– Advertisement – Pennsylvania’s secretary of state will ask a federal judge to dismiss a new lawsuit by the Trump campaign, which seeks to bar the state from certifying the results of its election between President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden.“The Secretary disputes that Plaintiffs have stated a claim,” lawyers for Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar wrote in a court filing Tuesday, which also asked the judge to move the case to Harrisburg, the state’s capital.Boockvar, a Democrat, “intends to promptly move to dismiss and request expedited consideration of that motion,” the lawyers wrote.- Advertisement – The Trump campaign’s 86-page document accused Pennsylvania of, among other things, ignoring “legislative mandates” by evaluating mail-in ballots “on an entirely parallel track to those ballots cast in person.”This “two-track” system violates the Constitution, the campaign argued.“Pennsylvania has created an illegal two-tiered voting system for the 2020 General Election, devaluing in-person votes,” the complaint alleged.“Democrat-majority counties provided political parties and candidates, including the Trump Campaign, no meaningful access or actual opportunity to review and assess mail-in ballots during the pre-canvassing meetings,” the complaint said.It also alleged that counties favoring Democrats were unfairly advantaged in the contest by reviewing ballots earlier and allowing voters more time to “cure” problems with their votes.Judge Matthew Brann scheduled a telephone status conference for 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday. A clerk for the court told CNBC that media would not be allowed to listen in on the call. – Advertisement – The signal from the Keystone State official came less than a day after the Trump campaign filed its complaint in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, requesting “an emergency order prohibiting Defendants from certifying the results of the General Election.”The suit was filed three days after news outlets, including NBC News, projected that Biden would defeat Trump in Pennsylvania. That projection put Biden over the threshold of 270 electoral votes required to win the election.Trump, however, has not conceded the race. Rather, he has claimed he won, “by a lot,” and has launched a barrage of claims, without providing evidence, about voter fraud and illegality in key states. His campaign has taken legal action in multiple states; some of those lawsuits have already been tossed by judges.- Advertisement – Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks at a press conference regarding election vote counting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 5, 2020.Mark Kauzlarich | Reuters
Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Righthander Jake Gauvin had another complete game shutout for Bucksport, scattering five hits in a 3-0 win on Monday in Orono.Asher Bowden led the Golden Bucks with a double and a single and Ryan Grindle had a pair of singles as the Bucks scored a run in the first inning and two unearned runs in the fourth.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest Posts Bio
TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, Radio.com app — NIACC at Kirkwood — women 5:30, men 7:30 DES MOINES — Drake’s Liam Robbins is not the only post player making an impact in the Missouri Valley Conference. The seven foot sophomore is fifth in the Valley in scoring and tied for fourth in rebounding as the Bulldogs hit the road tonight to Indiana State.That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries who says several teams have impact post players.The Bulldogs are 5-3 in the Valley — high school wrestling last [email protected] Clear LakeLake Mills 64, Clear Lake 11Lake Mills 49, Webster City 24Clear Lake 58, Newman 15Webster City 66, Newman [email protected] Swea CityGarner-Hayfield-Ventura 45, Northwood-Kensett 36Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 50, West Fork 23Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 54, North Union 12Northwood-Kensett 39, West Fork 24Northwood-Kensett 54, North Union 27West Fork 31, North Union [email protected] BrittAlgona 38, West Hancock 36Algona 78, Belmond-Klemme 6Algona 39, Gilbert 22West Hancock 39, Gilbert 29West Hancock 66, Belmond-Klemme 15Gilbert 72, Belmond-Klemme 6 — boys basketball last nightRockford 66, Newan 48Algona 50, St. Edmond 43Belmond-Klemme 59, North Union 44Bishop Garrigan 62, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 53Humboldt 79, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 48Iowa Falls-Alden 91, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 58Lake Mills 70, Eagle Grove 43Osage 50, North Butler 17West Hancock 58, North Iowa 50 WEBSTER CITY — The #4/3A Clear Lake girls outscored Webster City 30-11 in the middle two quarters on their way to a 65-28 win in North Central Conference play last night, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. Sara Faber had 24 points while Darby Dodd had 11 and Chelsey Holck had 10 to lead the Lions, who improve to 14-1 overall and 10-0 in the conference. The Lions host #2/3A Crestwood on Thursday night in a game you can hear on KRIB starting at 6 o’clock. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman, who became one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died. He was 58. The Minnesota Vikings and Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker offered their condolences in separate statements. There was no word on the timing of Doleman’s death, but he had surgery in January 2018 to remove a brain tumor and Baker said he passed away “after a prolonged and courageous battle against cancer.” WEBSTER CITY — The Clear Lake boys jumped out to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter and beat Webster City 65-39 last night in North Central Conference action in Webster City, as you heard on KRIB. Carson Toebe had 18 on the night to lead the Lions, while Andrew Formanek had 16 and Kody Kearns added 12. Clear Lake is now 12-2 overall and 9-0 in the conference and will host Crestwood on Thursday. CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson says the Panthers play a much different Missouri State team tonight in Cedar Falls. The Panthers dominated the Bears 80-57 in Springfield earlier this month.Jacobson says the Bears have gone to a four guard lineup.Jacobson says he is not concerned about his team overlooking the Bears after a lopsided win in the first meeting.Tipoff in Cedar Falls is scheduled for 6 o’clock. — girls basketball last nightNewman 48, Rockford 30Algona 53, St. Edmond 21Bishop Garrigan 50, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 36Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 44, Iowa Falls-Alden 14Lake Mills 75, Eagle Grove 40Osage 63, North Butler 25Saint Ansgar 61, Nashua-Plainfield 24West Hancock 79, North Iowa 10 AMES — The Iowa State men are at home tonight to host top ranked Baylor. The Cyclones are 2-4 in the Big 12 and two weeks ago lost to the Bears in Waco 68-55.That’s ISU coach Steve Prohm who says the Cyclones need to be better defensively.Iowa State is coming off an 80-76 loss at Auburn and Prohm says the Cyclones need to avoid the lapses that prevent them from posting big wins.Tipoff tonight in Ames is scheduled for 8 o’clock. WACO, Texas – Iowa State (12-7, 4-4 Big 12) saw its three-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of No. 2 Baylor (18-1, 7-0 Big 12) 83-62 Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center. Despite a strong second half effort which saw ISU cut the BU lead down to 16, the Cyclones were unable to find a way back from 27-points down. Iowa State was led by Maggie Espenmiller McGraw, who notched 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting. She was joined in double figures by Kristin Scott (15 points, all in the second half), Jade Thurmon (career-high 14) and Ashley Joens (13).