Mark Harris speaking at a campaign rally with President Trump. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

North Carolina GOP candidate Mark Harris said in a video Friday that he would "wholeheartedly" support a new election if evidence of fraud is presented in North Carolina's 9th congressional district race, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: This is a sharp turn from Harris' stance yesterday when he demanded that the election results be certified immediately with him as the victor over Democrat Dan McCready, who officially pulled his concession on Thursday. State and national GOP officials were alerted by Harris' Republican primary opponent that there may have been fraud in the primary election, but officials instead focused on Harris' general election campaign against McCready.

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President Trump has not attended a White House coronavirus task force meeting in “several months,” NIAID director Anthony Fauci told MSNBC on Friday.

Why it matters: At the beginning of the pandemic, the task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, met every day, but in the "last several weeks," members have held virtual meetings once a week, Fauci said, even as the number of new cases continues to surge in the country.

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Why it matters: “Increasing mask use is one of the best strategies that we have right now to delay the imposition of social distancing mandates," Dr. Christopher Murray of the University of Washington told the N.Y. Times.