The Daily Populous

Sunday September 27th, 2020 night edition

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More than 860,000 Americans have already cast their vote in the 2020 election—a number much higher than the reported 9,525 votes that were returned at this point in 2016.

At least 866,734 people have voted in this year's election as of September 26, according to the U.S.

The number is based on 25 states whose early voting data is available, meaning it does not convey the entire picture.

"These states are those where I have current data on mail ballot activity," McDonald wrote in a blog post Saturday morning.

Numbers gathered by McDonald in 2016 highlight just how different this election cycle may be than the previous one.

For the week ending September 25, 2016, 9,525 people had voted early, according to the reporting states and localities.

Just one week later—on October 2, 2016—at least 78,836 people had cast their ballot early in the reporting states, McDonald found. »

Coronavirus: Vitamin D reduces infection and impact of COVID-19, studies find

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Patients with sufficient levels of vitamin D are less likely to experience complications and die from COVID-19, according to a new study in the US, while another has found it also reduces infection rates.

Vitamin D sufficiency was linked with a significantly decreased level of inflammatory markets, and higher blood levels of immune cells, in new research from Boston University's school of medicine.

Blood samples to measure vitamin D levels were taken from 235 patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19, explained the study published in the journal PLOS ONE. »

Louisville police tell protesters to use sidewalks then call unlawful assembly when that doesn't happen

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Hide Caption 8 of 44 Photos: In pictures: Breonna Taylor decision sparks protests Protesters march through Louisville on September 24.

Hide Caption 35 of 44 Photos: In pictures: Breonna Taylor decision sparks protests Louisville officers detain protesters following the announcement.

Hide Caption 39 of 44 Photos: In pictures: Breonna Taylor decision sparks protests A demonstrator in Louisville confronts a police officer. »

Congress Introduces First Supreme Court Term Limits Bill!

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Fix the Court reported this morning that Reps. Ro Khanna, Don Beyer, and Joe Kennedy III are introducing the “Supreme Court Term Limits and Regular Appointments Act of 2020” to institute staggered, 18-year terms for active duty Supreme Court justices.

Technically this isn’t the FIRST term limits bill — that came in 1807 — but it’s the first that has any value for our current predicament.

A term limits proposal may not solve the problems with the Court next year, but it solves the problems for the next 50 years which is far more important. »