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Will Trump give a concession speech or congratulate Biden? If not, he'll break more than a century of tradition

Concession speeches often touch on love of country over party. Among the most memorable was John McCain's concession to Barack Obama in 2008.
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USPS failed to deliver over 150,000 mail-in ballots by Election Day, according to report

Over 150,000 ballots that reached the post office by Nov. 3 were not delivered by Election Day. JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images The US Postal Service failed to deliver more than 150,000 ballots by Election Day, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. In critical swing states, less than 85% of ballots were delivered on time. More ballots were processed Wednesday than on the day of the election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Less than 85% of swing-state ballots tha...
Tags: Post, Politics, Washington Post, Trends, Georgia, Pennsylvania, US Postal Service, Usps, Arizona, Postal Service, North Carolina, Naacp, Trump, Election 2020, Jason Redmond, Absentee Ballot


Will Trump give a concession speech or congratulate Biden? If not, he'll break more than a century of tradition

Concession speeches often touch on love of country over party. Among the most memorable was John McCain's concession to Barack Obama in 2008.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Barack Obama, John Mccain, Biden, Usa Today, Will Trump


NBA players, owners agree to Dec. 22 start for 72-game regular season

The NBA season will be back in time for Christmas. The NBA board of governors and the National Basketball Players Association have each agreed to play a reduced 72-game season starting on Dec. 22, an unprecedented short turnaround that the league hopes will help it recoup a steep dive in revenue and sync back with its traditional calendar schedule. The agreement was first reported by The Athletic, following a vote by the league’s union representatives on Thursday evening. A source confirmed the ...
Tags: China, Sports, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Miami, Espn, Lebron James, Staples Center, James, Lakers, Disney World, The Lakers, Clippers


Here are the legal challenges Trump's campaign has filed to dispute the 2020 election results

President Donald Trump Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican officials have filed a flurry of legal challenges as part of an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election even before the race has been called. The campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in a number of battleground states including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, and Nevada. The Democratic nominee Joe Biden won Michigan and leads Trump in tight races in Arizona and Nev...
Tags: Post, Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, States, Biden


LIVE RESULTS: Democrats are losing key House seats to Republicans, but look set to keep their majority

  Republicans are having an unexpectedly strong showing in the race for the House of Representatives, flipping back several Democratic-controlled seats and holding off Democratic challengers in others.  However, Democrats are still on track to keep their majority. The House currently consists of 232 Democrats, 197 Republicans, one Libertarian, and five vacancies.  As of Thursday, Decision Desk HQ projects that Republicans have gained back five seats on net so far. Republicans flipped seven Demo...
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Twitter permanently suspends Steve Bannon account after talk of beheading

Twitter permanently suspended an account belonging to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon after he suggested Thursday morning that Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded. His comments were made in a video posted to his Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter accounts.
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RESULTS: GOP Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler wins rematch against Carolyn Long in Washington's 3rd Congressional District

  Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is projected to defeat Democrat Carolyn Long in Washington's 3rd Congressional District, Insider and Decision Desk HQ can report. Herrera Beutler, seeking a fifth term to Congress, is the only Latina Republican woman with voting power in the House.  Washington's 3rd District occupies a mix of cities and rural areas in the southwestern part of the state bordering Oregon. The district voted for Mitt Romney in 2012 and President Trump in 2016. See the live coverage a...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Congress, Washington, Oregon, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Alaska, House, Long Beach, Mitt Romney, Vancouver, West Coast, Republican


RESULTS: GOP Rep. Tom McClintock has successfully defended his House seat against Democratic challenger Brynne Kennedy in California's 4th Congressional District

  Six-term Rep. Tom McClintock is projected to have defeated Democrat Brynne Kennedy in California's 4th Congressional District, Insider and Decision Desk HQ can report. See the live coverage and full results from all US House elections. The district is in east-central California and home to the counties of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorade, Maripose, and Tuolumne. The two candidates were chosen through California's "top-two primary" system, which places the top two candidates in the state's...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Congress, California, US, Fresno, Sacramento, Trends, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, House Of Representatives, Nevada, Donald Trump, South Lake Tahoe, Financial Times


RESULTS: GOP Rep. Tom McClintock successfully defended his House seat against Democratic challenger Brynne Kennedy in California's 4th Congressional District

  Six-term Rep. Tom McClintock is projected to have defeated Democrat Brynne Kennedy in California's 4th Congressional District, Insider and Decision Desk HQ can report. See the live coverage and full results from all US House elections. The district is located in east-central California and is home to the counties of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorade, Maripose, and Tuolumne.  The two candidates were chosen through California's "top-two primary" system which places the top two candidates in ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Congress, California, US, Fresno, Sacramento, Trends, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Nevada, Donald Trump, South Lake Tahoe


Democrat Mark Kelly flips a Senate seat in Arizona, ousting Republican incumbent Martha McSally

  Democrat Mark Kelly has won a special election for US Senate in Arizona against GOP incumbent Sen. Martha McSally, according to Decision Desk HQ. McSally was appointed to serve in the Senate seat held by Sen. John McCain. Kelly, a gun-violence-prevention advocate and former astronaut, has pulled ahead in one of the most competitive Senate races for Democrats. See the live coverage and full results from the US Senate elections. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Democrat Mark ...
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US election live: Biden and Trump virtually tied in key state of Georgia

Trump makes series of falsehoods in White House press conferenceVotes still being counted in Pennsylvania, Georgia and NevadaBiden calls for calm as America anxiously awaits resultsWhy are the media reporting different US election results?Trump v Biden – full results as they come in 3.23am GMT Democratic hopes of wrenching control of the Senate from Republicans received an unexpected boost as it seems likely that two key races in the southern state of Georgia may be headed to runoff races.On...
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Trump repeats false claim of election win as Biden calls for 'patience'

President speaks from the White House to rail against ‘election interference’ as Biden and Harris tell country ‘each ballot must be counted’
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Kyoto Animation Handed WIA Diversity Award “They Hired Women!”

Kyoto Animation has been randomly handed a “Diversity Award” from non-profit organization Women in Animation for the apparently revolutionary act of hiring women, a seemingly foreign concept for the deranged feminists in the West who are convinced that a lack of women in any industry is a result of sexism and not merely a lack […]
Tags: Politics, Usa, Awards, West, Feminism, Anime, Announcements, Kyoto Animation


US election 2020: will Donald Trump accept the result?

Joe Biden was still leading Donald Trump in the tense race to the critical 270 electoral votes as counting continued in key states. Jonathan Freedland describes an election that has provided one clear message: the US remains dividedJoe Biden is tantalisingly close to securing the presidency, as votes continue to be counted in key states after an election with a record turnout and record numbers of postal votes. Donald Trump, watching his grip on the presidency being eroded, has threatened legal ...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Jonathan Freedland, US elections 2020, Rachel Humphreys


Steve Bannon's Twitter account suspended

Earlier today, Steve Bannon called for beheading Dr. Fauci and FBI Director Wray, on his podcast. Twitter just suspended the Twitter account for Bannon's podcast. From The Hill: Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon's Twitter account was suspended Thursday after allegedly calling for the nation's leading infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci's head "on pikes" on his podcast. — Read the rest
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US counties showing the worst surge of COVID-19 cases overwhelmingly voted for Trump in this year's election

Getty Counties that are experiencing some of the worst COVID-19 surges have overwhelmingly voted for President Donald Trump in this year's presidential election, the Associated Press reported.  Trump won the majority of votes in more than 90% of the 376 US counties with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases per capita.  Most of those were rural areas in Midwestern states, where there is high opposition to social distancing and face mask guidelines.  Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
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We fact-checked President Trump's speech about the election. Here's what we found.

