In Key States, Republicans Were Critical in Resisting Trump’s Election Narrative

They refuted conspiracy theories, certified results, dismissed lawsuits and repudiated a president of their own party.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #georgia, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #tina-barton, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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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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Biden-Harris team finally get their transition .gov domain

Finally. It only took almost three weeks, but the Biden-Harris transition has officially begun.

On Monday, the General Services Administration gave the green light for the Biden-Harris team to transition from political campaign to government administration, allowing the team to receive government resources like office space, but also classified briefings and secure computers. And, with it, comes a shiny new .gov domain.

Transitioning is an obscure part of the law that’s rarely discussed, in large part because outgoing governments and incoming administrations largely get on and try to maintain continuity of government through a peaceful transition of power. The process is formally triggered by the General Services Administration, the lesser-known federal agency tasked with the basic functioning of government, and allows the incoming administration to receive funds, tools, and resources to prepare for entering government.

But this time around, the agency’s head Emily Murphy had been reluctant to trigger the formal transition period after the Trump campaign filed a number of lawsuits challenging the election.

Murphy finally approved the transition on Monday after Michigan certified its election results.

Up until now, the Biden-Harris team buildbackbetter.com to host its transition website. Now it’s hosted at buildbackbetter.gov, a departure from the ptt.gov domain used by the incoming Obama-Biden administration in 2008.

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that until now the Biden-Harris team was using a Google Workspace for email and collaboration, secured with hardware security keys that staff need to log into their accounts. That setup might suffice for an enterprise, but had security experts worried that the lack of government cybersecurity support could make the camp more vulnerable to attacks.

As for the domain, which you might not think much about, the shift to a .gov domain marks a significant step forwards in the camp’s cybersecurity efforts. Government domains, hosted on the .gov domain, are toughened to prevent against domain hijacking or spoofing. In simple terms, they’re far more resilient than your regular web hosting services.

Biden tweeted out the domain marking the change.

#biden, #government, #head, #joe-biden, #michigan, #obama, #policy, #security, #trump

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Recycling robotics company AMP Robotics could raise up to $70M

AMP Robotics, the recycling robotics technology developer backed by investors including Sequoia Capital and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, is close to closing on as much as $70 million in new financing, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the company’s plans.

The new financing speaks to AMP Robotics’ continued success in pilot projects and with new partnerships that are exponentially expanding the company’s deployments.

Earlier this month the company announced a new deal that represented its largest purchase order for its trash sorting and recycling robots.

That order, for 24 machine learning-enabled robotic recycling systems with the waste handling company Waste Connections, was a showcase for the efficacy of the company’s recycling technology.

That comes on the back of a pilot program earlier in the year with one Toronto apartment complex, where the complex’s tenants were able to opt into a program that would share recycling habits monitored by AMP Robotics with the building’s renters in an effort to improve their recycling behavior.

The potential benefits of AMP Robotic’s machine learning enabled robots are undeniable. The company’s technology can sort waste streams in ways that traditional systems never could and at a cost that’s far lower than most waste handling facilities.

As TechCrunch reported earlier the tech can tell the difference between high-density polyethylene and polyethylene terephthalate, low-density polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene. The robots can also sort for color, clarity, opacity and shapes like lids, tubs, clamshells and cups — the robots can even identify the brands on packaging.

AMP’s robots already have been deployed in North America, Asia and Europe, with recent installations in Spain and across the U.S. in California, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

At the beginning of the year, AMP Robotics  worked with its investor, Sidewalk Labs on a pilot program that provided residents of a single apartment building representing 250 units in Toronto with detailed information about their recycling habits. Sidewalk Labs is transporting the waste to a Canada Fibers material recovery facility where trash is sorted by both Canada Fibers employees and AMP Robotics.

Once the waste is categorized, sorted and recorded, Sidewalk communicates with residents of the building about how they’re doing in their recycling efforts.

It was only last November that the Denver-based AMP Robotics raised a $16 million round from Sequoia Capital and others to finance the early commercialization of its technology.

