Carol Miller (R-W.V.) Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Carol Miller, a newly-elected House member for West Virginia's 3rd district, will be the only Republican woman entering the U.S. House of Representatives in January, The Associated Press reports.

Why it matters: Of the at least 199 Republicans in the chamber, there could be as few as 13 female GOP lawmakers — the smallest group since the early 1990s — compared to at least 89 female Democrats. That disparity is raising concerns for Republicans that Democrats' female voter edge could carry over to 2020 for the presidential and congressional elections. Women voted for Democratic candidates over Republicans on Election Day by 57% to 41%, according to AP VoteCast.

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Fauci says if people won't wear masks, maybe it should be mandated

Anthony Fauci. Photo: Graeme Jennings- Pool/Getty Images

NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Friday evening that if "people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it."

Why it matters: Fauci made the comments the same day the U.S. hit its highest daily COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began.

Harris to Black voters: Casting a ballot is about honoring your ancestors

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris speaks at a "Get Out The Vote" rally at Morehouse College. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Kamala Harris appealed to Black voters in Georgia on Friday, urging them to "honor the ancestors" by casting ballots, and again calling President Trump a "racist."

Why it matters: The U.S. saw a significant decline in African-American voter turnout between 2012 and 2016, reaching its lowest point since 2000. Higher turnout among Black Americans this year could tip the balance in favor of Democrats in key battleground states, including Georgia.

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