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Friday December 4, 2020 - Times viewed: 366
Dangerously viral: How Trump, supporters spread false claims
The cellphone video shot in the dark by a woman in a parked car appeared to show something ominous: a man closing the doors of a white van and then rolling a wagon with a large box into a Detroit election center. Within hours, the 90-second clip was being shared on news sites and conservative YouTube accounts, offered as apparent proof that illegal votes were being smuggled in after polls closed. Prominent Republicans, including Eric Trump, on ...
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Friday December 4, 2020 - Times viewed: 366
Trump’s looming 2024 bid leaves Republicans in a bind
President Donald Trump’s mounting spitefulness toward allies within his own party has unnerved Republicans fretting about the prospect of a Trump 2024 bid. In recent weeks, Trump has started attacking any Republican who has not fully embraced the false narrative that he won the 2020 election, leaving party officials, lawmakers and donors wondering about the repercussions they might face for not immediately endorsing a Trump 2024 White House ru ...
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Thursday December 3, 2020 - Times viewed: 366
'One of the nuttier things I've seen': MAGA civil war erupts in Georgia
Georgia’s Republican civil war just got a lot messier. A new schism — this one between MAGA forces — is taking shape, further threatening GOP unity in advance of the Jan. 5 runoffs for the state’s two Senate seats. At the center of the conflict is pro-Trump trial lawyer Lin Wood. His advocacy for President Donald Trump — and his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud — have been so extreme that he’s now taken to publicly discouraging peop ...
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Wednesday December 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 369
GOP objects to Biden nominees, a sign of what’s to come
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks are quickly running into the political reality of a narrowly controlled Senate that will leave the new Democratic administration dependent on rival Republicans to get anything done. Under leader Mitch McConnell, the Republican senators will hold great sway in confirming Biden’s nominees regardless of which party holds the majority after runoff elections in January. Biden will have lit ...
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Tuesday December 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 375
Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraud
WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputing President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election. Barr’s comments, in an interview Tuesday with the The Associated Press, contradict the concerted effort by Trump, his boss, to subvert the results of last month’s voting and block President-elec ...
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Tuesday December 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 374
Congress readies final rebuke of Trump foreign policy
Congress will soon have its final chance to rein in President Donald Trump’s foreign policy agenda, with lawmakers preparing to force votes to block a massive new weapons sale to the Middle East. Trump’s most contentious foreign-policy decisions have often drawn bipartisan rebukes; now the Trump administration’s 11th-hour proposed arms transfer to the United Arab Emirates is coming under scrutiny from members of both parties. Critics say it’s ...
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Saturday November 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 384
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: 398
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: 385
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: 387
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: 385
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: 386
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: 387
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: 414
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: 418
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: 424
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: 426
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: 428
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: 429
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: 432
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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