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Georgia Sen. Warnock under investigation for voter registration misconduct

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The Georgia State Election Board voted Wednesday to move forward with an investigation of Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and the New Georgia Project for allegations of voter registration misconduct.

Election officials claim that voter misconduct took place in 2019 while Warnock served as chairman of the board for the New Georgia Project, a voter registration organization founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams in 2014.

Under Georgia election rules, voting registration organizations like the New Georgia Project are required to submit completed voter applications within 10 days from when they are received.

Election officials claim that during the 2019 registration period, 1,268 applications were submitted to the Gwinnett County elections office after the 10-day deadline, according to an investigator for Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Warnock resigned as chairman of the New Georgia Project’s board on Jan. 28, 2020.

The State Election Board voted 3-0 to submit the investigation to Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. The board’s lone Democrat, David Worley, recused himself.

The case has now gone to Attorney General Carr’s office for further investigation and potential prosecution.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Trump: Tanks to Ukraine could escalate to use of ‘NUKES’

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Former President Donald Trump stated bluntly on Truth Social,  “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do!”

Trump was referring to the escalation of war in Ukraine. He, like many other commentators and lawmakers, are warning that the decision to continue sending weapons – and now tanks – could potentially lead to the use of “nuclear weapons.”

It’s mission creep and it’s dangerous, they say.

Why? Because Russian President Valdimir Putin has indicated in two different speeches that he would use nuclear weapons to defend Russia, if needed. Those warnings are not just bluster but a very real possibility.

And the escalation of war is visible.

Russia launched 55 missiles strikes across Ukraine Thursday, leaving 11 dead. The strikes come one day after the United States and Germany agreed to send tanks to Ukraine in an effort to aide the country. 47 of the 55 missiles were shot down according to Ukraine’s Air Force command.

Eleven lives were lost and another 11 were injured additionally leaving 35 buildings damaged in the wake of the attacks. According to The New York Times, Denys Shmyhal, said in a post on Telegram. “The main goal is energy facilities, providing Ukrainians with light and heat,” he said.

Ukraine is now demanding that they need F-16 fighter jets. In a post on twitter Ukrainian lawmaker, Oleksiy Goncharenko said, “Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.”

The US has abstained from sending advanced jets in the chances that a volatile decision could foster more dangerous attacks like former President Trump’s post on Truth referred to. If the US did authorize the decision to lend Ukraine the F-16 jets Netherlands’ foreign minister, Wopke Hoekstra, would be willing to supply them. According to The New York Times, Hoekstra told Dutch lawmakers, “We are open-minded… There are no taboos.”

F-16 fighter jets are complex to work on, they are not the average aircraft that can be learned in a matter of weeks. It can take months for pilots to learn how to fly these birds. European and US officials have the concern that Ukrainian forces could potentially use the jets to fly into Russian airspace and launch attacks on Russian soil.

Western allies are trying to avoid such a provocation, because that could lead to nuclear warfare in reference to what Putin has said he would do to defend his country.

 

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