GOP civil war erupts between Georgia senators and state officials as runoffs loom

first_img“The management of Georgia elections has become an embarrassment for our state. Georgians are outraged, and rightly so,” the GOP senators said of the state’s GOP-led election in which Democratic President-elect Joe Biden appears to have flipped the state blue. The Republican secretary of state, they said, “has failed the people of Georgia, and he should step down.”Oh, and by the way, Georgia GOP voters, please come on back to the polls in two months to be disenfranchised all over again.- Advertisement – In the meantime, Georgia Republicans have devolved into a civil war of finger-pointing and recriminations as they gear up to motivate their voters back to polls in a last-ditch effort to save their Senate majority. Carry on. The Georgia run-off is January 5th. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7.Here’ McConnell placing self over country, as always:x Wow—the GOP unity is so palpable, it brings tears to the eyes.From the Senate floor Monday, GOP Leader Mitch McConnell also threw his weight behind Donald Trump’s delusions of fraud, saying Trump was “100% within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options.”So just in case anyone wondered whether McConnell would be concerned enough about the implications of Trump purging his national security team to prioritize country first—forget it. As expected, the only thing McConnell cares about is the only thing McConnell has ever cared about: his own raw power, whatever the cost to the country.- Advertisement – In reality, there’s zero credible proof of any voter fraud in Georgia, but that’s apparently the Republican gambit now—they simply have to fire up Donald Trump’s base, even at the risk of depressing other Republican voters. Meanwhile, GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger met the senators’ call for his resignation with a one-finger salute. “Earlier today Senators Loeffler and Perdue called for my resignation. Let me start by saying that is not going to happen,” Secretary Raffensperger said at the outset of a lengthy statement, calling the election process a “resounding success” even though Republicans are upset by its outcome. Raffensperger called the assertion that the elections hadn’t been transparent enough “laughable,” and said the biggest problem standing in the way of administering local elections was federal law.“Now that Senators Perdue and Loeffler are concerned about elections, hopefully they can fix these federal laws,” Raffensperger said. As for the Republicans maintaining their Senate majority, he added, “I recommend that Senators Loeffler and Perdue start focusing on that.” – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Q & A—Kaifa Discusses LMA’s Success

first_imgThe Second edition of the Liberia Music Awards (LMA), ended few weeks ago but K- Zee, DenG and Eric Geso captured big at one of the biggest events in the music industry. With the visa denial saga that hit them badly, we wondered how they managed to muster so much courage to have mastered such a challenge. To led us through with the success, Kaifa Yamah, founder and chief executive officer of LMA told the Daily Observer as he talked about the secret.LIB Life: What formulas did your team use to make LMA come to reality after that visa saga?Kaifa: Formula as you may call it; our secret to LMA success is owed to getting LMA to the right people in the music industry. Promoting the Liberian Music to people that hasn’t been listening to Liberian music.LIB Life: How did your team manage to increase the viewership for LMA this year?Kaifa: Nothing much, but we’ve just been bless with the right people and individuals that are involved in the promoting of Liberia music on the ground, as well as the artists who are part of the growing process.LIB Life: What should we expect from the LMA next year—2016?Kaifa: A bigger and better event more than the second edition. We are hopeful that Ebola will not continue to resurface and artists that were denied visas could be given the second chance by the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia.LIB Life: How did you feel about the recent LMA visa saga?Kaifa: I felt very bad. However, the U.S. Embassy made their decision. We may not have an answer to it. Nevertheless, hope is still there for 2016.LIB Life: What was the most exciting moment you can recall from the 2nd annual edition of LMA?Kaifa: All the performances, a full house including other nationalities that joined us to celebrate Liberian music in one building.LIB Life: Was there any nightmare you encountered on your way to success?Kaifa: There were some but I consider it as a blessing or success that gave the LMA team more courage to succeed.LIB Life: Thanks for your time. Kaifa: The LMA team would like to welcome more sponsorship from businesses and individuals for its LMA 2016 event and we appreciate everyone’s support.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more