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            by Julie Kelly  An October 29 story in the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that election officials in several Pennsylvania counties were debating how to alert voters that their mail-in ballot might not meet state requirements. “Officials across Pennsylvania are trying to help voters fix mail ballots that would otherwise be disqualified because of technical mistakes in completing them, creating a patchwork of policies around how—or even whether—people are notified and given a chance to make their votes count,” reporter Jonathan Lai explained. Some jurisdictions were contacting voters directly; one county, according to the paper, sent the “flawed” ballots back to the voters. But there was a much bigger story behind Lai’s article: Election officials clearly violated the law by...
    RUDY Giuliani revealed Donald Trump's team is checking graveyards for the names of dead Americans they suspect "voted" through mail-in ballots. Trump's lawyer railed against "corruption and fraud" and claimed thousands of mail-in ballots were submitted by dead people at a public hearing on the election in Pennsylvania. 11Rudy Giuliani spoke at the Pennsylvania State Legislature's Public Hearing on the 2020 presidential election 11Rudy Giuliani said: 'We're checking the records of cemeteries around Philadelphia'Credit: AP:Associated Press 11Trump supporters stand outside the public hearing on the president's election claimsCredit: EPA President Trump was reportedly expected to join the 12.30pm public hearing, but the trip was called when a member of his campaign tested positive for coronavirus, CNN reported. According to reports,...
    Donald Trump has demanded to know why 'so-called Republican' Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia Secretary of State, is not allowing his legal team to view signatures on mail-in ballots.  The president even suggested that Raffensperger may have refused because he was scared of influential Democrat Stacey Abrams, who has been credited with helping Georgia turn blue in the election. 'Why isn’t the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a so-called Republican, allowing us to look at signatures on envelopes for verification? We will find tens of thousands of fraudulent and illegal votes,' Trump tweeted late Tuesday night.  'This could also be very helpful to Sen. David Perdue and Sen. (Kelly) Loeffler. Why is he afraid of Stacey Abrams? We don’t need the ballots — we only...
    The discovery of mail-in ballots cast by dead voters has emerged as an issue in the neck-and-neck race between first-term upstate Democratic Rep. Anthony Brindisi and rival Republican Claudia Tenney. Tenney, who held the seat before being ousted by Brindis, was ahead by a razor-thin 100 votes as the two campaigns appeared before a state judge who will rule on hundreds of disputed absentee and affidavit ballots that could determine the winner. Madison County Attorney Tina Wayland-Smith reported that election officials there disqualified absentee ballots filed by three “deceased” voters” in a filing with state Supreme Court Justice Scott Del Conte, who is overseeing the count in Oswego County. Madison is one of the eight counties included in the...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The state Supreme Court has ruled that Allegheny County should count mail-in ballots that were received by Election Day even though the voters failed to date the outside envelope of their ballot. Some 2,300 ballots were signed — and made it by the deadline — but were challenged by state Senate candidate Nicole Ziccarelli. RELATED STORIES: Allegheny Co. Board Of Elections Votes 2-1 To Certify General Election ResultsState Senate Race Between Democrat Jim Brewster GOP Challenger Nicole Ziccarelli Tied Allegheny County Judge Rules Certain Mail-In Ballots Without Declaration Dates May Be Counted, But State Supreme Court Will Decide Allegheny County Board Of Elections Votes To Count More Than 2,000 Ballots Without Declaration Dates The...
    Luzerne County employees open mail-in ballots to be counted at the elections board in Wilkes-Barre. Pennsylvania mail-in ballots are being counted with about fifty thousand in total, Luzerne County hopes to finish tonight.Aimee Dilger | LightRocket | Getty Images The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday dealt the Trump campaign yet another legal loss, ruling that mail-in ballots cast in the state's presidential election can be counted even if a voter failed to completely fill out the envelope. The ruling comes on the heels of a federal judge's decision in the state that dismissed the campaign's request to block certification of votes expected to confirm a victory there for President-elect Joe Biden. President Donald Trump's campaign has consistently lost or withdraw...
    Republican Rep. Mike Kelly has filed suit to stop his state from certifying its election results. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to block Pennsylvania from declaring Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election hours before the state is set to certify its vote. Kelly's emergency request to block the certification comes after he filed a separate lawsuit on Saturday in which he asked a judge to throw out all mail-in ballots in the state. That suit goes on to request that if the judge won't throw out all of the mail-in ballots, that he instead invalidate the entire election result and let Pennsylvania's...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Congressman Mike Kelly and congressional candidate Sean Parnell are requesting the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania to declare universal mail-in voting unconstitutional in the state and deny the votes of the majority of Pennsylvanians who voted by mail in the Nov. 3 election. In the official request, the plaintiffs specifically cite issue with Act 77 and its “universal mail-in ballot provisions.” They allege that the provisions that allow all qualified electors to vote by mail in Pennsylvania are unconstitutional. As such, they are calling for mail-in ballots that they allege do not meet “Constitutional requirements” to not be certified and for only “legal votes” to be certified or for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to...
    Congressman Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, one of President Trump’s top House allies, filed a lawsuit Saturday aimed at throwing out 2.6 million mail-in votes in his home state — claiming the state law allowing them is unconstitutional. Meanwhile, Republicans in Michigan are attempting to delay that state’s scheduled Monday certification, days after a dramatic battle over the election results in Detroit’s Wayne County drew Trump’s attention. The Kelly lawsuit seeks to halt the certification of the results of the Nov. 3 election in the Keystone State, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Joe Biden’s 81,000-vote victory in Pennsylvania is set to be officially declared on Monday. The case parallels a Friday filing by the Trump campaign itself that asked a federal court...
    (Reuters) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign said on Saturday they are seeking expedited appeal of a Pennsylvania judge's ruling against their effort to throw out mail-in ballots. A federal judge earlier on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump's campaign that sought to throw out millions of mail-in votes in Pennsylvania, dealing a major blow to its flailing efforts to overturn his Nov. 3 election loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. In a statement, Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, senior legal adviser to Trump's 2020 campaign, said they hoped to take the case to the Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. (Reporting by Raphael Satter; Editing by Dan Grebler) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters....
