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getting in the halloween spirit. that was my ♪ my good morning to you, our viewers in the west. welcome to "cbs this morning" on this friday. happy friday, october 30th, 2020. i'll gayle king with anthony mason and tony dokoupil. the final countdown to election day. both candidates are hitting the road hard in key battleground states in the midwest. we're on the ground in texas where everything, as you know, is bigger, including the turnout so far. >> the worst day of the pandemic yet for new cases. the u.s. smashes the previous daily record and deaths are rising, too. how cold weather may be helping drive the spread. >> a surprise lawsuit in the breonna taylor case. why one of the officers is now suing her boyfriend, kenneth walker. we have the response from walker's attorney. bubba's new team. first on "cbs this morning,"
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nascar drivers bubba wallace and denny hamlin tell us about their new venture with basketball icon michael jordan. >> first, today's "eye opener." it's your world in 90 seconds. >> right here in florida, it's up to you. you hold the key. if florida goes blue, it's over. >> the candidates are making their final push in key battleground states. >> you have to get out and vote. we are creating the greatest red wave in the history of our country. >> a louisville police officer who was shot during the raid that killed breonna taylor is countersuing taylor's boyfriend. >> the law is not on their side. the facts are not on their side. >> it just felt like the windows and roof was going to come off. >> gulf states are recovering after getting slammed by hurricane zeta. >> i have no lights. i don't know how long i'll be without power. >> trevor lawrence has tested positive for covid-19.
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he will miss saturday's game against boston college. >> all that -- >> with all eyes on zeta, that young storm chaser gave a weather report right on his porch. >> and all that matters. >> according to oddsmakers, the 2020 election is the most bet-on event. are the stakes really not high enough that you have to bet on it, too. it's like the skydiving instructor saying, before we jump, anyone want to place a bet on whether the chute opens? >> the most bet-on event in history. finally something to bring a little excitement to what would have otherwise been an incredibly dull evening. i mean, gambling on the election results which means people are going to be at home watching cnn like, come on, sleepy joe, come on. come on, joe. don't slow down, buddy. go! >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by progressive.
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making it easy to bundle insurance. >> i like the part where he said people will be at home watching, except he meant to say cbs, not cnn. >> thanks. on this day before halloween, i decided to be gayle king. >> you are? >> i'm in costume. >> anthony mason and tony dkoupil. a halloween-like dress. we're glad you're here. with just four days from the election day, both candidates are taking their campaigns to the midwest today. joe biden is making his closing arguments at drive-in events where some people get out of their cars and surround the stage. by contrast, president trump is holding rallies where many are shoulder to shoulder and do not wear masks. >> it comes after the worst day on record for new coronavirus cases in this country. the u.s. reported more than 88,000 cases, shattering the previous daily high. that's the backdrop for ed o'keefe who is following the
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campaign. ed, what's the state of the race as we head into the final weekend? >> well, good morning, anthony. we're here in new york outside an early voting site that stretches two blocks. they just opened the door. scenes like this repeating themselves all across the country today. and the candidates making last-minute outreach to those who may have yet to make up their mind. today they spend time in the same midwestern battleground states. on thursday, they spent time in a much warmer place, florida. >> i'm thrilledbe here in my/our home state florida. >> reporter: on thursday, the president and joe biden rallied their supporters in tampa, florida. >> hello, tampa! >> reporter: tampa's part of the critical central corridor that often decides statewide elections. the rallies were starkly different in messages and visuals. at biden's smaller drive-through rally he slammed the president for holding yet another one of his bigger rallies earlier in the day with few masks and no
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social distancing. >> donald trump just had a superspreader event here again. they are responding more than just coronavirus. he's spreading division and discord. >> you know the bottom line, though. you're going to get better. if i can get better, anybody can get better. >> not only did the president again downplay the virus, which is surging across the country, he also encouraged measures not being followed at his own rallies. >> 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: mr. trump also boasted about the record economic growth in the third quarter. >> this is the biggest event in business in 50 years. nobody's ever seen a number like this. >> under president trump, america -- >> reporter: his campaign quickly unveiled a new ad to tout the numbers. >> 33.1% the economy growing. >> reporter: more than 12 million americans are still without a job. the economy is still not back to its prepandemic highs.
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economists warn it's weakening again as coronavirus cases climb. >> i'm not going to shut down the economy. i'm not going to shut down the country. i'm going to shut down the virus. >> reporter: but biden had to cut his tampa event short. >> god bless you all. >> reporter: because of the rain. while the president was forced to postpone a rally in fayietville, north carolina, due to high winds and rain left over from tropical storm zeta. earlier in the day, some reporters at his tampa rally had to be escorted out in the hot, humid temperatures. yet another example of how the pandemic is upending everything. but especially in this case, elections. iowa, where biden is headed today had to consolidate hundreds of polling sites into a smaller number of locations out of concern with the pandemic. but elections officials there and across the country are hoping that because so many people continue to vote early, that the lines on election day at least won't be that bad.
