In Defying the Odds, we discuss the 2016 campaign. The 2019 update includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms. The 2020 race, the subject of our next book, is well underway. It unfolds as Coronavirus presents unprecedented challenges to public policy and the electoral process.
The latest news is bad, both for the country, as well as Trump's prospects in the election next week.
Mark Meadows: “We’re not going to control the pandemic, we are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigations.”— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) October 25, 2020
Jake Tapper: “Why aren’t we going to get control of the pandemic?”
Meadows: “Because it is a contagious virus” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/1ahyatu6co
The latest surge of Covid-19 infections has brought the seven-day average of new daily cases to heights not seen since the pandemic began.— CNN (@CNN) October 26, 2020
The seven-day average of new cases hit 68,767 on Sunday, topping the previous peak of 67,293 reported on July 22. https://t.co/G6KtL3oFkc
Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb: Mike Pence is putting others at risk by continuing to campaign after several aides tested positive for COVID-19. He says the White House needs to be "very explicit about the risks that they're taking." https://t.co/bYvDCPM7p9— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 26, 2020