In a major editorial decision, US' news channel biggies stopped airing President Trump’s speech, in which he made false claims of vote-rigging. While ABC, CBS and NBC News cut away his streaming, CNN’s anchor Anderson Cooper, after airing full speech, called him an obese turtle flailing in sun. Many other channels switched their broadcast to either other issues or reporter visuals. New York Post headlined Trumps claims as baseless.
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Taking on Trump’s move to challenge the vote counting in the Supreme Court, New York Attorney General Letitia James denounced the former's doubt over integrity of elections. James said, In USA, the people chose their president and it was not other way round. Assuring citizens, she added the electoral process was administered in a fair and secure way. Earlier, Trump claimed that he was winning if "legal votes" were counted.
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The United States has recorded over 70 million votes in the early voting for the Presidential Elections 2020. The huge turnout is equal to 50% of total votes in the 2016 elections. Experts opine that the 'Black Lives Matter' protests and the management of COVID-19 could be the driving forces for the high turnout. Officials also estimate a 65% total turnout this year, with over 150 million people casting their vote, highest since 1908.
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The US Vice-presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence took place at Utah on October 7. Democratic candidate Harris criticized the Trump government for failing to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and hiding information from people. She added that people had sacrificed too much, owing to "incompetence of the administration". The Republican candidate Pence asserted that Trump's first priority was health of Americans and through his… read-more
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Twitter has deleted 130 accounts alleged of misinforming people and affecting public-discourse during the first US Presidential Debate. The handles were reportedly being operated through Iran, said Twitter. The decision surfaced as US' intelligence reports of Russia snooping in 2016 elections have pressurized social media platforms. Reportedly, last week, Twitter and Facebook removed 350 accounts allegedly being used by Russian intelligence… read-more
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of US Supreme Court passed away on September 18. Ruth (87) was suffering from metastatic pancreatic cancer. A torchbearer for American liberals, she was nominated for her position in Supreme Court by former President Bill Clinton in 1993. She voted for major rulings like equal rights for women, gay rights and protecting abortion… read-more
Jeanine Anez, Bolivian conservative interim president, withdrew her candidature from general elections due in October. Anez said her decision was aimed at preventing former President Morales (Socialist party) from benefitting due to vote split among opponents. Reportedly, her predecessor Morales resigned witnessing huge protest just after the 2019 elections. In recent opinion polls, Socialist candidate Luis Arce is leading, followed by former… read-more
US President Donald Trump said it would be an insult to the US, if Kamala Harris becomes the first woman President. Addressing a rally in North Carolina, Trump said "If Biden wins, China wins." He added that China knows the Democrat' policies, which will result in the downfall of the USA. He also mentioned that he viewed the US-China trade deal differently after the COVID-19 pandemic.
On September 8, Belarus' opposition leader Maria Kalesnikava was detained at the Ukraine border. She is one of the top faces of the mass protest raged against Alexander Lukashenko's election as president in August. The outcry started after Lukashenko's re-election extending his 26-year rule amid vote-rigging allegations. The government cracked down during the protests on September 6, arresting over 600 people. Reportedly the regime’s… read-more
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), under the leadership of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksha have almost acquired a two-thirds majority required to make constitutional changes in the parliament election, falling short of just five seats. The party's victory comes with 145 out of 225 seats. The 2020 election of independent Sri-Lanka shows that Mahinda Rajapaksha is the most popular 'Sinhala Buddhist leader', so far.
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