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College football picks, schedule: Predictions against the spread, odds for big top 25 games in Week 10 – CBS Sports

  1. College football picks, schedule: Predictions against the spread, odds for big top 25 games in Week 10  CBS Sports
  2. How will Clemson’s trip to Notre Dame shape the College Football Playoff picture for both teams?  ESPN
  3. Can Notre Dame pull off upset against Clemson? Here are 6 keys and a prediction  Yahoo Sports
  4. Ian Book keeps it business as usual ahead of huge game against Clemson  WNDU-TV
  5. How Good is the Notre Dame Defense?  Shakin The Southland
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How Recounts Work in Key States

As several U.S. states continued counting ballots from Tuesday’s national election, the state of Georgia announced Friday that it would hold a recount of the votes given the razor-thin margins that separate President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

How long each state’s recount could take depends on several factors, including litigation and other disputes.

However, there are two December deadlines to keep in mind. December 8, or the “safe harbor deadline,” is the date by which states must settle any election controversies or risk congressional involvement. On December 14, the Electoral College votes.

If a state has lingering disputes after December 14, the state legislatures choose their own electors to decide the state’s winner.

If no candidate gets a majority of electoral votes, Congress, under the 14th Amendment, selects the next president on January 6.

Here’s how recounts work in the states most likely to have them in coming days:

Arizona

A recount is automatically triggered if the margin is less than or equal to 0.1% of the votes cast.

A recall cannot be directly requested by voters or candidates. Voters can contest election results through the state court system if they feel there was misconduct.

There is no set deadline to complete a recount.

Arizona jurisdictions pay for the cost of a recount.

Georgia

Candidates can request a recount if the margin falls below 0.5% of the total votes cast.

The recount must be requisitioned within two business days after the election results are certified.

It is unclear who pays recount costs.

Michigan

Recounts are triggered automatically if the difference between candidates is 2,000 votes or fewer. A candidate may also request a recount if he or she has a reasonable chance of winning.

A request must be made within 48 hours of the initial vote certification.

The requesting candidate pays for the recount.

Nevada

There is no automatically triggered recount, but a candidate or voters may request one, no matter the margins.

A recount must be requested within three days of the vote certification.

The requesting candidate covers the recount costs.

North Carolina

North Carolina does not have an automatic trigger for a recount. A campaign may request one if the margin is within 0.5% of votes cast.

The request must be made within two days of the vote certification.

State law does not say who pays for a recount.

Pennsylvania

If a margin is within 0.5% of the total votes cast, an automatic recount would be started.

If three voters attest to an error or fraud, they can go to state court and file a petition for a recount.

If the recount is triggered by a candidate request, that candidate pays for it.

Wisconsin

If the margin is less than or equal to 1%, the losing candidate can force a recount. Anything larger, and there is no recount.

A request must be filed on the first day after the vote certification.

If the margin is more than 0.25%, the requesting candidate pays for the recount.

Official Clemson-Notre Dame hype video: Next Man Up – TigerNet

  1. Official Clemson-Notre Dame hype video: Next Man Up  TigerNet
  2. Clemson vs. Notre Dame: Who needs it more? | Get Up  ESPN
  3. Can Notre Dame pull off upset against Clemson? Here are 6 keys and a prediction  Yahoo Sports
  4. Ian Book keeps it business as usual ahead of huge game against Clemson  WNDU-TV
  5. How Good is the Notre Dame Defense?  Shakin The Southland
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16 Million Italians Begin Lockdown as Death Toll Hits Six-month High

In parts of Italy, 16 million people went into lockdown Friday as the country moved to prevent another wave of coronavirus in hard-hit areas despite stiff opposition from local authorities. 

Italian health authorities have zoned the country into red, orange and yellow, depending on identified risk factors — red for high risk and yellow for low risk. 

Lombardy, Piedmont and Aosta Valley in the north as well as Calabria in the south are considered high risk and are in the red zone. These regions closed all nonessential businesses and activities. Residents may leave their homes only for work, medical reasons or emergencies, and essential shopping. 

Mayors like Calabria’s have pushed back against the red zone restrictions, expected to last 15 days, which halt bar, restaurant and gym operations. Restaurants may provide only takeout service. Mask-wearing is encouraged: People wearing masks may briefly step out of their homes to exercise. Meanwhile, hairdressers can keep their shops open. 

Italy’s Health Ministry reported a record 37,809 cases on Friday after performing more than 234,000 swab tests in 24 hours. The ministry said this new infection record, which was 9% higher than the previous day, was accompanied by 445 deaths, the highest daily death toll in six months. The densely populated Lombardy region contributed nearly 10,000 cases. 

People who live in medium-risk regions, such as Puglia and Sicily in the south, can move about freely in their region but cannot travel outside their region. In the yellow zone, including Rome, only the national restrictions apply. The national restrictions include a nighttime curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. In addition, schoolchildren age 12 and older have switched to remote learning. 

Italy has reported a total of more than 862,681 coronavirus cases, with a total death toll of 40,638, the sixth highest in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University statistics. 

Republicans Push AG Barr to Ensure Votes Aren’t ‘Devalued’ By Fraud As Signs Point to Trump Defeat – Newsweek

  1. Republicans Push AG Barr to Ensure Votes Aren’t ‘Devalued’ By Fraud As Signs Point to Trump Defeat  Newsweek
  2. Election results live: Biden campaign continues to watch results, as public awaits to see if prime-time speech will happen  CNN
  3. Biden’s lead grows in Nevada as more results are released  Associated Press
  4. Jonathan Turley: Nevada’s vote counting challenges are real but time is running out in Election 2020  Fox News
  5. Biden doubles lead in Nevada | TheHill  The Hill
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