The Washington Post reports:
The United States recorded more than 100,000 new coronavirus infections in a single day for the first time on Wednesday as the nation waited to learn the results of a presidential election carried out in the shadow of a pandemic. The election had a dystopian feel even before infections reached record levels.
On Tuesday, voters in goggles and face shields handed ballots to poll workers clad in hazmat suits or sealed behind layers of plexiglass. On Wednesday, President Trump threatened lawsuits as election officials in battleground states labored to count an extraordinary number of mail ballots.
Despite the pandemic’s omnipresent specter, exit polls showed that voters were more concerned about the state of the economy than public health, according to data collected by Edison Research and reviewed by The Post.
“For the first time since the start of the pandemic, more than 100,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across the US today. This new record comes amid a surge of cases and hospitalizations that started in September — and shows no sign of slowing down.” https://t.co/IGEZXetIi5
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