Sunday, 24 Oct 2021

Flashbacks to Florida in 2000 as Trump Heads to Court to Save His Presidency

Biden Edges Close to 270

By Giovanni Russonello

Air Force game at Army postponed due to COVID – The Denver Post

The service academy game between Air Force and Army scheduled for Saturday at West Point, New York, was postponed Thursday due to an increase in COVID-19 cases at the Air Force Academy and the surrounding community.

The schools are working to reschedule the game.

The Falcons can win the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy with a win over Army. Air Force began the round-robin competition between the service academies with a 40-7 win over Navy on Oct. 3.

The winning academy goes to the White House to receive the coveted trophy from the President.

Upton Wins 18th Term For Michigan House Seat; Republicans Hold

Republican Representative Fred Upton won his 18th term in Congress, defeating Democrat Jon Hoadley, the Associated Press projected.

Democrats had sought to flip the 6th Congressional District in the state’s southwest after Upton, easily re-elected for most of his House career, saw his victory margin narrow to less than five percentage points in 2018.

Tucker Carlson Moans That Election Is Now ‘In The Control Of Lawyers’ After Trump Sues

Tucker Carlson complained Wednesday that the outcome of the presidential election is now under the control of lawyers, ignoring why that’s the case. (See the video below.)

President Donald Trump has filed lawsuits in multiple states seeking to stop vote counting or invalidate results that may cost him the presidency as he lagged behind Democrat Joe Biden. The legal assault, on top of Trump’s baseless claims of electoral fraud, furthers the president’s attempts to undermine the integrity of legal mail-in voting, which favors Biden.

“In a lot of ways, unfortunately, what happened last night could not have been worse for this country, for our children, for our grandchildren, for our future,” Carlson declared on his Fox News show.  “The outcome of our presidential election was seized from the hands of voters, where of course it rightly belongs, and now resides in the control of lawyers and courts and highly partisan, clearly corrupt, big city bureaucrats. So no matter what happens next, that is a tragedy.”

Carlson said his show would follow the story as “honestly as we can wherever it leads.”

The conservative commentator used his proclamation as a lead-in to a wide-ranging bashing of Democrats.

“What they really wanted was to control everything,” Carlson said, adding that their goal was “a one-party state with complete control over the population.”

Amid Tears and Anger, House Democrats Promise ‘Deep Dive’ on Election Losses

During an emotional conference call, Democrats traded excuses, blame and prognostications about how their expectations for big gains in their majority could have been so wrong — and what to do about it.

By Luke Broadwater and Nicholas Fandos

Facebook, Alarmed by Discord Over Vote Count, Is Said to Be Taking Action

New measures would slow down the flow of information and make election misinformation less visible, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

By Mike Isaac

New Storm Threatens Philippines Days After Super Typhoon

The Philippines is bracing for a severe tropical storm that’s expected to hit its northern tip days after Super Typhoon Goni left.

Storm Atsani will likely strengthen into a typhoon with peak intensity of 120 kilometers per hour as it passes over the vicinity of Batanes province or Babuyan Islands early Friday, the Philippine weather bureau said. It is forecast to accelerate over the South China Sea and head to Vietnam on Saturday.

Super Typhoon Goni, the world’s strongest storm this year, killed at least 20 people, left thousands homeless and damaged 6.8 billion pesos ($141 million) worth of infrastructure and agriculture, according to the Philippines’ disaster risk-monitoring agency.

An average of 20 cyclones pass through disaster-prone Philippines every year, which will likely complicate the nation’s fight against the coronavirus as thousands of people stay in cramped evacuation sites. In 2013, Haiyan killed more than 6,300 people.

— With assistance by Kevin Varley

Secretaries of State in Spotlight as Trump Ratchets Up Attacks to Sow Doubt

While state election centers have become the scenes of live cable news feeds and have drawn partisan supporters to the sites, election administrators have continued to diligently tabulate the votes.

By Shane Goldmacher, Nick Corasaniti and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs

Flashbacks to Florida in 2000 as Trump Heads to Court to Save His Presidency

While the White House seeks a “James Baker-like” figure to lead its postelection legal battle, the real James Baker says President Trump should not try to stop votes from being counted.

By Peter Baker

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