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  • In this June 9, 2016, file photo, director Michael Moore reacts as he poses for photographers at the photo call of his new film, 'Where To Invade Next' in London. Moore said during an online edition of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" in July 20, 2016, that he thinks Republican Donald Trump is going to win the upcoming presidential election. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

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  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., addresses the delegates during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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  • Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, center applauds with Donald Trump, Jr., left, and Ivanka Trump as his son Eric Trump addresses the delegates during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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  • Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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  • Cleveland Police Chief, Calvin Williams, left, talks with protesters on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Cleveland, during the third day of the Republican convention. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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  • In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, July 20, 2016, that Texas' strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities and the poor and must quickly be scrubbed of those effects before the November 2016 election. Voters will still need to show identification at the polls under the decision by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, according to attorneys who challenged the law, but a lower court will now also have to devise a way for Texas to accommodate those who cannot. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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  • This Tuesday, July 19, 2016 photo provided by Nick Stern shows a six-inch high, concrete-appearing 'wall,' created by an artist known as Plastic Jesus, surrounding the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Donald Trump in Los Angeles. It appeared the day the former reality TV star and entrepreneur secured the Republican nomination for president. Tourists snapped photos of the wall, topped with razor wire and plastered with "keep out" signs. The tiny wall was gone by Wednesday morning. (Nick Stern via AP)

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  • In this Monday, July 18, 2016 photo, Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of NAACP, speaks at the NAACP national convention at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati. The convention's theme of “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count” underscored the need to defend black voting rights and to get out the black vote in the first election since black turnout helped Barack Obama twice win the presidency. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES

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