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Saturday November 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 371
Former head of U.S. election security calls Trump team fraud allegations 'farcical'LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The top U.S. cybersecurity official fired by Republican President Donald Trump for saying the Nov. 3 election was the most secure in American history said on Friday voter fraud allegations made by Trump and his allies are “farcical”. Chris Krebs, the former director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, told the CBS 60 Minutes program that allegations of U.S. voting m ...

Saturday November 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 385
Recount in Wisconsin county demanded by Trump increases Biden's margin
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A recount in Wisconsin’s largest county demanded by Republican President Donald Trump’s election campaign ended Friday with Democratic President-elect Joe Biden gaining votes. After the recount in Milwaukee County, Biden had a net gain of 132 votes, out of nearly 460,000 cast. Overall, Biden gained 257 votes to Trump’s 125. Trump’s campaign had demanded recounts in two of Wisconsin’s most populous and Democratic-lean ...
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Saturday November 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 372
In fresh blow to Trump, U.S. court rejects Pennsylvania election case
(Reuters) -A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt by U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of Pennsylvania, dealing another significant setback to Trump’s bid to overturn the Nov. 3 election. “Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so,” wrote Stephanos Bibas on be ...
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Friday November 27, 2020 - Times viewed: 373
Where Trump beat the stuffing out of Biden
Donald Trump may have lost the popular vote, but he likely won by a landslide in the place that produced your Thanksgiving turkey. In a sign of his dominance in rural America, the president roasted Joe Biden in the nation’s top turkey-producing areas, carving out big victory margins in every one of the top 20 congressional districts ranked by the number of turkeys sold. Overall, the president won 4 of the top 5 turkey producing states — Ark ...
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Friday November 27, 2020 - Times viewed: 373
Trump still refuses he lost the election
WASHINGTON (AP) — Monday seemed like the end of President Donald Trump’s relentless challenges to the election, after the federal government acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden was the “apparent winner” and Trump cleared the way for cooperation on a transition of power. But his baseless claims have a way of coming back. And back. And back. On Thursday, after a Thanksgiving evening conversation from the White House with troops stationed o ...
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Friday November 27, 2020 - Times viewed: 371
Trump says he’ll leave if Electoral College seats Biden
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake” — as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that “massive fraud” and crooked officials in battleground states caused his election defeat. “Certainly I will. But you know that,” Trump said Thursday when asked whethe ...
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Thursday November 26, 2020 - Times viewed: 372
Biden seeks unity as Trump stokes fading embers of campaign
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions while the man he will replace stoked the fading embers of his campaign to “turn the election over.” Biden, in a Thanksgiving-eve address to the nation, put the surging pandemic front and center, pledging to tap the “vast powers” of the federal government a ...
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Monday November 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 393
Trump aims to box in Biden abroad, but it may not work
WASHINGTON (AP) — On its way out the door, the Trump administration is enacting new rules, regulations and orders that it hopes will box in President-elect Joe Biden’s administration on numerous foreign policy matters and cement President Donald Trump’s “America First” legacy in international affairs. Yet, the push may not work, as many of these decisions can be withdrawn or significantly amended by the incoming president when he takes office ...
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Monday November 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 396
Trump GSA Appointee Accused of Sabotaging 'Peaceful Transfer of Power' by Refusing to Sign Off on 'Critical' Transition Document
The head of an obscure government agency that plays a key role in when Joe Biden gets full access to transition resources is refusing to sign a letter allowing the president-elect's team to formally begin work, according to a Sunday report. The head of the General Services Administration, an appointee of President Donald Trump, has—like the president himself—refused to acknowledge Biden's victory two days after it was apparent that the former ...
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Sunday November 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 402
Judge Dismisses Trump Campaign's Bid To Delay Vote Certification In Pennsylvania
A federal judge handed the Trump campaign a definitive loss on Saturday in its final attempt to delay the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, where President-elect Joe Biden leads by more than 81,000 votes. In a blistering decision, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Matthew Brann dismissed the campaign's lawsuit alleging that Republicans were disadvantaged because election officials in Democratic-leaning counties ...
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Sunday November 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 406
Trump Appointee Unconstitutionally Interfered With VOA, Judge Rules
The chief executive over the Voice of America and its sister networks has acted unconstitutionally in investigating what he claimed was a deep-seated bias against President Trump by his own journalists, a federal judge has ruled. Citing the journalists' First Amendment protections, U.S. Judge Beryl Howell on Friday evening ordered U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack to stop interfering in the news service's news coverage and editoria ...
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Friday November 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 402
Georgia certifies Biden's win
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified election results Friday that formally declared President-elect Joe Biden as the winner in the state. Biden won the state by more than 12,000 votes. President Donald Trump’s campaign is still entitled to request a recount, because of the narrowness of the result. “Working as an engineer throughout my life, I live by the motto that numbers don’t lie,” Raffensperger, a Republican, said in ...
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Friday November 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 406
After Trump meeting, Michigan GOP leaders say Biden's win still stands
A delegation of Republican state lawmakers from Michigan came to Washington on Friday as part of President Donald Trump’s Hail Mary attempt to usurp the results of the election he lost. But when the day ended, the lawmakers were unequivocal: President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Michigan was still intact. Trump has baselessly cast doubt on the presidential election in Michigan, which he lost Biden by approximately 150,000 votes, and has wa ...
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Friday November 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 405
Michigan group sues Trump campaign citing disenfranchisement of Black voters
A group of Michigan voters has sued Donald Trump and his reelection campaign, asserting the president's legal challenges to the 2020 election violated the rights of Black voters. In a lawsuit filed in D.C. federal court Friday, the group alleged the Trump campaign is attempting mass voter suppression — particularly among Black voters — by pressuring election officials into not certifying the election results in their state. "Repeating false ...
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Friday November 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 408
Trump bid to overturn vote crashes into wall of deadlinesPresident Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the election results is about to smash into reality: a gauntlet of battleground state deadlines that are poised to extinguish his increasingly desperate attempts to hold onto the presidency. Michigan is due to certify its state results Monday. Arizona and Pennsylvania counties must also finalize their results the same day. On the heels of Georgia’s certification of Joe Biden’s victory on Friday, the ...

