PHILADELPHIA — Joseph R. Biden Jr. defeated President Trump in Pennsylvania, winning its 20 electoral votes and presidency.Mr. Biden had steadily erased Mr. Trump’s early lead in the state — at one point, the president led by half a million votes — as ballots, mostly absentee and mail-in votes, were counted over the past few days. Most of the remaining uncounted votes in the state are in Democratic-leaning areas.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Separately, the Supreme Court did grant the Trump camp a minor victory in Pennsylvania on Friday evening, when Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. ordered election officials there to keep the late-arriving ballots separate from other ballots, and not to include them, for now, in announced vote totals. But the victory was essentially in name only: Pennsylvania’s secretary of state had already given that instruction.- Advertisement – The Biden campaign hoped further counting could push its lead above 0.5 percent, obviating the need for a recount there and setting the stage for victory. [After this post was published, Mr. Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania reached above 0.5 percent and news outlets declared him president-elect.]The biggest fight in the state has been over ballots that were postmarked by Election Day but arrive later. Nearly a dozen lawsuits filed by Mr. Trump and his allies are working their way through the courts in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, trying — so far unsuccessfully — to stop ballot counting and invalidate enough votes to erase Mr. Biden’s leads there. In September, the state Supreme Court ruled, over Republican objections, that election officials could accept ballots arriving up to three days later. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intercede, but left open the possibility that it could revisit the question. Responding to baseless allegations by the Trump campaign of vote-counting secrecy, he said that observers and journalists had access to the vote-counting site and that there were as many surveillance cameras there as in a casino. In Allegheny County, a predominantly Democratic area that includes Pittsburgh, election workers were going through roughly 20,000 mail-in ballots and additional provisional ballots on Saturday, Rich Fitzgerald, the county executive, said in a televised interview.The county’s mail-in ballots have so far been won overwhelmingly by Mr. Biden, as have the provisional ballots. Mr. Fitzgerald cautioned that the last ballots to count would be the trickiest, requiring additional checks to ensure they were not duplicates, which could slow the process.- Advertisement –
NZ Herald 8 February 2015The erotic movie Fifty Shades of Grey, due to be released on Valentines Day, should be boycotted because it “glamorises sexual violence”, Family First says.Moviegoers should instead donate the admission fee to their local Women’s Refuge, the lobby group’s national director Bob McCoskrie said.The movie, based on the novel by British author EL James, traces the relationship between college graduate Anastasia Steele and wealthy businessman Christian Grey.Bondage and discipline, dominance and submission feature heavily in the plot.Mr McCoskrie has called on families to use the release of the movie as an opportunity to have a discussion with their youngsters about real respect and intimacy in relationships.“The premise of the movie is that a woman who is humiliated, abused, controlled, entrapped, coerced, manipulated and tortured is somehow an ’empowered’ woman.“And a man who is possessive, controlling, violent, jealous and coercive is somehow showing ‘true love’. These are foul and dangerous lies,” he said.“This movie and the book it is based on simply glamorises sexual violence and should be rejected by everyone who is concerned about family and sexual violence.”He asked for families to boycott the movie and make a special donation to any charity that was working to eliminate sexual violence and support the victims and families.Nobody from Women’s Refuge was immediately available for comment.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11398438Call for Fifty Shades boycottRadio NZ News 8 February 2015The film, which features acts of sadomasochism, is being released on Thursday.http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/265541/call-for-fifty-shades-boycottLobby group calls for Fifty Shades boycott3News 8 February 2015A lobby group has called for New Zealanders to boycott the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film.http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/lobby-group-calls-for-fifty-shades-boycott-2015020810#axzz3R6fmgGgXFamily First calls for boycott of Fifty Shades of Grey filmOneNews 7 February 2015Social conservative group Family First wants New Zealanders to boycott upcoming R18 movie Fifty Shades of Grey, saying it “glamourises sexual violence”.http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/family-first-calls-boycott-fifty-shades-grey-film-6229748Family First pushing ‘Fifty Shades’ boycottNewsTalk ZB 7 February 2015The head of a conservative group is calling on families to boycott screenings of Fifty Shades of Grey and donate to a group like Women’s Refuge instead.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/entertainment/family-first-pushing-fifty-shades-boycott/Family First pushing ‘Fifty Shades’ boycottYahoo News 7 February 2015The head of a conservative group is calling on families to boycott screenings of Fifty Shades of Grey and donate to a group like Women’s Refuge instead.https://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/entertainment/26222932/family-first-pushing-fifty-shades-boycott/Fifty ways to a happy Valentine’sNZ Herald 8 February 2015When the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey was released, Kiwi bondage and discipline store Khandikane sold out of whips and blindfolds.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11398252
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