tv Early Start With Christine Romans and Laura Jarrett CNN October 30, 2020 2:00am-2:59am PDT
one new case per second, coronavirus reaching unprecedented levels just days before a national referendum on the handling of this pandemic. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world, this is "early start," good morning, i'm christine romans. >> good morning, i'm laura jarrett, it's friday, october 30th, it's 5:00 a.m. in new york, just four days until the election, and early voting, in-person voting, i should say, ends today in georgia, idaho, massachusetts, nevada, texas, utah, and parts of arizona. >> so we are heading into the last weekend before the election. and coronavirus is as out of
control as it has ever been. overnight, the u.s. recorded the highest single day of new cases since the pandemic began. almost 89,000 cases reported yesterday alone. the four worst days of the pandemic, all came in the last week. now, the positive test rate is dangerously high in some states. in south dakota, which has some of the weakest restrictions in the country, nearly half of the tests are coming back positive. remember, first there are new cases, followed by hospitalizations, which are up 50% nationwide in a month. >> you know, the bottom line, though, you're going to get better. you're going to get better. if i can get better, anybody can get better. and i've got better fans. >> probably is tell that to the friends and families of almost 229,000 americans who did not get better. 971 people died yesterday alone. new cases are up in 43 states. that's the most since the start
of the pandemic. that includes all sites cnn rates as competitive for this election. the 7-day average of new u.s. cases has doubled in just six weeks, the refusal by the white house to focus on science, is literally making people sick. a cnn investigation of 17 trump campaign rallies finds that 82% of host counties had an increased rate of new cases after a trump campaign rally, and a majority of counties rates had been falling until the president showed up. these rallies were in august and september, so the figures don't even include recent events in states with big spikes in cases. >> in the waning days of the campaign, joe biden and president trump are beefing up their travel schedules and their paths will cross. both have three state on their itinerary today, and both will make stops in wisconsin and minnesota. all the states they're visiting have seen spikes in coronavirus cases, especially wisconsin where officials have been delivering dire warnings all
week. >> biden and trump were both in florida yesterday, trying to shore up the latino vote. the pandemic has spiked there since restrictions were lifted a few weeks ago. at competing rallies a few miles apart. biden's events featured masks and social distancing. the president's rallies, however, just the opposite. jessica dean is with the biden campaign in coconut creek, florida. >> reporter: good morning, laura and christine. former vice president joe biden traveling to the critical battleground state of florida on thursday where he delivered his closing argument to floridians at two different drive-in rallies. he talked about the coronavirus pandemic slamming president trump for calling what he called super spreader events, these rallies, as president trump was hosting a rally down the road in tampa, while joe biden was here in broward county. he also talked a little bit about the importance of florida, as a battleground state. he doesn't have to win it to get to 270 electoral votes but if he does it's going to be a sign of strength and could bring this
contest to an early end. >> this election is the most important you have voted in, whether it's your first of 10th, ladies and gentlemen, the heart and soul of this country is at stake, right here in florida. it's up to you. you hold the key. if florida goes blue, it's over. it's over. >> reporter: he also talked about how health care is on the ballot, how important it is for millions of americans in his view to maintain that coverage and expand that coverage which is what he said he wants to do if elected. laura and christine. >> the trump campaign announcing a 250 person limit for a rally later today in minnesota. the campaign citing state guidelines, remember, minnesota reported three separate outbreaks related to trump campaign events in september. the state is right now at record cases, and record hospitalization levels. but the trump campaign blames what it calls quote the free speech stifling dictates of minnesota's governor and
