Things Going According To Plan In Electoral College
There’s no drama so far as Electoral College delegates continue the process of certifying the results of the presidential election. Donald Trump secured 306 electoral votes on November 8th and Hillary Clinton got 232. The magic number is 270. Lawmakers will formally accept the Electoral College votes in a joint session of Congress on January 6th. Some of the Electoral College proceedings are being televised but many are not.
District Yacht Club Incinerated
The District Yacht Club is destroyed after an early morning fire. Authorities say the blaze broke out in the 14-hundred block of Water Street, SouthEast around 3:00 this morning. A fireboat was called in to extinguish the flames while Pepco crews cut power to the overhead power lines in the area. The single-story wooden structure was incinerated, but no one was injured from the incident.
Metro Stabbing Suspect In Custody
A man who is accused of stabbing a person then hopping on Metro is in custody. Police say a victim was stabbed at the Dunn Loring station around 7:30 this morning. The suspect then reportedly got on an Orange Line train and headed towards the District. Metro Transit Police say after tracking him through video surveillance, the suspect was arrested at the Rosslyn station around 9:30 a.m. The victim is expected to survive. It’s not clear what led to the stabbing.
NFL: No Fine For Elliott After Salvation Army Kettle Jump
Ezekiel Elliott is not being fined for his leap into a Salvation Army kettle to celebrate a touchdown. The NFL announced today it wasn’t worth fining the Cowboys running back for getting into the kettle during last night’s 26-20 win over the Bucs. The Salvation Army praised Elliott’s celebration, using a picture of him in the kettle to promote their “Red Kettle Campaign.”
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.