The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 27th, 2021 day edition

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Frank reportedly caught sight of 72-year-old Republican voter Ralph Thurman attempting to vote twice – once for himself and once for his son, a registered Democrat.

He was sentenced to three years probation and is now prohibited from voting for the next four years, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Republican specifically promised that reports leading to convictions would earn at least $25,000, telling would-be informants to contact their local authorities.

RELATED: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick claims if Democrats win, it will be "because they stole it".

RELATED: Republicans are encouraging people to report voter fraud for up to a $1 million reward.

"I just think it's extremely ironic…they were trying to see voter fraud from someone that was a Democrat.

And it turns out that, at least for me, for my case that I witnessed, it was a Republican voter. »

2 million Brits get a raise as minimum wage jumps to $13 an hour

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London (CNN Business) Up to 2 million UK workers will be getting bigger paychecks starting in April following a hike to the minimum wage.

The minimum hourly wage for people over the age of 23 will increase by 6.6% to £9.50 ($13), the government said ahead of its budget announcement on Wednesday.

criticized as inadequate because The increase to the National Living Wage is more than twice the current inflation rate of 3.1%. »

The $3.50 go-anywhere ticket to fight climate change

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Fifteen years after it was first proposed, Austria's new Klimaticket, or climate ticket, goes live on October 26.

Offering seamless travel across all modes of public transport it is intended to galvanize the Alpine nation's fight against climate change.

Switzerland, Austria and Germany, among others, offer monthly travel passes, half-fare cards and other discounts to encourage public transport use. »

US McDonald's workers strike to protest workplace harassment

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McDonald’s workers in 12 U.S. cities walked off the job Tuesday to protest what they say is an ongoing problem of sexual harassment and violence in the company’s stores.

This is the fifth time since 2018 that McDonald’s workers have struck the company over what they say are inadequate efforts to stop sexual harassment in its stores.

At least 50 workers have filed charges against McDonald’s alleging verbal and physical harassment over the last five years. »

Blizzard Cancels BlizzConline 2022, Reimagining The Event For The Future

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Blizzard announced today that it was taking a "step back" and putting planning for next year's BlizzCon on "pause."

The event, which was originally scheduled for early 2022, has been all but canceled at this point with this announcement.

The lawsuit was filed in July, and since has seen many high profile Blizzard employees forced out of the company, including former Blizzard president J. Allen Brack. »