Your Daily Roundup for October 23rd
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Good morning. As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on life in America, our team at Future Majority is tracking the latest updates:
The second and final debate -- and 50 million Americans have already voted:
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in the second and final presidential debate Thursday night (after the October 15th debate was canceled and replaced with dueling town halls). NBC News’s Kristen Welker moderated a less caustic debate between the two candidates, but there was no shortage of lies and misleading statements, especially as the president addressed COVID-19 and his record on it. President Trump again promised a vaccine by the end of the year, and repeated his false claim that he was given a “cure” for the virus and is now “immune.”
Meanwhile, nearly 50 million Americans have already made their voices heard by either voting absentee or by mail or voting early in person. You can find your polling place here.
A new COVID-19 record in the U.S.:
Just as President Trump told Americans on the debate stage that the pandemic was “going away” and we were “learning to live with it,” the United States set a new single-day case record with over 77,000 new infections as reported by NBC News. This tops the previous record set at the end of July. Tragically, nearly 1,000 people in the United States lost their lives to the virus yesterday alone. The pandemic is surging, and we must continue to be vigilant about keeping ourselves and our communities safe by following local, state and CDC guidelines.
New national poll shows Biden with a double-digit lead:
Quinnipiac is out with a new national poll and finds former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Trump in the race for president, 51% to 41%, a 10-point leading heading among likely voters into the final 11 days of the campaign. There is a stark partisan split between those who are planning to vote in person on Election versus those who have voted or plan to vote by mail (65% say they are voting for Trump in the former, 69% say they are voting for Biden in the latter).
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