Justice Dept. brands NYC an ‘anarchist jurisdiction,’ targets federal funds
New York City was among three cities labeled “anarchist jurisdictions” by the Justice Department on Sunday and targeted to lose federal money for failing to control protesters and defunding cops, The Post has learned.
Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash., were the other two cities on the list, which was approved by US Attorney General William Barr.
Democrat Tulsi Gabbard says voter fraud 'serious threat,' seeks to outlaw ballot harvesting
Most Democrats have been dismissing President Trump's warnings about voter fraud. But not Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), the former presidential candidate with a penchant for challenging her party's positions.
Gabbard is sponsoring a new House bill called the Election Fraud Prevention Act that seeks to outlaw the practice of ballot harvesting, a growing practices especially among Democrats in which third parties distribute and collect ballots in an effort to grow the vote.
"Banning ballot harvesting is not a partisan issue. It's been used & abused in states like North Carolina and California & is ripe for fraud," Gabbard tweeted Friday in announcing her new bipartisan legislation, which is being co-sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill.
Ron DeSantis: Any municipality that ‘defunds’ police will lose state funding
With top law enforcement officers and legislative Republicans by his side, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his support for a sweeping crackdown on what he called “unlawful assemblies” statewide.
DeSantis on Monday announced proposals to the state’s legislature that would include enhanced penalties for protesters who block traffic and protesters who participate in “disorderly assemblies.” People who gather in ways the government deems illegal will be subject to felony charges, DeSantis said.
DeSantis also attacked calls to “defund” the police, saying any municipality who moves to do so would lose any state funding. “Defund” can mean many different things, but DeSantis said what will be prohibited is any municipality that singles out a law enforcement agency “disproportionately” for cuts.
CDC says it mistakenly posted that coronavirus is airborne
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed an update on its website that stated coronavirus commonly spreads through the air, saying the post was shared by mistake.
“A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website,” the organization wrote Monday.
The CDC has contended in the past that COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through close contact between people.
In the erroneously shared update, which was released last Friday, the CDC’s coronavirus guidelines page listed “respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols” as one of the ways that COVID-19 “most commonly spreads.”
“It is possible that COVID-19 may spread through the droplets and airborne particles that are formed when a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes,” the since-deleted post read.