first_imgIn suburban Gwinnett County, the audit was conducted in a large room in the back of the elections office. Near the main entrance, black ballot boxes were lined up in five rows, ready to be distributed among 60 white tables spaced around the room.The morning went smoothly — for the most part. At around 11 a.m., one of the workers was given a warning for taking out a phone, potentially violating a rule against taking pictures of the ballots. The worker received a warning. The counting continued.In Paulding County, a deeply conservative area that went heavily for Mr. Trump, 42 workers paired up around 21 tables in a government office. Most of the workers were not wearing masks even though coronavirus cases are once again rising in the state.By around 3 p.m., Ms. Holden said, about a quarter of the county’s 85,600 ballots had been recounted. Roughly 50 ballots had been flagged for review by a bipartisan adjudication panel, but in each case, she said, the Democrat and Republican agreed on the voter’s intent.Richard Fausset reported from Marietta and Dallas, Ga., and Jannat Batra from Lawrenceville, Ga. But Ms. Eveler said that in Cobb County, ballots deemed to have potential issues in the first counting — about five or six boxes’ worth — had already been separated and adjudicated once, making it unlikely that significant numbers of votes would change in the recount.Any ambiguous ballots, including the batch that was already adjudicated, would be sent to a panel composed of a Democrat, a Republican and a representative from the county election board. That panel is scheduled to meet publicly on Saturday.- Advertisement – Later in the day, said Janine Eveler, the director of elections and registration for Cobb County, the workers would move on to hand-marked absentee ballots, which take more time because of potential issues that need to be closely examined. – Advertisement –center_img Updated Nov. 12, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ET- Advertisement – All of Georgia’s 159 counties rely on such panels to resolve issues of ambiguous voter intentions.A little more than three hours after Cobb County began its recount, its election board certified the results based on the original count. And yet the workers recounted anyway. Ms. Eveler said the total would be recertified if it changed.Similar scenes played out across the state.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgAbout 350,000 people in Hong Kong currently hold British National (Overseas) passports, which allow visa-free access to Britain for up to six months, Johnson wrote. A pro-democracy demonstrator raises his British National Overseas (BNO) passports during a protest against new national security legislation in Hong Kong, China June 1, 2020. TYRONE SIU/REUTERS/FILE Another 2.5 million people would be eligible to apply for one. (AP) “Many people in Hong Kong fear their way of life – which China pledged to uphold – is under threat,” he wrote in an article for The Times newspaper and the South China Morning Post. LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday he would offer millions of Hong Kongers visas and a possible route to UK citizenship if China persists with its national security law.last_img read more

first_imgBy Greg GrabianowskiALGONA, Iowa (July 6) – Shannon Anderson took full advantage of drawing the pole position, led the whole race and went onto take the $1,000 first place winnings in the JB Life IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock Special at the Kossuth County Speedway on Thursday, July 6.Anderson built a big lead after a pair of early caution flags before Chanse Hollatz slowly reeled in the Des Moines driver. But after the yellow flag again flew with three laps to go, Anderson regained control for his fifth feature win of the summer at the track.Cody Nielsen finished second in the race as Brandon Nielsen was third, Hollatz took fourth and Kyle Si­dles rounded out the top five as a total of 19 Hobby Stocks answered the call.“I got lucky and drew up front,” said Anderson.  “My hat is off to everybody who helps me with the car.  It was a high side track, smooth and fast and I was able to hold them off for the win.  This track is one of the best in the state.”“The first time I came up here, I fell in love with this place and I have been coming back ever since for the past three years. It is a long drive and I am wore out on Fridays but it is well worth it, especially when you win a special like tonight.”Josh Sidles went from 17th to sixth as the feature’s hard charger.Austin Wolf was the IMCA Modified winner and Jake Masters passed Kevin Opheim with four laps left in winning the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main.Josh Meyer topped the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature and Nate Coopman continued his domina­tion in the class with another Mach-1 Sport Compact victory.last_img read more

first_img… Tournament hailed as a successPOLICE Football Club last evening received their spoils for winning the inaugural Corona Invitational Football tournament earlier this month.Speaking at the presentation ceremony at the Bransville Hotel, Troy Mendonca, co-director of the tournament organisers Petra contended that the tournament was a success.“We (Petra) want to congratulate all 12 teams. Pleased with the team turnout and that they were ready to start at 17:00″hrs.Mendonca continued, “We are very happy with the response of the tournament.”“You’ve made Top Brandz very proud to be a part of the tournament. Corona is looking forward to continuing to support the football industry in Guyana,” Gabriella Chapman, promotions coordinator of the company, said.Apart from winners Police pocketing $1M, losing finalists GFC collected $400 000, third-place finishers Western Tigers carted off $200 000 and Northern Rangers took home $100 000.Darius Frank of Police was adjudged the Best Keeper while the Highest Goalscorer was Andrew Murray with 12 goals and Dwain Jacobs of Police picked up the MVP award.Police routed hosts Georgetown Football Club (GFC) 4-0 in the final to win the tournament after a strong performance.last_img read more