Rand Paul owns self once again over election security

first_imgIn June, 2019, they blocked legislation requiring presidential campaigns to report offers from foreign government for election assistance to the FBI. Nope. Trump might have needed Putin, so no go there. They did it again a few months later, blocking three different bills that would have helped states beef up their security and try to limit foreign interference.They even blocked a bill sponsored by one of their own members, Sen. Marco Rubio, to deter foreign interference with the promise of harsh sanctions, and two more to boot.So spare us the scaremongering now, Rand and every other Republican. We dodged a bullet this time. States were able to mostly scrabble together their elections, and the fact that it was so hugely mail-in, the possibilities for Russian hacking were minimal. That’s no thanks at all to any Republican.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – After the pandemic hit, Democrats in the House and Senate tried to pass legislation to help states deal with what Paul and Republicans are screaming fraud over now—a massive wave of mail-in ballots spurred by voter safety concerns over COVID-19. That included funding specifically for risk-limiting audits, $20 million for it, in fact. Mitch McConnell wouldn’t even think about bringing that to the floor. Republicans called it part of her “liberal wish list.” Securing elections from the supposed “fraud” they’re now trying to hype.Before the pandemic, the issue that was topmost in was foreign election meddling. Special counsel Robert Mueller warned about it in the summer of 2019. FBI Director Christopher Wray warned about it earlier this year. But for a solid who years, McConnell and team had been fighting even modest efforts to prevent it.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Other Sports Mohammad Anas smashes own national record, Hima Das wins 3rd gold in space of two weeks

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : Mohammad Anas bettered his own national record in men’s 400m race to bag a gold while Hima Das won the women’s 200m event for her third international triumph in 11 days at the Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno, Czech Republic on Saturday. The 24-year-old Anas clocked 45.21 as he won an easy race, finishing nearly one second ahead of silver winner Omelko Rafal (46.19) of Poland. Anas’ earlier national record time stood at 45.24 seconds which he recorded last year.In the women’s 200m race, Hima clocked a much improved time of 23.43 seconds to win the gold. She has a personal best of 23.10 sec in 200m. This was her third international gold inside two weeks.In her first competitive 200m race of the year, the Assam runner had clocked 23.65 sec on her way to gold in the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2.After that, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on Sunday with a time of 23.97 seconds.At Kladno, the Indian trio of Vipin Kasana, Abhishek Singh and Davinder Singh Kang took the top three spots in men’s javelin final with efforts of 82.51m, 77.32m and 76.58m respectively.In men’s shot put event, national record holder Tejinder Pal Singh Toor managed a creditable best throw of 20.36m to win the bronze.He holds the national record of 20.75m.In the women’s 400m race, V K Vismaya clocked her personal best of 52.54 seconds to win the ‘A’ race. Saritaben was third with 53.37.Meanwhile, in the XXII International Memorial Competition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Indians also bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze, with national record holder M Sreeshankar winning the long jump event with a creditable 7.97m. The other gold winners are: Archana in 100m (11.74 sec), Harsh Kumar in 400m (46.76 sec), Lili Das in 1500m (4:19.05), Sahil Silwal in javelin throw (78.50m), women’s 4×100 relay (45.81 sec).  last_img read more

Aubameyang Confirms He Wants AC Milan Move

first_imgRelatedDortmund CEO Watzke Slams Milan Over Aubameyang PursuitJuly 20, 2017In “Europe”We Want To Sign A Top Striker – Milan CEO FassoneJuly 16, 2017In “Europe”Quality Striker Search: Milan Meet ‘Super Agent’ MendesJuly 26, 2017In “Europe” Borussia Dortmund striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has declared his desire to move back to former club, AC Milan.28-year-old Aubameyang, who scored 40 goals in all competitions for Dortmund last season, have been reportedly linked with moves to PSG, Chelsea, and AC Milan all summer.When asked about a possible return to AC Milan during a livestream session on his Instagram page, the Gabonese international said: “I want to go back, but they are sleeping. What do I have to do?”AC Milan have been very active in the transfer market this summer since the Chinese Consortium takeover, signing eight players that include, Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva, Andrea Conti, Lucas Biglia, and Hakan Çalhanoğlu.AC Milan will kick off their 2017/2018 campaign on August 21, with a visit to Crotone in the Seria A, and are also in contention for Europa League football via the playoffs.last_img read more