 

As TechCrunch reported at the time, recycling businesses used to be able to rely on China to buy up any waste stream (no matter the quality of the material). However, about two years ago, China decided it would no longer serve as the world’s garbage dump and put strict standards in place for the kinds of raw materials it would be willing to receive from other countries.

The result has been higher costs at recycling facilities, which actually are now required to sort their garbage more effectively. At the time, unemployment rates put the squeeze on labor availability at facilities where trash was sorted. Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has put even more pressure on those recycling and waste handling facilities, despite their identification as “essential workers”.

Given the economic reality, recyclers are turning to AMP’s technology — a combination of computer vision, machine learning and robotic automation to improve efficiencies at their facilities.

And, the power of AMP’s technology to identify waste products in a stream has other benefits, according to chief executive Matanya Horowitz.

“We can identify… whether it’s a Coke or Pepsi can or a Starbucks cup,” Horowitz told TechCrunch last year. “So that people can help design their product for circularity… we’re building out our reporting capabilities and that, to them, is something that is of high interest.”

AMP Robotics declined to comment for this article.

 

#amp, #amps, #articles, #asia, #california, #china, #colorado, #denver, #europe, #florida, #machine-learning, #materials, #matter, #michigan, #minnesota, #new-york, #north-america, #pepsi, #recycling, #robot, #robotics, #sequoia-capital, #sidewalk-infrastructure-partners, #sidewalk-labs, #spain, #starbucks, #tc, #texas, #toronto, #united-states, #virginia, #water-conservation, #wisconsin

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Trump Administration Approves Start of Formal Transition to Biden

A key official designated President-elect Joe Biden as the apparent winner after Michigan certified his victory there and President Trump lost another court decision in Pennsylvania.

#alexander-lamar, #benson-jocelyn, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #capito-shelley-moore, #decisions-and-verdicts, #general-services-administration, #michigan, #murphy-emily-w-1974, #pennsylvania, #portman-rob, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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What We Know About a Suddenly Important Michigan Elections Board

Its work is usually routine, but thanks to a push by President Trump and other Republicans to overturn the election results, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers is now under a microscope.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #detroit-mich, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #wayne-county-mich

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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.

#georgia, #maricopa-county-ariz, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Duty or Party? For Republicans, a Choice on Whether to Enable Trump

In pushing his false claims to the limits and cowing Republicans into acquiescence or silence, President Trump has revealed the fragility of the electoral system — and shaken it.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #electoral-college, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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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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In Detroit, Trump’s Postelection Offensive Has a Familiar Feel

In a city that is used to being disparaged, President Trump’s attempt to overturn an election that he lost seems both extraordinary and business as usual.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #democratic-party, #detroit-mich, #duggan-mike, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Why Trump Will Fail in Michigan

His only success will be in ruining what should be the celebration of a successful election under highly challenging circumstances.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #constitutions, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #michigan, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What We Know About Trump’s Election Meeting with Michigan Officials

Two of the state’s leading Republicans are headed to the White House on Friday, as the president continues his efforts to subvert the election results in their state.

#michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Trump’s Latest Gambit

The president appears to meddle in Michigan’s electoral process: This is your morning tip sheet.

#michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Donald Trump Is Leaving Behind Blueprints to End Democracy

And I fear there’s no going back.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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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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Trump Election Results: Tensions Rise as Allies Attack Process

Confrontations have escalated in swing states, with elections officials in both parties facing threats of violence, as the president and other Republicans try to subvert the country’s voting system.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Threats and Tensions Rise as Trump and Allies Attack Elections Process

Confrontations have escalated in swing states, with elections officials in both parties facing threats of violence, as the president and other Republicans try to subvert the country’s voting system.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Why It Wasn’t Normal When Michigan Republicans Refused to Certify Votes

The G.O.P. members of a county canvassing board eventually approved Detroit’s election results, but the process left many voters wondering what stands between a routine election and a breakdown of democracy.

#benson-jocelyn, #detroit-mich, #electoral-college, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #wayne-county-mich

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When Michigan Republicans Refused to Certify Votes, It Wasn’t Normal

The G.O.P. members of a county canvassing board eventually approved Detroit’s election results, but the process left many voters wondering what stands between a routine election and a breakdown of democracy.

