The Georgia runoff is Jan. 5. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7. – Advertisement – Nonetheless, Raffensperger simply waved the white flag Wednesday, saying he would oversee a full hand recount of the presidential race to be completed by the certification date of Nov. 20.Raffensperger was left with little choice after nearly every Georgia GOP official rushed to throw him under the bus to appease the presidential contest’s biggest loser, Donald Trump. Joe Biden, who leads in Georgia by some 14,000 votes, doesn’t even need the state since he has already exceeded the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the election. – Advertisement – But Republicans are now undertaking “a hell of a gamble” running on Trumpism and Trumpism alone, as Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel told Markos and me on The Brief Tuesday (second half of the show). On Nov. 20, barring some outrageous development, Donald Trump will be officially certified the loser of Georgia’s presidential contest. Republicans will then be begging his base voters—many of whom outright despise and distrust institutions—to show up in January to send two mostly milquetoasty GOP candidates back to the U.S. Senate, one of America’s most storied institutions. Is that really a winning formula?And even as state Republicans double down on baseless conspiracy theories to enrage Trump’s cultists, they will need to inspire heavy support from suburban voters after Democrats won suburban Cobb and Gwinnett counties this cycle for the first time since Jimmy Carter claimed them in 1976, according to the Post. That’s one tricky needle to thread. But one thing we can always count on is that Republicans will continue to look out for Republicans at any cost—even if it means putting democracy itself on the line. – Advertisement – But Republicans in both Washington and Georgia are now pretending GOP state election officials presided over an unfair process because Trump and the two GOP incumbent senators didn’t prevail. “There is an epidemic of delusion that is spreading out from the White House and infecting the entire Republican Party in the wake of this election,” Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut told the Washington Post. “President Trump didn’t win the election. Every single one of my colleagues knows this.”Exactly, everyone knows Trump lost the state fair and square—14,000 votes is an unprecedented deficit to make up in a recount. But Senate Republicans are desperate to keep Trump and his most rabid supporters invested in the process in hopes that they will turn out in big numbers for the runoff on January 5. It’s an open question whether Democrats or Republicans will manage to stoke bigger turnout for those two races between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Raphael Warnock and Sen. Kelly Loeffler. The outcome will decide control of the upper chamber and, crucially, whether Mitch McConnell has veto power over the agenda of President-elect Joe Biden, who resoundingly won the popular vote by north of 5 million votes. – Advertisement –
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Staff gathered on the newsroom floor atAustralian Associated Press’ headquarters in Sydney were told a drop-off insubscribers in the face of free online content meant the company was “nolonger viable.” “This decision’s been made withvery heavy hearts. It’s been made on an economic and financial basis,”chief executive Bruce Davidson said following the announcement. The newswire will close at the end ofJune while its subediting business Pagemasters is set to close at the end ofAugust. (AFP) Staff at Australian Associated Press’ headquarters were told a drop-off in subscribers in the face of free online content meant the company was “no longer viable”. AFP CANBERRA – Australia’s only nationalnewswire will be shuttered after 85 years of operation, with around 180 stafftold Tuesday their jobs will end in June.
The 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs home winning streak came to end last evening at the hands of the Sunman Dearborn Trojans 52-25.The Bulldogs got down early, and despite playing a solid second half were unable to recover. Leading the way on both sides of the floor was Emma Weiler with 12 points on offense and a strong defensive performance. Ava Hanson had a solid game including 9 points, followed by Jadyn Harrington (2 points), Makayla Granger (1 point), and Megan Meyer (1 point).The girls are now 8-3 on the season and will play our final home game of the regular season on Thursday night against Greensburg. Come out and support the Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs saw their record fall to 7-4 last night as they were defeated by the Sunman Dearborn Lady Trojans by the score of 31-15.The Lady Bulldogs dug themselves a huge hole to start the game by falling behind 16-2 after the first quarter, however they played even with the Lady Trojans for the final 3 quarters. The Lady Bulldogs were led in scoring by Brianna Wells with 8. Other scorers were Ashley Nobbe with 3 and 2 apiece from Gabby Elston and Calley Kaiser. The Lady Trojans were led by Olivia Knuevan with 8. Other scores for the Lady Trojans were Hope Fox with 7, Katie Johnson added 5, Avery Daniels and Makenzie Vignale each chipped in 4, and Hailey May added 3. The Lady Bulldogs return to action on Thursday night when they host the Greensburg Lady Pirates. The 7th grade game tips off at 5:30. Come out and support the Lady Bulldogs.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is hoping to spring a surprise during the remaining days of the summer transfer window. Reports from Italy suggest the Black Cats have signed Inter Milan’s Argentina international winger Ricky Alvarez on a season-long loan deal, although sources on Wearside were insisting on Thursday morning that was not the case. However, Press Association Sport understands Alvarez is very much on the radar as Poyet attempts to put the finishing touches to his summer rebuilding programme. He has given little away about the men who remain in his sights, but told the Sunderland Echo: “We’re moving, we’re moving very fast because it’s getting close. I’m confident we’ll be doing something. “You’re going to be surprised.” Sunderland have spent much of the summer attempting to lure Liverpool’s Fabio Borini back to the Stadium of Light after his successful loan spell last season, but an increasingly frustrated Poyet indicated at the weekend that he would have to turn his attention elsewhere if he did not get a positive answer soon. Indeed, the club has also expressed an interest in Lille’s former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou as a potential alternative. The left-hand side of midfield remains a major focus, as does central defence, where the Black Cats have been linked with Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk in recent days. Press Association