Here’s Where All the Cracks in the ‘Blue Wall’ Were for Biden

first_imgOne place that was not especially helpful to the president-elect was the city of Detroit. A lack of enthusiasm there for Mrs. Clinton helped sink her chances of winning the state, but this year Democrats had high hopes that turnout in the predominantly African-American city would rebound. It did, but for Mr. Trump. Though Mr. Biden won Detroit with 94 percent of the vote, he received almost 1,000 fewer votes than Mrs. Clinton did in 2016. Mr. Trump increased his totals by nearly 5,000 votes, with strength concentrated in small pockets of the city like the west side, which has a large number of Latino voters.PennsylvaniaThe trends in the state that put Mr. Biden over the top in the Electoral College were similar to those in Michigan. Its biggest city, Philadelphia, went overwhelmingly to the president-elect, but also provided Mr. Trump with more votes than he received four years ago.Though votes were still trickling in nearly a week after Election Day, Mr. Biden was behind where Mrs. Clinton finished in Philadelphia. And Mr. Trump saw an uptick in his numbers in white working-class neighborhoods in the city’s northeast, as well as in precincts with large Latino populations. On Election Day, Mr. Biden’s analysis prevailed. He won every state. Here is a look at the dynamics that worked in his favor.MichiganThe antipathy toward Mr. Trump in many swing and Republican-leaning suburbs was a national phenomenon, and in the communities surrounding Detroit it provided Mr. Biden with the votes he needed to help claw the state back from the president. – Advertisement – Victory was always going to be difficult for Mr. Trump in Michigan, a state he won by less than 11,000 votes in 2016. But he traveled there often in the final days of the race, believing it was within reach. The Republican National Committee, whose chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, lives in Michigan, dropped money on a last-minute ad campaign in the hope of moving the needle in the president’s favor. Outside of Philadelphia, it was a different story. Mr. Biden’s voters showed up in overwhelming numbers in the suburbs and swing counties farther out, like Northampton in the Lehigh Valley and Erie in the northwest. These predominantly white counties voted twice for Mr. Obama, then went to Mr. Trump in 2016.Mr. Biden won them both, but narrowly — Erie County by one percentage point and Northampton County by less than a point. Northampton, with its mix of rural areas, old mining towns and small to medium-size cities like Bethlehem, behaved like other demographically similar areas where Mr. Trump’s leadership style drove voters away and energized the opposition against him. – Advertisement – WisconsinFor much of the campaign, Mr. Trump’s re-election seemed to hinge on Wisconsin. It was the test market for his playbook of driving up turnout in rural areas where his operation could identify people who liked him but who didn’t vote in 2016. The playbook worked, but the margins were too small: a few thousand votes, give or take, in most of the state’s 72 counties.Mr. Biden didn’t flip any major counties, just two smaller ones north of Milwaukee. But in a sign of the president’s weakness among voters 65 and older, one of those was Door County, northeast of Green Bay on Lake Michigan. As a destination popular with retirees but also reliant on tourism, Door County was an especially bad environment for the president, considering the many voters who blamed him for mismanaging the deadly coronavirus and the economic fallout that followed. In the end, Mr. Trump held onto most of the counties he won in 2016 and boosted his vote total statewide by nearly 370,000, with gains in places like Macomb County, a bellwether that first appeared in the political spotlight in the 1980s, thanks to its high concentration of Reagan Democrats. But it was not enough. He grew his base, but often in smaller, rural counties where there weren’t a lot of votes to begin with. And even in places where he gained significantly, like Macomb, Mr. Biden’s gains were bigger when measured against Hillary Clinton’s totals in 2016.Mr. Biden surged ahead of Mrs. Clinton’s statewide, especially in suburban areas where Republicans were once dominant. He managed to flip conservative-leaning Kent County in the western part of the state, the home of former President Gerald R. Ford. In Oakland County, the state’s second-largest, Mr. Biden finished ahead of Mr. Trump by 14 points, a major improvement over not just Mrs. Clinton but also Barack Obama in 2008, who both won it by eight points. Mr. Biden managed to do very well in the county’s wealthy enclaves like Bloomfield Hills, where Mitt Romney grew up and where being a Democrat was, until recently, one of the surest impediments to getting elected at any level of government.As was the case in many suburban areas across the Midwestern battlegrounds, women voters were especially activated in Oakland County. Erie County does not have as high an average income as Northampton, but it has about the same majority percentage of white voters, spread across rural areas and small cities. It was the kind of place where Mr. Biden’s back story, rooted in the working-class city of Scranton, about five hours east, seems to have made Trump voters comfortable switching sides. While Mr. Trump increased his vote totals in Erie County by roughly 5,000, Mr. Biden outdid him. He improved on Mrs. Clinton’s performance by more than 9,000 votes to pull just barely ahead, proving again that in places where the Trump campaign was effective at mobilizing its base, it could not keep pace. Updated Nov. 9, 2020, 4:46 p.m. ET President Trump’s path to re-election always had very little margin for error. His victory in 2016 was decided by just 77,000 votes spread across three Northern battleground states, fewer than the crowd at an average Big Ten football game on a Saturday, at least before the pandemic.Since the start of his campaign in early 2019, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has made the case that he could beat Mr. Trump precisely because of the strength he would have in those states — Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — where his unpretentious, approachable style and moderate politics would connect with voters.- Advertisement – In the bigger picture, Wisconsin’s shifts toward Mr. Biden came from its cities and largest counties. Well-educated, prosperous counties like Dane, home to the liberal university town of Madison, saw a significant jump in turnout over 2016 that went almost entirely to Mr. Biden. In the conservative counties surrounding Milwaukee that are a bulwark of support for Republicans running statewide, Mr. Trump’s share of the vote declined. The drop off wasn’t huge, but it helped Mr. Biden build his 20,000-vote lead in Wisconsin.In the city of Milwaukee, the dynamic was once again similar to the ones seen in Detroit and Philadelphia: Mr. Biden won an overwhelming share of the city but did not improve much over Mrs. Clinton. And in wards of the city with majority Black populations, fewer voters cast their votes for him than they did for her, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mr. Biden also appeared to do worse against Mr. Trump in city wards with a large number of Latino voters. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Million Dollar Listing New York star Ryan Serhant reveals future of Hamptons style and next big trend

