Republican Wins Drawing Settling Tied Virginia House Of Delegates Race

Republican David Yancey on Thursday won a tied election for a Virginia House of Delegates seat when state officials picked his name out of a bowl.

The name drawing settles the disputed election for the 94th District seat, at least for now, and allows Republicans to maintain control of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Simonds, however, refused to concede, saying “all options are still on the table,” according to NBC reporter Vaughn Hillyard.

Yancey was initially declared the winner of the November election, but after a recount, Democrat Shelly Simonds was deemed the victor by one vote. When a court reviewed the recount, lawyers for Yancey found a single ballot they believed should have been counted for the Republican, and the court agreed to accept it.

That meant the race was officially a tie, which Virginia state law requires to be determined “by lot” ― through such random processes as picking a name out of a hat, drawing straws or flipping a coin. 

Lawyers for Simonds unsucessfully sought to get a local court to prevent the drawing, and said Simonds should be the election winner because the court that declared the race a tie failed to follow proper recount procedures. 

The day before the drawing, Simonds asked Yancey to agree to accept its results, but he declined. It’s unclear whether the drawing will be contested. 

Republican David Yancey and Democrat Shelly Simonds shortly after the November election. (The Washington Post via Getty Images)Republican David Yancey and Democrat Shelly Simonds shortly after the November election. (The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Battle Over Contested Virginia House Of Delegates Seat Will Drag On

The dramatic race for a Virginia House of Delegates seat that could decide which party controls the chamber — a race that’s come down to a name-drawing — is expected to continue into the new year.

After postponing the original name-drawing earlier this week, James Alcorn, chair of the state’s Board of Elections, on Friday rescheduled the name-drawing for Jan. 4 “unless the court system intervenes.”

On the eve of the original name-drawing Wednesday, Democratic candidate Shelly Simonds filed a court motion contesting a previous decision to count a contested ballot for her opponent, Republican incumbent David Yancey.

If Simonds were to win the seat, Republicans would lose their majority in Virginia’s House of Delegates after 17 years.

The court has yet to address the matter, as some of its judges are out of town for the holidays.

“Drawing names is an action of last resort,” Alcorn said Wednesday. “Any substantive concerns regarding the election or recount should be resolved before a random drawing is conducted.”

The turmoil over the seat has dragged on for more than a month. A recount originally proclaimed Simonds the winner by a mere one vote. Yancey then won a lawsuit that allowed a previously uncounted ballot to be counted as marked for him ― bringing the race to a tie.

Virginia House Democrats have called Yancey’s lawsuit a “desperate effort to change the outcome and steal the election” from Simonds.

“The court erred both in admitting the ballot for consideration, which broke the rules of the citizen-led recount process, as well as in counting the ballot for Yancey, which, according to guidelines from the State Board of Elections, had already been accurately classified as an overvote by both the Democratic and the Republican observers,” House Democratic Caucus spokesperson Katie Baker said in a statement Friday.

Virginia state law indicates that electoral ties should be resolved “by lot.” The candidate “who loses the determination by lot” could call for another recount.

This article has been updated with a statement from the Virginia House Democratic Caucus.

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Control Of Virginia's House Of Delegates Could Come Down To Drawing Straws

A three-judge panel in Virginia decided Wednesday to count a ballot cast for a Republican in a race for the state’s House of Delegates that was decided by just one vote, meaning the contest is now a tie.

A recount completed Tuesday determined Democrat Shelly Simonds had defeated Republican incumbent David Yancey by just one vote. The race is being closely watched because control of the Virginia House of Delegates hinges on its outcome.

Judges on the Newport News Circuit Court determined Wednesday that a ballot on which the voter had marked the bubbles for both Yancey and Simonds, and then tried to clarify which one, should have been counted for Yancey rather than discarded during the recount. 

The ballot in question apparently had marks for Yancey and Simonds, with a strike through Simonds’ name. The voter had also put a strike through their vote for Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for governor. 

According to a provision in a Virginia law, a general assembly race that results in a tie is decided by the state Board of Elections determining a winner “by lot” ― meaning the winner is selected through a process like picking names out of a hat, drawing straws or flipping a coin. This means that control of the House of Delegates could hinge on a process that leaves the outcome up to chance.

If Simonds wins, the House of Delegates will be split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats. If Yancey wins, Republicans will have a 51-49 majority in the chamber.

Speaking to reporters after the decision, Yancey declined to comment on the possibility of a coin toss, saying he was focused on Wednesday’s results and serving the people of his district. He said his understanding was that the Virginia Board of Elections would determine what happened next.

Republicans have controlled the Virginia House of Delegates for 17 years.

