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Georgia Republicans eat their own in desperate bid for Trump’s help in Senate races

first_imgThe 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 –last_img read more

Broncos’ Ja’Wuan James skipping 2020 over COVID-19 concerns

first_imgWilkinson subbed for James on the right side last year but the Broncos wanted him to compete with incumbent left tackle Garett Bolles during training camp this summer, a plan that was crimped by Wilkinson’s left foot operation.Already the Broncos are planning to have two new starters on the O-line: free agent guard Graham Glasgow and rookie center Lloyd Cushenberry III.___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___ Associated Press August 3, 2020 James tweeted that while it was a difficult decision to skip the upcoming season, it was the right one for him and his family.“There’s just too much unknown about this virus and about plans handling it going forward,” James wrote. “My wife and I were blessed with our newborn son May 22 and he’s now my top priority. Although I worked all offseason and invested in my body to bounce back and have a great year on the field, it’s just not worth risking the health of my loved ones. “I’ve seen this virus already hospitalize one of my family members and hope to not have that happen again,” James added. “We can’t live in fear or just confine ourselves just to our homes but we all have to make the right conscious choices and navigate through day to day life to protect our neighbors.”James wished the NFL well as it navigates the COVID-19 crisis.“All my brothers around the league, I pray for you and your families’ safety throughout the season and rest of this pandemic,” James wrote. More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLcenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Right tackle Ja’Wuan James informed the Denver Broncos on Monday that he’s opting out of the 2020 season over coronavirus concerns.The Broncos were counting on their headliner from last year’s free agent class to bounce back from a balky right knee that limited him to just three appearances in 2019 after signing what was at the time the biggest contract ever for a left tackle, $51 million over four years.Elijah Wilkinson, who had offseason foot surgery, was activated off the PUP list and will fill in for James for the second straight season. James played just 63 snaps in his first season in Denver after the Broncos signed him to a deal that included $32 million in guarantees. He got hurt on the 10th play of the season, in the opener at Oakland, and didn’t return until midseason when he tore scar tissue and the meniscus in his right knee. He returned in December but only played the first half at Houston as his knee kept buckling on him. Although coach Vic Fangio often was mystified by James’ injury and slow recovery, he never put him on injured reserve. James said in December that he didn’t need surgery but was eager to bounce back in 2020 to show his team and its fans he was worth the big contract he signed.“To the Denver Community, these first two years weren’t what I expected them to be when arriving here,” James said in his Twitter statement. “I know you don’t know me well and a false narrative was painted of me last year due to comments made about my injury, but I am invested in this city and my team. “I look forward to the future we have here, but in that same breath, I’m even more invested in my family. Everyone make sure to stay positive through these crazy times and enjoy your loved ones. I hope 2021 will be a better year for all of us. Take care of yourselves, because ultimately, health is wealth.” Broncos’ Ja’Wuan James skipping 2020 over COVID-19 concernslast_img read more