Pennsylvania: Biden chips away at Trump’s lead with votes still left to tally.

first_imgWinning Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes would clinch the election for Mr. Biden, who used his Scranton roots in an appeal to win back the once-blue state that broke for Mr. Trump in 2016. Mr. Trump has aggressively challenged voting procedures in the state and is suing to halt the counting of ballots that were cast before the deadline, among other legal challenges.- Advertisement – City election officials have not provided an update as to when they will finish counting ballots, but the collar counties around Philadelphia, including Bucks County and Montgomery County, are getting closer to a full count.Workers spent the night tallying a backlog of more than one million absentee and mail-in votes, and state officials said they expected a clearer picture to emerge with the release of more results. Mr. Biden trailed Mr. Trump by about 115,000 votes as of 12:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday. PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania Democrats are growing increasingly confident that when all the votes are counted, Joseph R. Biden Jr. will have a significant lead of more than 100,000 votes. At a news conference Thursday morning in Philadelphia, Sharif Street, a state senator and vice chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, said that the party thinks Mr. Biden could win by as much as 190,000 votes in the state, driven in large part by the number of votes still being counted in Philadelphia. – Advertisement – Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, condemned the legal maneuvers.“Our election officials at the state and local level should be free to do their jobs without intimidation or attacks,” Mr. Wolf said in a statement. “These attempts to subvert the democratic process are disgraceful.”Mr. Biden is expected to gain significant ground in Philadelphia and its suburbs, where vote counters were working around the clock to sort through hundreds of thousands of uncounted votes. A number of ballots also remain in more conservative counties, giving the Trump campaign hope.- Advertisement – If the race comes down to the wire, the fate of thousands of provisional ballots set to be counted next week might also be in play. Many voters who requested mail-in ballots but decided to vote in person instead and did not bring their mail ballots with them to be “spoiled,” or rendered unusable, were given provisional ballots, said Bethany Hallam, a member of the elections board of Allegheny County. At least one Republican lawsuit was filed to throw out certain provisional ballots, and Ms. Hallam expects more are coming.Mr. Trump “sent his entire legal team to Pennsylvania to try to invalidate legal votes in whatever way possible,” Ms. Hallam said. On Thursday, the Trump campaign held a brief news conference outside the Convention Center, celebrating a court order that allowed for their observers to more closely watch the ballot counting in Philadelphia. City officials quickly filed an appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which resulted in a brief pause in the count in Philadelphia. But it was quickly resumed. The state Supreme Court has not issued a decision as to whether they would accept or deny the appeal. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Tokyo 2020: Ivorians Hold Super Falcons to Barren Draw

first_imgHosts, Les Femelles Elephantes of Cote d’Ivoire yesterday battled African champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria to a 0-0 draw in their Tokyo 2020 women’s football tournament African second round, first leg qualifying match in Abidjan.The encounter at the Parc des Sports de Treichville saw both teams creating several opportunities but failing to put the ball in the net, with Nigeria captain Asisat Oshoala spurning two excellent chances to win the game for the Falcons.Super Falcons’ youthful goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie was again in superb form, thwarting the Ivorians and ensuring a respectable result for Nigeria ahead of the return leg at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Monday. Nigeria’s midfielder Amarachi Okoronkwo was given the marching order in added time of the second half of the match.The Falcons’ delegation will return to Nigeria on Friday and the team will immediately begin preparation for the return leg encounter.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Former Alpena resident elected to Swedish Parliament

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisA former Alpena resident has been elected to national office but not where you may expect.Helena Antoni was officially sworn into office as a member of Swedish Parliament last week.Antoni was born in Alpena in 1995 but spent the first thirteen years of her life in Sweden before moving back to Northeast Michigan. A graduate of Alpena High School she credits her AP Government class taught by Tony Linton for sparking her interest in politics.Beginning her political career at the local level Antoni has worked extremely hard to earn her current position, and says for the younger generation that may be interested in a political career…to let the current state of politics drive you.“I try to stay hopeful and think that every generation has that hump you sort of have to get over, and this is ours,” says Antoni. “And I would say let that spur you. Let that drive your interest in politics.”Tony Linton provided the following statement to WBKB regarding his former student, saying, “As a teacher there’s no prouder moment to see the success of a former student. Helena was a great student and obviously an up and coming politician. For her to mention me as an inspiration for her journey into politics doesn’t get any better.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Alpena High School, Helena AntoniContinue ReadingPrevious Senator Gary Peters makes statement opposing Trump administration’s planned changes to healthcareNext Alpena Community College receives grant to fight opioid epidemiclast_img read more

