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    Men who abusing their hierarchy decided reduce the salary of women or that they sent municipal police to monitor their homes to intimidate them, which spread propaganda of prostitution with the telephone number of a public servant, who accused them of being politician lovers with power or being associated with drug trafficking, are part of the 19 persons that appear in the National Registry of Violators of the National Electoral Institute. Acting municipal presidents, former mayors, municipal directors, state councilors of Morena, businessmen with political aspirations and even the director of a local media outlet are part of the National Registry of Persons Sanctioned in Matters of Political Violence Against Women on the basis of Gender which automatically, makes it impossible for them to participate in the electoral process. Is about 22 registrations against 19 people of Veracruz, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Yucatán, Oaxaca, Querétaro, Hidalgo and Sonora. Of all the...
    The leader of Vox, Santiago Abascal, this Wednesday in the Congress of Deputies. (Photo: EFE / Emilio Naranjo) The closure in the middle of the Catalan electoral campaign of the Vox account on Twitter as a result of a message that promoted hatred was “reasonable” and “proportional”, according to the Central Electoral Board before which the party of Santiago Abascal appealed. Twitter suspended the official Vox account on January 28 and until February 4 as a result of a message that maintained that “it is Muslims or people of Maghreb origin who commit 93% of crimes in Catalonia.” The agreement of the Electoral Board adopted this Thursday, against which a private vote has been cast against the member José Miguel Serrano Ruiz-Calderón, argues that it is not “illegitimate” for a social network to prohibit “behaviors that incite fear or spread stereotypes of fear about a protected category of people ”....
    One more governor joined the national agreement in favor of democracy, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported on Friday. « The governor of Hidalgo just received a note, Omar fayad, also joins the national agreement for democracy. He just told me that, « he said in his morning lecture. The president presented on Tuesday a proposal to the 31 governors and to the head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, to guarantee a fair electoral process free of interference from public officials. In the elections on June 6, 15 states will elect a new governor. In addition, the Chamber of Deputies will be renewed. « I urge you not to intervene to support any candidate of any party; not to allow the public budget to be used for electoral purposes; to denounce the delivery of money from organized crime or ‘white collar’...
    The reactivation of the petrochemical company in Yacuiba announced yesterday by President Luis Arce is part of the pre-election campaign in favor of MAS for the subnational elections in Tarija, as agreed by representatives of the civic movement, the business sector and the College of Economists. « He is on a political campaign at the moment until March 7 and we hope that afterwards he fulfills that commitment«, Said the president of the Tarija Pro Interests Committee, Marco Guaygua. The civic leader waits for the Government guarantees financial resources to build the petrochemical plant and not stay in a project. YPFB plans the construction of the complex of propylene and polypropylene plants (petrochemical) with a budgeted amount of $ us 1,800 million, credit granted by the Central Bank of Bolivia (BCB). For the president of the College of Economists of Tarija, Saul Aramayo, the commitment to reactivate the project is part...
    Trump insists on electoral fraud in his first interview since leaving the White House
    La Sexta has been specializing in live coverage of political events for years, and this is particularly noticeable during national and international elections. With the Catalan elections on Sunday, the Atresmedia network was once again the one chosen at the national level by viewers to follow the election night. And this time, well ahead of the informative special of La 1. The special installment of Al Rojo Vivo, directed by Antonio García Ferreras, with the results of the elections and the political gathering, was followed on La Sexta by 1,820,000 viewers (a 10% audience share), between 9:25 p.m. and 11:44 p.m. hours. The private chain has thus registered its best audience data of the season on a Sunday, since September. The first channel of TVE for its part had surprisingly low results with a coverage divided into two sections. First, it was a special newscast with Ana Blanco and Carlos...
    The ERC executive has appointed her negotiating team, with a view to forming the new Government, which is made up of Marta Vilalta, Josep Maria Jové, Sergi Sabrià and Laura Vilagrà, all of them members of the management, and has announced that the round of contacts with the CUP will begin. According to ERC in a statement, the executive has analyzed the electoral results and has decided to “immediately open the negotiation process” so that it can be “agile to be able to have a Government the sooner the better”. The ERC leadership believes that Catalonia “needs a strong government with a stable majority to respond to the current crisis, rebuild the country from social justice, and move towards the Catalan republic based on the consensus of the amnesty and self-determination. ” In this sense, the ERC leadership has decided on its negotiating team, which is made...
    At this time the counting of the votes continues in the electoral centers and scrutiny progresses with PSC, ERC and JxCat very evenly matched. Thus, with more than 45% scrutinized, the PSC would obtain 34 seats, while ERC and JxCat would have 32 seats each. Vox would enter the Parliament for the first time with 11 deputies as the fourth political force. The rest of the parties are further away. The CUP with 9 seats, En Comú Podem with 8, Ciudadanos with 6 and the PP with 3. However, the electoral day is expected to be long, since the final results with all the votes may not be known until midnight scrutinized. How many seats do they need? In this sense, how many deputies are needed to obtain an absolute majority? The total number of deputies in the Parliament of Catalonia is 135 and for a political force...
    The president of Ciudadanos, Inés Arrimadas, has called a meeting urgent from the Executive Committee this Monday before the foreseeable electoral disaster that the party will suffer in the Catalan elections this Sunday. The meeting of the management body of Cs will be held in person at the party headquarters in Madrid at 7:00 p.m. According to all the polls published so far, Ciudadanos would lose much of its representation in the Parliament of Catalonia in which until this February 14 it was the most voted force. The GAD3 survey for TV3 shows that Ciudadanos would obtain between 6 and 7 seats, very far from the 36 that it achieved in the 2017 elections in which it was the most voted political force. Whereas in these elections of 2021, would fall to the seventh position, and the orange party would be surpassed even by Vox and would only surpass...
    First clues on how the Parliament of Catalonia can be after the elections of this February 14. After the closure of the polling stations, the first polls, by RTVE (GAD3) and TV3 (Gesop), draw a very tight panorama, with PSC and ERC in the lead, and Junts as third force, a long way from the rest. In fact, that group would also have a very tight result. The polls pose few surprises, with ERC and PSC closely matched in both votes and seats. Illa could reach 36 seats in the Parliament and the Republicans, at most, would stand at 38. JxCat would be third force with up to 33 seats. Farther away would be the rest of the forces. In fact, Cs, En Comú, Vox and the CUP would share the result, with seven seats each, with Albiach, yes, winning in votes. The PP, for its part, would stay...
    A Tarragona table president goes to the electoral college disguised as a clown
    The postal vote for 14-F in Catalonia has reached the highest figure since the first regional elections of 1980, with more than 265,000 votes cast by this system, which also represents a 277% increase with respect to the 2017 elections. Specifically, for the Catalan elections this Sunday they have voted by mail 265,647 people, 131,280 of which have delivered their vote directly to their homes and 134,367 have done so at the Post Office. It is a record figure, the highest in the recent history of democracy since the first autonomies in 1980 after the approval of the 1979 Statute. Applications submitted to vote by mail within the established deadlines have promoted to 284,706 and, according to the provisional data provided by Correos, 265,647 have already exercised their right to vote, the term of which ended this Friday at 2:00 p.m., after the Central Electoral Board extended the period....
    The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor requests 8 years and three months in jail For the former manager of the public company Imelsa, Marcos Benavent – the self-described ‘money junkie’ – for the alleged irregularities in awards to the Thematica Events company. A month ago, the substitute judge of the Court of Instruction 18 issued the first indictment within the Imelsa case and its derivative Taula, whose investigation dates back to 2015, and opened the deadline for the parties to request the opening of an oral trial by formulating writing of accusation or dismissal of the case. The judge appreciated indications that the crimes of prevarication, embezzlement of public funds, falsification in commercial and official documents made by officials, fraud in contracting and money laundering. Now he has communicated the opening of an oral trial and the brief of provisional qualifications of the prosecution, where eight years and three months in prison are...
