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Georgia election officials to give update on hand recount of ballots cast in presidential race

ATLANTA (NewsNation Now) — A Georgia election official said Tuesday morning that the hand tally of ballots cast in the presidential race would be complete by Wednesday evening.

“We feel like we’re on a good path,” said Gabriel Sterling with Georgia’s Secretary of State Office. “The audit is on pace.”

Sterling said the by-hand recount is so the state can move to certify its election results. Once certified, the losing campaign can request a recount, which would be done using scanners that read and tally the votes. The AP has not declared a winner in Georgia, where Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 0.3 percentage points.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger did not attend Tuesday morning’s news conference. Trump and his allies have criticized Raffensperger, saying that mismanagement and fraud tainted the state’s presidential election.

Over the weekend, Trump posted on social

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How to watch Saved By the Bell reboot on Peacock: Release date, cast, trailer and reviews

Saved By the Bell on Peacock details

Release date: Wednesday, Nov. 25 (3 a.m. ET)
Cast:
Haskiri Velazquez, Mitchell Hoog, Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez
Episodes: 10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 71%

School is back in session when you watch the Saved By the Bell reboot. The Peacock TV original series is a direct sequel to the classic sitcom set in Bayside High School. It follows a new class of characters, including the kids of Zack Morris and Jesse Spano.

Yes, original stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack), Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly Kapowski) and Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle) all make appearances, while Elizabeth Berkley (Jesse) and Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater) are series regulars. They join new cast members led by Haskiri Velazquez as Daisy, a smart sophomore who transfers to Bayside.

Her school was shut down by Zack Morris himself, now the governor of

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‘Uncle Frank’ cast on why Wilmington was perfect for Amazon Prime film

WILMINGTON – As Peter Macdissi drove through rural Pender County in May 2019, not even the stuffy early summer humidity could ruin the view.

Behind the wheel of a vintage Chrysler convertible on a deserted road, he marveled at the quiet natural beauty surrounding him – all as a camera on the other side of the windshield captured the scene for Amazon Studios’ new film “Uncle Frank.”

“I just kind of looked out as we drove and said, ‘Wow, the South is so beautiful,’” Macdissi said.

It was an unscripted moment, and one Macdissi said writer/director Alan Ball – who is also his longtime partner – debated whether or not to include in the film. 

In the end, it did make the final cut of the intimate family drama, out Wednesday on Amazon Prime. The aside from Macdissi offers a fleeting but genuine glimpse into he and the cast’s fascination

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Wisconsin 2020 Election: Amber Pflughoeft cast ballot before dying of cancer; vote won’t be counted

CHILTON, Wis. — Amber Pflughoeft beamed with pride as she filled out her ballot for the first time last month.

A 20-year-old who’d been fighting bone cancer for a decade, she was fascinated with politics, her mother Tiffany Pflughoeft remembered. And after spending the last midterm election in the hospital following a bone marrow transplant, she was determined to vote this year.

But just a few days after she mailed in her ballot, Amber’s condition took a sudden turn for the worse. She went back to the hospital and died in late September.

Now, her ballot will be thrown out under Wisconsin election law. She is one of several dozen Wisconsinites whose votes will be canceled because they passed away after voting early, according to state Elections Commission data provided to CNN through a public records request.

“She was so excited about it,” Tiffany Pflughoeft said this week. “She died

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Lindsey Graham pressured Georgia’s secretary of state about legally cast ballots, report says

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham asked him whether he had the power to reject certain absentee ballots, a question he interpreted as a suggestion to toss out legally cast votes.

Raffensperger made the comments to The Washington Post, saying he’s faced rising pressure from fellow Republicans who want to see Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow lead in the state reversed. Nearly 5 million votes were cast in the presidential election in Georgia, and Biden was leading President Donald Trump by about 14,000 votes.

Raffensperger’s comments came as election officials across the state were working to complete a hand recount of votes in the presidential race.

