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Friday November 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 907
Biden took the lead in Georgia this morning. Here's what else you need to know
Democratic hopeful Joe Biden has taken the lead in Georgia over President Trump. Trump cannot afford to lose Georgia's 16 electoral votes if he is to keep alive his hopes of a second term. Trump cannot find a route to 270 electoral votes without Georgia and Pennsylvania, so his chances of securing reelection will hinge on developments in the two states. Ballots are still being counted in several key states, with elections officials expec ...
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Friday November 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 885
Trump prepares to launch a second term early, even without winning
President Donald Trump has struggled to convince the country he already won the election. So he’s just going to do the next best thing: Act like he’s starting his second term early. Trump and his aides have settled on a plan for him to take full advantage of his existing perch at the White House to look as presidential as possible, according to three people briefed on the strategy. He may fire a few Cabinet members and top aides, including FBI ...
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Thursday November 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 859
All Joe Biden Needs In Arizona and Nevada then he's elected
Biden, Flipping Michigan and Wisconsin, Says It’s ‘Clear’ He Will Reach 270. Trump’s campaign threatened legal challenges after its path to victory diminished somewhat, with Joe Biden winning two important states in the Midwest. Several other battlegrounds remained too close to call. Vote counts continue in Georgia, Arizona; Trump mounts legal challenges Joe Biden is 17 electoral votes away from a victory. All it takes is two states he curr ...
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Thursday November 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 826
What if he doesn't concede? The US presidential tradition explained.
When a candidate loses a U.S. presidential election, tradition holds the candidate promptly and publicly acknowledges defeat in a concession speech to help with the peaceful transition of power. The speeches, while difficult for a candidate, are typically gracious celebrations of American democracy. The Chicago Tribune and Arizona Republic opinion columns have held up John McCain's concession to Barack Obama in 2008 as an example of the tradi ...
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Thursday November 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 854
The MAGA bullhorn shouts Trump's baseless claims of fraud
On Tuesday afternoon, the MAGA internet was quiet at best, bitter at worst. By Wednesday, it was crowing and chest-thumping about voter fraud and the establishment’s destruction, flooding social media with viral — and incorrect — accusations of electoral theft. What started as a day of uncharacteristic restraint for President Donald Trump’s supporters on Tuesday quickly turned into a round of “I told you so” admonishments as it became clear ...
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Thursday November 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 847
Three Reasons Biden Flipped the Midwest
Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania giveth, and Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania taketh away. Joe Biden has not yet been declared the winner in his campaign against President Donald Trump. Although the former vice president is, as of Wednesday night, on the brink of victory in the Electoral College, with several states poised to finalize a count that would put him over the top, the race remains officially uncalled. Four years ago, Trum ...
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Wednesday November 4, 2020 - Times viewed: 941
Biden tells America 'we're on track to win'
Soon after midnight on election day, Joe Biden told America 'we feel good about where we are' as the race for the White House remains on a knife edge. In an address to Americans as the race continues Biden told the nation "we feel good about where we are." "We believe we are on track to win this election", he said. "We knew because of the unprecedented early vote, the mail-in vote, that it was going to take a while. "We're going to ha ...
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Tuesday November 3, 2020 - Times viewed: 895
CNN and others have projected that Floria electoral votes will go to President Trump. With 29 electoral votes at stake, Florida had the most electoral votes to offer of the states viewed as toss-ups heading into Election Day. Early on, Joe Biden had a 2-point edge over President Trump but as the night wore on, that lead diminished. This is a projection and not officia. Mr. Trump has visited Florida at least 16 times this year and on Sunday nig ...

Tuesday November 3, 2020 - Times viewed: 985
Republican Lindsey Graham defeats well-funded Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison in South Carolina
(CNN)South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham will return to the Senate for a fourth term after defeating Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, CNN projects at 52 to 48 respectively. Harrison gained attention for raising huge amounts of money, but he was still a long shot just a few months ago. South Carolina is a deep red state that hasn't elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1998. President Donald Trump will win the state's 9 electora ...
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Tuesday November 3, 2020 - Times viewed: 928
Race to 270 is a nail-biter
Nebraska and Maine are the only two states that apportion some of their electoral votes based on how each congressional district votes. That means that while four of Nebraska's five electoral votes heavily favor the GOP, one of them — awarded to the presidential candidate that wins the Omaha-based 2nd District — is in play. (So is Maine's 2nd district, which is more competitive than the Democratic-leaning state overall.) Both the Biden and Tr ...
