A look at the technical issues in the Windham, NH ballot audit. https://madfileformatscience.garymcgath.com/2021/05/28/ballot-scanning/
Miscount in Windham, NH vote appears to be due to a machine's misfolding of absentee ballots. a fold over the oval next to a candidate's name got read as a vote by the optical machines. Not fraud, but one more thing to guard against in future elections.
NH doesn't have computerized voting, just ballot-scanning machines.
U.S. Solicitor General sides with Massachusetts' taxing of income by New Hampshire residents earned in New Hampshire. Claims NH only harmed "indirectly." https://www.unionleader.com/news/politics/national/u-s-solicitor-general-slams-nh-arguments-that-mass-income-tax-violates-sovereignty/article_5d8e8d1f-da0b-5eea-ae53-8f4208b19f92.html
New Hampshire cops love to distribute trophy photos of people arrested for things like drug possession to the media. This bill would put a stop to that. https://www.unionleader.com/news/health/coronavirus/n-h-bill-to-keep-mug-shots-from-being-viewed-by-public-clears-committee/article_ff3a4680-4555-5134-ab28-8e97f1e23830.html?block_id=998119
A piece of Newspeak I hadn't previously been familiar with: "environmental justice communities ... are defined as lower-income and disproportionately resident of colors." If you have money and a light skin, then you're against "environmental justice," whatever that is.
The new boss (Biden), same as the old boss. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/25/i-thought-trumps-defeat-meant-ice-would-stop-targeting-my-husband-why-is-it-no-different-under-biden/
Some people think DeSantis is vaguely libertarian. His enthusiastic signing of a law denying websites the freedom to control what they carry (unless they're run by Disney) should end any such notion. https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2021/05/24/florida-in-a-first-will-fine-social-media-companies-that-ban-candidates/
America continues to imprison children in the most appalling of conditions. As it has for many years. Those who want to call America "moral" need to have their moral compass checked.
As the evidence that the novel coronavirus may have escaped a Wuhan research lab becomes more interesting, a Forbes article goes after the far less plausible idea that it was intentionally created and released to target humans. Then it switches its conclusions at the end, claiming to have refuted a hypothesis it didn't even address.
Fighting disinformation is good. Homeland Security deciding what constitutes disinformation is bad. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/23/alejandro-mayorkas-targets-kids-bid-tackle-disinfo/
This is seriously unpleasant and could get worse. Belarus hijacked a commercial flight and grabbed a dissident journalist. EU responses will likely start with cutting off Belarusian airspace and could get worse. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/belarus-ryanair-airplane-hijack-journalist/2021/05/24/9d6dbd0a-bc15-11eb-922a-c40c9774bc48_story.html
Jackson, NH divorces itself from Andrew Jackson. https://www.unionleader.com/news/local/jackson-voters-agree-to-rededicate-town-in-social-justice-push/article_5b693388-4fad-508b-bc6a-2d6b90fc2b2a.html
HIPAA doesn't forbid anyone from asking your vaccination status. It does prohibit healthcare providers from disclosing the information without your consent.
This is outside my professional specialties, but I've researched and written a bunch of articles on HIPAA and have a fair idea how it works.
Springfield, IL thugs with badges grab child's ashes, dump them on the ground in front of father because they might be "drugs." 10 to 1 they get qualified immunity because no cop has ever done that particular horrible thing before. https://nypost.com/2021/05/22/police-mistook-childs-ashes-for-drugs-during-traffic-stop/
It happens constantly: People are less concerned about threats of murder than about presumed racial attitudes. https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2021/05/21/amazon-shuts-down-connecticut-construction-site-after-7th-noose-found/
The family of Ashli Babbitt, who was fatally shot by police during the Capitol riot, is suing. I wonder if this will bring more conservatives around against qualified immunity. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/20/family-ashli-babbitt-lawsuit-capitol-police/
Ian Freeman, Keene, NH Bitcoin activist, released on bail. His "crime": an "unlicensed currency exchange." https://www.unionleader.com/news/courts/keene-man-accused-of-running-unlicensed-currency-exchange-released-on-bail-to-home-detention/article_8ed06f71-2714-51c7-aa47-cc6d422dc5b6.html?block_id=868819
The vile Chicago Fraternal Order of Police vs. the equally vile Lori Lightfoot. In other words, normal Chicago politics. https://nypost.com/2021/05/21/chicago-cops-issue-vote-of-no-confidence-to-mayor-lightfoot/
The Plymouth, MA government discovers it can't opt out of the First Amendment. https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2021/05/20/plymouth-officials-to-amend-bylaws-following-pressure-from-aclu-over-anti-biden-sign-fines/
The other day I tweeted about a report of blatant racism by Chicago's mayor, then deleted it because the evidence for such a strong accusation wasn't strong enough. Now, unless The Hill is fabricating quotes, she's openly admitted to skin-color requirements for granting an interview. https://thehill.com/homenews/media/554363-chicago-mayor-sparks-backlash-after-limiting-media-interviews-to-people-of
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