    By RON TODT, Associated Press Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly is leading a suit filed Saturday in Pennsylvania challenging the use of mail-in ballots predominately cast by Democrats in lifting Joe Biden to victory in the presidential race in the state and seeking to block certification of the election results. The lawsuit was filed in the state Commonwealth Court, just two days before the deadline for counties to certify the results of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, and marks the latest attempt in court by Republicans, including President Donald Trump, to overturn Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs contend that the GOP-controlled Legislature never followed the proper constitutional procedures to expand exceptions to in-person voting to institute a system of...
    Congressman Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, one of President Trump’s top House allies, filed a lawsuit Saturday aimed at throwing out 2.6 million mail-in votes in his home state — claiming the state law allowing them is unconstitutional. Meanwhile, Republicans in Michigan are attempting to delay that state’s scheduled Monday certification, days after a dramatic battle over the election results in Detroit’s Wayne County drew Trump’s attention. The Kelly lawsuit seeks to halt the certification of the results of the Nov. 3 election in the Keystone State, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Joe Biden’s 81,000-vote victory in Pennsylvania is set to be officially declared on Monday. The case parallels a Friday filing by the Trump campaign itself that asked a federal court...
    As he endorsed the certification of the November 3rd General Election from the Governor’s Ceremonial Office at the Georgia State Capitol, Governor Brian Kemp delivered the following remarks regarding the results of the 2020 election in Georgia on Friday: “Good afternoon. COVID-19 has introduced numerous challenges to county and state elections officials as they work to keep Georgia elections secure, accessible, and fair. Given the record number of absentee ballots and narrow margin in the November 3rd election for president in Georgia, I joined many in backing a hand recount and urging a thorough investigation into any voting irregularities. The Secretary of State oversaw a complete audit which revealed significant...
    On Friday, Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) pushed for a bipartisan group to examine the mail-in ballots in the upcoming January 5 Georgia Senate runoffs. Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) are both seeking to fend off Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade asked Loeffler if she agrees with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) that Georgia’s current system to verify signatures on mail-in ballots is ripe for fraud. With the Senate majority hinging on the Georgia runoff, Loeffler agreed with Graham. She emphasized that every legal vote should be counted since “everything is on the line.” “Lindsey’s right,” Loeffler responded. “We need a bipartisan look at these signatures at these ballots and make sure that every...
    A tidal wave of absentee ballots has swept embattled Democratic state senators back into office — enabling them to overcome substantial deficits with their Republican rivals in the machine count on Election Day. Sens. Andrew Gounardes of Brooklyn and James Gaughran of Long Island both emerged victorious after tough challenges from their GOP opponents, who were in the lead by thousands of votes on Election Day. Gounardes trailed GOP rival Vito Bruno about 6,000 votes in the machine count. But Gournardes, a first-term Democrat representing the 22nd district in southern Brooklyn that includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Marine Park, was up by 1,800 votes over Bruno after scooping up more than three-quarters of the 12,744 mail-in ballots. “It...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, a Butler Republican, says all states should count mail-in ballots before Election Day. He’s introduced a bill in Congress to require that, along with some other provisions that he says will protect election integrity. Not everyone agrees. “There’s a reason that three key states did not have their elections called on Election Night – Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin,” ACLU legal director Vic Walczak told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Wednesday. “And the reason is that the legislatures in all three states, which are all controlled by Republicans, refused to change the law to allow the counties to start counting ballots earlier.” To correct that, Kelly has a bill to require all...
    A tidal wave of absentee ballots has swept embattled Democratic state senators back into office — enabling them to overcome substantial deficits with their Republican rivals in the machine count on Election Day. Sens. Andrew Gounardes of Brooklyn and James Gaughran of Long Island both emerged victorious after tough challenges from their GOP opponents, who were in the lead by thousands of votes on Election Day. Gounardes trailed GOP rival Vito Bruno about 6,000 votes in the machine count. But Gournardes, a first-term Democrat representing the 22nd district in southern Brooklyn that includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Marine Park, was up by 1,800 votes over Bruno after scooping up more than three-quarters of the 12,744 mail-in ballots. “It...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An Allegheny County judge ruled on Wednesday that 2,349 mail-in ballots can be counted because they were received by Election Day even though the voters failed to date the outside envelope of their ballot. It’s one of several technicalities that election officials and the courts are sorting through in this election. Should your mail-in ballot count if your forget to date it, or if you use a red pen instead of a black or blue one? How about if you fail to sign the outside envelope, or forget to use the secrecy envelope? These are among the questions that the courts are now considering. “We think, the General Assembly thinks, that those requirements are not negotiable, are...
    A trio of ethics experts who have been outspoken critics of President TrumpDonald John Trump46 percent of voters say Trump should concede immediately: poll Michigan county reverses course, votes unanimously to certify election results GOP senator: Trump shouldn't fire top cybersecurity official MORE called on the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate Sen. Lindsay Graham’s (R-S.C.) communications with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) regarding mail-in votes. Former federal ethics watchdog Walter ShaubWalter Michael ShaubInterior 'propaganda' video and tweets may violate ethics laws, experts say Louisiana House candidate fundraises off opponent's tweet about wife's 'premonition' dream Trump breaks with precedent on second night of convention MORE, George W. Bush-era ethics lawyer Richard Painter and Claire Finkelstein, the director of the...
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected the Trump campaign’s complaint that observers were not given adequate access to watch the counting process, holding Tuesday that the law did not specify that observers had to be close enough to see details. Observers complained that they were kept so far away in Philadelphia that they could not see the markings on absentee ballot envelopes. The campaign lost at the trial court, won on appeal at the commonwealth court, but lost again at the state Supreme Court. The decision was a 5-2 split for Pennsylvania’s highest court, reflecting the partisan divide among the judges. In September, a majority on the court ordered vote-by-mail ballots to be accepted up to three days after Election Day,...