first_imgPictures show American real estate salesperson and reality television star Ryan Serhant, walking through the streets of Redfern, Sydney on 9th September 2017. Serhant has been one of three real estate agents featured on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York. (Pics by Julian Andrews).ONE of the biggest names in New York’s property scene has forecasted the future of the famous Hamptons style — and it is music to the ears for some. Million Dollar Listing New York star Ryan Serhant revealed the style that was taking Queensland homes by storm would never go out of fashion and was a safe investment. The TV personality is in the country for a seminar to share his insights into the property market.He said Australia was “was obsessed with all things property”. “It shows the economy here is strong and everyone in the world can see property is selling very quick and it is very crazy,” Serhant said.“I don’t see the Hamptons style changing at all, it is still flying strong in New York and I have clients coming to me to request a Hamptons style house,” he said. “The style comes from our traditional Gable house and property is taking a turn back to tradition, we have moved away from the uber-modern look and become more homey in our styling. Hamptons style villa at 7 Adams Ave at Miami is on the marketMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“If anyone is styling a house Hamptons is a great way to go if you’re looking for a safe investment.” Serhant said the next big trend starting in New York was small floor plans.“It sounds crazy because bigger has always been better right?” he said.“Smaller floor plans in bedrooms are becoming really popular because it is more practical and economical and if you’re buying a property you look at it through a sq m perspective – or a lot of New Yorkers do. “That way you’re never paying too much and you’re getting just as much back.” 25 Denawen St at Palm Beach sold for $1.39 millionSerhant said 70 per cent of the New York population were renters. “We have a lot of supply but Australia is just the opposite, there isn’t much product here,” he said.Known for his expertise in property and sales in the US, Serhant leads a real estate team in New York City. One of his highest sales has been a $US36 million (AU$45 million) townhouse in Central Park Ave and last year he and his team sold just under US$1 billion in real estate.center_img Hamptons palace at 10 Sunnymeade Place, Mudgeeraba. Picture: Jamie Auldlast_img read more

Spirit Energy picks Craig International for procurement services in UK

first_imgOilfield procurement specialist Craig International has secured a contract with Spirit Energy, which is potentially worth £21 million ($27.4m) over seven years.Craig International said on Thursday it had been awarded a five-year contract, with a two-year extension option, to source and supply products for maintenance, repair and operations at Spirit Energy’s onshore and offshore sites in the UK.The contract is for the provision of third party procurement services for nine of the sub-categories including hand tools, lubricants, mechanical, lifting and HSE equipment.Jill Macdonald, joint managing director of Craig International, commented: “In the North Sea, we are a market leader with around 75% of the market share. Having worked in this region for more than 20 years, we also have a deep knowledge of what UKCS operators require and how we can best deliver third party procurement that is time and cost efficient.“Our innovative systems allow us to maximize efficiency and add value at every stage of the procurement process and this is why Spirit Energy has chosen us after a competitive tender exercise.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

BHS Athletics Recognized With National Award

first_imgBatesville High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its BHS Athletic Department.The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment. The Batesville Community School Corporation along with Margaret Mary Health is to be commended.“Batesville High School is honored to receive this 1st Team recognition from NATA, and we remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe during physical education classes, team practices and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship and good health. Our goal is to lead our athletic program to the highest safety standards for our players,” said Athletic Director Mark Ferguson.“At this time, we are one of only two schools in Indiana receiving this distinguished award. We are very fortunate to have a close working partnership with Margaret Mary Health who is also dedicated to the safety and welfare of our student-athletes!”Physical activity is very important for our youth, according to NATA president Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, CES. “There has been an increase in competitive sports, which are, unfortunately, not without risk. Brain injury/concussion, cardiac arrest, heat illness, exertional sickling, cervical spine fractures and other injuries and illnesses are potentially life-threatening.” Proper planning with proper equipment and personnel is vital to the safety of student athletes today, he notes.In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, athletic programs must do the following:• Create a positive athletic health care administrative system• Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations• Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities• Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment• Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes• Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions• Provide or facilitate injury intervention• Create and rehearse a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan• Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education• Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilitieslast_img read more

Ligue 1: Mbappe pips Yedder to golden boot after season’s cancellation

first_img Promoted ContentTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe10 Absolutely Stunning Asian Actresses5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Kylian Mbappe has been confirmed as the Ligue 1 golden boot winner for 2019-20 following the decision to end the season.Advertisement Last week, league officials decided to bring the campaign to a close prematurely after French authorities decreed there would be no sporting events until September due to the coronavirus pandemic.Paris Saint-Germain were declared champions on a points-per-game basis, having been leading the top flight by 12 points from Marseille when the competition was suspended. Read Also: Tyson receives massive offer to fight in bare-knuckle boutMbappe’s goals-per-game ratio was also superior, his 18 coming in 20 games, while Ben Yedder scored his in 25.Lyon forward Moussa Dembele finished third in the standings on 16 goals, while Mbappe’s team mate Angel Di Maria was confirmed as Ligue 1’s top creative player with 14 assists.Mbappe also won the golden boot last year, scoring 33 times in 29 league games as PSG romped to the title.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Mbappe was joint-leading goal scorer in the division on 18 goals, level with Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder. However, Ligue 1 confirmed via its official website on Thursday that Mbappe will be recognised as the season’s top scorer as all his goals came from open play, while three of Ben Yedder’s were penalties.last_img read more

Helmets passed out at Healthy Fair

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Last week, the Greensburg Police Department were able to hand out over 75 Bike Helmets to kids, between the age of 5-14, at the Decatur County Memorial Healthy Fair hosted at the Greensburg Elementary School.This was made possible by a grant from the Central Indiana Bicycle Association. The Greensburg Police Department will continue to pass these helmets out at events throughout the year.GPD would like to send out a huge thank you to the community for their continued support.last_img read more

