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Arizona Senate race no longer ‘too close to call’ as Democrat Kyrsten Sinema expands lead to more than 30,000 votes

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Kyrsten Sinema just gained another chunk of votes as the ballot counting continues in Arizona.

While Republicans have attempted to try and stop votes from being counted in close elections, most states and counties have continued to ensure every ballot is counted as it was cast. As a result, Sinema is now over 30,000 votes ahead of Martha McSally, AZFamily.com reported.

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“Election Officials estimate about 195,000 of these are early ballots, provisional and out-of-precinct ballots that voters cast or dropped off on Election Day,” according to a news release from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. “Additionally, about 3,000 early ballots that the Elections Department received before Nov. 6 must be tabulated.”

Arizona continues to count the ballots and more than 260,000 remain as of Saturday, AZCentral reported. McSally would have to win at least 150,000 of the 260,000 votes left to reclaim the lead and of those 260,000 votes left, at least 125,000 are from Maricopa County, where Phoenix is. That’s 57.7 percent of the ballots left that McSally would have to win.


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‘Crazy as a bag of hammers’ Lindsey Graham mocked for calling Trump’s too-late sanctions on Turkey a ‘game changer’

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As Kurd civilians are slaughtered in Syria after Donald Trump opened the door for Turkey to invade, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) came under withering ridicule for happily announcing the president's agreement to levy economic sanctions of Turkey as a "game changer."

The South Carolina conservative has been harshly critical of the president's decision to move U.S. military personnel out of Syria where they have served as a bulwark againts a Turkish invasion, and now that the slaughter has begun, Graham has been seeking a way to lessen the damage as people are slaughtered.

Late Sunday, Graham tweeted, "Just spoke with President @realdonaldTrump. I applaud his decision to work with Congress to stop Turkeys aggression in Syria through crippling economic sanctions. This decision by President Trump will be a game changer -- in all the wrong ways -- for Turkey."

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Kurdish forces warned they’d go to Putin and Assad if US withdrew: Former Trump envoy

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Now that President Donald Trump has made it clear that he will abandon Kurdish resistance fighters to be persecuted and killed by Turkish forces, the erstwhile U.S. allies are moving to cut a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to ensure their protection — all but wiping out U.S. support in the region.

Not only was this broadly predicted by experts, but according to The Daily Beast, former anti-ISIS special envoy Brett McGurk was warned explicitly by Kurdish officials last year that this would happen if America did not secure a deal to contain Turkey and ensure the Kurds' continuing security.

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White House finally issues response to macabre video showing Trump as mass shooter

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The White House press secretary issued a terse condemnation of a macabre online video depicting President Donald Trump gunning down media figures and Democratic rivals.

The video was shown at a conservative political event hosted at a Trump-owned hotel and attended by Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, whose successor as press secretary was forced to comment the morning after reports about the video began circulating online.

"Re: the video played over the weekend: The @POTUS @realDonaldTrump has not yet seen the video, he will see it shortly, but based upon everything he has heard, he strongly condemns this video," said Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary.

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