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Wednesday September 22nd, 2021 11:19AM

The Latest: Harris urges young Black voters to back Biden

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris is encouraging young Black voters to embrace Joe Biden.

But she also said while campaigning in Atlanta on Friday that she’s not “going to tell Black men they have to vote for us.” The California senator said, “We have to earn that vote.”

Harris told a roundtable of Black men that the Democratic ticket “is committed” to expanding economic and educational opportunities for Black Americans and overhauling the nation’s criminal justice system.

Harris said Black entrepreneurs “don’t lack for creative ideas” but have too little access to capital.

In a separate event with Black college students, Harris vouched for Biden as someone who “has the ability to speak the words ‘Black Lives Matter’ in a way that other fella does not.”

Only later did she call President Donald Trump by name, blasting him as having a “weird obsession” with overturning any accomplishment of his predecessor, former President Barack Obama.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE:

President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are framing their closing messages in the sprint to Nov. 3. Biden spoke in Delaware on Friday on his plans to beat COVID-19 and get the economy back on track. Trump is traveling to Florida for rallies in The Villages and Pensacola.

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— Final Trump-Biden debate is marked by clashes but less chaos

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HERE'S WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON:

12:50 p.m.

President Donald Trump is reviewing his debate against Democrat Joe Biden, saying he thought it went “really well” and was an “exciting night.”

The Republican president and the Democratic former vice president squared off Thursday in their final head-to-head matchup before the Nov. 3 election. The debate in Tennessee offered more substantive discussion of issues and was lighter on the types of sometimes intense personal clashes that dominated their first meeting in late September.

Addressing reporters in the Oval Office on Friday, Trump says his more straightforward performance “was a more popular way of doing it.”

Trump says he wanted to play by the rules on Thursday although he liked his more aggressive tone in that first debate.

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12:15 p.m.

Sen. Kamala Harris is clarifying Joe Biden’s comments during the last presidential debate about transitioning away from the oil industry, saying he won’t ban the oil extraction technique called fracking.

Speaking to reporters in Atlanta on Friday, Biden’s running mate said he will “deal with the oil subsidies.”

Republicans have launched a barrage of attacks on the issue.

Biden was asked during Thursday’s debate with President Donald Trump in Tennessee if there would be “any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a Biden administration.” The Democrat offered a muddled response, initially saying he would transition away from oil, before clarifying he’d eliminate federal subsidies for the industry.

Biden’s climate plan calls for achieving net-zero carbon emissions in part through nixing subsidies, which would have implications for fracking. Biden also has proposed a ban on new gas and oil permits on federal lands but not a full fracking ban.

Republicans seized on Biden’s answer to again claim that his policies would have damaging implications for the oil and gas industry.

Harris dismisses those attacks, saying Trump “likes to take everything out of context.”

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