DC’s Top Prosecutor Reviewed For Taking Illegal Campaign Contributions, Powerball And Mega Millions This Week

DC’s Top Prosecutor Reviewed For Taking Illegal Campaign Contributions

DC Attorney General Karl Racine is being investigated by the city’s Office of Campaign Finance. It comes after WRC-TV reported that Racine’s 2014 campaign accepted thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions. The campaign has since paid back 35-hundred dollars to various donors. It’s unclear if Racine will face any punishment. Earlier this year, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s campaign was fined for accepting eleven-thousand dollars in illegal contributions. Her campaign also paid back the donations.

Tornado Confirmed In Salisbury

The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado touched down yesterday on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The EF-1 twister had winds near 105 miles-per-hour when it tracked for about three-quarters of a mile just north of Salisbury University. The strong winds flipped cars, uprooted trees and damaged buildings, but no serious injuries were reported.

College Park To Decide Whether Illegal Immigrants Can Vote In Elections

Should undocumented immigrants be allowed to vote in elections? Multiple cities in Maryland allow it, and now the city of College Park could be next. The College Park City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on a measure that would allow all residents to vote. It would apply to city elections only, and those who are not U.S. citizens would be put on a list prohibiting them from voting in state and federal elections. Some council members are pushing for the measure to be delayed.

Powerball And Mega Millions This Week

An estimated 350-million dollars is on the line for tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot drawing. The cash option is 218-million dollars. If won, it would be the seventh largest prize in the game’s history. Meanwhile, the estimated jackpot for tomorrow night’s Powerball drawing is 307-million dollars.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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