When Georgia voters return an absentee ballot, they have to sign an oath on an outer envelope. County election office workers are required to ensure the signature matches the one on the absentee ballot application

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Republican leaders ask Michigan election board to delay certification of results, in latest GOP effort to cast doubt on the vote

The heads of the Republican National Committee and Michigan Republican Party issued a joint statement Saturday calling for Michigan’s state canvassing board to delay certification of the results of the election, marking the latest attempt by party leaders to intervene in the state’s electoral process.

In the letter — signed by RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who is from Michigan, and state GOP Chair Laura Cox — the officials ask the canvassing board to adjourn for 14 days and allow for a “full audit and investigation” before they convene to certify the state’s election results, a procedural step that is set to take place on Monday afternoon.

“This board faces a stark choice,” the letter reads, citing claims of “numerical anomalies” and “procedural irregularities” that they say would leave “the distrust and sense of procedural disenfranchisement felt by many Michigan voters to fester for years” if ignored by the board.

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Trump supporters plan D.C. rally before electoral college votes cast

Women for America First, a group of conservative women at the center of organizing last week’s “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, has filed for another protest permit from the National Park Service.

On Dec. 12, according to the permit application, organizers again expect thousands of Trump faithful to gather in downtown D.C. The Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group known for their black-and-yellow garb and endorsement of violence, seemed to confirm on social media they would also be attending.

The Park Service has not yet granted the group’s request, although permits are not typically issued until the week of an event.

The Saturday rally, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., would bring a crowd of the president’s most ardent supporters to Washington two days before electors from each state and the District meet and vote for their designated candidates.

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to walk away with

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Joe Biden won 3 of every 4 mail ballots in Pennsylvania. Trump won 2 of 3 votes cast in person. What does that mean for the future?

Pennsylvanians were deeply divided this election. And it wasn’t just whom they voted for — it was in how they cast their votes.

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Most votes for president-elect Joe Biden were cast by mail in Pennsylvania.

Most votes for President Donald Trump were cast in person on Election Day.

It’s a sharp partisan divide that first emerged in the primary and was later fueled by months of false claims and predictions of fraud from President Donald Trump. And while Trump’s tenure and the pandemic seem likely to end within months, the divide over mail ballots is likely to persist and affect campaigning for years to come.

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“Success breeds more success, so I suspect Democrats will continue to push it, and Republicans will have to figure out if they want to be a part of it,” said Mark Nevins, a Democratic political

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‘Cowboy Bebop’ Netflix Series Adds Six to Cast

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The upcoming “Cowboy Bebop” live-action series at Netflix is rounding out its main cast with six new additions.

Geoff Stults, Tamara Tunie, Mason Alexander Park, Rachel House, Ann Truong, and Hoa Xuande have all joined the series. They join previously announced series stars John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Alex Hassell, and Elena Satine.

Based on the anime series of the same name, “Cowboy Bebop” is described as the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts, as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. They’ll even save the world for the right price.

Stults will appear as Chalmers, who is said to be the epitome of a Western lawman. He is also Jet Black’s (Shakir) former co-detective in the ISSP’s Homicide Division. He wears a chronic smile that makes you want to

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As defeats pile up, Trump tries to delay vote count in last-ditch attempt to cast doubt on Biden victory

On Wednesday, Trump’s campaign wired $3 million to election officials in Wisconsin to start a recount in the state’s two largest counties. His personal lawyer, ­Rudolph W. Giuliani, who has taken over the president’s legal team, asked a federal judge to consider ordering the Republican-controlled legislature in Pennsylvania to select the state’s electors. And Trump egged on a group of GOP lawmakers in Michigan who are pushing for an audit of the vote there before it is certified.

Giuliani has also told Trump and associates that his ambition is to pressure GOP lawmakers and officials across the political map to stall the vote certification in an effort to have Republican lawmakers pick electors and disrupt the electoral college when it convenes next month — and Trump is encouraging of that plan, according to two senior Republicans who have conferred with Giuliani and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss

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