Oct 26 (Reuters) - -President Donald Trump and Democratic
challenger Joe Biden are down to the final full week of
campaigning before the Nov. 3 election, as surging coronavirus
cases and a COVID-19 outbreak within Vice President Mike Pence's
staff keep the focus of the race on the pandemic.
-Trump's campaign again asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block
North Carolina's plan for counting absentee ballots that arrive
after Nov. 3 Election Day, the latest legal tussle in a
wide-ranging fight over mail-in voting.
-The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate is expected on Monday to
confirm President Donald Trump's nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, as
the next justice to the Supreme Court.
-Meet the 'QAnon' caucus: Conspiracy buffs on path to U.S.
Microsoft Corp, which has largely evaded Washingtons scrutiny
of Big Tech companies and scored a lucrative $10 billion
government contract under the Trump administration, has emerged
as a significant backer of the Biden campaign.
BY THE NUMBERS
-Four in ten supporters of both Biden and Trump say they would
not accept election defeat in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. Some
said they would take action to make their displeasure known: 22%
of Biden supporters and 16% of Trump supporters said they would
engage in street protests or even violence if their preferred
-A look at the 44 competitive races in the U.S. House of
-The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. Democratic presidential
candidate Joe Biden's assessment of Russia as the biggest threat
to U.S. national security was wrong and encouraged hatred of
ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Expected events and Reuters coverage on Oct 26:
-Trump will head to Pennsylvania and speak at rallies in
Allentown, Lititz and Martinsburg.
-Biden is expected to remain in his home state of Delaware.
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(Reporting by Peter Graff
Editing by Nick Tattersall)