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Hello. Welcome to the 24-hour coverage of the 2020 US presidential election. Five days before the current election date, and more than 70 million people, perhaps about half of the total voting for candidates for major political parties, are voting.
Both campaigns were packed into a rally on the final day and on Wednesday they agreed on where to go: Arizona, Joe Biden’s recent red states. Donald Trump hosted a packed maskless rally in Phoenix and the Biden campaign hosted a drive-in event with Kamala Harris.
According to the Covid Tracking Project, the number of deaths from Covid-19 on Wednesday exceeded 1,000 in the United States, and the state reported 1 million tests, about 79,000 new cases, and 1,025 deaths.
Barack Obama will campaign with Biden in the fierce battle state of Michigan on Saturday, just three days before the election day. This will be their first joint campaign appearance since Biden won the Democratic presidential nomination.
The US Supreme Court refused to block an agreement on Wednesday that would give voters in North Carolina more time to return an absentee ballot. This is the latest in a series of important judgments on mail voting in major swing states. This decision was announced shortly after a similar decision on Wednesday. In this decision, the judge refused to suspend the extension of the voting deadline in another major swing state, Pennsylvania.
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