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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‘Loser’: How a Lifelong Fear Bookended Trump’s Presidency

The president’s inability to concede the election is the latest reality-denying moment in a career preoccupied with an epithet.

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Guess Whose Votes Trump Doesn’t Want Counted

There’s a pattern here, and it began with “birtherism.”

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We Know How to Run Better Elections. Why Don’t We Do It?

It’s clear what reforms are needed. Some states are even implementing them.

#black-people, #national-institute-of-standards-and-technology, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #voting-machines

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How Misinformation ‘Superspreaders’ Seed False Election Theories

Researchers have found that a small group of social media accounts are responsible for the spread of a disproportionate amount of the false posts about voter fraud.

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Trump’s Legal Farce Is Having Tragic Results

There is nothing funny about the Republican Party’s multipronged attack on voting rights.

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Can This Get Any More Pathetic?

The president and his enablers may look like fools, but they are causing real damage.

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Trump Team Disavows Lawyer Who Peddled Conspiracy Theories on Voting

President Trump’s campaign issued a striking repudiation of Sidney Powell, who had offered up widely derided conspiracy theories as she tried to aid the president’s baseless challenges to vote counts.

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A Great Election, Against All Odds

Democracy is hard work. That work paid off.

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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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Trump’s Legal Team Sets a Precedent for Lowering the Bar

President Trump and his lawyers are engaged in a spectacle that would be funny if it weren’t so dangerous, and if the stakes weren’t so high.

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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.

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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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Republicans in Congress Stay Largely in Line Behind Trump

A few top Republicans called for a smooth transition, but the critical mass of the party remained silent as President Trump continued to try to subvert the popular vote and falsely claim he won re-election.

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Tucker Carlson Dared Question a Trump Lawyer. The Backlash Was Quick.

The president’s allies quickly closed ranks behind Sidney Powell and her pro-Trump conspiracy theory, accusing the Fox host of betrayal.

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Trump Is Salting the Soil of American Democracy

It’s disgraceful, as is the support of his accomplices.

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Trump Is Wrong. There’s No Evidence of Election Fraud in Philadelphia.

The claim itself is fraudulent.

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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.

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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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Barr the Bad or Rudy the Ridiculous?

The Worst of Trump winners are in!

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Trump Fires Christopher Krebs, Official Who Disputed Election Fraud Claims

Mr. Krebs had overseen election cybersecurity efforts, and had joined other officials in declaring the 2020 election “the most secure in American history.”

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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.

#absentee-voting, #arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ducey-doug-1964, #georgia, #graham-lindsey, #nevada, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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In Georgia Recount, a Republican Feud With Trump at the Center

Double-crossing. Accusations of lying and incompetence. And a bitter divide over whether to endorse President Trump’s false claims of fraud. The G.O.P. in Georgia has a messy feud unfolding, with two Senate seats up for grabs.

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In Georgia, a Republican Feud With Trump at the Center

Double-crossing. Accusations of lying and incompetence. And a bitter divide over whether to endorse President Trump’s false claims of fraud. The G.O.P. in Georgia has a messy feud unfolding, with two Senate seats up for grabs.

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The End of Trump’s Reign of Tweet Terror Is Near

The president’s magic social media wand will soon be powerless.

#presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Giuliani Is Said to Seek $20,000 a Day Payment for Trump Legal Work

Last week, the president put the former New York mayor in charge of the court challenges to his loss in the election. Since then they have suffered nothing but setbacks.

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How Republicans in N.Y. Are Responding to the Election

Many of New York State’s top Republicans have stayed largely silent about President Trump’s refusal to concede.

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What to Expect in Senate Hearing With Zuckerberg and Dorsey

The executives, who have now testified several times in recent years, will most likely face some new questions about how they handled the election.

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Election Security Experts Contradict Trump’s Voting Claims

In a public letter, 59 top specialists called the president’s fraud assertions “unsubstantiated” and “technically incoherent.”

#computer-security, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

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The Cities Accused in Fraud Conspiracies Didn’t Cost Trump the Election

Yet Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Detroit have become the targets of G.O.P. allegations of voting shenanigans.

#detroit-mich, #milwaukee-wis, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Trump, Trying to Cling to Power, Fans Unrest and Conspiracies

The president’s refusal to concede has entered a more dangerous phase as he blocks his successor’s transition, withholding intelligence briefings, pandemic information and access to the government.

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Behind Trump’s Yearslong Effort to Turn Losing Into Winning

Even before he was elected in 2016, Donald J. Trump was building a conspiracy theory about voter fraud that took on new energy this year, as his political fortunes ebbed during the coronavirus pandemic.

#absentee-voting, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #stone-roger-j-jr, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #wisconsin

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Goodbye, Golden Goose

Time for Donald Trump to head down Sunset Boulevard.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sunset-boulevard-movie, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

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‘You Cannot Say No’: The Reign of Terror That Sustains Belarus’s Leader

Despite hundreds of thousands protesting against him for months, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko has been able to cling to power thanks to an all-pervasive security system.

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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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Christopher Krebs Hasn’t Been Fired, Yet

Mr. Krebs’s government agency contradicted President Trump’s false claims that the election was rigged. At this point, Mr. Krebs, a former Microsoft executive, still has a job.

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Federal Prosecutors Push Back on Barr Memo on Voter Fraud Claims

The prosecutors, assigned to monitor this month’s elections, said they had found no evidence to back any “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities.

#barr-william-p, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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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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What Does the MAGA Hat Mean After Trump’s Defeat?

Millions of Americans put them on during President Trump’s first campaign. Will they ever take them off?

#hats-and-caps, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #your-feed-fashion

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What Happens if Trump Doesn’t Concede?

Ross Douthat and Michelle Goldberg debate what the next 10 transitional weeks might look like and what went wrong with the polls.

#politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-transition-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Election Officials Directly Contradict Trump on Voting System Fraud

A group of federal, state and local officials working with a Department of Homeland Security agency declared flatly that the election was the most secure in the nation’s history.

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Trump Floats Improbable Survival Scenarios as He Ponders His Future

There is no grand strategy. President Trump is simply trying to survive from one news cycle to the next.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #fox-news-channel, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Small Cracks Emerge in G.O.P. Support for Trump’s Baseless Fraud Claims

President Trump retains a powerful hold on his party. But a growing number of Republican elected officials and party leaders have signaled they will indulge his conspiracy theories for only so long.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-senate, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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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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Pick the Worst of Trump’s Worst

A plethora of awful alternatives.

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Trump’s Post-Election Tactics Put Him in Unsavory Company

Denying defeat, claiming fraud and using government machinery to reverse election results are the time-honored tools of dictators.

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When Trump Vandalizes Our Country

The president should grit his teeth and repeat Hillary Clinton’s line from 2016: “We must accept this result.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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After Biden Win, Right-Wing Sites Still Push False Vote-Fraud Claims

Many publications have refused to acknowledge the president-elect.

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