Tag Archives: Alabama

REPORT: AL Students Holding “COVID Catching” Parties

ABC News reports: Students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 have been attending parties in the city and surrounding area as part of a disturbing contest to see who can catch the virus first, a city council member told ABC News on Wednesday. Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry said students have been organizing “COVID parties” as a …

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Trump Campaign Scraps Alabama Rally Amid Spikes

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign has scrapped plans to hold a rally in Alabama next weekend amid concerns about coronavirus infections rising in the US, CNN has learned. Trump was slated to travel to the state ahead of the Senate race between his former attorney general Jeff Sessions and the former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, but plans …

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Alabama Petitions SCOTUS To Reinstate Law Requiring Notarized Affidavits To Accompany Absentee Ballots

Roll Call reports: Alabama officials asked the Supreme Court to step into the debate over how to conduct election laws in the midst of a national health crisis, in a legal dispute over absentee ballot requirements in three of the state’s largest counties. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill filed an application to the high court Monday to overturn a …

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Alabama Hospitals Near Crisis, 82% Of ICU Beds Filled

Montgomery’s ABC News affiliate reports: Over the last 24 hours, the state of Alabama’s seen a record increase in COVID-19 cases with more than 1,100 cases added in a single day. UAB’s Dr. Jeanne Marazzo attributes the surge to the relaxation in people’s efforts to social distance and wear masks. “We are giving the virus more of an opportunity to …

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Confederate Flag Banner Flies Over NASCAR Race

ESPN reports: NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag from being displayed at its events, but supporters of the symbol still managed to be seen Sunday before the race was postponed to Monday because of inclement weather. Vehicles lined the boulevard outside Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama, waving the flag and a plane flew above the track towing a banner of …

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NASCAR Says Noose Found In Garage Of Black Driver

ESPN reports: A noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama, on Sunday, less than two weeks after Wallace, who is NASCAR’s only black driver, successfully pushed the stock car racing series to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and facilities. “Late this afternoon, NASCAR was made aware that a noose …

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Alabama Sees Fourth Day Of Record New COVID Cases

The Alabama Reporter reports: Alabama has recorded record numbers of new coronavirus cases for four straight days amid a worsening outbreak in the state. On Sunday, Alabama reported more than 1,000 cases in a day for the first time since the pandemic began, marking a fourth-consecutive record following 888 cases seen on Saturday, 859 cases on Friday and 848 cases …

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DOJ Files Brief Backing Alabama Absentee Ballot Rule Requiring Two Witnesses Or Notary For Mailed Ballots

Via press release from the Justice Department: The Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest Monday in an Alabama federal court to promote the proper and uniform interpretation of the Voting Rights Act. The Statement of Interest is part of the Department of Justice’s continuing efforts around the country to enforce our nation’s federal voting rights laws. The lawsuit …

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Jeff Sessions Hits Back At Latest Attack By Trump

NBC News reports: Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions stood up to his old boss Friday after President Donald Trump encouraged Alabama voters to reject Sessions in his bid to return to the U.S. Senate. Trump on Friday afternoon once again tweeted his endorsement for Sessions’ rival, college football coach Tommy Tuberville, in the primary contest for the seat Sessions held …

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Mayor: Alabama Capital’s Hospitals At “Critical Point”

The Birmingham News reports: Montgomery hospitals are starting to run low on intensive care beds, said Dr. David Thrasher, a critical care pulmonologist. The four counties making up the Montgomery metro area have seen a combined 721 new confirmed coronavirus cases since May 4 – an increase of 110 percent. “I’m concerned about the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic,” …

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Alabama Gov: Most Businesses May Reopen On Friday

The Birmingham News reports: Alabama is taking its first steps in reopening the state in a plan dubbed “Safer at Home.” Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Tuesday the current stay-at-home order due to coronavirus will be allowed to expire April 30 with the new plan in place May 1 – 15. Most businesses may open subject to sanitation and social-distancing …

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AL Secretary Of State Ridicules Man For Asking About Voter ID Law When It Comes To An Absentee Ballot

The Independent reports: Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill used his personal Twitter account this week to mock a voter who asked about Alabama’s strict photo ID requirement for absentee voting. A constituent tweeted at Merrill Tuesday morning to ask about voting in Alabama’s July 14 runoff. “I have found the PDF of the application and am fortunate enough to …

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Alabama Gov Rebuffs GOP Pressure To Reopen State

The Birmingham News reports: Gov. Kay Ivey did not announce plans to reopen the state in today’s press conference. Ivey said the state’s stay at home order will remain in place at least through April 30. “Keep doing what you are doing,” Ivey said. “I am as eager as anyone to get our economy back open and operating on all …

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Trump To “Delusional” Sessions: Stop Using My Name

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s campaign is demanding that Jeff Sessions, the former Attorney General, stop attaching himself to the president in his effort to win back his old Senate seat in Alabama, after Mr. Sessions distributed a campaign mailer that mentioned the president 22 times. In an unusual letter to the Sessions campaign, which was obtained by …

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Roy Moore Urges Churches To Continue Services: Don’t Give In To Tyrants, “No Law Or Govt Can Prohibit It”

The Alabama Reporter reports: Former chief justice and former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore is urging Americans “not to give in to fear.” “As you know, the Chinese virus has shaken our Country, created havoc in the stock market, and has left people asking the questions… what’s next?” Moore said on social media addressing his supporters. “As businesses remain closed …

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Jeff Sessions Ad Calls Senate Opponent “Florida Man”

Roll Call reports: The Senate campaign of Jeff Sessions is out with a new ad accusing Tommy Tuberville of being a “Florida man.” The ad released Friday features 2017 footage of Tuberville, the former head football coach at Auburn University, talking about his new Florida residence. “After 40 years of coaching football, I hung up my whistle and moved to …

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Trump Ridicules Jeff Sessions For Primary Showing

The Hill reports: President Trump criticized Republican Alabama Senate contender Jeff Sessions early Wednesday, asserting that his former attorney general didn’t win the state’s primary outright because of what Trump described as Sessions’s lack of “wisdom or courage” in his handling of the Russia investigation. Trump’s critical tweet about Sessions suggests the president may seek to boost former football coach …

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Alabama: Roy Moore Crushed, Runoff For Jeff Sessions

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions and former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville will be headed to a runoff for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, after after a campaign where feelings about President Donald Trump overwhelmed any facts on the ground about Alabama. As of 10:10 p.m., Tuberville had 33% of the vote in unofficial …

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Projection: Joe Biden Wins Alabama

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden will win Alabama, CNN projects. There are 52 delegates at stake in Alabama. This is his third win of the night. CNN projected that Biden will win North Carolina and Virginia. Who won 2016: Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary, and Donald Trump won the Republican primary. Breaking: Biden projected to win North …

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ALABAMA: Sessions Has Slim Lead In GOP Senate Poll

The Alabama Daily News reports: With less than three weeks to go until the primary election on March 3, a new Alabama Daily News poll shows a tight race among Republican contenders for the U.S. Senate. According to the survey of likely Republican voters, if the election were held today, 31% would vote for former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, …

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