Trump, Still Claiming Victory, Says He Will Leave if Electors Choose Biden

Taking questions from reporters for the first time since Election Day, the president also said he would travel to Georgia to support Republican candidates before two runoffs that will determine control of the Senate.

#elections-senate, #electoral-college, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Stock Trades by Senator Perdue Said to Have Prompted Justice Dept. Inquiry

Investigators focused on a sale of at least $1 million of stock in Cardlytics, a financial firm whose board the senator once sat on. They closed the case this summer without charges.

#cardlytics-inc, #elections-senate, #georgia, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #insider-trading, #justice-department, #perdue-david-a-jr, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A New Political Force Emerges in Georgia: Asian-American Voters

The Asian-American population in the state has doubled in two decades, and many live in the Atlanta suburbs, which voted for Joseph R. Biden Jr. by large margins.

#asian-americans-advancing-justice-asian-law-caucus, #asian-americans, #georgia, #gwinnett-county-ga, #korean-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #vietnamese-americans

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Will White Women in Georgia Put Family or Culture War First?

As the crucial swing voting bloc in the state’s two pivotal Senate runoffs, they have a clear choice.

#child-care, #elections-senate, #georgia, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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Happy Thanksgiving to All Those Who Told the Truth in This Election

Civil servants, elected officials and judges did their jobs and protected democracy.

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A Failed Attempt to Overturn the Election

The Trump administration has authorized formal preparations for the transfer of power. Here is a look at the campaign of lawsuits, lies and pressure that sought to prevent that from happening.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #georgia, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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A Trans Woman, Back in Prison, Says Rape and Abuse Continues

Ashley Diamond became a voice for incarcerated transgender people when her lawsuit forced changes in Georgia policy. She says the state is again failing to protect her.

#corrections-department-ga, #diamond-ashley-1978, #georgia, #prisons-and-prisoners, #probation-and-parole, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Georgia Is a Purple State, but Don’t Expect Centrist Politicians

Georgia flipped blue for Joe Biden, but in its all-important and costly Senate runoff elections, the Republicans are in full attack mode while the Democrats stick to a steady liberal message.

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Trump Campaign Lawyers Step Up but Are Swiftly Knocked Down

The race to file lawsuits challenging the election results has forced lawyers into mistakes and uncomfortable court appearances.

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Georgia and Michigan Deliver Blows to Trump’s Efforts to Undo the Election

Joseph R. Biden Jr. was certified as the winner in Georgia, and Michigan Republicans said they had no information that would change the tally in a state Mr. Biden also won.

#georgia, #michigan, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #wisconsin

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Hand Tally of Georgia Ballots Reaffirms Biden’s Win

The audited vote totals showed that Joe Biden defeated President Trump in the state by 12,284 votes.

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Why Trump’s Attempts to Overturn 2020 Election Are Unparalleled in US History

The president’s push to prevent states from certifying electors and get legislators to override voters’ will eclipses even the bitter 1876 election as an audacious use of brute political force.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electoral-college, #georgia, #hayes-rutherford-birchard, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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With Senate Control Hanging in Balance, ‘Crazytown’ Cash Floods Georgia

After the state went blue in the presidential race, more than $135 million in TV ads have been booked in two Senate runoff elections.

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Lindsey Graham’s Long-Shot Mission to Unravel the Election Results

With unsubstantiated claims of vote-counting errors and calls to officials in several states, the South Carolina senator seems bent on reversing Joe Biden’s clear victory over President Trump.

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As Tensions Among Republicans Mount, Georgia’s Recount Proceeds Smoothly

Election officials discovered about 2,600 new ballots, but they are not enough to affect the outcome of the presidential race in the state.

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What Democrats Are Up Against in Georgia

The Senate contenders face not just Republicans but also the state’s political history, which shows that change doesn’t come easy.

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Time to Take a Pledge: No Stocks if You’re a Member of Congress

Owning actively traded shares can create conflicts of interest. Georgia’s Senate candidates agree. Will others? Mutual funds could be good for them.

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Trump Is Not Doing Well With His Election Lawsuits. Here’s a Rundown.

The president has suffered a string of defeats in pursuing legal action seeking to delay certification of his loss to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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Trump Loses String of Election Results Lawsuits

The president’s efforts to use the courts to delay or block President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory were turned aside in cases in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Arizona.

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Could State Legislatures Pick Their Own Electors to Vote for Trump? Not Likely

Some Trump allies have suggested that Republican lawmakers should override the will of voters who elected Joe Biden the next president.