Marc Elias, an attorney for the Virginia Democratic Party, said in a statement that the court’s ruling was incorrect.

“Today’s decision by the court was wrong, and Delegate-elect Shelly Simonds should have been certified the winner. We are currently assessing all legal options before us as we fight for a just result,” Elias said. “The Republicans themselves had affirmed that this result was accurate yesterday before changing their minds today. After conceding this seat and their majority, they are now desperately trying to claw both back ‘like a snarling dog that won’t let go of a bone.’”

This article has been updated with additional details about the decision and comment from Elias. 

Republican David Yancey and Democrat Shelly Simonds attend a "take your legislator to school day" at Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia, on on Nov. 28. (The Washington Post via Getty Images)Republican David Yancey and Democrat Shelly Simonds attend a "take your legislator to school day" at Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia, on on Nov. 28. (The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Re: Kuwaiti official orders Israel delegates to ‘get out’

A Kuwaiti official yesterday told the Israeli delegation to leave the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference which is being held in Russia.

Speaker of Kuwait’s National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim told the Israeli delegation: “You should pack your bags and get out of the hall after you saw the reactions of the world’s honourable parliaments.”

Get out of the hall right now if you have an atom of dignity … You occupier, child killers.

He continued: “I say to the brutal occupier, if you do not feel shame, then do as you please.”

Al-Ghanim said the Israeli delegate “represents the most dangerous form of terrorism; state terrorism”.

The head of the delegation of the Palestinian National Council at the IPU, Azzam Al-Ahmad, said Al-Ghanim’s words expressed the thoughts of all the Arab nations.

“Al-Ghanim’s words in front of the delegates shine a light on the wounds Palestinians have suffered,” Al-Ahmad said.

He added that international parliaments have now been made aware of the Palestinians’ suffering in their quest for their “right to self-determination, to end the Israeli occupation and to establish an independent Palestinian state.”

The 137th session of the IPU is currently underway in St Petersburg, Russia. The international organisation sees representatives from 176 sovereign states come together for negotiations and talks.

Read: Hamas thanks Kuwait for hosting conference about Palestinian children



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Re: Kuwaiti official orders Israel delegates to ‘get out’

A Kuwaiti official yesterday told the Israeli delegation to leave the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference which is being held in Russia.

Speaker of Kuwait’s National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim told the Israeli delegation: “You should pack your bags and get out of the hall after you saw the reactions of the world’s honourable parliaments.”

Get out of the hall right now if you have an atom of dignity … You occupier, child killers.

He continued: “I say to the brutal occupier, if you do not feel shame, then do as you please.”

Al-Ghanim said the Israeli delegate “represents the most dangerous form of terrorism; state terrorism”.

The head of the delegation of the Palestinian National Council at the IPU, Azzam Al-Ahmad, said Al-Ghanim’s words expressed the thoughts of all the Arab nations.

“Al-Ghanim’s words in front of the delegates shine a light on the wounds Palestinians have suffered,” Al-Ahmad said.

He added that international parliaments have now been made aware of the Palestinians’ suffering in their quest for their “right to self-determination, to end the Israeli occupation and to establish an independent Palestinian state.”

The 137th session of the IPU is currently underway in St Petersburg, Russia. The international organisation sees representatives from 176 sovereign states come together for negotiations and talks.

Read: Hamas thanks Kuwait for hosting conference about Palestinian children



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Re: Kuwaiti official orders Israel delegates to ‘get out’

A Kuwaiti official yesterday told the Israeli delegation to leave the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference which is being held in Russia.

Speaker of Kuwait’s National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim told the Israeli delegation: “You should pack your bags and get out of the hall after you saw the reactions of the world’s honourable parliaments.”

Get out of the hall right now if you have an atom of dignity … You occupier, child killers.

He continued: “I say to the brutal occupier, if you do not feel shame, then do as you please.”

Al-Ghanim said the Israeli delegate “represents the most dangerous form of terrorism; state terrorism”.

The head of the delegation of the Palestinian National Council at the IPU, Azzam Al-Ahmad, said Al-Ghanim’s words expressed the thoughts of all the Arab nations.

“Al-Ghanim’s words in front of the delegates shine a light on the wounds Palestinians have suffered,” Al-Ahmad said.

He added that international parliaments have now been made aware of the Palestinians’ suffering in their quest for their “right to self-determination, to end the Israeli occupation and to establish an independent Palestinian state.”

The 137th session of the IPU is currently underway in St Petersburg, Russia. The international organisation sees representatives from 176 sovereign states come together for negotiations and talks.

