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Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 170,052. Tuesday, 170,548. Wednesday, 171,823. Thursday, 173,181.



To stir and empower, the third night of the Democratic National Convention spoke to the diverse coalition of young Americans, women and middle-class families the party needs to turn out by Nov. 3 if Joe BidenJoe BidenMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE hopes to defeat President TrumpDonald John TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE.

 

With reminders of America’s rich history, entreaties to “vote like our lives depend on it, because they do,” and calls to battle, such as former President Obama’s admonition, “Do not let them take away your power,” the party hammered home what it sees as the stakes in the 2020 election: “Vote.” 

 

The Hill: Biden tonight will accept the nomination, deliver the convention’s closing address and challenge Trump, reports The Hill’s Amie Parnes.

 

The Associated Press: Democrats pound their message: To oust Trump, you must vote.

 

The star turns by Obama and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden face off for last time on the debate stage Obama says he voted by mail: 'It's not as tough as a lot of folks think' Clean energy opportunities in a time of crisis MORE (D-Calif.) held historical significance for the party, which is proud of America’s first black president and eager to elect the nation’s first woman of color as vice president. The pair also had a multi-pronged purpose in their speeches: To convince those watching that Biden is the right person to take the keys and that Trump is the wrong president in a time of national crisis.

 

During his 19-minute address from Philadelphia, Obama sought to dismiss Trump out of hand, arguing he has little desire to govern effectively and “no interest” in growing into the presidency, rendering him incapable of handling the role for another four years.

 

“I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously,” Obama said. “But he never did. He’s shown no interest in putting in the work. …  No interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves” (The Hill). 

 

“Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t. And the consequences of that failure are severe,” Obama added.

 

The 44th president also devoted parts of his speech to talking up his former deputy, rattling off a list of key moments during his presidency when Biden played a role of particular importance, including combating the H1N1 and Ebola viruses, work to pass the Affordable Care Act and overseeing $800 billion in federal stimulus during the Great Recession. 

 

Jonathan Easley, The Hill: Democratic stars unleash fury of assaults on Trump.

 

The Hill: Obama casts Trump as threat to democracy.

 

Dan Balz: Democrats attack Trump as a threat to the country’s foundations, raising the stakes for November.

 

The Atlantic: Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama says he voted by mail: 'It's not as tough as a lot of folks think' Clean energy opportunities in a time of crisis MSNBC host cuts off interview with Trump campaign spokesman after clash on alleged voter fraud MORE is scared.

 

 

 

 

Harris, who spoke extensively about her mother’s influence, described Biden’s values and America’s struggles with racial injustice.

 

“There is no vaccine for racism. We’ve gotta do the work,” Harris said, imploring minority communities to come out in droves for Biden (The Hill). 

 

“Joe and I believe that we can build that Beloved Community, one that is strong and decent, just and kind. One in which we all can see ourselves,” she said. “The road ahead will not be not easy. We will stumble. We may fall short. But I pledge to you that we will act boldly and deal with our challenges honestly.”

 

The two high-profile Democrats also produced reactions from the White House as Trump tweeted three missives in the middle of their speeches, with two directed at his predecessor, and all three in all caps (The Hill).

 

The Hill: Harris pledges to fight for country's ideals in accepting VP nomination.

 

The Washington Post: Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff, an attorney, are navigating their first presidential campaign together and will celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary on Saturday.

 

Jennifer Rubin, opinion, The Washington Post: The Democrats remind us they’re a party of strong and ambitious women.

 

Wednesday’s presentations moved ever-so-slightly beyond Biden’s good-guy traits and Harris’s history-making bona fides to hint at a governing agenda, if the duo is elected. Aside from navigating through a pandemic and a rocky economy, speakers talked about how Biden and Harris would battle gun violence, defend reproductive rights, unwind Trump’s immigration policies, and lift working-class wages.

 

Their administration would once again confront climate change by putting the United States back in the Paris climate accord; create “green 21st Century jobs” and devote 40 percent of federal climate change investments in “vulnerable communities,” said New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamTravel industry calls on Trump administration to prevent the need for quarantines by creating a testing plan Utah increases coronavirus restrictions amid rising cases New Mexico to renew coronavirus restrictions, warning of more if cases continue to rise MORE.

