The Daily Populous

Sunday October 18th, 2020 evening edition

image for The upset of 2020? Jaime Harrison push to oust Lindsey Graham central to US Senate battle

His opponent is incumbent Lindsey Graham, a close Donald Trump ally and vocal cheerleader for the president.

If he beats Graham, South Carolina would become the first state with two sitting African American senators ever.

The South Carolina senator Tim Scott is one of the few African American senators in the chamber, and the only Black Republican.

There have been 1,974 members of the US senate since it was established in 1789 – only 10 have been Black.

South Carolina has emerged, surprisingly, as one of the best chances Democrats have to get the three or four seats needed to retake control of the Senate.

If Trump was to win the Presidency but Republicans lose control of the Senate it would severely limit the legislation that he could get passed.

A New York Times/Siena College poll of the race published on Thursday found Graham leading Harrison by six percentage points. »

Man denied German citizenship for refusing to shake woman's hand

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A German court ruled on Friday that a Muslim man who refused to shake the hand of a woman should not receive German citizenship.

Nevertheless, he was not granted citizenship because he refused to shake hands with the responsible official when the naturalization certificate was handed over in 2015.

The court said that it made no difference that the man has now declared he will not shake hands with men either. »

Mexican restaurant takes political stand with sign declaring 'No Love, No Tacos'

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The sign advocated equality and social justice, but some found it too politically correct and wrote letters to the owner, Alfonso Medina.

The original sign outside La Carreta Mexican Grill that upset some of Alfonso Medina's customers.

Whoever wrote the letter said they only saw the sign after leaving the restaurant, spending more than $100 and leaving a "generous tip.". »