No, Trump cannot win Georgia’s electoral votes through a write-in Senate campaign.

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. won Georgia, but that has not stopped people from claiming that President Trump still has a chance to change the outcome and win the state’s 16 electoral votes.

The hashtag #WriteInTrumpForGA was one of Twitter’s top trending topics on Tuesday afternoon, with more than 23,000 tweets. Many called for Georgia voters to cast their ballots in January’s runoff elections for the state’s two Senate races for Mr. Trump. Doing so, the tweets claimed, would change the election results and get Mr. Trump re-elected.

That isn’t true. Georgia officials certified Mr. Biden’s victory in the state last week, and Senate races have no bearing on the presidential election. Furthermore, runoff elections in Georgia do not permit write-in candidates. In fact, state officials said, there is no line allocated for a write-in on the paper ballot or a button for it on touch-screen voting.

“Our voters are

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Brazilian Superior Electoral Court hit by major cyberattack

The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ, in the Portuguese acronym) has been hit by a major cyberattack that will bring its operations to a standstill for an entire week.

The incident was detected on Tuesday (3) while several trial sessions were taking place. According to the STJ, a virus was found in the Court’s network and, as a precautionary measure, the links to the Internet were disconnected, prompting the cancellation of trial sessions. All the Court’s systems, including email, as well as the telephony set up, also became unavailable as a result.

STJ minister Humberto Martins released a statement yesterday (5) on the incident, stating that the attack did not affect the information related to the ongoing Court proceedings. According to the minister’s note, the invasion blocked access to data using encryption, but there were backups in place.

Later, it emerged that the attack had also impacted the Court’s

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Lockdowns did not stop people from visiting parks and beaches; electoral results also linked to compliance — ScienceDaily

Americans strongly reduced their visits to grocery stores, pharmacies, and transit stations following stay-at-home orders from mayors and governors earlier this year, but did not reduce their visits to parks and beaches, according to a study co-authored by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

In the study, which appeared online September 30 in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning, the researchers examined publicly available Google data based on anonymized mobility information from millions of Android, iPhone, and Google Maps users in the United States to destinations including grocery stores, rail stations, and parks. The researchers analyzed how total movements changed, at the county level, following local shelter-in-place orders. They found relatively large reductions in visits to “essential” destinations such as grocery stores — but effectively no reduction in “non-essential” visits to parks and other outdoor recreational spots such as parks and beaches.

The analysis,

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