Can Trump Still Win? No. He’s Already Lost.

first_imgThe largest margin to be overturned in a recent recount came in Minnesota’s 2008 Senate contest, when a 215-vote margin for Senator Norm Coleman, the incumbent Republican, was reversed, becoming a 312-vote advantage for Al Franken, the Democratic candidate, after a court ruled that hundreds of absentee ballots were wrongly rejected.In the days since the election, Mr. Trump and his top aides and some supporters have claimed that the vote in key states was marked by rampant fraud, but they have yet to document any evidence of widespread voting malfeasance. Elections officials in all 50 states told The New York Times this week that they were unaware of any fraud or other election improprieties in their states. Mr. Biden’s winning margins in the key battleground states he has captured — 20,000 votes in Wisconsin, 54,000 votes in Pennsylvania and 148,000 votes in Michigan — are well above the thresholds of votes that have been changed in previous recounts.Even in Georgia, where officials are preparing for a hand recount of the ballots, Mr. Biden leads by 14,000 votes, a margin that is unlikely to be reversed.(Mr. Biden also leads by 11,000 votes in Arizona, but elections officials there are still counting absentee votes that arrived by mail.) With no chance to change the popular vote outcome in battleground states, lawyers said Mr. Trump’s legal strategy, such as there is one, appeared to be an attempt to delay state elections officials’ certification of Mr. Biden as the winner, which could throw the question of appointing delegates to the Electoral College to Republican-controlled state legislatures.Even this theory relies on a series of one-in-a-hundred legal bank shots all being successful in multiple states simultaneously — which would certainly result in broad public outrage over reversing the results of a decided election.“Those are the kind of things you wake up thinking about in the middle of the night. It would really blow the roof off if they tried to steal an election in that fashion,” Mr. McDonough said. “If people were to so blatantly disregard the fundamentals of democracy, God knows what would happen, how people would react to it.”Most states are set to certify their election results and declare winners by the end of November — a process that may lead to more official recounts this month but also formal conclusions about the results.“At some point it becomes obvious even to the most ardent supporters of the president that there’s no pathway,” said Lanhee Chen, who was the policy director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. The New York Times and other news media outlets have not anointed Mr. Biden the winner of the presidential election, but have just done the math: The former vice president has won enough states by enough votes that Mr. Trump cannot overcome those deficits through legal challenges or recounts.“He has no chance of overturning the result — it’s just impossible,” said Gerry McDonough, a Democratic elections lawyer who worked for Vice President Al Gore’s legal team on the 2000 Florida recount. “I’m a recount lawyer here in Massachusetts and I get requests from people all the time and they say, ‘I’m just 50 votes behind and we’re sure there were these bad actors.’ I won’t take a case like that.”That 2000 Florida recount came after George W. Bush held an unofficial lead of just 1,784 votes over Mr. Gore the morning after Election Day; his final winning margin in the state was 537 votes.- Advertisement – Five days after television networks and other major news organizations called the presidential election for Joseph R. Biden Jr., President Trump continues to maintain that he “will win.”That is false.- Advertisement – Each day that passes without Mr. Trump providing a court evidence of voting fraud makes his legal odds longer, Democratic and Republican lawyers said.“The path for him winning is being able to back up his rhetoric and find sufficient fraud and irregularities in enough individual states to overturn their results,” said Ben Ginsberg, a Republican lawyer who worked for Mr. Bush in the 2000 election, and who retired this year and turned against Mr. Trump. “So far, they’ve utterly failed to do that and, based on their court filings, are not anywhere close.” – Advertisement – Updated Nov. 12, 2020, 1:52 p.m. ET – Advertisement –last_img read more

$5,000 is top IMCA Modified check at Canyon’s Desert Classic special

first_imgPEORIA, Ariz. ­– Canyon Speedway Park’s Desert Clas­sic moves to an early-point season date in 2016, with a top prize of $5,000 for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modi­fieds on the line at the Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27 special.The Desert Classic feature pays a minimum of $300 to start and is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot quali­fying event. The entry fee of $100 will be payable at the gate.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded.Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps follow the 5 p.m. drivers’ meeting at racing starts at 7 p.m.Spectator admission is $18 for adults, $6 for kids ages 7-13 and free for six and under. Pit passes are $30 for members or $35 for non-members.An open practice runs from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25.More information about the Desert Classic is availa­ble by calling 602 258-7223, on Facebook and at the website.last_img read more