President Trump spoke about the presidential election from the White House, making unfounded claims about race outcomes, ballots and early voting.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Facebook deploys 'break glass' measures against election disinformation, as Trump groups call for violence amid wait for results

Facebook says it just implemented various so-called "break glass" measures to tamp down the flood of post-election disinformation, lies, and calls for violence now flooding the platform by pro-Trump groups. Details are limited in early reports, but Facebook says it will algorithmically categorize content that is potentially election-related misinformation, and there are changes to Facebook Live. — Read the rest
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Hannity says Pennsylvania should hold a 'do-over' election

Here, folks, is the face of Fox News, Sean Hannity, arguing that Pennsylvania should hold a "do-over" election. lmfao drink it in folks, sean hannity wants a do-over of the election in pennsylvania pic.twitter.com/Ua9L1bvKvi— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) November 6, 2020 Here's Hannity arguing that Pennsylvania should do a "do over" election pic.twitter.com/eZcaD3svee — Read the rest
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Biden gains on Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia

The race for the White House is still close to call, with tightening races in Georgia, Arizona and Pennsylvania as former Vice President Joe Biden edged close to the 270-electoral-vote threshold needed to win and President Donald Trump's hopes of clinching reelection appeared to be slipping away.
Tags: News, White House, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Stories, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Georgia Arizona


Rick Santorum: 'Shocking' to hear Trump say these things in speech

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) reacted to President Donald Trump's address from the White House press briefing room where he unleashed a fury of baseless claims about the 2020 presidential election. Santorum said it was "very disappointing and shocking" to hear the allegations and hoped Republicans would defend the election's integrity.
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Trump may have broken his own record for most dangerous lies in one speech | David Smith

In 16 minutes, the liar-in-chief offered a downright dishonest take on the election that risked inciting violenceUS politics live – follow the latest in our live blogTrump v Biden – full results as they come inIt seemed like a desperate last stand from a fearful strongman who can feel power slipping inexorably away.The US president on Thursday returned to the White House briefing room, scene of past triumphs such as that time he proposed bleach as a cure for coronavirus and that other time he co...
Tags: White House, US, US news, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, David Smith, Trump, US elections 2020


Trump Eclipses Obama's Popular Vote Record, Reinforcing Speculation of a 2024 Run if He Loses

Survey finds GOP would support Trump in another attempt at the White House in 2024 if he loses to Biden.
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A Purple Placer? Historically Red County Flips Blue For Biden

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Election 2020: Here’s what Californians said with their votes

Describe elections any way you want – as acts of political power; as peaceful alternatives to insurrection; as long, collective rage tweets – but don’t ignore this: Elections are megaphones. At their core, every big vote is simply a bunch of people telling the world how they feel about that ballot’s particular batch of politicians and ideas. With that in mind, here’s a quick look at five things Southern California voters said in the election that ended Tuesday, Nov. 3. 1. “We like democracy!” ...
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LIVE RESULTS: Biden maintains a narrow lead over Trump in Nevada

  As of 8:47 p.m. ET on Thursday, the presidential race in Nevada has not been called. Follow the live results here. Nevada voted for a Republican in seven of the last 12 presidential elections but has voted for a Democrat in each of the last three elections. The state has six electoral votes. Five of Nevada's six congressional seats are held by Democrats. See the live coverage and full results from the US presidential election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As of 8:47 p.m...
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We fact-checked Trump’s claims of election fraud in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania

The president made numerous false statements about Pennsylvania and Philadelphia in brief remarks from the White House Thursday night.
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Facebook bans large 'Stop the Steal' pro-Trump group for inciting violence

Facebook today banned "Stop the Steal," a large group run by figures close to Donald Trump and Steve Bannon. The Facebook group was organizing protests against the presidential vote count for this Saturday throughout the United States. Some members called for violence, others falsely claimed Democrats are "stealing" the election from Republicans. — Read the rest
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Biden eyes 270 as he gains on Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia

Democrat Joe Biden is closing on President Donald Trump in tense vote counts in Pennsylvania and Georgia, two states that the current occupant of the White House cannot afford to lose if he is to keep alive his hopes of a second term.
Tags: White House, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump



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