#benson-jocelyn, #detroit-mich, #electoral-college, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #wayne-county-mich

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Michigan Republicans Backtrack After Refusing to Certify Election Results

G.O.P. members of the elections board in Wayne County, which includes Detroit and is heavily Democratic, reversed their decision to hold up approval of Joe Biden’s victory after an outcry.

#benson-jocelyn, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #detroit-mich, #elections, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #wayne-county

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Time Runs Out for a U.S.-Canada Oil Pipeline

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan said the state would shut down a line between her state and Ontario that has been operating since the 1950s.

#environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #michigan, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #whitmer-gretchen

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Sequoia-backed recycling robot maker AMP Robotics gets its largest purchase order

AMP Robotics, the manufacturer of robotic recycling systems, has received its largest purchase order from the publicly traded North American waste handling company, Waste Connections.

The order, for 24 machine learning enabled robotic recycling systems, will be used on container, fiber and residue lines across numerous materials recovery facilities, the company said.

The AMP technology can be used to recover plastics, cardboard, paper, cans, cartons and many other containers and packaging types reclaimed for raw material processing.

The tech can tell the difference between high-density polyethylene and polyethylene terephthalate, low-density polyethylene, polypropylene, and polystyrene. The robots can also sort for color, clarity, opacity and shapes like lids, tubs, clamshells, and cups — the robots can even identify the brands on packaging.

So far, AMP’s robots have been deployed in North America, Asia, and Europe with recent installations in Spain, and across the US in California, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

In January, before the pandemic began, AMP Robotics worked with its investor, Sidewalk Labs on a pilot program that would provide residents of a single apartment building representing 250 units in Toronto with detailed information about their recycling habits.

Working with the building and a waste hauler, Sidewalk Labs  would transport the waste to a Canada Fibers material recovery facility where trash will be sorted by both Canada Fibers employees and AMP Robotics. Once the waste is categorized, sorted, and recorded Sidewalk will communicate with residents of the building about how they’re doing in their recycling efforts.

Sidewalk says that the tips will be communicated through email, an online portal, and signage throughout the building every two weeks over a three-month period.

For residents, it was an opportunity to have a better handle on what they can and can’t recycle and Sidewalk Labs is betting that the information will help residents improve their habits. And for folks who don’t want their trash to be monitored and sorted, they could opt out of the program.

Recyclers like Waste Connections should welcome the commercialization of robots tackling industry problems. Their once-stable business has been turned on its head by trade wars and low unemployment. About two years ago, China decided it would no longer serve as the world’s garbage dump and put strict standards in place for the kinds of raw materials it would be willing to receive from other countries. The result has been higher costs at recycling facilities, which actually are now required to sort their garbage more effectively.

At the same time, low unemployment rates are putting the squeeze on labor availability at facilities where humans are basically required to hand-sort garbage into recyclable materials and trash.

AMP Robotics is backed by Sequoia Capital,  BV, Closed Loop Partners, Congruent Ventures  and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, a spin-out from Alphabet that invests in technologies and new infrastructure projects.

#alphabet, #amp-robotics, #amps, #articles, #asia, #california, #china, #colorado, #congruent-ventures, #energy-conservation, #europe, #florida, #machine-learning, #materials, #matter, #michigan, #minnesota, #new-york, #north-america, #plastics, #recycling, #robot, #robotics, #sequoia-capital, #sidewalk-infrastructure-partners, #spain, #tc, #texas, #toronto, #united-states, #virginia, #water-conservation, #wisconsin

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Lockdowns, Round 2: A New Virus Surge Prompts Restrictions, and Pushback

California and Michigan moved to shut down indoor dining, and Philadelphia severely limited indoor gatherings. With more than 150,000 virus cases daily, the nation is shutting down again.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #governors-us, #michigan, #navajo-indians, #philadelphia-pa, #shutdowns-institutional

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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.

