Allegheny County Was Decisive for Biden 

Oliver Morrison for PublicSource:

While the national media has pointed to voters in Philadelphia or Pennsylvania’s small population centers, Allegheny County was crucial in putting Biden over the top.

Detailed analysis of 2020 presidential voting in and around Pittsburgh with lots of maps.

McConnell Has Been Avoiding the White House 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is still spry enough to throw the president under a bus:

I actually haven’t been to the White House since August the 6th because my impression was their approach to how to handle this was different than mine and what I insisted that we do in the Senate, which is to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Mitch McConnell, smarter than he looks.

The Threat Is Coming from Inside the (White) House 

President Trump’s angry insistence in the last minutes of Tuesday’s debate that there was no way the presidential election could be conducted without fraud amounted to an extraordinary declaration by a sitting American president that he would try to throw any outcome into the courts, Congress or the streets if he was not re-elected. … [Trump’s comments] were a stark reminder that the most direct threat to the electoral process now comes from the president of the United States himself.

– David E. Sanger in a “News Analysis” as in not an editorial for The New York Times.

Chris Rock Talks to The New York Times 

When you’re in the clubs, you learn the rain crowd is the best crowd. Any time it’s raining, they really want to be there. The pandemic crowd is really good. “Dude, not only do we want to be here, there is nothing else to do. There’s nothing else to watch. Thank you.”

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