How William Rehnquist led to the new monumental challenge to presidential election rules

CNN  —  When Chief Justice William Rehnquist helped decide the 2000 presidential election, his radical legal theory failed to gain a majority. But today’s conservative court is giving it another chance, in a case that could transform elections in 2024 and beyond. Back in 2000, the justices by a 5-4 vote stopped Florida recounts and … Read more

Raphael Warnock: Sky-high Black turnout fueled his previous win. Will Georgia do it again?

Atlanta CNN — Former UN Ambassador Andrew Young rode his scooter alongside Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, Martin Luther King III and an enthusiastic crowd of walkers on a recent Sunday in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood . The group stopped at an early polling station to vote, forming a line with some waiting up to an … Read more

Moore County: FBI joins investigation into North Carolina power outage caused by ‘intentional’ attacks on substations as officials work to determine a motive and suspect

CNN — With no suspects or announced motives, the FBI joins the investigation into power outages in a North Carolina county that were allegedly caused by “intentional” and “targeted” attacks on substations that left about 40 000 customers in the dark on Saturday evening, causing a curfew and declaration of emergency. The massive outage in … Read more

Tampa police chief placed on leave after flashing badge during traffic stop

CNN — Tampa Police Chief Mary O’Connor has been placed on administrative leave after body camera footage taken during a traffic stop last month revealed she told a deputy that she “hoped you’d let us go tonight” and flashed her badge. O’Connor was a passenger in a golf cart, which was pulled over for driving … Read more

‘SNL’ tackles Herschel Walker’s campaign in Georgia runoff election

CNN — The run-off for Georgia’s remaining U.S. Senate seat was in the spotlight on the latest episode of “Saturday Night Live.” The show opened with the Republican senators meeting with Kenan Thompson as Herschel Walker to talk about Tuesday’s election. “Herschel, the midterm elections weren’t the red wave we were hoping for, but we … Read more

A power outage in North Carolina is being investigated as a ‘criminal occurrence,’ authorities say

CNN — A major power outage affecting approximately 40,000 customers in North Carolina’s Moore County is being investigated as a “criminal occurrence” after crews found signs of potential vandalism at multiple locations, authorities announced. Several communities across the county began experiencing power outages just after 7 p.m. Saturday, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office said in … Read more

What we know about Georgia voters ahead of Senate runoff

CNN — For two years, the eyes of the political world have not ceased to turn to Georgia. And for the second time in two years, voters in this key state will choose their senator in a runoff, which this time will determine whether Democrats expand their majority to 50-50. Early data shows that voters … Read more

Democrats vote to move forward with Biden plan to put South Carolina first on 2024 primary calendar

CNN — The Democratic National Committee’s regulatory arm voted on Friday to approve a proposal to radically reshape the 2024 presidential nomination calendar and make South Carolina the first state to hold a primary, followed by Nevada and New Hampshire on same day a few days later, then Georgia and Michigan before Super Tuesday. President … Read more

US Navy sends a message to adversaries with a rare submarine port visit in Indian Ocean

CNN — The US military wants its adversaries, as well as its allies, to know that, for the first time, a US Navy nuclear ballistic missile submarine has docked on the remote island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean as part of a month long deployment. This week, the Navy revealed the USS West … Read more

CNN Poll: Warnock holds a narrow edge over Walker in final undecided Senate contest

CNN — In the final Senate undecided contest of 2022, Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia holds a narrow lead over Republican challenger Herschel Walker among those likely to vote in a runoff on Tuesday, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. The survey shows Walker faces many questions about his honesty and … Read more