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The root issue at play is the drive by several states to begin "All-Mail Voting". Instead of visiting polling places to vote, registered voters would be mailed ballots to be sent back. From the article on All-Mail Voting on Ballotpedia Five states – Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, and Washington – conduct what are commonly referred to as all-mail ...


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So, the actual claim here (the OP's) is that Novichok doesn't cause muscle stiffness/rigidity. I think there are not much in the way of experiments with Novichok itself, but if we assume (following Wikipedia) that it's of the organophosphate family, such poisonings with more commonly available compounds have displayed various symptoms including both ...


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Yes, the Skripals were attacked by use of Novichok The UK found that was the case and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) agreed. OCPW press release: THE HAGUE, Netherlands—4 September 2018— The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) transmitted today to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and ...


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I think there are three issues here: 1) Was 'tear gas' used? 2) Who ordered the attack? 3) Why did they order it? Was 'tear gas' used? According to the Parks Police smoke canisters and pepper balls were used (see also here) (more specifically, OC gas was used). At least the CDC considers those among the umbrella term 'tear gas' (while the Park Police does ...


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No. Cities are generally democrat-leaning - 35 with democratic mayors vs 13 republican in the 50 largest cities. But cities with republican mayors also had protests which resulted in property damage. An incomplete list of examples: Looters smash windows, rob stores in downtown San Diego: "Business owners Monday will assess the damages done by looters who ...


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In New Jersey, a recent local election was done entirely by mail. 19% of the votes had to be disqualified due to signatures not matching or the chain of possession being disrupted. In addition to the roughly 800 ballots that were discounted due to allegations of fraud from the US Postal Service, another 2,300 ballots were not counted, according to the ...


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According to the NY Times: Members of hate groups or far-right organizations filmed themselves, sometimes heavily armed or waving extremist symbols, at demonstrations in at least 20 cities in recent days, from Boston to Buffalo to Richmond, Va., to Dallas to Salem, Ore. Note that this is evidence that they were "at the protest sites" but not much else. ...


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There have been efforts made to quantify number of protests based on some benchmarks of comparison, see A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict which summarizes such an approach as follows, emphasis mine: propose an innovative conceptualisation of journalistic epistemology in which ‘social truths’ can be identified as the basis for the journalistic ...


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It depends who you ask. The EU and the US have filed WTO actions claiming that China does that as prerequisite for allowing market access (typically in joint-venture form, another mandate of Chinese laws/regulations). E.g. the EU (DS549) WTO complaint says Pursuant notably to Articles 7, 11, 26 and 27 of the JV Regulation, details about the technology ...


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The final peace treaty (It was not called a Peace treaty) between Germany and the Soviet Union along with France, United Statrs and United States, was signed again in 1990, drafted in the late 1980s, towards the end of the Cold War, even as the two intact areas of Germanies (East and West Germany) were uniting. As the two Germanies were reuniting, the final ...


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