    The Socialists close the electoral campaign demanding all the possible vote that agglutinate change and with the possibility that the polls give them victory next Sunday, but with the fear of do not rise with the government of the Generalitat. “If you put the votes, I will put the change.” It is the pact that the PSC candidate, Salvador Illa, launches to the public to tie up all the voters who are “fed up” with the decade of independence. Socialist sources in both the PSOE and the PSC point out that the option of victory on Sunday is quite plausible, but that there may be a pro-independence majority in the Parliament that leads to a new Catalan Executive of this sign. In the ranks of the socialist campaign they already consider a “success” of the strategy of the so-called ‘Illa effect’ that the former Minister of Health is in the...
    The indigenous presidential candidate of Ecuador, Yaku Pérez, presented this Thursday to the Prosecutor’s Office a complaint for alleged fraud against him in last Sunday’s elections, whose partial scrutiny places him in a fierce dispute for second place with the center-right candidate Guillermo Lasso. Pérez, who led a colorful march through the streets of Quito, He handed over to the Attorney General of the Ecuadorian State, Diana Salazar, the complaint about alleged irregularities in the computer system of the National Electoral Council (CNE) that, apparently, harmed him. Dozens of people, most of them indigenous, accompanied the candidate on the walk – in some moments turned into a harmonious trot – who wore a small peasant hat and a scarf around his neck, as in the electoral campaign. With megaphone in hand, the march traveled several kilometers to one of the offices of the State Attorney General’s Office in downtown Quito...
    EFE videos The indigenous candidate puts the electoral system in check in Ecuador Quito, Feb 11 (EFE) .- The indigenous candidate, Yaku Pérez, maintains this Thursday, four days after the elections in Ecuador, a pulse with the electoral and control authorities, for an alleged fraud of which he claims to be the object and for the one that has asked to count vote by vote the minutes of seven provinces of the country. On Sunday just over 13 million Ecuadorians voted for their president and vice president, 137 members of Parliament and five Andean parliamentarians, but the bid for who will be the second of the second electoral round keeps the country in suspense and casts doubts about how develops a scrutiny that has not yet finished. According to the official website of the CNE, the correista candidate, Andrés Arauz, continues to lead the presidential contest for the new round...
    For the first time in a Catalan election, the Government of the Generalitat has established time slots to go to vote depending on the population group to which one belongs. This decision has been made due to the coronavirus pandemic, which will mark these elections both in its organization as well as the safety and health measures to be adopted by both voters and members of the polling stations and security forces They will watch over the normality of the day next Sunday, February 14. People at risk will vote from 9 to 12 hours The Generalitat has enabled three time slots reserved for voters based on their health condition as a recommendation. The first is stipulated between 9 a.m. and noon (12 noon) and at this time it is recommended that people at risk of suffering from diseases more susceptible to Covid cast their votes. From 12 to...
    Puncture of Podemos facing 14-F. The purple formation barely collected from its supporters half of the money that was set as a target to face the electoral campaign in Catalonia. Podemos opened a line of microcredits to get 100,000 euros and, two days after the campaign closes, they have barely managed 50,000, as can be seen on the party’s website. It is one more example that the party of Pablo Iglesias and Irene Montero is not going through its best moment. Gone are the times when they got one million euros by this system that has been investigated by the Court of Auditors. This method of financing campaigns is not fully regulated and is being targeted by auditors. It should be remembered that in the autonomous elections of 2017 in Catalonia, the candidacy of Xavier Domènech reaped more than 300,000 euros in this same process. These amounts are a good...
    Gina Carano, the actress responsible for portraying Cara Dune in The Mandalorian, is once again at the center of controversy for her unfortunate actions. On this occasion, Carano shared an anti-Semitic message through his Instagram account. Through a story, he replied to a post that compared being a Republican in America to being a Jew during the Holocaust. Of course, the internet hasn’t taken long to react against the actress. The post, which we again reiterate was written by someone else, mentioned that fascism in Europe made it easier for the Nazis to persecute the Jews because they made the whole world hate them. “How different is that from hating someone for their political opinions?” Questioned the embarrassing message. Do not forget that Gina Carano has made no secret of her support for conservative ideas and even Donald Trump. After the regrettable messages spread, the public is demanding that Disney...
    Ecuador bonds fall before the worst of the electoral scenarios
    (CNN)Marjorie Taylor Greene has this all figured out. "If the #Jan6 organizers were Trump supporters, then why did they attack us while we were objecting to electoral college votes for Joe Biden?" the Georgia Republican House member tweeted on Tuesday morning, hours before former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial was set to start. "The attack RUINED our objection that we spent weeks preparing for, which devastated our efforts on behalf of Trump and his voters."Huh?This is wrong -- on two main fronts. Let's go through them.1) The January 6 rally in Washington, DC, which led to the insurrection at the US Capitol, was expressly organized by those who -- like Trump -- believed the 2020 election was somehow stolen. The reason that January 6 was chosen as the date for the rally because that was the day that Congress was set to affirm the Electoral College votes from all...
    The post offices in Catalonia, which are usually closed in the afternoon, will open until Thursday This week from 4.30pm to 7.45pm to facilitate the deposit of vote by mail of the Catalan elections of 14F. In a statement this Monday, Correos recalled that this measure reinforces the one already taken previously that extended the hours in all offices, with advance opening hours at 8am Y extension of closing time until 2:45 p.m.. He has also ensured that he has made 1,500 booster contracts to guarantee compliance with all the public service obligations entrusted to it during the electoral processes as it is the operator designated by the State to provide the Universal Postal Service. Correos has recalled that the delivery of the vote by mail in offices and from home ends theFebruary 12 at 2:00 p.m.. Thus, it has recommended to those interested in casting their vote in an...
    The president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, announced this Sunday that they will take the Minister of the Interior, Miquel Sàmper, before the Electoral Board for the incidents that occurred in the election rallies of training during this week in Catalonia. It has been announced in an electoral act in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona), in which the candidate for the Generalitat on February 14 has also intervened, Ignacio Garriga, which was also attended by MEP Jorge Buxadé and the spokesman in the Congress of Deputies, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros. Abascal’s visit to Salt (Girona) ended this Sunday with incidents and with the throwing of objects by dozens of protesters against his presence, who have collided with the agents of the Mossos d’Esquadra that were part of the security device. The launch of objects has also occurred in the visit of the secretary general of Vox, Javier Ortega Smith, to...
    The general director of Citizen Participation and Electoral Processes of the Generalitat, Ismael Peña-López, explained this Sunday that the Government is considering Failure to publish provisional results on the night of F-14 if it has not been possible to constitute a considerable number of polling stations. Speaking to RAC 1, Peña-López recalled that the tables must be constituted between 08:00 and 09:00 hours of the day of February 14, and if there are some that have problems because the summoned people have not shown up They will have a margin of one more hour, until 10:00, to fill the vacancies. The Provincial Electoral Board of Barcelona, ​​for example, has foreseen that those alternate members polling stations that have been established without problems can be reassigned to other tables where gaps have to be covered. If at 10:00 hours, deadline, a table does not have enough members in order to...
    Sergio Massa began to warn his interlocutors that « now there are 143 votes to suspend the PASO » Source: Archive There are no more half measures. The ruling party he is pressing hard to force the opposition to change the electoral calendar. The alternatives that are considered in the Front of All they are three: suspend the STEP, unify the primaries and generals in a single day -through a mechanism similar to the motto law or some variant of double simultaneous vote- or, as plan « C », run forward dates voting to get away from the pandemic. The novelty is that this week the dome of the Frente de Todos He unified criteria to face a change in the electoral law. In December, when a group of governors pushed for the suspension of the PASO, sectors of the province’s ruling party – such as La Cámpora and the suburban mayors – had...