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i tell you guys. you think we were covering a tropical storm in manhattan this morning. but it is inspiring. that sounds cliche. it's inspiring to see so many people in line this morning. it stretches two blocks into the middle of manhattan. these people have been waiting more than an hour to vote. and again, we're seeing this all over the country. >> no, there is a feeling that when you get in those lines, you get that ballot and fill it out, there's a feeling, and it's worth it so people should stick with it. ed, thank you very much. more on voting. federal judges are deciding how some states will count mail-in ballots. a court ordered that minnesota should hold on to absentee ballots that arrive after election day. that's in case another court decides that those ballots should not be counted. minnesota's secretary of state is urging people to vote in person now or drop off their ballots so they arrive in time. the supreme court has ruled on three similar cases so far. it allowed a three-day extension
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for counting absentee ballots in pennsylvania and a nine-day extension in north carolina but the justices blocked a shisix-d extension in wisconsin. more than 82 million americans have already voted in the 2020 election. young voters in particular appear to be turning out in record numbers. in texas, they helped contribute to the 9 million-plus votes cast so far. that's more than the total votes there in 2016. janet shamlian has more now from houston. >> i've never been a very political person until this election, honestly. >> reporter: houston voters are turning out in record numbers this year. >> texans in general are pretty fed up with how things have been. >> reporter: but it's young texans driving the historic surge. >> i think the next generation, i think, is really seeing that our votes do count. >> reporter: 21-year-old jaqulyne harrell is voting for the first time. >> we have to work as a team push what we want to happen in our country. >> reporter: she's among more
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than a million voters under the age of 30 shattering records for early voting in texas. and almost 165% increase from 2016. >> this is actually my first time voting. i usually haven't really found it as important as i do this year to get out and vote. >> we see young people turning out in droves right now. all of our values are on the line in this election. >> reporter: in past elections, younger voters have not been a driving force. this year they could impact not only the presidential race but competitive house and senate seats. charlie bonner is with the nonpartisan group move texas. mobilizing the sometimes underrepresented youth vote. >> we also saw the resurgence of the black lives matter movement this summer that's mobilized so many young people. >> reporter: the lone star state has added almost 2 million voters in the last four years. they are largely young and latino and more likely to vote democrat. >> it's important to flip texas because the people in power,
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they have been ignoring the public desire for equality, the public priority for progress for too long. >> reporter: this morning, we are at a 24-hour polling location which has seen a steady stream of voters throughout the night. to give you a better idea of the youth vote in texas, let's look at travis county. that's the austin area, home to the university of texas. a young voting population. of the 850,000 eligible voters, this year, 97% have registered to vote. that's an astounding number. gayle? >> every time you hear the numbers, janet, it gets more exciting. thank you. chief washington correspondent major garrett joins us now. happy to tell you that he's not here at the table but we have a special area for him. it's not the time-out corner. it's the major nook. >> i bring you greetings from the children's table. just get me a drumstick and a piece of pie, will you? >> major, four days to go. it's really getting down to the nitty and the gritty.
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how do you describe the differences in the candidates' closing arguments? >> for the president, it's the economy, energy and strength. for joe biden, it is the pandemic, unity and empathy. those are the closing arguments. there's no more strategy anymore. just repetition and more travel. you can't really fine tune your strategy at this stage of a campaign. it's too late. reinforce what you've always been doing. for the president, it's trying to remind voters that the economy before the pandemic was good, and he should get all the credit for that and that he's strong and he's got the energy to hold these mass rallies and many of them every day because he's still hungry for the job. that's a stark contrast. not just in tone but in look from joe biden who is saying, look, you can't control the pandemic unless you deal with public health, cautions and guidelines which i'm going to do which means my rallies are smaller. my travel schedule is less aggressive. so with the visuals and the way they're actually campaigning, they are giving a portrait of america of where we are and where we might be. >> we know florida is a very big deal and both candidates say, i've got florida.
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florida is mine. they both can't be right. what's at stake here? >> for the president, everything is at stake. there's no path for him to win re-election without winning florida. his campaign is either laudibly or laughably bullish about florida. since they won in 2016, i'll give them credit for beal bullish. they believe they know who all their voters are. can contact them, have contacted them and will have a get out the vote operation on the dave election that will swamp the democrats' early vote advantage. if the trump campaign is right about that, that puts them on a pace to 270. you can't get there without florida. joe biden knows they've run up the margins on early vote and have to have a matching day-of operation in florida. if they do, they will early. and as the former vice president said yesterday, if he wins florida, it's over. >> we keep hearing 82 million have voted so far. those numbers are huge. what does this is a to you? >> it says to me this is an american success story. when i started talking to secretaries of state back in july about all these voter
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integrity issues, they were terrified we wouldn't have the money, the people, the means, the ppe to put together an election. we're doing it. it's happening right now. and people are voting in record numbers. they are doing so safely and with confidence. and i know there's a lot of anxiety out there about what's going to happen. one of the best ways to deal with your anxiety, cast a ballot. >> there you go. thank you major, reporting from the major nook. good to see you. >> thank you. >> can we brand that? >> i like it. >> done. t-shirts being printed. >> excellent. there we go. >> copyright it. the campaign -- take a turn here. it's playing out against a tragic backdrop. a stunning increase in coronavirus cases to more than 88,000. all that after a dip in late summer. america has also just set a one-week record for new cases. adriana diaz is in chicago where there is no indoor service in bars and restaurants starting today. adriana, good morning. >> good morning. the positivity rate or rate of
