North Dakota man who died of Covid-19 wins seat in state legislature

first_img– Advertisement – North Dakota Covid-19 cases are rising sharply. Johns Hopkins University “He had a lot of feelings for his county … and wanting to make things better, and his heart was in farming. He wanted things better for farmers and the coal industry,” his mother, Pat Andahl, told The Bismarck Tribune at the time. State officials told the newspaper that it was not clear what would happen if Andahl won the election.“What we have found is most legal authority, the general rule is that the next person up (in the November election results) does not rise up,” Legislative Council Director John Bjornson told the newspaper. He added that it was “all new. We haven’t encountered this, that we’re aware.”North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger said in an email Wednesday that the state would follow an opinion issued by the attorney general last month.That opinion indicated that Andahl could be legally elected but that his death creates a vacancy, which should be filled via an appointment from the state’s Republicans.The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in North Dakota, where the test positivity rate has climbed above 12%, according to local health officials. Nearly 50,000 people in the state of about 750,000 have tested positive and 555 have died.According to the unofficial tally, Nehring won 6,763 votes, or about 40% of those cast, and Andahl won 5,901, or about 36%. Voters could choose two candidates. Democrats Kathrin Volochenko and Linda Babb won fewer than 2,000 votes each, for about 12% and 10% of the vote. Voters enter a early voting site inside the Bismarck Event Center as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Bismarck, North Dakota, October 26, 2020.Bing Guan | Reuterscenter_img – Advertisement – A North Dakota Republican who died of Covid-19 last month has won a seat in the state legislature, according to unofficial results posted by the secretary of state’s office.David Andahl was one of two Republicans elected to represent the state’s 8th District in the North Dakota House of Representatives, earning more than triple the votes of the nearest Democratic candidate. Dave Nehring won the other seat.The Associated Press reported in October that Andahl had died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 55.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Ozil wants Arsenal to lay marker

first_img Press Association Mesut Ozil has called on Arsenal to underline their Barclays Premier League title credentials with victory over Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night. The Gunners recovered from their opening-day home defeat by West Ham to record a battling 2-1 win at Crystal Palace last weekend. Liverpool, though, head to north London on the back of successive victories from their first two matches. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been impressed by the progression of the World Cup winner. “Mesut is now completely committed to the club. Maybe in the first year he didn’t know a lot about it. He came from Real Madrid and he didn’t know how long and whether it would work for him, whether he would enjoy it or not,” Wenger said. “I believe now he is completely on board, committed and focused on the results of the club.” The Reds were defeated 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium in April, with Arsenal going on to claim third place before lifting the FA Cup again at Wembley. Ozil, who netted a fine 25-yard free-kick in that encounter, believes Monday night provides another opportunity for the Gunners to show just what they are capable of. “I remember that we delivered a really convincing display. In the first half we decided the game because we had a high level of concentration and wanted to utilise our potential. We want to do that again this time,” Ozil told Arsenal Player. “We are at home and we know exactly how we can beat Liverpool; that is what we want to do on Monday. “We were highly concentrated. The manager gave us tasks on the pitch and we executed them perfectly. That’s what we will have to do on Monday again. “We have to believe in ourselves as we have the potential to beat every team and we will show that on Monday.” Ozil delivered a virtuoso display at Selhurst Park last Sunday, completing a 98 per cent pass accuracy which included setting up Olivier Giroud for the opening goal. It has been a solid transition for the German playmaker, who became the club-record signing when he joined from Real Madrid in September 2013. last_img read more