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Biden inches closer to victory

EDITOR’S NOTE — The next full Daily News update will be Monday, Nov. 9. But here’s some of the latest election news. And if it turns out there’s any breaking news on, you know, anything important later today… we’ll post it.


Friday, November 6, 2020




► LIVE from the Washington Post — Biden takes lead in count in Pennsylvania and Georgia — Biden overtook Trump in the count in Pennsylvania as the state’s Democratic-leaning counties reported additional vote count totals. The count is ongoing. But Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes would put Biden over the 270 votes needed even with a handful of other states still too close to call. Biden also took a small lead in Georgia early Friday, though vote counting is not yet complete. Thousands of requested overseas and military ballots may arrive by the deadline Friday, and there are provisional ballots left to count.

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► From the WSJ — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says union support for Biden was strong — Joe Biden gained more of the vote from members of the AFL-CIO than Hillary Clinton did four years ago, Trumka said, crediting union members for the party’s wins in key states. “Simply put, we got out the vote,” Trumka told reporters Thursday. “In Wisconsin, in Michigan, in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden’s firewall was union made. And the labor movement is expanding the map–look at Arizona, look at Georgia.”

► From the Washington Post — USPS processed 150,000 ballots after Election Day, jeopardizing thousands of votes — More than 150,000 ballots were caught in U.S. Postal Service processing facilities and not delivered by Election Day, including more than 12,000 in five of the states that have yet to be called for either Trump or Biden. The number of mailed ballots not delivered by Nov. 3 is expected to grow as more postal data is released in the coming days… Under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major Trump financier who took over the agency in June, first-class mail delivery rates have steadily declined, especially in urban areas that are bastions of Democratic voters.

► From the Washington Post — Trump’s White House statement: Falsehood upon falsehood — Trump’s statement in the White House briefing room on Thursday evening was a litany of falsehoods and grievances, with some baseless conspiracy theories thrown in for good measure.

► And some MUST-SEE TV…


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