The Political Machine 2020 v1.31 - The Big Issues Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Hard to believe there are only 6 weeks until election day! With a new slew of issues on everyone's minds, we thought it would be a good week to make some additions to bring the state of the game in line with the state of the race. New Issues National Mask Mandate: Should the federal government or regional authorities be in charge of determining the laws of mask wearing during a pandemic? Additional Stimulus Checks: Do you support sending citizens a second stimulus check and risk a ballooning deficit, or does the rebounding stock market mean the economy is doing fine as-is? Defunding the Police: Protesters have called for the dismantling and defunding of Law Enforcement, but opposition points to National Rioting as the exact reason we need that Law Enforcement. Prosecuting Rioters: To protest is American, but what happens when those protests turn ugly? Updated Issues #BlackLivesMatter: After the death of George Floyd, national protests thrust the #BlackLivesMatter movement back into the spotlight. Filling Supreme Court Vacancy: The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg last weekend has flipped the 2016 script, with Republicans looking to fill the vacancy during an election year, and Democrats looking to prevent it. Happy campaigning - it's coming down to the wire!