 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden defends his health plan from Trump attacks Progressives blast Biden plan to form panel on Supreme Court reform Biden endorses Texas Democratic House candidate Julie Oliver MORE (D-Mass.), speaking from a Massachusetts preschool classroom, assured the audience, “I love a good plan, and Joe Biden has some really good plans.” She said the former vice president would “make the wealthy pay their fair share,” adding that Biden’s administration would address “racial inequities” and “corruption” in Washington. Warren touted the Democratic ticket’s plan to support child care, calling it “infrastructure for families” and a linchpin of economic expansion (The Hill).

 

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Trump, Biden tangle over Wall Street ties, fundraising The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden face off for last time on the debate stage MORE, dressed in suffragette-white, asked Democrats to vote “for the jobs that Joe Biden’s plan will create...vote for law enforcement…vote for justice.”

 

And she ruefully reminded Americans that voter turnout to sweep Trump out of the Oval Office has to be massive. 

 

“Remember, Joe and Kamala can win 3 million more votes and still lose,” Clinton said. “Take it from me. We need numbers so overwhelming, Trump can’t sneak or steal his way to victory.” 

 

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump predicts GOP will win the House Hillicon Valley: Five takeaways on new election interference from Iran, Russia | Schumer says briefing on Iranian election interference didn't convince him effort was meant to hurt Trump | Republicans on Senate panel subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs | On The Money: Pelosi cites progress, but says COVID-19 relief deal might be post-election | Eviction crisis sparked by pandemic disproportionately hits minorities | Weekly jobless claims fall to 787K MORE (D-Calif.), also attired in white, assured Democrats that the House majority will be larger after November, that Democrats can recapture the Senate majority and that impediments to progressive change, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell says 'no concerns' after questions about health Overnight Health Care: Trump says he hopes Supreme Court strikes down ObamaCare | FDA approves remdesivir as COVID-19 treatment | Dems threaten to subpoena HHS over allegations of political interference at CDC The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden face off for last time on the debate stage MORE (R-Ky.) and Trump, will be swept aside come January.

 

The Hill: Clinton rebukes Trump, implores Democrats to vote.

 

The Hill: Democrats offer emotional calls to end gun violence during convention’s third night.

 

The New York Times: Democrats have their doubts about Biden’s bipartisan bonhomie.

 

Tonight at the Democratic convention: In addition to Biden’s acceptance speech, the closing night program features Democrats Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Obama endorses Espy in Mississippi Senate race Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority MORE (N.J.), former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegLGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 MORE of Indiana, California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomJudge dismisses lawsuit of alleged Michael Jackson abuse victim OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA eases permitting for modifications to polluting facilities | Rocky Mountain National Park closed due to expanding Colorado wildfire | Trump order strips workplace protections from civil servants Rocky Mountain National Park closed due to expanding Colorado wildfire MORE, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsKeisha Lance BottomsAtlanta school board committee recommends renaming Henry W. Grady High School after Ida B. Wells COVID-19 — is everyone receiving the benefits of urban parks equally? The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's big speech attracts widespread praise MORE, Sen. Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne Baldwin Senate Democrats call for ramped up Capitol coronavirus testing Baldwin calls for Senate hearing on CDC response to meatpacking plant coronavirus outbreak Democrats demand answers from Labor Department on CDC recommendations for meatpacking plant MORE (Wis.), Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthAmy Coney Barrett's extreme views put women's rights in jeopardy Trump slight against Gold Star families adds to military woes McConnell focuses on confirming judicial nominees with COVID-19 talks stalled MORE (Ill.), Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsBipartisan group of senators call on Trump to sanction Russia over Navalny poisoning Schumer says he had 'serious talk' with Feinstein, declines to comment on Judiciary role Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority MORE (Del.), and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangPelosi spars with CNN's Blitzer over COVID-19 aid: 'You really don't know what you're talking about' The shape of guaranteed income Biden's latest small business outreach is just ... awful MORE.  

 

 

 

 

More political headlines: Trump praises QAnon adherents’ praise for him, adding he knows little about those who traffic in dark falsehoods once relegated to the fringes of the internet. “I’ve heard these are people who love our country,” he told reporters (The Hill). … What is QAnon? (The New York Times). … Tuesday’s primary victory by self-described “proud Islamophobe” Laura Loomer in South Florida creates problems for the House GOP (The Hill). … Trump says he is considering swapping out Goodyear tires from the presidential limousine known as “The Beast” (The Hill). … Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMSNBC host cuts off interview with Trump campaign spokesman after clash on alleged voter fraud The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by the Walton Family Foundation — Sights and sounds outside the Amy Coney Barrett vote The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Iran, Russia election bombshell; final Prez debate tonight MORE to address GOP convention from the Rose Garden next week (The Associated Press).



