In other news, early voting in Texas has surpassed the total number of votes cast in the 2016 election with four days left.
Meanwhile, Trump's adviser Stephen Miller told NBC News that Trump's anti-immigration agenda for a second term would include a wider assault on legal immigration systems.
Finally, the British government is projecting that the coronavirus pandemic is now spreading faster than their previous worse-case scenarios. And the Brexit is still coming.
September and October saw a deteriorating picture as caseload and hospital admissions first followed and then exceeded even the most pessimistic projections made by the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, the panel which has guided Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decisions since the outbreak began in late Janaury.
“In England, we are breaching the number of infections and hospital admissions in the Reasonable Worst Case planning scenario” for the winter, the Oct. 14 conclusions of the panel’s sub-group that deals with modeling the pandemic said in one of the papers.
Programming note... I'm not entirely sure what next week is going to look like here. I plan to be here on Monday at the very least. On Tuesday my first priority will be to vote and then turn my eyes away for my own mental and physical well being while we wait for results. Depending on what else happens -- I just don't know. After the 2016 election, I felt physically sick for a week. I hope that will not be the case this time. I'll probably be drunk next Wednesday night, win or lose.
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