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    While the Biden administration is as busy as beavers killing American jobs with the Keystone pipeline cancellation and then opening the southern border and allowing thousands to enter our country daily without vetting or COVID testing, the administration and its Democrat congressional allies remain focused on their main objective: nationalization of American elections.  What would you say about the always efficient, always honest, always transparent, always fair, Washington, D.C., establishment taking over your state and local elections, as well as the federal elections? How about a law that prohibits voter identification laws, or gives taxpayer money to politicians?  Democrats in D.C. think that these are swell ideas.  REP. KEVIN McCARTHY: DEMS' $1.9 TRILLION COVID BILL IS NOT RESCUE OR RELIEF PLAN, IT'S A PELOSI PAYOFF They hope to make America a one-party nation. They want to squelch opposition and dissent. They want to make elections irrelevant. They prefer that all power and control...
    Former United States Senator Kelly Loeffler's tumultuous tenure as a WNBA team co-owner has ended as retired league star Renee Montgomery and other investors have been approved to buy the Atlanta Dream.  A sales price for the WNBA franchise has not been disclosed. In addition to Loeffler, Dream co-owner Mary Brock is also selling her shares.  Loeffler, a Republican appointed to the senate in 2019 by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, lost a runoff election to Democrat Raphael Warnock in January after clashing with league players over the Black Lives Matter movement. Loeffler objected to players kneeling in protest of racism during the national anthem, which resulted in a coordinated effort by much of the league to support Warnock's candidacy.  Former United States Senator Kelly Loeffler's tumultuous tenure as a WNBA team co-owner has ended as retired league star Renee Montgomery (left) and other investors have been approved to buy the...
    Ivanka Trump has told Republican Senator Marco Rubio that she won't challenge him for his Florida Senate seat in next year's GOP primary. The former first daughter is living in Miami with her husband Jared Kushner and their three children. There has been speculation she will launch a political career of her own after serving for four years in her father's White House. Florida would be the likely location given her residency there. Her father, former President Donald Trump, is also a residence of the state, living at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. Rubio is up for re-election in 2022 and a challenge from the former president's daughter could have torn apart the party as it struggles to determine how the Trump family will fit into the GOP. But Ivanka reached out to Rubio to tell him she won't challenge him, his office told DailyMail.com.  The two are also...
    Donald Trump is facing a criminal investigation in Georgia into his call to its secretary of state asking him to 'find' votes to overturn the election, it emerged Wednesday. Newly-elected Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis, a Democrat, sent a letter to state leaders, state officials telling them to save records related to the call, state officials with knowledge of the letter told The New York Times. Specifically, the criminal investigation is looking into the then-president's questionable January 2 call with Georgia's Secretary of State where Trump told Brad Raffensperger to 'find' enough votes to reverse his loss to Joe Biden in the Peach State. The letter does not specify what crimes are being investigated but experts have suggested that Trump could have committed conspiracy to commit election fraud, which can carry felony charges and a sentence of up to a year in prison on conviction. A Trump aide dismissed the...
    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday found a new outlet to air his unfounded claims about voter fraud, using his legal response to impeachment charges against him in the U.S. Congress as a vehicle for his conspiracy theory. Trump's claim that he was the victim of massive voter fraud in the Nov. 3 election, despite no evidence of it, has not ebbed in the days since he left the White House after spending his last two and a half months in office in a fruitless bid to overturn the results of the election won by Democratic President Joe Biden. Trump's desire to use the Senate impeachment trial to air his fraud claims was a factor in his parting of ways with five lawyers over the weekend, who wanted to focus on constitutional questions, a source familiar with the situation said. His answer to the...
    Republican state lawmakers in three battleground states where President Biden narrowly edged Donald Trump in November’s presidential election are pushing to tighten voting restrictions on mail-in balloting in future contests. The moves come after then-President Trump spent the eight months leading up to November’s general election slamming the push by scores of states to expand voting by mail due to health concerns over in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trump continuously claimed that the moves would trigger voter fraud and result in a "rigged election." SENATE REPUBLICANS INTRODUCE BILL ON VOTER INTEGRITY COMMISSION There was a surge across the country in early and mail-in voting during the election, with many of those ballots cast by Democrats. After his election defeat, Trump refused to concede to Biden and repeatedly claimed without providing concrete proof that there was "massive voter fraud" and the election was "stolen."  Corey Lewandowski, a longtime close Trump adviser, told Fox News...
    A recent survey found far-right leader Marine Le Pen polling neck-and-neck with French President Emmanuel Macron for the first time. Le Pen and Macron competed against each other in the 2017 presidential runoff race in which Macron soundly defeated Le Pen with 66% of the vote to her 33% support. A poll by Harris Interactive found that if the two faced a 2022 runoff today, Macron would take in 52% of the vote, and Le Pen would boast a 48% share, meaning she would be within the survey’s margin of error. “It’s the highest she has ever been at,” Jean-Yves Camus, a French political scientist specializing in the far-right, told France 24, although he also said that it is “too early to take the polls at face value.” The results of the survey, which was conducted online on Jan. 19 and Jan. 20, marks a gain from...
    Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump’s relationship with Rudy Giuliani has deteriorated to the point that the president is refusing to pay his personal attorney for his services to him over the past 2 months, according to a recent report. As Trump faces his impeachment once again, numerous reports have described the president’s anger and sadness over the backlash he is facing for inciting the insurrectionist mob that laid siege to the U.S. Capitol. The Washington Post reported that, as Trump’s inner circle grows smaller and smaller, he is frustrated with those who remain, and lashing out at those who he feels have not defended him enough. Ever since the 2020 election, Giuliani traveled around the country pushing false voter fraud claims in order to advance Trump’s effort to legally dispute his defeat. However, the Post reports that “Trump has instructed aides not to pay Giuliani’s legal fees” and demanded...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump left plenty of clues he'd try to burn the place down on his way out the door.The clues spread over a lifetime of refusing to acknowledge defeat. They spanned a presidency marked by raw, angry rhetoric, puffed-up conspiracy theories and a kind of fellowship with "patriots" drawn from the seething ranks of right-wing extremists. The clues piled on at light speed when Trump lost the election and wouldn't admit it.The culmination of all that came Wednesday when Trump supporters, exhorted by the president to go to the Capitol and "fight like hell" against a "stolen" election, overran and occupied the building in an explosive confrontation that left a Capitol Police officer and four others dead.The mob went there so emboldened by Trump's send-off at a rally that his partisans live-streamed themselves trashing the place. Trump, they figured, had their back.EMBED More News Videos As federal...
    Barack Obama weighed in on the descent on the Capitol by thousands of Trump's supporters, claiming: 'We'd be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise' Barack Obama weighed in on the unprecedented breach of Capitol Hill on Wednesday by thousands of Donald Trump's supporters, claiming the chaos is not surprising based on the rhetoric surrounding the election. 'History will rightly remember today's violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation,' Obama wrote in a statement Wednesday. He added: 'But we'd be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise.' The former president remained largely silent on the scene taking place in Washington D.C. on January 6 – the same day Congress moved to certify the election for Joe Biden,...
    President Trump piled more pressure on Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday, saying that he will never concede defeat and demanding that his loyal deputy refuse to certify the results of November’s election. With his political power evaporating, along with Republican hopes of holding the Senate, Trump emerged from the White House to address thousands of supporters just before members of Congress were due to meet and formalize Joe Biden’s election win. “We will never give up,” said Trump to a rapturous reception. “We will never concede.” Instead he called on Pence to refuse to certify electoral votes from battleground states despite reports that his vice president has already told him he has no such power. "All Vice President Pence has to do is send it back to the states to recertify and we become president,” he said. Family members appeared before the president took the stage, including his two...
    Rudy Giuliani called for “trial by combat” as he spoke at the “Stop the Steal” protest rally in Washington D.C. over President Donald Trump’s 2020 election defeat. The former New York City mayor-turned-Trump lawyer spouted numerous conspiracy theories about the election while defending the “perfectly appropriate” plan for Congressional Republicans to block the Electoral College certification process. As Giuliani raved about unspecified hidden evidence of the election’s corruption, he proclaimed: If we’re wrong, we will be made fools of. But if we’re right, a lot of them will go to jail. So, let’s have trial by combat! Giuliani went on to state that he and Trump are prepared to stake their reputations on the existence of criminality, even though they’ve never produced hard evidence of mass voter fraud and Giuliani’s attempts to make the case have been shot down in court dozens of times before today. Watch above, via C-SPAN2....
