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Dr. Scott Atlas, a member of President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force, called on Michiganders to "rise up" after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) announced new restrictions amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
Whitmer announced her restrictions as the U.S. hit 11 million cases of coronavirus, averaging about 150,000 new cases a day.
Whitmer, who was the target of a kidnapping plot by a far-right militia group earlier this year, had announced the following restrictions in Michigan:
In response to Atlas' comments, the governor said:
"We know that the White House likes to single us out here in Michigan, me out in particular. I'm not going to be bullied into not following reputable scientists and medical professionals."
TRUMP: "I WON THE ELECTION!"
On Monday, Trump-backers dropped court cases challenging voting results in four states which they perceived as giving President-elect Joe Biden his margin of victory.
The dismissals of the cases - which all involved plaintiffs represented by lawyer James Bopp and conservative group True the Vote - occurred in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Biden has 306 Electoral College votes - 36 more than he needs for victory - compared with just 232 votes for Trump.
Electoral College Timeline
Election Day has never been a conclusion. It actually represents the beginning of an official process for finalizing election results that takes several weeks.
All states are required to have election-related legal challenges resolved by December 8th so that they can certify their election results by December 14th, but the process moves much faster in some states. This USAFacts chart shows the number of days between Election Day and the estimated certification deadline in each state:
The states with the earliest certification deadlines are Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Vermont (November 11th). The states with the latest deadlines are California (December 11th) and Louisiana (December 10th).
Check out our electoral college timeline here, then join the conversation:
And, in the End…
It's National Farm Joke Day.
That is not the joke.
Here's one I don't hate:
If I were that calf, I'd respond, "But moo-ooom, I can't walk to the bed. I lactose."
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