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Warren Buffett, who has a significant stake in IBM, has cut his holdings by a third this year. CNBC said that Buffett owned 81 million shares as of the end of last year, but has sold off a third of that this year.

I don't value IBM the same way that I did 6 years ago when I started buying... I've revalued it somewhat. — Buffett to CNBC

"When it got above $180 we actually sold a reasonable amount of stock," the Berkshire Hathaway CEO told CNBC, adding that he has stopped selling with the stock now below $160 per share.

Why it matters: Obviously, Buffett is not just a large shareholder, but an influential investor as well. IBM has weathered many past technology transitions, but people are raising questions about whether the company can continue that streak.

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Democrats' mail voting pivot

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Democrats spent the early months of the coronavirus pandemic urging their base to vote absentee. But as threats of U.S. Postal Service delays, Team Trump litigation and higher ballot rejection rates become clearer, many are pivoting to promote more in-person voting as well.

Why it matters: Democrats are exponentially more likely to vote by mail than Republicans this year — and if enough mail-in ballots are lost, rejected on a technicality or undercounted, it could change the outcome of the presidential election or other key races.

New interactive tool shows Biden's mail voting danger

Data: SurveyMonkey; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Voters who disapprove of President Trump most strongly are by far the most likely to vote by mail in the presidential election, according to an Axios analysis of exclusive data from SurveyMonkey and Tableau.

Why it matters: The new data shows just how strongly the mail-in vote is likely to favor Joe Biden — with potentially enormous implications in the swing states due to the greater risk of rejection with mail ballots.

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Reopening the ACA debate is politically risky for GOP

Data: Kaiser Family Foundation, The Cook Political Report; Notes: Those losing insurance includes 2020 ACA marketplace enrollment and 2019 Medicaid expansion enrollment among newly-eligible enrollees. Close races are those defined as "Toss up" or "Lean R/D"; Table: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The sudden uncertainty surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act could be an enormous political liability for Republicans in key states come November.

Between the lines: Millions of people in crucial presidential and Senate battlegrounds would lose their health care coverage if the Supreme Court strikes down the law, as the Trump administration is urging it to.

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