At least four counties home to more than 600,000 voters will not have election results certified when they’re due Monday to the Pennsylvania Department of State, though three of them expect to wrap up within the next couple of days. President Trump won all four counties.
The specter of another COVID-19 shutdown is looming over Los Angeles County, as another record-high number of daily coronavirus cases Monday pushed the region over its self-set threshold for issuing a new stay-at-home order.
When such an order will be handed down, or what precise form it will take, is unclear — though the county director of public health, Barbara Ferrer, said Monday that “for sure we’re not going back to all of the restrictions that were in place in the original Safer at Home order.
“We’ll be working with the Board [of Supervisors] to determine additional safety modifications,” she said, describing the new health order as a “targeted Safer-at-Home order.”
The board is scheduled to meet Tuesday.
Taking a crucial step toward finalizing the 2020 election, Allegheny County and other counties across Pennsylvania certified their vote counts Monday, as the few remaining legal challenges continued to proceed through the courts.
In a 2-1 vote along party lines, the Allegheny County elections board ratified the vote count — minus a few minor categories pending legal proceedings — and were set to send them to state officials for further action.
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and at-large Councilwoman Bethany Hallam, both Democrats, voted to certify the results, while Republican at-large Councilman Sam DeMarco rejected the ratification.
As of mid-afternoon Monday, it was unclear how many other counties had certified their results.
(CNN)A limited number of cases of organic romaine lettuce hearts have been recalled because of a possible risk of E. coli.The US Food and Drug Administration announced Saturday that Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. voluntarily recalled the produce.Dole is coordinating with regulatory officials, and no illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.The impacted products were distributed in Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota and Virginia, and were harvested and packed nearly four weeks ago, so they should no longer be on store shelves.
A manufacturer of electronic voting systems tied to billionaire George Soros has reportedly been caught lying about its connection to Dominion Voting Systems.
According to a Sunday report, foreign-owned Smartmatic licensed voting technology from the controversial company. Smartmatic once owned Sequoia Voting Systems, but divested from its U.S. holdings following a 2007 court ruling with Dominion purchasing the company in 2010.
While Smartmatic has denied any continued ties, a recently resurfaced 2015 interview with chairman Mark Malloch Brown shows this was far from the truth. Smartmatic continued to license Dominion technology. Brown has sat on the boards of several Soros’ organizations.
“The fact is, yes, a part of our technology is licensed from Dominion, but you tell me a large technology company which isn’t using in part licenses from other companies,”stated the chairman. “And we have a license for the international use of that particular piece of the technology that we employ.”
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— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) November 22, 2020
It’s unclear whether Smartmatic maintains any financial interests in Sequoia’s U.S. holdings.
State health officials said there are 9,870 deaths attributed to coronavirus, with 69 additional deaths reported over the last two days.
The Department of Health said 3,379 patients were hospitalized as of Monday morning. Of those, 775 were in an intensive care unit. State health officials said the state has reached levels seen in May, when hospitalizations were at their highest.
“The trend in the 14-day moving average of number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 2,100 since the end of September,” the health department said. “Statewide percent positivity for the week of November 13-November 19 stood at 11.1%.”
- Police were called to Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood on Sunday
- At least seven shot with a woman, 20, killed as cops hunt more than one gunman
- On Saturday afternoon a man was shot dead in a robbery at a Harlem project
- Earlier on Saturday a man was pushed onto the tracks of a subway in Brooklyn
- The 29-year-old managed to scramble to safety and was unharmed
- He was the second person shoved onto the subway tracks in three days
- Hospital staff and EMTs say they are struggling with COVID and the violence
With vote certifications this week in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Nevada, pressure will only build on the Republican dam of support for Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results.
A born internationalist, Blinken will seek to soothe the frayed nerves of western allies