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(CNN)Here's a look at the life of Herman Cain, businessman and candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2012 presidential election.
December 13, 1945 Death date:
July 30, 2020Birth place:
Memphis, TennesseeRead MoreBirth name:
Luther Cain Jr., a janitor, a barber and a chauffeurMother:
Lenora (Davis) Cain, a domestic workerMarriage:
Gloria (Etchison) Cain (June 23, 1968-July 30, 2020)Children:
Melanie and VincentEducation:
Morehouse College, B.
S. Mathematics, 1967; Purdue University, M.S. Computer Science, 1971Other FactsWorked as a civilian employee for the Department of the Navy early in his career.Hosted a show on News/Talk WSB Radio in Atlanta. TimelineMid-1970s -
Begins his corporate career working at Coca-Cola.1977 -
Begins working for the Pillsbury Company.1982-1986 -
Works for the Burger King division at Pillsbury.1988-1996 -
Chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza.1994-1995 -
President of the National Restaurant Association.1994 -
Attends President Bill Clinton's town hall meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, where he argues against the president's healthcare plan.1995-1996 -
Chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.1996-1999 -
President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association.2004 -
Loses the GOP Georgia primary for the US Senate.2006-2007 -
Battles and beats stage four liver and colon cancer.May 21, 2011 -
Announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president
of the United States in the 2012 election.October 4, 2011 -
Cain's memoir, "This is Herman Cain! My Journey to the White House," is published.October 30, 2011 -
Politico reports that two female employees of the National Restaurant Association complained of inappropriate behavior from Cain when he led the organization. The women, according to Politico, each receives separation packages in the five-figure range.October 31, 2011 -
Cain denies the allegations and says he is not aware of any legal settlements. Later, Cain changes his answer and says he did know about an agreement in one case.November 7, 2011 -
At a press conference, Sharon Bialek claims that Cain sexually groped her in 1997 when Cain was head of the National Restaurant Association. November 8, 2011 -
The identity of the first woman to accuse Cain of sexual harassment is made public. Karen Kraushaar is one of the women who received a payout upon leaving the restaurant
association after complaining about alleged sexual harassment by Cain. November 18, 2011 -
CNN confirms that Cain will receive protection from the Secret Service. Cain is the first candidate in the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 to be placed under the protection of this agency.November 28, 2011 -
Ginger White, an Atlanta businesswoman, claims she and Cain had an affair that lasted 13 years. December 3, 2011 -
Suspends his presidential bid.July 4, 2012 -
Launches CainTV.com.February 2013 -
Is hired by Fox News as a contributor. January 19, 2016 -
Cain's book, "The Right Problems: What the President, Congress, and Every Candidate Should Be Working On," is published.August 2, 2018 -
Announces that "The Herman Cain Show" is leaving WSB Radio and will instead be streamed on his website. April 4, 2019 -
President Donald Trump announces that he's recommended Cain for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board.April 22, 2019 -
In a tweet, Trump announces that Cain has withdrawn from consideration.November 8, 2019 -
Trump delivers remarks in Atlanta at the launch of a group called Black Voices for Trump, a coalition that is co-chaired by Cain. July 2, 2020 -
According to a statement posted to his Twitter account, Cain is hospitalized "after he had developed symptoms serious enough that he required hospitalization." Earlier in the week he was informed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. "Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert." Cain, as a co-chair of Black Voices for Trump, was one of the surrogates at Trump's June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.July 30, 2020 -
Cain dies from coronavirus, according to an obituary sent from his verified Twitter account and Newsmax.
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A ‘late-breaking blue shift’ can could decide the November elections — here’s how
On Tuesday night, November 6, 2018, Republicans got some very bad news: they had lost their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. But after Election Night, as the vote counting continued, Republicans realized just how large the blue wave was in the 2018 midterms — an example of what journalist David A. Graham, in an August 10 article for The Atlantic, describes as a “late-breaking blue shift.” And the same thing, according to Graham, might happen in 2020.
“As polling places closed on November 6, 2018, the expected ‘blue wave’ looked more like a ripple,” Graham explains. “Not only had some of the highest-profile Democratic candidates lost, but the party’s gains in the House and the Senate looked smaller than anticipated. The wave, it turned out, simply hadn’t crested yet. Over the ensuing weeks, as more ballots were counted, Democrats kept winning races — eventually netting 41 House seats. In Arizona, the Republican Martha McSally conceded the Senate race to the Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, who picked up more than 70,000 votes in post-Election Day counting. Democrats narrowed deficits in races in Florida and Georgia too. Republicans were stunned.”
Graham goes on to say that that the type of “late-breaking Democratic vote” one saw in 2018 “is the new, though still underappreciated, normal in national elections.”
“Americans have become accustomed to knowing who won our elections promptly, but there are many legitimate votes that are not counted immediately every election year,” Graham writes. “For reasons that are not totally understood by election observers, these votes tend to be heavily Democratic, leading results to tilt toward Democrats as more of them are counted, in what has become known as the ‘blue shift.’ In most cases, the blue shift is relatively inconsequential, changing final vote counts but not results. But in others, as in 2018, it can materially change the outcome.”
Graham notes that because of “coronavirus-related complications,” Election Night 2020 is expected to be more like Election Week 2020 or Election Month 2020. But that phenomenon of a “late-breaking blue shift,” according to Graham, was making its presence felt long before the pandemic.
The journalist warns that this year, things could get messy if Americans aren’t patient enough to wait until all the votes are counted.
“Imagine that as November 3, 2020 ticks away, President Donald Trump holds a small lead in one or more key states such as Pennsylvania — perhaps 10,000 or 20,000 votes — and seems to have enough states in his column to eke out an Electoral College win,” Graham writes. “Trump declares victory, taunts Joe Biden and prepares for a second term. But the reported results on Election Night omit tens of thousands of votes, including provisional ballots and uncounted mail-in votes. Over the coming days, as those votes are counted, Trump’s lead dwindles and eventually disappears. By the end of the week or early the next, Biden emerges as the clear victor in Pennsylvania — and with that win, captures the race for the presidency. If that’s how things unfold, Trump is unlikely to take defeat snatched from the jaws of victory graciously.”