Election 2016

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Kellyanne Conway: Headline About Me Led to Death Threats

Donald Trump senior adviser says it needs to stop

(Newser) - "Incendiary" pro-Clinton "rhetoric" is leading to death threats against Kellyanne Conway, the senior adviser to Donald Trump said in an interview with Chris Matthews on MSNBC Thursday. "Somebody ... in the Washington Post today has a scathing headline about me, which is not true but did lead to... More »

Obama Orders 'Full Review' of Election Hacking Claims

He wants it before he leaves office

(Newser) - President Obama wants a "full review" of allegations that Russia interfered in the US election via hacking to be completed before he leaves office, reports Politico . Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco made the announcement Friday, noting that the review would also cover threats from outside Russia, per the Huffington... More »

Trump Didn't End Up Spending $100M on His Campaign

He only made it about two-thirds of the way there

(Newser) - Donald Trump initially said he'd spend up to $1 billion to run for president, then cut that down to $100 million , but per campaign filings Thursday, he only made it about two-thirds of the way there. USA Today reports the total Trump ponied up was $66.1 million, according... More »

GOPers on 'Collision Course' With Trump Over Russia

He's downplaying alleged election meddling

(Newser) - Some leading Senate Republicans are on a "direct collision course" with Donald Trump over the election, according to the Washington Post . The GOP senators—including prominent Trump critics John McCain and Lindsey Graham—are planning to launch an aggressive and wide-ranging probe of alleged Russian meddling in the election... More »

Judge Says There's No Need to Continue Michigan Recount

He says system is secure and Stein would never have won

(Newser) - Jill Stein never had a chance of becoming president so there's no need to continue the recount she requested in Michigan, a federal judge decided Wednesday. US District Judge Mark Goldsmith sided with the Michigan Court of Appeal's ruling that the Green Party candidate, who received around 1%... More »

Green Party Abandons One Recount in Pa., Starts Another

Jill Stein and Co. will turn to federal courts to force a recount, end effort in state courts

(Newser) - A Green Party-backed campaign changed its strategy to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Donald Trump, and said late Saturday that it will seek an emergency federal court order on Monday for a recount, hours after abandoning an effort in the state courts,... More »

Efforts Underway to Block Recounts in Wis., Mich.

Lawsuit filed in Wisconsin, attorney general seeks to block recount in Michigan

(Newser) - Presidential election recount efforts in Wisconsin and Michigan are hitting roadblocks, the AP reports. Trump supporters have filed a federal lawsuit and a request for a temporary restraining order in an attempt to block the Wisconsin recount effort, arguing that the recount, which started Thursday, threatens the due process rights... More »

Meeting of Clinton, Trump Aides Turned Nasty Fast

'You guys are bitter'

(Newser) - The post-election forum at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government has traditionally been a respectful meeting of rival campaign strategists. This year, it's a miracle they didn't start throwing chairs. The forum turned into a shouting match as six Hillary Clinton aides and six Donald Trump aides... More »

Crazy Process for Securing a Penn. Recount Has Begun

Jill Stein needs help from a lot of voters

(Newser) - First Wisconsin , then Pennsylvania—maybe. Politico reports that the Green Party on Monday filed recount requests in more than 100 Pennsylvania precincts as part of Jill Stein's fundraiser-supported quest to secure recounts in three swing states. CBS News digs into the labyrinthine process in the state, which "... More »

Trump Is Declared the Winner in Michigan

That's 16 more electoral votes, but a recount is expected

(Newser) - Donald Trump has won Michigan's 16 electoral votes, reports AP . The Board of State Canvassers certified Trump's 10,704-vote victory on Monday, nearly three weeks after the election. The two-tenths of a percentage point margin out of nearly 4.8 million votes is the closest presidential race in... More »

Trump Adviser Piles on Romney, Gets Piled On

Sources tell MSNBC Trump isn't pleased with Kellyanne Conway's comments

(Newser) - It's been called a "searing attack" and escalation of "war." Now Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway's harsh words about Mitt Romney on Sunday are allegedly ticking off her boss, at least according to two top transition team sources who spoke with MSNBC . They tell the network... More »

Trump: 'Ridiculous' Recount Is 'a Scam'

Says Jill Stein is lining her pockets, raps Hillary Clinton for not respecting outcome

(Newser) - Donald Trump is not going to keep you in suspense about what he thinks about election recount efforts currently underway: "This recount is just a way for Jill Stein, who received less than one percent of the vote overall and wasn't even on the ballot in many states,... More »

200 Sites Peddled Fake Election News From Russia

'It was like Russia was running a super PAC for Trump's campaign'

(Newser) - Some of the anti-Hillary Clinton news stories that popped up in your social media feeds during the election campaign may have been put there by Russia. That's the conclusion of independent propaganda research group PropOrNot, which provided its report to the Washington Post . PropOrNot found more than 200 websites,... More »

Jill Stein's Recount Fund Hits $4.7M

That's $1.2M more than she raised for the election

(Newser) - Jill Stein managed to raise $3,509,477 for the 2016 election, reports Politico by way of an Oct. 19 FEC report—a figure now dwarfed by the amount of money her effort to secure recounts in three swing states has brought in. As of this writing, $4,746,660... More »

Hillary Clinton Now Leads by 2.1M Votes

Checking in on the latest figures

(Newser) - When Newser last checked in on the state of Election 2016's popular vote on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton was leading President-elect Donald Trump by about 1.7 million votes. Two days later, as absentee and provisional ballots continue to be tallied, that lead has passed the 2 million mark. That'... More »

Jill Stein Will File for Recounts in 3 Swing States

She's raising more than the $2.5M needed for filing fees

(Newser) - Tuesday brought the news, via New York Magazine, that a group of "prominent computer scientists and election lawyers" had told Hillary Clinton's camp that she should ask for a vote recount in three swing states —Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania—due to the possibility results "may have... More »

Not So Fast on That 'Stolen Election' Report

Vox analysis thinks evidence is weak

(Newser) - A post at the Daily Intelligencer on Tuesday gave fresh hope to depressed Democrats who are hoping for some way, any way, to prevent a Donald Trump presidency. The article noted that a group of "prominent computer scientists and election lawyers" (including J. Alex Halderman, director of the University... More »

Experts Say Something's Up With Votes in 3 Swing States

Computer scientists and election lawyers want a recount

(Newser) - A group of notable academics believes it's found "persuasive evidence" that something is fishy with the presidential votes in three swing states, and it's encouraging Hillary Clinton to ask for a recount, New York Magazine reports. The group, which isn't going on the record at the... More »

In NC, the Messy Election Isn't Over

Winner of governor's race is still unclear

(Newser) - While Americans have known for two weeks who their next president will be, residents of North Carolina still have no idea about their next governor. The Washington Post describes the mess: Incumbent Republican Pat McCrory led Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by 4,000 votes with 4.2 million cast on... More »

'Long Shot' Effort to Dump Trump Underway

'Faithless electors' are lobbying GOPers to renege on their Electoral College pledges

(Newser) - A Change.org petition lobbying the Electoral College's electors to make Hillary Clinton president based on her winning the popular vote is indeed a long shot—but the petition has more than 4.5 million signatures, and a plan is now being floated by a handful of electors to... More »

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