PEOPLE claim broken polling machines 'flipped their vote in front of their eyes' as chaos hit US midterms. Voters in South Carolina said their candidate picks, including in the governor’s race, did not match those on their final ballot. One person said she tried to correct her vote several times before a poll worker took her to another machine so she could cast her vote. However, elections director Rokey Suleman said no votes were switched and blamed the malfunctions on a calibration issue with the voting machines. He said that if the touchscreen calibration is off, it could make an unintended selection. And he warned voters to double check their final selection page to ensure it reflects their correct picks. It comes amid a host of other voting problems caused huge queues, power outages and ID mix ups. Some people in Brooklyn had to wait in line for three hours to cast a vote. In Georgia, more than 100 people sat on the floor as they waited. Others reported people walking out … [Read more...] about People claim old and broken machines ‘flipped their midterms vote in front of their eyes’
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Lori Rozsa, Brittney Martin and David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post Published 6:02 pm PDT, Thursday, September 27, 2018 Customers watch the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford at Shaw's Tavern on Thursday in Washington. Customers watch the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford at Shaw's Tavern on Thursday in Washington. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Customers watch the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford at Shaw's Tavern on Thursday in Washington. Customers watch the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford at Shaw's Tavern on Thursday in Washington. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph Silence on Wall Street. Tears in a retirement home. The … [Read more...] about Silence on Wall Street. Tears in a retirement home. The country watches, transfixed, as Ford tells her story.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByThe New York Times Sept. 27, 2018 Across the country, Americans tuned their televisions Thursday to the live footage of two lives, and two stories, brought together in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. After the TV countdown clocks ticked down to the 10 a.m. opening, Christine Blasey Ford came forward for the first time on camera to describe the night that altered her life forever, when she says a 17-year-old Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. Like the Watergate hearings, the O.J. Simpson trial, the Anita Hill hearings before it, the hearing on Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination promised to collectively rivet the nation, with political history unfolding in real time. While many people went about their days, other Americans watched in hopes of seeing, … [Read more...] about ‘She’s Doing Great’: Watching Christine Blasey Ford Testify Across the Country
When President Trump took to the world stage at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday, he unintentionally drew laughter from diplomats in the room. "In less than two years, my administration has accomplished almost more than any other administration in the history of our country," Mr. Trump said. A slow rumble of laugher spread throughout the chamber. "Didn't expect that reaction, but that's ok," Mr. Trump said in response. He carried on with his speech, but the laughter did not die out completely. One diplomat in the room said that everyone was trying not to roll their eyes, adding that Mr. Trump cannot be taken seriously when he makes broad statements about U.S. strength. Later, the president scolded Germany for relying on Russian fossil fuels. "Germany will become totally dependent on Russian energy if it does not immediately change course," Mr. Trump said. "Here in the Western hemisphere we are committed to maintaining our independence from the … [Read more...] about Why were UN diplomats laughing at Trump?
KJ Neilson did his best to sound collected and calm on the phone with his wife, Kate. He didn’t want her to worry, even as the increasing winds from Hurricane Irma tossed debris through the air outside their home on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Hunkered down with their two dogs, he texted his friends and asked them to watch out for his wife, who was 12 weeks pregnant and half a world away in Greece. Then the Category 5 hurricane began its assault on the island. Irma tore apart structures on St. Thomas, decimating its communication and power grids, leaving thousands homeless, and stranding vacationers. More than 30 people were killed across islands in the Caribbean as the storm swept toward the coast of Florida, where it knocked out power to millions and killed more than 20 people. Fourteen days later, St. Thomas was again ravaged by a storm — Hurricane Maria. That was a year ago. “It’s been a real struggle, the last … [Read more...] about How a local couple’s lives have changed since two hurricanes hit their St. Thomas home