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Day 1398

1/ The leaders of three major medical associations urged Trump to share “all critical information related to COVID-19” with the incoming Biden administration “as soon as possible” in order to “save countless lives.” The CEOs of the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, and the American Nurses Association urged the Trump administration to share “real-time data and information on the supply of therapeutics, testing supplies, personal protective equipment, ventilators, hospital bed capacity […] the capacity of the Strategic National Stockpile, the assets from Operation Warp Speed, and plans for dissemination of therapeutics and vaccines […] so that there is no lapse in our ability to care for patients.” Biden, meanwhile, noted that getting a coronavirus vaccine to more than 300 million Americans is a “huge, huge, huge undertaking” that would be further complicated by a continued delay in the presidential transition. Over the past 14 days, coronavirus cases have increased in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. There has also been a 100% or more increase in confirmed cases over 14 days in Vermont, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Iowa, Ohio, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and New York. The seven-day average of new deaths in the U.S., meanwhile, eclipsed the Aug. 2 peak of 1,150. And, more than 73,000 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Monday – a new record. Dr. Anthony Fauci, meanwhile, called for the nation to adopt “a uniform approach” to the coronavirus pandemic, rather than the current “disjointed” state-by-state response. (NBC News / Washington Post / New York Times / NBC News / Bloomberg / Wall Street Journal)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2020/11/17/day-1398/
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Michigan’s Wayne county (Detroit is there - 80% black) is deadlocked by their 2 R’s and 2 D’s on certifying the election results. R’ s citing some precincts are out of balance.

Could it stop here? :stop_sign:

Trump fires DHS Chris Krebs who handled the security of the elections.
Trump did it by tweet.

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As the battle for control of the U.S. Senate intensified in Georgia, Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff on Tuesday suggested an ally of President Donald Trump may have committed a crime in approaching the top state election official about vote counting.

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Ok…Wayne County has been decided on…and the votes have been certified. Public pressure (people yelling/protesting) turned it around.

Lawyer Neal Katyal (MSNBC contributor)

And Trump’s tweet

Adding this WAPO article

It explains the certifying process with 83 canvassing boards for the entire Michigan state. But because it was Wayne County, with a majority black population and one of the big reasons that Biden won MI and "put him over the top,’ that the R’s wanted to put a stop to it.

Between the time this article published and a few more hours, Wayne County decided to accept the vote tally.

The focus on Wayne County’s vote — which effectively put Biden over the top in Michigan — has put a spotlight on the usually anonymous officials in charge of certifying votes.

The 83 county canvassing boards in the state are required by law to report certified numbers to the state canvassing board, which will meet Monday to begin its process.

Each county board is composed of two Democrats and two Republicans, appointed by their parties for staggered four-year terms. Before they certify the results, the boards spend two weeks reviewing poll books and vote totals and resolving any discrepancies that need to be corrected. The main task: to check whether the number of votes reported by the voting machines in each precinct match the number of voters recorded in poll books.

“We’re not here to talk about the van full of ballots that showed up at 3 a.m. or whatever people are alleging happened. That’s not why we’re here. We’re here to look at those poll books,” said Michelle Voorheis, a Republican member of the Genesee County Board of Canvassers.

adding - The R two holdouts

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