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Would you support Trump if he signed a nationwide voter ID law?

President Trump threw his support behind laws requiring valid identification to vote, arguing that such a move would ensure the “safety and sanctity of our voting system.”

Mr. Trump also called for using paper ballots as a backup, tweeting Tuesday afternoon that the method is “old fashioned but true!” He sent the tweet after giving a speech in Virginia.

The president has repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that large numbers of people have voted illegally in U.S. elections. There is no indication that voter fraud has occurred on a broad scale. Opponents of voter-ID measures say efforts to enact identification requirements represent a veiled effort to suppress votes by creating hurdles for people who lack IDs, many of whom advocates say are disproportionately lower-income and people of color.

Congress is still grappling with how to improve election security three years after a widespread Russian campaign to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. In testimony on Capitol Hill last week, former special counsel Robert Mueller warned Moscow’s efforts to interfere in U.S. elections were continuing. “They are doing it while we sit here,” he said. “And they expect to do it during the next campaign.”

The House passed legislation in June that would provide more funding for election security and require the use of paper ballots—widely viewed by cybersecurity experts as among the best ways to guard against potential vote tampering. Senate Republicans have blocked votes on the legislation, saying that the money already awarded hasn’t been spent and that paper ballots could pose problems of their own.

Dozens of states have enacted some form of voter-identification requirement, with advocates saying such measures help minimize the risk of voting fraud. The issue remains highly controversial and has led to several court fights.

Mr. Trump has called for the adoption of voting machines with auditable paper trails before, but Tuesday was the first time the president did so on his preferred medium, according to a review of his Twitter postings. His tweet Tuesday appeared to link paper ballots with GOP pushes for more stringent voter-ID requirements.

“These are really two separate issues,” said David Becker, a former Justice Department official and founder of the nonprofit Center for Election Innovation & Research. “The voter-ID issue won’t do anything to prevent foreign interference in our elections, but providing funding to replace the few remaining paperless voting systems and audit those systems could be very helpful if the president wants to support providing resources to the states to do that.”

Nationwide, nearly every state has taken steps toward instituting more paper-supported machinery since 2016, but Georgia, Louisiana, and South Carolina still rely on paperless digital voting equipment. Another 10 states include some precincts that don’t offer paper trails, according to a new report on threats to the 2020 election from the Stanford Cyber Policy Center. Many cash-strapped states also rely on old voting equipment that can suffer routine Election Day malfunctions.

This week, Georgia said it had awarded a $107 million contract for 30,000 new voting machines to an election vendor that will replace the state’s old paperless equipment with new touch-screen systems that print out paper ballots.

Source: WSJ

U.S.A. – On 10 September 2019, Colorado Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) offered an amendment to the proposed bill to create federal grants for  “Red Flag” bills in the House of Representatives.

The amendment was offered in the Judiciary Committee.  Representative Ken Buck’s introduction of the amendment occurs in the first minute and ten seconds of the video on C-Span.

“Red Flag” bills allow police to confiscate guns from people with a mere accusation they may pose a threat. In Red Flag bills, there is little due process.

An accusation is sufficient. No court appearance by the accused, or confrontation of witnesses, is required.

There is no presumption of innocence.

To regain their rights, the person accused has to prove they are “not* a danger.

They may incur thousands of dollars of court costs to regain the property that was taken from them without due process.

Representative Buck’s amendment would allow law enforcement agencies, on probable cause of a person belonging to a criminal gang, to use “Red Flag” laws to take guns from gang members.

Representative Buck offered testimony that most murders and violent crimes involving guns are committed by gang members.

The standard of probable cause is much higher than a mere accusation from a family member or other person who may have the motivation to make false charges, about potential future conduct.

The amendment pointed out the hypocrisy of the Left. The Committee Chairman, Representative Nadler, said a taking gun from a person, for simply being on a database, would violate due process.

Red flag laws require less evidence than probable cause for law enforcement officials.

They only require an accusation of the potential of a threat.

Rep. Buck told Tucker Carlson he was opposed to the “Red Flag” bill being passed at all. His amendment was to point out the hypocrisy, to show the Democrats want to take guns from people without criminal convictions, but who demand full due process for the people most likely to be involved in violent crimes.

Rep. Buck says 80% of murders committed with guns are committed by gang members. He says over 90% of the crime committed in America are committed by gang members.

Representative Veronica Escobar (D-TX),  brought up the problems of identity confusion in databases of gang members. John Lott has been pointing out the problems with identity confusion in the National Instant background Check System (NICS) database, especially for minorities, for years. Democrats have not had a problem with that.

Ms. Zoe Lofgren, (D) 19th District, California talked of due process problems.

Rep Doug Collins (R-GA) brought up the hypocrisy of the Democrats in voting to ban all members of the “no-fly” list, which has far more problems with due process than gang members lists, from buying guns.  On 23 June 2016, the Democrats staged a “sit-in” on the House floor, to demand people on the “no-fly” list be banned from purchasing guns. From pbs.org:

Democrats staged an all-night sit-in, demanding a vote on a plan to ban anyone on the government’s terrorist no-fly list from buying a gun.

The chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Nadler (D) New York, has this as part of a press release:

Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) joined with Democratic colleagues to stage a sit-in on the House floor calling on Speaker Ryan and the Republican Leadership to bring forward common-sense gun legislation that prohibits the sale of firearms to anyone on the terrorist watch list and closes the gun show loophole.

There is no “probable cause” to be put on a no-fly list. There is no way to appeal being on a no-fly list.

The standard to be on a gang member list is considerably higher. Yet Democrats were all for banning everyone who is on a “no-fly” list from purchasing a gun.

When it comes to street gangs, however, any possibility of a lack of due process is an excellent reason to not have gang members red-flagged.

Why would Democrats, who show an overwhelming desire to disarm Americans, be so concerned about disarming people who are likely gang members?

Representative Buck says the Democrats want to disarm rural Americans, not gang members. It is a serious charge.

Unfortunately, it fits the facts. Guns are concentrated in rural America. Most rifles, particularly semi-automatic rifles, are in rural America. Rural America has far less crime than urban America.

Most deaths associated with guns in rural America are suicides committed by older white men. Most homicides in America are committed by urban gang members.

Rep. Buck says the Democrats wish to split law enforcement from rural America with these laws.  He says that many law enforcement agencies in rural America do not want these laws, and do not want to enforce them.

Separating law enforcement from gun owners has long been a goal of those wishing to disarm the American population.

Source: Ammoland.

Your favorite music star and eastern first son De Jeac teams up with Arewa (Northern) finest art, ClassiQ hits the studio with a fresh new time titled “Sorry For You”

De Jeac over the years has always impressed lovers of his music with amazing tunes.

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This one is not exceptional. Without much hype, cop the song below!

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Amadeus Capital-backed Travelstart has signed a deal to secure a 100% stake in Southern Africa’s Club Travel Group.

Travelstart continues its growth path in Africa in terms of a deal to exclusively acquire the Club Travel Group.

The acquisition will boost Travelstart’s offering by adding Club Travel’s established complementary corporate and franchise divisions, creating a formidable full-service African travel group.

“We love Club Travel because like us they have a long history in discount travel,” said Travelstart’s CEO Stephan Ekbergh.

“Travelstart is strong in the consumer segment and we want to bring consumerization to the corporate and government sectors, where Club Travel is an emerging star.”

“Travelstart shares a common mission which is to make travel easier for customers.

Our team is excited to partner with them to build an amazing long-term business over the next decade,” said Wally Gaynor, Club Travel’s Managing Director and founder who will retain a board seat.

While Africa’s travel and tourism market are worth an estimated $194 billion, digital uptake among consumers is still in its growth phase. With the acquisition, Travelstart and Club Travel enter a co-operation which will enable the former to expand its business and reach new customers, and the latter to gain the expertise to deliver digital product innovation and remain competitive.

Club Travel will continue as a standalone company within the Travelstart portfolio.

Thebe Tourism Holdings (Thebe), the majority shareholder of the Club Travel Group since 2009, will sell its stake in the Club Travel Group to Travelstart.

Thebe and Travelstart will jointly invest in and own Club Travel Corporate, a level one B-BBEE rated division of Club Travel Group.

“The deal is a response to the changes in travel in Southern Africa as consumer and corporate travel markets increasingly favor technology-driven solutions.

We are excited to partner up with the team from Travelstart,” said Jerry Mabena, CEO at Thebe Tourism.

The closing of the deal is subject to the approval of the Competition Commission.

About Travelstart

Travelstart was founded in Sweden in 1999 and pioneered online travel in Scandinavia with two basic principles; using technology to make travel purchases simple and offering customers the best price.

In 2006, the company launched in South Africa and became a household name.

Travelstart currently does business across several African countries as well as the GCC area with offices in Cape Town, Lagos, Cairo, and Dubai.

Travelstart has seen double-digit growth and profitability since inception and is backed by Amadeus Capital Partners and HarbourVest. For more information visit www.travelstart.com

About Club Travel Group

Club Travel was established in 1987 with the simple philosophy of always giving the client the best deal.

Club Travel subscribes to a culture of service excellence which is carried through in the selection of employees who display a passion for people.

The company has grown from a single branch into an award-winning travel agency which includes leisure travel, over 400 branded and non-branded franchises, and a corporate travel division.

The Club Travel Group is committed to meaningful empowerment and transformation in the South African travel and tourism sector.

It’s a corporate trading subsidiary, Club Travel Corporate, is a Level One B-BBEE contributor, with a 135% procurement recognition.

Club Travel’s social investment initiative “Club Cares” is dedicated to community development and upliftment through a wide range of causes.

For more information visit, www.clubtravelgroup.co.za

About Thebe Tourism

Thebe Tourism Group is a 100%-owned subsidiary of Thebe Investment Corporation.

