Joe Biden flips Arizona as Trump keeps transition in limbo, Chicago and Detroit told to hunker down as pandemic surges, and things to know about Friday the 13th.
Americans still waiting for vote totals in key states, President Trump rages against Democratic votes, and a single Ohio man adopts 5 siblings so they wouldn’t be separated.
In the final weeks of the presidential campaign, the debate over fracking signaled the potentially decisive role Pennsylvania voters on both sides of the issue could play on Election Day. Photo: Bloomberg News
Supreme Court declines to disturb ballot deadlines in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in southeastern Louisiana, and Colorado firefighters battling wildfire leave apology note after cutting fence to save home.
NPR News Now reports: More than 71 million Americans have voted early, President Trump and Joe Biden on campaign trail, and other top news.
With early voting underway, states are working to reassure voters that their ballots will be counted as cast. Our video shows how states’ responses to Russian hacking and the coronavirus crisis have helped make the election more secure than ever.
The election has record breaking fundraising and huge early voting totals. That adds up to lots of voter enthusiasm, mostly among Democrats.
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- And, how lawyers are adapting to a remote workplace.
Guests: Axios’ Hans Nichols, Courtenay Brown and Bryan Walsh.
White House press secretary and two aides have tested positive for coronavirus, U.S. faces shortage of up to 8 billion meals in next 12 months, and Georgia pastor shocks pregnant Waffle House waitress with $12G tip.
The U.S. is holding the general election during a pandemic. Many voters are eager to vote by mail, while others remain wary of mail-in ballots. Just about everyone longs for a faster, more secure method to cast their vote without exposing themselves to SARS CoV 2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
Many wonder why, if we do everything else on our phones, including banking, we can’t vote with them. Some communities already tried blockchain assisted mobile voting but with mixed results. Many academics are stridently opposed to mobile voting. This episode will consider whether new technologies can help us find a more secure way to vote.
NPR News Now reports: The political issues surrounding operational changes at the Post Office, Iowa power outages after this week’s storms and California blackouts.