[NFA] With four days remaining in the U.S. presidential campaign, more than 9 million people have cast ballots in Texas, eclipsing total turnout from 2016, the Texas secretary of state's office said on Friday.
There are still a few days left until election day, but Texas has already cast over 9 million ballots.
That’s more than the total number of votes cast in the state than in the 2016 race.
Early voting has set records this year across the board.
According to the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida - nationwide voter turnout is already approaching 60% of the 2016 total.
Texas is the second state, along with Hawaii, to already surpass its 2016 total.
Some voters in the lone star state says the stakes are higher this time around: “I've never been a political person until this election honestly.
I'm just really concerned about our country and where it's headed right now.” “Texans in general are pretty fed up with how things have been.” With turnout so high, Democrats are in a last-minute bid to flip the deep red state blue.
Biden's running mate Kamala Harris toured the state on Friday urging voters not to let up: "Today is the last day of early voting in Texas and you all have been doing your thing!
…There is so much at stake and so many reasons to vote." Texas hasn’t voted for a Democrat for president since 1976.
The Trump campaign has claimed - according to its own internal analysis - that the president is ahead by hundreds of thousands of votes among early ballots.
"Texas - we're doing very well." And while Donald Trump took the state by 9 percentage points in 2016, polls suggest Democratic nominee Joe Biden is effectively tied with the president in Texas.
Ben Affleck has mixed emotions about the fun he had with guns on the Texas set of the cult 1993 movie Dazed and Confused, because he now realizes he and his castmates were lucky to come out of the experience alive.
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When an artist found herself isolated at home during the pandemic, she spentthe time dressing up her dog to recreate famous pieces, gaining thousands offans in the process. Eliza Reinhardt, 25 from Texas, and three-year-old Finntook part in the Getty Museum Challenge in May, which invited art lovers torecreate a piece using objects they found at home. However, the pair foundthey enjoyed it so much, they have done it every weekday since – recreatingmany famous pieces and gaining legions of fans for their work. The duo nowalso sell postcards and calendars of their work. Ms Reinhardt became a “full-time dog mother” to three-year-old Finn after she lost her job in March. Shehad been working at a museum and interning at a gallery but with both forcedto close she wanted to find a way to channel her creativity.
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The Great State of Texas is staggering under the weight of surging coronavirus cases and deaths. Morgues in Texas are overflowing, and the National Guard has been sent to El Paso to process bodies. Across the state, thousands are lining up for food rations. But the nightmarish conditions haven't stopped the state's Republican senator from keeping his Thanksgiving holiday plans on track. Business Insider reports Sen.
[NFA] The White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on CBS’s ‘Face The Nation’ Sunday said she is increasingly concerned about a potential new spike in COVID-19 infections after Thanksgiving, as lawmakers continue to stall on legislation that could be crucial to vaccine distribution. Gavino Garay has more.
[NFA] Senior Republican lawmakers on Sunday said a Joe Biden presidency looks inevitable, even as President Donald Trump continues to fight the election results almost a month after Election Day and says he won’t change his mind anytime soon. Gavino Garay reports.
A top advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader has warned that those responsible for killing one of the country's top nuclear scientists would face a "calculated and decisive" response. Tehran blames Israel for the attack. David Doyle reports.
The Daily Beast is reporting that Donald Trump is considering hosting a campaign event for a 2024 presidential bid in January. The event might fall on the same day as President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20. The Daily Beast cited sources close to the president. They reported that Trump is attempting to stay relevant even as the world prepares for a Biden administration.
US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called a teen artist to thank him for creating her portrait. 14-year-old Tyler Gordon had shared a video of himself making the portrait. In his tweet, Gordon had urged people to retweet the video so it reaches Harris. Soon, the 14-year-old artist received a call from the VP-elect herself. Shared on November 23, the clip opens to show the teen sitting in front of a blank canvas. Within moments, Gordon creates magic with his paintbrushes to fill up the canvas. On November 26, Gordon replied to his own tweet to announce the news to the world. Later in another tweet, the teen artist shared a clip of the conversation. People could not keep calm while commenting on Gordon's video. Netizens praised both the teen artist's work and Harris' gesture.
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[NFA] President-elect Biden was formally given the go-ahead by a key federal agency to begin his transition to the White House, shortly after Michigan certified him as the state's winner. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
U.S. Democratic Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii decried the expected confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, describing the rush to elevate her as "rank hypocrisy" and illustrative of what the Senate had become.
A flu shot might do more than protect against the flu virus, according to researchers at the University of Florida's School of Public Health. In fact, they say it might also shield some people from a severe case of COVID-19 — even though the infection is caused by an entirely different virus. Story: https://wfts.tv/3oYmZfB
President Donald Trump implored supporters in Nevada on Sunday to cast ballots early in a state he narrowly lost in 2016, while Democrat Joe Biden urged North Carolina residents to "go vote today," as the final presidential debate looms later this week. Gloria Tso reports.
The Supreme Court on Monday is set to take up President Donald Trump’s unprecedented and contentious effort to exclude illegal immigrants from the population totals used to allocate U.S. House of Representatives districts to states. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Addressing a public rally at Hyderabad's Langer House on November 28, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi spoke about Hyderabad municipal election. Owaisi said, "It doesn't look like Hyderabad election, it is as if we are electing a Prime Minister in place of Narendra Modi. I was at a rally in Karwan and said that everyone has been called here, a child said they should have called Trump too." "He was right, only Trump is left," AIMIM chief added.
After 4 days of suspense, Democratic party leader Joe Biden was announced the winner of the 2020 US Presidential election. Biden-Harris administration is expected to reverse some of the decisions of the outgoing Trump rule. Biden plans to increase H-1B visa limits and remove country quotas for green cards, or permanent residency. Pramit Palchaudhuri and Sushant Sareen explain why US President-Elect Joe Biden may struggle to reverse Donald Trump's immigration orders, in this conversation with Hindustan Times' Senior Editor Aditi Prasad.
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After 4 days of suspense, Democratic party leader Joe Biden was announced the winner of the 2020 US Presidential election. While there is excitement in many quarters in India regarding Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, who is of Indian origin, there are some concerns too. Although Biden has been an advocate of stronger US-India relations, there are concerns that his administration might be 'weak' and embattled by Donald Trump's constant harrying. Watch Pramit Palchaudhuri and Sushant Sareen try to predict how Biden's Presidency will pan out for India, in this conversation with Hindustan Times' Aditi Prasad.
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