1.In the latest projections, ABC News says the Democrats will win enough seats to maintain control of the House of Representatives.  As for the presidential race, Trump has picked more traditionally Republican states, including Utah, Louisiana and Kansas. Biden also secured a number of predictable states. But major battlegrounds—which have the biggest impact—have not yet been decided. The candidates are neck-to-neck in those pivotal races.

2.U.S. researchers say more than 100 million people have voted early in the U.S. presidential election.  The United States Elections Project said the figure as of Tuesday afternoon Eastern Time accounts for about 74 percent of the total votes counted in the last election in 2016. More than 65.2 million people are estimated to have voted by mail and more than 35.9 million others cast early ballots.

3.The U.N. disarmament committee has adopted Japan’s draft resolution calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons.  It is the 27th consecutive approval of a similar draft Japan has submitted every year since 1994.


November 4, Wednesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline