…and welcome to a different day on the marketing campaign path, 9 days out from election day now, with Joe Biden holding his polling leads, Donald Trump campaigning onerous at rallies which don’t adhere to Covid-19 mitigation measures and Mike Pence… seeing a number of members of his group, together with chief of employees Marc Quick, test positive for the coronavirus. The VP just isn’t altering his schedule:
This whereas Covid case numbers are capturing to file ranges nationally and in lots of states, and as one research predicts a death toll of 500,000 by February.
Because the AP studies, “Oklahoma, Illinois, New Mexico and Michigan have been amongst states asserting new file highs in day by day confirmed instances on Saturday, a day after a nationwide day by day file of greater than 83,000 reported infections, in line with Johns Hopkins College.
“Dr Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan’s chief medical govt, stated it’s ‘now extra vital than ever that individuals take this critically.’ The three,338 new Covid-19 instances in her state topped the previous file by greater than 1,300. Michigan is in fact a swing state, fought over by Trump and Biden – who’s more than seven points up there. Kamala Harris, Biden’s working mate, will likely be within the state right this moment.
The identical Johns Hopkins count now places the caseload at 8.5m and the demise toll at greater than 224,000.
Trump had a four-state marketing campaign day on Saturday, voting in Florida earlier than staging rallies in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. In the present day he’s talking in New Hampshire – the place the fivethirtyeight.com average places Biden greater than 11 factors forward. Trump has a behavior of talking in locations the place it won’t appear definitely worth the trouble – he’s additionally having to marketing campaign in states, corresponding to Georgia, the place no Republican president would often should tread.
Extra to return, in fact. Within the meantime, right here’s David Smith with hopeful information for Democrats: