Financier and philanthropist George Soros. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

George Soros, the billionaire megadonor to the Democratic Party, is setting up a super PAC called Democracy PAC for spending operations for the 2020 election, a filing to the Federal Election Commission Wednesday shows.

The big picture: Soros has put $5.1 million into Democracy PAC so far, according to the filing. Other Soros family members may contribute to the super PAC, Politico reports, citing a person familiar with the group. His son Alexander Soros has emerged as a major Democratic donor in recent years.

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

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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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