Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall near Louisiana’s border with Mississippi on Wednesday evening as campaigns work to get supporters to the polls and convince any undecided voters to back their candidate.
“Hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surge are possible along portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and Storm Surge and Hurricane Watches are in effect,” the National Hurricane Center warned.
“Between Tuesday night and Thursday, heavy rainfall is expected from portions of the central Gulf Coast into the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states near and in advance of Zeta. This rainfall will lead to flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding,” the center explained.
10 PM CDT Key Messages: Hurricane conditions and dangerous storm surge continue in parts of the northern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico as #Zeta nears landfall. Storm Surge and Hurricane Watches in effect for portions of the northern Gulf Coast. https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB pic.twitter.com/oNXhBszzSz
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) October 27, 2020
— BuzzFeed Storm (@BuzzFeedStorm) October 27, 2020
WATCH: Maddow offers fascinating theory as to why Trump may pardon Michael Flynn
On Tuesday night, Axios reported that Donald Trump had informed confidants he will pardon former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts.
During the handoff between their MSNBC shows, Rachel Maddow discussed the reporting with Lawrence O'Donnell -- and offered an intriguing explanation that it may be linked to the Trump campaign's legal woes.
"Good evening, Rachel," O'Donnell said. "And on the day that the president pardoned the turkey, as is traditional, the talk of pardons has started tonight. There's a new report out tonight saying Trump confidants say he plans to pardon Michael Flynn."
Trump brags about statistically meaningless online poll to explain why he refuses to concede
President Donald Trump has refused to concede the 2020 presidential race, which he lost to President-elect Joe Biden.
Over two weeks after all the major news outlets called the race, Trump has shown he lacks the sportsmanship to call Biden, as is tradition.
On Monday night, he defended his position on Twitter by citing an online poll by the far-right network Newsmax.
"Should President Trump concede to Biden? Poll Results: No: 190,593 (98.9%) Yes: 2,181 (1.1%) Total Votes: 192,774," Trump posted to Twitter.
"For the good of our Country we must prevail!" he said, even though that would mean overturning the will of the voters, who fired the former reality TV personality.
Bill Kristol urges Georgia Republicans to ‘show true loyalty’ — by writing-in Donald Trump in Senate runoff
Longtime GOP stalwart Bill Kristol urged Republicans in Georgia to write-in the current administration when voting in the January runoff elections in Georgia that will determine the control of the U.S. Senate.
After the November election, Republicans have 50 Senate seats, to Democrats' 48. But if Democrats win both the runoffs, the 50-50 tie will be broken by Vice President Kamala Harris.
In the runoffs, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) is being challenged by Democrat Jon Ossoff. In the second race, interim Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) is being challenged by the Rev. Raphael Warnock.
Kristol, who served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle in the first Bush administration but recently founded Republican Voters Against Trump, suggested Georgia Republicans reject both Perdue and Loeffler to show their loyalty to the GOP president.