The Daily Populous

Monday July 6th, 2020 night edition

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An election commissioner in Mississippi claims her intent wasn’t to be racist despite posting on Facebook that she was concerned because “the Blacks” are having lots of voter registration events.

According to a report from the Clarion Ledger, Jones County election commissioner Gail Harrison Welch is now pushing back at people who have questioned the integrity of the election commission where she serves after she made the comments on social media last week.

“I have worked hard to make sure everybody is registered to vote — Black or white, everybody — that’s just how I am.”.

Why the concern at Black people registering to vote then?

And the implication that there is a distinction between “blacks” and “people in Mississippi?”.

“We’ve always in the past had whites really participating in registering to vote.

“I was just trying to strike a match under people and get them to vote — to get everybody to vote,” she said. »

Protester killed on Seattle freeway was dedicated to cause

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SEATTLE (AP) — A person killed Saturday when a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality was remembered Sunday as someone who was dedicated to the cause.

The other person hit in the incident, meanwhile, remained in serious condition Sunday at a Seattle hospital.

Diaz Love, 32, also of Portland, Oregon, was also hit when the car barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters on Interstate 5 early Saturday morning. »

Japan auto companies triple Mexican pay rather than move to US

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But Japan's automakers are largely opting instead to keep operations in place and pay Mexican workers more or even just pay tariffs.

Trump hailed that feature as a way to boost production in the U.S., which has a higher hourly rate than Mexico.

Auto component maker Piolax, will also raise the hourly wage at its Mexican plant to $16 within the year. »

Tesco halts production at Chinese factory over alleged 'forced' labour

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Tesco has suspended production of charity Christmas cards at a factory in China after a six-year-old girl found a message from workers inside one.

The note, found by Florence Widdicombe, was allegedly written by prisoners in Shanghai claiming they were "forced to work against our will".

It asked whoever found the message to contact Peter Humphrey, a British journalist who was himself imprisoned there four years ago. »