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Two things we don’t yet know

Two things we don’t yet know

Donald Rumsfeld once famously said: “Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know”. For that, he won the Plain English Campaign’s Foot In Mouth award…

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YangGangAgain? – Betting on the next Mayor of NYC

YangGangAgain? – Betting on the next Mayor of NYC

, Sadiq Khan is cruising to victory in the delayed London elections, but it’s all to play for across the pond. Bill de Blasio is term-limited, and Democrats have 5 months to choose his successor (in their primary, the Republicans have little chance in the general). There are 38 candidates who have filed and the frontrunner is the both the wildcard and the only one you may have heard of… Andrew Yang (2/1 at Ladbrokes) may have come 9th in…

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With 98% of the votes counted the Dems looks set to gain both Georgia US Senate seats

With 98% of the votes counted the Dems looks set to gain both Georgia US Senate seats

The above from the New York Times shows the big American news overnight that the Democrats look all set to take the two Georgia runoffs seats. This is hugely significant as it means that in the new Senate the split will be 50/50 between the Democrats and the Republicans. Because the casting vote goes to to the Vice President, Kamala Harris from January 20th, Biden will become a President in 2 weeks time with his party controlling both parts of…

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Six hours to go before Georgia voting closes and the pressure builds on Pence who oversees tomorrow’s vital Congress session

Six hours to go before Georgia voting closes and the pressure builds on Pence who oversees tomorrow’s vital Congress session

The Dems now odds-on favourites to win both Runoff races Today must be the most critical non presidential election in modern American history for if the Democrats can take both the Georgia senate seats then the Biden will start his presidency with his party holding the House, the Senate, and of course the White House. As expected Trump is doing his best to put pressure on all parties in order to avoid him being booted out on January 20th as…

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Both Trump and Biden stage Georgia rallies on the eve of today’s Georgia runoffs

Both Trump and Biden stage Georgia rallies on the eve of today’s Georgia runoffs

Trump’s was all about him and appeared like a series of whines particularly against the Republican governor of the state and, of course, the Secretary of State who stood up for democracy in face of huge pressure as we saw in the recording of a phone call he got from the outgoing president. This contrasted with the President-elect who emphasised consistently the importance of the outcome for the future of the US. There was a good analysis of both parties…

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The Georgia runoffs are looking very tight

The Georgia runoffs are looking very tight

In 8 days time in the state of Georgia there are critical elections which will have a huge impact on how the US is governed at the start of the Biden administration. For on November 3rd the Democrats failed to win control of the Senate but there are two seats outstanding in the state of Georgia. One was a regular election that comes round for every 6 years and the other was a special election for a seat that had…

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The Georgia run-offs – almost as important as the Presidential election itself

The Georgia run-offs – almost as important as the Presidential election itself

YouTube video of Lincoln project ad The unfinished business from November 3rd Dan Pfeiffer: has it right here: It is almost impossible to overstate the stakes in the two January 5th runoff elections in Georgia. If Democrats win both races, Joe Biden has a chance to pass his economic, health care, and climate plans. He will be able to confirm his cabinet and appoint judges. Mitch McConnell will be nothing more than a dour annoyance — a grumpy speed bump…

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