Carmichael drops out of Graham State Executive Race, endorses Wooten-Whitaker

PERRYSVILLE, GRAHAM, FREEDEMIA- Today at a press conference in Perrysville, Andrew Carmichael officially dropped out of the race for Graham State Executive.  He told KGRN 32 and other local news outlets that he would be leaving the race, turning his focus on doing what he can while in office, and that he was endorsing Diane Wooten-Whitaker. Carmichael was actually met by a medium amount of boos from his largest pool of supporters upon making the announcement. Some at the event were wealthier supporters who disliked both Wooten-Whitaker and Walton.

It had already been implied that this would be Carmichael’s next move, as he hadn’t been very enthusiastic about being allowed back in the race in the first place and had not actively campaigned since being allowed back in. The endorsement of Wooten-Whitaker wasn’t surprising, either, as the two had actually worked together on several bills to improve on the Graham City Crisis, the most prominent being the Graham Funding Reallocation and Business Incentive Act, which actually was the first legal act that helped the overall situation begin improving. It seemed like a logical next step for Carmichael if he truly wanted the people of Graham to believe that he had changed and didn’t just care about reelection.

However, this move definitely outraged two groups- Carmichael’s wealthier, less understanding supporters, who wanted the old Carmichael back in office to push for their own agenda (Obviously not all of his wealthier supporters were detached and uncaring- many, like Kennedy Garrison, the CEO of Bank of Freedemia, have been making huge contributions to work towards fixing the Graham City Crisis) and Grady Walton and his supporters, who are furious at the prospect of the mass of Carmichael supporters flocking to Wooten-Whitaker.

While no official polls have come out since then, an unofficial internet poll by TweetBook showed that out of Andrew Carmichael’s 23% of the vote, about 11% would choose Wooten-Whitaker, about 8% would vote for someone else altogether or just not vote, and only 3% would choose Walton. That makes things worse for Grady Walton, meaning Wooten-Whitaker would be leading Walton around 55% to 32%.

Walton’s prospects in this race seem to be getting slimmer and slimmer as election day approaches. He isn’t out yet, but his chance to win is slipping away rapidly.

 

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It’s official: New StepStone Devices will be able to be fully linked to PayChan Cable

SAN GRANDE, FREEDEMIA- StepStone Technology and PayChan Satellite announced today that the new StepBooks, StepTabs, StepPhones, StoneBooks, StoneTabs, and StepUp Home Consoles will all have the ability to be directly linked to user’s PayChan accounts, meaning users will have access to all of the channels available on their paid account over WiFi or data. Local channels will only be available in the region where they broadcast from, the same way it is with cable and satellite in general; however, paid users will always have access to the local channels of the area they are watching from.

PayChan operates off a “Pay per Channel” model, where users pay a base monthly rate for local channels, rewinding, recording, television guides, skipping commercials, and other features, then paying an extra f’0.50-f’1.00 per additional channel. This means all paid PayChan users will now have access to a full range of local channels on their devices, along with any other channels they paid for.

This is actually quite a big deal. While there are many companies now that offer limited access to cable on mobile, this partnership is one of the first to fully bring a fully-featured satellite experience to mobile. This should make a big impact on the field and bring other companies to do the same thing.

One month after typhoon in Iucan, Brugas – Neo Delta gets ready for the Isle & City Games

TAIAGO – After more than one month of the passage of the Typhoon Nakoe through the city of Iucan, in the Brugas archipelago (Neo Delta), which has brought destruction to the city and other areas of the islands, efforts are being taken in order to rebuild the most affected places and  get the archipelago ready to host the next edition of the Isle & City Games.

Although Iucan is not expected to host ny sport events (the closest event shall take place in Danipa), the area is well-known for the Jolia Beach and the Janni Dunes, which attract thousands of tourists every year. Most of the events of the Isle and City Games will take place in Taiago, the capital of Brugas, in the newly build Athletic Village. The region was not greatly affected by the typhoon. Even so, the organization of the games decided to hold the beginning of the event.

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Flooding and damaged areas of Iucan – Brugas.

Some areas of Iucan still suffer with eventual floods during rainy periods. The government of Brugas started a campaign to gather money and resources parts of Iucan. It is expected that more six months will be needed to Iucan look like it was before the typhoon.

 

With Ellen Doofenschmidt running for Graham Poplator seat, Barbara Clint no longer unopposed

As of the beginning of September, Barbara Clint is no longer running unopposed for the vacant Graham Poplator seat. A last minute entry by Ellen Gernderes Doofenschmidt, the niece of one of the country’s most well liked yet weirdest presidents in history, Heinz Doofenschmidt, has officially made this race a two man race.

Similar to her uncle’s philosophy of Doofism, Ellen Doofenschmidt supports the idea of a stronger federal government that retains full power over all local and state governments.

While Barbara Clint is technically no longer unopposed, it seems her opposition is minimal. Polling released yesterday showed that Clint now has 62% of the vote, compared to Doofenschmidt’s measly 4%. About 25% still want another option.

