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To watch during the impeachment trial on Thursday

Democratic House impeachment officials are preparing to close their case against former President Donald J. Trump on Thursday as they move quickly with the Senate trial.

House directors presented for nearly eight hours on Wednesday, accompanying the jury – senators who were on Capitol Hill during the Jan.6 attack – through footage of the riot and Mr. Trump’s speeches in the weeks leading up to it. Most of this information was publicly available and previously televised.

But parts of their presentation – like footage from security cameras of staff sheltering in offices and radio conversations from Capitol Hill police officers – had not been released before. The timeline of events, however, and much of the content shown would have been familiar to most Americans who watched the assault as it unfolded.

Lawyers for Mr. Trump, who have yet to present their case, have dismissed the lawsuit itself as unconstitutional. It is still unclear whether they will attempt to respond directly to the House prosecutors’ arguments.

The Senate will meet again Thursday at noon.

Democrats prosecuting Mr. Trump went to great lengths on Wednesday not only to remind senators of the violence that took place on January 6, but also to directly link those scenes to the statements he made.

Several senators said they left moved.

“They had a solid presentation put together in a way that I think makes it pretty compelling,” South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the House’s No. 2 Republican, told reporters afterwards.

Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, the House’s senior manager, suggested his team intended to open their presentation Thursday with even more, and could continue with the flood of uncomfortable memories for much of the time that they had remained until eight o’clock. It may also be that Mr. Raskin is simply hoping to summarize the arguments advanced Wednesday before closing his case.

Either way, those in charge of the house would have to present for several more hours.

The remaining evidence House officials presented to the jury may be intended to pressure Mr. Trump’s lawyers to confront the case. So far, his lawyers have sought to avoid arguing the case on the merits, claiming that the trial itself was in violation of the Constitution.

But the case presented by the leaders included numerous clips of Mr Trump, in the weeks leading up to the riot, in which he falsely claimed the election was stolen from him and urged his supporters to fight what he has. qualified as widespread electoral fraud.

If House directors choose to spend most of Thursday focusing on Mr. Trump and his fiery message, however, this could add to the pressure on his lawyers to mount a more comprehensive defense in the cases. days to come.

If they do, lawyers are generally expected to argue that the comments were merely opinions protected by the First Amendment and that Mr. Trump was entitled to tell his supporters to fight for election security or to express their own political views.

But lawyers for the former president have made it clear that they plan to act quickly. The trial schedule has already been shifted after a member of Mr. Trump’s defense team, David I. Schoen, withdrew a request to stay the trial on Friday night to observe the Jewish Sabbath.

The New York Times will follow developments with live updates and analysis throughout. Visit for coverage throughout the week.

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New England is bracing for more snow and colder temperatures on Thursday.

The major snowstorm that hit the mid-Atlantic states, creating dangerous driving conditions and producing at least a foot of snow in parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, will continue to shift north through New England Thursday.

The area will see snow throughout the day and begin to tamper in the evening, according to the National Weather Service. The last snowflakes associated with the weather system will fall over eastern Maine and Cape Code on Thursday evening, the service said.

After most of southern New England experiences moderate to heavy snowfall overnight, parts of Thursday will see two to three inches per hour. Matt Otten, the manager of Zaftigs Delicatessen, a Boston restaurant known for its Jewish comfort food, said he would not generally close due to bad weather. This time, however, he was worried. “We are concerned for the safety of our workers because the roads are going to be very dangerous,” he said.

Overnight, parts of Massachusetts saw up to 10 inches of snow, and meteorologists predicted additional snowfall amounts of up to nine more inches before the storm left the area.

Around Boston, overnight snow totals were in the range of five inches, and more was expected throughout the day. Colder air grow back in the Boston area Thursday morning with temperatures below freezing before noon.

Vermont meteorologists said a heavy snow band passed through southern Rutland and Windsor counties overnight, creating poor visibility. Traveling in southern Vermont can be dangerous in the morning, they saidbecause heavy snowfall is expected to continue at a rate of at least two inches per hour.

In New Hampshire and Maine, where the winter storm was advancing, meteorologists predicted snow through Thursday morning and into the afternoon. The heaviest snow will fall by mid-morning, they said. the National Weather Service in Portland said southern portions of both states could receive between 12 and 18 inches of snow, with lighter accumulations to the north.

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Video: Georgia official expects ballot counting to end on Thursday

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Georgia official expects ballot counting to end on Thursday

Gabriel Sterling, responsible for implementing Georgia’s statewide voting system, told a press conference on Thursday morning that around 60,000 ballots remained pending.

The reality is that there are roughly 60,000 votes cast right now, and we are working with the counties to make sure that they have correctly put their data into their system and uploaded it. Like many of you during this election cycle, they are tired – sometimes they will forget to press the download button. So recently this morning made in an additional email and follow-up phone calls through our links and the election office to make sure they downloaded everything. And we work with counties who might have questions on how to do it right, because the main thing we want to do – quick is great, and we like quick. We value precision more. Precision will be the foundation on which people will believe in the results of these elections, whether on the winning side or the losing side. The anticipation is that we will continue to follow the process throughout the day, and in the evening if necessary, I know these were large counties in the state, which stayed overnight – Fulton County being one of those – to process them and they’ve brought their numbers down to 11,200. We plan to be – go through that process today.

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Biden and Trump will both campaign in Tampa on Thursday, but not at the same time.

The city of Tampa will be the center of the presidential universe on Thursday when President Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. visit the crucial battlefield state of Florida.

The candidates will not be in town at the same time. Before heading to Tampa, Mr. Biden plans to do his first campaign on the Florida peninsula in Broward County.

Meanwhile, Mr. Trump is due to show up at a rally outside Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team – and at an early voting site.

Hillsborough County Elections Office said on Wednesday it was not affiliated with the president’s rally, which will be held on property controlled by the Tampa Sports Authority.

But the rally could still cause traffic delays, the office warned, adding that campaigning was not allowed within 150 feet of an early voting site.

“But the supervisor of the elections office cannot ban campaign activities outside of this ‘unsolicited zone,’” the office said in a statement. “The rally and activists will be outside this area.”

Mr. Biden plans to host a drive-in event in Tampa on Thursday night.