However, the USA presidential election seemed fairer since there were no signs of anticipated worst problems occurring. The scattered problems included malfunctioning voting systems at polling stations in Texas, computer trouble in North Carolina that forced officials to rely on a paper check-in process and triggered long lines , and arguments and skirmishes between supporters of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, including one reported to have involved pepper spray.
With Blunt watching returns from an event in Springfield, an estimated 200 people gathered to cheer news of GOP victories in other states, while booing as Democrats picked up victories. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Kansas City), who trailed most of the night. Legislative results were slow coming in, due to a meltdown in the Johnson County elections office that delayed results until Wednesday morning and made folks think nostalgically of the scandalous-but-efficient regime of Kris Kobach's pal ...
Republican Eric Greitens defeated Democrat Chris Koster to win the governor's race. In North Carolina and Missouri , Democrats sought to upset entrenched GOP incumbent senators. "The Democrats have in surprising ways lost their ability to appeal to people outside of the urban areas", said Peverill Squire, a political science professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The Brainerd High School choirs, Wind Symphony band and Chamber orchestra will be performing. Both programs will begin at 10 a.m. Earlier in the month, Holland Elementary in Satellite Beach and Sea Park Elementary in Titusville honored veterans with special ceremonies.
Kohlhepp has not yet been charged with Carver's shooting death. The man accused of chaining a woman in a storage container for weeks had a violent past and was "preoccupied with sexual content" from a young age. Sheriff Chuck Wright says Kohlhepp also showed law enforcement officers Saturday where he says he buried two other victims on his 95-acre property near Woodruff.
Republicans who have now tied themselves to him will control Congress. Trump has the opportunity and the responsibility to get a lot done, such as his job-creating infrastructure programs, but GOP leaders have an even greater responsibility to stop him if he veers off course.
In Massachusetts , voters approved Question 4 by the same percentages. Recreational marijuana is "going to attract a lot of business", said Nikki Lastreto, a Northern California pot grower. A report published by CNN informed, "The new law will allow stores, manufacturers and distributors to set up shop in the state". The law requires patients to self-administer a doctor-prescribed drug.
Fed lending rates and lead to lower mortgage rates in Canada. Colin Roberston, a former diplomat with extensive experience in Canada-U.S. relations, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government should immediately make the case to the new administration that Canadian police and national security officials have forged deep strategic and tactical working relationships since 9/11.
Although other states also approved similar initiatives, such as Nevada and Massachusetts , California is the most populous state to have done so. Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington state and the District of Columbia. Indeed, the push for legalization in California was rooted in large part on the impact the measure would have on criminal justice reform in the state.
Gunshots were reported shortly before 7 p.m. outside the 7-Eleven store on Third Avenue between Pike and Pine streets, near a major bus stop. She says two other men remain in critical, but stable condition in intensive care. One of the five shot has life-threatening injuries, and all victims were taken to Harborview Medical Center. A shooting in Seattle that injured five people, two critically, is not connected to an anti-Trump rally taking place nearby, police confirmed.
He says the jurors were aware their verdict might inspire future lawbreaking, but they had to focus on the charge before them. On Thursday, a federal jury in Portland, Oregon , acquitted all seven defendants of conspiracy to impede federal officers through intimidation, threats or force.
Thousands of Americans are staging a mass protest in NY over the election of real estate mogul Donald Trump they claim is unfit to be the next United States president. Confrontational picket signs carried by the protesters included messages such as, " Not my president ", "F-- this!" and " Donald Trump is a b--!" Singer Lady Gaga, who performed at Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton's final North Carolina rally, earlier stood on a sanitation truck outside Trump Tower in Manhatten holding ...
Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him", Sanders said . Late in the evening several hundred people blocked one of the city's busiest freeways, USA 101 between downtown and Hollywood. The Los Angeles Police Department reported 13 arrests just after midnight local time.
John W. Nicholson, the USA commander in the country. But more USA troops, particularly special operations forces, have been thrust back into the fighting over the past year as Taliban insurgents threaten to seize major cities in northern and southern Afghanistan.
I don't need to remind you of the mess Bush wrought; the grand recession, the wars in the Middle East, and a massive attack on the LGBT community through state anti-marriage legislation. The reason I've never liked or used that phrase is because, while I understand how it's supposed to be defined, I don't like how, I believe, it lumps together an entire race of people and assumes they all think the same way.
The Rams have lost four games in a row to fall to 3-5, but coach Jeff Fisher has no public concerns about his contract status. Newton wasn't able to utilize his legs on the ground all that much either due to the Rams swarming defense.
Last year, she announced she would challenge Kirk for his IL seat in the 2016 Senate election, and defeated fellow Democrats Andrea Zopp and Napoleon Harris. But strong GOP candidates have helped the party pull some contests in presidential swing states off the board. But he hurt his own campaign with a series of controversial statements, including last month, when he had to apologize to Duckworth after mocking her immigrant background - she was born in Bangkok to a Chinese-Thai mother and ...
