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Now, with infections on the rise, economists say many voters may be weighed by a gloomy outlook when deciding whether to back the incumbent president, Republican Donald Trump, or his challenger, Democrat Joe Biden. "I would think the overall mood of the voter going in is not joyous right now," said Kathy Bostjancic, chief U.S. financial economist for Oxford Economics. The economic data released this week largely beat expectations and showed incomes are rising, consumers are spending more and output is increasing.
Two Goldman Sachs Group Inc money-market funds, whipsawed in March by billions of dollars of investor withdrawals, have steadily amassed a liquidity cushion much larger than rivals, as the $4.35 trillion industry braces for the outcome of the U.S. presidential election and another global surge in coronavirus cases. “We actively manage liquidity in our funds as dictated by the market environment,” Goldman said in an email statement. Average weekly liquidity at about 111 U.S. prime institutional money-market funds, like the Goldman funds, was 66% at the end of September, up from 54% in the year-ago period, a Reuters analysis of U.S. regulatory filings show.
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(Bloomberg) -- An official gauge of activity in China’s manufacturing industry fell slightly in October, while consumer spending helped to lift services output, suggesting the economic recovery remains on track.The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index in October eased to 51.4 from 51.5 in the previous month, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics Saturday -- largely in line with the 51.3 median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economistsThe non-manufacturing gauge climbed to 56.2 from September’s 55.9, higher than the median forecast of 56. Readings above 50 indicate improving conditions from the previous monthKey InsightsThe data shows a steady momentum in China’s economic recovery, with industrial production stable and global demand and consumption continuing to pick up. The manufacturing PMI has now been above the 50 mark for eight consecutive monthsFactory output was likely affected by the longer-than-usual golden week holiday in October. At the same time, the holiday gave a boost to consumer spending, especially on travel, helping to buoy the non-manufacturing sector, which includes services and constructionWhile China’s domestic demand is improving, the global environment is becoming more uncertain. A resurgence in Covid-19 cases in some of China’s key markets may weigh on the outlook as countries like Germany and France return to various forms of lockdown. China’s early economic indicators showed mixed signals for the recovery in October“The second wave of Covid-19 outside China could bolster China’s exports, but may also delay the full recovery of China’s services sector, as Beijing still needs to stay alert,” Nomura Holdings Inc. economists, led by Ting Lu, wrote in a note. “An extended pandemic may eventually dampen demand for China’s exports if the purchasing power in overseas economies diminishes and they adjust their manufacturing to the new normal”What Bloomberg Economics Says...“The data suggest there is no urgency for the government to add fresh stimulus by year-end, though we expect an easing bias to be maintained. The only tarnish on an otherwise solid set of data was a drop in the PMI for small companies, which slipped back into contractionary territory.”\-- Chang Shu, chief Asia economistClick here to read the full report.Get MoreA sub-index of new export orders for factories climbed to 51 from 50.8 in September, while new orders were unchangedA sub-index of manufacturing employment eased to 49.3 from 49.6 in September, while non-manufacturing employment rose to 49.4China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing analyst Zhang Liqun said in a statement that 40% of companies cited weak market demand as still a major challenge, while more than 30% highlighted rising prices for raw material and high labor costs(Updates with comment from economists and additional details.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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England are odds-on favourites to lift the trophy, although Ireland and third-placed France can also win the tournament that was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The simplest route to the title for England is a bonus-point victory over Italy coupled with Ireland failing to beat France.
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Australia’s tourist-popular Queensland state is voting for a new government Saturday in an expected close race between incumbent Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Labor Party and Liberal National Party leader Deb Frecklington. In a trend following that of next week’s U.S. presidential election, more than 1.65 million of 3.3 million eligible voters in the so-called Sunshine State voted ahead of election day. Voting at all levels of government in Australia — federal, state and municipal — is compulsory.
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The Associated Press, one of several news organizations whose declarations of winners drive election coverage, is pulling back the curtain this year to explain how it is reaching those conclusions. If necessary, top news executives will speak publicly in interviews about the process, said Sally Buzbee, senior vice president and executive editor. Given high interest in the presidential race, the complicating factor of strong early voting and President Donald Trump's warnings about potential fraud, television executives are making similar promises of transparency.
