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美国大选倒计时,竞争逐渐白热化

发布者: 千缘 | 发布时间: 2020-11-1 00:58| 查看数: 106| 评论数: 0|



This is VOA news. Via remote, I'm Marissa Melton.

With one week until Election Day, Republican U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, headed Tuesday to political battleground states in a frantic push to shore up critical support to win a four-year term in the White House.

Their travel plans reflect the state of the race, with polls showing Biden ahead of Trump by seven to nine percentage points nationally and about half that in contested states that are likely to determine the overall outcome.

On Tuesday, Trump had appearances in three Midwestern states that he won in his upset victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 - Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska. [he needs those states to win] He needs to win those states again to capture a second term in office.

Meanwhile, the seemingly confident Biden had two stops in the southern state of Georgia, which has not backed a Democrat for president since 1992. Pollsters show Biden and Trump locked in a tossup to win the state's 16 Electoral College votes.

Typically, all of a state's Electoral College votes go to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in that state. Both Trump and Biden are looking to piece together state-by-state victories to get to a majority of 270 in the 538-member Electoral College, where the most populous states hold the most sway.

Mr. Trump lost the national popular vote four years ago and is likely to again this time, but he retains a chance to win the presidency a second time in the Electoral College if he can claim wins in key battleground states that he is visiting in the final days of this contentious campaign.

You can keep up on the election and plenty of other stories at our website voanews.com. We've also got an easy-to-use app that you can download. From Washington, you're listening to VOA news.

A new study says U.S. police officers shoot three times as many unarmed Black people as unarmed white people relative to their population size.

The findings from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale and Drexel University College of Medicine amount to what the authors call a "public health emergency."

The U.S. has seen waves of protest since the killing of George Floyd in May, which became a symbol of what many say is systemic racism and abuse of African Americans by police.

[a le...] A lack of official data had prevented accurate estimates about the extent of the problem.

[the study authors mapped out the ...] The study authors drew on publicly available data compiled by The Washington Post to map out patterns in such incidents occurring between 2015 and 2020. They looked specifically at people killed by on-duty police officers during that time.

The study was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. It found that the rate of incidents had remained largely unchanged in the last five years.

Myanmar's military says it's investigating the recent deaths of two Muslim boys and the injury of another while the children allegedly were being used as human minesweepers when crossfire erupted between the military and an armed group seeking independence.

Army Major General Zaw Min Tun, a spokesperson for the Burmese army, said the army is launching an investigation of the incident.

He said members of the army brought the bodies of two boys to their village and took the injured child to a military hospital for treatment. The identities of the boys have not been released.

A major opposition party in Tanzania is accusing police of shooting dead at least seven citizens amid unrest over alleged fraud on the eve of the country's presidential election.

The ACT Wazalendo party on Tuesday also said police in the semi-autonomous island region arrested its Zanzibar presidential [canabit] candidate. A police official in Zanzibar city confirmed the arrest to The Associated Press but gave no details.

Via remote, I'm Marissa Melton. You're listening to VOA news.

populous

[ˈpɑːpjələs]

adj.人口众多的; 人口密集的;

minesweeper

[ˈmaɪnswiːpər]

n.扫雷艇;


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