Las Notis is a daily news column that gets you up to speed on the political, media + other goings-on in the United States, Latin America, and the diaspora—all in one quick digest.
Here’s your glimpse at what’s going on today:
- Key battleground states continue counting up votes, showing razor-thin margins in several tight races. Biden appears to be gaining ground in Georgia and Pennsylvania, where Trump is leading, but lost some of his lead in Arizona. Georgia is expected to finish its count today, bringing the country closer to results. [NYT]
- As Trump begins to file lawsuits that revolve around unfounded issues in states in which he’s lagging, Biden’s campaign has prepared teams of attorneys in Nevada, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan to quickly pitch legal battles and resolve the election. [Politico]
- The United States recorded 103,087 Coronavirus cases on Nov. 4, marking the highest total in a single day since the pandemic first began. Additionally, 52,000 people are currently hospitalized as a result of the virus, some of the highest numbers since early August. [The Atlantic]
- ICE reportedly plans to deport at least five women who have alleged medical mistreatment at a Georgia ICE facility and could provide key testimony during ongoing congressional investigations into the claims. [VICE]
- Rosario Dawson posted an Instagram message congratulating her boyfriend Cory Booker after he won his Senate reelection race in New Jersey. “To know your leadership will continue to guide us with love, brilliance, patience, grace and effectiveness is the kind of representation and hope we need,” she wrote. [HuffPo]
- Ricky Martin is working on a Netflix holiday musical he calls “historic,” explaining that it’s a period musical with a Black family at the center of the story that has been in the works for 20 years. Martin will voice the villain Don Juan Diego. The film premieres on Nov. 13. [Variety]