The Morning Dispatch: SCOTUS Nomination Battle Is in the Works

Happy Tuesday! We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday last night, and celebrated responsibly.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The United States confirmed 34,678 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday per the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard, with 4.7 percent of the 732,722 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 338 deaths were attributed to the virus on Monday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 199,812.

  • President Trump said yesterday he plans to announce his Supreme Court nominee on Friday or Saturday, after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s memorial services. Judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa are widely seen as the top two finalists for the nod.

  • The Biden campaign and DNC currently have $141 million more cash on hand than the Trump campaign and RNC, a sharp turnaround from the situation earlier this spring. The Biden team spent more than twice as much as the Trump campaign did in August.

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