Friday November 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 425
Trump, allies make frantic steps to overturn Biden victory
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies are taking increasingly frantic steps to subvert the results of the 2020 election, including summoning state legislators to the White House as part of a longshot bid to overturn Joe Biden’s victory. Among other last-ditch tactics: personally calling local election officials who are trying to rescind their certification votes in Michigan, suggesting in a legal challenge that Pennsylvania s ...
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Friday November 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 416
Mitt Romney calls president’s actions ‘undemocratic
The Utah Republican Party issued a statement supporting President Donald Trump as he questions the results of the 2020 presidential election Thursday, while one of Utah’s Republican senators took the opposite view on Twitter calling the president’s actions “undemocratic.” “Earlier today, President Trump’s legal team held a press conference outlining evidence of what appears to be widespread improprieties in the elections practices in states su ...
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Wednesday November 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 422
Georgia Deadline Looms for Hand Count of Presidential ElectionATLANTA - Officials in Georgia are looking at a deadline for Wednesday to complete a hand tally of the presidential race in the state. The hand recount of nearly 5 million votes stems from an audit required by a new state law and wasn’t in response to any suspected problems with the state’s results or an official recount request. The law requires the audit to be done before the counties' certified results can be certified by the state. The ...

Wednesday November 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 419
Trump Fires Election Security Chief, Also Second In Command Quits Over Trump Firing
President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the director of the federal agency operating the 2020 election returns. With a simple tweet, Trump fired Christopher Krebs, saying his recent statement defending the security of the election was "highly inaccurate." Trump Tweets: "The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud - including dead peop ...
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Monday November 16, 2020 - Times viewed: 423
Trump backers drop court cases challenging voting results in four states, another setback in bid to undo Biden win
Plaintiffs aligned with President Donald Trump in four states on Monday abruptly dropped recently filed lawsuits challenging ballots seen as giving President-elect Joe Biden his margin of victory in those locales. The dismissals of the cases, which all involved plaintiffs represented by lawyer James Bopp and the conservative group True the Vote, occurred in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The cases are among a group filed by ...
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