Two pilots escaped a fiery helicopter crash in Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
According to KWTV, the aircraft belonged to U.S. Customs and Border Protection and had two pilots on board with no one else. According to the CPB, the pilots were OK.
"Firefighters used several hoses to blast high-pressure water at the burning wreckage. Reports say the pilots are out of the helicopter and no one else was inside the crashed chopper," reported KFOR TV.
The crash happened south of I-40.
See the live coverage from KWTV below:
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Joe Manchin declares he will not support critical voting rights legislation – possibly killing HR1 ‘For the People’ Act
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has just announced he will not support HR1, the critical voting rights protection and expansion bill already passed by the House of Representatives.
"I believe Democrats and Republicans feel very strongly about protecting the ballot boxes allowing people to protect the right to vote making it accessible making it fair and making it secure," Manchin told ABC News' Rachel Scott.
Republicans in at least 11 states have passed into law voter suppression bills, some of which literally reduce the number of ballot boxes, and access to those boxes, dramatically.
Manchin, who is more conservative than Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski, voiced support for the far less comprehensive John Lewis Voting Rights Act, saying, "if we apply that to all 50 states and territories, it's something that can be done -- it should be done."
"It could be done bipartisan to start getting confidence back in our system," he added, ignoring that the ones who destroyed confidence in the voting system are the Republicans.
On Tuesday Republicans on the Senate Rules Committee deadlocked the vote for the For the People Act, legislation that not only would secure voter protections but address rampant Republican gerrymandering as well as regulate dangerous dark money in politics. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer now will need at least one Republican to support the For the People Act if it is to even get to the floor for a vote.
Some political analysts say that given there is legislation in 48 states to suppress the vote, if Democrats don't pass HR1, they will lose both the House and the Senate next year.
New Hampshire is the next ground zero for MAGA world's conspiracy theories of mass voter fraud: report
Writing in Mother Jones this Wednesday, Russ Choma contends that Windham, New Hampshire, has currently become ground zero in Donald Trump's "ongoing crusade to prove his conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was stolen through rampant fraud."
"And the local Republican lawmaker pushing to turn an uncontroversial election audit there into a Big Lie battlefront has longstanding ties to Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who is also a resident of the town of 13,000," Choma writes.
As Choma points out, conservative media has been highlighting a GOP Republican-led audit in Arizona's Maricopa County, "where a firm called Cyber Ninjas has been hired to spearhead the effort and investigators are scouring for evidence of bamboo fibers in ballots in a bid to show that fraudulent votes originated in China." Pro-Trump outlets are saying Windham will be next.
"[Corey Lewandowski] has been aggressively promoting the audit in his hometown, and Steve Bannon has devoted significant time to it on his podcast," Choma writes. "Last week, Trump himself weighed in with a statement congratulating 'the great Patriots of Windham, New Hampshire for their incredible fight to seek out the truth on the massive Election Fraud which took place in New Hampshire and the 2020 Presidential Election.'"
Read the full article over at Mother Jones.
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