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Sec. of State announces investigation of Fla. attorney Bill Price

Raffensperger says the attorney told the county Republican party that he’d be registering to vote in Georgia, and encouraged them to do the same

ATLANTA — The Georgia Secretary of State announced Thursday afternoon that his office is investigating a Florida attorney who, he says, attempted to register to fraudulently vote.

According to a news release, Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger says Bill Price was caught on tape stating his intent to register in Georgia and encouraging two million other people to move into Georgia before the January runoff to vote.

Raffensperger says only true Georgia residents can register to vote and cast a ballot in the state’s elections.

“Make no mistake, individuals who attempt to undermine the integrity of Georgia’s elections will be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Secretary Raffensperger. “Those who move to Georgia just to vote in the Senate runoffs with

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Polis order again clarifies scope of state prosecutor’s investigation into Elijah McClain’s death

DENVER – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis issued another executive order Wednesday that again amends the scope of Attorney General Phil Weiser’s investigation into the actions surrounding Elijah McClain’s death after an amendment last month caused some people to think Weiser would not be able to prosecute law enforcement officers.

Under the original scope of the investigation, which was ordered in June, Weiser, who was appointed as state prosecutor, could investigate “any potential criminal activity by law enforcement officers or any other individuals that caused the death of Elijah McClain in Aurora Colorado in August 2019.

Polis’ Nov. 10 amended executive order changed the scope of the investigation to say Weiser could investigate “offenses arising from the August 24, 2019 encounter with Elijah McClain and/or his subsequent death, and, if deemed necessary, prosecute any persons for such offenses.”

Some took the change – including the removal of the words “law enforcement

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Virginia GOP delegate Jason Miyares runs for state attorney general

“A ruling liberal elite has gotten completely out of control,” he says.

Miyares faces competition for the GOP nomination from Chuck Smith, a Virginia Beach lawyer and former Marine. Smith pursued the nomination in 2017 but did not turn in the required signatures to get on the ballot.

Among Democrats, Attorney General Mark Herring, first elected in 2013, is running for a third term. Del. Jerrauld C. “Jay” Jones (Norfolk) is challenging Herring for the Democratic nomination.

A delegate since 2016, Miyares, 44, was the first Cuban American to be elected to the state legislature and served as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Virginia Beach.

He criticized Democrats for their efforts to overhaul policing in a special legislative session this year. The session was called in response to protests in Virginia and across the country that followed the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody in May.

Miyares accused

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Watch now: Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney argues self-defense at preliminary hearing | State and Regional News

The detective testified that Rosenbaum was chasing Rittenhouse before he was shot. After that shooting, he said, Rittenhouse was running away and fell to the ground, shooting Huber after Huber hit Rittenhouse with a skateboard. Another man, who was seen on video trying to kick Rittenhouse, was never identified, Antaramian testified.

“The state is trying to put forward a one-sided view of what happened, protecting someone who does not deserve protection, he’s a masked robber,” Richards said of Rosenbaum.



Kyle Rittenhouse hearing screenshot

This screenshot shows Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating, defendant Kyle Rittenhouse and attorneys in the case during a preliminary hearing Dec. 3. 




Probable cause a felony occurred

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish that there is probable cause that a felony was committed and to bind someone over for trial. Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said the evidence is clear that Rittenhouse

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is complex. A court case shows the ‘nation state’ law isn’t.

A court in Israel clarified something Monday with its decision to cite the country’s controversial “nation state” law: Israel has enshrined racism as one of its basic principles.

The court all but said the city couldn’t risk attracting more Arab residents — a decision that it used the “nation state” law to justify.

The lawsuit asked the northern Israeli city of Carmiel to reimburse Arab parents for the costs of driving their kids to school each day, because Arabic-language schooling isn’t available inside the city limits. In its dismissal of the case, the court all but said the city couldn’t risk attracting more Arab residents — a decision that it used the “nation state” law to justify.

I normally hate writing about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict— mostly because it’s a subject that produces a black hole of misunderstandings and prompts people to ignore nuance, especially online. There’s a lot that makes

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    Whitmer warns restaurants against defying shutdown order; state reports 160 COVID-19 deaths in one day

    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warned restaurant and bar owners in Michigan on Tuesday against defying her state health department’s shutdown orders and reopening as deaths from COVID-19 continue to surge.

    “I would discourage people from willfully breaking the law,” the governor said at her weekly press conference.

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services added 190 deaths to the toll from the global pandemic, 30 of which came from previous days.

    The 160 deaths over a 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. Tuesday is the highest daily death toll from COVID-19 since 189 deaths were recorded on April 25. The daily record of 232 deaths was set on April 21, according to state records.

    Michigan’s seven-day average number of daily deaths now stands at 91.

    The daily average number of deaths from COVID-19 has doubled in the past three weeks, state data show, underscoring how fatalities from the novel virus

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    Cautious Optimism, Uncertainty as State Virus Cases Decline | Michigan News

    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A top Michigan health official said Tuesday she was cautiously optimistic that more residents took steps to combat the surging coronavirus last month, citing declining case rates, but warned that the spread remains significant and the effect of Thanksgiving will not be known for two to three weeks.

    Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s chief medical executive and an adviser to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, urged people who traveled for the holiday to stay away from others for 14 days.

    The Democratic governor, meanwhile, said it was too early to say if her administration will extend a three-week order that prevents high schools from offering in-person instruction, prohibits dine-in service at restaurants and closes various entertainment businesses. The restrictions are due to end in a week, Dec. 8.

    Joe Vicari, who owns more than 20 Detroit-area restaurants, has urged other restaurant owners to defy

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    Every state should have an Ally’s Law for when people with Crohn’s ‘can’t wait’ | Letters

    Let’s celebrate “Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week,” which continues through Sunday, by supporting the creation of a Restroom Access Act, pioneered in Illinois and called Ally’s Law, in every state. All of us with inflammatory bowel diseases — IBD — have probably experienced scoping out a likely nearby haven should an unexpected IBD episode occur.

    Recently, it happened to me, and I chose to go to a nearby Starbucks. Long story short, I was not granted access to a restroom there until I had pleaded my case to the manager in front of all present and displayed my “I Can’t Wait” Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation card. Only then was I allowed access. None too soon, I should add.

    SEND LETTERS TO: [email protected]. Please include your neighborhood or hometown and a phone number for verification purposes. Letters should be 350 words or less.

    So far, 17 states have enacted Ally’s

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    Arizona Gov. Ducey, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs certify general election results | Arizona’s Election Authority

    PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — The Arizona 2020 general election results were certified Monday morning by Governor Doug Ducey and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. 

    Hobbs certified results at the official canvass for federal, state, legislative offices, and statewide ballot measures with Chief Justice Robert Brutinel also in attendance and signing. Just ten days prior, Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to confirm that all ballots cast in the county were accounted for, and every valid vote will be in the final election results.



    Maricopa County Board of Supervisors certify 2020 general election results

    Once all remaining counties in the state certify their results, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Gov. Doug Ducey will make the final certification granting Arizona’s electoral votes to Joe Biden.

    WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

    Governor Doug Ducey also signed off on the canvass, which will lead to the selection of the state’s electoral college voters. Because of Arizona’s Electoral College laws, all of the

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