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

Wine Cellar and Massy Distribution Golf set for tomorrow

first_imgGOLF action will return to the Lusignan Golf Club this weekend, compliments of the Wine Cellar and Massy Distribution.The medal play tournament, launched yesterday morning at the MovieTowne Mall will see some of the sport’s best on show tomorrow.Owner and CEO of Wine Cellar, Mrs Marcia Nadir-Sharma, indicated the Wine Cellar has several premium wines and being cognizant of golf being a premium sport, she gladly collaborated with the LGC to sponsor a tournament.She also indicated that the company would offer the side attraction of free wine-tasting, complemented with appropriate cheeses, so that the Club’s desire to offer an international standard of service would be supported.Tee-off for tomorrow’s tournament starts at 09:00hrs and runs until 12:30hrs, allowing those who would golf early to enjoy the side attractions sooner.Wine Cellar and Massy Distribution side presentations would take place from 14:00hrs.Prizes would be given for 1st and 2nd Best Net scores in each of three Flights (of handicaps 0-9, 10-19, 20-28) as well as the Longest Drive and Nearest The Pin specialty prizes.last_img read more

Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Nets clear cap space, are ‘serious contender’ to sign star

first_img Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Chances star returns to Celtics are ‘low’ Nets believe Kyrie Irving, D’Angelo Russell could coexist in New York, report says The Nets created an additional $18 million in cap space in the trade and now have room to sign two max players, the report notes.Brooklyn is clearing $18M in additional salary cap space for July, which gives the Nets $46M in salary cap space to sign a max free agent and even retain restricted free agent D’Angelo Russell. Without Russell, the Nets have two max salary slots.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 6, 2019Prince, 25, should be a valuable rotation player for the Nets. He averaged 13.5 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 39% from 3-point range for Atlanta in 2018-19, his third season in the NBA. Celtics’ Danny Ainge will ‘never regret’ Kyrie Irving trade despite free agency rumors Brooklyn was, at one point, the betting favorites to sign Irving. He was a Nets fan while growing up in New Jersey, according to the New York Post.The Nets have the best odds to land Kyrie 👀(via @br_betting)— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 7, 2019The Nets may have improved their chances of landing Irving by acquiring Taurean Prince from the Hawks in exchange for the No. 17 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, a protected first-round selection in 2020 and Allen Crabbe, according to ESPN. Brooklyn will also receive a 2021 second-round pick in the deal. Related News The Nets appear like they’re in good position to sign Kyrie Irving.Brooklyn “has emerged as a serious contender” to ink Irving to a deal this summer, according to a report from ESPN. The team is also hoping to be an attractive destination for the “biggest free agents in the marketplace.” The Nets exceeded expectations last season and reached the playoffs for the first time since 2014-15. They were topped by the 76ers in five games in their first-round series.Irving averaged 23.8 points and 6.9 assists for Boston this season but his chances of re-signing with the team are reportedly “low.” He has also been linked to the Lakers and Knicks.last_img read more