#arizona, #electoral-college, #georgia, #michigan, #north-carolina, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j

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Georgia Will Begin Recounting Votes, With Biden Still Favored

While the review of ballots in Georgia is technically an audit, not a recount, elections officials said it was unlikely to change the outcome in the state, where Joe Biden leads by over 14,000 votes.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why the Arizona and Georgia Races Are Essentially Over, but Not Officially Called

Many networks are still resisting making a projection.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Republicans Should Be Defending Georgia’s Election Process

The G.O.P. is trying to scapegoat Brad Raffensperger for Trump’s apparent loss in Georgia.

#elections-secretary-of-state, #georgia, #politics-and-government, #raffensperger-brad, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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No, Dominion voting machines did not cause widespread voting problems.

Some Republicans said that software from the company caused widespread problems. Evidence shows that it did not.

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Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Top Elections Official, Is Under Fire

After becoming the target of his own party, Brad Raffensperger authorized a hand recount of the state’s presidential votes.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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The (Unfinished) Battle for the Senate

Democrats were optimistic about gaining control of the upper chamber, but it didn’t pan out that way. Now, a pair of races in Georgia will determine the balance of power in Washington.

#elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Georgia Senators Inflame G.O.P. Rift in Calling for Election Official’s Resignation

Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler took an extraordinary step in urging Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, to step down. His office has defended the integrity of the election.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #raffensperger-brad, #warnock-raphael-g

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What’s Not the Matter With Georgia?

A Democratic win offers hope — but also a warning.

#abrams-stacey-y, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Georgia Is a New Political Battleground

Joe Biden’s narrow lead in Georgia and the runoffs that will determine control of the Senate have raised questions as to whether 2020 is a Trumpian aberration or a long-anticipated political shift.

#black-people, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #whites

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Goodbye, Donald Trump. You Lost This Election.

Don’t undersell the triumph of ousting Trump.

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What’s Still Left to Count, and Why Hasn’t a Winner Been Called?

Biden’s lead is expected to expand again in Pennsylvania today.

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Trump’s Election Fraud Claims Make No Headway on Legal Cases

The president appeared to have little path through the courts to shift the outcome of the election, leaving him reliant on long shots like recounts or pressure on state legislatures.

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Jon Ossoff and David Perdue’s Georgia Senate Race Goes to Runoff

David Perdue, a first-term Republican, narrowly failed to clear 50 percent of the vote, sending the race to a January runoff that, along with another runoff contest, will probably determine which party controls the Senate.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As Biden Inches Ahead in Georgia, Stacey Abrams Draws Recognition and Praise

Celebrities, activists and voters credited Ms. Abrams for building a network of organizations that highlighted voter suppression and inspired an estimated 800,000 new voter registrations.

#abrams-stacey-y, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #new-georgia-project, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Where the Election Fight Is Playing Out in the Courts

The Trump campaign has intensified its efforts to stop vote counting and to question the validity of ballots, with nearly a dozen lawsuits in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia.

#georgia, #michigan, #nevada, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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With No Evidence of Fraud, Trump Fails to Make Headway on Legal Cases

The president appeared to have little path through the courts to shift the outcome of the election, leaving him reliant on long shots like recounts or pressure on state legislatures.

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Democrats Flip House Seat in Atlanta Area That Was Top Target of Party

Carolyn Bourdeaux had narrowly lost her 2018 bid for Georgia’s Seventh District, which includes parts of Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties.

#atlanta-ga, #bourdeaux-carolyn-1970, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #georgia, #mccormick-rich-1968, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Where the Key States Stand in a Possible Day of Decision for Biden

He now leads in Georgia and Pennsylvania, and it seems just a matter of time before the race in Pennsylvania is put out of reach.

#absentee-voting, #arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #georgia, #nevada, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Biden Makes Gains in Georgia, Pennsylvania as Nation Anxiously Awaits Winner

Joe Biden picked up votes in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia and urged patience with the slow-moving vote count. President Trump appeared in the evening to break his silence, lying about “illegal” votes.

#absentee-voting, #arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #georgia, #nevada, #ossoff-jon, #pennsylvania, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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In Torrent of Falsehoods, Trump Claims Election Is Being Stolen

Most television networks cut away from the statement President Trump gave Thursday night from the White House briefing room on the grounds that what he was saying was not true.