    Reuters January 6, 2021 0 Comments Donald Trump’s flailing effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory comes down to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday in a showdown led by a band of Republican lawmakers that could stretch proceedings past midnight but is almost certain to fail. Although Biden won the Nov. 3 election by more than 7 million popular votes and a 306-232 margin in the Electoral College, Trump — without evidence — continues to claim his victory was the result of widespread fraud. State and federal reviews have knocked down allegations of significant fraud and legal efforts by Trump’s allies to overturn the election have failed in multiple courts. Biden is due to be sworn in as president on Jan. 20. Nevertheless, Senator Ted Cruz is expected to lead at least 11 other Republican senators, alongside dozens of Republicans in the House of Representatives, in objecting to Electoral...
    Trump onstage at a political rally in Dalton, Georgia on Jan. 4Mother Jones illustration; Evan Vucci/AP 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.The day after Christmas, Donald Trump tweeted a familiar theme with an ominous new twist: He suggested that the “Rigged & Stolen” 2020 presidential election, as he called it, could be considered “an act of war, and fight to the death.” Trump’s bluster drew virtually no media coverage, perhaps because of the holiday break, and perhaps also because his incendiary language was cleverly veiled. His tweet in fact targeted Mitch McConnell, blasting the Republican majority leader for not helping him to overturn the election results and arguing that if the tables were turned, Democratic senators would see the situation as a violent existential showdown. Attributing his call for “war” to hypothetical...
    Losing candidates in Pennsylvania and Illinois are following Trump's lead and refusing to admit defeat. Republicans across the country are taking a page from Donald Trump's anti-democratic playbook and trying to block Democrats who rightfully won state and federal elections from being seated. On Tuesday, the GOP-run Pennsylvania state Senate refused to seat a Democrat whose victory over his Republican opponent in November has already been certified. Democratic state Sen. Jim Brewster defeated Nicole Ziccarelli by 69 votes, a win that was finalized when the state certified its vote total last month. Ziccarelli is still contesting her defeat, even though a legal challenge she filed in state court was dismissed.
    SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Defeated Republican congressional candidate Jim Oberweis has informed the U.S. House of Representatives he will contest the outcome of his race against Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood. In announcing his intent on Monday, Oberweis said that during the discovery recount process volunteers for his campaign found election jurisdictions around the 14th Congressional District did not follow the law. He claims that led to an inability to verify those who were legally entitled to vote actually voted. Among the other alleged violations Oberweis pointed to was the lack of initials on vote-by-mail ballots in Kane County and that a person from Kenosha, Wisconsin voted illegally. (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Also From CBS Chicago: 23-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot In His Apartment In Englewood Demonstrators Accuse Aurora Store Of Racial Profiling With Rule...
    By Andy Sullivan (Reuters) - President Donald Trump travels to Georgia on Monday in a bid to keep the U.S. Senate in the hands of his Republican Party, after his efforts to overturn his own defeat in the state have injected new uncertainty into a pair of races that are seen as too close to call. President-elect Joe Biden also will travel to Georgia for a last-minute rally ahead of the Tuesday runoff elections, which pit a pair of incumbent Republican senators against two Democratic challengers. If Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue successfully defend their seats, their party would maintain a 52-seat majority in the 100-seat Senate, giving them the power to block much of Biden's agenda when he takes office on Jan. 20. A sweep by Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff would hand control to Biden's party, as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would hold the tiebreaking vote...
    President Trump urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to recalculate the election tally in the Peach State to “find” enough votes to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s win, according to recordings of the heated call published Sunday. Recordings of the conversation were published by the Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution just hours after Trump tweeted about the call, griping that Raffensperger had been “unwilling, or unable” to look into claims of voter fraud. During the call Saturday with Raffensperger and his general counsel, Ryan Germany, the president repeated allegations that ballot boxes were stuffed and​ that he had actually won the election. “The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry,” Trump said in the taped call. “And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.” But Raffensperger​, a Republican,​ disputed Trump’s contention, saying “the challenge that you have...
    By Nathan Layne CUTHBERT, Ga. (Reuters) -Georgia's Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, cemented his status as an unlikely hero for U.S. Democrats following a fresh clash in which he rejected President Donald Trump's claims that his election defeat was the result of widespread fraud. Trump returned the 65-year-old former businessman to the limelight when he called Raffensperger on Saturday to badger him to "find" enough votes to reverse Democratic President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the state, according to audio of the hour-long call published by the Washington Post on Sunday. As Georgia's top election official, Raffensperger oversaw multiple recounts of the Nov. 3 ballots, each of which reached the same result -- that the southern state had narrowly favored a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time in a generation. He has vowed to fight any future election fraud even as he echoed the findings of his counterparts across...
    More On: donald trump Loeffler says ‘everything’s on the table’ with Electoral College vote Sen. Johnson spars with NBC host over allegations of voter fraud Trump rails against media coverage of Fauci: ‘He works for me’ Fauci fires back after Trump claims COVID deaths are ‘exaggerated’ President Trump had a heated conversation with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Saturday — in which the president urged him to recalculate the election tally in the Peach State to “find” enough votes to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s win, according to new reports. Recordings of the conversation were publishedSunday by the Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution just hours after Trump tweeted about the call, griping that Raffensperger had been “unwilling, or unable” to look into claims of voter fraud. During the call Saturday with Raffensperger and his general counsel, Ryan Germany,the president repeated allegations that ballot boxes were stuffed...
    Greg Bluestein | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLANTA — President Donald Trump badgered and berated Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a call Saturday, repeating falsehoods about his election defeat in Georgia — the latest example of the extraordinary pressure he’s exerted on state Republican officials ahead of critical runoffs for control of the U.S. Senate. Raffensperger refused pressure from Trump to overturn the election results, telling him that the “data you have is wrong” as he pushed back on Trump’s sham theories of “stuffed ballot boxes” that the president said would reverse Joe Biden’s roughly 12,000-vote victory in Georgia. A recording of the roughly hourlong call was obtained on Sunday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was confirmed by two people involved in the conversation. It was disclosed a day before Trump is set to stage a rally in northwest Georgia for U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Throughout the...
    DONALD Trump has rejected claims that he asked his top advisers about declaring martial law to overturn his loss in the presidential election. Disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn - who pled guilty to lying to the FBI in 2017 - had reportedly pushed for the president to use the military to "rerun" the election during an appearance with Newsmax. 3President Trump has dismissed claims that he would use martial law to overturn the election resultCredit: AP:Associated Press Today, Donald Trump rejected suggestions that martial law would be used. He tweeted: "Martial law = Fake News. Just more knowingly bad reporting." It was reported that during a meeting on Friday, Trump has asked about Flynn's proposal of using the military and quickly received pushback. Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel, told Trump there was no constitutional authority for topics discussed during the meeting, a source told The...
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” that it was time for Republican lawmakers to accept President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election and not try to “disturb the certification of the Electoral College.” Cuomo said, “What do you say to members of your party who are in Congress who are even contemplating doing something on January 6th to disturb the certification of the Electoral College?” Christie said, “Chris, you know, whenever anybody loses an election, party, an individual, there’s great disappointment, but elections have consequences. And this one was clearly won by president-elect Biden by the same margin in the Electoral College that President Trump won four years ago. And by even more, nearly double the popular vote. This election, there’s been no evidence put forward that’s shown me as a former prosecutor that there was any fraud that would change the result...
    Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole encouraged President Trump to accept his loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Dole, the former Senate majority leader who lost the presidential contest to Bill Clinton in 1996, told the Kansas City Star that though he believes the president may never concede, it's vital Trump understands he will be exiting the White House next month. "The election is over and Biden will be president on January 20," Dole, 97, said. "I know the president has not conceded and he may never concede, but he will not be in the White House on January 21. It’s a pretty bitter pill for Trump, but it’s a fact he lost. It’ll take him a while to accept that." Dole is among a growing number of Republicans who have openly acknowledged Biden's victory in the election, especially after electors certified their votes in favor of the...
