May 12, 2021
  • 5:18 am Reese Witherspoon pays $16M for Brentwood mansion
  • 5:18 am Biden to extend limits on evictions, foreclosures
  • 5:18 am NYC escapees buying commercial real estate in Hudson Valley
  • 5:17 am UAE-based GII closes its biggest trade with $301M purchase of Paris’ Altais Towers
  • 5:16 am Adam Neumann gets $22M for California estate

first_img Message* Full Name* Adam Neumann and the “Guitar House” in in Corte Madera (Getty, Realtor)WeWork’s co-founder and ex-CEO Adam Neumann has sold his northern California estate for $22.4 million, according to the New York Post.Neumann bought the sprawling property in 2018 for $21.4 million. The home sits on 10.8 acres outside the Bay Area and stretches over 12,500 square feet.Following his humbling exit from WeWork in 2019, Neumann put several of his properties on the market. The seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in Corte Madera was listed last August for $27.5 million.Read moreAdam Neumann parts with Westchester homeAdam Neumann parts with Hamptons home at a lossAdam Neumann looks to sell Gramercy penthouse Email Address* Designed by architect Sim Van der Ryn, it is known as the “Guitar House” for the shape of one of the rooms. The property also features a pool and water slide, spa, music studio, home theatre and racquetball court, as well as a two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house.Neumann and his wife recently sold their Southampton farmhouse for $1.25 million and their Westchester County estate for $3.39 million.Neumann is apparently still looking for a buyer for his triplex penthouse at 78 Irving Place in Gramercy Park.While claiming to be a tech company, WeWork and Neumann assembled a $90 million real estate portfolio during his time with the company. But its quest to go public fell apart as prospective investors scrutinized the operation and media reports exposed a tawdry company culture and profligate spending.[NYPost] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Tags Adam NeumannCelebrity Real EstateWeWorklast_img read more

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first_imgIt has recently been shown that much sea-salt aerosol around the coast of Antarctica is generated not from open water, but from the surface of newly formed sea ice. Previous interpretations of ice-core records have disregarded the sea-ice surface as a source of sea salt. The majority of sea-salt aerosol at Halley research station originates from frost flowers rather than open water, and the seasonal cycle of sea salt in aerosol at Halley appears to be controlled by ice production in the Weddell Sea, as well as variations in wind speed. Frost flowers are also an important source of aerosol at Siple Dome, suggesting that variations in sea-salt concentrations in the core, and other cores drilled in similar locations, may be reflecting changes in sea-ice production rather than changes in transportation patterns. For Greenland cores, and those from low-accumulation inland sites in Antarctica, it is not simple to calculate the proportion of sea salt originating from frost flowers rather than open water. However, modelling studies suggest that a sea-ice surface source contributed much of the flux of sea salt to these sites in glacial periods, suggesting that interpretations of ice-core records from these locations should also be revisited.last_img read more

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first_imgCumulative human impacts across the world’s oceans are considerable. We therefore examined a single model taxonomic group, the penguins (Spheniscidae), to explore how marine species and communities might be at risk of decline or extinction in the southern hemisphere. We sought to determine the most important threats to penguins and to suggest means to mitigate these threats. Our review has relevance to other taxonomic groups in the southern hemisphere and in northern latitudes, where human impacts are greater. Our review was based on an expert assessment and literature review of all 18 penguin species; 49 scientists contributed to the process. For each penguin species, we considered their range and distribution, population trends, and main anthropogenic threats over the past approximately 250 years. These threats were harvesting adults for oil, skin, and feathers and as bait for crab and rock lobster fisheries; harvesting of eggs; terrestrial habitat degradation; marine pollution; fisheries bycatch and resource competition; environmental variability and climate change; and toxic algal poisoning and disease. Habitat loss, pollution, and fishing, all factors humans can readily mitigate, remain the primary threats for penguin species. Their future resilience to further climate change impacts will almost certainly depend on addressing current threats to existing habitat degradation on land and at sea. We suggest protection of breeding habitat, linked to the designation of appropriately scaled marine reserves, including in the High Seas, will be critical for the future conservation of penguins. However, large-scale conservation zones are not always practical or politically feasible and other ecosystem-based management methods that include spatial zoning, bycatch mitigation, and robust harvest control must be developed to maintain marine biodiversity and ensure that ecosystem functioning is maintained across a variety of scales.last_img read more

