The Daily Populous

Thursday September 24th, 2020 day edition

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden Joe BidenBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?'

Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power on Wednesday.

Asked about the president’s remarks during his briefing, Biden told reporters, “What country are we in?”.

The ballots are a disaster,” Trump said when asked if he would commit to making sure there is a peaceful transition of power.

“Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very peaceful — there won't be a transfer, frankly.

Sen. Mitt Romney Willard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?'

Any suggestion that a president might not respect this Constitutional guarantee is both unthinkable and unacceptable,” Romney tweeted Wednesday night. »

2 LMPD officers shot at Brook Street and Broadway, suspect in custody

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Two LMPD officers were shot Wednesday night in downtown Louisville.

One officer, Brett Hankison, was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for his part in the raid on Taylor’s home on March 13.

The FBI Louisville SWAT team has responded to an LMPD officer being shot and will continue to assist in the investigation. »

Democratic regression in comparative perspective: scope, methods, and causes

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Gradually, some of these illiberal democracies became liberal and the ratio gradually improved to about 60% in 2006, when the democratic recession began.

Since then, the increasingly prominent and now dominant trend has been – choose your preferred term – democratic backsliding, erosion, or regression.

But, to quote Karl Marx, while domestic actors “make their own history, … they do not make it as they please.” »

California is ready to pull the plug on gas vehicles

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The plan won’t stop people from owning gas-powered cars or selling them on the used car market.

Tailpipe exhaust from cars, pickups, tractor-trailer rigs and other transportation are the single largest source of air pollution, and California has by far the most cars on the road than any other state.

The federal government has tried to end California’s authority to set emission standards for cars and trucks, a move the state is fighting in court. »

U.S. no longer recognizes Lukashenko as legitimate president of Belarus

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The U.S. no longer recognizes Aleksandr Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus, the State Department said in a statement on Wednesday.

Why it matters: Lukashenko has clung to power with the support of Russia amid seven weeks of protests that have followed a blatantly rigged election.

"The United States cannot consider Aleksandr Lukashenko the legitimately elected leader of Belarus. »