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Biden Makes Gains in Key States as Anxious Nation Awaits Winner

Joe Biden picked up votes in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia and urged patience with the slow-moving vote count. President Trump appeared in the evening to break his silence, lying about “illegal” votes.

#absentee-voting, #arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #georgia, #nevada, #ossoff-jon, #pennsylvania, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Trump Can Try, but the Courts Won’t Decide the Election

Judges, like most Americans, will surely see that the winner should be chosen by no one other than voters.

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Facebook takes down ‘Stop the Steal 2020’ group organizing around false claims of election chicanery

Facebook has taken down a group that had amassed over 300,000 members and was sharing misinformation and organizing around false allegations of impropriety during the 2020 elections.

The group, called “Stop the Steal 2020,” was organizing protests targeting the election officials currently counting ballots cast in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.

“In line with the exceptional measures that we are taking during this period of heightened tension, we have removed the Group ‘Stop the Steal,’ which was creating real-world events,” said a Facebook spokesperson in a statement emailed to TechCrunch. “The group was organized around the delegitimization of the election process, and we saw worrying calls for violence from some members of the group.”

Facebook’s action was first noticed by Ryan Mac of Buzzfeed who reported the move in a tweet.

Protestors advocating for votes to be counted and for vote counting to cease are cropping up across the country as Republican party organizers and campaign officials try to derail the count of mail-in ballots and absentee votes cast in the 2020 race and Democratic supporters organize counter-protests.

Social media election takedowns

While the organizers may be tapping supporters of President Trump across the country, their messaging is different depending on the state.

In Phoenix, protestors are calling for all votes to be counted, as Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden hangs on to a slim lead in Arizona.

Meanwhile, the messaging is the opposite in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Nevada where President Donald Trump is trying to preserve the slim margins that have him ahead or reverse the counts that had put him behind in the polls. In Detroit, for instance, Trump supporters held up signs that said “stop the steal” and “stop the cheat” according to news reports.

Conservative advocates across the Twittersphere have had their tweets amended by the company to indicate that they were sharing election misinformation.

Facebook has also added “labels” to election posts that break the rules, though they are designed to mostly point users to contextual, factual information rather than to offer explicit warnings about false claims.

In fact, as a direct response to Trump’s premature claims of victory, Facebook also rolled out an eye-catching set of messages across Facebook and Instagram reminding users that votes were still being counted.

Facebook has also instituted changes to its policies about groups that organize real-world events in the wake of 2016’s election disinformation campaign carried out by Russian agents and the recent shooting in Kenosha, Wis. in which two men were killed after a local self-declared militia group organized a response to protests against the killing of Kenosha resident, Jacob Blake.

#2020-election, #arizona, #buzzfeed, #detroit, #donald-trump, #facebook, #georgia, #joe-biden, #las-vegas, #michigan, #nevada, #operating-systems, #pennsylvania, #phoenix, #president, #republican-party, #social-media, #software, #spokesperson, #tc, #vice-president, #world-wide-web

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When Will We Know Election Results Today?

The count goes on, but we appear to be closer to a winner.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #georgia, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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These Are The States That Will Decide the 2020 Election

Though they’re still too close to call, they’re tilting in Biden’s direction for now.

#absentee-voting, #georgia, #michigan, #nevada, #north-carolina, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #states-us, #wisconsin

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Here Are The 7 Election States That Are Too Close to Call

Though they’re still too close to call, there are some indications of which way things might go.

#absentee-voting, #georgia, #michigan, #nevada, #north-carolina, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #states-us, #wisconsin

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How Biden and Trump Can Each Still Win the Presidency

The president was able to close off several avenues to an early Biden win, but the former vice president still has a number of options.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #georgia, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #wisconsin

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Democrat Warnock Leads Loeffler as Georgia Senate Race Heads to Runoff

The Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, was leading Senator Kelly Loeffler after a race in which she was bloodied by a fellow Republican. The race will be decided in a January runoff.

#collins-douglas-a-1966, #elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warnock-raphael-g

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What We Know About Today’s Trump, Biden Polls

Here’s a look at the last major pre-election polls released in five swing states, with an eye toward what they say about the way the broader winds are blowing.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #florida, #georgia, #north-carolina, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #texas, #trump-donald-j

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Polls Today: What They Reveal About Where Trump and Biden Stand

Here’s a look at the last major pre-election polls released in five swing states, with an eye toward what they say about the way the broader winds are blowing.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #florida, #georgia, #north-carolina, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #texas, #trump-donald-j

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