Policy Address 2020: Electronic voting register to be introduced for Hong Kong’s 2021 legislative elections
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced the introduction of electronic poll registers at the 2021 Legislative Council elections. The update will make use of electronic card readers to verify voters’ ID cards and registration at the moment of casting a ballot.Electoral laws will have to be amended, as they currently limit the voting process to using only a printed register, a government source said.Voting stations will start using electronic card readers, in which a voter’s Hong Kong ID card will be inserted. After verifying their voter registration as valid through an electronic sys...
Hong Kong Free Press
Joe Biden won’t swing Israeli voters Left – analysis
Many Israelis, who according to a recent poll would have overwhelmingly voted for US President Donald Trump over Joe Biden had they just had the chance, are often confounded by the voting pattern of American Jews.They are confounded that US Jews overwhelmingly vote Democratic, even though polls show that the Republicans these days are much more supportive of Israel, and they are confused that Israel is not the top priority when American Jews decide for whom to vote.Tell these Israeli Jews that their country is way down on the list of issues which determine how their coreligionists in the US vo...
Jpost.com - The Jerusalem Post online edition
Desperate Mahama Claiming Free-SHS
John MahamaThe Flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama in a desperate bid to woo voters is claiming that the Free Senior High School (Free-SHS) programme was implemented by his NDC government in 2015.Mr Mahama claimed to have started progressively free SHS for day students with GHC38 per student but never paid any of the bills leaving accumulated school fees arrears for the current administration to settle.The NDC flagbearer on several platforms had insisted that Ghana was not ready for free education only to turn round to claim ownership of the programme aft...
Daily Guide Network
Fed-up voters are going to demand changes following the stolen 2020 election
By Duncan SmithIf the results of a new survey are any indication, the vast majority of Americans are disgusted with current voting rules (especially those that were simply made up in time for this election so Democrats could steal results).According to Just the News, nearly nine in 10 voters surveyed in conjunction with Rasmussen Reports want changes including purging names of people from voter registration lists who have died or moved out of the district (this is already supposed to be done under a provision of a Clinton-era voter registration law nicknamed “Motor-Voter”).The outlet reported:...
The National Sentinel
'Numbers don't lie:' Walls close in on defiant Trump
Washington (AFP) - A defiant Donald Trump again falsely insisted he "won" reelection in his first public appearance for a week Friday, as the US president appeared increasingly isolated over his long-shot bid to stay in power.Claiming against all odds that a path to victory remains viable, and facing pushback from fellow Republicans alarmed by his effort to overturn results, Trump invited Michigan lawmakers to the White House Friday as part of a bid to subvert the will of voters in key states.In what has become a rare appearance before reporters since November 3, the 74-year-old leader was ann...
Trump ups the ante in his Pa. court fight, asking judge to upend state's Electoral College selection process
PHILADELPHIA — Seeking to revise the case they laid out in court just a day earlier, President Donald Trump’s campaign lawyers asked a federal judge in a new filing Wednesday to consider a drastic new solution in their challenge to Pennsylvania’s election results: Declare the statewide vote “defective” and empower the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature to appoint the state’s delegates to the Electoral College.That remedy — laid out in a revised complaint submitted by Trump’s legal team — has only limited basis in the law and would effectively disregard the votes cast by 6.8 million Penn...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Analysis shows surge in Asian, Hispanic voters helped Biden capture Georgia
ATLANTA — A surge in voter participation among younger, more diverse voters helped fuel President-elect Joe Biden’s slim victory in Georgia, according to an analysis by the Democratic firm TargetSmart, as the increase in the share of white turnout lagged behind.The analysis found Asian American turnout nearly doubled when compared to the 2016 election, while Hispanic voter participation soared by 72%. Turnout among black voters increased by about 20% and white turnout grew by 16%.Overall, the proportion of white voters who cast ballots in Georgia decreased for the third consecutive race, down ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Paul Sullivan: Is Mark Buehrle worthy of the Hall of Fame? It might depend on how high voters value the former Chicago White Sox ace's consistency.
The Hall of Fame ballot goes out to Baseball Writers’ Association of America voters this week, starting the annual debate over which former players are worthy of attaining baseball immortality.Two prominent Chicago players, White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle and Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez, are making their first appearance, though both are considered long shots to make it to Cooperstown, N.Y.Buehrle has a better chance down the road than Ramirez, but his path might depend on whether voters value his consistency over the long haul above sheer dominance.The usual polarizing suspects also ...
Manny Diaz: Hurricanes 'learning how to win in different ways,' even as poll voters think less of them
The Miami Hurricanes are no longer the college football darlings they were at the start of the season — at least in the eyes of pollsters.The Hurricanes’ drop from No. 9 to 12 in the AP Poll on Sunday after a 25-24 win at unranked-but-always-tough Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon showed voters have their new shiny toys in the three teams they moved ahead of UM for remaining undefeated early into their schedules — No. 9 Indiana (4-0), No. 10 Wisconsin (2-0) and No. 11 Oregon (2-0).As members of the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences, the three had delayed starts to their 2020 season amid the cor...
Gilgit-Baltistan legislative assembly election held amidst tight security
Islamabad: Polling for the 23 seats of the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Legislative Assembly was held peacefully amid tight security on Sunday.A large number of voters, men and women, in the strategically-important region of Pakistan could be seen standing in long queues at polling stations until the last hour braving icy winds, freezing cold even snowfall to elect candidates of their choice.Polls held with coronavirus SOPs in placeIn order to prevent coronavirus spread, hand sanitizers, face masks and coronavirus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been declared mandatory for the staff as well...