    The president of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, and the leader of Ciudadanos, Inés Arrimadas, have condemned “roundly”the attacks on the Vox electoral caravan in Vic (Barcelona). This was stated this Saturday by Casado and Arrimadas on their Twitter accounts, after Vox denounced that a group of protesters has persecuted them in Vic and one of them has climbed on the roof of one of the vans in which they have circulated around the city, while another person has thrown a fence against the front window. “We strongly condemn the attacks on the Vox electoral caravan in Vic,” said Casado, who has asked the Prosecutor’s Office to act “against the violent who attack democracy.” At this point, the popular leader has assured that several parties have been “suffering attacks in Catalonia for years with the complicit silence of nationalism.” “Enough already”, has said. Along the same lines, Arrimadas has...
    Riot in Washington in the assault on the Capitol of Trump / EP supporters Share on Facebook Share on twitter Share in mail Share on whatsapp The arrested defended the theories of “electoral fraud” The United States Capitol Police have arrested a man armed with a pistol and a list of congressmen near the headquarters of the country’s Legislative Power, who shouted at members of the National Guard and who, after his arrest, defended the “electoral fraud”. The arrest occurred on Wednesday and the man was identified as Dennis Westover, 71, from West Virginia, as reported by the Washington Police on Thursday. Wetsover was “yelling” at members of the National Guard inside the perimeter surrounding the Capitol when police approached him. After his arrest for carrying an unlicensed 9mm Sig Sauer pistol and 20 unregistered rounds of ammunition, he assured that...
    After an election marked by conspiracy theories and false claims, the electoral authorities of the United States begin to prepare for what is to come. They are looking for ways to counter the enormous amount of misinformation about the electoral process and results with a view to the midterm elections in 2022 and beyond. A dominant theme in this week’s virtual meetings of the National Association of State Secretaries (who oversee voting) and the National Association of State Election Directors was what to do with voters who lost faith in the system due to misinformation. that circulated in the 2020 presidential elections. “There are people who will never believe in anything and I am not going to try to convince them otherwise,” said Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. “It is unfortunate, but it is what we have.” Jared Dearing, executive director of the Kentucky state board of elections, said...
    Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri says he wasn't trying to overturn Joe Biden's electoral win when he voted not to count votes from two states that Biden carried over President Trump. Hawley has faced funding boycotts, calls for his resignation, the loss of a publishing contract, and public criticism for his role in the events leading up to the congressional counting of the electoral votes and the January 6 MAGA riot in the Capitol. He was pictured raising his fist to protesters that day before the violent storming of the Capitol that left six dead, including a Capitol police officer.  'I was very clear from the beginning that I was never attempting to overturn the election,' Hawley told CNN. He said he had no regrets about his moves.    'I was very clear from the beginning that I was never attempting to overturn the election,' said Missouri Republican Sen....
    David Plunkert Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.In 1823, Thomas Jefferson described it as “the most dangerous blot on our Constitution.” In the 1960s, Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee called it “a loaded pistol pointed at our system of government,” whose “continued existence is a game of Russian roulette.” New York Rep. Emanuel Celler once called it “barbarous, unsporting, dangerous, and downright uncivilized.” In 2012, Donald Trump tweeted that the institution is “a disaster for a democracy.” Despite more than 700 legislative efforts to amend or abolish it, the Electoral College remains. The case against the Electoral College is straightforward: Because states are allocated electors based on the size of their congressional delegations, those with smaller populations have an outsize influence on presidential elections. The result is that a small number...
    Lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said Monday on MSNBC’s “All In” that the point of impeachment was to “protect the Republic” from former President Donald Trump and prevent him from holding federal office in the future. Raskin said, “We intend to show the worst presidential crime against the Republic in American history. The violence was terrifying and overwhelming. Five people died, police officer hit over the head with a fire extinguisher, police officers beat up, grabbed, pushed, shoved, jostled.” He continued, “Wednesday, January 6 was not some random arbitrary day chosen by the president and the organizers of this rally. This was the day that Congress met in joint session, the House and the Senate, to count the Electoral College votes that had been certified by 50 states and the District of Columbia, so this was the very last step in the ratification of the popular vote which meant...
    The Catalan elections, at the beginning of February 14, will be preceded by a trip full of tripping between the Government, particularly ERC, and the Government and its candidate, the Minister of Health, which ranges from a petition to delay the elections to cancel the ‘Illa effect’ to the refusal of the Government to confine or advance curfew to support the idea that the situation is different from the postponement of the Galician and Basque elections last year and that, just as you can go to work you can go to “vote”. In addition to the front against the candidate Illa and the fight against the pandemic, the controversy surrounding the Catalan elections has forced the Superior Court of Catalonia to rule, and it has done it in the same sense as what the Government defended, keeping the date of the 14F, something that even the Executive itself admits is...
    Following a hectic post-election period and a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, Democrats plan to act swiftly on a new congressional bill to strengthen the foundations of American democracy, arguing the need for federal electoral standards and other reforms. States have long had different and contradictory rules for conducting elections, but the 2020 election, which included changes forced by the pandemic to facilitate voting and then a barrage of lawsuits by then-President Donald Trump and his allies, He highlighted the differences between the states: “Should mail-in ballots arrive by Election Day or should they just be postmarked by then? Is absentee voting allowed for everyone or only for those with an excuse? Can one register to vote the same day or only in advance? Democrats, reaffirming the constitutional authority to set the date, place and manner of federal elections, want national rules that they say will make voting more...
    Acting Attorney Gneral Jeffrey Rosen came within moments of being kicked out so Trump could turn the DOJ against the election Donald Trump driving a crowd into a violent attack on the Capitol may be the defining image that will remain in the minds of most Americans. But that assault on Jan. 6 wasn’t the only coup Trump planned. After his ridiculous legal ploys had all floundered; after his attempts to strong arm governors and secretaries of state had failed; after he had wined and dined state legislators in an attempt to prevent the certification of votes … Trump had another scheme. The New York Times reports that Trump worked with Department of Justice lawyer Jeffrey Clark on a plan that would have removed acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, then Trump and Clark would use the DOJ to order Georgia legislators to reverse the outcome of the election in that state while blocking...
    The leader of the PSC, Miquel Iceta, has assured that the socialist candidate in the Catalan elections, Salvador Illa, maintains its “commitment” to leave the Ministry of Health before the 14F electoral contest begins, despite the uncertainty about whether or not there will finally be elections on that date. “Salvador Illa said that would resign before the election campaign begins and remains committed to it“, Iceta assured at a press conference. The leader of the PSC has appeared this Thursday afternoon after the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) has decided to provisionally hold the Catalan elections on February 14 and has indicated that it will resolve before next February 8 on the appeals presented against the decree of the Generalitat that postpones them to the end of May. “Salvador Illa said that he would resign before the electoral campaign begins and he maintains his commitment in this regard”...
    President Biden made a direct appeal to pro-Trump supporters and Republicans across the nation who did not vote for him to become the 46th president of the United States, calling for everyone to "stop the shouting and lower the temperature." "Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path," Biden said during his inaugural address Wednesday. "Every disagreement doesn’t have to be a cause for a total war, and we must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated, and even manufactured." Biden’s words point to the political rhetoric during the Trump years that led to deeper partisan divides in and outside of Washington, D.C. – ultimately ending in the attack on the U.S. Capitol just two weeks before Trump was set to leave the White House. HOUSE GOP FRESHMEN OFFER TO WORK WITH BIDEN: 'AMERICANS ARE TIRED OF THE PARTISAN GRIDLOCK' Congressional Republicans applauded Biden’s promise to...
