voters, Clinton was up by double digits.

According to the project report in Arizona, Clinton also was solidly ahead among early voters. In the past month, Arizona has gradually moved from a solid Trump state to a marginal Clinton state; although it is still too close to call. Trumps’ lead in Georgia fell to five percent this week, down from eight percent last week. He has a lead in Texas. But, among the early voters, Clinton had a double-digit edge.

The State of the Nation project is a survey conducted every week with 15,000 people from all 50 states.

Prepared by Diksha Arya of NewsGram. Twitter: @diksha_arya53

 

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President Donald Trump Can Begin Steps to Pull United States Out of Landmark Paris Climate Agreement

It was negotiated in 2015 with lots of prodding by the United States and China and went into effect Nov. 4, 2016

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In the Paris agreement, nearly 200 countries set their own national targets for reducing or controlling pollution of heat-trapping gases Wikimedia Commons

For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement. Starting Monday he finally can do something about it.

Even then, though, the withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn’t become official until at least the day after the 2020 presidential election.

In the Paris agreement, nearly 200 countries set their own national targets for reducing or controlling pollution of heat-trapping gases. It was negotiated in 2015 with lots of prodding by the United States and China and went into effect Nov. 4, 2016.

The terms of the deal say no country can withdraw in the first three years. So Monday is the first time the U.S. could actually start the withdrawal process, which begins with a letter to the United Nations. And it doesn’t become official for a year after that, which leads to the day after the election.

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Youths demonstrate for climate change during the “Fridays for Future” school strike, in front of the Ecology Ministry in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2019. VOA

If someone other than Trump wins in 2020, the next president could get back in the deal in just 30 days and plan to cut carbon pollution, said Andrew Light, a former Obama State Department climate negotiator now at the nonprofit World Resources Institute.

Light and other experts say the withdrawal by the United States, the second biggest climate polluter and world’s largest economy, will hurt efforts to fight global warming.

“Global objectives can’t be met unless everybody does their part and the U.S. has to play the game,” said Appalachian State University environmental sciences professor Gregg Marland, who is part of a global effort to track carbon dioxide emissions. “We’re the second biggest player. What happens to the game if we take our ball and go home?”

Someone else, probably the biggest polluter China, will take over leadership in the global fight, said MIT economist Jake Jacoby, who co-founded the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.

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The penalty for the U.S. “is not in economic loss. The penalty is in shame, in discrediting U.S. leadership,” Jacoby said.

Asked what the U.S. plans next, State Department spokesman James Dewey on Friday emailed only this: “The U.S. position with respect to the Paris Agreement has not changed. The United States intends to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.”

The agreement set goals of preventing another 0.5 degrees Celsius to 1 degree Celsius of warming from current levels. Even the pledges made in 2015 weren’t enough to prevent those levels of warming.

The deal calls for nations to come up with more ambitious pollution cuts every five years, starting in November 2020 in at a meeting in Scotland. Because of the expected withdrawal, the U.S. role in 2020 negotiations will be reduced, Light said.

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Even then, though, the withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn’t become official until at least the day after the 2020 presidential election. Pixabay

Climate change, caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas, has already warmed the world by 1 degree Celsius since the late 1800s, caused massive melting of ice globally, triggered weather extremes and changed ocean chemistry. And scientists say, depending on how much carbon dioxide is emitted, it will only get worse by the end of the century with temperatures jumping by several degrees and oceans rising by close one meter.

Trump has been promising to pull out of the Paris deal since 2017, often mischaracterizing the terms of the agreement, which are voluntary. In October, he called it a massive wealth transfer from America to other nations and said it was one-sided

That’s not the case, experts said.

For example, the U.S. goal – set by Barack Obama’s administration – had been to reduce carbon dioxide emission in 2025 by 26% to 28% compared to 2005 levels. This translates to about 15% compared to 1990 levels.

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The European Union’s goal was to cut carbon pollution in 2030 by 40% compared to 1990 levels, which is greater than America’s pledge, said Stanford University’s Rob Jackson, who chairs the Global Carbon Project, a group of scientists that track carbon emissions worldwide. The United Kingdom has already exceeded that goal, he said.

“The U.S. agreement is not a tax on the American people. There is no massive wealth transfer,” said Climate Advisers CEO Nigel Purvis, who was a lead State Department climate negotiator in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. “In fact, the agreement obligates no country to make any financial payments.”

Formally getting out of the Paris agreement is bad, but at this point after years of rhetoric is more symbolic than anything, said Georgia Tech climate scientist Kim Cobb. She said she is more worried about other Trump carbon pollution actions, such as fighting California’s tougher emissions and mileage standards and rollbacks of coal fired power plant regulations.

The U.S. was not on track to reach its Paris pledge, according to the federal Energy Information Administration’s latest projections.

The EIA projects that in 2025 emissions will be at 4959 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 17% below 2005 levels, about 500 million tons short of the goal. Emissions in 2018 were nearly 2% higher than in 2016, the agency’s latest energy outlook says. That spike likely was from extreme weather and economic growth, Marland and Jacoby said. (VOA)