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tests that come back positive has crossed the threshold of 8%. illinois' governor hopes this ban will save lives but the restaurant association calls it a death sentence. this comes as cases nationwide are surging so high that, listen to this, it's the equivalent of one new diagnosis every second. >> we need to clamp down because we need to bring the numbers down. >> reporter: illinois governor j.b. pritzker says soaring coronavirus numbers have left him no choice but to ban indoor eating and drinking in chicago. indoor socializing is growing as the weather turns cold, says epidemiologist michael osterholm. >> we're seeing so many people who are congregating indoors where we know the virus concentrates in those settings and transmission has even increased. >> reporter: as cases continue to surge across the midwest, michigan's governor tightened restrictions on indoor gatherings thursday. and officials in wisconsin warned they're reportedly on the track to run short of icu beds
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in 2 to 6 weeks. in south dakota, the positivity rate is an astonishing 46%, meaning nearly half of all tests are coming back positive. >> people are acting like there's nothing going on, and it's absolutely maddening. >> reporter: kathy jane's son-in-law contracted the virus. he was an essential worker in the agriculture industry in sioux falls, south dakota. he was immunocompromised but couldn't afford to stay home. his wife katrina was only able to visit in person on his last day. >> i kind of got to say good-bye, but he wasn't conscious and didn't really know we were there. >> the final conversations that we had with him, he just cried. he said he was scared and that he was going to die and that he was going to die by himself. >> reporter: on facebook, kathy james criticized issed is governor kristi noem's handling
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of the virus. the governor recommends vulnerable stay home. no mask mandate and the state has never shut down. >> we're on fire. i mean, if everybody wore masks would doug have gotten it anyway? maybe. but we'll never know. >> reporter: a spokesperson for south dakota's governor says she has the family in her prayers. and even one death is too many. now gayle, restaurants here in chicago had to get creative to stay afloat in this pandemic. one way is with these igloos which allow diners to eat outside, despite the city's dropping temperatures. >> we hope they can figure out a way to make it work, but we still feel for the woman who has just lost her husband. thank you, adriana. a louisville officer who was involved in the shooting that led to the death of breonna taylor is countersuing accusing kenneth walker of causing severe traum amental anguish and
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emotional distress. walker is suing kentucky's attorney general, the louisville metro police department and the city. our national correspondent jericka duncan has a response from his lawyers. >> the law is not on their side. the facts are not on their side, and the truths are not on their side. >> reporter: fret rick moore, one of kenneth walker's attorneys says mattingly's countersuit against his client is the latest attempt to deflect responsibility for the events that led to the shooting death of breonna taylor. >> how can you sue kenneth when he was acting lawfully? >> reporter: kent wicker stated in the countersuit that walker's conduct in shooting mattingly is outrageous, intolerable and offends all accepted standards of decency and morality. in a statement he added sergeant mattingly should use the legal process to seek a remedy for the injury that walker has caused him. walker maintains the place did not announce themselves when they executed a no-knock surge warrant related to a drug case on taylor's apartment back in
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march. he says he fired a single shot believing police were intruders. that single shot allegedly hit sergeant mattingly in the thigh. but a portion of the kentucky state police ballistics report obtained by cbs news says it's inconclusive who fired the shot that hit mattingly. walker spoke to gayle king earlier this month about the moment he fired his licensed gun. >> so you fire off a shot. in what direction? >> i know i wasn't like aiming it straight ahead. it was like down toward the ground. i'm trying to just scare them off. >> reporter: also this month, sergeant mattingly spoke publicly to abc news in the louisville courier journal and dismissed walker's version. he said walker was not pointing his gun at the ground. >> i saw his gun. our postures were the same looking at each other when he fired that shot. >> reporter: walker's legal team said mattingly is attempting to further victimize and harass him. >> you kill the guy's girlfriend in front of him, shoot at him over 30 times. you change his life and then on top of that, when he tries to
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exercise his constitutional right and receive justice for what's happened to him, you then vindictively file a frivolous lawsuit against him. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," jericka duncan, new york. >> when i first heard about the lawsuit, i was -- i thought i heard it wrong and then i read it and thought, i must be reading it wrong. i don't understand officer mattingly's strategy. >> you can file a lawsuit about anything. it doesn't mean -- >> is that how it works? >> a judge will make a final decisi
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nearly a year. vote yes on prop 25 to end money bail. ♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." there are growing concerns about violence stemming from the results of the election no matter who wins. an alleged right wing plot to kidnap and kill michigan governor gretchen whitmer is just one example of what the fbi has labeled a growing domestic terror threat. meanwhile, self-identified militia groups are taking part in military-style training. they have reportedly denounced that plot, but also say they're prepared for a fight in case of what they deem as civil unrest. laurie segall got access to the group. >> when president trump was asked to condemn white supremacists and militia groups, his response -- >> stand back and stand by.
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>> reporter: it was interpreted by adam as a message to groups like his. >> so when he says stand by, what does he want? what is he planning on having us stand by for? in some of his speeches, he has mentioned somebody has to stop the riots if the government won't. so he's kind of sidelining the militia to do it is what militias out there are thinking. >> raise your hand if you think now more than ever in your lifetime america is on the brink of civil war. >> who says we weren't already in a civil war? >> right. it's already started. >> it's already started. when you have cities that are burn -- >> you have burning cities, you have chaz centers set up where people can't go in and out. law enforcement can't control it. you have a civil war on your hands. >> segall met with members of an anti-government extremist group known as the bugaloos. they've associated the group's ideology with multiple domestic terror plots.
