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Mexican Trump fanatic gets nearly four years in jail for fraudulently voting in 5 US elections

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A Trump supporter who also happens to be a Mexican citizen has been sentenced to nearly four years in jail after he was convicted of voting illegally in five different federal elections.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Trump supporter Gustavo Araujo Lerma received a sentence of three years and nine months after he was convicted of passport fraud, illegal voting and aggravated identity theft.

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A jury this past summer found that Lerma had stolen the identity of Hiram Enrique Velez, a deceased American citizen whose name Lerma has used to vote in American elections since 1992.

“For the past 20 years, prosecutors say, Lerma voted illegally in federal elections and was an avid Trump supporter who sent money to the Republican Party and was rewarded for his fealty with letters of thanks from the president, former Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and current RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel,” the Sacramento Bee reports.

During his testimony, Lerma argued that he didn’t commit voter fraud because he sincerely believed that he “could have” been born in the United States, despite the fact that he was born in Mexico in 1955.

U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez, who delivered the sentence on Tuesday, also offered a scathing critique of Lerma’s character to the court.

“He still hasn’t admitted anything,” Mendez said. “I don’t expect him to admit anything here this morning. That’s just not him. This is a man with absolutely no remorse.”

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Trump ridiculed for his late-night ‘OPEN THE SCHOOLS’ rant: ‘Eat your Big Mac and shut up’

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President Donald Trump demanded local school boards reopen schools during a late night tweet sent after 11 p.m. on Monday.

"OPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!" Trump demanded, in all capital letters with three exclamation marks.

The president was harshly criticized for his tweet, here's some of what people were saying:

Dear Stupid,

You can't even get your own son's school to open.

They have refused.

The school where your son Barron is being educated refuses to open because it's not safe.

Now sit there, eat your Big Mac, and shut up.

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Florida Democrats ask their own candidate to withdraw his candidacy after cocaine arrest: report

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Democrats in Florida are asking their own candidate to end his campaign for county commission after an arrest for DUI and cocaine.

"A Collier County commission candidate's arrest in East Naples this past weekend has prompted calls from his party to drop out of the race," the Naples Daily News reported Monday. "John Jenkins, 55, was booked into the Naples Jail Center Sunday morning and faces a felony charge of possession of cocaine, according to a Collier County Sheriff's Office arrest report. He was released later that day on $5,000 bond."

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Harvard researchers want less accurate tests for COVID-19

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The aphorism "perfect is the enemy of good enough" has been played out to tragic effect in the US's inadequate testing for the coronavirus, according to researchers calling for quick tests that cost only about a dollar each, and which may not be as accurate but can be carried out several times a week by the whole population.

Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard University, has for weeks been pushing for what he calls "crappy" tests.

His idea is to move away from the current high-precision molecular tests, known as PCR tests, which are still scarce in large swathes of the country and which people often have to wait hours to get done, and then have to wait days -- or up to a week -- for the results.

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