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Election 2020: Trump Takes Kentucky, Biden Takes Vermont

Neenah Paper, Inc. Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Neenah Paper, Inc. (NP) revealed earnings for third quarter that declined from last year.

The company’s earnings totaled $7.9 million, or $0.46 per share. This compares with $14.4 million, or $0.84 per share, in last year’s third quarter.

Excluding items, Neenah Paper, Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $9.4 million or $0.55 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.26 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter fell 17.7% to $190.7 million from $231.8 million last year.

Neenah Paper, Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $9.4 Mln. vs. $16.3 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $0.55 vs. $0.95 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.26
-Revenue (Q3): $190.7 Mln vs. $231.8 Mln last year.

Trump Mocked After Claiming He’s ‘Most Innocent Man’ In U.S. History

Donald Trump’s penchant for hyperbole reached new heights Monday evening in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

During a rally there, the chief executive started griping about the many investigations he’s faced while in office, including the Mueller report, which Trump has falsely claimed exonerated him.

Despite $48 million spent on the investigation over two and a half years, the investigation didn’t result in Trump’s arrest, mainly because the Department of Justice has a policy not to indict a sitting president.

Still, Trump claimed that the lack of charges against him ― despite lots of evidence ― made him, in his words, “perhaps the most innocent man anywhere in the history of the United States.”

That’s a dubious claim on many levels, and one that may fall apart if Trump loses the election, since that will make it easier for prosecutors to investigate him, according to the legal-news website Law & Crime.

Not surprisingly, many people on Twitter mocked the president’s insistence that he is truly a victim who never did anything wrong to anyone, anywhere.

You can listen to Trump declare his innocence in the video below, beginning around the 15:50 mark.

Oklahoma 2020 presidential election results

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  • Oklahoma has voted for a Republican president in every election since 1968.
  • The state has seven electoral votes.
  • Six of Oklahoma's seven congressional seats are held by Republicans.
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Oklahoma has voted for a Republican president in every election since 1968, reliably serving as a Republican stronghold. The most competitive down-ballot race in the state is in the Senate between Sen. Jim Inhofe and Democratic challenger Abby Broyles.

The state's congressional delegation is firmly Republican: All but one of its seven seats in Congress are currently held by Republicans. Additionally, both houses of Oklahoma's state legislature and the gubernatorial seat are held by Republicans. Oklahoma has 10 electoral votes and is not believed by analysts to be competitive.

Michigan 2020 presidential election results

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  • Michigan has evenly split its vote between Republican and Democratic presidential candidates in the last 12 elections.
  • The state has 16 electoral votes.
  • Michigan's congressional delegation is split: Nine Democrats, six Republicans, and one Libertarian.
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Michigan has voted equally for both Republicans and Democrats in the last 12 presidential elections. The state is home to competitive down-ballot races in the Senate and the 3rd, 6th, 8th, and 11th Congressional Districts.

Control over Michigan's state government is split: the governorship is held by Democrats while Republicans hold both chambers of the state legislature. In Congress, Michigan's delegation is split, with Democrats holding nine seats, Republicans holding six, and Libertarians with one congressional seat. The state has 16 electoral votes and is not expected by analysts to be particularly competitive.

A ‘Country Grappling’ With Just About Everything Seeks Answers

How a divided nation decides on a leader to represent it.


By Matt Flegenheimer

EU and UK Brexit negotiators to call for more talks: The Times

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(Reuters) – Britain and the European Union will be recommended to begin a new round of talks on Brexit in London during the weekend, The Times reported.

UK’s chief negotiator David Frost and EU’s Michel Barnier are expected to advise that a Brexit deal is possible, the newspaper reported.

Election 2020: Trump Takes Kentucky, Biden Takes Vermont

President Trump was declared the winner of Kentucky as soon as polls closed across the state at 7 p.m., according to the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, Democrat Joe Biden was called the winner of Vermont.

Polls closed at 6 p.m. ET in parts of Indiana and Kentucky. At 7 p.m., polls closed in several major states, including Georgia, Virginia and most of Florida.

CBS News anchor Gayle King summed up the national mood in the opening moments of the Eye’s “America Decides” election coverage by observing: “People just want this to be over — which in this case is spelled O-V-A-H.”

Unlike earlier elections, in many states the vast majority of voters cast ballots before Election Day. Some 101 million votes were cast early, and forecasters predicted that a staggering 160 million ballots would be cast in total.

Early results could shift, as Democrats encouraged their voters to cast ballots early while many Republicans held off until Election Day.

Biden has led in national polls throughout the campaign, but has held a narrower lead in the swing states that will determine winner of the Electoral College.

Check back as results are called in each state.