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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.
Stacey Abrams announced during a Friday press conference that Brian Kemp would be certified as governor of Georgia. Abrams’ speech was not a concession but a vow to continue to fight for fair elections via the Fair Fight Georgia: https://www.fairfightgeorgia.com/
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Senator Bill Nelson conceded Florida’s gubernatorial and senate race following a manual recount. The automatic recount commenced as a result of the 0.5% vote count margin.
The 2016 Democratic National Convention Chair and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) will make a decision (by November 29) whether she will challenge the current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for the position. Following a vote by Democrat members of the House on November 28, the body will vote in full for the next speaker January 3.
As wildfires in California continue to burn in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the efforts in containment and extinguishing is being fought in part with prison labor. Women, men and juveniles who would not qualify to be employed as a firefighter are earning a pay rate of $2/day; $1/hour in fires that have claimed the lives of nearly 80.
Approximately 5,800 U.S. members of the military were deployed to the U.S.-Mexico southern border and will remain (through Thanksgiving) until December 15. The approximate cost of the occupation is upwards of $100 million.