Morning Brief: Several Trump Allies Echo Completely Baseless Fraud Claims

Also domestic terror analysts on high alert, and more
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» While several prominent members of the GOP distanced themselves from Trump’s claims of election fraud, for which he has no credible evidence, a few demonstrated they were willing to go along with the narrative last night, including Lindsay Graham and House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy. [CNN

Even Republicans seem unwilling to support Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud. The president’s sons dispatched tweets begging conservatives to publicly back their father’s allegations, but several prominent members of the GOP distanced themselves from the statements. [CNN]

» Tensions are growing in some areas of the country as groups of Trump supporters publicly express frustration over their candidate’s growing chances of an election loss. Domestic terrorism analysts describe the coming days as “dicey.” [NPR]

» COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles have hit the their highest level in months. The transmission rate, a key indicator, has also risen again after being brought down in past weeks and months. [Los Angeles Times]

» Even as the president gripes about mail-in ballots, support is growing in California to make automatic mail-in ballots permanent. Gov. Newsom called the idea “fabulous.” [KTLA]

» ESPN is set to lay off 300 employees, primarily in the broadcast division. An additional 200 open jobs will not be filled, resulting in a significant workforce reduction for the Disney property. [The New York Times]


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