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first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(NEW YORK) — Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans has been suspended for two seasons by the NBA due to a violation of the league’s Anti-Drug Program.The league announced the news on Friday afternoon.Evans will have to sit out two seasons, after which he can apply for reinstatement with the league. The player’s association must also approve the reinstatement.“The Indiana Pacers were informed Friday by the NBA that Tyreke Evans has been dismissed from the league for a violation of the league’s anti-drug policy,” the Pacers said in a statement. “We take these matters seriously and will reach out to Tyreke to offer our support.”The league and the NBAPA are prohibited from publicly disclosing what caused Evans to be suspended. A player can be disqualified for failing a test for a drug of abuse or being convicted or pleading guilty to possessing or distributing drugs.O.J. Mayo and Chris “Birdman” Andersen are two of the most recent notable players suspended under the same rule.The 29-year-old is a former first-round pick of the Sacramento Kings and was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2010.Evans played 69 games for the Pacers this season and averaged 10.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He started 18 games.The past season was his first with Indiana and his scoring total was the lowest of his 10-year career. He showed signs of being a star in the league as a rookie, when he started 72 games and averaged 20.1 points, 5.8 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game.But that scoring average ended up being the highest of his career. He declined in points per game in each of his first five seasons in the NBA.After four seasons in Sacramento, he bounced around from the New Orleans Pelicans, back to the Kings, then on to the Memphis Grizzlies and Pacers.Indiana was bounced in the first round of the playoffs by Boston. He averaged 15.3 points per game in four games.His deal with the Pacers was for one season and $12.4 million, making him a free agent once the league season ends. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img May 18, 2019 /Sports News – National NBA star suspended two years for violating Anti-Drug Programlast_img read more

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first_imgHurricane preparedness will be one of the topics of the presentation. (Image courtesy of NOAA) Major Hurricane Irma is set to strike Florida this weekend and move up the coast. The big question is…what does it mean for us? The track of Irma will ride along the Florida coast or directly through the middle of the state. Irma will take some time to wind down and could still remain a hurricane by the time it reaches Georgia. Irma will weaken further as it moves deep into the Southeastern U.S. Heavy Rain and hurricane force gusts are possible even up into Atlanta.Usually, tropical systems bend towards the east as they move up the coast typically due to a trough picking the system up. However, a upper level disturbance, located in the Southern U.S., will pull Irma back into the Southern Appalachians & the Tennessee Valley.Meanwhile, High pressure will keep us dry and comfortable through the weekend with temperatures in the low 70s. However, with Irma and another hurricane Jose will continue to create long swells and a high risk of rip currents, so be careful if you head into the water.Computer models show Irma striking Southern Florida this weekend. (Courtesy:tropicaltidbits.com)By early next week, the remnants of Irma will begin to move into our area. Tuesday and Wednesday is our best chance to see any rain. Heavy rain and flooding is not anticipated. However, it will get quite windy as an easterly flow will develop. Gusty winds could exceed 20-30mph.Computer models show the remnants of Irma moving in next Tuesday. (Courtesy: tropicaltidbits.com)A cold front will help push the remains of Irma away by the end of next week.last_img read more

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first_imgJAY – According to a report from Sheriff Scott Nichols, three individuals were arrested late Thursday night on the Plaisted Road in Jay.Deputy Doucette, who was on patrol in the area at the time, reported observing a car stopped on the road. When Doucette stopped to investigate, he reported the occupants of the car throwing bags of what was later identified as Cocaine out of both the driver’s side and passenger’s side doors.A second officer, Officer Rider, responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. According to the report, the driver of the vehicle, Ross Correia (27) of New Portland, was arrested for Operating with a Suspended License class E. Passenger Michael Thomas (25) of Bingham was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Schedule W drugs class C. A second passenger Troy Wyman (46) of Charleston was arrested for Unlawful Trafficking in Schedule drugs class B & Unlawful Possession of Schedule W drugs class C.A fourth passenger Sarah Wallingford (27) of New Portland was not arrested but was charged with Hindering Apprehension class E and a civil charge of Sale and Use of Drug Paraphernalia.The three men were transported to jail without incident and the case is still under investigation.last_img read more

