The Daily Populous

Tuesday October 16th, 2018 day edition

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At least 90,000 voters were purged from Nevada’s voter rolls over the years 2016 and 2017, according to a list provided to media by the Nevada Secretary of State.

According to the fund’s press release, the voters in question were removed from the Silver State’s voter rolls by way of a postcard removal scheme.

Similar methods of removing voters from voter rolls have been enacted by several Republican secretaries of state across the country in recent years.

The [original] postcards were not forwardable–meaning if a voter moved, the postcard wouldn’t follow them to their new address.

The Monday press release claims, however, that many of the voters removed from Nevada’s rolls in this fashion actually hadn’t moved at all.

Apparently in response to this impending lawsuit, Cegavske recently released the list of purged voters for the past two years.

This database has been heavily criticized by voting rights advocates for its apparent tendency to discriminate against black voters and for being wildly inaccurate. »

"Time off to Vote" Notices

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The California Elections Code section 14001 requires employers to post a notice to employees advising them of provisions for taking paid leave for the purpose of voting in statewide elections.

Employees are eligible for paid time off for the purpose of voting only if they do not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote.

Employers may require time off to be taken only at the beginning or end of the employee's shift. »

Cherokee Nation issues statement on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's DNA test results

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TAHLEQUAH - The Cherokee Nation issued a statement Monday on Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren's DNA test results.

This afternoon the Cherokee Nation released a statement that said in part that DNA tests are useless in determining tribal citizenship and people using DNA to connect themselves to Cherokee Nation is inappropriate.

Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. »

Google latest to withdraw from Saudi conference

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(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday became the latest company to drop out of a business conference in Saudi Arabia.

A Google sign is seen during the WAIC (World Artificial Intelligence Conference) in Shanghai, China, September 17, 2018.

Pressure has mounted on Saudi Arabia since prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi policies, went missing. »

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

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"While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend.

Through Vulcan, Allen's network of philanthropic efforts and organizations, the Microsoft co-founder supported research in artificial intelligence and new frontier technologies.

Current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Allen made "indispensible" contributions to Microsoft and the technology industry. »