attorney general for the limited capacity today. in reality, the rules are about health and safety. the president said this to another packed rally crowd in florida. >> we know the disease, we social distance. we do all of the things that you have to do. if you get close, wear a mask. always controversial, it's not controversial to me. you get close, you wear a mask. social distance. >> reporter: the people there are sitting close, he says that to a huge crowd of maskless supporters packed in like sardines at risk to everyone's health there. now, the president was in florida where cnn has learned testing declined dramatically over the summer as dr. scott atlas earned favor with the president. now atlas is not an infectious disease expert, and dr. debra birx has abandoned the white house, instead taken the message on the road, visiting states to assess the situation on the ground. minnesota voters won't have
the week long grace period for mail-in ballots. a federal appeals court saying absentee ballots must be received by election day to ensure they are counted. 400,000 ballots remain outstanding. the court said the extra week agreed to violates the lawsuit writing there's no pandemic exception to the constitution. that mirrors a supreme court ruling that shortened wisconsin's deadline for receiving ball lots ots as well >> if you have an absentee ballot right now, drop it off in person. go to iowavote.com, and that will give you the place you need to go. it speaks volumes when your goal is to make it more difficult to vote. >> republicans are trying to do here, trying to get courts to facilitate the cheeating, and te way we get around that is voting in person. >> reporter: even if you had requested an absentee ballot, you can vote in person on election day. if you don't want to vote in person again, the web site you
can go to is iwillvote.com, and you can find the ballot dropoff sites, and deliver it yourself. meantime in pennsylvania, thousands of voters in butler county say their mail-in ballots never arrived. election officials tell cnn somewhere between the post office and the pittsburgh sorting facility something happened. the post officer says it's unaware of any issues. cnn has reporters across the battleground states. >> i'm jason carroll in dallas, texas, there's talk of chances dallas's former mayor, saying the former vice president has gone from having no shot to aenia long shot to medium shot. the state has seen a record number of early voting. 800 million people have cast ballots in the state, that's 94% of the total vote from 2016. both sides are energized, but democrats are feeling more encouraged than they have in
decades, thanks to changing demographics, and with younger voters. the vice presidential nominee, kamala harris is making three stops here later today. >> i'm bill weir in madison, wisconsin, this state, this battle ground state will see visits from both candidates and the president's daughter as health officials worry of overflowing intensive care units. the infection rate at 27% in this state, and testing demand so high they had to shut down one location early in madison. meanwhile, despite warnings of cyber attacks, the wisconsin republican party say they fell victim to a phishing scam, and hackers made off with $2.3 million. >> i'm dianne gallagher in raleigh, north carolina. 3.8 million voters have cast their ballots in the state already, most of those through the early in-person voting. the last days of that are friday and saturday. it's also the last time you'll be able to same-day register in
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inauguration. >> why would we be talking to them if we didn't want a bill. first and foremost, the american people need help. >> reporter: b >> steven mnuchin criticized pelosi on thursday, telling her her all or known approach is hurting americans who need help now. there is no money coming to families and businesses that need it. without aid, more small businesses will close, industries like travel and hospitality will shed thousands of more jobs, and renters face eviction. according to the census, 9.9 million americans are currently behind on rent or mortgages. almost 10 million people. moody's estimates outstanding rent payments alone could top $70 billion by the end of the year. that's more than $5,000 a person. >> the housing crisis is such an important story and that money is going to come due for rent in january. georgia republican senator david perdue opting out of the final scheduled debate with
democratic candidate john ossoff. both senate seats in georgia are up for grabs right now. in the other race, republican incumbent, kelly loeffler is being met with let's call it skepticism for claiming she was not familiar with the infamous trump access hollywood tape, a tape so widely covered in 2016, the president had to issue a rare apology so it seems unbelievable that she would not be familiar with it. dan coats says he has seen no evidence of widespread fraud despite president trump's unfounded claim that the upcoming election is going to be corrupt. coats gave his first tv interview since the president removed him as director of national intelligence last july, and he had a strong warning about election day and beyond. >>. >> the nightmare scenario is on election night people will draw