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first_imgFive years ago this month, Cisco revolutionized the data center with the introduction of the Unified Computing System (UCS). Cisco’s innovative technology and strong partner ecosystem fueled impressive momentum throughout the year and led to a second pivotal moment in November 2009 when VCE was formally announced: “Cisco and EMC, together with VMware, introduced the Virtual Computing Environment coalition, an unprecedented collaboration of three IT industry leaders – now known as VCE.ShareVblocks from VCE converged Cisco UCS compute and Nexus networking, EMC storage and VMware virtualization, helping to create a new market category now known as converged infrastructure. Today, VCE leads the industry with more than 50% market share, according to Gartner, with Cisco UCS continuing to be a key element of our Vblock Systems. A recent report by IDC found that Vblock Systems provide customers with 5x faster deployment and 96% less downtime for half the cost of traditional systems. Other technology partners have also recognized the potential of UCS, allowing Cisco’s partner ecosystem to grow and thrive, yielding new capabilities for virtualization and applications.The numerous partner attendees at this year’s Cisco Partner Summit have helped propel the success of UCS, and many have built their practices in whole or in part around the opportunities offered by UCS. It’s also reflected in their interest in Cisco’s next-generation Application Centric Infrastructure and its new cloud services.“This buzz and excitement isn’t surprising since Cisco now ranks second worldwide in x86 blade server revenue market share[1] and nearly 4,000 partners around the world sell Cisco UCS.ShareI would be remiss not to mention our own partners’ contributions to the continued success of VCE and Cisco UCS. Just like Cisco, VCE has a global partner network delivering products and services that improve business agility and speed time to market while dramatically reducing the cost of IT.Cisco UCS is a cornerstone of the Vblock and represents VCE’s strategy of first and best integration of new investor company technologies. Since then, VCE has built a cadence of rapidly integrating new, innovative technologies released by Cisco, EMC and VMware into Vblock Systems.As Cisco, EMC and VMware continue to innovate and improve their products, VCE Vblock Systems will continue to lead in the integration of their best-in-class components. And with the help of both of our partner networks, we’ll continue to lead the charge in providing solutions that will also contribute to our customers’ overall success.[1] IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, Q3 2013, December 2013, Revenue Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgStateside football fans may not have traveled across the pond to see the football team take on the Midshipmen this weekend, but they still plan to celebrate the Emerald Isle Classic with Irish gusto. While many students may elect to hold conventional game watches in their dorm rooms, common areas, apartments or houses, some will begin celebrating the night before the 9 a.m. kickoff. Senior Emily Hefferon said she and her friends plan to have a sleepover at her off-campus house and start the morning off with coffee and breakfast. “That way, no one has to wake up at 8:30 and drive,” she said. “We’ll all just be here.” Hefferon said the football season opener’s overseas location has both pros and cons. “I’m sad that [the game] is not here, but it’s so cool that we have a game in Dublin,” she said. “I’m just really excited about that. It would be much more disappointing if the first game were in Oklahoma or something.” Senior Dave Lawson said the game’s location holds a special significance for him. “I studied in Dublin last summer as part of the first summer program to go there from Notre Dame, so I’m going to have some of my Dublin friends over to watch the game,” he said. While he reminisces about his semester in Ireland, Lawson said he decided to use the special circumstances of the game to promote Southern Tide, an apparel company for which he serves as campus ambassador. On gameday, Lawson said he plans to hold a private Southern Tide event at his off-campus home as well as visit some residence halls on campus throughout the day. “As a college ambassador, you want to maintain the integrity of Southern Tide as a brand name by sharing it and sharing