Welcome to Word on the Street where we discuss the top five most interesting links of the day. Here is what’s hot for Tuesday, December 15, 2020:
Electoral College Meets, Votes For Joe Biden: The Electoral College met, and the electors from different states voted as expected, for Joe Biden, as he now officially has won the 2020 election for President of the United States.
Reddit Acquires TikTok Rival Dubsmash: Reddit has acquired Dubsmash, which will continue to operate as a separate site and brand, but the site’s video creation tools will be integrated into Reddit.
US hits 300,000 COVID-19 Deaths: The United States has hit a grim milestone as 300,000 people have been lost to COVID-19.
California Governor Gavin Newsom Recall Effort Gains Steam: As frustration mounts over increasingly strict public restrictions due to COVID-19, an effort to recall the California Governor is gaining steam amid several other political missteps.
US Attorney General Bill Barr Resigns: Attorney General William Barr has resigned, and will be leaving the Justice Department as of December 23. Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become Acting Attorney General.