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>> on a saturday morning in mid-october, we were invited to a suburb of lansing, michigan, to spend some time with about two dozen bugaloos as they got together ahead of a rally. >> we're just trying to be free again. the constitution doesn't give the government power. it gives the power to the people. >> reporter: they are an anti-government extremist group. that has become increasingly associated with violence. >> a firearm is a regular citizen's last hope to fight against tyranny. >> reporter: its members consistent of mostly young men who wear hawaiian shirts and trade cryptic memes that joke about killing members of the federal government. and hint at an impending second civil war. >> we're in a room with firearms. is that part of the plan? >> i'm not going to bring a fork to a gun fight. if you trust the police to carry guns and law enforcement to carry guns, and protect you, you should feel just as safe with
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guys -- >> there's a point when you're voting and being listened to isn't enough. >> laurie segall joins us now. amazing bit of reporting here. militias have a long history in america and yet interest in them seems to be increasing through the pandemic. why is that? >> yeah, and i think it's important to pay attention to that. i think there's so much happening now that's creating almost a perfect storm. when we were actually there and talking to folks, people are worried about their jobs. they're losing their jobs. they want a sense of belonging. they felt like their rights were under attack. they felt the government shutdown and the -- when they are losing their jobs and, you know, they are trying to come together and create some sense of belonging. and they said, speaking to adam, who you heard from, he said that more and more people want to join and believe that they are a part of something. so i think you're only going to see this increase, which is pretty alarming. >> gun ownership is protected in america, but if you get a gun and your friends get a gun and you put on uniforms and train is
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there a legal line there that you cross? at what point is a militia's status in question? >> it's a super interesting question because when we're out there i was asking, is this legal? you know, and we spoke to experts who say, no, this is not legal. it's illegal for private militias to train or engage in paramilitary activity if their intent is to use it against the state or act on authority of police. now the problem is, if you have these groups going in and acting on behalf of law enforcement, unauthorized. you know, speaking to some of these groups, they are talking about showing up armed to protests. i would challenge them and say what gives you the authority to pull the trigger? and i think that's where some of this danger lies. the michigan home guard said they don't want to show up to protests unless they're called upon. you have to look. they actually did show up to protect a barber shop from being shut down at one point. they showed up armed. so there is kind of -- you know, we're all on pins and needles waiting to see what happens.
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the boogaloo poiboys are differ. you know, you run the risk of them, where there's all this tension. and you have these one-offs of people associated with violence with this ideology. >> if they are standing by, the question becomes, standing by for what? we'll be watching on election day and after. you can watch her report on the michigan home guard on the "60 minutes" youtube channel right now. it's terrific. i recommend you do so. her report on the boogaloos will be out monday. we'll show you what some major companies are doing to make it easier for their employees to vote on election day. and a reminder, you can always get the morning's news by subscribing to the "cbs this morning" podcast. hear today's top stories in less than 20 minutes. we'll be right back. t of that evolution means choosing the right medicare plan for you. humana can help. with original medicare, you're covered for
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traffic and air pollution will be even worse after the pandemic. that's why we support measure rr to keep caltrain running. which is at risk of shutdown because of the crisis. to keep millions of cars off our roads, to reduce air pollution and fight climate change. and measure rr helps essential workers like me get to work and keep our communities healthy. relieve traffic. reduce pollution. rescue caltrain. [all] yes on measure rr. for many americans, for most americans actually, election day is a workday which can make getting to the polls a bit of a challenge. 2016, only 61% of americans of voting age cast a ballot, and that was up from the previous
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presidential election. when it was estimated around 58.5% voted. the u.s. reportedly is near the bottom of 32 developed nations in voter participation, in part, because election day is not a national holiday. now some bi >> reporter: the turnout is called astronomical and now hundreds of businesses are responding to that enthusiasm by making it easier for their employees to vote. >> a record turnout. >> record turnout. >> reporter: with more days and more ways to vote than ever before the largest number of americans in history may have a say in picking the president. but that almost didn't include new jersey mom chanceen gore.
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>> being a single parent, people cannot miss work. >> reporter: a tradeoff many face, going to work or taking time off. >> the great thing we'll do it together. but as a family and now we get to do that because we're on all of -- we'll all off work. >> reporter: off work, because blue apron where she and her daughter work is giving all 1,600 employees election day off. >> in addition to getting the day off with pay, we have had actually committed to helping with voter registration and transportation on the day of. >> reporter: blue apron joins more than 2,000 corporations including apple, walmart and our parent company viacom cbs. which pledged to provide paid time for employees to vote. old navy and target are paying employees to work at the polls if they want. and blue apron delivered a voter
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registration drive at the office. >> we are very, very specific we want don't to influence how anyone votes but give them the tools to vote. >> reporter: but for some it's a struggle to get in the door. about one in six americans eligible to vote is disabled including more than 5 million veterans. >> it is sad that veterans from overseas, who defend the american way of life which includes the right to vote only to come home as a disabled veteran and be denied that same right. >> reporter: a right that retired navy s.e.a.l. al kovach was denied after a parachuting accident left him partialized. >> i couldn't even get a parking spot at the polling station. >> reporter: 65% of the polling stations still had one more or more obstacles that could impede access for the disabled.
