Daily Archives: July 30, 2020

US Elections 2020: Why Trump cannot delay the election + plus truth about mail-in voting

The president suggested postponing the presidential election in a tweet on Thursday July 30, but he doesn’t have that power

Donald Trump boards Air Force One in Maryland on 29 July.

Donald Trump boards Air Force One in Maryland on 29 July. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

in New York – The Guardian – Published onThu 30 Jul 2020 18.18 BST
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No. The president cannot act on his own to move the date of the election. The constitution gives state legislatures and Congress the ability to set the dates of elections. It does not give the president any power to do so.          Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision on use of recount votes

Guyana – Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal on Thursday by a unanimous decision upheld an earlier ruling that votes from the national recount of ballots must be used to declare the results of the March, 2020 general and regional elections in Guyana.

It dismissed the appeal filed by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) agent Ms. Misengna Jones who in her earlier application sought to compel the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to utilise the 10 declarations by the Returning Officers as the basis for announcing the winner of the March 2020 elections.    Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Three separate private criminal charges filed against GECOM Chair

Retired Justice Claudette Singh

The Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice Claudette Singh, is expected to make her first appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, on August 5, 2020-after three private criminal charges were filed against her yesterday morning- alleging misconduct in public office.  These private charges follow earlier private charges against CEO Lowenfield.        Continue reading

TRINIDAD: Crackdown on illegal migrants from Venezuela: COVID-19 threat

PORT OF SPAIN (CMC) – The Trinidad and Tobago government has said it would crack down on legal Venezuelan migrants engaged in illegally allowing their relatives and friends from the South American country to enter the island as health authorities confirmed an increase in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases here.

National Security Ministry Stuart Young, speaking at the Ministry of Health virtual news conference, said the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) and other national security agencies will be searching for and detaining anyone involved in human trafficking or anyone harbouring illegal immigrants.          

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World Politics: China v America: who is in charge? | The Economist – VIDEO

China v America: who is in charge? | The Economist 

Global leadership has been missing during the covid-19 pandemic. While President Trump has been pulling America out of global organisations like the WHO, China is seeking to increase its international influence, creating a shift in the world order. Read more here: https://econ.st/3eD5c7n