Trump formally requests recount in Georgia
ATLANTA — Donald Trump says he has formally requested a recount in the presidential race in Georgia.The president’s campaign released a statement Saturday night saying it had filed a petition for the recount, which he is entitled to do under Georgia law because of Joe Biden’s margin of victory is less than .5%.“Today, the Trump campaign filed a petition for recount in Georgia,” the campaign said in the statement. “We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia state law and the U.S. Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted.”The move comes a day after Georgia Secre...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Loren Culp, refusing to concede Washington gubernatorial race, turns on top Republicans
SEATTLE — Loren Culp lost Washington’s gubernatorial race by more than 545,000 votes, but he’s not conceding — and says he’s not going away.Culp, the Republican who took 43% of the statewide vote against Gov. Jay Inslee, has taken a page from President Donald Trump’s playbook by attempting to sow doubts about the election results and lobbing unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud.In recent days, he and his campaign manager, Chris Gergen, also have turned their anger on top Washington Republicans, including Secretary of State Kim Wyman and state House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox.The post-electio...
The Seattle Times
Georgia Secretary of State certifies election results for Joe Biden win
Georgia’s top elections official on Friday certified results showing Joe Biden won the presidential race over Republican President Donald Trump.The certification brings the state one step closer to wrapping up an election that has been fraught with unfounded accusations of fraud by Trump and his supporters. It is now up to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to certify the state’s slate of 16 presidential electors. He has until 5 p.m. Saturday.Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified results reported by the state’s 159 counties following a meticulous hand count of the 5 million ballots cast in t...
Saudi Arabia and Russia in race to become China's chief oil supplier
Russia and Saudi Arabia are neck-and-neck to become China's main oil supplier, with a major downturn in demand in most areas of the world except for with the new superpower.Saudi Arabia - Beijing's lead supplier last year - exported between 1.6 million and 1.7 million barrels of oil to China per day between January and November, according to Reuters.Russia, meanwhile, has caught up with Riyadh, supplying 1.7 million barrels per day.Both countries have been hit hard by a drop in demand for crude since the outbreak of the coronavirus and are racing to become China's chief supplier - now the worl...
YOURSAY | Annuar’s race and religion-based grand coalition
YOURSAY | ‘He must be thinking ‘If I failed before, try again’, but this time with more parties.’Annuar Musa wants grand coalition - woos Muda, Pejuang, WarisanYellowMarlin8834: A resounding no to the grand coalition. Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa, you are only interested in strengthening your own position.Your statement clearly shows you are more pro-backdoor government than your own party, Umno. Is it because you got a position and it is too lucrative to let go?Please don't use race and religion. Many from your race are suffering due to this lockdown. You don't even want to share ...
Another Round joins Oscar race as Denmark's official foreign film entry
The film, starring Mads Mikkelsen, focuses on a group of high school teachers who test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood.The movie, which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and won awards at the San Sebastian and London film festivals, has been selected as Denmark's official entry for the foreign movie Oscar.Officials at the Danish Film Institute are hoping Another Round will be the nation's fourth Oscar win - its first since Susanne Bier's In a Better World in 2011.The film joins Georgia's Beginning, the Czec...
YOURSAY | Again, racial card used to defend Jasa
YOURSAY | ‘Why is there a need to highlight the race of the sacked officers, Zahidi?’Saifuddin caught off guard by huge Jasa budget - reportOriole: Public money is not for party purposes. Use your own money to boost your failing electoral support.For decades, political parties have played with the rakyat's money for their selfish party needs. It is time this comes to a stop. This is another form of stealing being done by political parties.The pandemic is a national disaster that is leading to people losing everything. The money needs to go to the suffering masses, to children facing starvation...
Georgia recount uncovers 2,600 new votes in presidential race
ATLANTA — A recount in Georgia’s presidential race found more than 2,600 ballots in Floyd County that hadn’t originally been tallied, likely helping President Donald Trump reduce his 14,000-vote deficit to Joe Biden.Trump could gain about 800 net votes from the newly discovered ballots, said Luke Martin, chairman of the Floyd County Republican Party.The problem occurred because county election officials didn’t upload votes from a memory card in a ballot scanning machine, according to the secretary of state’s office.The previously uncounted votes were cast during in-person early voting at the F...
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Painstaking race against time to uncover Viking ship's secrets
Inch by inch, they gently pick through the soil in search of thousand-year-old relics. Racing against onsetting mould yet painstakingly meticulous, archaeologists in Norway are exhuming a rare Viking ship grave in hopes of uncovering the secrets within.Who is buried here? Under which ritual? What is left of the burial offerings? And what can they tell us about the society that lived here? Now reduced to tiny fragments almost indistinguishable from the turf that covers it, the 20-metre (65-foot) wooden longship raises a slew of questions.The team of archaeologists is rushing to solve at least s...
Bride-to-be puts off wedding to enter PAO race
Bride-to-be puts off wedding to enter PAO race Phitsanulok candidate apologises to guests but says she wants to give politics a tryPHITSANULOK: Bride-to-be Yonlada Changpinit had a decision to make. Should she get married on Saturday as planned, or campaign for the chairmanship of her provincial administration organisation (PAO)? She decided to choose politics over love.The wedding — and a lavish party for dozens of guests — will have to wait until some time after the Dec 20 PAO elections, the first local polls to be held in the country since before the military coup in 2014.Ms Yonlada, 41, po...
The Bangkok Post