Australia has announced it will spend 500 million Australian dollars ($351 million) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia “as part of a shared recovery for our region from the pandemic.” The government said it would use a range of advance purchase agreements with manufacturers via the global COVAX Facility plan, which aims to ensure virus vaccines are shared with all nations.
When shooting the film Kindred—directed and co-written by Joe Marcantonio and available on demand November 6—London native Tamara Lawrance found herself mostly alone in Ireland, shuttling between the cottage where she was staying and set. That isolation had resonances with her role in the film as Charlotte, a young woman who has made plans with her live-in boyfriend, Ben, to move to Australia, leaving behind his staid, upper class family and their frigid castle for a “fresh start” in the outback. Unfortunately, the escape plan does not hatch; Charlotte gets pregnant and Ben is killed in an accident. Instead of heading to Australia, the young woman is kept confined to her dead boyfriend’s mother Margaret’s home, along with Margaret’s overly friendly beta stepson, Thomas. A disturbing psychological game ensues: by insisting on her freedom, is reluctant mother-to-be Charlotte endangering the health of the baby? Or are her cold, wealthy keepers holding her hostage, using her own mother’s troubled past as justification to detain her?Lawrance’s work as Charlotte in the film is at turns quiet and eruptive; playing against the legendary Fiona Shaw’s Margaret, a darkly possessive and grief stricken matriarch, Lawrance carves out a space for her own character’s mystery. We know that Charlotte’s mother was herself not up to the work of being a mother due to mental illness. When Charlotte finds out she’s pregnant herself, her first instinct is to have an abortion; yet the posh doctor she sees is discouraging and pushes her to embrace motherhood—we find out later that he tells Ben’s family about the pregnancy before she gets the chance to tell Ben. Charlotte responds with small rebellions—chugging a glass of wine here, taking a few puffs of a cigarette there. No one, however, seems to be interested in what she wants for herself; not even Ben, whose excitement over fatherhood distracts him from Charlotte’s trouble.Lawrance, who also appears in Steve McQueen’s upcoming Small Axe trilogy, was encouraged to audition for the role—her first leading one on screen—by her friend Jack Lowden, who plays Thomas. She and Lowden, who also produced Kindred, had already appeared together in the television adaptation of Andrea Levy’s The Long Song, about a formerly enslaved Jamaican woman’s recollections of her life on a sugarcane plantation. This new collaboration, however, would have a different thrust. “What I really liked about the Kindred script is that Charlotte wasn’t racialized as Black,” Lawrance told me over Zoom, “which means there’s a chance for the audience to empathize with what’s happening without there being any overt explanation of why she’s there. I think that always adds to the mystery of it, and I’m interested to see what the racial overtones and undertones are that people glean from it.”It’s exciting to see a Black actress of such talent as Lawrance lead a film that privileges layers of interpretation over too-easy polemics, using a grand yet subdued backdrop to ask questions about agency and authority without weaponizing identity to do so. This kind of staging allows an actress who would typically be racialized at every turn in a lagging industry to display her range without having to crank the volume. Still, that Charlotte is a Black woman and not from an upper class background is not erased from the film. Lawrance inhabits Charlotte as an outsider in her environment, but not within herself; she’s always quite sure of the absurdity of what surrounds her and conscious of its stifling and ultimately dangerous effects. Yet this consciousness only further endangers her, because even those she is led to believe are her allies fail to hear and support her.“There are some resonances between my own experiences in the world as a Black person and Charlotte’s [experiences in the film],” Lawrance explains. “She’s in a house surrounded by white people who say that they’re there to take care of you, but then what they’re deeming as care mis actually for [her] downfall.” In Kindred, white (medical) patriarchy is also upheld by people of color and women, drawing parallels to the workings of the Western film industry, for example. Still, things are looking up for Lawrance. Currently, she is slated to co-star with Black Panther breakout Letitia Wright in the upcoming Agnieszka Smoczynska film Silent Twins, based on the true story of Black Welsh twins June and Jennifer Gibbons, who chose to be mute and only communicate with each other—fostering dreams of becoming writers before going on a petty crime spree. Lawrance tells me she can’t say much about the film at this early stage, but hopefully, her casting signals her lasting presence on screen.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
