The past 24 hours have been packed with news about the coronavirus and the election. Here are some happenings you need to know about as you start your day.
- Georgia will be auditing signatures on absentee ballot envelopes in Cobb County after allegations that Cobb did not properly verify absentee ballots.
- The coronavirus vaccine arrived in the Peach State yesterday. It’ll be a while before the majority of people can get it, but the vaccines are here.
- Georgia’s democratic slate of electors met yesterday at the State Capitol and formally cast Georgia’s 16 electoral votes for Joe Biden.
- Georgia authorities are asking for your help finding a 17-year-old girl who has been missing since earlier this month.
- DeKalb County reports that families there are facing ‘crisis levels’ of food insecurity in the wake of COVID-19.
Temperatures are not expected to reach the 50s today. There is about a 35% chance of rain during the overnight hours.
Hospitals in Georgia are at 81.4% capacity with ICU beds at 84.9% capacity.
- Justin Ross Harris, the Cobb County man who left his 20-month old son in a hot car in 2014 is asking for a new trial.
- Police body cam footage has been released in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.
- Kelly Loeffler is being heavily criticized after posing for a picture with a white supremacist.
Quote of The Day:
“Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room.” – Nora Roberts