In Maryland, Last Day To Register To Vote
Today is the last day for Maryland residents to register to vote for the general election. It is the last day to register online or by mail. To register online, go to www.elections.maryland.gov. Early voters will still be able to register in person. Early voting in Maryland begins October 27th and ends November 3rd.
Women’s Group Protests Outside Trump Hotel
A group of female activists are taking to the streets in downtown Washington to protest against the Republican Party. The group gathered outside the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW this morning. They’re one of many protest groups gathering outside Donald Trump’s properties across the country. They’re calling on all Republicans to unendorse and denounce their party’s candidate.
DC Ready To Approve Right-To-Die Bill
A majority of Washington, DC Council members say they plan to approve a bill today that would give terminally ill residents the right to end their lives. However, if it gets through city council, it’s not clear whether Mayor Muriel Bowser will sign the legislation. But if passed, it would make the District the nation’s sixth jurisdiction to allow doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill people.
Obama To Trump: “Stop Whining”
President Obama has some advice for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. At a White House news conference, Obama said Trump should “stop whining” about “rigged” elections and focus on trying to get the most votes. Obama insisted that there is no evidence of significant voter fraud in America. He argued that the U.S. has a solid electoral system and said its integrity should not be questioned before the election is held.
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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.