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Puppy Bowl 2019: Time, date, TV channel, live stream, lineup of dogs for the cutest game of the year

first_imgHow to live stream the Puppy BowlA live stream of the Puppy Bowl is available via Animal Planet GO. Is there a halftime show?You’ve got to be kitten me. Of course there’s a halftime show. In fact, the Puppy Bowl halftime show may give Maroon 5 a run for their money. The mid-game entertainment will feature kittens playing with lights, laser pens, balls of yarn and other toys. List of dogs featured in the Puppy Bowl 2019Here is this year’s starting lineup of doggos. You can check out their pictures here. Who ya got — Team Fluff or Team Ruff?TeamNameShelterFluffAceVirginia Beach SPCA, VARuffAlexanderBig Fluffy Dogs Rescue, TNFluffAstroAnimal Friends Humane Society, OHRuffBeeThe Sato Project, PRRuffBellaThe Sato Project, PRFluffBradyDog Star Rescue, CTFluffBrooklynAHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport, IARuffBugsyThe Sato Project, PRFluffBumbleDouble J Dog Ranch, IDFluffClaraFlorida Little Dog Rescue, FLFluffDawnCitizens for Animal Protection, TXRuffEmmittPlanned Pethood, FLRuffFloHelen Woodward Animal Center, CAFluffFloraAnimal Refuge League of Greater Portland, MEFluffFolesProvidence Animal Center, PAFluffGallagherPet Rescue & Transport, IARuffGeorgeNevada SPCA, NVRuffHarryThe Sato Project, PRRuffHankGreen Dogs Unleashed, PAFluffLolaFlorida Little Dog Rescue, FLFluffMaiseyJersey Girls Animal Rescue, NJFluffMarisolTerritorio de Zaguates, Costa RicaFluffMelodyMemphis Humane Society, TNRuffMosesBig Fluffy Dogs Rescue, TNRuffPirateAnimal Welfare League of Alexandria, VARuffPistachioEvery Dog Counts Rescue, INFluffRemingtonBonnie’s Animal Rescue Kingdom, NJFluffScooterVirginia Beach SPCA, VARuffScotchPaw Works, CARuffShy BoySPCALA, CARuffSierraMuddy Paws, NYFluffSmudgeAnimal Friends Humane Society, OHRuffVioletVanderpump Dogs, CAFluffWillDoodle Rock Rescue, TXRuffWhitneyBig Fluffy Dogs, TNFluffZiggyAHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport, IA The Puppy Bowl is essentially two teams of adorable, adoptable puppies facing off inside a makeshift stadium for the coveted title of Puppy Bowl champion. PHOTOS: Meet the cutest starting lineups for Puppy Bowl 2019This year’s Puppy Bowl features 93 puppies from 53 different shelters from across the U.S., Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. Two of the puppers in this year’s starting lineup of 36 have special needs. Keep an eye out for Bumble, who is hearing-impaired and a member of Team Fluff, and Will, a three-legged cutie, also representing Team Fluff. This is set to be the cutest, least competitive bowl game matchup of all time. Here’s everything you need to know about of the 2019 Puppy Bowl, including how to watch live on TV and where find the stream online plus a full lineup of the dogs.When is the Puppy Bowl 2019?The Puppy Bowl will air on the same day as Super Bowl 53, Feb. 3, beginning at 3 p.m. ET on Animal Planet. If you can’t wait until 3 p.m. for some puppy action, pregame coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET, featuring puppy correspondents Rodt Weiler, James Hound and Sheena Inu. What TV channel is the Puppy Bowl on?Tune into the Animal Planet to see Team Ruff and Team Fluff face off in the cutest game in sports. Dog-lovers can also rewatch the game starting at 6 p.m., when the Super Bowl is on, but good luck changing the channel if there are other humans around.MORE: Everything you need to know about Super Bowl 53 If watching the Super Bowl isn’t really your thing, but puppies are … well, Animal Planet has just the thing for you.On Sunday prior to the big game, the 15th annual Puppy Bowl will air on Animal Planet and make the world forget that in just a few short hours, two NFL teams will be playing in Super Bowl 53 (OK, not likely). last_img read more

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