    The leaders of the so-called 'treason caucus,' Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, both showed up Wednesday to President Joe Biden's inauguration.  Hawley and Cruz joined the House GOP effort to challenge Electoral College votes during the January 6 session that was interrupted by the violent MAGA riot.   They contested votes in Arizona and Pennsylvania, delaying the certification for hours - and giving now ex-President Donald Trump's election fraud claims more weight.  Sen. Josh Hawley, one of the ringleaders of the so-called 'treason caucus,' showed up to President Joe Biden's inauguration despite trying to prevent Biden from collecting all of his Electoral College votes  Sen. Ted Cruz (right) also appeared at President Joe Biden's inauguration, after signing onto challenges of Electoral College votes in Pennsylvania and Arizona  Trump's claims - that he had been robbed a second term due to widespread voter fraud - motivated the violent insurrection,...
    He Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) has decided to maintain for now the call for elections on February 14th. The court has agreed to provisionally suspend the decree of the Government that postponed the Catalan regional elections to next May 30, without waiting to resolve on the merits of the matter, to prevent your final decision from having “irreversible” effects on the 14-F electoral call, which requires starting the process to carry out the vote. Can allegations be made? Yes, Generalitat and the Prosecutor’s Office can present allegations before Thursday at 10 am. In fact, the Government spokesperson, Meritxell Budó, has already announced this Tuesday that will present allegations against the decision of the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) to suspend, in a precautionary and provisional way, the postponement of the elections to the Parliament. According to Budó, do not share the decision of...
    Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton faced a barrage of criticism on three occasions amid a wave of riots and a global pandemic. Yet Cotton’s allegedly controversial opinions have been largely vindicated by recent events. As a flurry of racial justice protests turned from peaceful democratic demonstrations to violent riots, Cotton penned an immediately controversial Op-Ed. In a piece published June 3 by the New York Times, Cotton argued that President Donald Trump should invoke the Insurrection Act to restore order in parts of the country set aflame by outrage and opportunism. Cotton argued that rioters were effectively encouraged by elites who labeled it an “understandable response to the death of George Floyd.” “Those excuses are built on a revolting moral equivalence of rioters and looters to peaceful, law-abiding protesters,” Cotton wrote. “A majority who seek to protest peacefully shouldn’t be confused with bands of miscreants.” Cotton laid out for readers...
    The Democratic League, Left in Positive and Federalistes d’Esquerra have announced this Monday the filing of an appeal against the postponement of the electionss that were initially called for February 14 and that the Government has decided to delay until May 30. In a statement, the Lliga, an extra-parliamentary formation of moderate Catalanism led by Astrid Barrio, explained that its executive committee decided last Saturday to appeal the electoral postponement decree approved on Friday, which nullifies the holding of the elections on 14F. This Monday at 09.30 hours the Lliga has presented in the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) “two briefs of filing of an administrative contentious appeal by the procedure of protection of fundamental rights and a brief of filing of ordinary contentious administrative appeal”. According to the Lliga, there has been an “unacceptable abuse of power”, since the Vice President of the Government, Pere Aragonès,...
    The criticized handling of the coronavirus pandemic by US President Donald Trump, who at first denied the severity of covid-19 and decided not to wear a mask to the point of becoming infected, was one of the main factors in his electoral defeat versus the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden. Exploding in an election year in the US, the pandemic changed the political narrative and prospects for Trump’s re-election, which were largely contingent on the country’s economic performance. Thus, the economic and health crises unleashed by the coronavirus and the controversial management of the president diminished the options for victory of the Republican candidate, especially in the states at stake that were most impacted, according to several studies. TRUMP COULD HAVE WON One of the analysis by the IZA World of Labor study center points out that Trump could have won last November’s elections in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin if...
    The Government has approved this Friday afternoon the decree that postpones the Catalan elections of February 14 due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus and calls the elections for May 30. In addition, the Government has planned make changes, for example, to the electoral census. It has been explained by the vice president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, acting as president after the disqualification of Quim Torra, in a telematic institutional statement without allowing journalists to ask after having signed the decree after the extraordinary meeting of the Consell Executiu. Aragonès has defended that maintaining the elections February 14 was an “unacceptable risk” at the health level and would affect electoral participation, and considers that the new date is the best option to celebrate them safely. The PSC opposes this postponement After this noon the table of Catalan parties has validated –with the only opposition of...
    New York : On January 6, Trump supporters forced entry into the Washington Capitol. Photo: Tasos Katopodis / . WASHINGTON – The vast majority of Americans repudiate the assault on Congress perpetrated by followers of Donald trump on January 6 and 57% believe that the president is responsible, according to a poll by The Washington Post and ABC television published this Friday. Overall, nine out of 10 respondents disapprove of the insurrection that resulted in the death of a Congressional Police officer and four assailants and left dozens of people injured. The protesters responded to Trump’s incitement to prevent Congress from giving final certification to the victory of the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe biden, in the November elections, in which, as the president reiterates without being able to prove it, he was the victim of fraud. The poll found that the degree of repudiation varies...
    The Government and the Catalan parties meet this Friday in the Parliament to debate and decide whether to maintain or postpone the February 14 elections given the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in Catalonia and the health outlook for the coming weeks. After several meetings of the table of matches since the beginning of December, this Friday is set as the date to take the final decision on the elections called on February 14. The meeting will be led by the vice president, Pere Aragonès, who until now had not participated in these meetings, and will be accompanied by the Minister for the Presidency and spokesperson for the Executive, Meritxell Budó, the Minister for Foreign Action, Bernat Solé, the Minister for the Interior, Miquel Sàmper, and the Minister for Health, Alba Vergés. The Government has expressed from the first moment that its will is to achieve the maximum consensus among...
    He Barcelona Soccer Club continues to lose candidates in the electoral race for the presidency. Emili rousaud He presented his resignation this Thursday and finally will not be a candidate, leaving the final election, except for a new last-minute withdrawal, to a fight of three between Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa. Rousaud He delivered a formal resignation to the Club’s Management Commission on Thursday, without waiting for the final count of signatures, which had to be validated by the electoral board with a final date at the end of this day. A few hours earlier, on Wednesday night, Emili explained that he had 1,952 ballots validated, 50 void and 500 pending validation. «We prefer to stay out of the dirty war. We are not going to be part of any candidacy. I am very sorry for the team and especially for Josep Maria Minguella “, said Rousaud,...
    A handful of Republicans objected to the electoral certification for President-elect Joe Biden even after a riot broke out in the Capitol that left five dead and changed the votes of several Republican Senators. Even before the riot, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley set off a flurry of bipartisan criticism when he announced he would object to the certification. Hawley cited big-tech platforms’ alleged interference and election laws in Pennsylvania as his reasoning. Former Democratic presidential candidate and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar called Hawley’s announcement a “coup attempt.” This is how you run for President on the Republican side in 2024. You join a coup attempt. Democracy will prevail. As lead Dem on Rules Com. I will guarantee it. There’s a bipartisan group of electeds who will put our country first. See you on the 6th! https://t.co/jDkGVi4vDw — Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) December 30, 2020 Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said...
    Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley said in a recent op-ed that he and others have been wrongly accused of inciting violence simply because they chose to object to the electoral college certification. “In the past, when Democrats objected, they were praised for standing up for democracy,” Hawley wrote in Southeast Missourian. “In 2005, when Democrats objected to counting Ohio’s electoral votes, Nancy Pelosi praised the objections, saying, ‘This debate is fundamental to our democracy’ and ‘we are witnessing democracy at work’.” “This time around, anyone who objected has been called an ‘insurrectionist.’ Sadly, much of the media and many members of the Washington establishment want to deceive Americans into thinking those who raised concerns incited violence, simply by voicing the concern,” he continued. “That’s false. And the allegation itself is corrosive and dangerous.” Hawley pointed out that Democrats objected to the elections of 2000, 2004 and 2016–all of which were...