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the biggest star in college football, clemson quarterback trevor lawrence has tested positive for coronavirus. coy wire has this morning's bleacher report. hey, coy. so what's going to happen? >> yeah, well, what remains to be seen. we do know some things, listen. lawrence took the college football world by storm, winning the national title as a freshman, and many believe he'll be the number one pick in the draft. now he's battling covid-19. saying he has mild symptoms but is feeling well. per acc protocols, he'll have to isolate for at least ten days, he's going to miss this weekend's game against boston college and the show down with notre dame. lawrence taking to twitter saying quote the only thing that hurts is missing an opportunity to be with my teammates this weekend and play the game i love. i hate that i can't be there, but i'll be watching from isolation and pulling for our guys while i wait for the
opportunity to rejoin the team. god bless and go tigers. now, many schools feeling the economic strain of the pandemic, right, well, lsu, no exception, head football coach, ed, taking a 5% pay cut to reduce the athletic department's deficit. he reportedly makes 6 million a year. the moves will make the athletic department stronger in the years to come. thursday night football, last night, panthers hosting the falcons, getted drilled in the helmet by charles harris. look at teddy's teammates rushing to his defense right away. harris gets ejected and then we'll go to the 4th quarter here. todd gurley giving the falcons a lead with a touchdown run, and after losing three games this
season, they hold on to win this one. just over a minute to go. falcons win 25-17. moving to two and six on the season. as a former atlanta falcon myself, laura, i say it was a good night and a good morning. >> coy, before we let you go, i noticed we hadn't seen you in a few weeks, but it was for a good reason. meet baby ruby jane, look how cute she is. she joins big sister ren and mom claire. oh, my goodness, coy, i know you're not getting any sleep, but how lucky are you? >> we never get any sleep, right, but i am officially a girl dad, one of the greatest clubs on the planet. those two bundles of love made me want to be a better man. thank you so much to you and the team for taking the time to share those. >> so exciting. enjoy the special time. and no sleep. >> i will. thank you. >> congratulations, that is so awesome. i just want to bottle that up,
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almost 89,000 cases reported yesterday alone. the four worst days of the pandemic all came in the last week. the positive test rate is dangerously high in some states in south dakota which has some of the weakest restrictions in the country. nearly half of the tests are coming back positive. remember how this goes. first there are new cases, then there are more hospitalizations, and hospitalizations are up 50% nationwide in a month. >> you know, the bottom line, though, you're going to get better. you're going to get better. if i can get better, anybody can get better. >> not everyone gets better. tell that to the friends and families of almost 229,000 americans who did not get better. 971 people died yesterday alone. new cases are up in 43 states, the most since the start of the pandemic. that includes all 13 states. cnn rates competitive for the election. we'll see what that means for voter turnout.
the 7-day average of new u.s. cases doubles in six weeks. a cnn investigation of 17 trump campaign rallies finds that 82% of host counties had an increased rate of new cases after the rally. now, in a majority of those counties, rates had been falling until trump showed up. and these rallies were in august and september, so the figures don't even include recent events in states with big speck. in the waning days of this presidential campaign, joe biden and president trump are beefing up their travel schedules. and their paths will be crossing. both have three states on their itinerary today, and both will be making stops in wisconsin and minnesota. all the states they're visiting have seen big spikes in covid cases, especially wisconsin where officials have been delivering dire warnings there all week. >> biden and trump were both in florida yesterday trying to shore up the latino vote.
