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2020 candidate Andrew Yang's campaign says it raised $10 million in 2019's third quarter, according to Politico.

Why it matters: Yang's Q3 report is more than triple the $2.8 million he raised in the second quarter — a push powered by some strong debate performances that elevated his national profile.

The state of play: Yang outpaced Sen. Cory Booker's $6 million and came close to Sen. Kamala Harris' $11.6 million.

  • But Yang's Q3 performance is still far outside the top tier of fundraisers in the Democratic field. So far, Pete Buttigieg has reported a Q3 haul of $19.1 million, topped only by Sen. Bernie Sanders' $25.3 million.

By the numbers: Yang's campaign said nearly 300,000 people have donated — almost double the threshold required to qualify for the November debate.

Context: Yang's campaign told Politico that it received $1 million in the 72 hours after the September debate in which he announced that he was giving away $120,000 to 10 families over a year to promote his signature campaign proposal: universal basic income, branded by Yang as the "freedom dividend."

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U.S. officials: Iran and Russia aim to interfere in election

Iran and Russia have obtained voter registration information that can be used to undermine confidence in the U.S. election system, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced at a press conference Wednesday evening.

Why it matters: The revelation comes roughly two weeks before Election Day. Ratcliffe said Iran has sent threatening emails to Democratic voters this week in states across the U.S. and spread videos claiming that people can vote more than once.

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Supreme Court blocks Alabama curbside voting measure

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday evening blocked a lower court order that would have allowed voters to cast ballots curbside at Alabama polling places on Election Day.

Whit it matters: With less than two weeks until Election Day, the justices voted 5-3 to reinstate the curbside voting ban and overturn a lower court judge's ruling designed to protect people with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic.