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Carl Bernstein named 21 GOP senators who he said are enabling Trump's attempts to subvert US democracy by only criticizing him in private

President Donald Trump. Getty Carl Bernstein named 21 Republican senators who he says have privately expressed "extreme contempt" for President Donald Trump. Bernstein, one of the Watergate journalists, said the senators have "have repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for Trump & his fitness to be POTUS." He said that their silence has "helped enable Trump's most grievous conduct—including undermining and discrediting the US the electoral system." Some of the senators he named has acknowl...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, United States, News UK, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Bernstein, Richard Nixon, Carl Bernstein


A Few More Hill GOPers Push Trump To Accept Reality As More Legal Battles Fall Flat

A handful of Republicans have joined a small contingent of conservative lawmakers over the weekend in accepting the reality that President Trump’s presidency is ending in January. The sitting president still refuses to concede to President-elect Joe Biden and his flailing attempts to legally challenge the election results have not picked up steam. On Saturday night, the Trump campaign was dealt another blow in its effort to delegitimize the election process when a federal judge rebuked its cha...
Tags: News, White House, America, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, General Services Administration, Michigan, Biden, Abc News, Senate Intelligence Committee, Cheney, Kamala Harris, Trump, Upton, HARRIS


‘National Embarrassment’: Christie Blasts Trump’s Legal Team As Election Challenges Fizzle

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) blasted President Trump’s legal team on Sunday for being “a national embarrassment” as it boosts the sitting president’s refusal to concede by waging bogus claims of widespread election fraud. Trump’s legal battles in his efforts to delegitimize the election process have continued falling flat. During an appearance on ABC News, Christie repeated his suggestion that Trump finally needs to concede. After ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos mentioned th...
Tags: Chris Christie, News, Maryland, Georgia, New Jersey, Biden, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Trump, Christie, George, Sidney Powell, Larry Hogan, Hogan, Brian Kemp, Sen Pat Toomey


Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is 'embarrassed that more people in the party aren't speaking up' against Trump's refusal to concede

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said on Sunday that he's "embarrassed" members of his own party are staying silent while President Donald Trump continues to refuse to concede to Joe Biden.  "It's time for them to stop the nonsense," Hogan said on CNN's "State of the Union." "It just gets more bizarre every single day, and frankly, I'm embarrassed that more people in the party aren't speaking up." Hogan's rema...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Maryland, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Melania Trump


Concede or fight? Where Trump's lawyers, family members, and GOP lawmakers stand on the president's decision to refuse to concede to Biden

Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump, and Donald Trump Jr. before the presidential debate last week in Cleveland, Ohio. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump is refusing to concede the presidential election, and said he plans to fight the results in court.  The issue of whether to concede has divided Trump's inner circle, with some advising him to accept loss with dignity. Others are encouraging him to continue to dispute the results, even thou...
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Loeffler Quarantines After Inconclusive COVID-19 Tests And Indoor Campaign Events

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) is quarantining following inconclusive COVID-19 test results on Saturday evening, a day after she campaigned with Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) ahead of the battleground state’s Senate runoff elections in January. On Sunday, Loeffler campaign spokesperson Stephen Lawson said that Loeffler was cleared for campaigning after rapid test results were negative for COVID-19. However, Loeffler’s PCR test on Friday were positive for COVID-19, which ca...
Tags: News, Cdc, Senate, Georgia, Perdue, Mike Pence, Lawson, Pence, Loeffler, Stephen Lawson, Lawson Lawson, Sen David Perdue R GA, 2020 Election, Kelly Loeffler, Summer Concepcion, Sen Kelly Loeffler R Ga


Wisconsin election officials say Trump observers are obstructing the recount and interrupting vote counters

Recount observers watch ballots during a Milwaukee hand recount of Presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wis. Associated Press/Nam Y. Huh Wisconsin election officials on Saturday said observers for President Donald Trump were seeking to obstruct recount efforts. Th officials said in some cases, Trump observers were objecting to every single ballot being counted. Some Trump observers also broke rules by constantly interrupting vote counters with qu...
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Another Republican senator has congratulated Biden on winning the 2020 election, saying Trump 'exhausted all plausible legal options'

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) leaves the Senate chamber during a recess in the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump continues at the U.S. Capitol on January 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Getty Images/Drew Angerer Republican Sen. Pat Toomey congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his victory just hours after a federal judge tossed a major Trump campaign lawsuit seeking to challenge the election results. Toomey said in a statement that President Donald Trump "exhausted all plaus...
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Trump Takes Another L: Michigan GOPers Say No To Election Steal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but his pleas to Michigan lawmakers to overturn the will of their constituents appeared to have left them unswayed. Trump summoned a delegation of the battleground state’s Republican leadership, including the Senate majority leader and House speaker, in an apparent extension of his efforts to persuade judges and election offi...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Washington, Senate, White House, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, House, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan


A federal judge threw out a major Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania, issuing a blistering opinion refusing to disenfranchise 7 million voters

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference about lawsuits contesting the results of the presidential election on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020. Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty Images In a scathing opinion released Saturday evening, a federal judge tossed out a major Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania seeking to block the certification of the state's election results. Judge Matthew Brann wrote that the Trum...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, United States of America, Brann, Plaintiffs, Trump Campaign


Cabaldon Concedes, Martha Guerrero Wins West Sacramento Mayor Race

WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon has lost his race for reelection. Cabaldon conceded the race to his challenger Martha Guerrero Friday evening. In a statement posted to Twitter, Cabaldon said called Guerrero to congratulate her on her win Friday after the vote count update, which showed her leading by 486 votes. “I’m optimistic for West Sacramento as my town chooses a different path,” Cabaldon wrote. “I’m so grateful to have had the chance to spend most of my ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Local, Sacramento, Cbs, West Sacramento, Yolo County, General Election 2020, Guerrero, Christopher Cabaldon, 2020 Election, West Sacramento News, Cabaldon, Newsom Issues Month Long Curfew Starting, Cabaldon Concedes Martha


'Bring it on, I'm not backing down': Arizona top election official Katie Hobbs holds fast against attempts to undermine the state's election

In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs talks about voter registration at Phoenix College on National Voter Registration Day in Phoenix. Arizona AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File Arizona's top election official Katie Hobbs is preparing for Arizona counties to certify their election results by Monday's deadline, despite efforts from the state Republican Party to halt certification.  "We've been in communication with all the counties and the election official...
Tags: Politics, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Arizona, Hobbs, Associated Press, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Ross, Trump


California Attorney General Drops Lawsuit Against State Republican Party

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California’s attorney general has dropped a lawsuit seeking the names and contact information of every person who used one of the state Republican Party’s unofficial ballot drop boxes. In some counties with closely contested U.S. House races, the party used the boxes to collect ballots. While it’s legal in California to collect completed ballots and turn them in on behalf of voters, state law says only county election officials are allowed to deploy ballot drop bo...
Tags: Politics, News, California, California News, Republican Party, General Election 2020, State, Sacramento Calif, U S House, Alex Padilla, California Republican Party, Xavier Becerra, Becerra, 2020 Election, Hector Barajas, California GOP


Trump Is Still Raging Against Democracy. But It’s Time To Applaud The Tenacity Of Voters, Poll And USPS Workers 

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. “ I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies,  foreign and domestic. ” This is part of the common oath that the thousands of election administrators and close to a million pollworkers take each election. Indeed, it is part of the oath of office many of our elected officials swear to, including those in Congress and the Vice Presi...
Tags: News, Congress, Barack Obama, United States, Usps, States, Cafe, United States Postal Service USPS, Bipartisan Policy Center, 2020 Election, Nicole Lafond, Tammy Patrick, USPS Workers


Tucker Carlson calls out Trump's election lawyer for refusing to show evidence supporting the president's baseless voter fraud claims

Tucker Carlson slams the Trump campaign's refusal to produce evidence to support their election claims. Screenshot/Fox News Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson lashed out at a lawyer on President Donald Trump's election legal team after she refused to send him any evidence of her baseless voter fraud claims.  Carlson said he was eager to have the attorney, QAnon supporter Sidney Powell, on his show and would've given her "the whole hour" or "the entire week" to detail her claims.  B...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox, Gop, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Republican National Committee, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Sidney Powell, Powell, Carlson


Trump and his allies have won zero out of the 22 lawsuits they've filed since Election Day

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican officials have filed nearly two dozen lawsuits since Election Day in an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. The campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in swing states Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. They've notched zero victories, 18 cases where they've withdrawn or lost, and have 4 cases pending. Scroll down for a list of lawsuits the T...
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How Joe Biden went from being a kid from Scranton to a six-term Senator, VP, and now the President-elect

Joe Biden has long straddled the line between presenting himself as an accomplished, career politician and a cool, down-to-earth dad. Mark Makela/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden turns 78 years old on Friday, November 20.  Biden, who served as US senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009 and then former President Obama's vice-president from 2009 to 2017, ran for president three times before winning the Democratic nomination. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1942, to a us...
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Trump Camp Outraged Georgia Recount Counted The Votes

President Donald Trump’s campaign is having a fit after a manual recount of Georgia’s election results confirmed on Thursday night President-elect Joe Biden’s stunning victory in the Peach State. Jenna Ellis, one of the campaign’s legal advisors, said in a statement that they will “continue to demand” an “honest recount,” parroting Trumpland’s baseless accusation that the election was mired in fraud. “This so-called hand recount went exactly as we expected because Georgia simply recounted all...
Tags: News, Georgia, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Ellis, Peach State, Trumpland, 2020 Election, Cristina Cabrera, Brad Raffensperger, Jenna Ellis, Trump Camp Outraged Georgia Recount


Georgia Vote Recount Cements Biden Victory

A manual recount of Georgia’s election results confirmed on Thursday night President-elect Joe Biden’s stunning victory in the Peach State. Biden defeated President Donald Trump by a margin of 12,284 votes, the recount showed. “Georgia’s historic first statewide audit reaffirmed that the state’s new secure paper ballot voting system accurately counted and reported results,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a statement. “This is a credit to the hard work of our county and ...
Tags: News, Georgia, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Ellis, Peach State, Trumpland, 2020 Election, Cristina Cabrera, Brad Raffensperger, Jenna Ellis, Georgia Vote Recount Cements Biden Victory


Trump reportedly told an ally he knows he lost the 2020 election but wants revenge on Democrats for doubting he properly won in 2016

President Donald Trump. Getty President Donald Trump told an ally that he has accepted his loss in the 2020 election, but wants to avenge Democrats for disputing his win in 2016, CNN reported. President-elect Joe Biden was projected to defeat Trump two weeks ago, but Trump has still not conceded or permitted his administration brief Biden's transition team. The Trump campaign has tried to deny Biden victory and overturn vote counts with a string of lawsuits in several states. According to ...
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Trump reportedly told an ally he knows he lost the 2020 election but wants revenge on Democrats for disputing his 2016 win

President Donald Trump. Getty President Donald Trump told an ally that he has accepted his loss in the 2020 election, but wants to avenge Democrats for disputing his win in 2016, CNN reported. President-elect Joe Biden was projected to defeat Trump two weeks ago, but Trump has still not conceded or permitted his administration brief Biden's transition team. The Trump campaign has tried to deny Biden victory and overturn vote counts with a string of lawsuits in several states. According to ...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Russia, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, News UK, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


Trump loses yet another post-election lawsuit, Arizona judge tosses AZ GOP case against Maricopa county

Trump and his allies are now 1 to 30 in post-election litigation, as the losses and legal fees keep piling up. An Arizona court has just dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Arizona Republican Party that sought to expand the state's election audit. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Law, Republicans, Gop, Arizona, Republican, Election, Trump, Maricopa County, Arizona Republican Party, 2020 Election


Rudy Giuliani straight-up asked a federal judge to ignore Pennsylvania voters and declare Trump won the state

