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AP Explains: The election result may be delayed. That's OK.

Source: Associated Press

We may not know who won the presidential election on Tuesday night. And if so, it does not necessarily mean anything is broken, fraudulent, corrupted or wrong.

Yes, there’s never been a presidential race in history in which all votes are counted on election night. It’s just not physically possible to instantly count that many ballots — possibly as many as 150 million on the night of Nov. 3.

Media organizations, including The Associated Press, declare winners in thousands of races on election night based on the results that are in, voter surveys and other political data.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-donald-trump-elections-presidential-elections-d9208787554db4c4575579f6b75a7cde

Good, informative article.

Hoping for a major Joe landslide so that AP calls the election on the night of Nov. 3rd, and ruins little Adolf Trumpler's plans to steal our election.
Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Mon Nov 2, 2020, 06:42 AM (10 replies)

Why Are Republicans So Afraid of Voters?

There is no “both sides do it” when it comes to intentionally keeping Americans away from the polls.
But across the country, the group most responsible for making voting harder, if not impossible, for millions of Americans is the Republican Party. Republicans have been saying it themselves for ages. “I don’t want everybody to vote,” Paul Weyrich, a leader of the modern conservative movement, told a gathering of religious leaders in 1980. “As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.”

This strategy has become a central pillar of the G.O.P. platform. It is behind the party’s relentless push for certain state laws and practices — like strict voter-identification requirements and targeted voter purges — that claim to be about preserving electoral integrity but are in fact about suppressing turnout and voting among groups that lean Democratic.

The strategy also is behind the partisan gerrymandering that Republican state lawmakers have mastered over the past decade, redrawing district lines to keep themselves in power even when they lose a majority of the statewide vote. (Democrats gerrymander when they can, too, but the most egregious examples of the past decade have been by Republicans.)

Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Sun Nov 1, 2020, 02:22 PM (4 replies)

More than 90 million Americans have cast general election ballots so far

Source: CNN

(CNN)More than 90 million Americans have voted so far with three days left until Election Day, as a majority of states are reporting record early voting turnout in the 2020 election.

These votes represent almost 43% of registered voters nationwide, according to a survey of election officials in all 50 states and Washington, DC, by CNN, Edison Research, and Catalist.   

Fourteen states have already seen more than half of their registered voters cast ballots ahead of November 3.

Nationwide, the more than 90 million ballots already cast represent about 66% -- almost two-thirds -- of the more than 136.5 million ballots cast in the 2016 presidential election.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/31/politics/2020-early-voting-90-million-voted/index.html
Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Sat Oct 31, 2020, 03:29 PM (5 replies)

McGrath requests COVID tests ahead of debate with McConnell

Source: WKYT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Days before what could be her only face-to-face showdown with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Democratic challenger Amy McGrath said Friday that anyone attending their debate should be tested for COVID-19.

McGrath made the request in a letter to WKYT, the Lexington TV station where she and the Republican senator are scheduled to debate Monday evening. McGrath said the test results should be provided to the station ahead of time to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

“Sen. McConnell has a duty to Kentuckians to keep them safe and set an example on following CDC guidelines,” she said in a statement.

When asked recently whether he’s undergone COVID tests, McConnell has consistently said he’s following CDC guidelines. His campaign responded to McGrath’s request by pointing to a recent statement from the senator: “I’m unaware where Amy McGrath went to medical school, but I take my health care advice from my doctor, not my political opponent.”

Read more: https://www.wkyt.com/2020/10/10/mcgrath-requests-covid-tests-ahead-of-debate-with-mcconnell/
Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Sat Oct 10, 2020, 08:38 AM (17 replies)

Report: Trump Didn't Disclose First Positive Coronavirus Test During Fox Interview

President Donald Trump had already been notified he tested positive for coronavirus by the time he appeared on Fox News for an interview Thursday night, but he didn’t disclose that at the time, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

During an interview with Sean Hannity, Trump merely confirmed one of his aides, Hope Hicks, had been diagnosed with coronavirus. He said he wouldn’t receive his results until later that night or the following morning. WSJ reports Trump had already received a positive coronavirus test by the time he appeared on Hannity’s show, and the positive test he announced early Friday morning was the second he’d taken.

Trump was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday to receive treatment for coronavirus symptoms and endured what White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows called a “very concerning” period. In the time since, his administration has tried to patch together a timeline of his infection that doesn’t depict Trump wantonly spreading a potentially deadly disease at events he attended ― frequently maskless ― throughout the week, including the presidential debate on Tuesday. The desperate, clumsy effort by Trump administration officials to spin a story favorable to Trump has revealed a cover-up in realtime and added more questions to a national discussion about the president’s health.

On Sunday, the physician in charge of Trump’s treatment, Dr. Sean Conley, admitted he wasn’t transparent with reporters on Saturday when he refused to answer whether Trump needed supplemental oxygen. Conley dodged the question multiple times when asked on Saturday, and his excuse on Sunday was that he was “trying to reflect the upbeat attitude of the team [and] the president over the course of his illness.”

Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Sun Oct 4, 2020, 09:11 PM (3 replies)
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