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Scott Walker approved Wisconsin election rules that could prevent him from seeking a recount

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Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill earlier this year that could prevent him from seeking a recount.

The Wisconsin Republican appears to have lost his re-election bid to Democrat Tony Evers, who holds a razor-thin lead over Walker, reported the New York Times.

Evers, the state schools superintendent, leads by about 30,000 votes out of 2.6 million cast.

Walker has not conceded as of late Wednesday morning, and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, said overnight that a recount might be coming.

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But election officials said the governor would not be able to request one, thanks to a new set of rules he approved.

Under the new rules, second-place finishers are prevented from requesting a recount if they lost by more than 1 percent.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Walker appears to have lost by 1.2 percent.

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‘Complete and utter moron’: Anti-mask Republican derided after he ‘dismantles himself’ amid grilling from CNN host

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Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) is facing a backlash online after appearing Wednesday on CNN to argue against mask mandates, which are intended to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Sabatini told CNN host Brianna Keilar that mask mandates were a violation of Florida's constitution. "This is something government has never done before. We've never had government telling people what you have to do with your own face," he said.

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Florida man caught on video pulling gun and threatening to kill shopper who asked him to wear a mask

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A man shopping in a Florida Walmart pulled a gun and threatened to kill a shopper who asked him to wear a mask, according to police, NBC Miami reports.

Surveillance video shows an unmasked man pushing an elderly man in a wheelchair in the store this Saturday. A masked shopper approaches the pair and words are exchanged, prompting the man to give the masked shopper the middle finger. Soon after, the man pulls a gun from his waistband, allegedly threatening to kill the shopper before he leaves the store.

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Dr. Fauci: Trump officials are only hurting the president with their ‘bizarre’ attacks on public health experts

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hit back on Wednesday at officials within the Trump administration who have been trying to undermine him.

In an interview with The Atlantic, Fauci said it was strange to see the president's loyalists publicly attacking him and other public health experts.

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