According to the Huffington Post, Hillary Clinton has a 98.2 percent chance of becoming the nation’s next president. The HuffPost forecast model shows that she will likely receive 323 electoral votes and Trump will only garner 215. Major battleground states that include North Carolina, Florida, and Nevada have shown support for Clinton. She is also expected to lead in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Donald Trump has garnered support in states that include Georgia, Arizona, and Iowa. In Ohio, the candidates are neck and neck. Trump is leading in Ohio by one point. Read more.
Justice Department Combats Issues Surrounding Poverty and the Justice System
On Monday, the Justice Department filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia related to state guidelines that restrict those who don’t pay court fines from using their driver’s license. The motion stemmed from a class-action case that involved four individuals who had their driver’s licenses suspended due to the fact that they were unable to pay fees issued by courts in Virginia. The Justice Department claims that restricting someone from using their driver’s license is unethical because the Constitution prevents reprimanding people due to their financial circumstances. “People depend on driver’s licenses to get to work, access health care and provide for their families – and so when their license is suspended for reasons that do not relate to public safety, it unnecessarily disrupts lives and harms communities,” Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, said in a statement. “This brief advances the department’s robust efforts to prevent unlawful practices that punish poverty at every stage of the justice system and that trap vulnerable residents in cycles of debt from court fines and fees.” The Justice Department has taken several measures to address issues related to poverty and the justice system. Read more.
Pennsylvania Father Arrested After Girlfriend Sent Texts About Killing Kids
A father from Pennsylvania has been slapped with charges for failing to notify police officials after his girlfriend expressed thoughts about killing their children. Christian Clark, 21, killed her and 23-year-old Andre Price’s 17-month-old son. Clark also planned to murder their 2-year-old daughter. Prior to killing their son, Clark reportedly sent several photos and videos to Price insinuating she was going to harm the children. Despite receiving those messages, Price did not seek help. Police officials said that he “made no efforts to intervene or send first responders.” Price has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Clark is facing criminal homicide and attempted homicide charges. Read more.
Voter Intimidation is a Major Concern at the Polls
As voters head to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots, state officials are gearing up for the chaos that comes with the process. Voter intimidation and long waits are some of the major concerns at the polls. There have been many people who have taken legal action against Donald Trump supporters, claiming they have been intimidating people at polling sites. “The state laws vary so much that you have to prepare for it. And the states where it’s close, that’s where the temptation will be greatest for voter intimidation tactics,” said ACLU’s voting rights director Dale Ho. “It’s like those fire tools behind the glass: ‘Break in case of emergency.’” Long lines have also been an issue at the polling sites. In Cincinnati, the line at a polling site reportedly spanned for a quarter-mile on Sunday. Read more.
Taraji P. Henson to Host Second Annual ‘White Hot Holidays’ Show
Actress Taraji P. Henson will host her second annual Taraji’s White Hot Holidays on FOX in December. The holiday show is a variety and music special that features guest appearances by various celebrities. Amongst those featured on the show will include TLC, Run-DMC, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Jussie Smollett, Taye Diggs, and Snoop Dogg. Tyler Perry and Terry Crews will also be included. Taraji’s White Hot Holidays will be produced by Henson, Vincent Cirrincione, Greg Sills, and Jane Mun. It will air on December 8 at 8/7c. Read more.
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