The Morning Dispatch: DNI Ends In-Person Briefings Over Electoral Security
Happy Monday! Only nine more “Happy Mondays!” until the election.
Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
The United States confirmed 46,429 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 6.3 percent of the 741,205 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 510 deaths were attributed to the virus on Sunday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 183,045.
The death toll from Hurricane Laura reached 16 over the weekend, and more than 350,000 Louisianans remained without power on Sunday, days after Laura reached the coast as a Category 4 storm.
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe sent a letter to congressional leaders informing them his office will begin briefing Congress on election security issues in writing, rather than in-person.