5 Savage Things
5 Savage Things: Last week the nation saw record victories by Democrats in state and congressional races. Savage Politics the podcast will be focusing on Voter Education in a series titled: Vote(d). This is our time to engage and shift.
The campaign for Stacey Abrams for Governor filed several lawsuits in the state of Georgia to count absentee and provisional ballots - as of November 12, the number of ballots counted is 30,823. The Republican candidate and now former Secretary of State, Brian Kemp resigned only after declaring (unofficial) victory Thursday, November 8 at 11:59pm.
An automatic recount in the Florida gubernatorial race may be triggered as the vote margins continue to slim. Democratic candidate Mayor Andrew Gillum who previously conceded last Tuesday, recalled his decision advising all voters that he will remain in the race until every vote is counted.
Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith held a brief press conference yesterday in response to a viral video in which she stated publicly in front of a small group in Tupelo, MS, ""If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row" - Senator Smith did not offer further comment or explanation during the press conference. Her opponent, Mike Espy responded in short advising Hyde-Smith's comment was, "hurtful and harmful."
26-year old African American security guard Jemel Roberson was killed by police Sunday after distilling a bar fight in Midlothian, Illinois in which a patron used a fire arm. Upon arrival to the scene and amid shouts from the crowd that Roberson was security, law enforcement shot and killed Mr. Roberson.
Comic book legend Stan Lee died yesterday in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Marvel legend created notable characters turned Hollywood box office hits to include last year's world-smashing Black Panther. Stan Lee was 95 years old.