For users of the nascent internet of the late-90s and early-2000s, it was a much simpler time. Text-based web design. Pixelated graphics. Dancing babies and hamsters. Remember fledgling attempts by corporations to make website tie-ins to popular products—say Coca-Cola—or films—say the 1996 Warner Brothers feature, Space Jam? Captured by the digital novelty of it all, you might have even made a first clunky website of your very own.Fast forward to the internet of 2020, where websites of all type are increasingly traded as the digital currency of the multi-platform, social media era. Many of those early websites have lived a long life in the first two decades of the digital age, but have evolved; others have stayed the same. Famously, the original site promoting the classic duo of Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny is still going strong—an unchanged monument to mid-90s nostalgia that Rolling Stone once called “The Website that Wouldn’t Die.” But what of the early websites that lived a short, grainy life and did die—abandoned by their creators as associated businesses and products folded, and the masses of humanity opted for the relative ease of hosting their web presence on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter? Indeed, most of those early websites have been buried in the graveyard of digital history. But purveyors of disinformation working to game search engine optimization have exhumed some of these sites, cleaned them up, and weaponized them. This appears to now include peddlers of Russian disinformation narratives, who have reanimated moldering sites as rudimentary propaganda platforms.Simply put: welcome to the dawn of the era of zombie disinformation websites! While digital security and disinformation experts have focused on the proliferation of Russian bot and troll social media accounts in the aftermath of the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, zombie disinformation websites have begun to lurk among the search results for legitimate media platforms on search engines. But with so many dubious disinformation sources floating around cyberspace, what makes these sites uniquely concerning?Hackers Planted Trump Smears—and Pro-Iran Trolls Spread ThemThe potential use and reach of the zombie sites could be a possible new front for those wanting to wage low-cost information warfare. Search engines return ranked website keyword search results based on an array of site characteristics. While there is a healthy online dialogue among experts analyzing how search engines like google or yahoo rank results, attributes including click-through rate, key word usage, backlinks, site domain and registration age all appear to contribute to the rankings. Since it would take a significant amount of organic click traffic for these sites to be regularly boosted to appear among legitimate news sites, the fact that these sites already have years or decades of web presence in the bank means that they may be returned in searches more readily than new, home-grown disinformation sites. Thus, although these platforms appear to only receive limited click traffic, the mere fact that their specious headlines appear next to legitimate headlines may already satisfy a common objective of disinformation peddlers: creating a veneer of debate among widely agreed-upon fact-based reporting (say, an election result). The cost of reviving an older domain with a history of attributes that would help boost search rankings might be lower than traditional influence operations that rely on bot and troll armies (or advanced algorithms) to push disinformation narratives into the mainstream.So what might these zombie sites look like? Let’s consider a pair of domains: “micetimes.asia” and “robertwoodbrokers.com.” According to the Wayback Machine internet archive, micetimes started its life as far back as July 2014 as a Singapore-based business eNewspaper, where the ‘MICE’ in the URL stood for the industry of ‘Meeting,’ ‘Incentive,’ ‘Convention’, and ‘Exhibition.’ Micetimes in this form appears to have met an untimely death in late 2015, appeared briefly as a food blog in 2016, before reappearing in its current format in mid-2017. This time, the meaning of the acronym ‘MICE’ was discarded in favor of a logo of an actual mouse, with the site titling itself “The MiceTimes of Asia” claiming to offer “fresh and independent news and opinions from Singapore and Bangkok” with “widest news coverage and fastest delivery.” The offerings of the site stand in stark contrast to this self-description, however, instead offering a distinct mix of narratives – primarily stories featuring low quality, unintentionally comedic machine translations and articles that spark more questions than answers.Nearly every story on the site is supposedly written by a single (apparently prolific) author named “paradox” who the site claims wrote the over 140,000 articles appearing on micetimes since its 2017 “founding.” One common story type is ‘reporting’ under columns titled “INCREDIBLE” or “The incident,” which generally consist of clickbait of shocking or apocryphal tales, often including animals engaged in some level of dubious hijinks or attacking humans. Several stories tell of alleged elephant attacks on humans, including the tragic story of “Amorn Morakot (Morakot Amorn)” (paradox apparently isn’t sure which) whose elephant killed him and attempted to hide his body. Others tell of a Vancouver-based “celebrity raven” who allegedly stole a knife from a crime scene after having allegedly stole the F6 key from a police laptop. (Both the elephant and raven stories, as it turns out, are convoluted retellings of true stories.)While a few such stories might happen to have a mention of southeast Asia, the majority of stories deal with regions and topics the Kremlin might consider it’s “near abroad.” This includes a litany of alleged security incidents, often set in Eastern European nations with alarming headlines like “In