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$400 million

The amount that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have donated to state and local governments across the nation to help ensure a secure November election. The funds will be used to cover rental costs for polling places and PPE for poll workers.

October 16, 2020
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8%

The increase in the number of Republican women candidates for office in state legislatures this year, while the number of Democratic women candidates is down 4 percent.

October 15, 2020
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200,000

The number of videos that YouTube has removed since early February due to misleading information regarding COVID-19.

October 14, 2020
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$171 million

The cost of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s plan that will prevent mass evictions after the state’s eviction moratorium expires on Saturday. The plan will provide funding to households in need of assistance with moving, rent, security deposits and legal services. Landlords will also receive financial support among other things.

October 13, 2020
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700,000

The estimated number of Californians who have moved to Texas since 2008, enough to possibly make Texas the latest swing state.

October 12, 2020
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13

The number of men who were charged in the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Six men were charged with conspiring to kidnap the governor and seven others were linked to the paramilitary group, Wolverine Watchmen, which planned to storm the state capitol and start a “civil war.”

October 9, 2020
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$200 Million

The size of possible budget cuts under consideration by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to help fill an estimated $1.2 billion budget deficit for 2021.

October 8, 2020
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$240 million

The amount that Georgia will lose due to an accounting software error that wasn’t sending the correct amount of sales taxes to local governments. The one-time back-payment in September reduced state revenue by 3.6 percent compared to a year ago, dropping it into the red.

October 7, 2020
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4 million

The number of Americans who have already voted early for the 2020 general election, approximately 50 times the amount that voted early by this time in 2016. The early surge suggests that as many as 150 million Americans could vote in this year’s election, the highest voter turnout since 1908.

October 6, 2020
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9

The number of U.S. states that have reported an increase in COVID-19 cases in the last week. On Saturday alone there were 49,000 new infections across four states, the highest number for a Saturday in seven weeks.

October 5, 2020
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19,816

The number of Amazon employees who have tested positive for COVID-19. The company did not release the number of COVID-related deaths among its employees.

October 2, 2020
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