Fox is reporting the final results in the New Hampshire primaries. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders win. If you wondered how that could be when most of the state has not even voted yet, that’s a darn good question.
Check it out here. It appears to actually be Fox and not a spoof site.
I think this came up before with reference to elections in the past on other media and the story was it was a ‘testing placeholder’.
That said, even if that’s what it is, not the best idea to still have it up after voting has started.
Someone finally got around to resetting the numbers.
We’ll have to see how close Fox’s ‘test’ numbers are to reality as the numbers come in.
In a statement to Mediaite, chief digital officer Jeff Misenti said that, “During routine testing in preparation for the New Hampshire primary a malfunction occurred which briefly showed errant data on our website. This error has been rectified. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.”
A young New Hampshire supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) named Grace explained her support for the Democratic socialist Tuesday, saying “obviously the free college aspect is awesome.”
Sanders has run on a left-wing, populist platform that has called for free public college, a massive hike in the minimum wage, and single-payer, universal health care. His opponent, Hillary Clinton, has struggled to gain traction with younger voters despite being the frontrunner in the Democratic race since announcing her candidacy last year.
MSNBC field reporter Jacob Soboroff talked to Grace on a bus on the way to the primary polls. He discovered this would be her first time voting.
“It is interesting that a lot of young women are choosing Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton,” Soboroff said. “What went into your decision?”
“I like his ideas of being a Democratic socialist. Obviously, the free college aspect is awesome,” she said.
“And people that you’re friends with sort of going for Bernie as well?” Soboroff asked.
“Yeah,” she said.
Clinton was crushed by Sanders among young voters in the Iowa caucus, losing by 70 points en route to a virtual tie in the statewide vote. Sanders has maintained a commanding lead in New Hampshire polls, and the Clinton campaign has downplayed expectations for the primary results in anticipation of a likely defeat.
Louis Farrakhan, the longtime Nation of Islam leader most well known for his racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric, accepted an invitation to speak at an upcoming rally in Iran following an address by the Islamic Republic’s president, Hassan Rouhani, according to Persian language reports.
Farrakhan, as well as other leaders of the global Islamic movement, will travel to Iran to participate in festivities surrounding the 1979 revolution, in which Iranian hardliners deposed the former government, according to Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency.
One Iranian reporter, Sobhan Hassanvand, announced the news on Twitter, describing it as “BIG.”
Hassanvand inaccurately claimed that Farrakhan would meet with Rouhani. In a correction, he clarified that Farrakhan would deliver a speech directly after the Iranian president. “Rouhani, Farrakhan might meet,” he tweeted.
Joint Terrorism Task Force agents raided the Montesano home of a man who told an undercover agent he wanted to fight with the Islamic State group.
Federal agents with the Seattle Joint Terrorism Task Force have arrested an Army deserter and purported sympathizer of the Islamic State group for illegally possessing automatic weapons and other firearms.
Daniel Seth Franey, 33, was arrested during a Saturday raid at his home in Montesano, Grays Harbor County. He appeared Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Strombom, who ordered him detained pending a preliminary hearing Feb. 22. He is charged with five felony counts of unlawful possession of the weapons.
The complaint says Franey is the subject of a domestic-violence protective order out of Illinois, which bars him from possessing firearms.[…]
On Jan. 29, according to the search warrant, Franey spoke with the undercover agent on the telephone and allegedly agreed to purchase one of the rifles and expressed a desire to engage in violence.
“You know who I’m after — feds, pigs, politicians, bankers, policy makers, think tankers, the whole crew … Anyone who is not furthering the black flag” of ISIL, he said.
At the end of a long political road, West Virginia may have arrived at the place conservatives think the Mountain State belongs. The Republican-controlled legislature has sent a right-to-work bill to the desk of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat.
The governor has promised to block the legislation. But Republicans say they’re already lining up the votes to overcome that veto. And, barring any unforeseen developments, West Virginia soon will become the 26th state to adopt a right-to-work law.
Long a bastion of organized labor, West Virginia has remained a blue state for most of the 20th century, voting in presidential elections for Democrat Franklin Roosevelt in 1932 and against Republican George H.W. Bush in 1988. But its place on the political spectrum may have shifted significantly.
The Obama administration’s regulatory “war on coal” created casualties in the fossil-fuel dependent state and an opportunity for Republicans in 2014. During state elections that year, “it seemed like everyone was running against Obama,” Mike Plante, a longtime Democrat strategist based in Charleston, W.Va.,told The Daily Signal.
The Grand Old Party won big, taking control of the state legislature for the first time in 83 years. At the top of the Republican agenda: bringing West Virginia in line with the rest of the South on the right to work.
More than half of the states in the country have adopted right-to-work laws. And almost every state in the South is doing it. Currently, Kentucky and West Virginia are the only states holding out.
