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Judge Tosses Trump's Bid to Block Pa. Vote Certification

Says campaign presented 'strained legal arguments without merit'

(Newser) - Pennsylvania officials can certify election results that show Joe Biden winning the state by more than 80,000 votes, US District Judge Matthew Brann ruled Saturday, dealing President Trump’s campaign another blow in its effort to invalidate the election. In his ruling, Brann said the Trump campaign presented “...

Trump Tees Off After Brief G20 Appearance

The president pledges to work 'with you ... for a long time'

(Newser) - President Trump hit the links Saturday as G20 leaders grappled with the pandemic and America logged a record 198,500 new daily infections, the Guardian reports. The G20 summit's online "Pandemic Preparedness" event featured leaders such as French President Emmanuel Macron, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and South...

Mich. Lawmakers Back 'Normal Process' After Trump Meeting

They sound skeptical about overturning the vote

(Newser) - President Trump met with Michigan's two most powerful state legislators on Friday, but the statement issued by the legislators afterward suggested they're not about to make any unusual moves regarding their state's vote count. "We have not yet been made aware of any information that would...

Georgia Recount Confirms 'the Verdict of the People'

Trump can still request the votes be counted a third time

(Newser) - Georgia certified its presidential election results Friday, after a recount confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's victory Nov. 3 over President Trump. "I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct," said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. "The numbers reflect the verdict of the people....

All Eyes on Trump&#39;s Meeting With Michigan Lawmakers
All Eyes on Trump's Meeting
With Michigan Lawmakers
the rundown

All Eyes on Trump's Meeting With Michigan Lawmakers

It's not an 'advocacy' meeting, says White House, but stakes are high for president

(Newser) - President Trump's long-shot bid to remain president intensifies Friday in the form of an afternoon meeting at the White House with state Republican leaders from Michigan. The state's results are not yet certified, and Trump has sought to cast doubt on the credibility of the vote count there....

Tucker Carlson Calls Out Trump Attorney Over Evidence

Sidney Powell says software flipped votes from Trump to Biden, but hasn't provided any proof

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani got most of the attention at Thursday's memorable press conference on Election 2020, but fellow Trump attorney Sidney Powell made some huge allegations herself. Powell alleged that software used in voting machines made by Dominion Voting Systems was rigged to flip votes from President Trump to Joe...

Georgia Finishes Recount
Hand Count Complete,
AP Calls Georgia for Biden

Hand Count Complete, AP Calls Georgia for Biden

Once results are certified, Trump campaign can request a recount

(Newser) - A hand tally of ballots cast in Georgia for the presidential race has been completed, and it affirms Joe Biden's narrow lead over President Trump, according to results released Thursday by the secretary of state's office. The Associated Press declared Biden the winner of Georgia and its 16...

Giuliani Channels My Cousin Vinny in New Allegations

He alleges coordinated fraud, while president makes a key invite to White House

(Newser) - President Trump has invited top Republicans from Michigan to the White House on Friday as he and his allies press their effort to turn the election in his favor, reports the Hill . The invitation comes after Trump called two election officials in Michigan , and both later rescinded their votes to...

Official Who Wants to Rescind Certification Got Trump Call

But Michigan's Monica Palmer says president did not pressure her to change mind

(Newser) - What is normally a formality regarding the certification of votes has morphed into a caustic, confusing situation in Wayne County, Michigan—home of Detroit. President Trump himself has personally weighed in, via phone calls to the Republican election officials involved. This all began Tuesday, when a four-member county elections board...

Rubio Uses a Term Sure to Displease Trump
Rubio Uses a Term
Sure to Displease Trump
the rundown

Rubio Uses a Term Sure to Displease Trump

He is calling Joe Biden 'president-elect'

(Newser) - Marco Rubio joined a select club on Monday with a seemingly humdrum response to question regarding Joe Biden. "Well, that'll be the president-elect's decision obviously," Rubio said when asked about the possibility of a fellow senator, Angus King, joining a Biden Cabinet. By NPR's count,...

Newly Found Georgia Ballots Help Trump

But not by all that much

(Newser) - President Trump will be helped a bit by more than 2,600 Georgia ballots that were discovered to have not yet been tallied. But when we say "a bit," we really mean it: The POTUS will net almost 800 votes from them, as 1,643 voted for Trump...

Republican Calls Out Trump on Voting Claims

Georgia's secretary of state describes pressure he's under to deliver a GOP victory

(Newser) - President Trump's claims of crooked voting in Georgia, including the state's recount, have been flagged by Twitter as potentially bad information. But now the claims have been fact-checked by the official in charge of elections there, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. In response to Trump saying that his...

Trump Campaign Scraps a Big Claim in Pennsylvania Suit

It withdraws the allegation that 682K ballots were illegally processed

(Newser) - President Trump’s campaign on Sunday withdrew a central part of its lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania, where Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump to capture the state and help win the White House. Ahead of a Tuesday hearing in the case, Trump’s...

Fox News Host Highlights 'Disturbing' Trump Sign

Anchor Eric Shawn pauses interview to comment on it

(Newser) - A Fox News interview came to a halt Saturday when the anchor noticed what he called a "disturbing" sign at the "Million Maga March," Newsweek reports. Fox News' Eric Shawn was talking to Axios co-founder Mike Allen when the sign appeared among thousands of President Trump supporters...

Trump Tweets 'He Won,' Then Says He's Not Conceding

Followup says only the media believe Biden prevailed in the election

(Newser) - President Trump tweeted "He won" in a reference to President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday, then returned minutes later to clarify the Twitter record. "He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA," the followup tweet said. "I concede NOTHING!" Both tweets charged that...

As Trump's Legal Fight Stumbles, Giuliani Takes Over

President's team fighting election count just had a bad day in many courts

(Newser) - Facing a string of setbacks in court in his battle against President-elect Joe Biden's vote count, President Trump has installed a new boss. Rudy Giuliani is now in charge of all Trump lawsuits involving the election, the New York Times reports. The move did not please everyone on Trump'...

Pro-, Anti-Trump Protests Descend Into Violence

DC sees at least 20 arrests at Million MAGA March

(Newser) - Several thousand supporters of President Trump in Washington protested election results and hailed Trump's passing motorcade before nighttime clashes with counterdemonstrators sparked fistfights, at least one stabbing and at least 20 arrests. Several other cities on Saturday also saw gatherings of Trump supporters unwilling to accept Joe Biden's...

Thousands Rally for Trump
Thousands Rally for Trump

Thousands Rally for Trump

The president's motorcade draws cheers before heading to a golf course

(Newser) - Fervent supporters of President Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday behind his spurious claim of a stolen election and swarmed his motorcade when he detoured for a drive-by on his way out of town, the AP reports. "I just want to keep up his spirits and let him know...

Four Seasons Total Landscaping Was No Mistake: Sources
Four Seasons Total
Landscaping Was
No Mistake: Sources

Four Seasons Total Landscaping Was No Mistake: Sources

Trump campaign meant to schedule presser there, sources say, but Trump misunderstood

(Newser) - The internet cannot get enough of the Trump team press conference held last Saturday in Philadelphia, at which Rudy Giuliani declared, just as the media was calling the presidential election for Joe Biden, that Trump had no plans to concede and would be challenging the results in court. The president...

GOP Leaders Quash Trump Bid on Electors

State lawmakers in 4 states say they won't do it

(Newser) - Republican leaders in four critical states won by President-elect Joe Biden say they won’t participate in a legally dubious scheme to flip their state’s electors to vote for President Trump, the AP reports. Their comments effectively shut down a half-baked plot some Republicans floated as a last chance...

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