Gloucester leave it late

first_img From a line-out on halfway, a well-timed pass from Meakes sent Hook clean through a gap in the visitors’ defence before the Welshman gave Sharples a clear run-in. Within minutes, Connacht were back in front when a neat off-load from Fionn Carr created a try for Carty, which the outside half converted. The referee was having problems with repeated infringements at the scrum area and after 34 minutes issued yellow cards to rival props John Afoa and Denis Buckley. Connacht led 17-15 at the interval but following the restart, skilful play from Jonny May and Hook secured the hosts a platform in the opposition 22. The Irish were penalised for Laidlaw to kick his second penalty. Laidlaw surprisingly missed another penalty and Connacht made him pay by breaking out to score their third try. A well judged crossfield kick was easily collected by Healy to score as Sharples had left his man unattended. Sharples left the field with an injury, forcing scrum-half Dan Robson to play on the wing, before Connacht looked to have made the game safe when Carty kicked a penalty in the 78th minute. However, Gloucester took the contest beyond regulation when Meakes eluded three defenders for the try which Laidlaw converted. The first period of extra time saw neither side threaten until Hook fired over a magnificent 60-metre penalty with the last kick of the half. After two minutes of the final period, Healy raced over for his second try, which Carty converted – but G loucester regrouped and when Connacht replacement Dave Heffernan was yellow carded, they took advantage with matchwinning tries from Dawidiuk and a superb length-of-the-field effort from May. Two tries from Darren Dawidiuk and Jonny May in the last five minutes of extra time gave Gloucester a 40-32 win over Connacht and a place in next week’s Champions Cup play-off final. Press Association Charlie Sharples, Bill Meakes and Ross Moriarty, Dawiduik and May scored tries for Gloucester with Greig Laidlaw adding two penalties and three conversions. James Hook also kicked a penalty Matt Healy (two), John Cooney and Jack Carty were the Connacht tryscorers, with Carty kicking two penalties and three conversions. Gloucester made wholesale changes from their defeat at Bath. All their leading players were recalled with only Henry Purdy, Nick Wood and Dan Thomas remaining from last week’s starting line-up. Bill Meakes and Moriarty also returned after serving their suspensions. Connacht were without the injured Kieran Marmion, with Cooney replacing him at scrum half in one of two changes from last week’s home defeat to Ospreys. The other saw George Naoupu coming in for Andrew Browne in the second row. Gloucester started strongly, winning a line-out in the opposition 22 and had little trouble in driving over the Irish line with Moriarty scoring the second minute try which Laidlaw converted. Connacht soon had their first chance for points and were on the scoreboard when Carty made no mistake with his penalty attempt, before they shocked the home side with their first try. A poor pass from Meakes put Sharples under pressure and when the full-back was tackled the ball ran loose, Cooney picking it up before outpacing the Gloucester cover on a 50-metre run to the line. Gloucester deservedly drew level with a Laidlaw penalty to make it 10-10 at the end of the first quarter, then regained the lead with an excellent try. In a thrilling game, Gloucester trailed going into the last minute of normal time before a converted try by Bill Meakes saved the game and sent the match into extra time. The Aviva Premiership side now face Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways in Worcester next Sunday, with the winners securing the last Champions Cup spot. last_img read more

Rogers latest CARIFTA Games qualifier, – Bright qualifies in another event

first_imgCHRISTIANBURG’s Onasha Rogers qualified for this year’s Flow CARIFTA Games when she overpowered longtime rival Kenisha Phillips,while blazing to victory in the girls’ 100m sprint yesterday at the AAG Classic II,at the National Track and Field Centre in Leonora.Rogers became the latest athlete to meet a CARIFTA Games qualifying mark, barely making it in the qualifying period, as yesterday’s meet marked the final qualifying event. Playing second fiddle to Phillips since the season started, Rogers finally got her chance to shine as she came through in 11.98 seconds to the 12.02 seconds that Kenisha clocked.The time was just inside the 12 seconds limit required to qualify in the girls’ under 18 category. Rogers now joins a list that already includes 10 other CARIFTA qualified athletes, which already includes Phillips. Phillips has qualified for the 100m and 200m.Yesterday was a bad day for the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Phillips who also took a beating in the 200m in which she lost to Police’s Alita Moore. Moore came in for the win with a time of 24.48 seconds, whereas Phillips took 24.51 seconds to finish the race.Chantoba BrightAnother of the Girls’ Under- 18 CARIFTA Games qualifier was shining prospect,Chantoba Bright. Bright, who has already qualified for the long jump and triple jump events, further qualified in the high jump at yesterday’s meet. She won the event with a jump of 1.65m, equaling the high jump CARIFTA Games qualifying standard (QS).Also having merited inclusion on the team by clinching qualifying standards are Claudrice McKoy and Natricia Hooper, on the distaff side. Hooper is currently based overseas, and will be in the girls’ under 20 category, where she met QS in the 400m and high jump.On the boys end there are Linden’s Daniel Williams, Tremaine Browne, and Tortque Boyce, all in the under 18 (youth) category.In the under-20 (junior) category there are Compton Caesar, Anfernee Headecker and Samuel Lynch.With yesterday seeing the end of the qualifying period, the AAG is expected to pronounce on the final CARIFTA Games team shortly, and state if any unqualified athlete would be included on the team.last_img read more