Warsaw, a massive explosion” and including convoluted phrases like “it is noted that as a result of the incident, none of the engineers were not injured.” Still others have pushed anti-Western, Kremlin-friendly narratives on divisive issues like Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline. On this topic, there are dozens of articles that appear to be machine translated from Russian, sometimes done so poorly that several words in the article appear to have failed software translation, instead appearing in the original Cyrillic. Others, like the articles with bellicose titles like ‘Superpower knocked his fist on the table relative to Nord Stream 2. The world shuddered,’ and ‘About gas, there are two news: good and bad…” include figures and images whose text are entirely in Russian.The story of robertwoodbrokers appears to follow a similar digital pathology as micetimes, only with an even longer period between death and zombification. In this case, Wayback Machine shows that the site originated in mid-2002, and was the web platform for “Robert Wood Brokers, Inc,” a real, US-based business whose site at the time claimed that it provided services for the “real estate needs of people living in and moving to and from the metro Atlanta area.” The website was either abandoned or moved to another domain in late 2007, before remaining dormant for over a decade according to Wayback Machine. Then in 2018, the site was reanimated, and titled “RWB News – News of the World” with a similar distribution of automatically translated stories ranging from clickbait, to pieces with pro-Kremlin narratives like that titled “Five Matters In Russia Are Far Better Than In the United States.”Both of these domains have come up near the top of web searches for a variety of European security topics, especially on energy and geopolitical issues involving Russia. There are many other domains that exhibit these similar traits: original text that has been apparently machine translated into the English language, no apparent human operator or reporter on the site, and appearing on domains that were created for entirely different purposes. Others appearing to exhibit these zombified characteristics include once legitimate web addresses for a Texas-based order of Catholic nuns, a German professional photography website, and Mumbai-based supplier of high-conductivity copper terminals. It’s unclear if these sites are in fact part of a coordinated network and who may be creating them to begin with, but their commonalities are striking, sometimes carrying identical articles across several of the domains.Also concerning: these sites have been picked up from time-to-time by legitimate news outlets, creating the potential for their false narratives to be laundered into the legitimate news stream. For example, Ukraine’s Kyiv Post has linked to a few micetimes articles that appear to carry fairly ordinary reporting on Ukrainian pop culture, like this 2017 repost on a creative break a Ukrainian band was planning to take that year. Social media monitoring platform CrowdTangle also shows how articles from these sites have been spread by legitimate accounts. This includes micetimes articles shared on facebook by the accounts of governments and organizations, including the Embassy of Finland in Singapore, the Slovenian Consulate in Southern Australia, and the Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce. While these were benign outcomes, where in each case the articles shared don’t appear to have been targeted disinformation pieces, the incident reveals the potential for broader impact should a disinformation narrative be accidentally amplified instead.It remains to be seen how zombie disinformation websites might be used in future information warfare scenarios, however the potential of using them in a coordinated action is troubling. Imagine if in an election season, instead of these sites sputtering out a wide mix of disparate stories in which they are only returned on certain keyword searches (as they are now), they instead were used as a swarm, all simultaneously pushing the same false story questioning, e.g., the legitimacy of an election. Given their ability to game search engine results, they might clog news search results for certain keywords with so many similar false stories that it at least temporarily creates mass confusion. The range of situations for which such an attack could be used by an array of malign actors across the globe is broad, and the impact could be significant. It is therefore vital that the zombie phenomenon is included in digital disinformation monitoring studies so that we can better prepare in case they are one day unleashed as a tool of a broader influence campaign. Until then – unless your Space Jam-aged site is still going strong, you might want to check that your old homepage has not become the next disinformation walking dead.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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As early voting breaks records across the U.S., political analysts and campaigns are reviewing reams of data on the voters, looking for clues to key questions: Who is voting? Registered Democrats are outpacing registered Republicans significantly — by 14 percentage points — in states that are reporting voters' party affiliation, according to an Associated Press analysis of the early vote. Meanwhile, polls show Republicans have heeded President Donald Trump's baseless warnings about mail voting, and large numbers intend to vote on Election Day.