    As judges around the U.S. continue to dismiss claims of voter fraud by President Trump and his supporters, prosecutors and election officials in Los Angeles County said Tuesday that they had uncovered evidence of an actual attempt to fix an election — albeit a small, local one. Carlos Antonio De Bourbon Montenegro, 53, and Marcos Raul Arevalo, 34, were charged with multiple counts of voter fraud after allegedly trying to register 8,000 “fictitious, nonexistent or deceased” voters to receive mail-in ballots. The scheme was part of an illicit bid by Montenegro to become mayor of Hawthorne, according to a criminal complaint made public Tuesday. As Montenegro and Arevalo allegedly used three recently registered post office boxes and Montenegro’s home...
    (CNN)Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina acknowledged on Tuesday that his efforts to probe state officials went beyond Georgia into two other states where Democratic President-elect Joe Biden also won, while President Donald Trump sought to discredit the result of the election.Graham, a top Trump ally, defended his outreach to officials in Arizona, Nevada and Georgia as an attempt to learn how these states validate signatures on mail-in ballots, arguing it was part of his effort to determine whether any changes needed to be made. But the senator revealed to CNN that he had privately pushed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for tougher mail-in voting rules in the Peach State ahead of two crucial runoff elections on January...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After new court filings over the weekend led some to think the Trump campaign was backing away from its claims of improprieties in Pennsylvania’s election, the campaign said on Monday that it still wants thousands of votes disqualified. On Sunday, the Trump campaign amended its federal lawsuit by striking out a number of its claims against Allegheny County and five other counties that voted for Joe Biden. Lawyers against Trump saw a significant concession. “They’re not even alleging fraud. There’s no evidence of it, not even an allegation of it. What they are saying is that there are all these improprieties,” said Vic Walczak, the legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, which represents...
    Loading the player... President Donald Trump’s campaign is withdrawing a central part of its lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania, where Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump to capture the state and help win the White House. Ahead of a Tuesday hearing in the case, Trump’s campaign dropped the allegation that hundreds of thousands of mail-in and absentee ballots — 682,479, to be precise — were illegally processed without its representatives watching. The campaign’s slimmed-down lawsuit, filed in federal court on Sunday, maintains the aim of blocking Pennsylvania from certifying a victory for Biden in the state, and it maintains its claim that Democratic voters were treated more favorably than Republican voters. Read More: GOP...
    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania -- President Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday withdrew a central part of its lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania, where Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump to capture the state and help win the White House.Ahead of a Tuesday hearing in the case, Trump's campaign dropped the allegation that hundreds of thousands of mail-in and absentee ballots - 682,479, to be precise - were illegally processed without its representatives watching.The campaign's slimmed-down lawsuit, filed in federal court on Sunday, maintains the aim of blocking Pennsylvania from certifying a victory for Biden in the state, and it maintains its claim that Democratic voters were treated more favorably than Republican voters.SEE ALSO: Nov. 3 election...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign is withdrawing a central part of its lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania, where Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump to capture the state and help win the White House. Ahead of a Tuesday hearing in the case, Trump’s campaign dropped the allegation that hundreds of thousands of mail-in and absentee ballots — 682,479, to be precise — were illegally processed without its representatives watching. The campaign’s slimmed-down lawsuit, filed in federal court on Sunday, maintains the aim of blocking Pennsylvania from certifying a victory for Biden in the state, and it maintains its claim that Democratic voters were treated more favorably than Republican voters. The Associated Press...
    DONALD Trump's campaign has dropped a claim that 700,000 ballots were illegally cast in Pennsylvania, a key part of his attempts to stop the certification of the election results in the state. Despite the step, the outgoing president continues to make unfounded claims of election fraud and insist: "I WON THE ELECTION!" 3Donald Trump's campaign has abandoned a claim that 700,000 ballots were illegally cast in PennsylvaniaCredit: EPA 3A poll watcher observes the Pennsylvania ballot countCredit: AP:Associated Press Ahead of a Tuesday hearing for a lawsuit brought by the campaign, Trump's legal team withdrew an attempt to have 682,479 mail-in and absentee votes voided. The attempt was based on claims that the votes were processed without representatives...
    By MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign is withdrawing a central part of its lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania, where Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump to capture the state and help win the White House. Ahead of a Tuesday hearing in the case, Trump’s campaign dropped the allegation that hundreds of thousands of mail-in and absentee ballots — 682,479, to be precise — were illegally processed without its representatives watching. The campaign's slimmed-down lawsuit, filed in federal court on Sunday, maintains the aim of blocking Pennsylvania from certifying a victory for Biden in the state, and it maintains its claim that Democratic voters were treated more favorably...
    The pandemic produced one good thing: mail ballots for every California voter. And regardless of our fired president’s nonsensical claims, they were cast without a scent of fraud. That was anticipated based on the history of clean mail balloting. And it was forecast by practically everyone except pugnacious President Donald Trump and his Republican lemmings. Regardless of their moaning about potential corruption, Republicans actually came out ahead in much of the California voting. They picked up some congressional seats and beat back a few Democratic ballot measures. Virus or no virus, California should continue to send every active registered voter a mail ballot in future elections. It makes voting much easier. And there are plenty of protections against fraud. Here’s another thought about the Nov. 3 election: It’s hard enough for voters...
    Washington (CNN)It was the nightmare scenario everyone saw coming: a nail-biter presidential election that was too close to call on election night, with the entire world forced to patiently wait on slow results from Pennsylvania as it sifted through millions of mail-in ballots. President Donald Trump held Florida and Ohio, which quickly reported their mail-in results on election night. By the next afternoon, Democratic nominee Joe Biden had flipped Michigan and Wisconsin. But for four arduous days, the outcome of the 2020 election lingered in purgatory. All eyes fell on Pennsylvania, with millions of still-uncounted votes. The delay was largely caused by Republican state lawmakers who defied local officials and nonpartisan experts, and refused to let counties process mail ballots...
    Leading Off ● 2020 Election Litigation: Donald Trump's presidential campaign has lost all but one of the 21 lawsuits and counting it has filed since Election Day in a last-ditch attempt to overturn Trump's Electoral College loss, with judges repeatedly rejecting them as frivolous in unsparing terms. Given the exceedingly low likelihood that these cases will affect the outcome, Daily Kos Elections will hold off on covering any individual suit in this edition of the Voting Rights Roundup, but that doesn't mean these cases don't matter. While Trump has lost almost every case trying to stop Democratic votes from being counted, the deeper aim of his post-election litigation isn't to secure Trump a second term but rather to delegitimize Joe...