#absentee-voting, #arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #georgia, #maricopa-county-ariz, #michigan, #nevada, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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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.

#absentee-voting, #arizona, #barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #georgia, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #porter-wright-morrisarthur-llp, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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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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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.

#conspiracy-theories, #dominion-voting-systems-corp, #elections, #georgia, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters, #voting-machines

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Here’s Where All the Cracks in the ‘Blue Wall’ Were for Biden

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. took back Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by surging in the suburbs. He held his own in big cities, but there were signs of weakness in Black and Latino neighborhoods.

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

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‘It’s Such a Relief’: Biden Voters Rebuild a Wall That Trump Smashed

Joe Biden’s victory was particularly sweet for supporters in three states he had to win: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.

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

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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.

#absentee-voting, #arizona, #barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bossie-david, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #electoral-college, #georgia, #justice-department, #michigan, #nevada, #pennsylvania, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #shapiro-josh-1973, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #true-the-vote, #trump-donald-j, #trump-eric-f-1984, #vos-robin-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #wisconsin, #wolf-thomas-w

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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.

#absentee-voting, #arizona, #barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bossie-david, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #electoral-college, #georgia, #justice-department, #michigan, #nevada, #pennsylvania, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #shapiro-josh-1973, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #true-the-vote, #trump-donald-j, #trump-eric-f-1984, #vos-robin-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #wisconsin, #wolf-thomas-w

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How Claims of Dead Michigan Voters Spread Faster Than the Facts

Journalists have debunked most claims of voter fraud, but President Trump’s supporters have not seemed to notice.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #fletcher-austen, #mackowiak-matt, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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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.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #georgia, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #wisconsin

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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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With His Path to Re-election Narrowing, Trump Turns to the Courts

The president pursued lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, and his campaign said it would demand a recount in Wisconsin.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #michigan, #nevada, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #wisconsin

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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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Will “Blue Wall” Battleground States Win Biden the Election?

From the beginning of his campaign until the end, Joseph R. Biden Jr. concentrated on winning back Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. It is not clear that he did.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #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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Despite Temptations, Biden Stayed Focused on the ‘Blue Wall’

From the beginning of his campaign until the end, Joseph R. Biden Jr. concentrated on winning back Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. It is not clear that he did.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #wisconsin

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Some Regions Still Experience Slow Delivery of Mail Ballots

In the final days of voting, the Postal Service is struggling to ensure timely delivery of ballots in parts of key battleground states like Pennsylvania and Michigan.

#absentee-voting, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

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This Is an Election Story That Mentions Neither Biden Nor Trump

Here are the (other) races and issues our national correspondents are watching.

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Final Weekend Campaigning Reflects Both Traditional Barnstorming and 2020 Chaos

The candidates visited two of the key “Blue Wall” states Mr. Trump won in 2016.

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Can Trump Woo Enough Black Men to Hurt Biden in Battleground States?

On the ground and in TV ads, the candidates are in an intense and surprising battle for Black male voters, who are crucial for Democrats trying to win back Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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In Michigan, a Suburban County That Flipped Blue Isn’t Looking Back

Oakland County, Mich., a Republican stronghold 12 years ago that is now solidly Democratic, is a prime example of the political evolution taking place in many of the nation’s suburbs.

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F.B.I. Arrests Michigan Men Tied to White Supremacist Group

Two members of the Base, a white supremacist and neo-Nazi group, were accused of trying to threaten a host of a podcast that describes itself as “confronting white nationalism.”

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Biden Holds 8-Point Lead in Michigan as He Tries to Reconstruct the ‘Blue Wall’

While President Trump counted Michigan as one of his most surprising victories in 2016, he is struggling to maintain support among white voters in the state this year.

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The Big Ten’s Rocky Road Back to Football

In response to the coronavirus, the conference first said no to fall football on its campuses. Then, after being pulled in different directions by players, politicians and others, the league reversed course.

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What is a Militia? And Why Is the Word So Controversial These Days?

Federal authorities and academics have long described private paramilitary organizations as “militias.” Some critics say the term gives the groups more legitimacy than they deserve.

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