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>> people see me in the wheelchair. i sense their assumption that i'm somehow marginalized as a result of my disability. but when i place my ballot in the dropbox at the library i know i'm having a direct impact on the destiny. that's not marginallialization. that's empowerment. >> reporter: empowerment that chanceen gore sees. >> drive people to the polls it's like a dream. like how could you not vote? no excuses. >> reporter: so far, about 81 million americans have already voted. that's about 60% of the vote from four years ago and we still have four days to go. anthony? >> chip, thank you. you do wonder how in the world's greatest democracy we make it so difficult to vote sometimes. ahead, vlad duthiers will look at the
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time for what to watch. vlad, you're being introed by amy carter from the new york city area. she says this weekend, this is important, is daylight savings time, but i'm always saving time for vlad. starts right now. >> thank you very much, amy. if there is anything that needs to be repealed and replaced it's daylight savings. >> you're right. >> thank you very much, amy. here are stories you'll be talking about today. mcdonald's face whaz could be a multi billion dollar lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against black owners. the brothers say the fast food giant restricted their opportunities in tennessee to economically depressed areas. their lawyer says they want to make sure no one is, quote, misled and injured by the same pipeline of discrimination that has plagued black franchisees for decades. this lawsuit follows a $1 billion racial discrimination lawsuit filed by black former
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owners last month. mcdonald's acknowledges it treats them differently while it wants their ranks to become diverse. moving on, black eye peas is out with a new cut of their smash hit, where is the love, just in time for the election. ♪ father, father, father, help us, we need some guidance from above ♪ ♪ people got, got me, got me questioning where is the love ♪ ♪ >> jennifer hudson teamed up with the group to make the 2003 song. the music video shows current events. the group's frontman will i am who is endorsing joe biden, despite the rocky year he says he's optimistic for the future. >> 30 million people have shared the love, and that's a beautiful sentence. 30 million people have shared the love. it shows that we can conquer this algorithm that has put us in a place where we are at odds
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with each other. >> he's very optimistic, and he told me that j. hud recorded that in a zoom session. they did this whole thing in zoom which he didn't know existed last year. >> he always comes up with the right songs at the right time. for president obama it's yes we can. that went viral. >> really great stuff. >> all right. people waiting in long lines in new york city to vote early were surprised by a couple of celebrities. that's our friend paul ruud handing out cookies to voters in the rain in brooklyn yesterday. ruud wore a mask and gloves and of course he took time to pose for photos with fans. and earlier this week maeries ca har georgia tw hargatay handed out cookies and thanked voters for doing their civic duty. imagine standing in line and here comes ruud. >> or hargatay. >> the cookies were blueberries and cream, corn and blueberries
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cream, sounded unusual. nice. >> here, you take a bite. >> no, no, no, vlad. it sounded good. >> i'm going to vote today and buy myself a big old chocolate chip cookie afterwards. >> the lines are long, but the spirit is great. >> thanks to them. okay, halloween is tomorrow, and there are some newborns that are already in costume. please take a look at these babies dressed as little pumpkins. so, sarah muzzin, a nicu nurse in detroit created the custom-knit outfits. the photo shoot is an annual tradition. the staff came up with an idea to give parents a special memory of their newborn this halloween. they really are little pumpkins. >> amazing work what they're doing. >> ah. >> beautiful. i can't wait till they're teenagers and they show them these photos. [ laughter ] >> nice, though. >> i love it. that's really fabulous. it's so hard now with the
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pandemic, you know, to get -- >> to create a memory. okay, the name of the cookie, guys, is corn and cream blueberry. i never heard of it before. it sounds good. >> she wants to go in the voting line. we'll make sure paula knows you're in line. >> west side, west side. >> vlad, thanks so much. we have much more news ahead including the record breaking early voting numbers will mean just before the election. another bundle in the books. got to hand it to you, jamie. your knowledge of victorian architecture really paid off this time. nah, just got lucky. so did the thompsons. that faulty wiring could've cost them a lot more than the mudroom. thankfully they bundled their motorcycle with their home and auto. they're protected 24/7. mm. what do you say? one more game of backgammon? [ chuckles ] not on your life. [ laughs ] ♪ when the lights go down now, there's skyrizi.
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you are correct, you are correct. it is friday, october 30, 2020. welcome back to cbs. i'm gayle king with anthony mason and tony dokoupil. and why it could take longer than usual to know who actually won the election. >> terrible record for new coronavirus cases and today's debate about masks echos the past. >> and new team, joining michael jordan's new nascar venture. first on cbs this morning. >> can't wait. first, today's eye opener at 8:00. four days away from election
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day, both candidates are taking their campaigns to the midwest today. >> election officials are hoping because so many people continue to vote early, that the lines on election day at least won't be that bad. >> in texas, travis county, of the 850,000 eligible voters, this year, 97% have registered to vote. >> 82 million people have voted so far, what does that say to you? >> that says this is an american success story. i know there is a lot of anxiety out there. one of your best ways to deal with your anxiety, cast a ballot. positivity rate up to 8%. the equivalent of a new diagnosis every second. >> feeling anxious about tuesday's upcoming election. you are not alone. nearly 70% of u.s. adults say the presidential election is
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significant source of success. pr prozac/ambien 2020. what were we talking about again? >> i feel you. people are so stressed out. >> so stressed out about it. >> four more days and counting. that's where we begin today. four more days. estimated that more than 80 to a million americans have already voted. that is more than 58% of total votes counted in the 2016 presidential race. today, president trump will hit the midwest. biden will also be in wisconsin and minnesota along with iowa. >> the president yesterday touted new economic growth numbers in a rally in florida, biden has focused on the coronavirus slamming the handling of the crisis.
