So far, polls are showing President Trump well behind Joe Biden, and some pundits are proclaiming he can’t win. In some ways, the lead-up to this election feels like 2016 all over again.

  • Plus, student journalists are sounding the alarm about universities reopening.
  • And, the story of Black women's fight for voting rights on this 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Guests: Axios co-founder Mike Allen, The Crimson White's Mikayla Wyatt, and Dr. Martha Jones.

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The surge in voter enthusiasm

The election has record breaking fundraising and huge early voting totals. That adds up to lots of voter enthusiasm, especially among Democrats.

California to independently review FDA-approved coronavirus vaccines

California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

California will "independently review" all coronavirus vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration before allowing their distribution, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced at a news conference Monday.

Why it matters: The move that comes days after NAID director Anthony Fauci said he had "strong confidence" in FDA-approved vaccines could cast further public doubt that the federal government could release a vaccine based on political motives, rather than safety and efficacy.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

  1. Politics: Trump says if Biden's elected, "he'll listen to the scientists"Trump calls Fauci a "disaster" on campaign call.
  2. Health: Coronavirus hospitalizations are on the rise — 8 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week.
  3. States: Wisconsin judge reimposes capacity limit on indoor venues.
  4. Media: Trump attacks CNN as "dumb b*stards" for continuing to cover pandemic.
  5. Business: Consumer confidence surveys show Americans are getting nervousHow China's economy bounced back from coronavirus.
  6. Sports: We've entered the era of limited fan attendance.
  7. Education: Why education technology can’t save remote learning.