    Former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole sympathized with Donald Trump, calling his defeat in the 2020 election a “pretty bitter pill” for the 45th president to accept, but he was unequivocal that his former Senate colleague, Joe Biden, will take office next month. In an interview with the Kansas City Star, the Republican Party’s 1996 presidential standard bearer, who lost his bid to unseat then-President Bill Clinton, weighed in on both the current and next president. “The election is over and Biden will be president on January 20. I know the president has not conceded and he may never concede, but he will not be in the White House on January 21,” Dole told the Star, making a very public break with Trump and numerous House and Senate Republicans, who continue to push baseless conspiracy theories that Trump was cheated out of the presidency. In fact, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia certified...
    The campaign sent an email asking if Trump should run again in 2024 — an admission he lost in 2020. Donald Trump's campaign sent a fundraising email Tuesday night asking supporters whether Trump should run for president again in 2024 — a tacit admission that he lost the 2020 election. "Rest assured, YOUR president will NEVER stop fighting for YOU and YOUR family," reads the email, which is peppered with bizarre and unnecessary capital letters. The email was sent with the subject line "Should President Trump run in 2024?" and falsely says the "Radical Left STOLE" the election from Trump.
    CNN anchor Anderson Cooper last night delivered a scathing 'slow clap' monologue as Mitch McConnell finally accepted Donald Trump's election defeat. The Senate Majority Leader congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their victory on Tuesday morning, saying: 'The electoral college has spoken.' But this acceptance of the democratic process wasn't enough for Cooper who mocked McConnell for not bowing down when CNN called the result. Cooper said: 'So, six weeks, dozens of court cases, two Supreme Court rejections, one fascist rally, four stabbings, countless threats against election officials who were just doing their jobs and more than $200 million in deceptive Trump fundraising since the election: A slow clap, everyone, for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.'  He continued: 'After all it's not like McConnell said anything that wasn't obvious the Saturday after the election, five weeks ago when the news organisations called the result for president-elect Biden.' Cooper...
    The former reality TV performer who is now president of the United States needs to face reality: his show has been canceled by the American people after four chaotic seasons. Every election has one winner and one or more losers, and the Electoral College made it official Monday: former Vice President Joe Biden is the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential election and President Trump is the loser. Biden is now indisputably president-elect and will become president at noon Jan. 20. He received 306 electoral votes, far more than the 270 needed to become our next president. Trump received only 232 electoral votes. JOHN FUND: TRUMP'S LEGACY -- WILL PRESIDENT BE REMEMBERED AS A TRANSFORMER OR A TORNADO? On top of that, Biden won the popular vote in a landslide, capturing almost 81.3 million votes (more than any presidential candidate in U.S. history) to 74.2 million for Trump. And no,...
    Donald Trump showed no sign of accepting his defeat today as he continued to tout his unfounded claims of election fraud hours after the electoral college confirmed Joe Biden as president-elect.   The president claimed early on Tuesday that 'this fake election can no longer stand' because 'many Trump votes were routed to Biden', citing an unofficial 'audit' in Michigan which purported to show flaws with the Dominion voting software.  'Dominion Voting Machines are a disaster all over the country,' Trump claimed after the release of the 'report' which Michigan officials said was 'another in a long stream of misguided, vague and dubious assertions'.   Trump also welcomed a vote by Texas electors to protest the result in swing states which Biden won, and retweeted a supporter's claim that 'Trump is in the process of proving he won, and Biden is pretending he did'.  As has become habitual in recent weeks, Twitter...
    Michigan Rep. Paul Mitchell quit the Republican party on Monday and will become an Independent in disgust over President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results. Mitchell, who voted for Trump in 2016 and in November, sent a letter to GOP leaders on Monday saying he’s withdrawing from the party over Trump’s election fraud claims and his inability to concede. 'It is unacceptable for political candidates to treat our election system as though we are a third- world nation and incite distrust of something so basic as the sanctity of our vote,' Mitchell wrote in his scalding letter to House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.   Speaking on CNN about the explosive move on Monday night he said, 'This party has to stand for democracy first.' Mitchell plans to retire from Congress at the end of his term next month.  Retiring Rep....
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Electoral College meeting (all times local): Electors gathered in 50 states and the District of Columbia on Monday to formally vote for the next president. Most states have laws binding their electors to the winner of the popular vote in their state. Democrat Joe Biden won the Nov. 3 election with 306 Electoral College votes, while President Donald Trump finished with 232. It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win the presidency. TALLY OF ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES, AS OF 7:10 P.M. EST Democrat Joe Biden: 306 Republican Donald Trump: 232 ___ 7:45 p.m. President-elect Joe Biden says his Electoral College victory of the same magnitude as President Donald Trump’s in 2016 is a signal that the current president should finally accept his own defeat in this year’s election. Biden noted during a speech Monday in Wilmington, Delaware, that Trump called his 2016 tally...
    Hours before electors across the country will make President-elect Joe Biden’s victory official, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin’s majority torched the outgoing administration’s last-ditch attempt to overthrow the will of the people. “Our laws allow the challenge flag to be thrown regarding various aspects of election administration,” conservative Justice Brian Hagedorn wrote in a 20-page majority opinion. “The challenges raised by the Campaign in this case, however, come long after the last play or even the last game; the Campaign is challenging the rulebook adopted before the season began. Election claims of this type must be brought expeditiously. The Campaign waited until after the election to raise selective challenges that could have been raised long before the election.” On Saturday, the high court’s liberal wing and a conservative justice joining them tipped their hands in a brutal hearing that dressed down outgoing President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike...
    He'd need a majority in Congress. He doesn't have one. Donald Trump said this weekend that he plans to continue his quixotic attempt to overturn his 2020 election defeat. But with the Electoral College set to officially elect Joe Biden on Monday, that will likely prove impossible. Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, Trump said that a Supreme Court defeat and more than 50 other unsuccessful court challenges to last month's results would not be the end of his fight to steal the election. "No, it's not over. We keep going and we're going to continue to go forward. We have numerous local cases,” he claimed, falsely stating that he won "big" in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — three of the five states that flipped from Trump to Biden this year.
    CHRIS Christie slammed Donald Trump for his “absurd” attempts to overturn election results and urged the Republicans to “move on.” Christie, a loyal Trump ally who helped the president with his 2020 presidential election campaign, has become increasingly critical of attempts to undermine the results of the election. 3Chris Christie slammed Donald Trump for his “absurd” attempts to overturn election results and urged the Republicans to “move on.”Credit: ABC “The legal theory put forward by his legal team and by the president is an absurdity,” Christie said in a panel discussion on ABC's “This Week.” Christie, a Republican who previously served as governor of New Jersey, ripped the case brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton before the Supreme Court – which overwhelmingly refused to hear the case. The long-shot action called vote results “unconstitutional” in four battleground states won by Biden and tried to monitor how other states run...
    So the electors are voting on Monday, and Joe Biden, who won the election, will get 306 electoral votes, and it will all be official. But if you think this will be the end of it, I have a tower in Moscow to sell you. I see zero signs that Donald Trump and his people are ready to accept this. You’re familiar of course with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ famous five stages of grief. What we’re living through now is Donald Trump’s 10 stages of dealing with defeat, which go something like: denial, lies, more denial, more lies, blame, self-pity, rage, still more lies, pouting, and martial law. I’m not sure exactly where we are, because unlike Kubler-Ross’ orderly, staged process, Trump bounces from one stage to the next like a pinball, minute to minute, tweet to tweet. At the same time, we’re witnessing the Republican Party’s five stages of dealing with...
    Backers of President Trump descended on Washington, D.C., Saturday in another sign of support for the president who has come up short in his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.  Supporters with Trump flags and hats were gathering at Freedom Plaza near the White House chanting "Four More Years" to urge Trump to keep on fighting for election integrity. Organizers of the Women for America First rally were expecting 15,000 participants for the rally and march to the Supreme Court. Trump, who is scheduled to fly to New York Saturday to attend the Army-Navy football game at West Point, appeared to be pleasantly surprised by another show of support in the Democratic stronghold of D.C.  "Wow! Thousands of people forming in Washington (D.C.) for Stop the Steal. Didn’t know about this, but I’ll be seeing them! #MAGA" It's not clear how Trump plans to see the rally, but...