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Monday November 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 903
Trump tries to undermine democratic process at the end of the campaign
(CNN)President Donald Trump is casting doubt on the integrity of vote counting and warning he will deploy squads of lawyers when polls close on Tuesday, as his latest attempts to tarnish the democratic process deepen a sense of national nervousness hours before Election Day. The President's maneuvering, as he fights to the last moment to secure a second term, is taking place ahead of a court hearing in Texas Monday morning on a Republican requ ...
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Sunday November 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 876
This could be the most important election of a lifetime
(CNN)Presidential candidates always hype the coming election as the most important in our lifetimes. This time it might be true. An already divided nation is making its choice between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden with fraught political divides exacerbated by the worst public health crisis in a century. It is also facing a consequent economic slump that has cost millions of Americans their jobs and a still unresolv ...
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Sunday November 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 865
If Pennsylvania goes, so will go the country
PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania has emerged as the keystone state of the entire race for the White House. In the last three days of the presidential election, the campaigns of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden have made the swing state their home, with Pennsylvania surfacing as the president’s new top focus, his aides said. Trump spent Saturday crisscrossing the state from the Delaware Valley to fracking country to north central Pennsylvania to s ...
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Sunday November 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 883
Brash and pugnacious, Trump has presided over a tumultuous presidency
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Businessman-turned-politician Donald Trump has promoted “America First” nationalism, withstood impeachment and a bout with COVID-19, and taken contentious stands on race and immigration during a turbulent presidency that detractors say has flouted U.S. democratic norms. After decades of fame first as a brash and media-savvy New York real estate developer and then as a reality TV personality, the pugnacious Trump tapped i ...
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Sunday November 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 885
Doctor Fauci denounces Trump after a barrage of insults from Trump
Just three days before the US Presidential election, Trump fights Dr. Anthony Fauci, which in turn angers and disappoints Dr. Fauci. Trump continues to deny the pandemic by attempting to discredit doctors, disputing science and cursing the press for reporting rising coronavirus case counts — the long-running rift between the White House and Dr. Anthony Fauci burst into the open Saturday night. Dr. Fauci for with Trump 'playing politics' ju ...
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Saturday October 31, 2020 - Times viewed: 877
Trump may just keep campaigning after Election Day
Even if there isn’t a clear winner the day after the election, President Donald Trump may still take his MAGA message on the road. Top surrogates for the Trump campaign have been told to keep their Novembers clear for potential campaign events. And Trump campaign advisers said not to rule out the possibility Trump continues his rallies even as election officials continue to count ballots after the Nov. 3 election, according to a campaign surro ...
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Saturday October 31, 2020 - Times viewed: 878
Can Trump Be Elected Only By A Big Mistake?
President Donald Trump still has a chance for second term but most likely only there is a last minute polling mistake that hides a possible Trump victory. Remember 2016? A series of state polls Trump's chances of winning a second term now require winning states where he still trails with only days to go until voting concludes. In most of the core swing states, Joe Biden has a stable lead over Trump in polls over the past few months, and it ...
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Saturday October 31, 2020 - Times viewed: 886
Trump is losing support of his Catholic followers
In the 2016 presidential race, "Catholic Americans helped seal Donald Trump’s come-from-behind victory with a flood of support in the industrial Midwest," POLITICO said on Friday. The article pointed out, however, that recent "polls have shown Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with a steady lead among Catholic voters." This was one of the big surprises of the 2016 election: 4 in 10 American women voted for candidate Donald Trump. ...
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Friday October 30, 2020 - Times viewed: 900
How a fake persona laid the groundwork for a Hunter Biden conspiracy deluge
One month before a purported leak of files from Hunter Biden's laptop, a fake "intelligence" document about him went viral on the right-wing internet, asserting an elaborate conspiracy theory involving former Vice President Joe Biden's son and business in China. The document, a 64-page composition that was later disseminated by close associates of President Donald Trump, appears to be the work of a fake "intelligence firm" called Typhoon Inves ...
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Friday October 30, 2020 - Times viewed: 908
Trump has signaled he won't accept an election loss. Many of his voters agree
PHOENIX — President Donald Trump has refused to say he’d accept the results of the election in the event that he loses, and in the closing days of the race, some of his supporters have taken his faulty or unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud to heart. At a packed outdoor rally in this battleground state Wednesday, Trump said the polls that show him trailing the Democratic nominee Joe Biden are “fake,” drawing boos from the crowd and raisin ...
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