    An experiment testing the veracity of Nevada mail-in ballot signature verification reportedly resulted in an 89% failure rate, raising concerns about the integrity of the state's rapidly implemented universal mail-in ballot system. Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Victor Joecks said in a Thursday article that he had nine people use his handwriting rather than their own for mail-in ballot signatures. "I wrote their names in cursive using my normal handwriting. They then copied my version of their name onto their ballot envelope. This two-step process was necessary to ensure no laws were broken," Joecks said. The result contradicted assurances from Nevada officials that signature verification, the process of matching a voter's signature on file to the signature...
    In the latest blow to President Trump's legal contest of the presidential election results, a federal judge in Pennsylvania dismissed a lawsuit filed by voters challenging the state's ballot receipt deadline. The ruling, authored by 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge David Brooks Smith, determined that Pennsylvania votes will count under the rules voters were given when they cast their ballots, rejecting a challenge to Pennsylvania's extended deadline for mail-in ballots. "We do so with commitment to a proposition indisputable in our democratic process: that the lawfully cast vote of every citizen must count," said the Friday decision. Individual citizens lacked standing in the case, according to the ruling, which stated that under Article III, the plaintiffs...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Workers in Allegheny County plan to finish counting mail-in and absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 6 on Friday. They won’t release those results until the legal challenge by the Trump campaign is resolved. On Saturday, workers will host a special meeting for the consideration of challenged ballots. It’s happening at the warehouse and will be streamed on the county’s Facebook page. Pennsylvania Secretary Of State Kathy Boockvar said Friday that the canvass by counties of ballots cast is almost completed. As of Friday midday statewide, about 40,000 of the approximately 100,000 provisional ballots issued on election have been counted or partially counted.
    Before the polls opened on Election Day, Pennsylvania officials – from Gov. Tom Wolf to rank and file legislators – warned that without any ability to pre-canvass mail-in ballots, the results would be unknown for days. Nine days later, poll workers continue tallying votes, leaving many to wonder how effective early processing may have been in speeding up the count. For Republican lawmakers, however, it seems pre-canvassing may be the least of the state’s issues. “It could have helped a little bit if the appropriate guardrails were in place,” said Rep. Dawn Keefer, R-York. “That’s why we passed House Bill 2626.” In Keefer’s district, which spans portions of York and Cumberland counties, workers pre-canvassed 77,000 mail-in ballots...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Late Thursday morning a commonwealth court judge barred Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar from extending the deadline by three days to have more time to “cure” certain mail-in ballots. It applies to voters who sent in ballots but failed to provide ID. Normally, voters get a chance to “cure” — or correct — that information after the election. REALTED STORIES: Trump Campaign Challenges Pennsylvania Votes, Democrats Say No Fraud Is Found Threat Of Lawsuits Looms As Pennsylvania’s Vote Count Continues Courts Allow Pennsylvania’s Vote Count To Continue Judge Tosses Out Trump Campaign Lawsuit Attempting To Stop Vote Count In Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly And Others File Lawsuit Against Secretary Of State...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday identified dozens of dead people who cast ballots in this year’s presidential election, pointing to a push in some states to mass-mail ballots to all registered voters automatically. Slamming the media for failing to report on such voting irregularities, calling it a “media blackout,” Carlson listed more than 25 people who voted from beyond the grave just in states where President Trump is currently challenging the vote count. “What we’re about to tell you is accurate. It’s not a theory. It happened, and we can prove it. Other news organizations could prove it, too. They’ve simply chosen not to,” Carlson said on the program. The host zeroed-in on the state of Georgia where...
    Trump campaign senior adviser Kayleigh McEnany previewed "a number of affidavits" to be filed in Pennsylvania Thursday, alleging an "unequal system." "You'll hear from the president at the right moment ... right now he's letting this litigation play out, letting his lawyers take the lead on this while he stays hard at work for the American people on COVID and other matters," McEnany told "Fox & Friends" about President Trump's response to the election results. TRUMP RIPS GOP PHILADELPHIA COMMISSIONER AL SCHMIDT AMID ELECTION FIGHT: 'BEING USED BIG TIME' McEnany shared one example from a Pennsylvania voter who alleged she received a ballot in the mail but didn't request one, so she discarded it. When she went to the polls to cast her ballot,...
    DEFIANT Donald Trump has shared a video which allegedly shows mail-in ballots being collected after election day as he continued to make unfounded voter fraud claims. In barrage of tweets, the president also claimed he received 73 million legal votes and would have "easily won" the key states of Pennsylvania and Michigan. 4The video apparently shows postal votes being collected after election dayCredit: Twitter 4Donald Trump is continuing to make unfounded claims of electoral fraudCredit: PA:Press Association/PA Images Retweeting the video allegedly showing mail-in ballots being collected after election day, Trump wrote: "You are looking at BALLOTS!  "Is this what our Country has come to?" In the clip, a woman in California quizzes workers collecting mail-in ballots at a drop...
    SACRAMENTO —  The pandemic produced one good thing: mail ballots for every California voter. And regardless of our fired president’s nonsensical claims, they were cast without a scent of fraud. That was anticipated based on the history of clean mail balloting. And it was forecast by practically everyone except pugnacious President Trump and his Republican lemmings. Regardless of their moaning about potential corruption, Republicans actually came out ahead in much of the California voting. They picked up some congressional seats and beat back a few Democratic ballot measures. Virus or no virus, California should continue to send every active registered voter a mail ballot in future elections. It makes voting much easier. And there are plenty of protections against fraud....
            by Chuck Ross  A postal service worker in Pennsylvania is disputing House Democrats’ claims that he recanted allegations that his supervisors ordered employees to back-date mail-in voting ballots after Election Day. Democrats on the House Oversight Committee said in a statement on Tuesday that Richard Hopkins, a postal worker in Erie, Pa., retracted his story during interviews with investigators from the U.S. Postal Service’s office of the inspector general. Hopkins claimed in an interview with the conservative group Project Veritas last week that he overheard supervisors discussing backdating mail-in ballots received after the election on Nov. 3 so that they would still be counted in the state’s vote tally. Videos of interviews with Hopkins have received millions...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump wrongly claimed a video that showed election workers collecting legally cast ballots in Los Angeles the day after the election showed evidence of fraud."You are looking at BALLOTS," the President claimed in his video caption. "Is this what our Country has come to?"A woman heard in the video asks the workers why they are collecting the ballots when "they already called the state." Facts First: This is the latest false insinuation -- and another baseless claim -- of mail-in voting fraud by Trump. The suggestion by the President is that the video shows ballots being collected in California a week after the election. But the video, originally posted on November 4, shows workers collecting legally cast ballots...