    President Donald Trump is seeking to have a special counsel appointed that would investigate his claims of election fraud and carry out a probe into the allegations made against his rival’s son, Hunter Biden, according to new reports. The president has called on his advisors to look for a person who could take on the role, the Wall Street Journal says, as he grows increasingly frustrated with his legal team’s steady stream of losses in overturning the election results and at his attorney general Bill Barr’s failure to act on the Hunter claims. Barr is the only person who could appoint a special counsel to independently investigate the two issues, as per official regulations, but the AG already announced earlier this month that the Justice Department had found no evidence of the widespread election fraud that Trump and his campaign claim. Trump has allegedly grown more and more incensed with Barr...
    The chair of the Texas Republican Party appeared to float secession after the Supreme Court shot down a lawsuit led by the Lone Star State seeking to overturn the results of the presidential election. Texas GOP chair Allen West rebuked the high court in a statement, saying that "law-abiding states" should "form a Union" in the wake of the decision throwing out the lawsuit from Texas. Seventeen other states and 126 House Republicans had backed Texas' effort to overturn the election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — four key states that secured President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden and Harris named Time's 2020 'Person of the Year' US to sanction Turkey over Russian defense system: report Federal government executes Brandon Bernard despite last-minute appeals MORE's win. The court’s ruling, which said that Texas lacked the legal right to litigate over how other states conduct their elections, represented a devastating blow to efforts by Trump and his allies to challenge...
    Republican Party of Texas Chairman Allen West suggested states should secede from the union after the Supreme Court refused to hear a case President Donald Trump wanted to use to overturn the presidential election.  'This decision establishes a precedent that says states can violate the US constitution and not be held accountable,' West said. 'Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution,' he added.  His comments were quickly read as a push for secession, what southern states did in the lead-up to the Civil War, in a dispute over slavery.       Texas GOP Chairman Allen West suggested states should secede from the union after the Supreme Court refused to hear a Texas-based case President Donald Trump hoped to use as a vehicle to overturn the results of the presidential election  West wrote, 'Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form...
    Senior White House officials have warned staff not to destroy government records in 'the event there is a transition' - a tiny admission of defeat that comes as President Donald Trump doubles down on his demand the Supreme Court keeps him in power. White House aides are being directed to comply with the Presidential Records Act so documents can be transferred to the National Archives 'at the end of President Trump's administration,' according to a memo obtained by Bloomberg News. The memo from the White House chief of staff and White House counsel's office reminds staff that Trump 'has directed that we take steps to ensure we are prepared in the event there is a transition to a new administration in January.' White House staff are reminded not to destroy records in case there is a transition from Donald Trump's presidency The tact admission of defeat comes as...
    OVER 100 House Republicans have signed a letter backing Texas lawsuit calling on Supreme Court to overturn Donald Trump's election defeat to Joe Biden. President Trump's lawsuit targets the four swing states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in an attempt to overturn the election results in the states that handed Biden the White House. 8Over 100 House Republicans have signed a letter backing Texas lawsuitCredit: AFP or licensors "This brief presents [our] concern as Members of Congress, shared by untold millions of their constituents, that the unconstitutional irregularities involved in the 2020 presidential election cast doubt upon its outcome and the integrity of the American system of election," signed 106 GOP members. Republican Study Committee Chairman Mike Johnson, led the effort to garner support from his fellow GOP colleagues for the brief. "President Trump called me this morning to let me know how much he appreciates the amicus...
    The liberal mainstream media largely ignored the ongoing Hunter Biden scandal until after his father won the presidential election — and media watchdogs feel it was a strategic move to help Joe Biden defeat President Trump. “The news media helped silence a story and alter the results of an election. They are probably laughing in newsrooms all around the country,” Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor told Fox News. In the final weeks of the campaign, there was an unprecedented media blackout of the explosive reporting from the New York Post that shed light on Hunter Biden’s questionable business dealings overseas. It was even revealed through leaked recordings from Project Veritas that CNN president Jeff Zucker and CNN political director David Chalian urged staff to avoid the scandal, which involved a laptop allegedly belonging to the son of the president-elect and purportedly contained evidence of his dealings with Ukraine, among other things....
    Originally Published by: Ric Grenell calls out CNNs Jake Tapper for belatedly covering Hunter Biden story CNN boss, political director spiked Hunter Biden controversy, audiotapes reveal: Were not going with story Jake Tapper declares Hunter Biden claims too disgusting to repeat on CNN: The rightwing is going crazy The liberal mainstream media largely ignored the ongoing Hunter Biden scandal until after his father won the presidential election — and media watchdogs feel it was a strategic move to help Joe Biden defeat President Trump. “The news media helped silence a story and alter the results of an election. They are probably laughing in newsrooms all around the country,” Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor told Fox News. In the final weeks of the campaign, there was an unprecedented media blackout of the explosive reporting from the New York Post that shed light on Hunter...
    Republican Sen. Ben Sasse ripped into Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for the lawsuit he filed with the Supreme Court hoping to overturn President Donald Trump's election loss.    'I'm no lawyer, but I suspect the Supreme Court swats this away,' Sasse said in a statement, given to The Washington Examiner. 'From the brief, it looks like fella begging for a pardon filed a PR stunt rather than a lawsuit - as all of its assertions have already been rejected by federal courts and Texas' own solicitor general isn't signing on.' Paxton is under criminal investigation by the FBI over claims that he abused the powers of his office to aid a wealthy donor.  Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska, said Texas' Attorney General Ken Paxton 'looks like fella begging for a pardon' and called the SCOTUS lawsuit he filed trying to overturn the election result a 'PR stunt' ...
    The liberal mainstream media largely ignored the ongoing Hunter Biden scandal until after his father won the presidential election — and media watchdogs feel it was a strategic move to help Joe Biden defeat President Trump. “The news media helped silence a story and alter the results of an election. They are probably laughing in newsrooms all around the country,” Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor told Fox News. In the final weeks of the campaign, there was an unprecedented media blackout of the explosive reporting from the New York Post that shed light on Hunter Biden's questionable business dealings overseas. It was even revealed through leaked recordings from Project Veritas that CNN president Jeff Zucker and CNN political director David Chalian urged staff to avoid the scandal, which involved a laptop allegedly belonging to the son of the president-elect and purportedly contained evidence of his dealings with Ukraine, among other...
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday night told a White House Hanukkah party that he is going to 'win this election' if Supreme Court judges have 'courage and wisdom' to overturn results.  The mostly maskless crowd chanted 'four more years' after Trump told them that the help of 'certain very important people' was needed to prevent him from having to leave the White House.  He appeared to be referencing the case filed by the Texas Attorney General on Monday and later joined by 17 other Republican-led states that is calling on the Supreme Court to overturn the results in four states.  Earlier on Wednesday, Trump had filed a motion demanding to join the law suit and asked Texas Senator Ted Cruz to argue the case.   Yet, Texas senator John Cornyn spoke out against his AG Ken Paxton on Wednesday night, stating that he could not see the legal basis to the challenge. ...
    President Donald Trump has filed a motion to join lawsuit filed by the attorney general of Texas seeking to overturn the election in four states that he lost – and his new lawyer produced a filing claiming there is something 'deeply amiss' in the results. The lawyer, John Eastman, who penned an op-ed this summer doubting whether Vice President-elect Kamal Harris was eligible for office despite her being born in California. The new legal brief with Trump's name on it, a motion for Trump, identified as the president, 'to intervene in his personal capacity as candidate for re-election,' includes many of the same arguments Trump has put forward on his Twitter account – including Wednesday, when Trump tweeted no candidate has ever lost the White House while carrying Florida and Ohio. 'The fact that nearly half of the country believes the election was stolen should come as no surprise,' according to...
    A group of more than two dozen Donald Trump loyalists sent a letter to the president on Wednesday morning urging him to direct Attorney General Bill Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate 'voter fraud' in the 2020 election. 'Following widespread support from my House Republican colleagues, I am again requesting that you direct Attorney General Barr to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate irregularities in the 2020 election,' the letter from the 27 Republican lawmakers read. 'The American people deserve a definitive resolution to the uncertainty hovering over the outcome of our election, but legitimate questions of voter fraud remain unanswered,' it continued. The request comes after Barr told the Associated Press earlier this month that his Justice Department found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the presidential election. It also comes as The Supreme Court issued another blow to the president's campaign by striking down his...
