Team Trump is hurling accusations as Georgia recount stays on track to confirm Biden’s win

first_img– Advertisement – Donald Trump’s refusal to admit that he lost fair and square has Georgia in the middle of the largest hand recount ever in the United States. President-elect Joe Biden won the state by 14,000 votes, a much larger number than is likely to change in a recount. So far, 48 counties have finished counting, with only very minor changes. Four of the counties didn’t find even a single vote changed.The state has a deadline of 11:59 PM Wednesday for finishing the recount, which is being done county by county—with the counties stuck absorbing the cost. In DeKalb County, that cost will be $180,000. If we were talking about a couple hundred votes statewide, it would be worth spending the money, because counting every vote is important. But of 31 statewide recounts conducted in the U.S. between 2000 and 2019, just three changed the results of an election. The most famous case, of course, put Al Franken in the Senate after a recount moved him from trailing by 215 votes to winning by 225. Those numbers, though, show how big Biden’s 14,000-vote lead is when it comes to the possibility of a recount changing the result.- Advertisement – ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 13: Gwinnett county workers begin their recount of the ballots on November 13, 2020 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The difference in votes between US President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden is about 14,000 as of right now. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)last_img read more

‘There’s a little bit of extra sizzle’: A.J. Puk has wild debut, Liam Hendriks records five-out save in Athletics win

first_imgOAKLAND — A chorus of mockeries and jabs harmonized with the post-game victory music blaring in the A’s clubhouse. Oakland beat the Yankees, 6-4, to claim the series and their fifth win over their last six this home stand (against the Astros, too). But jokes must still fly.“This guy throws a 99 mph slider and an 88 four-seam fastball,” one unidentified A’s player shouted. He was, of course, referring the inaccurate scoreboard readings on A.J. Puk’s first major league pitches.Let the official …last_img

Respecting the Gift of Time – Episode 196

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Focus on the Few Things That Actually Matter

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now In a list of prospective clients you can spend your time pursuing, a few of them are more worth your time than all the rest combined. You may need to reach out to all of them, but it makes sense to start with those few that matter.The hundreds of emails in your inbox all need to be processed, but only a small portion of them are in some way related to your goals. The messages that will produce the outcomes that move you closer to what you want deserves your attention.A dashboard with dozens of metrics can make it seem as if everything is important, the number of phone calls, the number of emails, the client meetings, and the average size of a deal by product category. While all of these metrics are useful, none of them speak to whether or not your dream client is engaged with you around a project to improve their results—and whether they are making and keeping the commitments that move their project forward.You have limited time during your workday. If you are like most people, you have more work than you can effectively complete in a day, a week, a month, a quarter, and in some cases, a year. Because this is true, one of the primary variables in performance is the ability to ruthlessly prioritize your work based on a values-based hierarchy.Those things that belong to others and find their way to your desk need to be returned to their rightful owners. You must push trivialities and distractions to the bottom of that value-based hierarchy. The top of your hierarchy must include what is most important by the impact it has on your goals.The greater the impact, the more that work deserves your time and focus. If the work you are considering is going to have little effect on the outcomes you are pursuing, it may require your attention, but it can’t be allowed to crowd out the few things that matter.If you want help with priorities, check out b2bsalestoolkit.comlast_img read more