The impeached, two-time popular vote loser has been hiding in the White House for the past several days (with rare exception) as he contemplates how to face a country that literally danced in the streets at the news of his unseating. In the meantime, he’s been tweeting nonsense and firing people, while his lackeys attempt to delegitimize the election by filing nuisance lawsuits (including racist ones) in multiple states. Control of the U.S. Senate is at stake. We need you to phonebank, textbank and do other crucial work necessary for Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock to win seats in Georgia. Click to find the activity best for you.- Advertisement – We’ve got one last shot at booting Senate Republicans from power in January. Please give $3 right now to send the GOP packing. Here’s the full statement:The members of Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) Executive Committee – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Assistant Director Bob Kolasky, U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chair Benjamin Hovland, National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) President Maggie Toulouse Oliver, National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) President Lori Augino, and Escambia County (Florida) Supervisor of Elections David Stafford – and the members of the Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) – Chair Brian Hancock (Unisyn Voting Solutions), Vice Chair Sam Derheimer (Hart InterCivic), Chris Wlaschin (Election Systems & Software), Ericka Haas (Electronic Registration Information Center), and Maria Bianchi (Democracy Works) – released the following statement:“The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. Right now, across the country, election officials are reviewing and double checking the entire election process prior to finalizing the result.“When states have close elections, many will recount ballots. All of the states with close results in the 2020 presidential race have paper records of each vote, allowing the ability to go back and count each ballot if necessary. This is an added benefit for security and resilience. This process allows for the identification and correction of any mistakes or errors. There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.“Other security measures like pre-election testing, state certification of voting equipment, and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) certification of voting equipment help to build additional confidence in the voting systems used in 2020.“While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections, and you should too. When you have questions, turn to elections officials as trusted voices as they administer elections.”The statement comes as a growing number of Republicans and prominent right-wingers—from Geraldo Rivera to at least five GOP senators—reluctantly admit that Donald Trump is indeed a one-term president.- Advertisement – x – Advertisement –
The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles are The 2016 Ripley County Girls Basketball Tourney Champs by defeating The Batesville Lady Bulldogs 65-42. JCD wins their eighth RC Title and third under Coach Scott Smith.South Ripley won the consolation game over Milan 64-31.Congratulations to The Lady Eagles and Coach Scott Smith!The Boys Finals are set for this Saturday Night at Batesville with Milan and Jac-Cen-Del in The Consolation Game starting at 6 followed by South Ripley and the host Bulldogs for The Championship. The 2016 Ripley County Basketball Hall of Famers will be introduced in between the games.Listen to The Sports Voice in Southeastern Indiana-Country 103.9 WRBI for complete coverage of The Ripley County Basketball Tourney. WRBI’s Countdown To Tipoff will be at 5:30.
MLB trade rumors: Cubs looking to add leadoff hitter, reliever before deadline The Cubs are among the teams showing interest in Nick Castellanos. They probably want to move Jason Heyward to center, add Castellanos RH bat in right. This one has some teeth.— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) July 21, 2019Castellanos is slashing .280/.339/.467 with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs in 92 games this season. He has blasted 103 homers over his seven-year career.Castellanos will be a free agent after the season and said last month he was not expecting to be with the Tigers long term. Related News Theo Epstein explains Cubs’ trade deadline strategy The Tigers appear like they’ll have multiple options if they decide to move Nicholas Castellanos.The Cubs are interested in dealing for the 27-year-old slugger, according to multiple reports, including the Detroit News and MLB.com. “I don’t have a college education,” Castellanos said at the time, via The Athletic. “But I can pick up the pieces and put a puzzle together. I’m not saying that this is 100% what it’s going to be, but if I’m a gambling man, I don’t see (the Tigers) offering me an extension at this point in time.”The Braves have been linked to Castellanos, as well, while Detroit is willing to listen to offers for Matthew Boyd and Shane Greene, along with “virtually any veteran on its roster,” according to an earlier report from MLB Network.“The guys that should be worried are the guys that no one is interested in,” Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said last month. “So, when people care, and your name is being thrown around, it ought to flatter you. That’s what I throw out there. Just be happy that someone wants you in this game.”The Tigers have been one of the worst teams in MLB this season and entered Sunday well out of playoff contention with a 29-65 record. They’ve lost six in a row and 11 of their last 12 games. MLB trade rumors: Twins eyeing Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, other arms, report says The Cubs, meanwhile, came into the day with a three-game lead over the Brewers in the National League Central.“The more good players you have playing well, the better you’re playing as a team, the more you can kind of focus on certain specific needs,” Chicago president of baseball operations Theo Epstein told The Athletic last week. “That’s certainly what we’re doing. We’re always trying to look for any area to upgrade that’s realistic while keeping the bigger picture in mind, too.”