Biden, like Hillary Clinton before him, won the popular vote (in this case, the margin was a decisive 52% to 47%). But Trump won the Electoral College victory with 286 electoral votes. In other words, Trump was the clear winner of the presidency. Biden conceded defeat on election night but then withdrew his concession as Democratic anger grew over another election in which the winner lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College. The Biden campaign pushed the Democratic governors of Michigan and Wisconsin to disregard Trump’s victory, overrule their state legislatures, and send Biden electors to Washington. House Democrats refused to recognize Trump’s Electoral College victory. The Biden campaign also came up with what appears to be a demand for concessions in exchange for recognition of Trump’s victory: Trump could take office if the Electoral College were eliminated, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico were given statehood, and California was divided into five … [Read more...] about Would Biden Play Constitutional Hardball After a Trump Electoral College Win?
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The second phase was run by Will Holmgren, an assistant research professor of hydrology and atmospheric sciences, and Ben McMahan, a research scientist for the Institute of the Environment and an assistant professor in anthropology. This phase consisted of modeling work to help TEP understand what greenhouse gas emissions would result from a range of different energy-production portfolios. … [Read more...] about TEP’s 2035 energy plan and the role of UA’s Institute of the Environment
The offense exploded out of the gate in the team’s first scrimmage against Memphis. On Sunday, however, the team revealed that Joel Embiid was dealing with a calf issue. The seriousness of the injury and how it affects Embiid’s play will be something to watch when the restart tips off on Saturday night. … [Read more...] about ‘Maybe Just Playing Shake Milton, Ben Simmons Together Will Unlock Something Different’: CBS Sports Writer James Herbert On Sixers Chances In NBA Restart
“The challenge will be can we get him to a point where he can run the bases and play defense at the speed and the efficiency-level that needs to happen to be a major league player,” Van Wagenen said. “Those are the two challenges, but if we get to that point, I don’t think it’ll take long for him to get ready because of the offensive capability.” … [Read more...] about Mets can’t rule out Jed Lowrie doomsday scenario
Since April, FEMA and emergency managers across the country have been working on modifying plans for hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes. But FEMA and Red Cross guidelines are just that. They indicate what to change but fall short of telling communities how to act. The calculus of each locale hinges on the severity of virus outbreaks, if resources have been diverted to the pandemic, and whether elected officials recognize the gravity of the situation. … [Read more...] about The Pandemic Plays Hell With Fighting Wildfires and Hurricanes