With no evidence of fraud, Trump fails to make headway on legal cases.

first_imgBut none of the dozen or so lawsuits they had brought in battleground states appeared to be gaining any traction in the courts. And none seemed likely to give Mr. Trump the edge he would need in vote counts in the states that will determine the outcome.In seeking to foment widespread doubt about the legitimacy of the election, Mr. Trump and his surrogates seemed less focused on substantive legal arguments that could hold up in court, and more on bolstering the president’s political narrative, unsupported by the facts, that he was somehow being robbed of a second term. President Trump’s bellicose pledge to fight the outcome of the election in the courts crashed on Friday into skeptical judges, daunting Electoral College math and a lack of evidence for his claims of fraud.On a day that began with vote tallies in Georgia and Pennsylvania tipping in favor of Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Trump campaign declared, “This election is not over,” as the Republican National Committee announced it had activated “legal challenge teams” in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The Trump forces also named a new general to lead the effort, the hardened conservative political combatant David Bossie.- Advertisement – The most high-profile step of the day came when Pennsylvania Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and require election officials in the state to segregate ballots that arrived after Election Day and not to include them for now in the vote totals in the largest and most critical of the swing states.- Advertisement – On Friday evening, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. agreed to the request.But the move was almost entirely for show: Pennsylvania is already segregating those ballots, counting them separately and not including them in the announced vote totals. The secretary of state, over the objections of Republicans and Mr. Trump, has said they can be counted if they arrived by 5 p.m. on Friday, in line with a state court ruling that the Supreme Court has left open the possibility of reviewing again. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Čelik defeated Gradačac

first_imgIn the 18th round of BiH Handball Premier League Čelik defeated Gradačac with 33:30. The match was played in Zenica.First part of the match finished with the result 17:14.The most efficient player was Kadić with 11 goals, Duvnjak wiht 7 and Šiljaković and Doborac with 7, Šaranec was the most efficient player of Gradačac with 6 goals.Čapljina defeated Bosna Visoko with 27:25 and Konjuh defeated Leotar Trebinje 28:22.First ranked club is Konjuh, followed by Čelik, Gradačac, Goražde and Čapljina.last_img read more

Thurston County STEM Firm Recognized as “Literacy Champion”

first_imgFacebook43Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SCJ AllianceA group of engineers, planners, and landscape architects earned the South Sound Reading Foundation’s first Business Partner Literacy Champion Award last month.SCJ Alliance was honored by the Reading Foundation at their Readers are Leaders breakfast. “The award recognizes a business partner that has gone above and beyond to advance children’s literacy in our community,” shared foundation Executive Director Jennifer Williamson Forster. “It was an easy choice for the first award to go to SCJ Alliance.”“Why are a bunch of engineers – known more for the love of math and science than English or the arts – so supportive of the South Sound Reading Foundation?” SCJ Senior Principal Jean Carr said. “Readers are thinkers: imaginative knowledge-seekers and critical problem-solvers.”“We place a high value on reading at SCJ,” Jean continued. “We have a leadership book club at the office, use children’s books in our annual staff retreats, and, of course, read to our own children and grandchildren.”“SCJ has been a long-time supporter of the Reading Foundation’s mission,” noted Reading Foundation Co-president Anne Wilson when presenting the award. She said SCJ has generously sponsored and attended events, provided volunteers, and shared important programming guidance.“It is our honor to support the foundation and its mission of making sure every child has the tools they need to read and succeed,” Jean said.SCJ was founded in Thurston County twelve years ago with a handful of people and has since grown to more than 80 employees in six locations across Washington. The firm has been nationally recognized multiple times for growth, award-winning projects and as a great place to work.last_img read more