    President Donald Trump tweeted out a video Wednesday of a woman in California questioning workers emptying a mail-in ballot box, as she inquired why the deep blue state 'already called' the winner there if they are still collecting ballots. 'You are looking at BALLOTS! Is this what our Country has come to?' Trump posted to his Twitter. In the video posted along with the tweet, a woman is filming two men emptying a full mail-in ballot box and asking them questions. 'Are those ballots,' the woman asked, to which one of the men replied, 'Yeah.' 'I thought they collected them all, I just want to document,' she said in explaining why she was filing and asking them questions. Trump and...
    Democrats in the New York state Senate are calling for changes in when election officials can start validating and counting absentee ballots. The issue is a pertinent one as several counties across the state were forced to wait until Tuesday, a week after Election Day, to even open absentee ballots that were mailed in to boards of election in advance of the Nov. 3 general election. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more New Yorkers opted to take advantage of absentee voting. The state Board of Elections reported that 2.5 million requested an absentee ballot, and about 1.1 million had turned theirs in through Oct. 27. By comparison, in the last presidential election, the state received 495,520 requests...
    A postal service worker in Pennsylvania is disputing House Democrats’ claims that he recanted allegations that his supervisors ordered employees to back-date mail-in voting ballots after Election Day. Democrats on the House Oversight Committee said in a statement on Tuesday that Richard Hopkins, a postal worker in Erie, Pa., retracted his story during interviews with investigators from the U.S. Postal Service’s office of the inspector general. Hopkins claimed in an interview with the conservative group Project Veritas last week that he overheard supervisors discussing backdating mail-in ballots received after the election on Nov. 3 so that they would still be counted in the state’s vote tally. Videos of interviews with Hopkins have received millions of views and attracted congressional attention....
    The tight presidential contest isn’t the only race potentially being brought to court. In New York, at least 26 lawsuits have been filed to have the courts supervise any disputes in counting many of the record-shattering 1.5 million absentee ballots returned amid the coronavirus pandemic that could decide more than a dozen congressional and state legislative races, The Post has learned. Even before the counting of mail-in ballots had begun this week, lawsuits had been filed on behalf of both Staten Island Democratic Rep. Max Rose and his Republican rival Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who is well ahead of the incumbent in the machine count in the 11th Congressional District with more than 41,000 absentee ballots being counted. The district also...
    PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar revealed on Tuesday that roughly 10,000 mail-in ballots were received between when the polls closed on Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. and Friday at 5 p.m., the time window considered a grace period after a controversial state Supreme Court ruling. Many of the 94,000 provisional ballots also mentioned by the Democratic official are still being counted, according to PennLive.com, and 49,000 ballots cast by mail and arrived before polls closed have yet to be tallied. “The counties have done an impressive job counting a record number of mail ballots and now are canvassing the provisional ballots, each of which must be considered individually,” Boockvar said in a statement. “Millions of...
    Los Angeles County’s $300-million election system is receiving high marks for performing without any serious problems during the recent election, a sharp turnaround from the March primary, when the newly unveiled infrastructure created long lines and significant delays at the polls. Speaking to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan, the county’s top elections official, pronounced the new system a “success” and earned praise from the same panel that grilled him in March about the problems during the primary. Logan told the supervisors that his office had worked diligently to fix problems since conducting a review of the technology breakdowns in the primary. He said voter behavior also helped, with many voters opting to vote by...
    Thousands of New Yorkers whose absentee ballots were disqualified for mailing errors have time to correct the problem weeks after the election under a new state law. The city Board of Elections preliminary report released Tuesday found that 96 percent of the record 713,536 absentee ballots received in the mail during the coronavirus pandemic — or 688,636 — were deemed valid. Four percent or 15,330 ballots were disqualified for filing errors. Of those, about 40 percent — 6,132 ballots — could be corrected for technical snafus, said BOE spokeswoman Valerie Velazquez. Most of the remaining 60 percent or 9,198 ballots were invalidated because a voter had already cast a ballot in person, and therefore cannot be corrected. Under the new...
    The tight presidential contest isn’t the only race potentially being brought to court. In New York, at least 26 lawsuits have been filed to have the courts supervise any disputes in counting many of the record-shattering 1.5 million absentee ballots returned amid the coronavirus pandemic that could decide more than a dozen congressional and state legislative races, The Post has learned. Even before the counting of mail-in ballots had begun this week, lawsuits had been filed on behalf of both Staten Island Democratic Rep. Max Rose and his Republican rival Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who is well ahead of the incumbent in the machine count in the 11th congressional district with more than 41,000 absentee ballots being counted. The district also...
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined a group of Republican attorneys general who filed a lawsuit challenging mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania. “Today, I joined my colleagues in an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the absentee ballot ruling of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court,” Cameron said in a statement Monday. “Our action today is about ensuring the rule of law is upheld during the election process.” My statement regarding the rule of law in the election process: Read the amicus brief here: https://t.co/Ulu7PU3akq pic.twitter.com/wMKfsOFkfV— Attorney General Daniel Cameron (@kyoag) November 9, 2020 “While this did not occur in Kentucky, what happens in other states during a presidential election matters to Kentuckians because we are electing our...
