1. Former Vice President, Joe Biden, is now leading Donald Trump in the battleground state of Georgia. The contest is still too early to call. Under Georgia law, if the margin between Biden and Trump is under half a percentage point of difference, a recount can be requested. (PRESS HERALD)
2. With votes still being counted, former reality TV show host Donald Trump on Thursday sought to undermine confidence in the nation’s election, making unsupported accusations from the White House about the integrity of the results in his race. Biden offered reassurances that the counting could be trusted, while urging patience from Americans. (NEWS CENTER)
3. The U.S. tops 9.6 million Covid-19 cases with over 234,000 deaths. For the third day in a row, Maine has set a new single-day record for coronavirus cases. The Maine CDC reported no new deaths and 183 new cases on Thursday. Maine’s death toll is 150 with 1,359 active cases. (WMTW)
4. Gov. Janet Mills has issued a new executive order requiring people to wear face coverings in public regardless of the ability to maintain physical distancing. (NEWS CENTER)
5. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap estimates that more than 75% of the voting age population in Maine cast ballots, which is a record. And more than 800,000 ballots were cast, also a record. Nationwide with millions of ballots yet to be tabulated, Biden already had received more than 72 million votes, the most in history. (WMTW)
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