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After signing racist voter suppression law, NC Gov. Pat McCrory brags voters are ‘not coming out’

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Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s voter ID law may have been struck down, but he suggested on Sunday that other suppression techniques were working because Democratic voters were “not coming out” to the polls.

Earlier this year, a federal court found that North Carolina Republicans intended to suppress minority voters by requiring a photo ID, banning election day registrations and other regressive restrictions.

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McCrory told Fox News on Sunday that Republicans had been successful in suppressing the Democratic vote.

“We’re already seeing the Clinton voters not coming out in numbers the Obama voters were coming out four years ago at this point in time,” he explained to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo. “I think the turnout will be impacted by this [Hillary Clinton email scandal] because people are just disgusted with the whole thing.”

“And I think there is Clinton fatigue,” he added. “And, frankly, there was some concern about Mr. Trump too. It’s kind of ironic. In the last three weeks, the media keeps going to me, ‘Are you still going to support Trump due to the controversy from two weeks ago?’ It’s going to be interesting if the media turns around and ask my opponent [Roy Cooper], ‘Are you still going to support Hillary Clinton?'”

“And are you supporting Trump?” Bartiromo wondered.

“I am,” McCrory replied.

Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast Oct. 30, 2016.

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What is China doing to stop Beijing’s new coronavirus outbreak?

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Over 1,000 flights have been cancelled, schools shut and residents urged not to leave Beijing, as Chinese authorities race to contain a fresh outbreak linked to the capital's largest wholesale food market.

The number of confirmed cases in the capital has shot up to 137 within the last week after two months of no cases, and four other provinces have revealed cases linked to the Beijing cluster.

How did the outbreak begin, and what measures are Beijing taking to contain it?

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Beijing had turned into a virtual fortress at the height of the pandemic, with people arriving from other regions or countries required to undergo quarantines.

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Democrats and Never-Trumpers gaming out ‘doomsday scenarios’ if president refuses to leave office: report

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According to a report in the New York Times, Democratic strategists and Never-Trumper conservatives fear Donald Trump will refuse to leave office should he lose in November and are making plans and figuring out their legal options should such an unprecedented state of affairs come to pass.

The report, by the Times' Reid Epstein, begins with one such possible scenario.

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‘Retaliation plain and simple’: Vaccine agency top Doc fired by Trump administration files whistleblower complaint

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Dr. Rick Bright has retained an attorney and will be filing a whistleblower complaint after the Trump administration fired him from his position as head of the federal agency charged with developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Bright was moved to a different agency with a narrower focus after he raised concerns over President Donald Trump's obsession with promoting hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug recent studies found doubles the death rate in coronavirus patients.

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