Read: Hamas thanks Kuwait for hosting conference about Palestinian children



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Re: Kuwaiti official orders Israel delegates to ‘get out’

A Kuwaiti official yesterday told the Israeli delegation to leave the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference which is being held in Russia.

Speaker of Kuwait’s National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim told the Israeli delegation: “You should pack your bags and get out of the hall after you saw the reactions of the world’s honourable parliaments.”

Get out of the hall right now if you have an atom of dignity … You occupier, child killers.

He continued: “I say to the brutal occupier, if you do not feel shame, then do as you please.”

Al-Ghanim said the Israeli delegate “represents the most dangerous form of terrorism; state terrorism”.

The head of the delegation of the Palestinian National Council at the IPU, Azzam Al-Ahmad, said Al-Ghanim’s words expressed the thoughts of all the Arab nations.

“Al-Ghanim’s words in front of the delegates shine a light on the wounds Palestinians have suffered,” Al-Ahmad said.

He added that international parliaments have now been made aware of the Palestinians’ suffering in their quest for their “right to self-determination, to end the Israeli occupation and to establish an independent Palestinian state.”

The 137th session of the IPU is currently underway in St Petersburg, Russia. The international organisation sees representatives from 176 sovereign states come together for negotiations and talks.

Read: Hamas thanks Kuwait for hosting conference about Palestinian children



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Homeopathy Conference Ends With Delegates ‘Rolling In A Meadow’ And Other ‘Symptoms’ Of Hallucinogenic Drugs… Smell A Set-Up?

eagle-really

Anyone with half of a brain and one eye can see this was a ‘set up’! – KTL

An alternative medicine conference has ended in chaos in Germany
after dozens of delegates took a LSD-like drug and started suffering
from hallucinations. Broadcaster NDR described the 29 men and women “staggering around, rolling in a meadow, talking gibberish and suffering severe cramps”. ~ Lizzie Dearden

The
group of “Heilpraktikers” was discovered at the hotel where they held
their conference in the town of Handeloh, south of Hamburg, on Friday.

30 Menschen kaum ansprechbar: #Massenvergiftung in Tagungszentrum #Handeloh-Inzmühlen http://t.co/SAraM2r0St pic.twitter.com/XmjfU99ZQO

– BILD Hamburg (@BILD_Hamburg) September 4, 2015

More than 150 medical staff, ambulances and police descended on the scene and took the raving delegates to hospital.

The
patients, aged between 24 and 56, were found suffering from delusions,
breathing problems, racing hearts and cramps, with some in a serious
condition, Deutsche Welle reported.

Tests
on their blood and urine revealed they had all taken hallucinogenic
drug 2C-E, which is known as Aquarust in Germany and has been illegal
there since the end of last year.

Meistgesehen: Massenvergiftung auf Kongress: Heilpraktiker unter Drogen lösen… http://t.co/bmj8UPP57X (Vid) pic.twitter.com/v9rcJawIyU

– n-tv (@ntvde) September 5, 2015

No one recovered sufficiently to be interviewed by police until Monday, a spokesperson said.

Torsten
Passie, a member of the German government’s expert commission for
narcotics, told NDR: “It must have been a multiple overdose. That does
not support the view that the people concerned took the hallucinogen
knowingly.

“One has to assume that people were not told about the substance, its effects and risks before taking it.”

Police
are reportedly looking into possibilities including the drug being
taken as a joint experiment, or it being furtively given to conference
participants as a prank.

No arrests have yet been made as the investigation continues into a possible violation of Germany’s Narcotics Act.

The Association of German Healing Practitioners (VDH), which
represents homeopaths as well as other naturopaths, quickly distanced
itself from the embarrassment.

In a statement, it said none of its representatives took hallucinogens during the “incident” in Handeloh.

“The
organisers of this obscure conference are unknown to us and such events
will not be tolerated by our Association,” a spokesperson said.

“Unfortunately,
the conference in Handeloh has severely damaged the image of the
alternative medicine profession…and we have clarified that such acts are
not in the spirit of natural therapy, and contradict our values both
morally and legally.

“The Association of German Healing Practitioners (Heilpraktikers) detests such misdemeanours.”

The British Government’s drug advisory service, Frank, describes 2C-E
as a psychedelic and hallucinogenic stimulant that has effects
“somewhere between ecstasy and LSD”.

Anyone taking it experiences a buzz and feeling of being “alive and in tune with their surroundings”, their colours and smells.

It
can also cause hallucinations, sexual arousal, hypersensitivity and
other effects that become “more intense and uncontrollable” with higher
doses.

