The Daily Populous

Tuesday October 20th, 2020 day edition

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The virtual debate, staged through separate video links to ensure safety amid the pandemic, was a chance for voters to get to grips with one of the most volatile and chaotic races in the nation.

Some 20 candidates are standing in a race which, as a special election, had no primary.

Loeffler, who was appointed to the seat in January following the resignation of Johnny Isakson, is having to fend off a fierce challenge from Doug Collins, an avidly Trump-supporting congressman.

The pair have been scrambling over each other in a rapid dash to the right, trying to outdo the other in their radical conservative credentials.

“You’ve attacked my hair, my makeup, how I talk, my clothes, where I’m from,” Loeffler said, adding: “I am the true conservative.

I don’t have to have a record I have to lie about,” the Gainesville Times reported.

Collins shot back: “I’ve never mentioned anything personally – her fixtures, hair or anything else. »

Millennials get little satisfaction from democracy - Cambridge study

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LONDON (Reuters) - Young people are less satisfied with democracy and more disillusioned than at any other time in the past century, especially in Europe, North America, Africa and Australia, a study by the University of Cambridge has found.

But satisfaction has increased in Germany, South Korea and many of the post-Communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

The Cambridge Centre for the Future of Democracy delved into data from over 4.8 million respondents collected across 160 countries between 1973 and 2020. »

Poll worker fired for turning away voters with BLM shirts

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A poll worker in Memphis, Tennessee, has been fired after turning away early voters who were wearing “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can’t Breathe” shirts, an elections official said Monday.

The worker was fired Friday after officials received a call from a witness at the Dave Wells Community Center in Memphis, Shelby County Election Commission spokeswoman Suzanne Thompson said.

Tennessee law does not allow voters to wear items bearing the name of a candidate or a political party in a polling place. »

‘Do Not Invite Anyone Over' to Your Home, Chicago's Top Doctor Urges

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"Please do not invite anyone over to your house or apartment," Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said Monday.

Arwady's comments come as city officials held a press conference to "sound the alarm" on rising metrics across Chicago.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned Monday that Chicago is in the "second surge" of the coronavirus pandemic as the city sees cases spike at "concerning" levels. »

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly signed off on a Facebook algorithm change that throttled traffic to progressive news sites — and one site says that quiet change cost them $400,000 to $600,000 a year

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In particular, the move affected Mother Jones, a left-leaning news outlet known for its investigations, WSJ reported.

"We did not make changes with the intent of impacting individual publishers," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider.

In turn, Mark Zuckerberg signed off on an alternative that targeted "left-leaning sites like Mother Jones...more than previously planned," WSJ reported. »