    Claims of mail-in voting fraud in the U.S. elections remain disputed, but many such scandals have already been exposed on the other side of the Atlantic. Mail-in or, in British parlance, postal voting on-demand was introduced by Labour prime minister Tony Blair in the 2000s, with one of the most notorious and egregious scandals involving its abuse breaking not long afterwards. In 2005, Labour councillors Shafaq Ahmed, Shah Jahan, Ayaz Khan, Mohammed Islam, Muhammed Afzal, and Mohammed Kaziwere found guilty of electoral fraud after it was established that a “vote-forging factory” had been set up in a disused warehouse in Aston, Birmingham, to swing local elections to their party with postal ballots. Details of the election as reported by the...
    States have implemented protections against mail-in ballot fraud including bar codes, signature verification and post-election audits, according to The Brennan Center For Justice. “Mail ballots require different processing procedures and because of the increase in mail ballots this year, this is taking more time,” Verified Voting, a non-partisan organization that promotes election security, said in a Nov. 4 statement. While several media organizations including the Associated Press and Fox News declared former Vice President Joe Biden the presidential election winner on Saturday, President Donald Trump has not conceded the election. President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed legal challenges over election results in several states and has alleged mail-in ballot fraud, but states’ vote verification process has been designed...
    Republican attorneys general from across the U.S. are taking legal action in Pennsylvania to challenge mail-in ballots. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, and Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter spoke about the subject during a virtual press conference Monday afternoon. “We have constantly reminded the American people that we represent and stand up for the rule of law,” Landry, the chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association, said. “As such, we believe the voting system should be free of outside, undue influence.” Landry compared President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential race to “referees getting to change the rules midway through the football game.” “We believe that’s exactly what the Pennsylvania Supreme Court...
    Republican attorneys general from nearly a dozen states called upon the Supreme Court to intervene in a GOP lawsuit opposing the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to extend the counting of mail-in ballots to include those that arrived up to three days after Election Day as long as they were postmarked by the time polls closed. The attorneys general claim the Pennsylvania Supreme Court improperly overrode the wishes of the Republican-led Pennsylvania legislature. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed the “friend of the court” brief on behalf of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Texas. “The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision overstepped its constitutional responsibility, encroached on the authority of the Pennsylvania legislature, and violated...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City begins counting about half a million mail-in ballots Monday that were postmarked by Election Day. ELECTION 2020: New York Leads Potentially Record Setting Wave Of Republican Women Elected To Congress The race between Democratic Congressman Max Rose and Republic Challenger Nicole Malliotakis has yet to be called, though Rose appears too far behind to catch up. More Election 2020 Coverage: General Election Results New York Results New Jersey Results Photos From The Polls Complete Coverage Three state assembly races in Brooklyn and Staten Island, and three state senate races on Long Island could also be influenced by the count. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Already Struggling Queens Business Owners Say...
    New York City is set to begin counting its more than half a million mail-in ballots Monday — votes that could swing several local races. While the deadline for the state’s local boards of election to receive absentee ballots is Tuesday, the city will at least get a jump on the ones it has so far. As of Friday, the number of mail-in votes received by each borough was: 199,352 in Manhattan; 161,762 in Queens; 106,987 in Brooklyn; 52,049 in The Bronx and 31,351 in Staten Island. The total is about half the 1.1 million absentee ballots requested by residents. Local races yet to be called because of the ongoing ballot-counting include: 11th Congressional District Republican Nicole Malliotakis looks...
    New York City is set to begin counting its more than half a million mail-in ballots Monday — votes that could swing several local races. While the deadline for the state’s local boards of election to receive absentee ballots is Tuesday, the city will at least get a jump on the ones it has so far. As of Friday, the number of mail-in votes received by each borough was: 199,352 in Manhattan; 161,762 in Queens; 106,987 in Brooklyn; 52,049 in The Bronx and 31,351 in Staten Island. The total is about half the 1.1 million absentee ballots requested by residents. Local races yet to be called because of the ongoing ballot-counting include: 11th Congressional District Republican Nicole Malliotakis looks set...
    President Trump’s campaign is seeking public records in Clark County, Nevada, as part of the president’s greater legal challenges regarding election integrity in battleground states. In a Friday letter to the Clark County Election Department, a firm representing Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. requested a trove of election data as part of his campaign’s overall legal challenges related to election integrity. The letter contains requests for records, documents, and communications on the number of mail-in ballots received by the department after 7 p.m. PST on Election Day, as well as how many votes were cast after that time “by those voting in person at the polls.” Per the letter, the campaign is also requesting: All records, documents, and...
    LAS VEGAS — An affidavit from a Nevada whistleblower alleges that election supervisors Clark County, which accounts for the vast majority of voters in the state, counted mail-in ballots despite concerns about whether signatures were valid. The whistleblower, according to a partially redacted affidavit obtained by the Washington Examiner, began working as a counting board member for the Clark County elections office in mid-October. On Nov. 6, the whistleblower stopped working as a ballot counter “due to concerns about how the votes were being counting [sic].” The affidavit has been sent to the Department of Justice. “I personally witnessed disregard of signature verification as well as other irregularities,” the whistleblower said in the affidavit. “While working, I observed a...
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's ruling requiring boards of elections in the commonwealth to count mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day if they were received up to three days later was a "constitutional travesty," former independent counsel Ken Starr told "Life, Liberty & Levin" Sunday.  "The founding generation sitting in Philadelphia undoubtedly thought, 'Well, should we have the state Supreme Court make the determination?' No, we want ... a very democratic with a small 'd' approach," Starr, a Fox News contributor, told host Mark Levin. "We want the legislatures, those closest to the people, the state legislatures, they're the bosses, not the governor. "And what happened in Pennsylvania over these recent weeks is a constitutional travesty. Governor [Tom] Wolf tries to get his reforms,...
    Tom Conway November 8, 2020 4:54AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Independent Media Institute. Ken Yatsko wrote hundreds of postcards and made thousands of phone calls as part of a campaign encouraging fellow union members to perform their civic duty during Election Day on November 3. And having done his part to generate a record turnout, Yatsko now expects every vote to be counted. : He and other Americans witnessed an unprecedented exercise in democracy as legions of patriotic voters braved COVID-19, long lines at polling places and other hardships to cast ballots in a crucial election. Now, it's essential to bring the process to its fair and proper end, one that respects the sacrifices voters made—the risks...
