Archive for January 8th, 2021

Turley jumps on the “Election Commission” train…

January 8, 2021

I hate to say that I beat him to the punch, but…
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Earlier this week, I posted:

To quell tensions & suspicions, President-elect Biden should promise that he’ll convene a bipartisan Commission on Election Integrity … or better yet,  name another Special Counsel to investigate election “irregularities”.

Well, that view is now being shared by law prof Jonathan Turley.

In a USA Today opinion piece, Turley sets the context:

I hate federal commissions. I have always hated federal commissions.

Federal commissions are Washington’s way of managing scandals.

They work like placebos for political fevers, convincing voters that answers and change are on the way.

That is why it is so difficult for me to utter these words:

We need a real federal election commission.

Here’s the essence of Turley’s reasoning…

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Jan. 8: COVID Data Dashboard

January 8, 2021

Vaccinations: U.S. Total
Doses Distributed    21.4 MM
Doses Inoculated      5.9 MM
% Pop Vaxed            1.8 %
Current Day Shots    613 K

Source: CDC   Updated: 1/6/2021
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373,796 Deaths-to-Date

3,806 Daily New Deaths  (peak 3,474 Dec. 9)
> 7-day average 2,787      (peak 2,805 Dec. 23)

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Confirmed Cases
251,950 New Cases
> 7-day average  218,879

Currently Hospitalized
132,978
 Current level
> 7-day average 127,352