The Daily Populous

Sunday November 1st, 2020 morning edition

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Texas Republicans have asked a federal judge to throw out at least 117,000 ballots cast in Harris County, a heavily Democratic area that has experienced an unprecedented surge in early voting this month.

Republicans claim that Harris County’s use of drive-thru voting violates the U.S. Constitution, requiring the judge to throw out every ballot cast this way—more than 117,000 as of Friday.

Harris County raised the idea of drive-thru voting in June, and Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs promptly approved it.

Yet Republicans did not contest drive-thru voting in court until Oct. 15, two days after the start of early voting.

On that day, the Harris County Republican Party, joined by several GOP operatives, asked the Texas Supreme Court to halt drive-thru voting.

Republicans then went back to the Texas Supreme Court, asking it to toss out every ballot cast via drive-thru voting.

Republicans think the federal judiciary will thwart a Biden victory in Texas. »

Lyon shooting: Greek Orthodox priest seriously wounded

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An attacker armed with a sawn-off shotgun wounded a Greek Orthodox priest in a shooting in the southeastern French city of Lyon before fleeing, police sources said on Saturday.

The priest was closing his church in the city's seventh arrondissement when the attack happened, the source told AFP, who asked not to be named.

The priest is now in a local hospital after being hit in the abdomen, a police official told The Associated Press. »

Employers Should Reward Workers for Accomplishments, Not Hours Worked

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AUSTIN, Texas – Paying employees based on hours worked is a time-honored tradition in many professions, such as law.

When organizations with a mix of high- to low-performing employees base rewards on hours worked, all employees see compensation as unfair, and they end up putting in less effort on the job.

Low performers assume their overachieving colleagues will carry the load, while they’re compensated regardless. »