    Former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell is pressing on with an emergency appeal of her so-called “Kraken” lawsuit, which was dismissed on Monday. Her emergency appeal with the 11th Circuit on Tuesday coincided with the “safe harbor” deadline, which requires Congress to accept the certified election results from states. Powell said in her notice that the lawsuit concerned matters of “national importance.” “Plaintiffs request this Court immediately transmit this notice of appeal to the Eleventh Circuit so that that court may docket the matter, thus enabling Plaintiffs to proceed as quickly as possible to have these urgent issues of national importance addressed,” Powell wrote in her notice of appeal. Georgia on Monday certified the results of its election. President-elect Joe Biden won the state by a thin margin, a victory that was further solidified by a recount. Despite election officials’ insistence that the contest ran smoothly, the...
    By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) - Tuesday is "safe harbor" day, a deadline under U.S. election law that will make President Donald Trump's already floundering campaign to overturn his election loss even more improbable. Here is an explanation of why Trump, who has made unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud, is running out of time to contest Democratic President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the Nov. 3 election. WHAT IS "SAFE HARBOR' DAY? "Safe harbor" day is a deadline, set by a U.S. law from 1887, for states to certify the results of the presidential election. Meeting the deadline is not mandatory but it provides assurance that a state's results will not be second-guessed by Congress. The safe harbor date falls six days before the meeting of the Electoral College, in which slates of "electors" formally select the presidential nominee who won the popular vote in their home states. A candidate needs...
    PRESIDENT Trump called the 2020 "rigged election" as something that came straight out of "a third world country" and refused to concede the election over a month after he lost. "Well I think the case has already been made if you look at the polls," Trump told reporters at the White House. "It was a rigged election. You look at the different states, the election was totally rigged. It's a disgrace to our country. It's like a third world country." 1Trump said he will fight the "rigged election"Credit: AFP or licensors "These ballots pouring from everywhere, using machinery that nobody knows ownership, nobody knows anything about," Trump continued. "They have glitches, as they call them, glitches. The glitches weren't glitches, they got caught sending out thousands of votes, all against me by the way." "This was from a third world nation," Trump added. "And I think the case has been...
    President-elect Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning Georgia for a fourth time Monday, as the state's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said he would be re-certifying President Donald Trump's defeat.  'We have now counted legally-casted ballots three times and the results have remained unchnaged,' Raffensperger said at a Monday morning press conference.  On top of those three counts, the state's Republican governor and Raffensperger had already certified Biden's win in the state once.  Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said the state would be re-certifying its presidential election results Monday, making Joe Biden the winner for a fourth time  President Donald Trump, photographed campaigning in Georgia Saturday for the two Republican Senate candidates, boasted then that he had won the state, which he had not   President-elect Joe Biden leads Trump in Georgia by 12,670 votes, a number that is expected to change, but not substantially enough to change...
    (CNN)It's been over a month since Donald Trump was soundly defeated in the 2020 election. Since then, Trump has had numerous days in court to prove his baseless claims of voter fraud or other voter irregularities -- yet he has lost again and again. The Trump-requested recounts in Wisconsin and Georgia have been completed and failed to change the election results. Add to that, Trump's own notoriously loyal Attorney General Bill Barr announced last week that the Department of Justice had not found election fraud "on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election." Dean ObeidallahYet on Saturday, The Washington Post reported that of the 249 Republicans in the House and the Senate, only 27 acknowledged Joe Biden won the election. More alarmingly, when these same Republicans were asked if they would accept Biden as the "legitimate" winner of the election if (as expected) he's awarded...
    White House communications director Alyssa Farah is resigning from her post after less than a year in the job - a tactic admission the President Donald Trump is not returning for a second term. She is the most senior member of the administration to depart since the election, which Trump has still not conceded.   Farah took the senior communications job in April 2020 as part of a team new Chief of Staff Mark Meadows brought in to shake up the press shop. She knew Meadows from when she worked for him on Capitol Hill. In September 2017 she became Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary and moved to the Pentagon in two years later to serve as its spokesperson.  White House communications director Alyssa Farah is resigning from her post, the first senior aide to leave since the election President Donald Trump has refused to concede the contest to...
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday refused to halt its previous ruling rejecting a last-ditch GOP bid to prevent further action on the certification of the 2020 election results in the state. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom WolfTom WolfPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College Trump cancels plans to attend Pennsylvania GOP event on election MORE (D) certified President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenLawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list GOP lawmaker blasts incoming freshman over allegations of presidential voter fraud Haaland has competition to be first Native American to lead Interior  MORE’s win early last week, making it unclear what effect, if any, the long-shot Republican legal challenge would have on the race. Still, GOP challengers will file an emergency injunction request Thursday afternoon to the U.S. Supreme Court before filing a more formal...
    President Trump used the trappings of a White House address to claim without evidence that widespread fraud cost him the 2020 election and promised to keep fighting to overturn the results in a pre-recorded video he said may be the "most important speech I've ever made." Trump has suffered a string of setbacks as his legal challenges were defeated in court. He has remained largely holed up at the White House as one by one his key allies, such as Attorney General William Barr, admitted there was no evidence of widespread fraud. But on Wednesday, Trump returned to the idea that fraud cost him the election, suggesting President-elect Joe Biden’s low profile on the campaign trail was suspicious – rather than down to coronavirus precautions. "My opponent was told to stay away from the election. Don't campaign. We don't need you. We've got it. This election is done,” he...
    A global pandemic, historic election, and economic crisis came together to make 2020 a year we all want to forget. It’s tested the mental fortitude of just about everyone—and has even broken a few brains along the way. And that was long before the election even happened. Now, with the daily “will-he-won’t-he” drama over whether Donald Trump will leave the White House puttering toward its inevitable end, many of the president’s supporters have been left adrift, unsure of where their futures may lead. Hide
    Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt warned that “a Republican president will probably never happen again” if America allows the continued use of mail-in ballots in future elections. On Fox & Friends, Earhardt and her colleagues reacted to Chris Krebs’ 60 Minutes interview where the former Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director drew the ire of President Donald Trump by once again debunking his voter fraud conspiracy theories. Earhardt reacted by bringing up Trump’s complaints to Maria Bartiromo that the FBI and the Justice Department aren’t investigating his unsubstantiated claims of mass voter fraud. Earlier, Earhardt voiced skepticism for mail-in ballots, even as she conceded that their use was necessary for the 2020 election while the coronavirus pandemic was still in effect. A lot of voters are concerned about this election. They want to make sure it was fair. We want to make sure mail-in ballots — if they are used...
    Donald Trump Jr. is launching a super PAC aimed at getting his father's supporters in Georgia to vote in the two upcoming Senate runoff elections there in January – in yet another sign the president is starting to admit defeat. Save the U.S. Senate PAC will start airing commercials this week featuring Don Jr., a person familiar with the plans told Politico, as Republicans grow more concerned that President Donald Trump's supporters will boycott the elections over increased fears of fraud. Ahead of the January 5 vote in Georgia, which will ultimately decide which party controls the Senate, Don Jr. will be featured in a series of television and radio commercials only aired on conservative stations to reach and mobilize Trump supporters in the Peach State. The super PAC will spend hundreds of thousands to run the ads statewide starting with radio and later this week focusing on television and...
    In the three weeks between the election loss of Donald Trump’s Joe Biden and his refusal to make concessions, Republicans have opened up about internal chaos, with one mocking his legal council’s “crazy” conspiracy theories. Washington Post, Quoting Interviews with 32 anonymous people “Senior executives, campaign assistants and other consultants President, As well as other key figures in his legal battle, described the period as “20 days of imagination and failure.” “I won when I told a close adviser, ‘Mad King George, murmur,’ that Trump, bound in the White House and out of public view after the election defeat, was angry and sometimes dizzy in private conversations,” I won. I won, “the newspaper said. Writes. The article quoted the same adviser who described Mr Biden’s aides as “clear-sighted” about Mr Biden’s election defeat, however, “encouraged him to continue fighting” by “scratching his itch”. “If he thinks he’s won, it’s...
    “It’s not like anyone can change my mind. I won’t have changed my mind in six months,” the outgoing US president told Fox News. “This election was rigged,” he said without providing any evidence. “We have largely won.” For his first television intervention since the November 3 election, Donald Trump repeated for 45 minutes his accusations of massive electoral fraud which would have cost him his re-election. Despite the US billionaire’s repeated accusations, his lawyers have suffered around 20 court defeats across the country, the latest in Pennsylvania where the state Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed a new complaint from his campaign team, reducing it to almost nil the possibility of modifying the results. The Republicans’ lawsuit called for either the invalidation of the votes by mail or the cancellation of the entire vote to leave the choice of the winner to state lawmakers. Which...