    Víctor Font was a great favorite for the Barça presidential chair when the race to succeed Josep María Bartomeu began. Things, however, have not gone the way the candidate had thought. Joan Laporta has passed him on the right with a series of movements that have caused a change in the Font’s discourse. Of the “The sooner elections the better” supporting the motion of no confidence that overthrew the previous directive to “On January 24 elections cannot be held.” The candidate has seen how in recent weeks his promises have collapsed like a house of cards. First Xavi Hernández left him lying down, later Jordi Cruyff – running out of sports plan – and now he knows that he has it in Chinese after having achieved 4,713 signatures to support his candidacy for the more than 10,000 obtained by Laporta. The movement of the former president by placing a giant...
    A top Republican staffer on the House Armed Services Committee resigned from his position, while warning there were likely foreign spies at Wednesday's Capitol Hill riot.  Jason Schmid sent out a blistering resignation letter to the incoming ranking member, Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama, and the committee's membership, blasting Republican members for putting 'political theater ahead of the defense of the Constitution and the Republic.'  'Foreign intelligence services were likely on the scene and will certainly capitalize on the crisis it has caused - our people will pay a steep price,' Schmid warned in a letter first obtained by Politico. 'Congressional enablers of this mob have made future foreign conflict more likely, not less.'  A top Republican aide on the House Armed Services Committee wrote a letter to leadership and members that warned that 'foreign intelligence services were likely on the scene' of Wednesday's Capitol Building riot  Jason...
    Republicans who voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory continued facing consequences this week.  Rep. Elise Stefanik, a New York Republican and ally of President Donald Trump, was removed from an advisory committee she served on at the Harvard Institute of Politics after she refused to step down from it.  Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the ringleaders of the so-called 'treason caucus' in the Senate, has lost his communications director. Harvard's Institute of Politics cut ties with Rep. Elise Stefanik for voting against the certification of Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden. The dean said Stefanik 'made public assertions about voter fraud ... that have no basis in evidence' Sen. Ted Cruz was one of the ringleaders of the so-called 'treason caucus,' with members continuing to face consequences this week. For Cruz that meant losing his communications director who felt uncomfortable with his role in inspiring the...
    Former Republican Senator Rick Santorum praised Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceBarr, White House counsel told Trump not to self-pardon: report Pence's relationship with Trump fractures in final days Pompeo feud with US global media agency intensifies MORE for overseeing and ensuring the certification of Joe BidenJoe BidenCapitol Police confirm investigation into some officers' behavior during riot GOP lawmakers told Trump takes some responsibility for Capitol riot Director of Army Staff disputes Capitol Police chief account of National Guard deployment MORE's electoral college victory by Congress last week. "With the president 16 blocks away, threatening the vice president with retribution, Mr. Pence issued a statement that didn’t waver or attempt to appease his boss and the crowd demanding an unconstitutional solution," Santorum wrote Tuesday in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal. "By clearly and firmly standing for and by our constitutional republic, he became the indispensable leader America...
    pic.twitter.com/csX07ZVWGe — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021 President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted a video in which he condemned his supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol after he urged them to march there to protest the Electoral College vote-counting process to certify that Joe Biden won the race for president. The mob smashed windows and roamed hallways, forcing members of Congress into hiding, ransacking offices and halting the formal congressional tally of Electoral College votes for more than six hours. In his video message, Trump said that now that Congress has certified the results, the “new administration will be inaugurated on January 20” and his “focus now turns to ensuring a smooth orderly and seamless transition of power.” Related Articles Internet sleuths helping ID Capitol breach rioters Photos: Cleanup begins at U.S. Capitol after pro-Trump mob takeover Capitol Police rejected offers of...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Hours after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, Congress early Thursday certified the results of the 2020 presidential contest, accepting 306 Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden and 232 for Trump. But not all of Florida’s delegation fully accepted those results. Objecting to the slates from Arizona and Pennsylvania were Florida Republican Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Kat Cammack, Byron Donalds, Neal Dunn, Scott Franklin, Matt Gaetz, Carlos Giminez, Brian Mast, Bill Posey, John Rutherford, Greg Steube and Dan Webster. U.S. Sen. Rick Scott joined those objecting to the Pennsylvania results but accepted the totals from Arizona. Three Florida lawmakers did not vote. Republican Reps. Gus Bilirakis and Maria Salazar were unable to attend due to COVID-19. Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings continues to be treated for pancreatic cancer. (©2021 CBS Local Media. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The News...
    More On: DC Protests 2021 Trump blocked from Facebook, Instagram for ‘at least’ the rest of presidency Dramatic video shows lone cop caught trying to fend off Capitol mob Inside the siege: How a mob of rioters stormed the Capitol and took it over Trump’s National Security Adviser praises Pence for handling of EC certification, riots ​Devices found at the Democratic and Republican national committees headquarters in Washington on Wednesday as supporters of President Trump stormed the US Capitol were explosives, according to a report on Thursday. They weren’t fakes, “those things were the real deal,” Fox News reported a senior federal law enforcement agent saying. Two homemade improvised explosive devices resembling pipe bombs were found near the headquarters of the political parties, which are near the Capitol grounds. The mob of Trump supporters crashed the Capitol as Congress was preparing to certify the Electoral College vote, leaving lawmakers...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ confirmation of Joe Biden as winner of the presidential election (all times local): 9:35 a.m. The Defense Department has formally activated roughly 6,200 members of the National Guard from six northeastern states to help support the Capitol Police and other law enforcement in Washington in the wake of the deadly riot Wednesday that rocked the U.S. Capitol. Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller signed orders activating the National Guard from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland for up to 30 days. A defense official said the goal is to have Guard members help secure the U.S. Capitol and the surrounding area through the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. The Guard members are arriving over the next several days. A total of 6,200 have been activated, but the exact number of troops that will actually get to the city may...
    After inciting a mob of his drooling followers to sack the Capitol, President Donald Trump proved he’s too dangerous to hold office, even if it’s just for another two weeks. But don’t count on his Cabinet to do the right thing, not even after the first attack on the Capitol since 1814. “These people are gutless, spineless, chickenshit, horrifying, boot-lick traitor scum,” Rick Wilson says on The New Abnormal. “Even if Donald Trump had his finger on the trigger and was saying, ‘I’m going to nuke Peoria’… these people would not pursue the 25th Amendment. Everyone’s just fooling themselves.” This was a day that was stupid and pointless as it was dangerous. A day for a thousand self-owns. Molly Jong-Fast wonders why these people are protesting the Electoral College when “the greatest irony here is the Electoral College is the only thing that gets Republicans in office. And yet they’re...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ confirmation of Joe Biden as winner of the presidential election (all times local): 8:35 a.m. President Donald Trump’s former acting White House chief of staff resigned his post as special envoy to Northern Ireland on Thursday, saying “I can’t do it. I can’t stay.” Mulvaney joined a growing list of Trump administration officials who are leaving following the violent riot at the Capitol on Wednesday. The riot occurred after Trump addressed a massive rally in Washington fueled by the president’s repeated allegations that he lost the November election because of election fraud, which is not substantiated. A mob breached the Capitol building just as lawmakers were working to certify Electoral College votes in the election, sealing President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Mulvaney said he called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday night to tell him that he was resigning. He served as acting White...