Eight states have abolished the death penalty since 2000, but only through legislative or judicial action. The vote ends a protracted battle over a life-and-death issue that put Nebraska, a conservative, law-and-order state, in the national spotlight after the Legislature's landmark vote and subsequent narrow override of Ricketts' veto.
As the minority party in the Senate, the Democrats have greater power in the Senate, relative to the House, at preventing legislation to which they are oppose from coming to the floor. Democrats had envisioned that voters' repulsion by Trump comments about women and Hispanics could yield potentially big Election Day gains in suburban and ethnically diverse areas.
The Trump campaign still denounced Johnson's robocalls, with spokeswoman Hope Hicks saying in a statement, "We strongly condemn this rhetoric and these activities of which we have no knowledge". McMullin has told The Salt Lake Tribune he cherishes marriage between a man and a woman, wants to marry and have children soon and is single only because he spent his 20s and early 30s in the Central Intelligence Agency, often overseas.
Trump's campaign spokesman Matt Schuck said Saturday that the rally was canceled due to a scheduling conflict. Outside groups are also flooding the airwaves with negative attack ads in the waning days of the race that both sides see as critical to determining which party will have control of the Senate.
Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago is also expecting to see activists flocking to the building. United in their condemnation of Trump's shock U.S. The protests, which were coordinated on social media, lasted 15 to 45 minutes. The crowd of anti-Trump protesters burned American flags and chanted "That's not my president".
North Carolina might send Duke tumbling out of bowl contention when the teams collide at Wallace Wade Stadium (7:30 p.m., ESPN). Duke (18-6, 12-2 in the ACC) played both the Hokies and Panthers at home in October and won both matches in four sets.
There were 24 Republican-held seats on state ballots Tuesday and only 10 Democratic-held seats. Senate Democrats are the strongest, most resilient bulwark against the GOP steamroller. The General Assembly returns to Springfield next week for the veto session, though the new balance in the House won't start until January. "I still think it's somewhere that can be won in the future".
Senator from 1993 to 2011. "It's really disappointing that someone like Ron Johnson is elected again". Buoyed by record-breaking early voting turnout in the state, which was particularly strong in Democratic areas, Feingold voiced confidence in the direction of the hotly contested race.
The Bushes had shared bad blood with Trump. He declined to say how Bush voted. Bush's younger son, Jeb Bush, was among more than a dozen candidates to get stomped out by Trump for the Republican nomination. Karl also explained how Evangelicals played a big role in helping propel Trump to victory and how some of the rhetoric on the left has been more hurtful than anything Trump has said in the past.
A rep for Bush told Page Six the TV personality would not comment on whom he voted for or the election results. Bush's younger son, Jeb Bush, was among more than a dozen candidates to get stomped out by Trump for the Republican nomination.
The Mexican peso MXN= , which has been a market proxy for sentiment about the election and has performed in inverse correlation with Trump's perceived chances of winning the White House, shot more than 2 percent higher against the USA dollar in late Sunday trading.
It was just about five months ago that Gov. Mike Pence appointed the former state GOP chair as lieutenant governor. Gregg advocated strongly for its repeal on the campaign trail and called it a "stain on Indiana's reputation" on his campaign website, while Holcomb - perhaps recognizing the law as one of the most divisive issues to come out of the capitol - shied away from taking a strong position on the law, often redirecting his attention to other issues and saying he has "zero tolerance" ...
In Los Angeles , protesters poured into the streets near City Hall and torched a giant Trump effigy, the Los Angeles Times reported. Seattle police said they were investigating a report of a shooting near the site of the protest in that city, but it may not have involved protesters.
Her record includes strong support for Planned Parenthood amid a coordinated and misleading smear campaign, opposition to a 20-week abortion ban, and support for the Women's Health Protection Act, landmark legislation to lift harmful state restrictions on abortion access.
On a social media interview podcast, Obama said as a "general rule, my view is that there is a way for us to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans, and I think that right now the Army Corps is examining whether there are ways to reroute this pipeline".
Still, the state's long standing republican roots mean that GOPpers consider this to be a state in play, and Trump did better than people wanted to believe. "That is an fantastic accomplishment". Both Hillary and Bill Clinton voted Tuesday morning at an elementary school in Chappaqua, New York . Nobody had to ask that question, nobody had to doubt it.
Pop star Lady Gaga, a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter who had performed at the Democratic candidate's final rally in North Carolina, stood atop a sanitation truck outside Trump Tower in NY, brandishing a sign that read: "Love trumps hate".
Bieber's "Sorry" was named best song , while his Belibers were named best fans . Nor was Lady Gaga there to collect her two gongs, for Best Female and Best Look . Canadian Shawn Mendes, a favourite with the many teenage girls in the audience, won in the Best Male category and played a piano rendition of his ballad Mercy .