the pandemic spiked as restrictions a few weeks ago. at competing rallies, biden's events featured masks and social distancing. the president's rallies, just the opposite. jessica dean is with the biden campaign in coconut creek, florida. >> good morning, laura and christine. former vice president joe biden traveling to the critical battle ground state of florida on thursday, where he delivered his closing argument to floridians at two different drive-in rallies. he talked about the coronavirus pandemic, slamming president trump for calling what he called super spreader events, these rallies, as president trump was hosting a ral di just down the road in tampa while joe biden was here in broward county. he also talked a little bit about the importance of florida, as a battle ground state. he doesn't have to win it to get to 270 electoral votes, but if he does, it's going to be a sign of strength and could bring this contest to an early end. >> this election is the most important you have voted in, whether it's your first or 10th. ladies and gentlemen, the heart
and soul of this country is at stake, right here in florida. it's up to you. you hold the key. if florida goes blue, it's over. it's over. >> reporter: he also talked about how health care is on the ballot, how important it is for millions of americans in his view to maintain that coverage and expand that coverage, which is what he said he wants to do if elected. laura and christine? >> jessica, thank you so much for that. the trump campaign is announcing a 250 person limit for a rally later today in minnesota, citing state guidelines. now, remember minnesota reported three separate outbreaks related to trump campaign events in september. and the state is at record cases and hospitalization levels right now, but the trump campaign is blaming what it calls the free speech stifling dictates of minnesota's governor and attorney general for limited capacity at the rally today. in reality, these rules of course are about health and safety. the president says this to another packed rally crowd in
florida. >> we know the disease. we social distance. we do all of the things that you have to do. if you get close, wear a mask. always controversial. it's not controversial to ne. you get close, you wear a mask. social distance. >> a picture is worth a thousand words there. he says that to a huge crowd of maskless supporters. trump was in florida where cnn has learned testing declined dramatically over the summer as dr. scott atlas gained favor with the president in the white house and urged officials, including governor ron desantis to limit testing to people with symptoms. atlas is not an infectious disease expert. he's a radiologist. dr. deborah birx who is an expert in health has essentially abandoned the white house to sidestep him, taking her message on the road, spending the last two months visiting states to assess the situation on the ground and advise them on best practices because you're not hearing it in the white house.
the time for three questions in three minutes. we have to bring in cnn political analyst, john avlon. good morning, john. >> good morning, guys. >> the president broke down the famous blue wall in 2016, and he needs help there to repeat especially if he can't win florida. can he find momentum in the upper midwest? >> he's desperately trying to recreate some of that magic, and i think the fact that biden is campaigning in minnesota is significant. it shows the need to shore it up. one thing i would keep an eye on, though, four years ago, donald trump had a ten-point lead in iowa. that blaeeds over to the neighboring states. not necessarily the case this time around. we rate iowa a toss up. it's a sign that nothing can be taken for granted in this race, and democrats seem to understand that, and it's not just because there's scar tissue. trump is playing offense. so are democrats, every vote matters, nothing is taken for granted but that upper midwest can't be written off by either candidate. >> john, every vote matters and
enthusiasm right now is just extraordinary. 81 million americans have already voted, and things are actually getting interesting in some battle ground states. the early voting gap is narrowing. a week ago, democrats have a 9 percentage lead, now it's just 3. and in north carolina, a 12-point advantage down to 7. in nevada, a 12-point lead to 6. republicans have indicated they plan to vote in person on election day. what should the democrats' message be. >> the democrats' message should be get out, vote, vote early, and don't be deterred. the one thing i'll say is this changing metric does indicate that that frame we have been working with, democrats will vote early. republicans will vote late is probably bleeding into one another. people are changing the wait they vote in this country. the numbers are stunning. it's not just a measure of enthusiasm. people are trying to make sure they don't get caught up in the chaos of election day.