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When Hillary Clinton made a last-minute visit to Arizona in the final week before the 2016 presidential election, fretful Democrats worried—justifiably, it turned out—that the nominee’s political adventurism could come at a high cost.Four years later, the Biden campaign is meeting Clinton’s high-stakes red-state wager and raising her by the second-biggest prize in the Electoral College.In the surest sign yet that Texas is in genuine play this election cycle, the Biden campaign dispatched Sen. Kamala Harris of California, the vice presidential nominee, to a three-city tour of the Lone Star State on Friday, the last day of early voting in the state.“It’s good to be in Texas,” Harris told supporters in Houston, her third appearance in a trip that also included the suburb-rich Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and the border city of McAllen, where the rising Latino population has made Hidalgo County one of the fastest growing in the country. “They’ve done a great job in terms of early voting and so we just want to remind people what’s at stake and that their votes really matter. Lots of important issues, and they have the power to determine the outcome of this race.”For state Democrats who have been desperate for the national party to share in their enthusiasm that this year is finally the year that the “demographics is destiny” chant becomes reality, Harris’ tour presages a future where the state is embraced as a potential swing state instead of dismissed as a Republican California. Or, as youth activist Clarissa Conde said before introducing Harris at an event near McAllen, “a more resilient and compassionate Texas, a more equal and equitable Texas.”Even in a campaign as rich as former Vice President Joe Biden’s, time is the most valuable commodity in the final week of a presidential campaign, particularly the hours devoted to in-person appearances across the nation’s second-largest state by population. While the late-coming investment in Texas—once polls showed a neck-and-neck race, the Biden campaign started buying millions in airtime in major Texas media markets—does force the cash-strapped Trump campaign to allocate precious resources in a state that should be a fait accompli, Harris told reporters that the visits are, just as importantly, in recognition of the hard-working party members who have rarely gotten thanks from national Democrats.“There are people here who matter, people here who are working hard, people who love their country and we need to be here and be responsive to them,” Harris told reporters on the tarmac in McAllen after her first appearance in Forth Worth. “That’s why we are here—because there are a lot of important people in South Texas.”Harris’ remarks in the state were not always particularly Texas-centric, unusual for get-out-the-vote events in a state with as pervasive a brand. Beyond speaking in front of a Lone Star Flag the size of a parking lot in each stop, Harris’ comments in her trio of appearances were standard stump-speech material—more geared for general base-boosting than winning over Texans at the last minute—although she did nod to the state’s unique demographic profile.Biden Campaign Can’t Resist Making a Last-Minute Play for Texas, Georgia “When this administration has orphaned 545 children because of a policy that has been about separating children from their parents at the border, everything is at stake,” Harris told voters in McAllen. “When we are looking at the fact that 200,000 of our front-line workers have been DREAMers who were promised DACA protection, everything is at stake. Everything is at stake when we need to create a pathway toward citizenship.”Part of the campaign’s strategy may be rooted in the fact that the Biden campaign is, by necessity, winging its Texas strategy to a certain degree—when no Democrat has won the state’s electoral votes since Jimmy Carter, there’s not exactly a playbook for turning out blue voters in Texas.The campaign’s manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon—who herself waged one of the highest profile political battles in modern Texas history when she managed Beto O’Rourke’s campaign for U.S. Senate two years ago—said as much in a call with high-dollar donors last week“Texas is a place that is a little bit harder for us to monitor because we’ve never actually had to before, in a presidential race,” O’Malley Dillon said in a state-of-the-race call with top campaign donors last week, a recording of which was obtained by The Daily Beast. “We’re still trying to work through that, but we are seeing massive turnout in Texas… and I would say, continuing to focus on the lower-propensity voters to make sure that they’re trying to vote early to give us a more efficient bucket of people to go to for election day is job No. 1.”If early voting numbers