Morning Brief: A Study Says Trump Rallies Have Led to 700 COVID-19 Deaths

Also Asian Americans divided over affirmative action, and more

» Trump reelection rallies are responsible for more than 700 COVID-19 deaths, according to a new study. Stanford researchers linked the events to a total of more than 30,000 cases of the virus. [Los Angeles Times]

» Donald Trump has reportedly claimed he will declare “victory” on Tuesday night, regardless of the many votes expected to be outstanding. “I think it’s terrible that we can’t know the results of an election the night of the election,” he stated, despite the perfectly legal and legitimate process of counting mail-in ballots over several additional days. [Axios]

» Los Angeles will offer a $20 discount on certain tickets if motorists pay within 48 hours. The program, known as Early Pay L.A., was announced on Friday and goes into effect today. It’s scheduled to remain in place through next summer. [NBC Los Angeles]

» Hollywood stars have been making a last minute push to raise money and get out the vote. Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, John Legend, Julia Louis Dreyfus, and Kerry Washington are among the celebs who’ve made final-days pleas. [Hollywood Reporter]

» The fight over affirmative action and Prop 16 has divided Asian Americans. Statistically, Asian American students are overrepresented on University of California campuses. [Los Angeles Times]


» Who’s Getting Money from Whom? A Closer Look at the Huge Fundraising Hauls in Notable L.A. Races Big races mean big fundraising tallies. Here’s a rundown of some of the jaw-dropping financial figures in local political races

» The Battle Between Nithya Raman and David Ryu Is a Glimpse at the Future of L.A. Politics What the race means for city hall dynamics

» As Election Day Approaches, Safety Concerns Mount From protests to voter intimidation, local officials say they’re hoping for the best but preparing for the worst on Election Day


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