More than 1000 senate ballots missing in wavering, but more than 300 remain
The Senate's Republican leadership on Thursday announced that more than 1000 Senate ballots had been missed but were being counted to the satisfaction of the office's technology division.
The problem appears to be related to a software flaw, though leadership had not specified exactly what happened.
"To solve this technical issue, the Senate will use the same software that processes ballot applications," said Senate Majority Leader Dean Heller, R-Nev., in a statement. "We cannot predict exactly when the software's software issue may be addressed or at what point it will be fixed."
Democrats had hoped to cast their votes in the remaining Senate races while the GOP-led Senate voted at times with some Democratic senators in line to defect, saying that was a failure of leadership to hold the party accountable. In a statement late Thursday, state Democratic chairwoman Patty Murray said there were still "too many votes" for Republicans to defect.
But the outcome of the votes could still give Republicans a massive advantage on November 6 in the Electoral College.
As of now, the Senate majority can take care of all 435 votes in the Senate if 50 Democrats defect to support the GOP. The Senate was supposed to be in a seven-seat margin of error, but the final count of ballots cast there Tuesday night showed the Democratic advantage was just one vote short of a one-vote swing.
In addition, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was not in line for defections in any of the Senate races.
Heller and Murray are expected to come forward with a list of the missing votes at a later date, possibly by June 10.
Earlier Thursday, the chairman of the electoral college, Robert G. Marshall Jr., announced that all Senate votes cast in the nation's capital on Tuesday night have been recounted by election officials. (For a detailed breakdown of how the recount process works, see this blog by the Washington Post's Wonkblog team.)
Meanwhile, in all of North Carolina, Democratic Senate candidate Roy Cooper had an early victory in a hotly contested Democratic state election, according to polls.
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Saudi arabia to miss welfare deadline to receive payments under euro zone deal, the EU says
The government of Jordan has announced that it will miss its welfare payments for the first time since 2008 by a month after it struck a deal with Europe on a plan to keep up payments to millions of the country's poor for the next two years.
Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said the government hoped to secure about в‚¬35m (ВЈ26m) worth of welfare payments by this weekend.
A statement from his office said: "The Prime Minister and government are committed to maintaining Jordan's role as a leader and supporter of the development of labour in the region."
The EU has agreed to pay Jordan between в‚¬100m and в‚¬150m (ВЈ81m to ВЈ130m) in social benefits to those working in the country. The money will not arrive until 2018, but is intended to allow the country to provide the necessary support for its population as it prepares to leave the bloc.
The deal will also bring the poorest Jordanians into the EU, by funding 10,000 job creation projects and increasing aid to refugees.
Jordan's President Abdullah told EU leaders on Friday the government had been seeking to meet its minimum welfare needs in the face of a severe economic downturn.
"We wanted to achieve, but what we cannot achieve is to raise those conditions to the level where you are interested in reaching agreement Jordan," Ensour said at a cabinet meeting in the capital Amman.
The deal has been seen as a major victory for the European Union and the US, which have both pressed for Jordan to cut back on labour conditions.
But other governments and citizens of the countries of Central Asia, including Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, have complained that the deal does not sufficiently address labor standards issues, and has not addressed problems that have forced some employers to pay workers less than what is allowed under EU labour regulations.
Jordan is already at the centre of European Union sanctions against those who fail to provide adequate wages to their staff.
Eliminations of subsidies will start once Jordan has received the additional cash from the European Union. The deal also includes a $22m payment to El Al for the purchase of a new military jet.
The agreement does not apply to the $1.6bn El Al payment the government of Azerbaijan has received from the EU, and El Al has been a partner of both the government of Azerbaijan and the current Jordanian government. The $1.6bn payment is expected to be distributed next year. (tАx t|
Monday markets could become more volatile as the United States continues its war of words with Mexico over border security.
The markets took action Monday after President Donald Trump asked Mexico to keep all illegal immigrants, including his own relatives and his own children, out of the country. The comments prompted the Dow Jones Industrial Average to drop by 50 points.
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