Formed in 2001, the group is the oldest black-empowered South African tourism group.

It holds a significant portfolio in tourism and related industries including tourism attractions, hospitality, inbound and outbound tourism, car rental, and group travel.

Thebe Tourism focuses on making tourism accessible to all and is committed to ensuring responsible tourism is practiced throughout all its businesses.

The group aims to offer innovative, integrated, market-driven products. For more information visit, www.thebetourism.co.za.

Best Website To Download Music In 2019: Music, they say is the food for the soul. No doubt with this saying. When you listen to your favorite songs, there is this internal happiness you get.

Sometimes when listening to a song you love, suddenly you will find yourself up and dancing to such a song.

This is a normal feeling for every lover of music.

Are you a lover of music?

Are you confused about which music websites to download your favorite songs from in 2019?

Worry no more, in this article, I will be revealing to you 5 amazing music websites where you can download music from.

These sites are user-friendly, easy to navigate, and most importantly, you don’t have any glitches when it comes to downloading music.

Keep reading.

On our list, we are recommending the following websites where you can download your favorite music in 2019 without stress.

Here is our list

  1. vibbidi.net
  2. Tooxclusive.com
  3. 9jaflaver.com
  4. 36ng.com
  5. Naijaloaded.com.ng

1. vibbidi.net

VIBBIDI is a free trending music video streaming service website where you can stream any music of your choice ranging from Pop music, rock music, dance music, R&B music, hip hop music, Latino music, country music, and world music in fact you can stream all genre of music on this website.

Apart from streaming music, you can also watch millions of videos for free and forever on vibbidi.net.

Check them out and you would have no regrets you ever did.

The above website is more like an international music site.

The rest on our list are highly recommended music websites where you can download your favorite Nigerian music in 2019.

Top 4 Nigerian website to download music in 2019

2. Tooxclusive.com

Talk about a simple and unique website where you can download all kinds of Nigerian music with ease. Tooxclusive is the right music website to visit.

tooxclusive is a free music download website.

You can also watch and download your favorite videos on the website.

One good thing about this website is that they also have a section on the website where they strictly review songs.

They say the raw truth about a particular artist/song.

So with this, you would know if the music you are about to download from their website is worth your megabyte.

On tooxclusive, downloading of songs is very swift. visit them today and you won’t regret what you did.

3. 9jaflaver.com

This site has been booming and has won the heart of many music lovers since it launch in 2014.

9jaflaver, is one of Nigeria’s most entertaining and informative music websites. it’s visited by the majority of Nigerian internet users, daily.

So if you are looking for the best website to download music from in 2019, 9jaflaver is the right website to visit.

4. 36ng.com

Talk about professionalism, uniqueness, and loads of entertainment and music, 36ng is the right website to visit.

If you are looking for a website where you can download all kinds of music and video this 2019, 36ng is the right website to visit.

36NG is an all-around Nigerian entertainment news website that provides a platform for an active, multicultural Nigerian audience to consume and interact with compelling content and unique digital experiences.

Music and video are not excluded.

Downloading from 36ng is very fast and easy. If you are looking for the best website to download music from in 2019, then visit this website.

5. Naijaloaded.com.ng

If you are a lover of music and love downloading songs on your own without wanting to ask anyone to help you with a particular song.

All you have to do is just type the name of such a song on Google, Naijaloaded always tops Google’s first page when it comes to music.

Naijaloaded is the most visited online platform that serves millions of online users fresh Nigerian music and video.

Naijaloaded is listed among the Top 10 Most visited music websites.

So if you are looking for one of the best websites to download music from in 2019, find your way to Naijaloaded.

The website is user-friendly and easy to navigate.

So that’s it guys, the above-mentioned websites topped our list for the best website to download music in 2019.

Do you have any objections or additiomn? Please use the comment section below.

World Wide Melody (WWM) frontline artiste, Determination Agwaoma releases yet another hit song titled “Welcome To Agbani”

Agbani is one of the villages where ESUT is located.

Because of this, the little village has made a name for itself. People refer to it now as A-Town.

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Life in ESUT is not easy mixed it up with the fact that the school is located in such a lonely desert where saints turn to wolves.

In this 3:45 song, Determination described the Enugu State University Of Science And Technology (ESUT), Agbani in and out. Touched every part and lifestyle which every ESUTITE can concur to after listening to.

Welcome To Agbani was produced by Luciano. Without much ado, download and listen below!!!

DOWNLOAD HERE

Member of Enugu state house of assembly representing Ezeagu constituency, Hon. Comr. Chima Obieze stormed Enugu state university of science and technology, ESUT, granted a scholarship to a 100level female student from the Accountancy department of the institution who is physically challenged.

The lady in question is known all over the institution due to the nature of her challenge.

She does not have legs, but yet makes it every day to school all by herself.

Hon. Comr. Chima Obieze presented the check to the school management on the 16th day of April 2019.

He added that all expenses relating to the student are all upon him henceforth.

More photos below:

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