Cricket News Vijay Hazare 2018-19: Prithvi Shaw smashes 129 off 81 balls to hand strong start to Mumbai against Railways

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Indian prodigy Prithvi Shaw on Sunday (September 23) smashed a brilliant 129 runs off just 81 balls while playing for Mumbai against Railways at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19. Prithvi Shaw’s swashbuckling innings consisted of 14 boundaries and 6 sixes as he tonked the Railways’ bowlers out of the park with ease.Led by Ajinkya Rahane, Mumbai won the toss and elected to bat first in the batting-friendly pitch of the Chinnaswamy Stadium.Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer scored 144 runs off just 118 balls with 8 boundaries and 10 sixes in his account.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018, India vs Pakistan Preview: Arch-rivals collide again for a berth in final Railways (Playing XI): Saurabh Wakaskar(c), Anureet Singh, ACP Mishra, Ashish Yadav, Prashant Awasthi, Mrunal Devdhar, Avinash Yadav, Ankit Yadav, Amit Paunikar(w), Harsh Tyagi, Karan SharmaMumbai (Playing XI): Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Siddhesh Lad, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Prithvi Shaw, Shams Mulani, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dubey, Vijay GohilALSO READ: Ayushman Bharat Scheme Live UpdatesEarlier, Mumbai had thrashed defending champions Karnataka by 88 runs to pick up their second victory in Group A, courtesy to splendid centuries by skipper Ajinkya Rahane (148) and Shreyas Iyer (110). Mumbai scored a huge 362 for 5 in 50 Overs to mount a massive target for the defending champions.Brief Scores Mumbai vs Karnataka: Mumbai 362/5 in 50 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 148, Shreyas Iyer 110; K Gowtham 1-40) beat Karnataka 274 in 45 overs (Mayank Agarwal 66; Shams Mulani 4-71) by 88 runs. last_img read more

What channel is Warriors vs. Raptors on today? Game 5 time, TV schedule for 2019 NBA Finals

first_imgMORE: How will the Finals affect Kevin Durant’s free agency?The game could have been the last ever in Oracle Arena should the series not return to Oakland. Klay Thompson returned from injury after sitting out Game 3, but even his team-high 28 points weren’t enough to overcome the Raptors’ second-half surge. The hobbled Warriors also welcomed the return of an injured Kevon Looney, but they were still without Kevin Durant.The good news for Warriors fans is that Durant practiced with the team on Sunday for the first time since suffering a calf injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals. Durant traveled with the team to Toronto for Games 1 and 2 of this series but was never active. The two-time Finals MVP likely wants to make an on-court statement before his impending free agency this summer. Here’s everything you need to know about watching Game 5 between the Warriors and Raptors, including the tipoff time and TV channel. What channel is Warriors vs. Raptors on today? Time, TV for NBA Finals Game 5Event: Game 5, 2019 NBA FinalsDate: Monday, June 10Time: 9 p.m. ETTV Channel: ABCStream: Watch ESPNLive scores: SN ScoreboardIn addition to ABC broadcasting Monday’s coverage, Game 5 can be streamed using Watch ESPN.Viewers in Canada will be able to watch the NBA Finals alternating between Sportsnet and TSN. Sportsnet has broadcast rights to the odd-numbered games while TSN owns the evens.NBA Finals 2019 schedule, series resultsDateMatchupTime (TV channel)May 30Raptors 118, Warriors 109Toronto leads 1-0June 2Warriors 109, Raptors 104Series tied 1-1June 5Raptors 123, Warriors 109Toronto leads 2-1June 7Raptors 105, Warriors 92Toronto leads 3-1June 10Game 5 at Toronto9 p.m. ET (ABC/SN1)June 13*Game 6 at Golden State9 p.m. ET (ABC/TSN)June 16*Game 7 at Toronto8 p.m. ET (ABC/SN1)(*If necessary) Not too many people predicted this eight months ago when the NBA season tipped off: The Raptors are one win shy of claiming the franchise’s first NBA title.The Raptors return home Monday to Scotiabank Arena with a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Warriors after an impressive third quarter in Game 4 propelled them to a 105-92 victory on Friday night. Despite shooting just 34 percent overall in the third quarter and making only two 3-point attempts, Toronto used a 27-12 run in the third to pull away from the Warriors. Kawhi Leonard finished with 36 points.last_img read more