With a small margin in Georgia, a recount is inevitable, state officials say.

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – “With a margin that small, there will be a recount in Georgia,” the secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, said on Friday at the state Capitol.He added: “The final tally in Georgia at this point has huge implications for the entire country. The stakes are high and emotions are high on all sides. We will not let those debates distract us from our work. We will get it right, and we will defend the integrity of our elections.”Gabriel Sterling, an official with the secretary of state’s office, said that a pool of about 4,200 ballots — most of them absentee ballots — remained to be tallied in four counties: Floyd, Cobb, Cherokee and Gwinnett, where the largest tranche is to be counted and which contains Atlanta suburban communities that have gone from leaning Republican to leaning Democratic in recent years. The state must also deal with ballots from military and overseas voters, which will be counted if they arrived in the mail before the end of business on Friday and were postmarked by Tuesday.Mr. Sterling said that the unofficial tally of the votes could be completed by the end of the weekend.Flipping Georgia, a state last won by a Democrat in 1992, and where Mr. Trump won by more than 200,000 votes four years ago, would represent a significant political shift this year. The state has shown signs of trending blue, and when Mr. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the state in 2016, he did so by five percentage points, a far slimmer margin than Republicans had enjoyed in previous presidential elections.- Advertisement – Stacey Abrams, who earlier this year was on the Biden campaign’s short list of potential vice-presidential candidates, was celebrated as Mr. Biden took the lead on Friday, a sign of her remarkable ascent as a power broker since her failed bid for governor of that state in 2018.Celebrities, activists and voters across Georgia credited Ms. Abrams with building a well-funded network of organizations that highlighted voter suppression in the state and inspired an estimated 800,000 residents to register to vote. ATLANTA — The presidential race in Georgia is so close that a recount is inevitable, Georgia’s secretary of state said on Friday.As of Saturday morning, Joseph R. Biden Jr. led President Trump in Georgia by more than 7,000 votes.- Advertisement – Ms. Abrams declined to comment on Friday. But in a tweet, she wrote, “My heart is full” and cited the work of other activists.last_img read more

Kickboxing: Dabiri-Erewa hails Adesanya for emerging world champion

first_imgRelatedPosts Masvidal calls for Kamaru Usman rematch Buhari salutes Kamaru Usman for retaining UFC title Masvidal seeks for Kamaru Usman rematch Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, has congratulated Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya for knocking out 185-pound challenger, Robert Whittaker, to become UFC undisputed world middleweight champion. A statement by the NIDCOM Director of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, stated that by the feat, Adesanya has brought honour and glory not only to Nigeria but to all black Africans. The elated Dabiri-Erewa said the feat was something to be proud of.The NIDCOM boss said Nigeria is proud of Adesanya’s performance as he had used his skills to bring honour and glory to the entire country. She urged the youths, especially those in the Diaspora, to emulate Adesanya and be good ambassadors of the country wherever they find themselves. Adesanya is now the second African to win a UFC title after Kamaru Usman became welter weight champion.He knocked out Australian Whittaker on Sunday morning to become the undisputed middleweight boxing champion of the world.Adesanya won the fight in the second round of the UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.His victory capped the young boxer’s remarkable journey in the mixed martial arts.The Nigerian-born fighter needed less than two years and seven fights to clinch the middleweight title.Adesanya has now extended his winning streak to 18 straight wins. The former kickboxing star came into the UFC with 11-0 straight wins.He won the interim middleweight title in Atlanta in April in his sixth UFC fight, dismantling Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236.Tags: Kamaru Usmanlast_img read more

The babies were out

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. – Spring has sprung and while we’re still sheltering in place, some decided to get out and enjoy themselves today.Despite the closed sign at the fairgrounds, this family of geese and their goslings wanted some alone time.They did so by grazing in the grass and enjoying dips in the water.According to the Humane Society of the United States, geese were almost driven to the brink of extinction but were brought back by people who released Canada geese throughout the united states.In addition to the family, other geese were hanging out and yes they were implementing the six-foot social distancing rule.To learn more about geese, you can visit the Humane Society of the United States.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Census deadline extended to October 31Next Governor Whitmer extends food licensing deadlinelast_img read more

Mocha carpenter gets 3 years for ganja possession

first_img…claims medicinal use to treat asthmaHarvey Moonsammy told Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan that he was using the ‘boiled herb’ to treat his asthma when he appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charge of trafficking in narcotics on Thursday afternoon.It is alleged that Moonsammy was in possession of 90 grams of cannabis on December 23, 2017, at Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).The 26-six-year-old readily admitted to the charge while adding that a daily dose of the prohibited herb does well for his illness.Prosecutor Arvin Moore said that on the day in question, Police on patrol spotted the defendant with a haversack, acting in a suspicious manner. After stopping him and searching the haversack, they found a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis, in a ziplock bag. He was taken into custody and the suspected illegal substance was weighed in his presence. He was then charged shortly after.The carpenter was ordered to pay a fine of $135,000, three times the street value of the drug and sentenced to three years in prison.last_img read more