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Capitol Riot and Inauguration Lockdown Cost the City of DC Millions

January 26, 2021

“How big was the economic blow that the city received due to fears of a Jan. 6 reprisal? While it will take some time to come up with a final tally, the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District is estimating a nine-figure loss. ‘From the pandemic point of view, the city is out $100 million-ish from the normal inaugural bump,’ says Gerry Widdicombe, director of economic development for the Downtown D.C. BID.”

–“What the Capitol Riot and Inauguration Lockdown Cost the City of D.C.,” Kriston Capps, Bloomberg CityLab

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Two and a Half Months to Inaugurate a New President?

December 7, 2020

The U.S. presidential election is on the first Tuesday in November. The winner is sworn in at noon on January 20th (or 21st). Does it really have to take two and a half months to swear in a new president? Madeline Marshall and Jen Kirby explain. A Vox video.

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