The Daily Populous

Thursday July 21st, 2022 night edition

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Mr Trump has seized on a recent Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling which outlaws ballot drop boxes in future elections, claiming that the court’s ruling that the Wisconsin Election Commission exceeded its authority by authorising drop box use as a pandemic mitigation measure means President Joe Biden’s win in state is invalid.

In a statement, Mr Trump asked: “So what’s Speaker Robin Vos doing on the Great Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling declaring hundreds of thousands of Drop Box votes to be illegal?”.

In reality, the court ruling did not invalidate a single vote cast by drop box.

And neither Mr Vos nor the Wisconsin legislature have the authority to retroactively invalidate votes or rescind electoral votes.

But that has not stopped Mr Trump from arguing to the contrary.

In an interview with Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN, Mr Vos said he recieved a phone call last week in which the former president again demanded that somehow find a way to reverse his 2020 loss.

“It’s very consistent — he makes his case ... he would like us to do something different in Wisconsin, I explained that it's not allowed under the Constitution,” said Mr Vos, who added that the former president “has a different opinion”. »

Toddler and her father killed in Montana after a man drove into a family and started shooting, officials say

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A man drove his vehicle into a family walking on a Montana road before opening fire on the group with a shotgun, killing a toddler and a 39-year-old man, authorities said Tuesday.

One of the women, Christina Siau, 30, killed the suspect, Derick Madden, 37, after he attacked her with a knife, the Glacier County Sheriff’s Office said.

She had been holding her daughter, McKenzie Siau, 1, who died of her injuries, the sheriff's office said. »

Republicans Took a Woman’s Right to Choose. Now They’re Threatening Her Right to Travel

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The law would have protected the ability to travel from states where abortion is banned to states where it remains legal to receive care.

Senate Republicans, led by James Lankford of Oklahoma, have already blocked the measure, characterizing it a solution in need of a problem.

“No state has banned interstate travel for adult women seeking to obtain an abortion,” Lankford said. »

Has the Secret Service Been Compromised? What We Do Know, What We Don't

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"Vital for Americans to know immediately whether United States Secret Service has been dangerously compromised," he added.

Sarah Reese Jones of PoliticusUSA pointed to an article written by her colleague, Jason Easley, that outlined a number of questions for the Secret Service.

However, the Secret Service issued a strongly worded statement saying the "insinuation that the Secret Service maliciously deleted text messages following a request is false.". »

Medals of Honor for soldiers who perpetrated Wounded Knee massacre may be rescinded

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The legislation to revoke the medals passed the House of Representatives as an amendment to the fiscal 2023 defense policy bill.

Some 20 soldiers received the Medal of Honor following the Dec. 29, 1890, massacre near Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, where troops from the 7th Cavalry and accompanying artillery units killed hundreds of Lakota men, women and children.

Congress officially apologized for the massacre in 1990, near its 100th anniversary, but did not rescind the medals then. »