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Federal lawsuit filed in Virginia on voter registration system crash


A civilian rights accumulation filed a accusation backward Tuesday night in federal cloister afterwards accepting letters that Virginia s online aborigine allotment arrangement comatose on the aftermost day of the allotment deadline.The suit, filed by the Lawyers Committee for Civilian Rights Under Law, claims that Virginia s aborigine allotment website malfunctioned again on October 16 and was bottomward for best of the day on October 17, the aftermost day to annals to vote. No aborigine should be penalized by errors fabricated on the allotment of accompaniment officials, said Kristen Clarke, admiral and controlling administrator of the Lawyers Committee for Civilian Rights Under Law, in a statement. Clarke said that the accompaniment failed its citizens back its online allotment arrangement collapsed and added that the accusation seeks to ensure that all ambitious voters in Virginia are accustomed a abounding and fair befalling to annals and vote this acclamation cycle. Clarke said that the accumulation accustomed dozens of calls from Virginia voters who were clumsy to register. Before filing the lawsuit, she wrote to Edgardo Cortés, abettor of Virginia Department of Elections, allurement him to reopen and extend allotment by at atomic 72 hours. Cortes responded that there is no approved accouterment in the Code of Virginia that allows for extending the aborigine allotment deadline. Cortes noted, however, that despite abstruse issues, 38,725 voters auspiciously submitted a aborigine allotment through the online aperture in the 48 hours arch up to the deadline. We accept the annoyance accomplished by voters and we apologize the arrangement was clumsy to handle the cutting appeal from voters, he wrote.One plaintiff the Lawyers Committee is apery is Kathy Kern, a citizen of Charlottesville, Virginia, who says in cloister affidavit that she tried, with her husband, to annals multiple times on Sunday October 16 and Monday, October 17, application the online arrangement but kept accepting file not found message. She was ultimately clumsy to register.

Billboard taunts Trump in Arabic


Donald Trump can t apprehend this, but he s abashed of it anyway. A advance accounting in Arabic in Dearborn, Michigan, taunts Trump and the Republican presidential nominee s proposed ban of Muslims entering the country.The advance is one of three beyond the country paid for by The Nuisance Committee, an absolute cool PAC that says it is dedicated to opposing Donald Trump s presidential campaign. The organization s founder, Max Temkin, is one of the creators of the accepted agenda bold Cards Adjoin Humanity. Money for the PAC was generated through Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump add-on packs to the game, Nuisance Board backer Melissa Harris said. The advance in Dearborn directs admirers to www.trumpisscared.org, which shows a timeline of Trump s statements on Muslims, Syrian refugees, and immigration. The added billboards are in Chicago abreast O Hare airport, and in Orlando abreast the University of Central Florida. We on the board absolutely accept that Donald Trump represents a blackmail to our ethics and our capitalism in means that added Republican candidates accept not. This is not about Republicans or Democrats — this is about Donald Trump, Harris said. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said the advance represents the sentiments of the Arab community. It s an attack to advance aback adjoin these biased statements and action proposals application humor, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said. A agent for Donald Trump s attack could not be anon reached. s Rashard Rose contributed to this report.

Pence appears to split with Trump over Russian hacking role


Washington Mike Pence bankrupt from his active acquaintance Donald Trump Sunday in acknowledging that US intelligence indicates Russia is abaft the hacks of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton s attack chairman s emails. I anticipate there s added and added affirmation that implicates Russia, the Indiana governor said on NBC s Meet the Press. His comments are notable because Trump has insisted it s not bright whether Russia is arena a role. In the additional presidential debate, he said Clinton s attack has acicular to Russia s role in the hacking as a political deflection. But I notice, anytime annihilation amiss happens, they like to say the Russians are — she doesn t apperceive if it s the Russians accomplishing the hacking, Trump said. Maybe there is no hacking. But they consistently allegation Russia. And the acumen they allegation Russia because they anticipate they re aggravating to befoul me with Russia. On Friday, US admiral accustomed with the analysis told there is ascent affirmation that the Russian government is bartering WikiLeaks with afraid emails pertaining to the US presidential election.The methods of the disclosures suggest Moscow is at atomic accouterment the advice or is possibly anon amenable for the leaks, one US official said.US intelligence admiral are still investigating the amount of affiliation amid Russia and WikiLeaks but they abide assured that Russia is abaft the leaks themselves. attempted to ability WikiLeaks for animadversion but accustomed no response. WikiLeaks s founder, Julian Assange, has ahead denied any affiliation to or cooperation with Russia.On Friday, above Acting CIA Director Mike Morrell said on a appointment alarm organized by the Clinton attack that it was absolutely bright … WikiLeaks and Guccifer 2 are alive with the Russians on this. Russia s accomplished admiral are absolution accusations that Moscow is aggravating to amplitude the US presidential acclamation with cyber attacks, speaking out afore the latest allegation apropos WikiLeaks was aggregate with on Thursday.President Vladimir Putin ridiculed such allocution Wednesday as hysteria. Let them prove it, Sergei Lavrov told s Christiane Amanpour, bouncing off a US vow to retaliate with a proportional response. s Jim Sciutto, Nicole Gaouette and Ryan Brown contributed to this report.