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Starting: "We've been a little late getting going. We're getting some additional slides that should give you some more valuable information."
Justice announces more deaths.

"Dag, I hate this."
Justice: "When you look back at it and all you're going to do is think about stats, the number is good."

"We had 41 deaths and now we have 46. I hate it. I just really hate it."

"I'm going to quadruple down and urge our people in every way."
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It's hard to know what exactly made Manchin decide to stay where he is and not run for #WVGov. But I'd guess part of it was he realized his state's politics have changed since he was last governor, and he'd be just as toothless and obstructed in that role as he is in the Senate.
WV's legislature has an unusual (and stupid) setup where the governor's veto can be overridden by simple majority, meaning if the opposing party controls the legislature, the governor's power is virtually nil.

Manchin would have lost every fight he picked with the legislature.
But it gets even worse than that! WV state law says Manchin could have appointed someone to his empty seat — presumably a Democrat. But there would have been nothing to stop the WV legislature from changing the law in the lame duck session and saying he must appoint a Republican.
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