Ask The Doc! Ascites And Spindle Cell Sarcoma

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This week, the Doctors discuss Ascites in a patient whose lung Cancer is being treated by the Jimmy Carter Immune Therapy. What is it? How is it treated? They also touch on the Spindle Cell Sarcoma. How serious is it? What are the different kinds of Sarcomas? The doctors also give a brief Covid update.

 

Kemp signs Election Integrity Act of 2021

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ATLANTA – Election reform is coming to Georgia after Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed the SB 202, Election Integrity Act of 2021, mere hours after it landed on his desk.

During his televised remarks about the legislation Kemp stated, “With Senate Bill 202, Georgia will take another step in ensuring elections, accessible and fair.”

He thanked Chairman Barry Flemming and Chairman Max Burns and Senate and House Leadership for their work on the issue.

Kemp also mentioned his fight to keep Georgia’s elections fair by investigating voter fraud and defending the state’s voter ID laws.

“After November I knew like so many of you that significant reforms to our state elections were needed. There’s no doubt there were many alarming issues with how the election was handled and those problems understandable led to the crisis of confidence at the ballot box here in Georgia,” Kemp said.

Kemp was the first to call on Raffensperger to audit the absentee ballots and did so four times.

SB 202 replaces signature match with a state-issued ID requirement and Kemp believes this will streamline the absentee ballot process. He added the bill makes it “easy to vote and hard to cheat.”

Weekend voting will be expanded to two mandatory Saturdays and two optional Sundays. Ballot drop boxes will be secured 24/7 and security paper is required for ballot authentication.

“November 2020 election saw a 350 percent increase in the use of absentee ballots,” Kemp explained. “This obviously led local election workers to have to process far more ballots using a time consuming, labor-intensive, and at times arbitrary process.”

Georgia Democrats have been vocal about their opposition to the bill, calling it a power grab for a declining party that doesn’t know how to connect with a changing Georgia.

Election Integrity Act of 2021 does limit the power of the Secretary of State, removing the elected official as chairman of the state board of elections. The Secretary of State will now be a “nonvoting ex officio member” and the legislature will appoint the chairman. The state board can now oversee and review the performance of local election boards too. If a board is found lacking, the state board can appoint a new supervisor for that county.

The 90-plus page bill can be read on the General Assembly site.

President Joe Biden (D) spoke about the election reform legislation sweeping Republican-controlled state legislatures. He called the bills “sick” saying it made “Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle.” He promised to do everything in his power to stop the reform efforts.

Other states with election bills in process are Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

https://www.gpb.org/events/news/2021/03/25/governor-kemp-news-conference

Pickens County polls on track to close at 7 with high turnout

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PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. – Pickens County Elections are progressing smoothly at the polls today according to Elections Supervisor Julianne Roberts who reported no major issues in the day.

Speaking with FYN, Roberts said that they day has progressed smoothly at the precincts and with the central office despite having issues with COVID-19 exposures in the office. Having previously been exposed, everyone in the office tonight has had the virus, said Roberts.

This comes in spite of worries as North Georgia is continuing its 2020 elections trend with large numbers of citizens going to polls and submitting early voting ballots in this election cycle.

Pickens County Sheriff’s were also on hand today keeping voters safe. The Sheriff’s Office issued a statement to ease the public into the day saying that deputies would be on hand at polling locations.

The Sheriff’s Office said that this was more a response to news from other counties as they stated, “Many counties have experienced threats regarding elections, and while our county has not received any threats at this time, we will always err on the side of caution to provide safety for the community.”

However, with a quiet day at the precincts in the county, the smooth operations and lack of issues means that precincts are expected to close on time. Roberts said that the normal rules apply so that if any person is already in-line by 7:00 p.m., then they will be allowed to enter and vote before the poll closes. However, 7:00 p.m. is the cutoff time and anyone arriving after that will be turned away.

Roberts told FYN at 5:00 p.m. today that this was the current situation with polls expected to close on time.

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