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Matrix the fight for the white house is down to just a few states.
I'm kimt news three's george mallet?
"*with both the trump and biden team's strategies and when the final count could be complete.
We're asking those who are just fed up and tired please return to what you were doing this summer.
"*19 cases continue to climb.
Two medical facilities on different sides of the border ?
"* teaming up, pleading for people to take safety precautions seriously.
?the great week of weather continues as i'm tracking more sunshine and warmth in to the weekend... but then things look to change and i'll tell you what to expect./// plus?
"* will the trial of former minneapolis police officers be held in minnesota?// and human remains found in a submerged car are identified.
The latest on the kazmerzak case.
Kimt news three first at 4 starts right now.
Good afternoon and thank you for joining us for kimt news 3 first at 4.
I'm katie lange the race to determine the next president of the united states of america is coming down to a few battleground states where ballots are still being counted.
Kimt news 3's george mallet has been watching the count closely and joins us with an update.
Election and katie?
"* key states are very close to concluding the vote count.
This race will of course be decided by the electoral college vote.
It takes 270 electoral votes to become president.
At this hour, former vice president joe biden has 264 electoral votes.
For his part, president donald trump has 214.
Arizona, nevada and georgia are getting closer to wrapping up their vote counts.
"the anticipation is we'll continue to go through the process today and into the evening if necessary."
(gfx) democratic nominee joe biden holds a slight lead in the western states and president trump has an edge in georgia.
(/gfx) if biden picks up two of those states he will be president.
"its clear that we are winning enough states to reach 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency."
Pennsylvania could send biden to the white house.
President trump is leading there but most outstanding ballots are in democratic friendly areas.
(sot: joe biden/(d) presidential nominee) "i feel very good about pennsylvania.
Virtually all the remaining ballots to be counted were cast by mail."
(gfx) the president's tweeting "stop the count!"
(/gfx) the president promised he would send in the lawyers and that's exactly what he's doing with the campaign filing lawsuits in multiple states.
The trump campaign won a lawsuit in pennsylvania this morning doing away with a rule keeping poll watchers six feet away from ballot counters.
"they have moved the barrier up to six feet.
But, they took away the ballot machines that were in the front row and moved them to the back of the building."
Republicans say they are planning to file a new lawsuit in nevada on top of lawuists already filed in georgia and michigan ?
"* and a demand for a wisconsin recount.
(sot: fmr. gov.
Scott walker/(r) wisconsin) "you're talking about less than 1%, point?
"* seven percent of the vote is the difference between the two candidates and as you just alluded to, it's about 21,000 votes."
// "typically hundreds, not thousands of election the biden camp has started fundraising to help offset legal costs.
It has also set up a website to begin the transition process.
We are very close to ending the count, katie.
Still that count is certain to be disputed.
Speaking of the transition, joe biden's transition team is vetting a handful of republicans for possible cabinet appointments.
Past presidents including george w.
Bush, bill clinton and barack obama have all done the same.
That tradition, though, ended with president donald trump.
We're tracking other news, including a new u?
"*s record fr corona?
"* virus cases ?
" hopkins university is confirming more than 100 thousand in a single day.
A bit closer to home minnesota health officials are reporting 107 new cases in olmsted county and 8 new cases in mower county.
Across state lines iowa health officials report 85 new cases in cerro gordo two health systems are teaming up ?
"* as they plead with the community to not let up on covid?
"*19 safety measures as the region experiences another spike in cases.
Kimt new three's jessica bringe joins us now with what mayo clinic health system and gundersen health system is asking us all to do..
Coronavirus katie ?
"* at the risk of sounding like a broken record ?
"* it really is pretty much all of the same measures we've heard in the past.
Wash your hands..
Wear a mask..
And one of the hardest for people ?
"* dont gather in groups for social settings.
While many are likely feeling covid fatigue..
Especially as we enter into the holiday season c?
"*o of gundersen health system scott rathgaber tells me it's important not to lose ground.
In order to keep friends and families healthy and ease the strain on our hospitals everyone has to rededicate to following proven safety practices.
Rathgaber says the lack of consistency can impact the rise in covid hospitalization s which threatens community care.
< we're asking folks, once again, despite the fatigue to step up.
Do what they did this summer and help us care for the whole community.
As health systems we can't do it alone because of the crush of the increase so those folks that are following the guidelines thank you, it makes a difference.> coronavirus the health systems say as the holidays approach and we enter into flu season... it's even more important to not let our guard down..
Saying in a press release quote "your actions make a difference ?
"* together, we will succeed."
This joint effort stretches from mayo clinic here in rochester to gundersen health system in l crosse, wisconsin.
Mayo clinic health system is extending weekend hours at four covid?
"* 19 testing locations.
Take a look at your screen ?
"* these locations will be open from 9 in the morning to 4 p.m.
On weekends ?
"* through winter.
The medical facility says the hours offer flexiblity for people to get tested.
Stormteam 3 the sun is back for another fall day kimt stormteam 3 meteorloigist sara knox joins us now.
Sara what are you tracking?
Live tonight: mostly clear lows: mid 40s winds: w 5?
"*10 mph friday: sunny skies, breezy highs: low 70s winds: s 5?
"*25 mph friday night: few clouds lows: low 50s winds: s 10?
"*20 mph still to come on kimt news three first at four?
"* millions of americans are out of work.
If the u?
"*s unemployment problem is improving./// protestors aren't fighting arrests... they're dancing.
We'll show you the scene unfolding wednesday night ?