Rudy Giuliani at a news conference on Thursday. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst In a new court filing, the Trump campaign lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Marc Scaringi asked a federal judge to declare President Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 presidential election in Pennsylvania. President-elect Joe Biden won the state by more than 80,000 votes. The judge appeared skeptical of Giuliani's legal argument when he presented it in court Tuesday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Tru...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Michigan, Biden, Giuliani, Naacp, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, State, Wayne County, Brann


Health Experts Demand GSA Chief Stop Holding Up Biden’s Transition As COVID Cases Surge

Nearly 200 public health experts joined forces on Thursday to demand that General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy officially green-light President-elect Joe Biden’s formal transition amid surging COVID-19 cases nationwide. In a letter issued Thursday to Murphy, former government officials, advocates, medical school deans and other health experts urged the GSA chief to sign an ascertainment that would permit Biden’s transition team to contact federal agencies so that the incoming adm...
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, General Services Administration, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Murphy, GSA, Fauci, Trump Administration, 2020 Election, Summer Concepcion, Emily Murphy, COVID-19


Trump invites Republican lawmakers from Michigan to the White House as part of his escalating effort to overturn the election results

Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Thursday invited several local Republican lawmakers from Michigan to meet with him at the White House on Friday as part of his ongoing efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The meeting is another arm of Trump's chaotic effort to reverse the election results in key battleground states and falsely claim victory against President-elect Joe Biden. There's no evidence of widespread voter fraud in any state, including Mich...
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Rudy Giuliani's hair dye trickled down his face at a wild news conference where he quoted 'My Cousin Vinny' to support his claims about the election

Rudy Giuliani speaking at a news conference on November 19 in Philadelphia. AP Rudy Giuliani gave a bizarre press conference Thursday in which he quoted "My Cousin Vinny," floated unfounded conspiracy theories, and claimed President Donald Trump won an election that he decisively lost. In the middle of the press conference, Giuliani's hair dye started running down the side of his face. At one point, someone who was operating the Trump campaign's official feed of the press conference could ...
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Graham ‘Can’t Explain’ What Makes GA Sec Of State ‘Tick’ After Claims Of Ballot Interference

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took to “Fox and Friends” Thursday morning to gripe that he “can’t explain” what makes Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensberger — who accused the South Carolina Republican of pressuring him to toss out legally cast ballots — “tick.” Graham vehemently denied Raffensperger’s allegations during his “Fox and Friends” interview Thursday morning. Raffensberger, a Republican, accused Graham of demanding that he disregard all absentee ballots in counties where there was...
Tags: News, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fox, Graham, University of Pennsylvania, Republican, George W Bush, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Brian Kilmeade, Senate Select Committee, Sen Lindsey Graham R SC, Ga


Trump Tries Desperate And Damaging New Tack As He Refuses To Accept Loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting nowhere in the courts, President Donald Trump’s scattershot effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is shifting toward obscure election boards that certify the vote as Trump and his allies seek to upend the electoral process, sow chaos and perpetuate unsubstantiated doubts about the count. The battle is centered in the battleground states that sealed Biden’s win. In Michigan, two Republican election officials in the state’s largest county initially ref...
Tags: News, Washington, Time, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Arizona, Palmer, Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Michigan, Las Vegas


Trump and his allies have won zero out of the 21 lawsuits they've filed since Election Day

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican officials have filed nearly two dozen lawsuits since Election Day in an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. The campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in swing states Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. They've notched zero victories, 15 cases where they've withdrawn or lost, and have 6 cases pending. Scroll down for a list of lawsuits the T...
Tags: Post, Politics, Texas, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Arizona, Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Michigan


'It was not pressure': Trump called a Michigan county official who now says she wants to rescind her vote to certify the election

President Donald Trump talks on the phone AP Photo/Evan Vucci A GOP Michigan canvassing board member told The Washington Post she received a call from President Donald Trump the night before she filed an affadavit to rescind her vote to certify the election results.  It's too late for the canvasser, Monica Palmer, to rescind her vote. The certified results have already been sent to Michigan's secretary of state.  Palmer, who initially would not vote to certify before reversing course after...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Palmer, Michigan, Donald Trump, Detroit, The Washington Post, Trump, Hartmann, Wayne County Michigan, Evan Vucci



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