How is COVID-19 pandemic playing a part in the 2020 election

The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic continue to impact our lives. Even all the way up to Election Day.

Posted: Nov 2, 2020 6:48 PM
Updated: Nov 3, 2020 9:53 AM

REDDING, Calif. – The impacts of the coronavirus continue to impact our lives. Even all the way up to Election Day.

Some believe the president is getting a handle on the pandemic but others are worried and want new leadership.

“If this is the best that [Trump] can do, then he is not a fit leader,” said Cynthia Snyder, who voted for Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

“A fit leader would've recognized in January that this is something serious and this is something that needs to be addressed.”

“People don't understand that the pandemic is not the only thing [Trump] has to worry about,” said Doug Parent who voted for President Trump.

“It's a big thing, don't get me wrong, but I think he's being a real manager.”

Samantha Finch, a first-time voter, tells Action News Now coronavirus concerns are the main reason behind her candidate choice.

“I came to vote this year because I think it's really important to vote especially with how things are going,” said Finch.

But several voters say they have faith in the president.

“I think he is the right man for the job to clean up what he started,” said Richard Moore. “Let's give him a chance.”

“I still think Trump is our best hope in solving this simply,” said Parent. “He's not doing an emotional thing out there, he's behind the scenes trying to accomplish something.”

But others don't agree and believe a change of leadership is needed.

“I don’t think Trump has handled it very well,” said Finch. “I don’t think we should've gone into a complete lockdown of the county and I think the CDC should've started doing the testing.”

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1128219

Reported Deaths: 18753
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3706367446
San Bernardino851761129
Riverside815651413
San Diego72815968
Orange711161554
Kern38519445
Fresno36315471
Sacramento33421546
Santa Clara31103464
Alameda27622499
San Joaquin24649503
Contra Costa22482258
Stanislaus20658418
Tulare19818303
Ventura18105174
Imperial15257355
San Francisco14542158
Monterey13887114
San Mateo13334169
Sonoma11486155
Merced10986176
Santa Barbara10946133
Kings1011586
Solano936380
Marin7560128
Placer607167
Madera588580
San Luis Obispo566435
Yolo425775
Shasta410042
Santa Cruz389627
Butte371259
Napa277817
Sutter267713
El Dorado19304
San Benito174615
Yuba173210
Lassen14803
Tehama145723
Mendocino142422
Nevada10529
Lake83418
Glenn8326
Humboldt7849
Tuolumne7848
Colusa6426
Mono4993
Siskiyou4951
Amador45016
Calaveras43421
Inyo27916
Del Norte2731
Plumas1770
Modoc1140
Trinity1140
Mariposa1122
Alpine420
Sierra170
Unassigned00
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Tuesday was another beautiful day for northern California as a cold front began to bear down on the West Coast. We can expect increasing clouds late tonight, stronger breezes, and a chance for mountain rain and snow showers.
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