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“The virus is the big issue here.” “Where’s the health care plan?” “The vaccine is going to be here in two or three months. We’ll get over this by this time next year. We will be talking about the economy.” Voters tell @AlisynCamerota what issues they’re voting on.
The US reported 88,521 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday — the highest single-day total in the country since the pandemic began.
Democrats "can't forget that auto worker, the steel worker" in Michigan, @RepDebDingell says. "Focus on making sure that we're talking to White union workers... I don't believe any of the polls, I don't think anybody is up tremendously, I think it's competitive"
The US economy grew at a record 33.1% annual rate in the third quarter after huge second-quarter losses, but remains far below its pre-pandemic level.
Trump’s pandemic adviser Dr. Scott Atlas encouraged limiting Covid-19 testing to symptomatic people and de-emphasized testing asymptomatic people. This coincided with a dramatic drop in testing across Florida, even as cases surge across the US, @JohnAvlon says. #RealityCheck
“In my 34-year career... I have never ever seen a time where we had a single ward devoted to a single disease,” Dr. Paul Casey says about his Green Bay, Wisconsin, hospital. “It takes back memories of... smallpox... where we had a single disease overrunning the hospital”
“It’s cold, so folks are doing more of their lives inside and we know the virus is much more deadly inside,” New Jersey@GovMurphy says about anticipating a second wave of coronavirus cases. “A lot of the cases are coming from private homes, private gatherings.”
As President Trump pushes to stop the counting of ballots that arrive after Election Day – baselessly citing fraud - military absentee ballots could get caught in the crossfire, says @JohnAvlon in today’s #RealityCheck
Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter and camera crew as they report from protests in Minneapolis
@Bakari_Sellers cries while discussing George Floyd’s death: “It’s just so much pain … I’m raising a son. I have no idea what to tell him. It's just, it's hard being black in this country when your life is not valued”
Parkland school massacre survivor calls President Trump a "professional liar" after his NRA speech.
“Some of the President’s closest advisers did not think he had the mental acuity to do the actual job... He can’t focus and he fidgets and he gets confused... I hardly ever saw Donald Trump read a document he was handed,” says Miles Taylor, a former DHS official.