    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) conceded that it was not a good idea for President Donald Trump to urge his supporters to come to the capitol after they stormed the building and disrupted the election certification proceedings. “I don’t think urging people to come to the Capitol was a good idea,” Hawley told CNN reporter Manu Raju. Asked Josh Hawley if he would acknowledge Trump was at least partly responsible for the events of today, Hawley said: "I dont think urging people to come to the Capitol was a good idea." He added: "The responsibility of violent criminal acts is with violent criminals." — Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 7, 2021 Hawley is one of Trump’s staunchest supporters in the Senate and led the effort by some Republican senators to object to the electoral vote on the grounds of voter fraud and election irregularities. But Hawley did not blame Trump for the...
    A joint session of Congress, presided over by Vice President Mike Pence, overwhelmingly rejected objections to the President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory Wednesday, hours after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle had a somber tone as they resumed their duty to count Biden and President Donald Trump’s electoral votes, mere hours after a mob halted the proceedings earlier Wednesday. Bipartisan supermajorities in both the House and Senate voted down objections to counting the electoral votes in certain states. The two chambers then gathered for a joint session and certified the results of all 50 states. WATCH: The result marks the defeat of Trump’s attempts to overturn the election result. His supporters lost their objection to Arizona’s electoral votes 121-305 in the House and 6-93 in the Senate. Trump’s allies lost their objection to Pennsylvania’s electoral votes 282-138 in the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 2:20 a.m. A small group of House lawmakers came close to physically fighting early Thursday morning as the congressional count of electoral votes stretched into the wee hours and a Pennsylvania Democrat charged that Republicans had been telling “lies” about his state’s votes. Rep. Morgan Griffiths, R-Va., objected after Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Pa., said a breach of the Capitol by an angry mob earlier in the day was “inspired by lies, the same lies you are hearing in this room tonight.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shot down the objection, but a few minutes later Republicans and Democrats streamed to the middle aisle, with around a dozen lawmakers getting close to each other and arguing. But the group quickly broke up when Pelosi called for order on the floor. President Donald...
            by Robert Romano  The House and the Senate will convene in a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6 to hear any and all objections to the Dec. 14 outcome of the Electoral College in favor of Joe Biden, with challenges expected in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. This is President Donald Trump’s last chance to reclaim the White House, but win or lose on Wednesday, the President has already served America with one of the most consequential single terms in our country’s history. One area President Trump dramatically shifted U.S. policy was on trade. In 2016, Trump won the Republican nomination and narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton on promising to end the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), slapping massive tariffs on China and pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trump kept all of his promises, leaving the Trans-Pacific Partnership in 2017, ending...
    Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, said he was denied entry back into the White House after Pence said he would follow his constitutional duty to certify the election results Thursday. Short told Real Clear Politics reporter Philip Wegmann that he is not allowed back on White House grounds because “He’s (Trump’s) blaming me for advice to VP.” President Donald Trump sent several tweets about Pence, saying he should object to the electors while he presides over the Senate for the certification process, but Pence said he would not object. CONFIRMED: Short tells me he is not allowed back on White House grounds: “He’s blaming me for advice to VP.” https://t.co/EnfYIidVMF — Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) January 7, 2021 “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Capitol Hill has long been viewed as a pillar of democracy, but as hundreds of protesters stormed its chambers on Wednesday afternoon, its strength is being called into question. WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) “I see the events as a dramatic and dark day in the history of our democracy,” political specialist Ken Osgood said. Osgood is also a history professor at Colorado School of Mines. He says the direct attempt to disrupt the confirmation of the U.S. election may seem unexpected, but it is the result of years of intensifying divisiveness across the country. A...
    Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonTrump pressure campaign splits 2024 GOP contenders Trump raises pressure on Pence, incorrectly stating he could throw out electors The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Georgia election day is finally here; Trump hopes Pence 'comes through for us' to overturn results MORE (R-Ark.) called on President TrumpDonald TrumpWarnock defeats Loeffler in Georgia Senate runoff The Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to Trump Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object to election results MORE to concede his election loss to President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to Trump Warnock win puts Democrats within reach of Senate majority Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object to election results MORE, saying he should "quit misleading" the American people. “It’s past time for the president to accept the results of the election, quit misleading the American people, and...
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the second day of the U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 13, 2020.Stefani Reynolds | Pool | Reuters Some GOP lawmakers who had planned to object to Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden in key battleground states are now changing their minds after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. The rioters interrupted the procedural meeting to count the Electoral votes when they entered the Capitol building, sending lawmakers into hiding. President Donald Trump has stoked his supporters with false claims that the election was stolen from him. Those claims were further fanned by more than a dozen GOP senators and dozens more Republican House members who had indicated they planned to object to certifying votes in key battleground states. Still, Biden's victory was expected...
    House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., slammed President Trump Wednesday following an afternoon of unrest at the U.S. Capitol that saw at least one woman shot and killed. "What is important is to recognize we just had a violent mob assault the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent us from carrying out our constitutional duty," Cheney told "Special Report" host Bret Baier. "There is no question that the president formed the mob. The president incited the mob, the president addressed the mob. This is what America is not." Cheney went on to call on Trump to take responsibility for the unrest and claimed he is "abusing the trust" of his supporters. Video"The electoral college voted December 14th," she said. "Our job in the Capitol is to count the votes. We will count the votes, but there are serious questions about the president's involvement and responsibility for what happened here tonight ... and it cannot be tolerated." Earlier Wednesday, Trump blasted Cheney in a marathon speech on the...
    Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyHoyer says Trump Georgia call likely criminal, wants 'serious' investigation McMorris Rodgers floats vacating Speaker's chair over Democrat's in-person vote after COVID diagnosis Obama warns of threats to 'fundamental principles of our democracy' after Trump Georgia call MORE (R-Wyo.) blamed President TrumpDonald TrumpWarnock defeats Loeffler in Georgia Senate runoff The Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to Trump Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object to election results MORE on Wednesday for the riots at the Capitol, saying the president “lit the flame” that ignited the mob.  Cheney, the House Republican Conference Chair, sharply condemned the president on Fox News, saying, "We just had a violent mob assault the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent us from carrying out our constitutional duty.” “There’s no question the president formed the mob, the president incited the mob, the president addressed the mob. He...
    Sen. Josh Hawley is being branded a traitor for his clinched-fist salute to President Donald Trump's supporters before they stormed the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday afternoon.   Hawley was the first U.S. senator who said he would join a group of House Republicans to object to Electoral College results in key swing states - a process that had commenced when rioters broke into and ransacked the Capitol for several hours.  Hawley, Sen. Ted Cruz and the other dozen U.S. senators who had planned to object - which would delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win for hours - have still not said whether they planned to give it up on the heels of the Capitol attack.   Sen. Josh Hawley has been branded a traitor for his clinched-fist salute to President Donald Trump's supporters before they clashed with police and stormed the U.S. Capitol  Former Republican National Committee Chairman...
    During a statement on Wednesday, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) denounced the riots at the Capitol as “banana republic crap” and “the cost of countenancing an effort by Congress to overturn the election and telling thousands of people that there is a legitimate shot of overturning the election today, even though you know that is not true.” Gallagher also urged President Donald Trump, “you have got to stop this. You are the only person who can call this off. Call it off. The election is over. Call it off.” Gallagher said, “Right now, I am sheltered in place in my office. Because we have protesters who have stormed the Capitol, clashing with Capitol Police, forcing their way into Statuary Hall. The vice president of the United States was just rushed off the floor of the House by Secret Service. This is banana republic crap that we’re watching happen right now.” He...
    Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceBarrasso: Biden nominees will have to 'run the gauntlet' if GOP controls Senate Chris Wallace defends Jill Biden: No one 'made a fuss' over calling Martin Luther King Jr. a 'doctor' GOP senator: COVID-19 relief package 'gets done today' MORE backs Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump attorney Jay Sekulow refutes claims of Pence authority over electors Trump election fight puts Pence in no-win situation Pence aide pushes back on Navarro claim that VP could delay election certification MORE’s announcement signaling that he will not go along with Trump’s push to reject electors during the certification of electoral votes.  Wallace commends Pence for being “an utterly loyal vice president” and that he made the right choice choosing the Constitution over President TrumpDonald TrumpWarnock defeats Loeffler in Georgia Senate runoff The Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to Trump Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Demonstrations are happening in cities across the country, including Sacramento. Protesters have gathered with flags and signs at the state capitol in support of president trump. Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. is on lockdown as protesters clashed with police and allegedly attempted to break through barriers in front of the capitol. WATCH: @krisvancleave reports as U.S. Capitol Police and pro-Trump protesters clash, while some office buildings in the Capitol Complex are evacuated https://t.co/wTKxzqAo9U pic.twitter.com/BObYpoYufy — CBS News (@CBSNews) January 6, 2021
    Bradley Cortright January 6, 2021 0 Comments Donald Trump Jr. has a warning to Republicans who are not sufficiently supportive of President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the presidential election results: You are not in line with the party.  Trump Jr. told supporters of his father who gathered in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, that their rally should serve as a warning to Congressional Republicans who oppose efforts to block the certification of the Electoral College vote that they are not aligned with the party.  “It should be a message to all the Republicans who have not been willing to actually fight, the people who did nothing to stop the steal,” he said.  He continued, “This gathering should send a message to them: This isn’t their Republican Party anymore. This is Donald Trump’s Republican Party. This is the Republican Party that will put America first.” Watch the video below: “This isn’t their...
    By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Congress has begun a joint session to count and confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden. With supporters of President Donald Trump gathering around the Capitol, more than a dozen Republican senators and more than 100 Republican House members have said they will object to the count from as many as six battleground states. They are echoing Trump’s false claims of widespread fraud. Their efforts are almost certain to fail as many Republicans have said they will oppose the objections. But the session is expected to last into the night on Wednesday as the House and Senate must consider each objection separately and vote on whether to sustain it. Vice President Mike Pence will preside over the session. He has no power...
    Sen. Todd YoungTodd Christopher YoungDon't let critics derail an imperfect coronavirus relief bill that still has a lot of good in it Bipartisan senators urge surprise billing deal's inclusion in year-end package Shelton's Fed nomination on knife's edge amid coronavirus-fueled absences MORE (R-Ind.) pushed back on Wednesday against pro-Trump protesters as they urged to him lodge a challenge to President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to Trump Warnock win puts Democrats within reach of Senate majority Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object to election results MORE’s Electoral College victory, arguing that he was duty-bound to vote to certify the vote. “My opinion doesn’t matter,” a visibly frustrated Young told a group of protesters outside the Russell Senate Office Building. “And you know what? When it comes to the law, our opinions don’t matter. The law matters.” One protester then argues that Democrats...
    Getty A joint session of Congress meets to count the Electoral College vote from the 2008 presidential election the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol January 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. Today Congress will meet in a joint session to certify the electoral college votes. It’s expected to be a lengthier process than usual, with several lawmakers planning to file objections. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2020. Read on to learn more about the process and watch live right here.Vice President Mike Pence Will Preside Over the Meeting & Several Lawmakers Are Planning to Reject Votes in Key States Today I signed the official objection to the Pennsylvania electors ahead of tomorrow’s Electoral College certification vote. We must fight for free and fair elections – and the rule of law. pic.twitter.com/qwJBYbtHbO — John Joyce (@RepJohnJoyce) January 5, 2021 Vice President Mike Pence...
    Thirteen senators so far have said that they will object to the certification of the Electoral College vote on Wednesday. While the group will join dozens of House Republicans who have said the same, 24 senators have broken the opposite way and said that they will vote to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Here are the senators who are planning to object, even though their effort is all but certain to fail. Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley was the first Republican to announce that he would object, saying last week that he would do so focusing on Pennsylvania’s results, which showed a narrow Biden victory. (RELATED: Here’s What Happens When Congress Votes To Certify The Election Results) Hawley was followed by a group of 11 GOP senators – led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz – that announced on Saturday that they would also object. Cruz said that he would zero in on...
    The counting of the Electoral College votes by Congress is usually a fairly brief and dry affair that results in the formal declaration of the winner of the presidential election. This year, though, the process is expected to take hours longer.  During the count on Wednesday, the last step in the election process before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20, a number of House and Senate Republicans intend to object to the outcome of the election in some battleground states. Should there be a Senator and a House member who object to a state's count, the Senate and House would meet separately to debate the objection and vote on whether to count the state's votes. None of the objections are expected to find majority support. At the same time, thousands of President Trump's supporters are expected to gather in Washington, D.C., hoping that he might somehow prevail, though the numerous...
    Someone let the fly know that it's time for a return engagement. In retrospect, Paul Ryan looks like a genius. Well … a relative genius when compared to the rest of his party who decided to grab the nearest strap and ride that Trump train to the final destination. Republicans passed their massive tax cut for billionaires on December 22, 2017. And then, it seems, they really were tired of winning. Because in the next election they lost the House. And then the White House. And now it seems all but certain they’ve lost the Senate. Trump train: Destination, Loserland.  But yesterday’s humiliating defeat in a state that had been reliably red for decades wasn’t the end of it. There is no end. Republicans are just waking up to the idea that the Trump train is a kind of mobile Hotel California. They can never get off. And today they’re going to humiliate themselves, harm the...
    Getty US President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) alongside members of the Coronavirus Task Force in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, March 9, 2020. There seems to be some confusion, even with President Donald Trump, over Vice President Mike Pence’s powers in the electoral college certification at the joint session of Congress today. Many people are asking whether Pence can reject fraudulently chosen electors and whether he can change the election. However, the vice president’s powers are limited. He is there to preside over the session, not to actively participate. His role in the certification process is detailed in the Electoral Count Act of 1887. Here’s what you need to know:The Vice President’s Powers Are Limited By the Electoral Count Act of 1887, Enacted After an Intervention in the Electoral Votes in James...
    Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf | CNN This is it. President Donald Trump’s dogged effort to ignore the voters, state election officials, the courts and the Electoral College has come down to his latest wild idea — that he’ll just get Vice President Mike Pence to steal the thing for him. But it’s not going to happen, even though Pence’s quiet and approving stares at his boss have suggested the kind of blind loyalty Trump prizes. “I hope that our great vice president — our great vice president, comes through for us,” Trump said at a rally in Georgia on Monday night. “He’s a great guy. Of course, if he doesn’t come through, I won’t like him as much.” The President doubled down Wednesday morning, after Pence told in him a private meeting Tuesday that he doesn’t have the authority to block the electoral vote certification. “Do it Mike, this...
    Washington (CNN)The fallout from Wednesday's congressional session to count the 2020 electoral votes will echo for years to come. The state of the presidential electoral process. The state of the country. The state of a political party. The state of a Congress potentially moving into a new era of Democratic control. A step-by-step guide to Wednesdays electoral vote count in CongressThe significance shouldn't be minimized. When the actions of President Donald Trump are factored in, there is no precedent for this moment. Have there been objections in past years? Yes. Have there been objections of this nature, given the pressure from the clearly defeated leader of the country? Nope. The bottom lineLet's make this abundantly clear: this process ends with the certification of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States. Everything in between now and the final elector tally being read off is noise. Boisterous. Unruly....
    Getty U.S. President Donald Trump. A joint session of Congress will be held today to tally the votes of the electoral college and certify the votes. The process is expected to be lengthier than usual because objections are anticipated. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The congressional joint session to count electoral votes is typically looked at as little more than a formality, but it has taken on added importance for the 2020 Presidential election because some Republican lawmakers allied with President Donald Trump have pledged to attempt to block certification of votes in key states. Here’s what you need to know about the process:The U.S. Constitution Requires Congress to Meet on January 6 & Complete an Official Count of Electoral Votes Today I signed the official objection to the Pennsylvania electors ahead of tomorrow’s Electoral College certification vote. We must fight...