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all of this comes as the u.s. reached grim new milestones. 43 states are seeing a surge of infections. the country is nearing 9 million total cases including several key battleground states including the states biden and the president are visiting today. >> cbs reporter anthony sal vvao with us. >> that 82 million you mentioned is a record. i think it is a mix of enthusiasm and anxiety. voters tell us they think this election is the most important of their lives but also worried about voting in a pandemic. i think based on this, our turn out will go to a record 150
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million, maybe higher than that. there is still some mystery in here. >> it will be this. already democrats tell us they've cast more early ballots than republicans. our analysis at the polls and registration supports that. democrats have what you might call a lead right now but what is remaining still out there leans more republican. so the question as we lead into election day, will republicans turn out in large enough numbers to catch up. they have the numbers to do it. does democratic numbers slow down, if it does, the republicans can catch and pass them. that will be the big set up for november 3. >> the national and state elections are state to state affairs. what are the paths and the potential upsets as you see it? >> there are potential upsets
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and a lot of surprising swing states. some of them we've talked about in the sun belt. a lot of people are looking at arizona. our polling there has that as a toss up. joe biden would love to flip that. hasn't gone democratic since the 90s. the president will try to replicated 2016 map. he'll try to win florida, always a battleground. win georgia, which is a tossup. he'll have to go to the midwest and win ohio and a couple of these blue leaning states. maybe wisconsin out of the democratic column, maybe try to pull off a surprise many minnesota as well. so the president goes the upper midwest. joe biden needs to hang on to what he's already got as a lead there. >> some states will not begin processing and counting mail-in ballots until election day
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itself. what does that mean for how early you'll be able to give us results? >> i suspect i will have a very late night, as will everybody but we'll stay with it. let me give you an example out of michigan for instance. we know that a state breaks down into heavily republican areas and traditionally heavily democratic areas. i'll use the upper peninsula of michigan. that is republican area. if the ballots haven't been counted yet. i'll tell you that is a republican area still out. in detroit, that's a democratic area. if their ballots haven't been counted yet, we'll tell you there are probably a big number of democratic ballots to come. we'll give you that complete picture from cbs news decision desk and we'll see a comprehensive view of what is in and what is out and show it all to you. >> such a valuable pick of what
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you do. you've been doing it more than 50 years. the country has relied on you to make those calls and we'll rely on you again on tuesday. thank you, anthony. ahead, nascar driver bubba wallace will talk about getting ready to race for nba
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the pandemic is c we have much more news ahead. the pandemic is causing many families to struggle financially. we'll look at simple ways to save. plus, this could be an historic year in congress with a record number of women of color on the ballot. >> obviously my path was not paved. i'm find mul there are other black girls that have to travel where i traveled. >> we'll tell you how they hope to inspire a whole new generation of lawmakers. you are watching cbs this morning. we always thank you for that. we'll be right back. when i was in high school, this was the theater i came to quite often. ♪ the support we've had over the last few months has been amazing. i have a soft spot for local places. it's not just a work environment. everyone here is family.
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in today's eye on in today's eye on money, we are focusing on financial lessons from the pandemic. one in four americans have had trouble paying their bills since the coronavirus began and one-third have been forced to dip into savings or retirement accounts in order to make ends meet. jill is here to talk about how to get your finances in order during this difficult time. you say, in times like this, it is best to go back to basics. how do you build a strong financial foundation in a moment like this? >> everything starts with cash flow. we learned that back in march. you've got to understand how much money is coming in but probably more importantly, how much money is going out and where you are spending your money. this is inkred ublly important. when people were really freaked out and maybe sidelined from the
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labor force. they had to go back and say, okay, how much on food, everything else i can figure out. one huge lesson is we need to live digital lives. we know people got stimulus checks faster when they filed electronically. bill paying those electronically made so much more sense. go digital. get on it. when there is another round of stimulus, you'll be happier to have had those digital footprints in place. >> jill, if you are having trouble paying your bills right now, what do you do? important lesson of the last eight months, and that is that you've got to understand you can negotiate. and this is true whether you're dealing with a big landlord, a utility company, a cable provider. these folks on the other end of the line, they actually don't want to punish you. they want to help you out. so you don't want to go dark. if you don't ask, you're not
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going to get. so we want you to do that. the other part of this that's become quite important is you can seek the help of professionals. maybe there is a tax preparer, a certified financial planner. and in extreme cases, clearly there are some people who need to consider bankruptcy, but remember, those bankrupty fees, whether it's the lawyers fees and the process, it can be expensive and it can damage your credit score for up to seven years. >> as we mentioned before, jill, a recent study found that a third of adults have dipped into their savings or their retirement accounts. what do you do to replenish those accounts ultimately? >> i think americans did an amazing job of really building up their savings during the pandemic. we know the savings rate went up to over 30% in the spring. as of yesterday's gdp report, we found out that's more than halved. so what we want to try to do is, as you said, try to get those numbers up again. why? because we don't know what's going to happen over the next
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three, six or nine months, so you want to try to automate your savings as much as possible. this is true if you are -- especially if you are employed right now and you've got the ability to do it. automate it. set up a transfer automatically from a checking account or savings investment account. one note about those retirement savings. i know that there are the ability to borrow and withdraw from your retirement account is available through the end of the year. be very careful. it took you a long time to get those funds built up. if it's your last option, sure, you can do it. but try not to touch those retirement accounts. >> all right, jill schlesinger. thank you, jill. ahead, history is being made on the ballot. more women of color are running for the u.s. house of representatives than ever before. we'll talk with some of them about what changes they hope to make. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this morning's eye on money sponsored by u.s. bank.
