Trump administration projects at least 100,000 deaths from coronavirus

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April 1, 2020: Donald Trump and the White House’s coronavirus task force discussed the projected mortality rate during a daily press conference on Tuesday. Joe Biden endorsed two Wisconsin school referendums in Milwaukee and Racine. blank    blankblank   

Ballotpedia is monitoring changes made to election dates and procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Here are the presidential primary updates you need to know:

Kansas: The Kansas Democratic Party announced its party-administered presidential primary election, scheduled for May 2, would be conducted entirely by mail.


Notable Quote of the Day

“With the coronavirus injecting upheaval into a primary contest that was finally starting to appear more settled, the earliest Biden, the delegate leader, could now win the nomination is on the night of the June 2 primaries, if he nabs about 60% of the outstanding delegates.

In order for Sanders to clinch the nomination under that same timeframe he would need to net roughly 83% of the remaining delegates—a much higher portion of the delegate pool than the 39% he’s collected thus far.”

– Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks

Democrats

  • Joe Biden released a new digital ad that will play on Facebook and Instagram in battleground states. Calling medical professionals fighting coronavirus soldiers, Biden said, “As President, I wouldn’t send an American soldier anywhere in the world without all the equipment and protection they need. We should not do any less for the heroes on the frontlines in this battle we’re in now.”

  • Biden endorsed two Wisconsin school referendums in Milwaukee and Racine on Tuesday. The $87 million referendum in Milwaukee would support operational expenses, and the $1 billion referendum in Racine would fund the renovation and construction of facilities.

  • Bernie Sanders sent a letter to the United States Postal Service on Tuesday requesting information on how the agency is protecting letter carriers, instituting social distancing measures, and prioritizing the delivery of emergency supplies.

Republicans

  • Donald Trump and the White House’s coronavirus task force discussed medical supplies and the projected mortality rate during a daily press conference on Tuesday. The task force said an estimated 100,000 to 240,000 Americans could die from the coronavirus compared to 2.2 million without any countermeasures.

  • The Trump administration said on Tuesday that it would not reopen HealthCare.gov for a special enrollment period. Politico reported that the administration was reviewing other options. The Trump administration also announced on Tuesday that it was lowering annual increases for fuel economy and emission standards from 5% to 1.5%.

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