i don't know that we're going to see the same number of republicans day on election day if so many are voting before. but get out, vote, this enthusiasm is off the charts. >> and places like minnesota and wisconsin, i think some people are going to actually go in person now because they're worried that their ballots are not going to be counted by election day. >> bingo, you look at trump's reelection map, you look at the senate, there's overlap in competitive states. trump has made controversial decisions that put senators in a tight spot. now it looks like democrats have a chance to capture the chamber. which races are you watching? >> the michigan race, you know, democrats have been feeling really good about michigan, but the republicans have a candidate who really is kind of a rock star on republican media circles, african-american candidate running against the incumbent, so keep an eye on that one. i wouldn't write that off. there could be ticket splitting. the home state of iowa, that race has been tight, and
frankly, the democratic candidate is slightly ahead, greenfield versus ernst. that state is tight. still edge to donald trump but ernst has got real approximate. bottom line, democrats need to pick off seats and, they can. they don't need necessarily four, even though it would mean if biden and kamala harris won, the vice president would be living on capitol hill. >> have a great weekend, we're almost there. >> you're going to need it. >> why now, game day, let's go. >> thanks, john. the biden campaign, they have a problem with facebook. they're claiming the social media giant is wholly unprepared to handle the 2020 election. biden's team says it lost half a million dollars in potential donations because of facebook's systems kept them from running ads. overnight, facebook acknowledged technical flaws affected both campaigns. there has been no comment from the president's campaign. facebook has faced criticism for being unable to police misinformation online and its
policy of permitting candidates to lie in ads on platform. business now, while most o. u.s. economy stalls, big tech thriving during the pandemic. amazon, google, parent, alphabet, facebook, apple reported block buster earnings. the net profit combined was $38 billion last quarter, home bound americans used their services. amazon saw record sales, and a 200% rise in pandemic. alphabet bounced back from a loss last quarter to a record $11 billion profit as ad sales rebounded. that helps facebook's revenue rise 22%, and apple sales rose even though the pandemic forced it to push back the iphone 12's release. it wasn't all gang busters, twitter saw its slowest user growth in years, and big profits despite scrutiny. facebook also faces a similar probe from the ftc. we'll be right back. non-valvular afib can mean a lifetime of blood thinners.
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new this morning, worldwide total coronavirus cases now surpassing 45 million, and europe is beginning to feel the devastating effects of a second wave. reminiscent of the first wave back in spring. overnight, germany hit a new record high for covid cases for the third day in a row, a four-week lock down starts there monday. the city of lesion, belgium, has one of the highest positivity rates in the world. icus and their medical staffs are at breaking point. at the citadel hospital, there's one spare bed. doctors fear they will have to decide who will be admitted and who sent home to die. in neighboring france, a second nationwide lock down goes into effect. let's bring in senior european correspondent jim bittermann for the latest. this lock down different than the first, they're going to try to keep agriculture and factory
sfg sf services open so the backbone of the economy stays working but clearly a change in the way of life for a lot of people. >> reporter: absolutely, you can see from the champs-elysees that the cinemas are now closed and the restaurants are now closed and all the kinds of things that normally would be taking place here on a friday morning, in fact, are not. it wasn't the scene, though, last night. last night, it was unbelievable out here. the crowds were everywhere, and in fact, people were trying to get in last call at the bars, and last meal at the restaurants and whatnot, and then going out of town. for one thing, this four-week lock down, nobody is believing it's going to be just four weeks. people are thinking it may be longer than that. and it could extend to christmas. a lot of shops were discounting items, and whatnot to try to get rid of their stock before christmas. and a lot of people were trying to do the shopping, and as they were getting out of town last
night, and there are huge traffic jams, 7 more than 700 kilometers, more than 1,200 miles of traffic jams, along the paris area. a lot of changes for a lot of french coming up this holiday season. >> trying to break the covid here, trying to win against covid. thank you so much, jim bittermann. back here in the u.s., officials say police body camera footage, and 911 calls related to the killing of walter wallace jr. will be released by the end of next week. wallace's family watched them on thursday. their lawyer says the video shows wallace walking out of the house with a knife as family members are shouting about his mental condition. now, the family doesn't want the officers charged with murder. here's why. >> the city has failed not only the wallace family, not only the other members of that community who will be scarred and traumatized for the remainder of their days, but the city has
always failed those police officers. it failed them tremendously. the only remedy the police had in that moment for their thinking was their service weapon. there was no less lethal option available. >> wallace's relatives say they made at least three calls to authorities. they initially called for an ambulance but the police arrived first and they didn't have tasers. the mayor says that's actually due to budget constraints. philadelphia's city council has banned the use of pepper spray during protests. the mayor's spokesperson says he supports the intent of the bill and will review it. walmart is removing firearms and ammunition off the sales floors in u.s. stores. america's largest retailer is in response to the philadelphia protest over the fatal police shooting of walter wallace jr. the company says this is a precaution, the items will be available for purchase.