ideas with other students who are unfamiliar with the brand name,” he said. “That said, tailgating and pregames for football games would be a great way to promote brand awareness for Southern Tide.” Notre Dame’s storied football tradition also creates a good environment for spreading the word about Southern Tide through product giveaways and raffles, Lawson said. “With a huge football program comes a lot of spectators, and the Navy-Notre Dame rivalry is a classic one,” he said. “It’s the first game of the season, so I thought it would be an ideal opportunity to explain to people what Southern Tide is.” Students and members of the South Bend community will also be able to celebrate in local pubs and restaurants like O’Rourke’s Public House. O’Rourke’s manager Andrew Pankowski said his pub has been planning its Saturday morning “Kegs and Eggs” event for the past three months. “We knew this was going to be a big deal for a long time now, especially with everything going on with the game in Ireland and with the rivalry with Navy,” he said. The pub will open before kickoff at 8 a.m. with an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet featuring deep-fried pigs in a blanket, assorted breakfast food items and drink specials, Pankowski said.   Pankowski said business at O’Rourke’s fluctuates based on the relative success of the Irish football team. “Our entire year pretty much rotates around football season,” he said. “It’s our bread and butter and it’s what really pays the bills. Last year was really on and off during away games, so it really depends on what kind of season we’re having. If [the team is] doing really well, we have more people, especially towards the beginning of the year.” O’Rourke’s also recently began a partnership with the Notre Dame Athletic Department, so it now serves as an official gamewatch location for all Notre Dame away games, Pankowski said. But win or lose, O’Rourke’s always provides a lively environment for a gamewatch for Irish fans, Pankowski said. “We did some remodeling over the summer … that makes it family friendly for all ages, so you can be in here even if you’re not 21,” he said. “We’ll be celebrating all day just like any other football weekend. It’s usually a party here no matter how many people turn up for it.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company (VFC) announced today that they have signed a partnership agreement with Sheila Marie Imports (SMI) of Boston, MA. This agreement encompasses an exclusive distribution arrangement through 2012. SMI will expedite the expansion of VFC’s marketing reach throughout the New England and Mid-Atlantic states that SMI services. SMI is a subsidiary of Atlanta Foods International (AFI), a leading national distributor of specialty foods, based in Georgia.This agreement will accelerate product placement and allow VFC to develop a greater portfolio of Vermont farmstead cheeses. With seamless communication through SMI directly to retailers and consumers, VFC will be better able to respond to consumer’s needs and changing market conditions. Cheese making begins Monday, January 17 with product launch in May of 2011.VFC will work directly with SMI sales staff to research and develop unique cheeses that will be embraced by the growing base of farmstead cheese consumers. Farmstead cheeses are those made from the milk of animals that live on the farm where the cheese is manufactured. VFC’s unique story will further push consumer interest in the VFC brand and reinforce the wholesome image of all Vermont farmstead cheese.Peter Mohn, VP of Sales and Marketing at VFC stated, ‘SMI has been very influential and supportive of the farmstead and artisanal cheese producers throughout the U.S. for over twenty years. They understand our approach and see the opportunity to expand the awareness and appreciation of farmstead cheeses from Vermont.”I am very excited about this new relationship and I hope our joint efforts will help to reverse the trend of vanishing dairy farms in the Woodstock area and the entire state of Vermont”, said John Greeley. He continued, “Producing quality farmstead dairy products from one’s own herd of cows in a sustainable manner, this is what authentic Vermont dairy farming is all about.”VFC is the first community-owned farmstead dairy facility in Vermont. The company was conceived and founded as a community based effort to preserve the rural way of life in South Woodstock.www.vermontfarmstead.com(link is external). South Woodstock, VT (January, 2011) …last_img read more