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LEADING THE DAY

POSTAL SERVICE & MAIL-IN BALLOT DISPUTES: The furor surrounding the United States Postal Service showed no signs of dissipating on Wednesday as top Democrats heaped criticism on Postmaster General Louis DeJoyLouis DeJoyWatchdog rips operational changes at USPS Voting rights group files suit against Trump, administration officials alleging voter intimidation Postal service reversing changes that slowed mail delivery MORE for not reversing changes already put into place a day after he announce a pause on planned cutbacks.

 

After speaking with DeJoy earlier Wednesday, Pelosi said that the under-fire postmaster general does not intend to replace USPS sorting machines, blue mailboxes and other infrastructure that were removed before he announced plans to postpone additional changes until after the general election. 

 

“The Postmaster General’s alleged pause is wholly insufficient and does not reverse damage already wreaked,”  Pelosi said. “The Postmaster General frankly admitted that he had no intention of replacing the sorting machines, blue mailboxes and other key mail infrastructure that have been removed and that plans for adequate overtime, which is critical for the timely delivery of mail, are not in the works.”

 

The Speaker added that the announcement “is not a solution and is misleading” (The Hill). 

 

Across the Capitol complex, Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerFive takeaways on Iran, Russia election interference Pelosi calls Iran 'bad actor' but not equivalent to Russia on election interference Schumer says briefing on Iranian election interference didn't convince him effort was meant to hurt Trump MORE (D-N.Y.) called on the Postal Service’s board of governors to release details on the selection process and appointment of DeJoy. In a letter to board Chairman Robert Duncan, the Senate Democratic leader urged them to be "fully transparent" about DeJoy’s selection as he is not a career USPS employee and is, instead, a Trump donor.

 

"Since assuming his position, Mr. DeJoy has made a series of damaging operational changes that have led to reports of dramatic delays in the delivery of mail, including paychecks, prescription drugs, and mail-in ballots. These delays — taking place during a devastating global pandemic and a national election — have only heightened the need for answers on why Mr. DeJoy was selected," Schumer wrote (The Hill).

 

The Associated Press: Pelosi says postmaster has no plans to restore mail cuts.

 

The New York Times: Decision to halt Postal Service changes does little to quell election concerns.

 

The Hill interview: House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.)  bashes Postal Service cuts: It's a service, not a business.

 

The turmoil within the Postal Service has prompted some Democrats and local election officials to rethink their vote-by-mail strategies for November's presidential election, shifting emphasis to special drop boxes and early voting that bypass the post office (Reuters). 

 

With that in mind, House Democrats unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would require same-day processing for mail-in ballots and give the cash-strapped Postal Service a $25 billion infusion while erasing changes pursued by the agency’s new leader, an ally of Trump (Reuters).

 

The Hill: Trump campaign sues three Iowa counties over absentee mailings.

 

CBS News: State attorneys general sue Trump administration over Postal Service changes.

 

The Hill: White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsTrump tests negative for COVID-19 on day of debate The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Iran, Russia election bombshell; final Prez debate tonight GOP power shift emerges with Trump, McConnell MORE says the postmaster general did not discuss with Trump pausing Postal Service operational changes.

 

NBC Nightly News: Images show U.S. postal machines removed and dismantled from a location in Waterloo, Iowa.

 

> Postal Service delays drug delivery: Adding to the problems, Democrats and advocacy groups are growing increasingly worried that mail slowdowns will create delays for individuals receiving medications.

 

As The Hill’s Nathanial Weixel reports, the Department of Veterans Affairs, which fills about 80 percent of prescriptions by mail, has already reported problems, and has been forced to use alternative methods of shipping prescriptions in certain areas of the country. While the largest pharmacies said they haven't yet seen an impact, a delay could be catastrophic for patients.  

 

Yahoo News: How to vote early, safely by mail in all 50 states. 



IN FOCUS/SHARP TAKES

CORONAVIRUS: A major assertion during the Democratic National Convention this week is that Trump made the coronavirus pandemic worse in the United States and that the administration lacks a national strategy to contain COVID-19 while other nations adopted strict measures and made progress against the virus.

 

Trump, during an evening press briefing, argued on Wednesday without specifics that locking down the economy and closing schools creates depression and difficulty “far more, I would say, than is caused by the virus itself.”

