QAnon Supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Headed to Congress

first_imgIf you just want results… There will be a results map on The Times’s home page, and yes, the infamous needle will be back — but only for Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, the only states providing granular enough information for our experts to make educated projections of uncounted votes.If you want constant updates… Times reporters are live-blogging all day and night. This will be your one-stop shop for minute-by-minute updates: race calls, on-the-ground reporting from swing states, news about any voting issues or disruptions, and more.If you want to check in every so often… Times journalists are also producing a live briefing from roughly 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. ET, with an overview of what’s happening in the presidential race, the Senate and House races, and the voting process itself. Elsewhere, Ron Weber, a West Point graduate and lawyer in Ohio who beat three other contenders in a primary and has shared QAnon hashtags and conspiracy theories on social media, lost his race on Tuesday. Election 2020 ›How to Follow the Election Results- Advertisement – Whatever objections others had seemed to melt away after Ms. Greene won the runoff in August. Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the House minority leader, said she would be given committee assignments if elected. Senator Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed by the governor last December and is seeking a full term in a special election in Georgia, readily accepted Ms. Greene’s endorsement.Ms. Greene, for her part, has recently sought to distance herself from her most controversial views. Asked about QAnon in an interview with Fox News, she said she had chosen another path. She also tweeted that she had now accepted that the Pentagon had been hit by a hijacked plane on Sept. 11, 2001, not a missile. But it is Ms. Greene, the victorious candidate in Georgia, whose candidacy has exemplified the party’s difficulties in handling its QAnon problem. Now that she is headed to Congress, the party must decide what to do with her.“I think she will start off with a pretty short leash,” Mr. Buck said.- Advertisement –center_img Even so, he added, there is a fundamental problem: “There is no real establishment or party leadership in the way that there used to be,” and so “members of Congress have realized that there is an open playing field to be whoever you want if you can get attention for yourself.”Ms. Greene, who owns a construction company, has called QAnon “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles out.” She has also made derogatory remarks about Black people, Jews and Muslims.Nearly every elected Republican in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, where Ms. Greene was running for an open House seat, lined up to oppose her after she trounced eight other candidates in the June primary and forced a runoff. But not everyone in the party was as unwelcoming. Mr. Trump posted a congratulatory tweet after Ms. Greene’s strong showing in June, and two of his highest-profile supporters backed her: Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows, the former congressman who is now the White House chief of staff.- Advertisement – Here’s a guide to The Times’s election night coverage, no matter when, how or how often you want to consume it. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Bulldogs Soccer Season Comes To An End

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Boys Soccer team’s season has wrapped up with a 1-0 loss to The South Dearborn Knights in the Opening Round of the Class 2A Sectionals at The Dog Pound.The Knights will take on The Jennings County Panthers in Game 2 on Wednesday Night after the conclusion of The East Central vs. Greensburg game.Courtesy of the IHSAA.last_img

Algona woman identified as victim in Lu Verne bank shooting

first_imgLU VERNE — An Algona woman has been identified as the victim of a shooting at the bank in Lu Verne in Kossuth County.  The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department says they were notified of a possible shooting at about 8:40 Wednesday morning. Emergency personnel responded to Security State Bank and found a female who had sustained a gunshot wound. 43-year-old Jessica Weishaar was pronounced dead at the scene. Law enforcement says they were able to identify the suspect and a vehicle from video surveillance and eyewitness statements and later stopped a vehicle at the 158 mile marker of Interstate 35. The suspect was arrested, but his name has not been released.  Two school districts went into lockdown mode after the robbery. The Lu Verne Elementary school was locked down for about 45 minutes, with Corwith-Wesley-Lu Verne School District officials posting on social media that it was due to an incident that happened in town, adding that there was no threat to anyone at the school. West Hancock school officials locked down all their schools as well for about an hour.last_img read more