    Breitbart News obtained a memo detailing “election irregularities in Pennsylvania” sent by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) to House Republicans on Saturday. The memo reads as follows: According to the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, several election irregularities in Pennsylvania require urgent attention and necessitate an audit of the state’s election results. 1. Partisan Democrats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unilaterally extended the deadline to receive late ballots and mandated that ballots without a postmark would be presumed to be timely. a. This unconstitutional decision occurred just weeks before the November 3rd election and created chaos and confusion across Pennsylvania. b. Democrats on the court unilaterally bypassed the state legislature, which is         vested authority...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham called on the Department of Justice and the US Postal Service to investigate a Pennsylvania whistleblower’s claims of a scheme to add illegal postmarks to late mail-in ballots. “As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee … I will not allow allegations of voting irregularities and misconduct to be swept under the rug,” Graham said in a statement issued by his Senate campaign. The South Carolina senator, who won a hotly contested re-election battle this week, said he has received a sworn affidavit from Richard Hopkins, a postal worker in Erie, Penn., who says his supervisors planned to backdate ballots that were mailed too late to be counted under Pennsylvania law. Project Veritas first reported Hopkins’ allegations. The...
           
    NORTH LAS VEGAS — Protesters in a “Stop the Steal” rally outside Clark County’s Board of Elections office in Nevada were generally prepared to accept the results of the election if President Trump loses to Joe Biden, as long as claims of fraud, irregularities, and foul play are investigated in earnest. But they don’t have a lot of confidence in officials taking their concerns seriously, adding to the general frustration. Egged on by Trump’s promise to mount legal challenges to election results, around 200 protesters swarmed the Clark County election office for the third consecutive night of protests on Friday. They don’t think that news media projections of Biden victories should be trusted and are awaiting challenges...
    A federal judge on Friday denied emergency relief sought by Nevada Republicans late Friday seeking to change the signature verification process used in the state. U.S. District Court for Nevada Judge Andrew Gordon said that the relief sought by two Republican candidates in Clark County would delay vote counting.  The Trump campaign filed its own federal lawsuit in Nevada on Thursday, but was not a direct party in this suit.  TRUMP CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES FEDERAL LAWSUIT IN NEVADA, ALLEGING 'ILLEGAL VOTES' BEING COUNTED “I don’t find plaintiffs have demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits of the plaintiffs' claims,” Gordon said. “The public interest is not in disrupting the counting of the ballots.” Republican lawyers made clear throughout the hearing Friday...
    President Trump’s legal team in Pennsylvania, led by Rudy Giuliani, said that they intend to press on with Trump’s election challenge — even though the state, and the White House, have already been called for Joe Biden. “He’s not going to concede when at least 600,000 ballots are in question,” Giuliani said Saturday at a Philadelphia press conference shortly after the Keystone State put Biden over the top. “Courts set aside elections when they’re illegal,” Giuliani claimed. “There certainly is enough evidence to disqualify a certain number of ballots.” Trump’s campaign has lodged multiple complaints about the vote tallying in Pennsylvania, whose 20 electoral votes made Biden the 46th president of the United States. Biden had a 0.5 percent lead...
    President Donald Trump refused to concede the election to Democratic challenger Joe Biden Saturday after the race was called for the former vice president, issuing a defiant statement insisting the race was not over. "We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don't want the truth to be exposed," Trump said in a lengthy statement after Biden was declared winner. "The simple fact is this election is far from over." The president's protest comes after Biden bested Trump in Pennsylvania to nab 20 Electoral College votes needed to seal the win. Biden leads in states like Georgia and Nevada that had...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Democrat Joe Biden's narrow but growing margin in the presidential race drew him closer to winning Pennsylvania's cache of 20 electoral votes Friday as county-by-county teams of ballot counters continued to toil.The canvassing that in a normal year would be wrapping up on Friday will carry into next week, with many counties waiting until Monday to begin going through provisional ballots.The Philadelphia City Commissioners announced Saturday morning there will be a new batch of ballot results sometime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET. The spokesman said it would be a "couple thousand" votes.Tens of thousands of remaining mail-in ballots - as well as the provisional ballots and those cast by military and overseas voters - will decide...
    (CNN)It's four days after the election and the race for the White House is still too close to call.Ballots are still being counted in several key states that will determined the outcome of the presidential race -- Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and PennsylvaniaAs the count continues to narrow election officials are starting to throw around technical terms most voters don't usually hear. A quick glossary to help you navigate the dayAbsentee ballots: Traditionally, voters who could not get to a polling place for Election Day have been allowed to request early ballots, which were usually returned by mail. Today, the term can effectively be used interchangeably with mail-in ballots. Read CNN's fact check here. Read MoreAdjudication: Some ballots receive extra scrutiny...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow but growing margin in the presidential race drew him closer to winning Pennsylvania’s cache of 20 electoral votes as teams of ballot counters in some counties resumed their toil into the weekend. The canvassing that in a normal year would have wrapped up Friday will carry into next week, with many counties waiting until Monday to begin going through provisional ballots. Tens of thousands of remaining mail-in ballots — as well as the provisional ballots and those cast by military and overseas voters — will decide whether Biden's slim lead holds up or if Republican President Donald Trump can find the votes he needs to repeat his 2016 victory in the state....
    Donald Trump spent Friday evening tweeting furiously to air a series of baseless fraud conspiracies, while his rival Joe Biden addressed the nation to call for calm and reassure voters that their ballots would be counted. As the sun set on Friday, and as yet more results showed the race turning for Biden in Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Arizona, Trump, 74, was threatening legal action.  'Joe Biden should not wrongfully claim the office of the President,' he said.  'I could make that claim also. Legal proceedings are just now beginning!' Donald Trump, pictured on Thursday night, spent Friday evening tweeting in anger The president then spent the next few hours ranting about the results that...
              Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued an Order on Friday evening requiring all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties to keep all ballots received after 8:00 p.m. on November 3 “in a secure, safe, sealed container separated from other voted ballots” and that “if counted, be counted separately.” The Order was issued in a case already before the SCOTUS – Pennsylvania Republican Party v. Kathy Boockvar, Secretary of Pennsylvania, et.al.  That case was brought through a writ of certiorari – a request for SCOTUS to review a decision the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made that trumped a law the Pennsylvania Legislature enacted that requires ballots to be...