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>> joe: th this will be an historic election for many reasons. congress could have a record breaking year with more women of color running for the house of representatives than ever before. of the 318 women on the ballot for the senate and the house, 117, about 36% are women of color. nikole killion went on the campaign trail to talk with some of them. >> reporter: pat timmons goodson is back on the trail. >> thank you for coming. i enjoyed it. >> how did it feel? >> it felt like home. >> reporter: we caught up with the congressional candidate as she resumed in-person campaigning at this drive-in church service. >> y'all, let's pray with our feet and go out here and vote. >> reporter: her latest stop crisscrossing north carolina's 8th district, one of the most
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competitive in the country. what do you see as the key issues in the race right now? >> health care, health care, health care. >> reporter: she got into the race after serving as the first black woman on the state supreme court, hoping to make history again. you are one of a record number of women of color running. what does that mean to you? >> i'm proud. i am excited. i'm hopeful. i'm prayerful. at this time in our nation's history, women of color are offering themselves. >> reporter: a record 117 women of color are nominees for the house and senate this cycle. 84 democrats and 33 republicans. approximately half are african-american and more than a quarter hispanic. >> i am running for congress because many people in our representative offices aren't representing us. >> reporter: candace valenzuela
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would be the first afro latina if she flips the seat. >> this is a powerful thing for me, but it's also very ppg. we have had so many firsts over the last couple of years that should have been first a long time ago. >> i will be the first korean american republican to serve in the united states congress. >> reporter: young kim is in a rematch in southern california where immigration has been a focal point of her campaign. >> i'm an immigrant, and i am a mother of four, and i'm a small business woman. i want my story to be an inspiration for the next gneration. >> reporter: and for congress, quickly becoming more diverse. >> looking at the possibility that we're going to increase that diversity makes me even more optimistic and hopeful for this country. >> reporter: the current congress is the most racially and ethnically diverse in history, but much of that is in the house. over in the senate, only five women of color have ever served
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in that chamber, including senator kamala harris. so if she and the former vice president win next week, it would certainly be historic, but also mean a potential loss for her seat here on the hill. right now there are only two women of color who are nominees for the senate this cycle. anthony? >> nicole, thank you. very exciting what's happening there. >> when you look at the numbers, it's hard to believe it's taken this long. i'm glad we're finally here. glad we're finally here. it's nice congress can look like the country. >> yeah, it's overdue. it's finally starting to change. it's catching up. >> i like what she said, tony, when she said there have been so many firsts these last two or three years. it's been a cycle of firsts. >> a continuation of what we saw four years ago, you know, with all those -- so many women running and ending up in congress. >> very exciting. >> ahead we'll look at the role of masks during the devastating 1918 flu pandemic and find out why face coverings back then also met with some resistance. your local news is coming up next.
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♪ welco welcome back to cbs this morning. election day nears. the role of masks during the pandemic has become highly politicityized. >> again, when i get confronted, i say, look, this is american, be patriotic. >> i recognize this is a pate otic thing to do. maybe they are great. maybe not not so good. >> we take a look at how masks were handled more than a century ago during the 1918 pandemic.
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>> in the fall of 1918 as americans were celebrating victory in world war i, the masks on returning troops showed we were losing another war against the so-called spanish flu. >> even a century ago, masks were controversial? >> yes. for so many of the same reasons today. >> nancy is a history professor at the state university of new york at stoney brook. >> at its worst in 1918, how bad did the pandemic get? >> really, really bad. we refer to it as the big one. >> 675,000 americans would die. nearly a third of them in a single month. the red cross spread the slogan, wear a mask, save your life. nurs nurses began to make them for the public.
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>> we are looking at two gauze masks used in the pandemic of 1918 in california. >> here at the museum. >> they are pretty transparent. it wasn't an ideal material but definitely better than not wearing anything. >> back in 1918, this was one of the centers in the fight against the pandemic? >> yes, indeed. this is the hen ray settlement. its founder played a critical role in organizing the response in new york city. >> masks were never officially mandated on the east coast, nancy tom says but other health rules were enforced. >> there were spitting raids, right? >> yes. there was an up in prosecuting. >> sanitizing the army base.
