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Michigan certifies Biden's victory despite Trump's efforts to undermine it

Board of state canvassers confirms 154,000-vote victory in 3-0 vote with one abstentionMichigan election officials on Monday certified Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state amid president Donald Trump’s brazen attempts to subvert the results of the election.The board of state canvassers, which has two Republicans and two Democrats, confirmed the results on a 3-0 vote with one abstention. Allies of Trump and the losing Republican Senate candidate John James had urged the panel to delay vo...
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Can Trump actually stage a coup and stay in office for a second term?

The president refuses to acknowledge Biden’s win, but experts say there is no constitutional path forward for him to remain in the White HouseJoe Biden won the presidential election, a fact that Donald Trump and other Republicans refuse to acknowledge.There are worries the president and other Republicans will make every effort to stay in power. “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, said last week. William Barr, the attorney gen...
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US election results 2020: Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump to win presidency

Trump refuses to formally concede as Biden wins election with a 6m advantage in the popular vote Continue reading...
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Trump campaign cuts ties with attorney Sidney Powell after bizarre election fraud claims

Powell has made a raft of incorrect claims, including that Georgia’s voting software was created at the behest of late Venezuelan president Hugo ChavezPerhaps Sidney Powell has gone too far even for Rudy Giuliani this time.The Trump campaign’s legal team has moved to distance itself from the firebrand conservative attorney after a tumultuous few days in which Powell made multiple incorrect statements about the election voting process, unspooled complex conspiracy theories and vowed to “blow up” ...
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Gary Younge on minority voters and the future of the Republican party - podcast

A look as the history of US voting rights and what the changing demographics of the country mean for RepublicansBlack and Latino voters overwhelmingly favoured the Democrats in the 2020 US election. Without their huge margins in key states, Joe Biden could not have won, the journalist Gary Younge tells Anushka Asthana. By 2045, white voters will be in the minority. These changing demographics are a concern for the Republican party. In 2013, just a year after turnout rates for black voters surpas...
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Trump faces pressure from Republicans to drop 'corrosive' fight to overturn election

John Bolton: Trump is ‘throwing rocks through windows’ HR McMaster: Trump’s actions sowing doubt among electorateDonald Trump faced growing pressure from Republicans on Sunday to drop his chaotic, last-ditch fight to overturn the US presidential election, as victor Joe Biden prepared to start naming his cabinet and a Pennsylvania judge compared Trump’s legal case there to “Frankenstein’s monster”.Despite Republican leadership in Washington standing behind the president’s claims that the 3 Novemb...
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US election results 2020: Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump to win presidency

Biden wins election and Georgia recount. Trump refuses to formally concede Continue reading...
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America is being subjected to a stress test – and Republicans are failing | Robert Reich

Most elected Republicans are refusing to stand up to Trump. Their cowardice is one of the worst betrayals of public trust in the history of our republicFinancial regulators subject banks to stress tests to see if they have enough capital to withstand sharp downturns. Related: Let's count the ways Donald Trump has tried to subvert this election, shall we? | Richard Wolffe Continue reading...
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Biden's popular vote lead over Trump stretches to more than 6m

President-elect currently has 79,823,827 votes as he continues to rack up the highest number of votes in US historyJoe Biden’s popular vote lead over Donald Trump has now stretched to more than 6m as he continues to rack up the highest number of votes in American history.The Democratic challenger, and now president-elect, currently has 79,823,827 compared to the president’s 73,786,905 – itself a record for a losing candidate in terms of sheer number of votes cast. Continue reading...
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Trump tells G20 leaders he wants to work with them ‘for a long time’

US president delivers boasts and falsehoods while other members focus on dealing with the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump has taken his campaign to deny the results of the US presidential election global, telling world leaders at the G20 summit that he looks forward to “working with you again for a long time”.The gathering of leaders of major world economies is being held online this year, because of the pandemic, but could have been an occasion f...
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Trump’s last-ditch efforts to overturn results fail to make dent in Biden victory