    DONALD Trump has again refused to accept defeat to Joe Biden, claiming the election was "the least secure ever" as he took aim at a former aide that he fired on Twitter. Former aide Chris Krebs was fired by Donald Trump by tweet on November 17, after he declared the 2020 election to be "the most secure in American history" during an interview on 60 Minutes. 3Donald Trump has again refused to accept his defeat to President-elect Joe Biden in a flurry of Sunday tweets Credit: The Mega Agency 3Chris Krebs was fired by the Trump Administration after his appearance on 60 Minutes earlier in NovemberCredit: CBS/60 Minutes 3Trump's legal team has yet to provide any evidence of voter fraud and election rigging that stands up in courtCredit: Getty Images - Getty During the interview Krebs, 43, insisted that the election was the most secure ever – and that Trump...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump doubled down on his claims that there was voting fraud in the election and that the Democrats' down-ballot defeat proves it last night. In a Twitter rant, the president said that there was "massive fraud" and that the 2020 election was rigged. 5Donald Trump continues to allege that there was widespread voter fraud in the US election Credit: Reuters 5The tweet was flagged as 'disputed'Credit: TWITTER Referring to a New York Times article from Saturday which spoke about how voters' disgust with Trump didn't translate into a rebuke of other Republicans, he said: "'Democrats suffered crushing down-ballot loss across America.' @nytimes. This is true. "All statehouses won, and in Washington we did great. So I led this great charge, and I’m the only one that lost? "No, it doesn’t work that way. This was a massive fraud, a RIGGED ELECTION!" The tweet was...
    President Donald Trump doubled down on his claim that the presidential election was rigged in a Sunday night tweet from the White House.  '"Democrats suffered crushing down-ballot loss across America." @nytimes. This is true,' Trump wrote, referring to a New York Times article from Saturday that explained how suburban voters' disgust with Trump, which was the key to Joe  Biden’s victory, did not translate into a rebuke of other Republicans. 'All statehouses won, and in Washington we did great. So I led this great charge, and I’m the only one that lost? No, it doesn’t work that way. This was a massive fraud, a RIGGED ELECTION!' Trump added. Trump's tweet was quickly flagged by Twitter as a claim that has been 'disputed'.  Shortly after the election was called in favor of Biden, Trump's team filed multiple suits alleging voter fraud in key states.  Scroll down for video   President Donald Trump...
    President Donald Trump doubled down on his claim that the presidential election was rigged in a Sunday night tweet from the White House.  '"Democrats suffered crushing down-ballot loss across America." @nytimes. This is true,' Trump wrote, referring to a New York Times article from Saturday that explained how suburban voters' disgust with Trump, which was the key to Joe  Biden’s victory, did not translate into a rebuke of other Republicans. 'All statehouses won, and in Washington we did great. So I led this great charge, and I’m the only one that lost? No, it doesn’t work that way. This was a massive fraud, a RIGGED ELECTION!' Trump added. Trump's tweet was quickly flagged by Twitter as a claim that has been 'disputed'.  Shortly after the election was called in favor of Biden, Trump's team filed multiple suits alleging voter fraud in key states.  Scroll down for video   President Donald Trump...
    Donald Trump was said to have been 'like Mad King George' following his election defeat, muttering 'I won, I won, I won', according to one close adviser.  The president then turned to loyalists like Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell who were 'willing to tell him what he wanted to hear', The Washington Post reports.  Both Trump and Giuliani, his personal attorney, have repeatedly claimed that Democrats falsified mail-in ballots to steal the election. As recently as Thanksgiving the president is said to have been asking aides: 'Do you think it was stolen?' British King George III is widely referred to as the 'Mad King' after suffering episodes of mania during his reign. He is most remembered as the king who lost the American colonies. The King suffered serious bouts of illness in 1788-89 and again in 1801, George became permanently deranged in 1810. Donald Trump was said to have been 'like...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans have scheduled a meeting at a hotel in downtown Phoenix on Monday to discuss the Nov. 3 election and President Donald Trump's defeat. The event was billed as a “fact-finding hearing" featuring members of Trump's legal team and members of the Arizona Legislature, but top leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature told The Associated Press that the planned gathering was not an official legislative event. According to press release by state Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro-Valley, the gathering is intended “to hear testimony and view evidence related to allegations of electoral compromise related to the 2020 election." A similar event was held Wednesday in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. No evidence of fraud or hacking of voting machines has emerged during this election in Arizona. Five challenges have been filed in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix since Nov. 3 and four of those have been dismissed. An initial hearing...
    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday's presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending a dispute in which opponents said election fraud was committed. Former Finance Minister Zephirin Diabre met Kabore on Friday night to congratulate him, Kabore said in a post on Twitter. A spokesman for Diabre confirmed the concession. It leaves Kabore free to tackle major challenges facing the landlocked West African country, including fighting Islamist groups that have killed more than 2,000 people in attacks this year and made large areas of the North and East ungovernable. Kabore won 57.87% of the vote, the official tally from the electoral commission showed on Thursday. He needed over 50% to avoid a second round. Opposition leaders had accused the Kabore camp of "massive fraud" before and after the vote. However, they produced no conclusive evidence of...
    By Thiam Ndiaga | Reuters OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso’s main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending a dispute in which opponents said election fraud was committed. Former Finance Minister Zephirin Diabre met Kabore on Friday night to congratulate him, Kabore said in a post on Twitter. A spokesman for Diabre confirmed the concession. It leaves Kabore free to tackle major challenges facing the landlocked West African country, including fighting Islamist groups that have killed more than 2,000 people in attacks this year and made large areas of the North and East ungovernable. Kabore won 57.87% of the vote, the official tally from the electoral commission showed on Thursday. He needed over 50% to avoid a second round. Opposition leaders had accused the Kabore camp of “massive fraud” before and after the vote....
    “Biden will only be able to enter the White House as president if he can prove that his ridiculous ‘80,000,000 votes’ were not obtained fraudulently or illegally,” said Donald Trump in this new tweet. “When you see what happened in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, massive electoral fraud, he has a big, intractable problem!” Continues the 45th President of the United States. This tweet published the day after Thanksgiving, an important holiday in the United States, comes after Donald Trump had yet taken another step towards accepting his defeat. On the occasion of the presentation of wishes to the armed forces on Thursday, he was questioned as to whether he was ready to formally admit defeat if the college of the electors confirmed that the Democrat Joe Biden will be the next American president. “It will be something very difficult to accept, because we know...
    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals rejected President Donald Trump’s most recent attempt to push forward election fraud claims in Pennsylvania on Friday, dealing the campaign yet another legal defeat. The appeals court upheld a lower court’s dismissal of the Trump campaign lawsuit, which calls for throwing out categories of mail-in ballots. In addition to killing the suit, the ruling also does away with any possibility of an injunction to overturn the certification of Pennsylvania’s election results, which declared President-elect Joe Biden the winner early this week. (RELATED: Judge Orders Halt To Certification Of Pennsylvania Election Results After State Already Certified Them) The Third Cir. has rejected Trump’s appeal. Decisively. “Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.” pic.twitter.com/cLSY9cZkSh — Brad Heath (@bradheath)...
    The worst shot I've ever played in golf came on an excruciatingly public stage. It happened two years ago at the world-famous Carnoustie course in Scotland as I was competing in the prestigious televised Alfred Dunhill Links Championship where, uniquely, amateurs get to play with professionals in a tour event. 'And now, on the first tee, journalist and broadcaster Piers Morgan,' declared the announcer, prompting a splattering of applause from the 500-strong crowd. It was 9am, it was cold, wet and windy, and I was suffering from both the ravages of four consecutive days of hard golf and a rather fierce hangover. I took out my driver, strode forward with all the confidence of an ageing three-legged gazelle into a lion compound, and smashed my first shot of the day low and hard straight into a small stone bridge 40 yards in front of me. The ball ricocheted off the...
    One by one, the key states certify their results in favor of their rival. One by one, the Trump team’s legal actions fail, sometimes impatiently rejected by the judges for lack of merit. But nothing helps. It has been more than two weeks since Democrat Joe Biden was declared the winner of the US presidential election, but the outgoing president refuses to publicly admit that he has lost, and will have to give him his place in the White House on January 20. Nothing was on his official agenda Wednesday, but behind the scenes, a trip was being prepared in the key state of Pennsylvania, which certified the victory of its rival the day before. The Republican billionaire was to join his colorful lawyer Rudy Giuliani in .sburg for a senatorial commission of this state on “problems” supposed during the ballot of November 3, according...
