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Some states are taking specific measures to try and combat the risk that Thanksgiving will lead to another surge of coronavirus cases across the country. In Pennsylvania, it is bars and restaurants that have been the target for authorities. They have been ordered by the state to stop selling alcohol at 5pm on Wednesday
“It turns out, the biggest day for drinking is the day before Thanksgiving,” Gov. Tom Wolf said at a news conference on Monday.
Millions of Americans are traveling and gathering for the Thanksgiving holiday, in spite of dire and urgent warnings from US doctors, nurses, health authorities and hospitals not to do so.
The travel raises the possibility of a “surge superimposed on a surge,” in the words of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, and of a wave of deaths as Christmas arrives.
This is the speculation, by the way, that Donald Trump is going to put in an unscheduled appearance in Pennsylvania today. Jeremy Diamond is a CNN White House correspondent.
News: Trump is expected to join Giuliani in Gettysburg, PA tomorrow where GOP state lawmakers are holding a “hearing” on allegations of fraud in the 2020 election, two sources familiar with the plans tell me.
Not on his schedule, but being planned as an unannounced movement
At the request of Senator Doug Mastriano, the Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a hearing to discuss recent issues regarding the 2020 General Election in Pennsylvania.
“Elections are a fundamental principle of our democracy – unfortunately, Pennsylvanians have lost faith in the electoral system. It is unacceptable,” said Mastriano. “Over the past few weeks, I have heard from thousands of Pennsylvanians regarding issues experienced at the polls, irregularities with the mail-in voting system and concerns whether their vote was counted. We need to correct these issues to restore faith in our republic.”
Today @PAStateDept certified the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vice president of the United States.
As required by federal law, I’ve signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
If you missed it, here’s the key moment from that Joe Biden interview last night, when he said his presidency would not be “a third Obama term”.
“We face a totally different world than we faced in the Obama-Biden administration,” Biden said. “President Trump has changed the landscape.”
He went on to say that his administration aimed to represent the “spectrum of the American people as well as the spectrum of the Democratic party” Biden added, agreeing that he’d even consider appointing a Republican who voted for Trump.
Hi, and welcome to our live coverage of US politics for Wednesday. Last night Joe Biden gave his first sit-down TV interview since winning the election, and he also unveiled some of his key picks for his cabinet. Here’s a catch-up on where we are, and a little of what we can expect today…
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