Four Newcomers in Ghana’s Provisional Squad

first_imgThe quartet consists of midfield duo, Ebenezer Ofori and Joseph Larweh Attamah, and attacking duo, Bernard Tekpetey and Raphael Dwamena.Ofori plays for Swedish side, AIK whilst Attamah, a member of the Ghana U-20 team that won bronze at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey in 2013, is on the books of Turkish side, Basaksehir F.K. Relatively unknown Tekpetey plies his trade with German outfit, Schalke whereas Dwamena has been banging the goals for Austria second-tier side, Lustenau.The four players were the surprise inclusion as Grant unveiled his squad to the local press on Monday in Accra, before departing for a 11-day training camp in the United Arab Emirates.There was no place for goalkeeper Fatau Dauda, who recently joined Nigeria giants, Enyimba and Leicester City left back, Jeffery Schlupp.Captain Asamoah Gyan leads the squad as he readies for his sixth successive appearance at the biennial championship. Other notable faces are Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan; Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Christian Atsu and Harrison Afful.The four-time winners, housed in Group D alongside old foes Egypt, Mali and Uganda are expected to depart for Gabon on the eve of the opening match of the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.Full SquadGoalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Adam Kwarasey (Rosenborg, Norway) Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley, England), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece), Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England), Ebenezer Ofori (AIK Stockholm, Sweden), Samuel Tetteh (Leifering, Austria), Joseph Larweh Attamah (Basaksehir F.K, Turkey)Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ahli, UAE), Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Abdul-Majeed Waris (Lorient, France), Andre Ayew (West Ham, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), Bernard Tekpetey (Schalke, Germany), Rahpael Dwamena (Austria Lustenau, Austria).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ghana coach Avram Grant has named four newcomers in his provisional 26-man squad for the Total Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017. AFCON 2017last_img read more

AITEO Cup S’final Matches Rock Lagos, Kano, Owerri

first_imgSemi-final Matches (Women) Kano Pillars Vs Katsina Utd – Lagos    Rangers Vs Nasarawa Utd – Kano The semi final matches of this year’s AITEO Cup competition for men and women will hold today with the exception of the clash between champions Rivers Angels and Bayelsa Queens in the women’s event.In the men’s event, Kano Pillars, who overpowered CAF Confederation Cup semi finalists Enyimba FC in the quarter-finals, will light up the Agege Stadium in Lagos with in-form Katsina United. At the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, five-time champions Rangers International will lock horns with Nasarawa United, who got the better of El-Kanemi Warriors in the last eight.The mouth-watering encounter between Rivers Angels and Bayelsa Queens set for the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu has been put on hold as the NFF Disciplinary Committee meets today over a protest filed by Sunshine Queens of Akure, questioning the eligibility of two Rivers Angels’ players. The champions had beaten Sunshine Queens 2-0 in the quarter finals.That game has now been scheduled for Friday, 12th October.Meanwhile, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi confirmed on Tuesday that the grand finale of the women’s competition will hold at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa on Tuesday, 23rd October, while the grand finale of the men’s competition will be played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, capital of Delta State on Wednesday, 24th October.AITEO CUP 2018Semi-final (Men) Ibom Angels Vs Edo Queens – OwerriRivers Angels Vs Bayelsa – Enugu (Friday, 12/10)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more