are any indication, the gambit has potential to pay off. With four days until Election Day, Texas already surpassed its 2016 turnout, reporting 9,009,850 votes already cast on Friday morning. Granted, some of that is rooted in expanded interest in mail-in voting due to the pandemic, as well as the state’s explosive population growth—Texas’ estimated population has grown by more than 7 percent in just four years—and the fact that the state has a famously low turnout rate.But that kind of growth has hidden benefits for Democrats. The state’s decade-long pitch as a tax haven for corporate headquarters has brought in hundreds of thousands of people from more liberal, higher-tax states, and those voters don’t check their politics at the state line.The excitement for those demographic changes to result in electoral changes is palpable.“I can’t wait for Texas to be the deciding state in this presidential election,” said Tina Knowles—businesswoman, fashion designer and mother of Texas native Beyoncé—before introducing Harris in Houston. “Y’all know if we win Texas, it’s game over.”That dynamic has borne out in urban and suburban counties, particularly in Harris County, a.k.a. Houston, where the 1.4 million ballots cast this cycle have already broken historical turnout records. Considering that political scientists with an eye on Texas have said that turnout would need to exceed at least 1.5 million in Harris County for a statewide Biden victory to enter the realm of possibility, that’s a very good sign for the former vice president’s campaign—and makes his running mate’s trip at least worth the price of jet fuel.“We’re putting a lot of resources into Texas,” Harris told reporters upon landing in Houston. “Texas has so much at stake in this election and they deserve to be heard, they deserve to be engaged by us because we intend to earn every vote. We’re not gonna tell anybody they’re supposed to vote for us—we want to earn those votes.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
PHILADELPHIA—On Monday, against the backdrop of a nation careening toward its most fraught election in memory and a stream of ominous chatter from Donald Trump about this city in particular, local cops fatally fired 14 shots at Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old, mentally-ill Black man wielding a knife.Ensuing protests played out in parallel with last-minute legal jockeying and frantic preparations for November 3 in this most Democratic of towns, where Joe Biden needs to run up a massive margin to avoid a repeat of Trump’s shocking Pennsylvania win in 2016.The video of Wallace’s killing burned across social media, and among its viewers was Philadelphia's youngest Democratic ward leader, Anton Moore, himself a Black millennial. The 34-year-old activist, who addressed his party’s national convention in 2016, said the pain and frustration it evoked were almost enough to make him cancel an event on Tuesday to remind his neighbors of their last chance to apply for and fill out a mail-in ballot, even though he had already booked a DJ."But then I said to myself, 'Why would I do that?' We need people to go to the polls,” he told The Daily Beast, pointing to local measures on the ballot that would bar stop-and-frisk and establish a new police oversight commission. "We've got to keep pressing forward.”After the party on Tuesday at 20th Street and Snyder Avenue, Moore joined thousands of other Philadelphians at a demonstration along 52nd Street—one of several that have wracked the city this week, and that have, at times, devolved into looting and violence by and against police. The city has seen 200 arrests since Monday and nearly 60 officers injured, with one still hospitalized.The electoral situation in the state has been no less chaotic.On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide before the election whether Pennsylvania could count mail-in ballots that arrive after 8 p.m. on Election Day, but left open the possibility of taking up the question again after the vote. The state has already decided to segregate ballots that come in before that deadline, hoping to head off a potential GOP lawsuit that could have all the absentee ballots tossed.Democrats have disproportionately opted to vote early and by mail during the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps in part because of Trump’s baseless allegations that the system is rife with fraud. And no place in Pennsylvania has seen more people request mail-in ballots than Philadelphia, it’s biggest city: 436,627, according to the U.S. Elections Project. More than 100,000 have yet to be returned.On Friday, Philadelphians learned they would have to wait for more than a final ruling on late ballots. Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw announced that her department would not release the bodycam footage and 911 recordings from Wallace’s shooting until Nov. 4—citing the family’s wishes and the threat of unrest. In the meantime, Gov. Tom Wolf has deployed the National Guard to the city. Reservists and state troopers stationed outside of City Hall and the City's Municipal Services building. Both buildings are centrally located in the city's downtown area and are popular gathering places for protestors and activists. They were where prominent scenes of mass protest, arrests, and chaos occurred this past summer during protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.Experts, activists, and voters who The Daily Beast consulted fear that the events of the next seven days could throw this city, and the country as a whole, into chaos.“We’re not talking about an Election Day—we’re talking about an Election Week,” said Professor Daniel Mallinson of Penn State Harrisburg, an expert on Keystone State politics. “If it comes down to Pennsylvania's electoral votes, we could be in for a wild ride.”This isn’t just because a narrow margin in Pennsylvania could trigger a Supreme Court fight over absentees. The state Legislature declined to pass laws allowing poll workers to remove the millions of mail-in ballots from their envelopes until the morning of Election Day. Hundreds of thousands of such votes in Philadelphia will not get fully counted and added to official tallies for days.This sets up what Mallinson described as a frightening possibility: that Trump might declare victory in Pennsylvania, and thus nationwide, based on an early lead among in-person voters. This could touch off protests, he said, with a repeat of the sort of property damage witnessed earlier this week.With the state’s lax gun laws, and further inflammatory rhetoric from the president, such a scenario could produce scenes like those witnessed in Portland, Oregon, and Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the streets of Philadelphia, Mallinson suggested. In a city where police have recently been scrutinized for their ties to the far-right, the prospect is a combustible one at best."We're in a very emotionally hot environment,” said Mallinson. “I think that there's always the possibility of violence when you have these mass protests, especially with the introduction of people carrying firearms at protests.”The possibility of upheaval seemed also to haunt Philadelphia’s Democratic Party boss, former Rep. Bob Brady, who seemed otherwise confident in his city’s ability to fend off legal challenges to its mail-in ballots."There'll be anarchy if this guy tries to steal the election—not only in Philadelphia, but in the United States of America,” Brady told The Daily Beast, though he quickly dialed the comment back. “There’s not going to be rioting or nothing, but there’ll sure be an outcry.”Philadelphians interviewed were divided on whether the latest protests would impact turnout—and just how likely the city was to veer off the deep end. Several anticipated outrage over the Wallace killing would boost support for Biden. Others expected little or no impact at all, noting the city managed the June primary amid the roiling protests over George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis."It was something we were very concerned about,” said Democratic election lawyer Adam Bonin, noting that the primary occurred amid a citywide curfew like the one in effect until Saturday morning. “It may motivate some more voters to recognize all that's at stake in this election.”But at least one resident feared that tension would deter people from the polls."This makes it easy for some to say, 'I'm not voting,'" said Cheryel-Lynn Sumpter, a West Philadelphia resident who witnessed protests from her front porch both this summer and this past week.For her part, Sumpter plans on voting on Election Day—no matter what.Moore, meanwhile, remained optimistic about the process. He has another event, with pizza and a different turntablist, scheduled for Sunday. There, he’ll encourage voters in his South Philadelphia neighborhood to leave their mail-in ballots off at a city dropbox rather than risk putting them in the mail. And he’s convinced Wallace’s killing has galvanized and motivated his constituents to participate.Still, he has his demands if his party triumphs."If this election is over and Democrats win, they have to show something for African-American men,” he said. "We don't feel like we're part of the system. It's not working for us.”Others in the streets this week found it hard to focus on policy changes or programs when their city was facing the potential for so much mayhem."Either way, no matter who wins, there will be riots on Election Day,” said Zsa Zsa Dali, a biochemist and activist who lives in North Philadelphia and cast an absentee ballot. "So we’ve really just been thinking, ‘Be ready so you don’t have to get ready.’”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.