 

A new CNN poll conducted by SSRS finds that nearly 7 in 10 Americans say the U.S. response to the coronavirus outbreak makes them feel “embarrassed” and 62 percent believe the president could be doing more to fight the spread of COVID-19. Disapproval of Trump’s handling of the crisis hit a new high of 58 percent. The survey found significant public caution about resuming activities, plus anger and fear that the pandemic will worsen this fall (CNN).

 

The Associated Press: At recent campaign events, Trump and Vice President Pence sent mixed messages with their own behavior around supporters when it comes to taking appropriate COVID-19 precautions indoors, outdoors and in crowds.

 

> Data: New York City reported its lowest percent of positive COVID-19 test results on Wednesday (The Hill). The city reported a positivity rate of 0.24 percent.  … One-third of Bronx coronavirus test subjects show antibodies, correlated with the high transmission rate experienced in the borough since March (The Wall Street Journal). … Florida on Wednesday surpassed 10,000 deaths from COVID-19 (The Hill). For the fourth time this week, the state reported fewer than 5,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day, a modest sign of improvement. The new infections bring the state’s running total since March to 584,047 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (The Orlando Sentinel). … The U.S. fatality rate for COVID-19 is dropping, a sign of improved treatment but also an unwelcome indication that younger people are driving new transmissions (The Hill). The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned that young people are becoming the primary catalyst for the spread of COVID-19 in many countries just as schools and universities are trying to open for the new academic year (The Washington Post).  

 

> Vaccines: Australia’s prime minister says vaccines should be mandatory when safely developed (AFP and Yahoo News).

 

> Masks: In France, where face coverings are mandatory on public transportation and in shops, the government said that it would soon also become compulsory for people working in offices to wear masks (The Guardian). On Wednesday, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock denied that the United Kingdom would follow France’s decision to make face coverings mandatory in the workplace. He stressed the importance of COVID-19 testing as a strategy to curb transmission (BBC).

 

> Air travel, testing and quarantines: Great Britain is working with London’s Heathrow Airport on a plan to use COVID-19 testing to help shorten quarantine times, in an effort to help airlines and airports kickstart travel and the wider economy. British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair have urged the government to allow quarantine to be replaced with testing, saying that Britain should follow Germany, which introduced a mandatory, free single coronavirus test for arrivals from high-risk countries. Current rules in the U.K. require air travelers from the United States, Spain, France and many other countries to self-isolate for 14 days when they arrive, deterring travel and squeezing airline revenues. The proposal is for testing and processing to take place at Heathrow. Passengers would have to pay approximately $198 for the test, described as a “gold-standard PCR test,” sensitive enough to detect COVID-19 before symptoms are in evidence (Reuters). 

 

> Schools: Thousands of U.S. students and teachers are quarantining just days into the school year, highlighting the challenges of resuming in-person instruction during a pandemic. While many schools will not begin the academic year until later this month or in September, those opening now offer a preview of the confusion facing districts this fall, particularly in the South and Midwest where the virus is still spreading. “You go in, people get infected, boom, you close them down. So it’s better to ease in, perhaps with virtual [learning], until you see what’s going on when you’re in a really hot zone,Anthony FauciAnthony FauciTrump, Biden clash over coronavirus response, mounting death toll Stahl tells Pence he and Trump 'insulted 60 Minutes' by giving 'campaign speeches' How Trump lost to the coronavirus MORE, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during an event on Tuesday (The Hill).  

 

> Minks infected with COVID-19: The first U.S. cases of infected minks at two Utah fur farms raise new questions about animal-to-human-to-animal transmission of the coronavirus. Dutch researchers have seen outbreaks of the virus in minks in the Netherlands, Denmark and Spain and as a result, more than 1 million of the animals have been killed to try to halt the spread. The researchers say genetic analysis strongly suggests that minks infected with COVID-19 by humans transmitted the virus in turn to two farmworkers in Denmark. That conclusion sparked calls by experts for more study. Minks are related to ferrets, which have been shown to be highly vulnerable to COVID-19 in laboratory tests. A small number of coronavirus infections have been confirmed in dogs, cats and other animals in the United States and other countries (The Washington Post). 

 

 

 



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The House holds a pro forma session at noon on Friday. Members will convene for legislative business on Saturday at 10 a.m.

 

The Senate next meets on Friday at 11:15 a.m. for a pro forma session. The full Senate is scheduled to meet on Sept. 8.

 

The president welcomes Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of Iraq to the White House, followed by bilateral meetings with Al-Kadhimi, who became prime minister in May. Trump will travel to battleground Pennsylvania in the afternoon to talk about the economy at an event at Mariotti Building Products in Old Forge (near Biden’s Scranton home town) before returning to Washington.

