ATLANTA — Democrats set a new turnout record for primary voting in last week’s Georgia vote, soaring past 1 million voters to outpace Republicans during an election plagued by significant obstacles at polling sites.The latest results, still being tallied as absentee ballots are counted, show Democratic turnout in Georgia surpassed 1,060,851 — the previous high-mark set during the 2008 presidential primary when then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama trounced Hillary Clinton. Republicans lagged behind, with more than 950,000 votes in last week’s contest. But there was no competitive statewide contest on th...
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The New York Times on Thursday evening published a bombshell report that changes the entire timeline in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's scandal over concealing coronavirus fatalities in nursing homes.
"Top aides to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo were alarmed: A report written by state health officials had just landed, and it included a count of how many nursing home residents in New York had died in the pandemic," the newspaper reported.
What confuses Delia Ramos about Gov. Greg Abbott's recent decision to cast off coronavirus restrictions in Texas isn't his order to let more people into restaurants. The Brownsville school counselor knows people are hurting economically.
But with more than 43,000 dead in Texas — including her husband — is wearing a mask in public too much to ask? At the least, it could take pressure off the medical systems and help prevent more people from dying, she said.
On Wednesday, I said US Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, perhaps the most conservative Democrats in the United States Congress, didn't have much incentive to support raising the minimum hourly wage from $7.50 to $15. Their states already have minimum rates higher than the federal rate. Whatever incentive they did have pretty much vanished after the Senate parliamentarian ruled the provision for raising the minimum did not meet its requirement for passing legislation by way of "budget reconciliation"—a simple majority rather than a 60-vote supermajority.
This we understand. We also understand that once the parliamentarian announced her ruling, none of the Democrats made a stink or cried out for Kamala Harris to overrule the adjudicator or called on Manchin and others to get the hell out of the way so Joe Biden could live up to his promise or this is me totally lying all of this happened. US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the loudest but not the only voice of dissent: "As a representative of a community that is very deeply impacted by this issue, I know that going back to my family's community in the Bronx and in Queens, we can't tell them that this didn't get done because of an unelected parliamentarian," she said.
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