    Republican gubernatorial nominee Loren Culp, who refused to enforce mask requirements at his rallies, is now refusing to concede his loss to Jay Inslee despite losing by over 500,000 votes. Loren Culp, the extremist police chief nominated by Republicans who lost Washington state’s November gubernatorial race to incumbent Democrat Jay Inslee by a whopping 545,000 votes (and a 57-43 percentage margin) is following in Donald Trump’s footsteps: Culp is claiming that somehow Democratic fraud cheated him out of the victory, and is attacking his fellow Republicans along the way. Culp’s campaign manager, Chris Gergen, began the pushback last week by posting a conspiracy-theory-fueled video to Facebook insisting that Culp “is not, under any circumstances, going to concede this race,” claiming that he had evidence of massive voting by ineligible foreign workers in the U.S. using H-1B visas. Then Culp chimed in too, confirming he wouldn’t concede, insisting he only wanted to...
    Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Az.) compared himself to a Nazi ally on Monday while arguing that the war against President Donald Trump’s election loss must continue indefinitely. Hide Gosar, a legislator who has amplified the QAnon conspiracy theory in the past, pointed to an infamous Japanese soldier who refused to admit defeat after World War II while encouraging fellow Trump supporters to keep fighting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Hide “The America First agenda is just in its infancy. There are 75 million of us,” Gosar tweeted. “Also. Did you know some Japanese soldiers kept fighting for decades after the war?” The America First agenda is just in its infancy. There are 75 million of us. Also. Did you know some Japanese soldiers kept fighting for decades after the war? @Cernovich @ali @kelliwardaz pic.twitter.com/w74Dfvw3fX— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) November 24, 2020 But the tweet—which points to a Wikipedia...
    Rudy Giuliani revealed Monday that he was 'exaggerating' when he said there were more votes cast in Detroit than there are citizens – even though Donald Trump has used that same exact claim as an argument to overturn the election. 'The city of Detroit probably had more voters than it had citizens,' the president's personal lawyer spearheading election lawsuits told Fox Business on Monday. 'I'm exaggerating a bit,' he immediately admitted to host Lou Dobbs. 'But all you have to do is look at statistical data and you can see the fraud was rampant and out of control.' Despite Giuliani's immediate walk back, Trump has used this same claim in the past. 'In Detroit, there are FAR MORE VOTES THAN PEOPLE. Nothing can be done to cure that giant scam. I win Michigan!' the president posted to Twitter last Wednesday. Giuliani's comments also came as the Michigan Board of Canvassers,...
    By DAVID EGGERT, ZEKE MILLER and COLLEEN LONG LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan election officials on Monday certified President-elect Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state, another defeat for President Donald Trump in his futile effort to undermine the results of the Nov. 3 election through baseless legal challenges and unsupported claims of fraud. Trump’s effort to stave off the inevitable — formal recognition of his defeat — is facing increasingly stiff resistance from the courts and fellow Republicans with just three weeks to go until the Electoral College meets to certify Biden’s victory. Time and again, Trump’s challenges and baseless allegations of widespread conspiracy and fraud have been met with rejection as states move forward with confirming their results. In Michigan, the Board of State Canvassers, which has two Republicans and two Democrats, confirmed the state results on a 3-0 vote with one GOP abstention. Trump and his allies...
    The four-person split-party panel who certifies presidential elections in Michigan voted Monday afternoon 3-1 to confirm Joe Biden’s popular vote win in the swing state. The vote is yet another blow to Donald Trump’s pressure campaign to overturn the presidential election, which includes mounting several lawsuits in battleground states like Michigan. The Michigan Board of State Canvassers Vice Chairman Norman Shinkle, a Republican, expressed his objections to certifying Biden’s victory due to irregularities and errors in the voting and tabulation process – and he voted to abstain on Monday. After hearing from clerks and volunteers who worked at and observed ballot tabulation, the four members voted to certify the election. Shinkle’s fellow Republican panel member Aaron Van Langevelde voted to certify the election, but maintained a post-election audit needs to be conducted. He also said any complaints of election fraud need to be investigated and, if found, prosecuted. Ahead of...
    US President Donald Trump would seriously consider running for re-election in 2024, reports the US channel CBS News, which relies on the words of a campaign adviser and an ally of the current tenant of the White House. The president is said to have discussed this with his main advisers. If this information is correct, it would mean that the US president recognizes his defeat in this year’s presidential election. What he had refused to do until now.
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's friends and allies are increasingly doing what he will not: acknowledging the reality that Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States. Steve Schwarzman, a Trump confidant and Blackstone Group CEO, became the latest Trump ally to recognize Biden as President-elect and publicly signal to Trump that it is time to move on, speaking out a day after another Trump friend and adviser, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, called Trump's legal team a "national embarrassment." Trump Transition Trump campaign requests Georgia recount that's unlikely to change his loss in the state Federal judge dismisses Trump campaign Pennsylvania lawsuit Trump tweets about election results and skips session on pandemic during G20 Analysis: Trump's attempt to steal the election unravels as coronavirus cases surge MAP: Full election results "The outcome is very certain today and the country should move on," Schwarzman said Monday...
    A key member of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE's inner circle, who first defended the president's challenging of the 2020 presidential election results amid unfounded claims of fraud, indicated in an interview published by Axios on Monday that he thinks President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE won and “the country should move on.”  "I'm a fan of a good process," Blackstone CEO and top Trump confidant Steve Schwarzman told the outlet. "In my comments three days after the election, I was trying to be a voice of reason and express why it's in the national interest to have all Americans believe...
    Reuters November 23, 2020 0 Comments U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign and his allies have suffered a string of judicial defeats in their bid to prevent states from certifying President-Elect Joe Biden as the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential election. On Saturday, a federal judge in Pennsylvania said Trump’s challenge to mail-in ballots in the state had been “haphazardly stitched together” like “Frankenstein’s monster.” Several Trump campaign lawsuits have been dismissed, and legal experts said the remaining cases do not give Trump, a Republican, a viable path to overturning the election results. Below is a list of litigation that could play out in the coming days. JUDGE TOSSES SUIT TO BLOCK BIDEN’S PENNSYLVANIA WIN The Trump campaign sued on Nov. 9 to prevent Biden, a Democrat, from being certified by election officials as the winner in Pennsylvania. The lawsuit said Republican observers were denied access to the counting...
    By Makini Brice and Jan Wolfe (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and his allies have suffered a string of judicial defeats in their bid to prevent states from certifying President-Elect Joe Biden as the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential election. On Saturday, a federal judge in Pennsylvania said Trump's challenge to mail-in ballots in the state had been "haphazardly stitched together" like "Frankenstein's monster." Several Trump campaign lawsuits have been dismissed, and legal experts said the remaining cases do not give Trump, a Republican, a viable path to overturning the election results. Below is a list of litigation that could play out in the coming days. JUDGE TOSSES SUIT TO BLOCK BIDEN'S PENNSYLVANIA WIN The Trump campaign sued on Nov. 9 to prevent Biden, a Democrat, from being certified by election officials as the winner in Pennsylvania. The lawsuit said Republican observers were denied access to the...
    Reuters November 22, 2020 0 Comments After a scathing court setback in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump faces increased pressure from his fellow Republicans to drop his effort to overturn the U.S. presidential election and concede to Democrat Joe Biden. Since Biden was declared the winner two weeks ago, Trump has launched a barrage of lawsuits and mounted a pressure campaign to prevent states from certifying their vote totals. So far, attempts to thwart certification have failed in courts in Georgia, Michigan and Arizona. On Saturday, Matthew Brann, a Republican federal judge nominated by former President Barack Obama, dismissed a similar effort in Pennsylvania, writing that the case amounted to “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations.” For Trump to have any hope of remaining in the White House, he needs to eliminate Biden’s 81,000-vote lead in Pennsylvania. The state is due to begin certifying its results on Monday....
