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NPR News: 11-04-2020 8PM ET

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Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer. Joe Biden has now won Michigan and Wisconsin part of the so-called blue wall. The Democrats lost in 2016. Those important wins by does now only a state away from winning the White House while number of states are still employed by and just needs to win state of Delaware earlier today by and stopped short of claiming Victory, but appeared upbeat about his chances. It's clear enough states to reach 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

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I'm not here to declare that we won.

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But I am here to report on the counter is finished. We believe we will be the winners of Donald Trump me why we need to clean sweep of all the states yet decided to be declared the winter over in an indicator of a strategy going forward. The Trump campaign is demanding a recount in Wisconsin is filed lawsuits in Michigan, Pennsylvania. And Georgia the outcome of the presidential race hinges on millions of mail-in ballots are still being counted NPR's Windsor Johnson reports. President Trump is democratic rival Joe Biden are fighting for the state of Pennsylvania. And it's 20 electoral votes so far one and overwhelming majority of the mail in and absentee ballots counted in Pennsylvania mainly in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties Democratic governor. Tom Wolf says the state is working to ensure that the results are fair and that every vote is counted accurately.

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In the basic rule one-person-one-vote, that's still carries and it has to carry here late is Friday. So long as they are postmarked by November 3rd Windsor Johnston NPR news cost in the election. It said u.s. Election system is working and Counting should continue is NPR's Michele kelemen reports operation in Europe says every vote should be counted baseless allegations of systemic deficiencies. Notably by the incumbent presidents including on Election night armed public trust in chemical the head of the osce mission of former polish Diplomat praise is what she calls the enormous effort made by election workers to ensure that Americans could vote. Despite League.

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And Technical challenges and as she puts it deliberate attempts by the incumbent president to weaken confidence, Michele. Kelemen NPR News, Washington of 367 points the NASDAQ Rose 430 points. This is NPR.

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Motors in multiple states around the country of approved measures legalizing marijuana in vrchat Newman reports. The drug measures were among proposed state laws and Constitutional Amendments on the ballot in 32 states the majority of Voters in New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota and Montana I voted yes on ballot measures that make recreational marijuana legal South Dakota voters also passed a measure allowing for medical use and Mississippi voters approved an initiative to establish a medical marijuana program for patients with debilitating conditions, 11 states and the District of Columbia already allowed for legal recreational marijuana use prior to election day. Also, Oregon has reclassified drug possession offenses, so that people now arrested with small amounts of hard drugs may only need to pay $100 fine and attend an addiction recovery program genuine NPR news.

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The gig economy Pioneer successfully fending off a proposal would have classified their drivers as employees eligible for benefits and job protections while there's an independent contractors become the most expensive ballot measure in US history to cost more than two hundred million dollars. The outcome was a defeat for labor groups that have push to have the right hand drivers treated as regular workers with job protections, like minimum wage overtime and health insurance crude oil Futures prices ended higher today following stocks oil up a dollar and $0.49 a barrel and the session is 3915 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. I'm Jack Speer NPR news.
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