    Reuters January 6, 2021 0 Comments The U.S. Congress will convene on Wednesday to set the seal on President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in what is expected to be an unusually contentious and drawn-out proceeding because of planned objections by Republicans allied with President Donald Trump. Here’s what to expect from the joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate. What is happening? Both chambers of Congress are meeting to formally tally the Electoral College results, the final step in the months-long process to select the U.S. president. Vice-President Mike Pence will formally preside over the session. The results are based on votes cast on Dec. 14 by slates of “electors” who met in each state to reflect the winner of that state’s popular vote. A total of 538 electoral votes are allotted to states and the District of Columbia based on their congressional representation. Biden captured 306...
    The Republican move to object to the certification of the 2020 election results on Wednesday has some wondering, even hopeful, if the long-shot bid to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win will lead to the Electoral College's demise. Regardless of whether the effort to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat by President Trump and his allies is successful, proponents of abolishing the current Electoral College system have some fresh material. Noting that only one Republican presidential candidate has won the national popular vote in the last 32 years, a group of GOP House members — Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, Ken Buck of Colorado, Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, Nancy Mace of South Carolina, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Tom McClintock of California, and Chip Roy of Texas — released a statement saying they don’t support objecting to the certification in part because of the precedent it would set. “They have...
    Meghan McCain claimed that Republicans are preparing for the 2024 primary through the fight over the results of the 2020 election Tuesday on ABC’s “The View.” During a segment focused on President Donald Trump’s recent statements regarding Vice President Mike Pence’s role in certifying the Electoral College vote, co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked McCain to give her thoughts. “This is all about politics. Look, the 2024 primary has already started, and as I said yesterday, 72% of Republicans think the election results are false and that it is a fake stolen election, and I think what he’s doing is he’s sitting out there and he’s playing good politics,” McCain said. “Again, he’s virtue signaling. ‘Look, is Pence with me or against me?’ He knows full well, as Sunny said, that he doesn’t have any actual power to change the vote,” McCain said, attributing the hype surrounding the certification of the vote...
    Wednesday’s joint session of Congress, to formally certify last month’s Electoral College vote in the 2020 presidential election, is normally a ceremonial event. But this year the quadrennial gathering that’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution is anything but a mere formality – and is expected to be much longer and infinitely more contentious than usual. ON EVE OF CONGRESSIONAL CERTIFICATION OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, TRUMP SLAMS 'WEAK AND INEFFECTIVE' REPUBLICANS President Trump has repeatedly charged for the past two months that November’s election was "rigged" in roughly half a dozen battleground states where he was narrowly edged by President-elect Joe Biden. The former vice president topped Trump by more than 7 million votes nationwide and defeated the president by a 306-232 in last month’s Electoral College vote. Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that there was "massive voter fraud" in the general election has spurred some of his strongest supporters in Congress –...
    Late Tuesday, 88 state legislators from five battleground states sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence in which they asked him to postpone the opening and counting of Electoral College votes, currently scheduled to take place during Wednesday’s joint session of Congress, “for at least 10 days.” When the Electoral College met in fifty state capitals on December 14, 2020, subsequent to the certification of the November 3 election results by officials in each state, 306 Electors cast ballots for Joe Biden, and 232 cast ballots for Donald Trump. The letter reads: On January 6, 2021, you are statutorily authorized and required under the Electoral Count Act of 1887 to preside over both houses of Congress to count and record the Presidential electoral vote count to elect the President and Vice President of the United States. This congressionally set deadline, however, is not the supreme law of the land,...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – For one of the first times since the late 1800s, members of Congress are attempting to alter the outcome of the general election by objecting to the Electoral College results. Colorado Representatives Lauren Boebert and Doug Lambourn are among the small handful of Republicans in Congress who have confirmed their intent to object to the results, citing concerns of alleged voter fraud. (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) Other local Republicans, like Rep. Ken Buck, have vocalized their opposition to the efforts by their peers. “(Certifying the results) is Congress’ job. It is not to second guess the state Legislatures. It is not to second guess the secretary of state or governor’s signature on those ballots,” Buck said. “It is simply to count votes.” “I do not agree with the way that some of these states behaved and I will do everything to object to those states”...
    THE 12th amendment and the 1887 Electoral Count Act will both be relevant when Congress meets on January 6 to finalize Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump. Biden will then be inaugurated as the 46th president on January 20. 4Vice President Mike PenceCredit: Getty Images - Getty Why is the 12th amendment trending? The 12th amendment of the Constitution states that the "President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted; The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President ..." On January 6, 2021, Congress will formally validate the Electoral College votes. The president of the Senate, current Vice President Mike Pence, will preside over the count and will declare who has been elected president and vice president of the US. A coalition of 11 Republican senators - led by...
    Bradley Cortright January 5, 2021 0 Comments The push by Republican members of Congress to object to the certification of the Electoral College vote count is being described as an anti-democratic effort that risks causing damage to the country — even though it has little chance of succeeding. However, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) claims the decision to object to the certification is an opportunity to defend the Constitution.  Jordan, who is planning on objecting to the certification of the Electoral College vote, took to the House floor on Tuesday to argue that local election officials violated the Constitution by taking steps to make it easier and safer for residents to vote amid the pandemic. He specifically cited examples from Pennsylvania, where the state’s Supreme Court extended the date for mail-in ballots to be received. Pennsylvania’s secretary of state released guidance ahead of the election that declared ballots should not be discarded due to signature matching...
    Wednesday’s joint session of Congress to count Electoral College votes from the presidential election is a largely ceremonial event that in the past has taken as little as 23 minutes. But with objections threatened by House and Senate Republicans, it has the potential to play out for more than 24 hours. At least 13 GOP senators and more than 100 House members have said they will object to state electors, in an effort to show support for President Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud. President-elect Joe Biden received 306 electoral votes, while Trump received 232 electoral votes. At least 270 electoral votes are needed to be elected president. How did we get the Electoral College, and why do we still have it? “The Constitution is clear; the results of the election are clear; the conclusion of courts of the land is clear,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said...
    Republican pollster Frank Luntz said Tuesday that he thinks the “next 48 hours are going to be among the worst for the GOP,” amid Georgia’s runoff elections on Tuesday and Congress’s Electoral College certification vote on Wednesday. Luntz told CNBC’s “The Squawk” that Democrats have an advantage as a “unified” party as Senate elections take place in Georgia to determine whether Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerTrump's final push for Georgia runoff dominated by personal grievances Trump at Georgia rally says he hopes Pence 'comes through for us'  Raffensperger demands Perdue apologize after wife got death threats following November call for resignation MORE (R-Ga.) and Republican David PerdueDavid PerdueTrump's final push for Georgia runoff dominated by personal grievances Raffensperger demands Perdue apologize after wife got death threats following November call for resignation Wall Street zeros in on Georgia runoffs MORE, whose term officially ended Sunday, will return to the upper chamber.   “There...
    President Donald Trump wrote in a Tuesday tweet that Vice President Mike Pence has the power to thwart the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, but does he really? Short answer: No, he doesn’t. Trump’s claim that “The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors,” is untrue, especially considering there are no “fraudulently chosen electors,” and it only works to pressure Pence into attempting election theft. Congress is actually responsible for recognizing the election results in a joint session on Jan. 6, while the vice president, who serves as the president of the Senate, simply opens certificates from each state to read the winning Electoral College slates. The Jan. 6 session is also largely symbolic, as the Electoral College results were already confirmed in December, when each state voted to affirm the results of the 2020 election, which President-elect Joe Biden won 306 to 232. The session, therefore, is...