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first_imgFor all of his complaints, Mr. Trump has only himself and his own party to blame for the delayed vote count in a number of states.State and local Republican officials refused to let localities tally mail-in votes before Tuesday in some states. And because of Mr. Trump’s monthslong attacks on mail ballots, more Democrats than Republicans voted in that fashion, which has allowed Mr. Biden to pick up the bulk of the votes arriving in the mail. Hours later, in a stunning news conference, Mr. Trump lied about the vote-counting underway in several states, conjuring up a conspiracy of “legal” and “illegal” ballots being tabulated and claiming without evidence that states were trying to deny him re-election.“They’re trying to steal an election, they’re trying to rig an election,” the president said from the White House briefing room. He also baselessly suggested nefarious behavior in Philadelphia and Detroit, cities that he called “two of the most corrupt political places.”Mr. Trump’s remarks, mostly read off notes, were at times more valedictory than defiant. Far from insisting that he would stay in power, he used much of his appearance to complain about pre-election polls, demonize the news media and try to put the best face on Tuesday’s results, trumpeting his party’s congressional gains. He did not take questions from reporters.- Advertisement – He urged calm and emphasized that “each ballot must be counted.”- Advertisement – Mr. Biden’s advantage in Arizona, a state The Associated Press has already called for the former vice president, narrowed as thousands of votes were tabulated. But in Georgia and Pennsylvania, Mr. Trump saw his early advantage dwindle as mail-in ballots were counted.Until Mr. Trump’s remarks on Thursday night, he had not appeared in public since he used a middle-of-the-night appearance Wednesday to insist he had already won. But he has posted angry Twitter messages, and he continued to do so Thursday.“All of the recent Biden claimed States will be legally challenged by us for Voter Fraud and State Election Fraud,” he said in one message, without elaborating on what precisely that would involve. “STOP THE COUNT!” he exclaimed in another tweet.Rebuking the president, Twitter labeled some of the messages “disputed” and said they “might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”In any event, stopping the count now would only ensure that Mr. Biden wins the presidency, because he is leading in Arizona and Nevada — states that together would give him 270 electoral votes.The presidential contest was not the only tight race drawing attention. A key Georgia Senate race that could decide the majority in the chamber grew even closer as Senator David Perdue, a Republican, saw his vote share slip under 50 percent in his race against Jon Ossoff, a Democrat. If neither wins a majority, the race would head to a January runoff, setting up the prospect of a hotly contested battle for two Senate seats in Georgia. A runoff is already planned in the special election for the state’s other seat. Joseph R. Biden Jr. gained ground in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia on Thursday as the slow-moving vote count in those contested battleground states moved him closer to capturing an electoral majority and defeating President Trump.As an anxious country waited to learn the winner, the two candidates emerged toward day’s end to make remarks that were dramatically different in tone and content.- Advertisement – Georgia’s Republican Party has said it plans to bring up to a dozen lawsuits in the state.In Arizona, Mr. Biden’s lead was down to about 46,000 votes, significantly less than it was on election night. There are several hundred thousand ballots left to count, with many coming from Phoenix’s Maricopa County, which was expected to release an update on Thursday evening.Adrian Fontes, the Democrat who oversees elections in Maricopa County, home to Phoenix, said that officials would continue to release updates daily at 7 p.m. Eastern, including over the weekend.“We’re plugging along and making it happen,” Mr. Fontes said. The vote count in Maricopa has grown tense, however, since several armed protesters showed up at the county office Wednesday night. On Thursday afternoon, about 200 supporters of Mr. Trump also gathered in front of the headquarters of the Arizona Republican Party after a protest earlier in the day involving about 50 Trump supporters dissipated in front of City Hall in Phoenix.Some in the crowd held signs reading “Don’t Steal Elections,” “Shame on Fox News” and “Recall Fontes.” (Fox News called Arizona for Mr. Biden on Tuesday night, inflaming Trump supporters.)Mr. Biden led by just over 11,000 votes in Nevada, but local officials in Las Vegas announced Thursday that 51,000 ballots from Clark County there were being tallied and would be announced Friday. Mr. Biden was winning the county by about eight percentage points. If he wins the bulk of the new votes, it would make it almost impossible for Mr. Trump to take the state, because about 70 percent of Nevada’s voters live in Clark County. In a brief appearance before reporters in Wilmington, Del., Mr. Biden said he remained confident that he would ultimately prevail but did not lay claim to the White House.