“Doofenschmidt’s reasoning just doesn’t make sense to most voters,” political analyst Annabelle Sarahson told us. “Giving all the power to the federal government hasn’t worked for Graham. No disrespect to President Rosenthal, I voted for her and plan to vote for her again, but her attempt to solve the Graham City Crisis with the New Start for Graham program didn’t do too much to help. However, the bill passed by the once hated Executive Andrew Carmichael, of all people, within the state (The Graham F.R.A.B.I. Bill) has already helped us advance by leaps and bounds. Running for a seat in this very same state, I feel it will be extremely hard to convince the voters that more federal government control over state situations like this is a good thing.”

“Doofenschmidt’s policies… quite frankly, don’t make sense,” explained Harriet Letterman from an independent political analysis firm. “People may like Doofenschmidt, but she has no plan. People may not be crazy about Clint, but she has a solid plan and a strong appeal to show that she’s changed. That’s where she’s getting the leg up. Doofenschmidt has no chance. The only way I see Clint losing is if a really strong candidate comes in at the last second against both of them.”

Clint has been saying that her connections with both the wealthy high-end individuals and the population struggling can help bridge the gap. This seems to be a much more powerful message to voters than Doofenschmidt’s “Turn it over to Quentinsburgh, they’ll fix it” approach.

Approaching October elections, Wooten-Whitaker regains ground over Walton, Carmichael in Graham Executive Race

GRAHAM CITY- The mid-term general elections are approaching fast, and in Graham state, things are looking good for former teacher Wooten-Whitaker, as she finally regained a cushion over her main opponent, political activist Grady Walton.

In a new poll done by PWN News Graham City, Diane Wooten-Whitaker is currently leading at 44%, Grady Walton is at 29%, and incumbent Andrew Carmichael is at 23%.

Last month, outrage erupted after the election committee allowed incumbent Andrew Carmichael back into the race citing his public apologies and tangible efforts to fix situations and get stuff done. Walton, who gained much of his support from a voter base that was strongly dissatisfied with Carmichael’s record as state executive. Wooten-Whitaker had been much less harsh on Carmichael, a decision that seems to have been a good thing, as voters seem to want to give Carmichael a second chance.

Most of Wooten-Whitaker and Walton’s support comes from Graham City itself, which, considering the financial crisis, was more ready for a change in leadership. Carmichael’s primary support group is coming from the much wealthier population of Perrysville, where Carmichael’s original support came from in the first place, but while most Graham Citians aren’t planning on voting for him, they have gained a new respect for his changed attitude and actual effort. Graham City has seen huge steps taken in the recovery process after the passing of Carmichael and Wooten-Whitaker’s F.R.A.B.I Act (Funding Reallocation and Business Incentive Act), and in that time Carmichael has gone from 4% approval to a whopping 57% approval, a nearly unheard of jump. Another 30% still just aren’t sure.

Wooten-Whitaker blasted back against accusations that working with Carmichael on several bills was an attempt to team up on Grady Walton with the following post on Tweetbook:

…How would we have an unfair advantage? We’d be splitting our own vote 😛 The idea that me and Carmichael are “teaming up” against Walton is preposterous. Besides, I didn’t even know he’d be let back into the race. We worked together because we had the same goals and needed means to get things done, without waiting until after the election. The citizens of Graham needed immediate action. Look how far we’ve come just through those actions. A large part of leadership is being able to work together to get things done.

Wooten-Whitaker’s jump comes after a sharp jump in Carmichael support after he was allowed back in the race. A poll done in August had Wooten-Whitaker at 39%, Grady Walton at 30%, and Andrew Carmichael at 27%, which caused many legitimate concerns in the Wooten-Whitaker camp and made the Walton camp furious. That poll had the smallest gap between Walton and Wooten-Whitaker ever, leaving Wooten-Whitaker’s campaign to fear that their seemingly successful election ship was sinking. Most of Walton’s supporters strongly hated Carmichael, so almost all of that extra support for Carmichael was taken away from Wooten-Whitaker, bringing her down from an almost all time high of nearly 70% of the vote back in July to a nearly all time low of 39%, close enough that Walton could have easily overtaken her. While technically this would have been amazing news for Walton’s campaign, the fact that it gave Carmichael that much of a chance to catch up to him, a candidate that had been facing corruption charges and at one point had been kicked out of the race, was “outrageously against the principle”, as Walton phrased it in an August speech blasting Carmichael and Wooten-Whitaker for seemingly “supporting him”.

However, this most recent poll shows that Wooten-Whitaker still has a strong advantage. Despite all of his talk of momentum (which is somewhat true considering that initially Wooten-Whitaker was consistently dropping in the polls as Walton gained support) Walton has recently only seen losses over time, even with Carmichael back in the race. Carmichael isn’t even actively campaigning at this point, seemingly not super enthusiastic about being back in the race. One generally reliable source actually seemed to imply that Carmichael may even drop out of the race voluntarily and endorse Wooten-Whitaker, but that source has not been confirmed.