The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: You Get a Vote! And You Get a Vote!

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Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey), Madeleine Carlisle (@maddiecarlisle2), and Olivia Paschal (@oliviacpaschal)

Today in 5 Lines

  • In a speech from the White House, President Trump announced that he will issue an executive order next week on immigration, and accused asylum seekers of making a “mockery” of immigration laws.

  • In a last-minute effort to turn out his base ahead of the midterms, Trump released a race-baiting ad about immigrants and crime.

  • Robert Bowers, the suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, pleaded not guilty to all 44 counts against him and requested a jury trial.

  • Billionaire Oprah Winfrey campaigned in support of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in Marietta, Georgia, but swatted down rumors of a 2020 presidential run.

  • In an interview, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman said he has Stage 1 cancer.

Today on The Atlantic

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