The drug is classed as relatively new by Frank and not
widely available in the UK, but is illegal as part of the phenethylamine
family as a class A drug.

Source

 

September 9, 2015 – KnowTheLies.com

 

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Homeopathy Conference Ends With Delegates ‘Rolling In A Meadow’ And Other ‘Symptoms’ Of Hallucinogenic Drugs… Smell A Set-Up?

eagle-really

Anyone with half of a brain and one eye can see this was a ‘set up’! – KTL

An alternative medicine conference has ended in chaos in Germany
after dozens of delegates took a LSD-like drug and started suffering
from hallucinations. Broadcaster NDR described the 29 men and women “staggering around, rolling in a meadow, talking gibberish and suffering severe cramps”. ~ Lizzie Dearden

The
group of “Heilpraktikers” was discovered at the hotel where they held
their conference in the town of Handeloh, south of Hamburg, on Friday.

30 Menschen kaum ansprechbar: #Massenvergiftung in Tagungszentrum #Handeloh-Inzmühlen http://t.co/SAraM2r0St pic.twitter.com/XmjfU99ZQO

– BILD Hamburg (@BILD_Hamburg) September 4, 2015

More than 150 medical staff, ambulances and police descended on the scene and took the raving delegates to hospital.

The
patients, aged between 24 and 56, were found suffering from delusions,
breathing problems, racing hearts and cramps, with some in a serious
condition, Deutsche Welle reported.

Tests
on their blood and urine revealed they had all taken hallucinogenic
drug 2C-E, which is known as Aquarust in Germany and has been illegal
there since the end of last year.

Meistgesehen: Massenvergiftung auf Kongress: Heilpraktiker unter Drogen lösen… http://t.co/bmj8UPP57X (Vid) pic.twitter.com/v9rcJawIyU

– n-tv (@ntvde) September 5, 2015

No one recovered sufficiently to be interviewed by police until Monday, a spokesperson said.

Torsten
Passie, a member of the German government’s expert commission for
narcotics, told NDR: “It must have been a multiple overdose. That does
not support the view that the people concerned took the hallucinogen
knowingly.

“One has to assume that people were not told about the substance, its effects and risks before taking it.”

Police
are reportedly looking into possibilities including the drug being
taken as a joint experiment, or it being furtively given to conference
participants as a prank.

No arrests have yet been made as the investigation continues into a possible violation of Germany’s Narcotics Act.

The Association of German Healing Practitioners (VDH), which
represents homeopaths as well as other naturopaths, quickly distanced
itself from the embarrassment.

In a statement, it said none of its representatives took hallucinogens during the “incident” in Handeloh.

“The
organisers of this obscure conference are unknown to us and such events
will not be tolerated by our Association,” a spokesperson said.

“Unfortunately,
the conference in Handeloh has severely damaged the image of the
alternative medicine profession…and we have clarified that such acts are
not in the spirit of natural therapy, and contradict our values both
morally and legally.

“The Association of German Healing Practitioners (Heilpraktikers) detests such misdemeanours.”

The British Government’s drug advisory service, Frank, describes 2C-E
as a psychedelic and hallucinogenic stimulant that has effects
“somewhere between ecstasy and LSD”.

Anyone taking it experiences a buzz and feeling of being “alive and in tune with their surroundings”, their colours and smells.

It
can also cause hallucinations, sexual arousal, hypersensitivity and
other effects that become “more intense and uncontrollable” with higher
doses.

The drug is classed as relatively new by Frank and not
widely available in the UK, but is illegal as part of the phenethylamine
family as a class A drug.

Source

 

September 9, 2015 – KnowTheLies.com

 

Source Article from http://www.knowthelies.com/node/10749

Germany: Dozens of People at Homeopathy Conference Given Hallucinogenic Drug






Germany: Dozens of People at Homeopathy Conference Given Hallucinogenic Drug


September 8th, 2015

Via: Independent:

An alternative medicine conference has ended in chaos in Germany after dozens of delegates took a LSD-like drug and started suffering from hallucinations.

Broadcaster NDR described the 29 men and women “staggering around, rolling in a meadow, talking gibberish and suffering severe cramps�.

The group of “Heilpraktikers” was discovered at the hotel where they held their conference in the town of Handeloh, south of Hamburg, on Friday.

More than 150 medical staff, ambulances and police descended on the scene and took the raving delegates to hospital.

The patients, aged between 24 and 56, were found suffering from delusions, breathing problems, racing hearts and cramps, with some in a serious condition, Deutsche Welle reported.

Tests on their blood and urine revealed they had all taken hallucinogenic drug 2C-E, which is known as Aquarust in Germany and has been illegal there since the end of last year.















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