The Wider World

Don’t vote early, say some

THE GENERAL election will be held on Nov. 8 but many voters will cast their ballots early (Shutterstock).

There might be some slow counts in elections this Nov. 8 across the nation.

According to the Associated Press, Republican activists are asking GOP voters to forgo early voting but instead cast their ballots on Election Day.

The purpose is the avoid what conspiracy theorists claim is a method to prevent Democrats from cheating in the general election. Although there’s been no credible evidence of fraud in any recent campaign, many Republicans believe that in 2022 Donald Trump was the victim of millions of manufactured ballots cast for Joe Biden.

If voters do wait to vote in person or hand in their mail-in ballots at the polling place, it could mean major slow-downs in the processing and reporting of results.

Russians continue missile attacks

RUSSIAN forces shoot missiles at Ukraine, while the defending troops are making progress against the invaders (Shutterstock).

At least a dozen Russian missiles rained on targets in Ukraine as the invaders struck at power plans and other infrastructure on Saturday.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said that damage was done on a “very wide” scale, according to Reuters. He said that his air force has managed to knock down most of the cruise missiles and drones launched at his country and expected better results when Western allies provide promised air defense systems.

Elsewhere in the war, Ukrainian forces are reported to continue to make progress in pushing Russians out of the southern Kherson region. Russians are urging civilians to leave the city of Kherson, which may soon become an urban battleground.

Sports: Bruins lose to Ducks, 45-30


The UCLA Bruins lost their unbeaten status Saturday, falling 45-30 to Oregon in Eugene. The ninth-ranked Bruins (now 6-1 overall and 3-1 in Pac-12 play), were tied 10-all with the 10th-ranked Ducks (6-1, 4-0) early in the second quarter but then the home team began to pull away.

UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson passed for 259 yards and running back Zach Charnonnet gained 182 yards on the ground but it wasn’t enough. Oregon QB Bo Nix passed for 283 yards and five scores, running for 51 yards more.

High school football: Garden Grove High’s football team (7-1 overall, 1-0 in league) plays Katella (3-5, 1-0) tonight at Handel Stadium on the Western High campus in Anaheim in a game in which the winner can do no worse than a tie for the Big-4 title.

Check back for results.

Weather: The sun makes a comeback

After a cloudy and sometimes wet week, the forecast for Sunday and beyond for the West Orange County area is for generally sunny skies.

According to the National Weather Service, Sunday should be sunny with a  daytime high of 72 with an overnight low of 55.

Monday should be fairly breezy, with winds up to 35 miles an hour. The daytime high is predicted to be 78 with an overnight low of 56.

The sun reigns again on Tuesday with a high of 73 (56).

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