'We need to fight the virus, not each other' -Walz

At a news conference in St. Paul, Walz's plea to Minnesotans was, at times, exasperated as the governor said he believed the politicization of the pandemic had worsened the crisis. "Wear your mask and stay healthy if for no other reason that'll keep you healthy to vote against me in two years, if that's what it takes," said Walz. "Just keep yourself healthy." Like many other U.S. states, Minnesota is seeing a rise in COVID-19 infections and Walz warned that hospitals and frontline workers would be overwhelmed if mitigation guidelines were not followed.