Election 2016: Pumpkin "Trumpkins" and "Sander-lanterns"

We are bombarded with torrential news coverage of the 2016 election every day now...

A Google search of that very term, "2016 election," yielded more than 286 million news results today. That compares to 33 million results it rendered just two days ago on Wednesday. That's a 115% uptick in search volume.

That's why we at Money Morning have gathered the latest, most relevant election information to keep you updated on what's going on in the world of politics as it happens.

Here's everything you need to know today...

Biggest 2016 Election News Right Now

  • CNBC's Republican primary debate set a ratings record for the channel Wednesday night with 14 million viewers, but for all the wrong reasons. Afterward, the network lost most of their viewers to cable news rivals and to the World Series. Why? Because their debate was a joke.
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  • A Flesch-Kincaid test analyzed the language patterns of CNBC's moderators Wednesday evening and established that they spoke like someone at a grade of level of 5.2, reported Daily Caller earlier today
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  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for president this morning. "I'm supporting, I am endorsing Hillary Clinton enthusiastically because we have to take on income inequality. It is the issue of our time," de Blasio told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "We have to restore the middle class and Hillary Clinton knows how to do it, will get it done, and has a progressive platform that speaks to all the changes we need, including progressive taxation, including uplifting working [people]."
  • Trumpkins - pumpkins decorated or carved to look like GOP contender Donald Trump - have taken over social media, as have gourds bearing the likeness of Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton
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  • Furious over the deal to raise the debt ceiling, Texas Republican and presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz accused Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of being "the most effective Democratic leader in modern times," Politico reported yesterday (Oct. 29).

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