The legislation advanced out of the state Senate by a party-line vote, 17-16. The House last week followed suit, approving the measure 54-46. Tomblin has until Thursday to veto the bill.
I am proud, I am proud! That when she was secretary of state, she didn’t just go to places of comfort and convenience where everything was going right, she went to war-torn countries. She went to places where there is famine and distress. And she went not just to wave the American flags, but to roll up her sleeves and help, because we live on one planet, and every human being has worth and dignity. She saw that, she fought for it, and she advanced American interests through service. That’s the kind of secretary of state she was. So at a point in American history, where we have not seen a person as qualified as her for the White House since George Washington, it is not surprising that a whole bunch of people — not just other folks out there in the Democratic primary — but a whole bunch of people are out there trying to attack her, sling mud at her, sling hate at her.
Dixville Notch, New Hampshire (CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders got an early boost Tuesday as they won the vote in Dixville Notch, the New Hampshire hamlet that is home to the first vote in the first-in-the-nation primary.
Sanders shut out Hillary Clinton, 4-0, while Kasich bested Donald Trump, 3-2.
Those were the only nine votes cast.
Nestled into the White Mountains in New Hampshire’s northernmost reaches, Dixville Notch and two nearby towns, Hart’s Location and Millsfield, don’t count for many votes, but they do offer one positive for the winners: For nearly a full day, they’re ahead in the only results that have been tallied in the Granite State’s crucial primary.
In Millsfield, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the GOP vote with nine votes compared to Trump’s three, while several other GOP candidates received one vote apiece. Clinton received two votes to beat Sanders, who received one.
Iran-backed militias have seized homes, businesses and cultural sites, including churches belonging to Baghdad’s Christian communities, forcing individuals to resettle and forfeit all their belongings, according to members of the Christian members of the Iraqi Parliament.
The militias have targeted properties belonging to Christians, forcing individuals to leave the area, according to Christian community leaders, including representatives from the Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac minorities, as well as the Chaldean Patriarch of Iraq who have condemned the attacks, calling them a form of ethnic cleansing aimed to rid Baghdad of its Christians.
“Their claim is that the property of a non-Christian is halal, meaning it can be seized,” Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sacco said in an interview with the pan-Arab daily Al Hayat.
According to leaders, the seizures have been carried out in the upscale regions of Baghdad, where militia men have forced entry into homes and businesses with falsified documents.
Former president Bill Clinton suggested Sunday that his wife Hillary Clinton was not responsible for the security of the Benghazi consulate while she was secretary of state, claiming she had been absolved by a “very tough report” on the 2012 terrorist attack.
“A non-partisan, very tough report on the Benghazi incident said there were serious holes in the way we provided for security, not just for the two State Department employees who lost their lives, one of them was a very close friend of ours, but for the two CIA contractors who were there trying to provide defense,” Clinton said. “But the secretary of state was not personally responsible because no secretary of state had ever overseen the details of security operations, even Colin Powell, who was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.”
Speaking at an event in New Hampshire, Clinton said the scrutiny Hillary faced since leaving the State Department amounted to something that “no public official in the history of the republic has ever faced.”
Republicans “went to work on her for three years,” he said, appearing to blame the fall in her popularity since she was secretary of state on partisanship.
Hillary Clinton now finds herself trailing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in the New Hampshire polls with the primary a day away. Bill Clinton has sharpened his attacks on Sanders in recent days, accusing supporters of Sanders of sexism during the same appearance Sunday
Illegal immigrants and individuals with unclear legal status wrongly benefited from up to $750 million in ObamaCare subsidies and the government is struggling to recoup the money, according to a new Senate report obtained by Fox News.
The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums. It found that as of June 2015, “the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status as a national, or legal presence.”
Jeb Bush said Monday that he would push to reverse the Supreme Court decision paving the way for super-PACs that spend big money backing candidates — including himself.
“If I could do it all again I’d eliminate the Supreme Court ruling” Citizens United, the Republican presidential candidate told CNN’s Dana Bash in an interview published Monday afternoon, just a day before the New Hampshire primary.
“This is a ridiculous system we have now where you have campaigns that struggle to raise money directly and they can’t be held accountable for the spending of the super-PAC that’s their affiliate,” Bush added.
The former Florida governor reiterated the comments during a campaign stop in the Granite State, where he said, “The ideal situation would be to overturn the Supreme Court ruling that allows for … unregulated money for the independent and regulated for the campaign.
“I would turn that on its head if I could,” Bush said, according to CNN.
An FBI official issued a rare acknowledgement of the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server use Monday in a letter filed in federal court.
Although FBI Director James Comey confirmed the existence of the probe in October of last year, agency officials have repeatedly declined to comment on the nature of the investigation and the direction in which it is headed.
James Baker, general counsel for the FBI, wrote in a letter filed in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that the FBI “has acknowledged generally that it is working on matters related to Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server.”