Afternoon News Update, 11/6/20
By Eris Lowdermilk
Campus: Appalachian State University and the South Africa’s University of the Free State have recently strengthened their existing partnership through a federally funded through the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in South Africa. The mountain-to-mountain grant project engages faculty, staff, and graduate students at both institutions in teaching, research, mentorship, scholarship, and more.
National: The attempt by Texas Republicans in Harris County to ask a Federal Judge to throw out about 117,000 ballots from the drive-through voting method was rejected by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, appointed by Republican President George W. Bush. In total 127,000 ballots from both parties were saved.
International: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a month-long national lockdown as England’s cases rise. This is the second national lockdown they’ve had. Under this lockdown pubs, restaurants, and gyms will close, and no meetings indoors. The lockdown will end on December 2nd.