- New regulation would block claims by people who cross border unlawfully
- Move is ‘illegal’, says ACLU’s director of immigrants’ rights project
For a quick break from DC political news today, an 18-year-old has just become the country’s youngest mayor. In a race against two other candidates, Ben Simons won 41% of the vote and is now charged to represent the roughly 1,000 residents in his hometown Yoncalla, Oregon.
According to KEZI, the local ABC news affiliate, Simons graduated last June as his high school’s valedictorian and has worked as both a city councilor and volunteer firefighter. Now, along with being the city’s mayor, he is a student at Umpqua Community College.
The small town of Yoncalla made history Tuesday night, electing an 18-year-old as their new [email protected] story here: https://t.co/A48xWPoMkl pic.twitter.com/pqB1iEvzIm
The Associated Press, which makes definitive calls in the media about elections, has said it is closely monitoring the governor’s race in Florida, where election officials are still counting absentee ballots. The AP says it could ultimately retract its call for Republican Ron DeSantis:
AP on Tuesday called the election for Republican Ron DeSantis over Democrat Andrew Gillum. DeSantis holds a lead of 38,613 votes out of more than 8.2 million ballots counted a margin of 0.47 percentage points.
Under Florida law, a recount is mandatory if the margin of the winning candidate is less than 0.5 percentage points when the first unofficial count is verified Saturday by Florida’s secretary of state.
Statement from the Gillum campaign moments ago isn’t exactly a retraction of his concession to DeSantis– but that’s more or less the point. pic.twitter.com/aZiEIGhVWu
The drop-off in Broward isn’t limited to one type of voting. There are significantly fewer votes in the Senate race than for Gov (and for Ag commissioner for that matter) whether the ballot was mailed in, cast in-person on election day, or cast early: pic.twitter.com/bLPOdwpZp2