|Wall Street Journal 11/20/20|
Biden's win in Georgia reaffirmed after recount https://t.co/2R2E7FOUBd— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 20, 2020
Meanwhile, judges in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia all dismissed election-related lawsuits filed by Republicans and the Trump campaign to challenge vote totals in those states. All three lawsuits were attempts to delay or block state certification of vote totals.
Michigan's top Republican state legislators have been summoned to the White House today to talk with President Trump, CNN reports. The president is pressuring state officials to block or delay certification of the state's vote, scheduled for next week. Biden won Michigan's 16 electoral votes by a margin of 154,187 votes.
➤WHITE HOUSE ACKNOWLEDGES COVID SURGE: In its first public briefing since July, the White House Coronavirus Task Force yesterday acknowledged that cases of coronavirus are now rising more rapidly than ever in the U.S. More than 170,000 new cases of the virus were reported on Wednesday, and more than 79,000 people have been hospitalized for treatment. Dr. Anthony Fauci stressed that Americans should continue to take basic precautions, such as wearing masks in public, until a vaccine becomes widely available. President Trump did not appear at the briefing, and no questions from the media were allowed.
The CDC said it recommends Americans do not travel during the Thanksgiving holiday next week to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as cases spike around the country https://t.co/VP42Ej5Qo8— Reuters (@Reuters) November 19, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control issued a plea to Americans to avoid traveling over the Thanksgiving weekend and celebrate the holiday with immediate family.
.@HowardKurtz on today's #MEDIABUZZMeter:— FOX News Radio (@foxnewsradio) November 19, 2020
•Governors try to get handle on latest COVID-19 surge
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•Trump wants PA State Legislators to decide election
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🏀WARRIORS' CLAY THOMPSON IS OUT FOR THE SEASON: The Golden State Warriors' star guard Klay Thompson is out for the entire season (again) after suffering a torn Achilles tendon during a scrimmage on Wednesday. This will be the second straight season the five-time All-Star has missed due to injuries.
CHECK IT OUT: Here's the full list of Week 12 cancellations and postponements.
🏈FOUR EAGLES ON THE RESERVE LIST: The Philadelphia Eagles have placed four players on the COVID-19 reserve list after a player tested positive. The sidelined players include wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, running back Corey Clement, defensive end Vinny Curry and practice squad wide receiver Deontay Burnett. The NFL just this week announced new tougher protocols for the rest of the season in an effort to halt the spread of coronavirus among players and staff.
🥊McGREGOR-POIRIER REMATCH IS ON: Connor McGregor has signed a deal for a rematch against Dustin Poirier on January 23rd, UFC president Dana White told Yahoo Sports. McGregor, the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, had "retired" in January of this year after defeating Donald Cerrone. The last McGregor-Poirier match was in 2014. McGregor won then with a first-round TKO.
🏌LEXI THOMPSON SHOWS OFF: Lexi Thompson made her fifth career hole-in-one on the LPGA in the first round of the Pelican Women's Championship yesterday in Belleair, Florida. Thompson holed a 9-iron from 162 yards on the par-3 hole, her 12th of the day.