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By Mark Saunokonoko 21:13 Prime Minister Scott Morrison said there must be a “presumption of innocence” for soldiers, amid reports the Brereton Report should be included in the Australian War Memorial. Memorial director Matt Anderson has been reported in The Age saying the Brereton Report could be curated into museum exhibits. The Brereton Report alleged …

Three out the four board members — including one Republican — voted for certification, capping a dramatic political dispute that had roiled the state. The Michigan canvassing board had never before refused to certify a statewide vote, but pressure on the once-obscure panel had built over the past week. And both the president and top …

Here’s what you need to know: Luzerne County Bureau of Elections officials and city employees sorted through and counted mail-in and absentee ballots in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.Credit…Robert Nickelsberg for The New York Times Despite moves by Republicans to subvert the results of the presidential election, Pennsylvania is scheduled to certify its vote results on Monday, and …

The cases were short-lived in Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania federal courts, and fed into a pro-Donald Trump legal strategy that’s almost certain to fail to block Biden’s presidential win before the Electoral College formalized it. The suits mirrored one another and were all backed by the law firm of a nationally known conservative attorney, …

Joe Biden declared “we’re going to win this race” in a late-night address on Friday after a rollercoaster day that began with him taking the lead in two key states. But as vote counts continue to trickle in, the race remains uncalled.  Much of the focus is on Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes – enough at …

“We won states that we weren’t expecting to win,” US President Donald Trump said while speaking from the East Room of the White House, adding that “we are getting ready for a big celebration.” Key quotes “This is without question the latest news conference I’ve ever had.” “Millions and millions of people voted for us …

A win for Trump in the Sunshine State, which is still too early to call, would keep alive his bid to keep open his pathway to the 270 electoral voters needed to win a second term. The state is tightly poised with 81% of votes counted, but there is concern for Democrats in populous southern …

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a get-out-the-vote drive-in rally at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport on November 02, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds narrow leads over President Donald Trump in six states the president aims to defend Tuesday in his bid for a second …

Still, the enthusiasm Mr. Trump stirs in his supporters remains a factor in the election. Linda Shoop, of Halifax, Pa., said she did not vote in 2016 but not for lack of a preference: A Trump supporter, Ms. Shoop has arthritis and struggles to get around. But with absentee voting more widely accessible this year, …

One of the best reviews of a state’s return on investment in Medicaid expansion was done by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which reviewed over 1,000 separate studies. They found that in those states that adopted Medicaid expansion, total employment grew 1.3%, more than those states that did not adopt. For example, Colorado experienced 31,074 additional …