▪ There were nearly 150,000 attempts to penetrate South Carolina’s voter-registration system on Election Day in 2016, the State Election Commission has revealed. In Illinois, hackers hit the State Board of Elections five times per second for two weeks, and ultimately got access to 90,000 voter records.
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▪ ISIS now holds just 2.2_per cent of territory in Iraq, and 8.3 percent across the border in Syria. At its peak, the jihadist group held about 40_percent of Iraq and 20_percent of Syria. ISIS has been cleared from about 25,000 square miles of land, and 4.82_million people have been liberated from its rule.
▪ The RV industry is enjoying a post-recession boom, fueled by younger Americans taking to the road in motor homes and trailers. Last year, 430,000 recreational vehicles were sold—an increase of 15_percent over the year before. Half of those buyers were under the age of 45.
▪ President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign racked up more than $677,000 in “legal consulting” fees between April and June, according to new Federal Election Commission filings, as his administration dealt with the rapidly expanding investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia. That sum includ es a $50,000 payment to the law firm of Alan Futerfas, the New York–based criminal attorney now representing Donald Trump Jr.
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