President’s desperate efforts include pleas to Republican state lawmakers as states certify election resultsDesperate efforts by Donald Trump and his Republican allies to overturn the result of the American election are facing an ever narrowing range of options as court cases and recounts have repeatedly failed to make any dent in the convincing victory of Democratic challenger Joe Biden.Now that states are certifying their election results, it appears that the president’s last-ditch efforts wil...
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US election results 2020: Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump to win presidency

Biden wins election and Georgia recount. Trump refuses to formally concede Continue reading...
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US states scramble to take action as Covid numbers jump terrifyingly higher

The virus is on the rise so uniformly across the vast landmass of the US, that records are being shattered dailyThe Disunited States of America are united once more. After a brutal election that exacerbated bitter partisan divisions and left the country feeling as though it had been torn in two, it has at last been thrown back together.For all the wrong reasons. Continue reading...
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Covid rampages across US, unifying a splintered nation as cases surge

The virus is on the rise so uniformly across the vast landmass of the US, that records are being shattered dailyThe Disunited States of America are united once more. After a brutal election that exacerbated bitter partisan divisions and left the country feeling as though it had been torn in two, it has at last been thrown back together.For all the wrong reasons. Continue reading...
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Can American democracy survive Donald Trump?

Lying, paranoia and conspiracy are defining features of a totalitarian society. What hope is there for a brand new era, in the aftermath of an administration that has relied on all three?“I WON THE ELECTION!” Donald Trump tweeted in the early hours of 16 November 2020, 10 days after he lost the election. At the same time, Atlantic magazine announced an interview with Barack Obama, in which he warns that the US is “entering into an epistemological crisis” – a crisis of knowing. “If we do not have...
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Trump's monumental sulk: president retreats from public eye as Covid ravages US

Two weeks after his defeat, Trump has gone from always present to effectively missing, behavior that many say is an unprecedented and dangerousThere was one thing that even Donald Trump’s harshest critics were never able to accuse him of: invisibility.The outgoing US president held endless campaign rallies, verbally sparred with reporters on the way to his helicopter and spent so long on the phone to Fox News shows that even pliable hosts had to gently but firmly hang up. He was the master of sa...
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Donald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirus – as it happened

President’s son is fourth member of Trump family to contract CovidUS records highest number of daily coronavirus deaths since MayFirst Americans may get vaccine in December if US approves requestRepublican officials finally forced into action on CovidPfizer asks to allow emergency use of its vaccineSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.20am GMT Evening summaryThat’s all from me for the night. Here’s where the news stands as we head into the weekend. 1.11am GMT Tr...
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Trump makes futile last stand to overturn results as Georgia certifies Biden win

President met with Michigan’s Republican leaders at White House in desperate bid to subvert democracy US politics – live updates Donald Trump was on Friday making a futile but dangerous last stand, without precedent in modern American history, to overturn the result of the presidential election so he can remain in power.Even as Joe Biden’s victory in the state of Georgia was confirmed, the president met with Republican leaders from Michigan at the White House in an increasingly desperate bid to ...
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Donald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirus – live

President’s son is fourth member of Trump family to contract CovidUS records highest number of daily coronavirus deaths since MayFirst Americans may get vaccine in December if US approves requestRepublican officials finally forced into action on CovidPfizer asks to allow emergency use of its vaccineSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 12.24am GMT Donald Trump Jr., who now has Covid-19, previously downplayed the virusThe president’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. repeated...
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Georgia certifies Biden victory as Trump prepares to meet Michigan Republicans – live

US records highest number of daily coronavirus deaths since MayFirst Americans may get vaccine in December if US approves requestRepublican officials finally forced into action on CovidPfizer asks to allow emergency use of its vaccineSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 9.18pm GMT The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office officially certified the election results, affirming Biden’s victory in the traditionally Republican battleground after a mandatory statewide audit. T...
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Georgia expects to certify Biden victory as Trump prepares to meet Michigan Republicans – live