 

Economic indicator: The Labor Department at 8:30 a.m. will report initial jobless claims for the week ending Aug. 15. 

                                   

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ELSEWHERE

International: The United States will demand Thursday that all United Nations sanctions be reimposed against Iran, Trump said. “It’s a snap back,” the president told reporters on Wednesday. Trump predicted if he is reelected, Tehran will approach the United States to negotiate a new nuclear deal but that Iran will “never” develop a nuclear weapon (The Associated Press). … The United States and China agreed to resume trade talks “in coming days” (Reuters). … The United States, as part of Trump’s recent executive order, notified Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday that the United States suspended or terminated three bilateral agreements that deal with the surrender of fugitive offenders, the transfer of sentenced persons and reciprocal tax exemptions on income derived from the international operation of ships. “These steps underscore our deep concern regarding Beijing’s decision to impose the National Security Law, which has crushed the freedoms of the people of Hong Kong,” the State Department said in a statement (ABC News). … Alexei Navalny, a top rival to Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinBiden: Countries that interfere in U.S. elections will 'pay a price' Biden swipes at Trump ally Giuliani at debate: He's 'being used as a Russian pawn' Trump pushing to declassify document disputing intel findings on Russia: report MORE, is in critical condition and unconscious after being poisoned, according to his spokeswoman. Navalny started to feel ill before a flight to Moscow, with the plane having to make an emergency landing in Omsk.  “We assume that Alexei was poisoned with something mixed in his tea; it was the only thing he drank all morning,” Kira Yarmysh, Navalny’s spokeswoman, said, noting that he is on a ventilator (The Wall Street Journal). … The European Union on Tuesday announced economic sanctions against Belarus (Sky News).

 

Interior Department: The method for keeping the controversial acting head of the Bureau of Land Management in power even after the White House withdraws his nomination likely is not legal, according to experts who have reviewed the orders (The Hill).

 

➔ Tech: Trump voiced support on Tuesday for Oracle Corp. to buy the U.S. operations of TikTok, adding a fresh wrinkle to the bidding for the Chinese-owned video-sharing app. Oracle is a new entrant in the negotiations for TikTok, whose owner ByteDance Ltd. is facing a fall deadline from the Trump administration to divest itself of its U.S. operations (The Wall Street Journal). … On Wednesday, Apple became the first U.S. company to hit a $2 trillion valuation when its shares climbed 1.2 percent in morning trading. It was another milestone for the maker of iPhones, Mac computers and Apple Watches (The New York Times).

 

 

 

 

Animals: The Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma, best known as the zoo formerly owned and operated by Joe Exotic and featured prominently on “Tiger King,” was shuttered permanently after the Department of Agriculture suspended its license. Jeff Lowe, the park’s current owner, said on Tuesday that the government “folded to the pressures of PETA.” Inspectors found multiple violations at the park, including limited refrigeration storage for animal food (Vanity Fair).



THE CLOSER

And finally … It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for this week’s Morning Report Quiz! Inspired by recent current events, we’re eager for some smart guesses about August in the news.

 

Email your responses to asimendinger@thehill.com and/or aweaver@thehill.com, and please add “Quiz” to subject lines. Winners who submit correct answers will enjoy some richly deserved newsletter fame on Friday.

 

Which administration official or congressional leader has NOT been an instrumental participant in coronavirus relief negotiations in recent weeks?

  1. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows
  2. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)
  3. Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOn The Money: Pelosi cites progress, but says COVID-19 relief deal might be post-election | Eviction crisis sparked by pandemic disproportionately hits minorities | Weekly jobless claims fall to 787K Treasury sanctions Iran's ambassador to Iraq Bipartisan group of senators call on Trump to sanction Russia over Navalny poisoning MORE 
  4. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

 

During her Democratic National Convention address, Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama to young voters: Create 'a new normal in America' by voting for Biden Obama hits trail to help Biden, protect legacy Michelle Obama shares pro-Biden music video featuring Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Hudson MORE wore a necklace that featured the word(s) _____?  

  1. Joe 2020
  2. Vote Joe
  3. Vote
  4. Go Joe

 

What NCAA conference has not canceled college football for the fall?

  1. ACC
  2. Mountain West
  3. Pac-12
  4. Mid-American

 

Which MLB team has only played 8 games this month due to COVID-19?

  1. Miami Marlins
  2. St. Louis Cardinals
  3. Baltimore Orioles
  4. Cincinnati Reds