“Democracy’s sometimes messy,” said Mr. Biden, who remained ahead in Arizona Thursday night but lost some ground there. “It sometimes requires a little patience as well. But that patience has been rewarded now for more than 240 years with a system of governance that’s been the envy of the world.” For its part, publicly and privately, the Biden campaign spent much of Thursday trying to tamp down expectations about the certainty of results in individual states, even as his supporters were on edge when the margins turned out to be far closer than many had expected.In a briefing with reporters, Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, Mr. Biden’s campaign manager, acknowledged that his leads in Arizona and Nevada might tighten or otherwise fluctuate. It was a departure from her position the day earlier when she referred to a “historic victory in a place like Arizona,” though she still expressed optimism about victories in both states.“We do expect, similar to Nevada, that some of the margin will continue to close today,” she said of Arizona, a state she has focused on for months. “The story of Arizona is one where Joe Biden is going to win, but it’s going to take us time and patience as we go through the counting.”“The story of today,” she said at another point, “is going to be a very positive story for the vice president, but also one where folks are going to need to stay patient and stay calm.”Reporting was contributed by Catie Edmondson in Washington, Nick Corasaniti in Philadelphia, Richard Fausset in Atlanta, and Jennifer Medina and Simon Romero in Phoenix. In his speech, Mr. Trump expressed no concern about the protracted vote count in Arizona, a state where he has been cutting into Mr. Biden’s lead as more ballots are tabulated.Republican leaders offered no immediate response to Mr. Trump’s remarks, but a small group of maverick lawmakers in the party denounced his comments, seeking to reassure voters that there was no reason to believe the integrity of the election had been undermined.Representative Adam Kinzinger, Republican of Illinois and a frequent critic of Mr. Trump, offered the sharpest rebuke, saying “this is getting insane” and demanding that the president stop “spreading debunked misinformation.”Larry Hogan, the Republican governor of Maryland, wrote, “There is no defense for the President’s comments tonight undermining our Democratic process.”Yet there were also Republican lawmakers who rushed to Mr. Trump’s defense, siding with him in falsely asserting that the vote counting was illegal and Democrats were trying to cheat. “Radical Dems tried to do away with law and order and are now trying to do away with law and order at the ballot box,” wrote Representative Roger Williams of Texas.center_img Updated Nov. 5, 2020, 8:30 p.m. ET On Thursday, an array of Mr. Trump’s political surrogates fanned out to some of the contested states to rally his supporters. And the president’s lawyers filed lawsuits in several states questioning the integrity of the vote count in hopes of slowing down the process. With the counting proceeding slowly in the West, much of the focus on Thursday fell on Pennsylvania, where a victory would deliver Mr. Biden the presidency no matter the results in the other states, the top election official in the state said on Thursday evening that counties were “still counting” and did not offer any timetable for when the tally would be complete.Mr. Trump’s lead in the state was shrinking as mail-in ballots were counted in the heavily Democratic cities and suburbs.The two parties held dueling news conferences in Philadelphia early in the day, with Mr. Trump’s supporters insisting his lead would hold statewide and the city’s Democrats, led by former Representative Robert A. Brady, unveiling an analysis of the remaining vote count that concluded Mr. Biden would win Pennsylvania convincingly.In Georgia, the counting of ballots in numerous counties continued to erode Mr. Trump’s advantage in the traditionally Republican state: By Thursday night, he was leading by about 2,500 votes out of nearly five million cast.Tens of thousands of ballots remained to be counted in the state late in the day, including many in Chatham County, a Democratic-leaning county along the Georgia coast that is home to Savannah, and many thousands more from Atlanta-area counties that also lean Democratic. He suffered two legal setbacks on Thursday when judges in Georgia and Michigan ruled against his campaign. But Mr. Trump notched a minor victory in Pennsylvania when a state appellate court acceded to its request to force Philadelphia election officials to grant its election observers better access to areas where workers are counting ballots. With the world watching to see if one of the most unusual presidencies in the country’s history was coming to an end, America’s patchwork of electoral laws created a confusing and angst-inducing day for both parties, to say nothing of millions of Americans eager for the campaign’s conclusion. As part of the effort to sow doubt on the state’s election, Mr. Trump’s Nevada state director sent a letter to supporters on Thursday asking them “to go on camera/on the record with the issues they faced voting this election” to “expose issues we are seeing at polling locations/clerks offices.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

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