The Morning Dispatch: Dems Poised to Capture Senate

Happy Wednesday! Today is going to be an insane day. We’re simultaneously looking forward to and dreading telling you all about it tomorrow.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Georgians went to the polls yesterday to vote in the two U.S. Senate runoff elections, and—while the results are not yet official—Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff appear poised to come out victorious, which would give their party control of the Senate (with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking any 50-50 ties).

  • President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday banning Alipay and a slew of other Chinese apps, citing concerns that the apps vacuum up personal data from American users.

  • Police in Hong Kong arrested dozens of pro-democracy activists yesterday under the Chinese Communist Party-backed national security law that went into effect last July. It’s believed to be the widest use of the law to date.

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