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Why does Joe Biden always tweet from @POTUS and not @JoeBiden?

@POTUS, according to Twitter (https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-says-it-is-permanently-suspending-account-of-president-trump-11610148903), is the 'official' account for the Office of the President ...
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Why did postal voting favour Joe Biden so much?

The Democrats strongly supported voting by mail due to Covid-19, to avoid risk of infection, while Trump downplayed the pandemic. ScienceDaily: COVID-19 opens a partisan gap on voting by mail This is ...
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Why did postal voting favour Joe Biden so much?

Donald Trump spent months making statements, to the media and on Twitter, along the lines of: Mail-in ballots are very dangerous. There’s tremendous fraud involved and tremendous illegality. (source) ...
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Why do attack ads focus so much on Joe Biden's mental state but not Donald Trump's?

Because the Trump campaign crossed a line in 2016. Before this point it was generally accepted, in American politics, that politicians and candidates did not use words such as "stupid" or &...
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Has Biden's campaign, or the Democratic Party, publicly voiced their opinion on granting some sort of immunity to Trump?

In May of 2020, Biden committed not to pardon Trump or otherwise interfere with any investigations that the Justice Department may or may not carry out: Democratic candidate Joe Biden said that if he ...
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Has Biden discussed whether Trump should be prosecuted?

In the fifth Democratic debate from Atlanta on November 20th 2019, Biden was consulted on this issue by moderator Rachel Maddow. He responded that he would leave the decision up to the Attorney ...
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Why did postal voting favour Joe Biden so much?

I think the other answers are correct in that both of these are factors: Trump and some of the Republican leadership (repeatedly) slamming postal voting Republicans being less afraid of Covid-19 and ...
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Why do attack ads focus so much on Joe Biden's mental state but not Donald Trump's?

I suppose that I disagree with the framing of the question. I would argue that Trump's mental health and intelligence are frequently criticized. There are a plethora of news articles characterizing ...
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What was the point of Trump trying to get dirt on Hunter Biden's dealings with Ukraine?

Trump arguably won the 2016 election because of James Comey's last-minute, pre-election assertion that he might reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton. That had dramatic fallout in social media,...
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Is President-elect Biden the first to create an "Office of the President-Elect" set?

According to Wikipedia: Office of the President-Elect logos first began to be used by the Obama transition team in 2008 And Trump apparently also used one (same source): N.B. while that logo lacks ...
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Why do Americans consider Biden to be too old for president, but not Trump?

I too find this as puzzling (and irrational). Here are some reasons I can think of: Left-digit bias Just like buyers (incorrectly) perceive $10 to be much more expensive than $9.99, voters may (...
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What does the average American citizen think about the raid on Mar-a-Lago?

In situations in which a variable exhibits drastically different behavior in different groups, asking about the average may not be meaningful. After all, if we were to take averages, we would find ...
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Did Biden win every state (that he won) by more votes than Clinton?

Yes, though it's not a meaningful statement. According to the results by state on wikipedia (2016 results and 2020 results), Biden received more votes than Clinton in every state, not just the ones he ...
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Why did postal voting favour Joe Biden so much?

The Trump campaign did a lot to demonize mail in voting with accusations that there was a lot of fraud with it. This along with the downplaying of covid among his supporters likely led to a lower mail ...
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Has Biden's campaign, or the Democratic Party, publicly voiced their opinion on granting some sort of immunity to Trump?

No, because none of the reasons you've given for why it might happen are true it seems likely to me that Trump won't leave the White House voluntarily. As JoeW says above, he has no choice. At most ...
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Why is a "landslide win" for Biden considered impossible in the 2020 election?

In a real landslide, Biden would not "just" win the presidency: He'd also win Texas, Florida, Ohio, and all the other battleground states that went for Trump. He'd win by such a margin that ...
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Is President-elect Biden the first to create an "Office of the President-Elect" set?

As others have pointed out, the last two presidents — Obama and Trump — used signage for the Office of the President-Elect, so that is not Biden's invention. More to the point, however, the President-...
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US government arguing for A death sentence while arguing against THE death sentence; does US Supreme Court Justice Barrett have a point?

Well, at the very least Eric Feigin - the Deputy Solicitor General who responded to Barrett's question - argued that the positions aren't contradictory. The administration's position is that the ...
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What is the "Biden rule" mentioned during the nomination of Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court?

A short piece on PolitiFact published at the time in 2016 put Biden's 1992 speech in its political context: Biden's floor speech was on June 25, 1992, more than three months later in the election ...
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Why do attack ads focus so much on Joe Biden's mental state but not Donald Trump's?

The answer is consistency. If you look at videos of Trump campaigning 5 years ago he looks approximately the same as he looks today. His speech patterns in 2015 were odd, but they remain odd in 2020. ...
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Has Biden held far fewer press interviews than Obama or Trump in an equivalent time period?

There aren't numbers for the first 100 days AFAIK, but The American Presidency Project has a feature that tracks these numbers by year, dating back to President Calvin Coolidge. President Biden has ...
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Why do Americans consider Biden to be too old for president, but not Trump?

I am French and we (in general) loosely follow US politics because, well, this is the US. I do not have any special affinities for the US but vastly prefer Democrats to Republicans. This is also the ...
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Given there is no primary on the democratic side, why isn't there a push to get Democrat voters to vote Trump out in the primary?

Joe W's answer is a good frame challenge that refutes the question's premise (i.e. that the Democrats aren't holding primaries), but I'd like to focus on the question itself: why hasn't there been a ...
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What does the average American citizen think about the raid on Mar-a-Lago?

FiveThirtyEight did a good aggregation of polling on the topic. A Feb. 16-20 poll from Suffolk University/USA Today, for instance, found that 56 percent of registered voters thought the National ...
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Why does Joe Biden always tweet from @POTUS and not @JoeBiden?

By only tweeting official things from @POTUS, Biden isn't making @JoeBiden a public forum. A circuit court ruled that Donald Trump's use of his personal Twitter account for public statements meant ...
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Why do Americans consider Biden to be too old for president, but not Trump?

I suspect this is pure partisan bias. Let's make the assumption that a large percentage of the country (regardless of political orientation) thinks that 70+ is a bit old for the presidency. If so, we ...
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Why do Americans consider Biden to be too old for president, but not Trump?

I think that the question Why do Americans consider Biden to be too old for president, but not Trump? fails to look at the polling data correctly. It's not true that "Americans" consider ...
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Why do attack ads focus so much on Joe Biden's mental state but not Donald Trump's?

There are two different election strategies at play, mostly aimed at two different kinds of people. This is to be expected in most elections but the tunes that the two parties are playing are so ...
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Biden's motorcade at COP26

Generally speaking, yes, the presidential motorcade travels 'with' the president. In actuality it's shipped ahead of his arrival, in military transports designed for armored vehicles. I don't have ...
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