walmart took similar measures in june, sparked by the protests of george floyd. david perdue opting out of the final debate with his democratic challenger. perdue will attend an event with president trump. the debate this week between perdue and ossoff became heated and personal. both senate seats in georgia are up for grabs. in the other ace, republican incumbent, kelly loeffler is being met with skepticism for claiming she was not familiar with the inflames trump access hollywood tape. it was a tape so widely covered it played all the time back in 2016 that the president even had to apologize for it. seems pretty unbelievable that she wouldn't be familiar with it. dan coats says he has seen no evidence of widespread fraud despite president trump's unfounded claim that the upcoming election is going to be corrupt. coats just gave his first television interview since the president removed him as director of national intelligence last july, and he had a strong warning about election day and beyond. >> the nightmare scenario is
that on election night, people will draw conclusions or days after it will draw conclusions that their candidate has been denied the victory. and that public riots will result, and violence might result from that. >> coats told norah o'donnell that russia is the new england patriots of messing with elections. he says they do it better than anyone else. this comes the same day, including a -- it's the first time twitter tagged rt's account for manipulating elections. at least six people in four states killed by hurricane zeta, downgraded to a post tropical cyclone yesterday. 1.5 million customers are without power this morning from louisiana to virginia. the 27th storm of the hurricane season made landfall in louisiana as a category 2 storm
on wednesday leaving widespread damage behind. officials are asking people to stay off the roads because of downed power lines there. there are also reports of significant coastal flooding, and vessels that broke loose from barges, caused damage to bridges which will now have to be inspected. the nhl's arizona coyotes renouncing their rights to the top 2020 draft pick, after he bullied a black classmate with disabilities. miller and another teen were accused of tricking isaiah myers kruters into eating candy that had been placed in a urinal. miller and the other teen admitted the bullying and were sentenced to community service. for the first time, the largest police force in america appointing an african-american woman as its chief of patrol. new york's police commissioner department says that he is beyond proud to name juanita holmes to serve in the most, managing most of the department's ununiformed
officers. she will become the highest ranking african-american woman in nypd history. she has 30 years of experience on the force and will lead with equally, fairness and transparency. let's look at markets around the world here. you can see some stabilization i would call it in european markets and declines in asian shares as they close for the week on wall street. futures right now pointing to more losses at the open here. wall street saw a modest rebound thursday on some solid data. jobless claims fell, still at a high level, and the economy grew a record 31%. annual rate over the summer. recovering now about 2/3 of its decline. still, it's been a rough week for stocks. president trump promising stock market success if he wins the election. >> if your 401(k)s are going to go up by 50% quickly. >> if he's reelected he says. half of the u.s. is invested in
stocks. most of the gains go to the wealthiest americans. a reminder that wall street is not main street. exxon mobil slashing thousands of jobs as pandemic shrinks oil prices. it will shed 15% of its global staff by 2022. that's about 14,000 workers. the entire oil industry is battered by this pandemic. demand is low, and so are oil prices. oil produce skpers and services shed 50,000 simprojobs this yea home bound americans will pay more to binge watch netflix, raising by a dollar on standard plan, two bucks on the premium plan. netflix spends billions of dollars on content. subscriber growth will likely slow in the future. netflix has a huge pandemic bump of users in the first half of the year but growth has slowed in the third quarter. finally, on this friday,
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this is by far the highest number of cases we've ever seen. the virus is raging. >> the u.s. will probably climb past 100,000 infections per day within the next couple of weeks. >> this is the hardest point in this pandemic right now. we can't give up our guard. >> we locked down, we understood the disease, and now we're up for business. >> everything is about turning out your voters and if that's what's going to turn out trump voters, he's welcome to make that argument. it's not going to help us get past the pandemic. >> donald trump has surrendered to the virus. i'm not going to shut down the country, but i'm going to shut down the virus. >> this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. it is "new day," it's friday, october 30th, 6:00 here in new york. and this morning, there is no place to hide. those are the words from th