US records highest number of daily coronavirus deaths since MayFirst Americans may get vaccine in December if US approves requestRepublican officials finally forced into action on CovidPfizer asks to allow emergency use of its vaccineSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 7.16pm GMT The Georgia Secretary of State said the office is still completing the certification process, correcting a previous statement that declared the certification process complete. In a corrected...
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Trump targets Michigan as Biden remains winner in Georgia – live

Biden confirmed as Georgia winner after recountGeorgia’s secretary of state one of few Republicans to accept Biden winRepublican officials finally forced into action on CovidPfizer asks to allow emergency use of its vaccineSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.21pm GMT Georgia is expected to certify Biden’s victory in the state later this morning, after a hand recount of millions of ballots. The Associated Press called the race on Thursday evening following the recou...
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‘He made a connection’: how did Trump manage to boost his support among rural Americans?

Despite overall defeat, Trump boosted his support in the Iowa heartland and some say sounded the death knell for the ‘country club Republican’ party thereJust a few months ago, Neil Shaffer thought Iowa was lost to Donald Trump.“I was worried. We were in the midst of Covid and the economy wasn’t doing so good and Trump wasn’t handling the Covid interviews very well, and I was thinking this is gonna be a bloodbath,” said the farmer and chair of a county Republican party in the north-east of the s...
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Trump targets Michigan as Biden remains winner in Georgia – live updates

President’s legal efforts against election result continue as US records highest every daily Covid case riseJoe Biden confirmed as Georgia winner after recountTrump’s election legal challenges: where do things stand?Biden: Trump is one of ‘most irresponsible presidents in American history’Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 9.33am GMT Here’s what the New York Times had to say in the early hours about Donald Trump’s renewed assault on the election results in Michigan....
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US election results 2020: Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump to win presidency

Biden wins election and Georgia recount, and Trump refuses to formally concede Continue reading...
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Along with everything else, Trump has killed satire as well | First Dog on the Moon

What is that stuff running down Rudy Giuliani’s face? Is it hair dye? Has his brain-coal been liquefied by all the lies?Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are publishedGet all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints Continue reading...
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Joe Biden confirmed as Georgia winner after recount

President-elect wins Georgia’s 16 electoral college votesBiden first Democrat to win there since Bill Clinton in 1996President-elect Joe Biden has been confirmed as the winner of Georgia, after the state conducted a hand recount.The first Democrat to take the state since Bill Clinton in 1996, Biden wins its 16 electoral college votes as part of a victory by 306-232. Continue reading...
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Trump one of the 'most irresponsible presidents' in US history, Biden says – video

US president-elect Joe Biden says Donald Trump will go down in history as one of the ‘most irresponsible presidents in American history’, labelling his challenges to the election results ‘incredibly damaging’. Biden said he was not concerned that Trump’s refusal to concede the election would prevent a transfer of power, but added it ‘sends a horrible message about who we are as a country’.Biden condemns Trump as one of the ‘most irresponsible presidents in American history’ Continue reading...
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Rudy Giuliani suffers hair malfunction as he makes more baseless election allegations – video

President Donald Trump's election legal team holds a press conference to spout a number of conspiracy theories and baseless claims of voter fraud that they falsely claim changed the results of the 2020 election. Rudy Giuliani and other Trump lawyers repeatedly accuse the media of disregarding their claims and argue a debunked conspiracy theory that Venezuela could have hacked election results through machines used by local authorities US news - live updatesDonald Trump mounts all-out assault on ...
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Rudy Giuliani baselessly links new election fraud claims to 'communist money' from Venezuela – video

President Donald Trump's election legal team holds a press conference to spout a number of conspiracy theories and baseless claims of voter fraud that they falsely claim changed the results of the 2020 election. Rudy Giuliani and other Trump lawyers repeatedly accuse the media of disregarding their claims and argue a debunked conspiracy theory that Venezuela could have hacked election results through machines used by local authoritiesUS news - live updatesDonald Trump mounts all-out assault on e...
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