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December 13, 2020

How Do You Milk Sheep?

December 13, 2020

Republican legislators are refusing to pay two Wisconsin counties the $3 million they're owed for...

Republican legislators are refusing to pay two Wisconsin counties the $3 million they're owed for conducting election recounts


Two Wisconsin counties are being denied the money they're owed for conducting election vote recounts, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The Trump 2020 campaign paid a total of $3 million to Dane and Milwaukee counties after demanding recounts there. President Donald Trump initially lost to Joe Biden by 0.6 percentage points. When the recount was finalized, Biden's margin of victory had increased.

Candidates requesting officials to recount votes are responsible for the cost, according to Ballotpedia, unless the recount alters the result in favor of another candidate. In that case, the state will cover the recount cost.
The Trump campaign already paid the $3 million recount fee, but the state's legislature's budget committee, which has a Republican majority, is withholding it. Republican legislators have not specified why.
A letter from the state's Joint Finance Committee said one of its 16 members opposed paying the two counties the $3 million they're owed. The member was not named in the letter.

Dane County Board Chair Analiese Eicher tweeted out the letter, sent to her from Republican committee leaders Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Mark Born.

December 13, 2020

Thanks For Asking, Ted!

December 13, 2020

FDA commissioner's advice on taking the vaccine if you have allergies (CNN)

FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn spoke to CNN's Jake Tapper about Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine as the first batch was shipped out across the US. Hahn advised Americans with allergies to read the vaccine's product labeling on the FDA's website to check for any components that might cause an allergic reaction.

December 13, 2020

Tapper asks Gates when he thinks we'll be back to 'normal. (CNN)

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose foundation has been part of the effort to develop and deliver Covid-19 vaccines, said the presidential transition is "complicating" efforts to distribute one.

December 13, 2020

Redefining the Separation of Church and State - God's Country (Vice)

Louisville Kentucky has seen sustained and continued demonstrations in the wake of Breonna Taylor’s death and when the protests were at their most volatile one church in Louisville opened its doors as a sanctuary for protestors. The controversial Pastor, Timothy Findley Jr. of The Kingdom Fellowship Church has been the tip of the spear in these grassroots movements fighting for racial justice in Louisville, even being arrested himself while leading marches through the streets of the city. He has penned open letters criticizing evangelical leaders in Louisville for not joining him in his efforts and criticized Trump openly. Vice joins Pastor Tim before the election for a weekend of events designed to inspire and galvanize black voters to take their protest to the polls - but will it make a difference?

December 13, 2020

Jake Tapper wants to thank Trump. (CNN)

CNN's Jake Tapper lists the ways in which President Donald Trump's presidency helped bring to light issues with our political system.

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