              After conducting internal sweeps, the United States Postal Service (USPS) discovered over 2,000 more mail-in ballots for Pennsylvania and North Carolina on Thursday. D.C. Federal District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered twice-daily postal center sweeps after a reported 300,000 ballots were reported as undelivered. Workers accrued about 40,000 mail-in ballots altogether by Thursday – 150,000 were discovered Wednesday. Postal leaders confirmed that more mail-in ballots were processed on Wednesday than on Election Day. Workers discovered nearly 1,700 ballots for Pennsylvania, and about 500 for North Carolina. Friday’s final sweeps trickled in a handful more mail-in ballots. A week before the election, election experts warned voters to cease sending in mail-in ballots due to USPS delays. In September,...
    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has issued a temporary order requiring Pennsylvania elections officials to segregate ballots received after 8 p.m. on Election Day. The move grants a GOP request, at least for now, to place the ballots in a secure, sealed container and have them counted separately, if at all. Alito, who was nominated by former President George W. Bush, said that the court had not previously been informed about state guidance handed down to counties on Oct. 28 about what to do with ballots received between the 8 p.m. Nov. 3 deadline and Friday, Nov. 6. In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito testifies before House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has held himself up as a champion of U.S. troops without rival. Now, with his presidency on the line, he’s casting suspicion on a tool of participatory democracy — the mail-in ballot — that has allowed U.S. military personnel to vote while serving far from home since the War of 1812. The president has shouted from Twitter to “STOP THE COUNT” and leveled unsubstantiated charges that “surprise ballot dumps” after election night are helping rival Democrat Joe Biden “steal” the election. All the while, Trump insists that military voters’ mail-in ballots must be counted. He even suggested on Friday — without presenting evidence — that some troops’ mail-in ballots have gone “missing.” In his...
    Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ordered all of the county election boards in Pennsylvania to segregate all late-arrival ballots from the rest of the mail-in ballots and to keep them separated when the voting is conducted in a Friday night ruling. Earlier Friday, the Pennsylvania Republican Party had called upon the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case related to Pennsylvania's own Supreme Court, allowing the extension of the counting of mail-in ballots to three days after Election Day. The ballots had to be postmarked by the time polls closed on Tuesday, and the party asked the highest court in the land to order that those ballots be “segregated” and not counted at this time. ...
    Entertainment : WASHINGTON (AP) – The latest developments in the US presidential race (local time): ___ Democrat Joe Biden extends his lead over President Donald Trump in the disputed state of Pennsylvania. By Friday afternoon, the Democrat had an advantage of more than 19,500 votes of the more than 6.5 million ballots presented. That represents a margin of about 0.29%. State law indicates that a recount must be performed if the margin between the two candidates is less than 0.5%. The Associated Press has not declared a winner in the entity. The Pennsylvania secretary of state’s website said Friday that more than 102,541 votes had yet to be counted by mail, many of them...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has ordered county elections officials in Pennsylvania to keep separate mail-in ballots that arrived after Election Day. The state’s top elections official already had ordered those ballots be kept apart. The order came Friday night in response to a plea from the state Republican Party as Democrat Joe Biden inched ahead of President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania in the presidential race. Alito, acting on his own, said he was motivated in part by the Republicans’ assertion that they can’t be sure elections officials are complying with guidance issued by Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, a Democrat. The justice handles emergency appeals from Pennsylvania. He ordered a response from the state by...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Democrat Joe Biden’s lead over President Donald Trump is growing in battleground Pennsylvania. By Friday evening, the Democrat held a lead of over 19,500 votes out of more than 6.5 million ballots cast. That’s an edge of about 0.29%. State law dictates that a recount must be held if the margin between the two candidates is less than 0.5%. The Associated Press has not declared a winner in the state. The Pennsylvania secretary of state’s website said Friday that there were 102,541 more mail ballots that needed to be counted, including many from Allegheny County, a Democratic area that is home to Pittsburgh, and the Democratic...
    NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The known number of votes yet to be processed in Clark County, Nevada shifted from Thursday to Friday due to an error in statements to the press from the county’s election official, altering the presidential race between President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The error suggests the potentially large number of unknown twists ahead for the vote count as the process moves along. Joe Gloria, registrar of voters for the county that holds the vast majority of voters in the state, said Thursday that Clark County had 51,000 mail-in ballots it was counting that day which would be reported on Friday morning. But when Friday morning came, only about...
    By Aamer Madhani and Julie Watson | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has held himself up as a champion of U.S. troops without rival. Now, with his presidency on the line, he’s casting suspicion on a tool of participatory democracy — the mail-in ballot — that has allowed U.S. military personnel to vote while serving far from home since the War of 1812. The president has shouted from Twitter to “STOP THE COUNT” and leveled unsubstantiated charges that “surprise ballot dumps” after election night are helping rival Democrat Joe Biden “steal” the election. All the while, Trump insists that military voters’ mail-in ballots must be counted. He even suggested on Friday — without presenting evidence — that...
    Texas poised to hit 1M coronavirus cases Amazon rolls out rewards program that makes it easier for drivers to get work 5 false or misleading statements Trump made in post-election remarks When President Donald Trump stepped to the podium in the White House briefing room Thursday evening, he gave a winding and defiant statement, claiming without providing evidence, that the election was being stolen, fraud was being committed and vowing to fight, to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary, to protect what he characterized as a victory. © Carlos Barria/Reuters President Donald Trump is reflected as he departs after speaking about the 2020 U.S. presidential election results in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Democrat Joe Biden’s lead over President Donald Trump in Nevada has grown slightly, putting the former vice president ahead by 22,657 votes in the battleground state. The results Friday afternoon were mail-in ballots from Democrat-heavy Clark County, which include Las Vegas and three-quarters of Nevada’s population. Biden had 632,558 votes, and Trump had 609,901. Vote counting in the state — and several other battlegrounds — is continuing. The fresh batch of results was among 63,000 mail ballots that Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria said Friday morning that his workers were starting to process. He expected the bulk would be processed by Sunday. Gloria has an additional...