    By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a scathing court setback in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump faces increased pressure from his fellow Republicans to drop his effort to overturn the U.S. presidential election and concede to Democrat Joe Biden. Since Biden was declared the winner two weeks ago, Trump has launched a barrage of lawsuits and mounted a pressure campaign to prevent states from certifying their vote totals. So far, attempts to thwart certification have failed in courts in Georgia, Michigan and Arizona. On Saturday, Matthew Brann, a Republican federal judge nominated by former President Barack Obama, dismissed a similar effort in Pennsylvania, writing that the case amounted to "strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations." For Trump to have any hope of remaining in the White House, he needs to eliminate Biden's 81,000-vote lead in Pennsylvania. The state is due to begin certifying its results on Monday. Trump's...
    CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang tried to dislodge a comment from President Donald Trump as he fled a press conference without taking questions, repeatedly shouting “Mr. President, are you being a sore loser?” Often, the real action in White House briefings happens at the end, as the principle is striding away from the podium — particularly when circumstances dictate a bunker mentality from the administration. Such was the case Friday when CNN’s Kaitlan Collins called out press secretary Kayleigh McEnany for failing to take questions from more reporters. And when Trump began to walk off the platform following a press conference on prescription drug prices Friday afternoon, Ms. Jiang tried to extract a comment on his defeat at the hands of President-elect Joe Biden. “Mr. President, are you being a sore loser?” Jiang shouted from the front row of the Brady Briefing Room, then repeated “Are you...
    In an interview on Friday, Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera argued that President Donald Trump needs to finally accept that the 2020 presidential election is over and Democrat Joe Biden won, Mediaite reported. Speaking with host Jeanine Pirro, Rivera said that it is understandable Trump is contesting the results, given that Democrats have spent the past four years doing everything in their power to “undermine” his presidency. He pointed to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference as evidence that Trump had to endure unprecedented attacks from day one. “I understand how angry he is about the way he was treated,” Rivera noted. “But I love the guy, and I just want him to recognize the reality that this is over,” he added. “Are you kidding me?” Pirro responded, prompting Rivera to point out that Biden won millions more votes than his opponent, who has no path...
    President Donald Trump spoke in the White House briefing room Friday for an announcement on lowering prescription drug prices, but he couldn’t resist making going off on the election yet again. Trump has made very few public appearances since the election was called for Joe Biden, but he has been very active on Twitter pushing baseless claims about the election as his legal team continues fighting election results in several states, including that bonkers Rudy Giuliani press conference Thursday. In the middle of talking about lowering drug prices, Trump went on a digression about Big Pharma, saying, “I’ve devoted myself to fighting for the American people. You see that. This is not an easy thing to do.” And then he falsely claimed yet again that he has won the election: “Big Pharma ran million dollars of negative advertisements against me during the campaign. Which I won, by the way....
    “I largely won”, “the Democrats cheated” … These sentences, Donald Trump has repeated almost daily for more than two weeks. While the American media announced the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential election on Saturday, November 7, the current tenant of the White House has still not changed his tone since then, multiplying the accusations and the legal procedures to denounce a poll which he considers rigged. A behavior that Joe Biden regretted, this Thursday, November 19, during a press point in Wilmington, Delaware. “I think Americans are witnessing incredible irresponsibility, incredibly damaging messages sent to the rest of the world on how democracy works,” said the president-elect. “I don’t know his motives but I think it is totally irresponsible.” In Donald Trump’s camp, some have also expressed doubts about the relevance of the billionaire’s actions and his chances of winning the presidential...
     President Donald Trump is set to hold a press conference on Friday about lowering drug prices. It is the second time that Trump will speak publicly since his election defeat. He has not spoken about the election since Nov. 5, when the race had not yet been called. According to the White House, Trump will discuss lowering prescription drug prices “for all Americans,” at 2:30 p.m. ET. Earlier on Friday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany held her first press briefing since early October, during which she declined to comment on Tucker Carlson’s criticism of the Trump campaign’s election lawsuits, was asked when Trump would concede the election to Joe Biden, called CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins an “activist,” and was heckled by Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem who screamed, “When are you gonna admit you lost?” Watch live above via the White House. Have a tip we...
    (CNN)Much as he demands we see him as a man with an uncanny knack for winning, Donald Trump is ending his presidency by proving that his big talent may be his extraordinary ability to defeat himself. In fact, it seems that he only feels successful when he goes his own way, even if the path takes him over a cliff. Exhibit 1A in the case for Trump's irrational self-destructive impulse is the way he urged his supporters to challenge the Covid-19 pandemic and go vote for him in person on Election Day. According to Georgia's Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, this strategy backfired as more than 24,000 Republicans who participated in the state primaries did not vote at all on November 3. Trump's margin of defeat in the state was about 13,000. "In effect, what you're doing is you are suppressing your own voters," Raffensperger told Bloomberg. "I...
    Reuters November 20, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump will meet with Republican leaders from Michigan at the White House on Friday as his campaign pursues an increasingly desperate bid to overturn the Nov. 3 election result following a series of courtroom defeats. The Trump campaign’s latest strategy, as described by three people familiar with the plan, is to convince Republican-controlled legislatures in battleground states won by Biden, such as Michigan, to undermine the results. “The entire election frankly in all the swing states should be overturned and the legislatures should make sure that the electors are selected for Trump,” Sidney Powell, one of Trump’s lawyers, told Fox Business television on Thursday. President-elect Joe Biden, a Democrat, won the election and is preparing to take office on Jan. 20, but Trump, a Republican, has refused to concede and is searching for a way to invalidate the results, claiming widespread...
    Business leaders are turning on Donald Trump claiming he can still continue litigating the results of the election while cooperating with Joe Biden's transition team. CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Tom Donohue, a longtime confidant of Republican presidents, acknowledged to Axios in a report published Thursday that Biden is the winner of the presidential election. Donohue said in a statement that Trump 'should not delay the transition a moment longer.' 'President-elect Biden and the team around him have a wealth of executive branch experience that should allow them to hit the ground running,' the Chamber of Commerce boss said. '[W]hile the Trump administration can continue litigating to confirm election outcomes, for the sake of Americans' safety and well-being, it should not delay the transition a moment longer.' Other business leaders have also acknowledged Biden's victory, and called for the transition of power. The Business Roundtable, which represents top CEOs,...
    (CNN)Both allies and enemies alike of Donald Trump are bracing themselves this week for foreign policy bombshells dropped by a furious US President lashing out over his election defeat.While Trump wages a legal fight at home over what he falsely alleges is election fraud, he announced a precipitous drawdown of US troops in Afghanistan, recklessly fulfilling a campaign promise. The Afghan government fears the move puts their country in danger of being overrun by the Taliban, while even some in the President's own party have questioned his intent. Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger condemned the order as "an attempt to hobble the next administration." Kinzinger, a former US airman who flew combat missions in Afghanistan, warned that those troops who remain can do little except protect themselves. "With 2,500 troops all you have left is enough troops to defend the remaining troops," he told CNN's New Day on Wednesday.US President Donald...
    WASHINGTON – When Kamala Harris returned to the Senate this week for the first time as vice president-elect, her Republican colleagues offered their congratulations and Sen. Lindsey Graham greeted her with a fist bump. It was a sign that many Republicans have privately acknowledged what they refuse to say openly: Democrat Joe Biden and Harris won the election and will take office in January. The GOP's public silence on the reality of Biden's victory amounts to tacit approval of Trump's baseless claims of election fraud. That has significant repercussions, delaying the transition during a deadly pandemic, sowing public doubt and endangering Biden’s ability to lead the portion of the country that may question his legitimacy. “The real-world consequences are perilous,” said Eddie Glaude, chair of the Department of African American studies at Princeton University. “The long-term implications are calcifying the doubt about the election and what that means for the...
    By JONATHAN LEMIRE and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When Kamala Harris returned to the Senate this week for the first time as vice president-elect, her Republican colleagues offered their congratulations and Sen. Lindsey Graham greeted her with a fist bump. It was a sign that many Republicans have privately acknowledged what they refuse to say openly: Democrat Joe Biden and Harris won the election and will take office in January. The GOP's public silence on the reality of Biden's victory amounts to tacit approval of Trump's baseless claims of election fraud. That has significant repercussions, delaying the transition during a deadly pandemic, sowing public doubt and endangering Biden’s ability to lead the portion of the country that may question his legitimacy. “The real-world consequences are perilous,” said Eddie Glaude, chair of the Department of African American studies at Princeton University. “The long-term implications are calcifying the doubt...
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