The Daily Populous

Sunday December 11st, 2022 morning edition

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Everywhere he went, people would spontaneously break into song and dance, thanking their “favorite president” for stepping up to rescue the country.

No, these would be extremely flattering ones, giving him six-pack abs and hair that doesn’t look like it could blow away in the wind.

He’d call into Fox News and they’d tell the audience, “We are in the presence of greatness!”

The Republican Party would introduce legislation abolishing the presidential primary, and just give him the nomination.

And maybe they’d throw in an addendum that, once he won the general, they’d get rid of the entire electoral process.

And of course, no one should assume that the GOP currently giving Trump the cold shoulder actually means anything when it comes to 2024.

On the other hand, Mitt Romney would like to go on the record that he’d sooner vote for Seamus the roof-shitting Irish setter for president than Trump. »

Don’t Vote for Just One: Ranked Choice Voting Is Gaining Ground

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Voters in Alaska and a handful of other cities used ranked choice voting for the first time during this year’s midterms.

Ranked Choice Voting Survived Its Biggest Election Season Yet Quick View Ranked Choice Voting Survived Its Biggest Election Season Yet Local election officials say voter education and state law changes are needed.

Ranked choice is quickly growing, said Deb Otis, director of research at FairVote, a nonprofit that advocates for ranked choice voting nationwide. »

Viktor Bout: Freed Russian arms dealer "wholeheartedly" supports Ukraine war

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Freed Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout said on Saturday he “wholeheartedly” supports Moscow’s so-called “military operation” in Ukraine and that if he had the opportunity and necessary skills, he would “certainly go as a volunteer.”.

Bout, nicknamed the “Merchant of Death” by his accusers, was released Thursday from US detention in a prisoner swap for US basketball star Brittney Griner.

Viktor Bout arrives at Westchester County Airport November 16, 2010 in White Plains, New York. U.S. Department of Justice/Getty Images. »

Identical twin sisters were accused of cheating on a test. A jury awarded them $1.5 million.

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Identical twin sisters accused of cheating on their year-end medical school exams have won a defamation case against the Medical University of South Carolina.

The sisters' identical answers to 296 of 307 questions, including 54 wrong answers, raised alarm bells among university officials, who launched an investigation into the twins' performance.

After a four-day trial in November, a South Carolina jury decided the school had defamed the sisters and awarded them a total of $1.5 million in damages. »

Twitter relaunching subscriber service after debacle

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NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is once again attempting to launch its premium service, a month after a previous attempt failed .

After Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion in October, he launched a service granting blue checks to anyone willing to pay $8 a month .

But it was inundated by imposter accounts, including those impersonating Musk’s businesses Tesla and SpaceX, so Twitter suspended the service days after its launch. »