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>> so wearing a mask became an patriotic gesture. >> yes. if you refused to wear one, you were called a slacker. >> san francisco was the first city to mandate a mask. >> yes. and just today, 100 people reportedly charged for refusing to wear a mask. the sentence, up to 10 days in prison for $5 fine. about $80 today. in san francisco, there was an anti-mask league that formed in early january. the chairman was this woman, mrs. e.c. harrington, she was a
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sufferogist, she was a lawyer. she put out a call to those similar to those now. >> they argued the ordnance was unconstitutional. and masks had proven not to be effective. thousands turned out. other cities would mandate a mask. denver, oakland, sacramento and phoenix. this he were met with resistance too. >> one major difference, it wasn't political then? >> there was disagreement about which businesses should get closed down but the decision to mask or not to mask never became identified with a specific political party. >> although the materials used for masks in 1918 were less effective than those used today. according to nancy tomorrow, masks did lower the number of deaths when coupled with social
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distancing. and that area still a hub delivering masks to the community. woodrow wilson, the president then. no federal response and it wasn't expected. he did end up, they believe, also contracting the spanish flu. >> so interesting. >> didn't you like the fact that it was considered patriotic? >> because it came out of the war effort >> it all started on an army base. >> they were called slackers. >> mask slackers. >> and it patient partisan then. >> there was resistance but it wasn't partisan. >> i want one of those rod cross signs, wear a mask, save a life. ahead, we'll unveil the race car bubba wallace will drive for
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we have got something very cool for to we have something very cool with you with a capital c. we are getting a look at the new race car for the michael jordan-owned nascar team called
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2311 racing. the nba legend announced the formation last month along superstar driver danny hamlin. and bubba wallace will take the wheel of the car pitting the first full-time black driver with the only black team owner. an interview you'll see first. bubba, welcome back to cbs this morning. deny, it is so go -- danny, good to see you. how are you feeling and processing it all? >> i'm still processing it every day. this is an exciting opportunity i have to capitalize on.
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coming together quite nice. next year can't get here soon enough. just excited for the opportunity. have to make sure i do my part and deliver next year. >> aren't we ready for 2020 to be over, ovah. how did this come about? did he call you or did you call him and say hey, i have an idea? >> it was some what by accident but i think there were some humors floating around about me and him being part of a team to begin with. he obviously said, fake news but if you want to make it real news, let me know. it was one of those things i was like, wait a minute, let's have a chat. i flew down to florida to meet with him within a couple of days. we went through the whole vetting process the next 10 to 14 days to make sure we had everything in line to get it
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done. once we did, things started moving pretty quickly. it was great that obviously our friendship turned into a partnership with the whole jordan brand sponsoring me and michael jordan and then turning it into a nascar ownership now is obviously historic. >> and then did you say, you know who we should call? bubba wallace. >> no doubt in my mind. we believe bubba has out performed the equipment he's had week in and week out. i have passed on research and i should not be running right here. he's getting the most out of it. it is a great opportunity for him to return to the toyota family. a family he's been with early in his career as well. this is an exciting partnership for him and e.
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everyone. >> when you got the call, was it something you had to think about or an immediate yes for you? >> i definitely had to think about it. i was in the shop talking with the team about it, talking to me e te-- my a team guys. it is tough. we have two races still to capitalize on. as much as i'm ready for the future next year, my mind is still on the two races in 2020 to pass and fuel the file more on next year. >> you and michael jordan together next year is quite a one two punch. i don't know if you saw the last dance documentary. did you see that? >> yeah. i prefer it as a two three punch. that is better fitting for the
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team. >> you know he's such a competitor. he likes to win, as do you. do you feel added pressure with that? >> look at the car i'm driving now, iconic number 43. and i'll switch over to the iconic number 23. pressure is my middle name. i think i perform well under pressure. look at everything going on on the race track. we put together some great races. i'm excited to have him in my corner there so we can make this team better and better. it is going to take some time. we are ready to walk out of the door swinging. >> you are no slouch when it comes to being behind the wheel. you've won daytona three times and you are a nascar hall of
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famer. you'll be racing too. will you be competing against each other or on the same team, how is this working? >> it is a different dynamic. this isn't been done for 20 years or so since dale ea. i'm going to want to win for my fedex team and bubba will want to win for his team. >> i know, you own part of the team. >> yes. that makes it complicated. but i know it is in my best interest to go out and win for myself. that's the good part about it. starting this team was about what do i do once my career is over, the driving career is over, i'll have a much bigger role in the team, above ownership itself. so i think that this is a good way for me to continue my partnership with toyota, someone
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i've been with 13 years, had over 40 wins with. this is a way to carry on that legacy. >> i've never been to a nascar race. i've been to formula 1 because i'm friends with lewis hamilton. i want to come to nascar now. going to figure this out in 2021. >> absolutely. the opportunity is purpose. thank you both. bubba and denny, for your time this morning. we will talk with ingrid steward about her new book prince philip revealed. what the hit netflix series "the crown" gets right and wrong. you're watching "cbs this morning." as a nurse, i've faced the fear of being stretched too thin to do my job right. and it's not just health care workers. our teachers and school staff are going the extra mile for our kids. our firefighters are taking on unthinkable missions to keep us safe. how can we keep giving billions in tax breaks to rich corporations when our communities need that money?
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