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Detroit’s Major Newspaper Calls on Michigan to Certify Election Results Now, as State GOP Pushes for Delay

One of Michigan’s most prominent newspapers has called on the state’s Board of Canvassers to certify the election results, as the state’s Republicans continue to push for delays without providing any evidence of widespread fraud.



Sean Levert sitting on a sidewalk: David Woods sells the Sunday Detroit Free Press on Livernois and Seven Mile Road announcing that Joe Biden has been declared president-elect on November 8 in Detroit, Michigan


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David Woods sells the Sunday Detroit Free Press on Livernois and Seven Mile Road announcing that Joe Biden has been declared president-elect on November 8 in Detroit, Michigan

Laura Cox, the chair of the Michigan Republican Party, and Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, sent a letter Saturday to the Michigan’s State Board of Canvassers to “adjourn for 14 days” to allow an audit of Wayne County’s election results. Despite multiple lawsuits and claims from President Donald Trump’s campaign alleging widespread fraud in Michigan and Wayne County, no evidence has emerged.

“Enough, already. The fanciful conspiracy theories have been debunked,” the editorial board of the Detroit Free Press

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In scathing ruling, judge dismisses Trump campaign’s effort to overturn election results in Pennsylvania

This story has been updated with the Trump presidential campaign’s emergency appeal to the U.S Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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A Pennsylvania federal court on Saturday denied President Donald Trump’s request to block certification of the state’s election results to give his lawyers time to find evidence to support their claims of a fraudulent election system and improper ballot counting.

In a scathing ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann criticized the Trump campaign’s lack of evidence to support its argument to potentially disenfranchise every voter in the commonwealth who cast a ballot  – nearly 7 million.

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Brann noted that the less-than-2-week-old case developed a “tortured procedural history” that included a parade of lawyers for

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FBI Investigating Threats Against Georgia Election Officials

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The Federal Bureau Of Investigation and Georgia law enforcement are looking into threats against Georgia’s top election officials, Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs announced Sunday, as election workers across the country complain President Trump’s baseless voter fraud accusations are putting them at risk. 

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The FBI and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) are investigating threats against Secretary of State Brad Raffesnperger and his team, Fuchs said Sunday, though he did not specify the exact threats and did not immediately respond to Forbes’ request for comment. 

On Saturday, Georgia’s voting system manager Gabriel Sterling wrote on Twitter that he’s been the subject of “multiple attempted” email hacks, and has police protection around his home.

“So this is fun,” he wrote sarcastically, adding: “But all is well … following the law, following the process … doing our jobs.” 

Trump has

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Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera suggests naming COVID-19 vaccine ‘The Trump’ to soften his election blow



Geraldo Rivera wearing glasses: Geraldo Rivera visits the Dan Abrams show at SiriusXM Studios in New York City on November 1, 2018. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images


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  • Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera has suggested naming the COVID-19 vaccine ‘The Trump’ to soften his election blow. 
  • He said: “With the world so divided and everybody telling him he’s got to give up and it’s time to leave and time to transition and all the rest of it, why not name the vaccine ‘The Trump?'”
  • The comments came after the president falsely took credit for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which was found to be 95% effective.
  • Pfizer has not accepted any government money to develop, test, or expand manufacturing capacity, however.
  • Earlier this month, Rivera tweeted that it would soon be time for Trump to “say goodbye with grace & dignity.”
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Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera has

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After Pennsylvania court defeat, Trump faces new pressure to concede election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After a scathing court setback in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump faces increased pressure from his fellow Republicans to drop his effort to overturn the U.S. presidential election and concede to Democrat Joe Biden.

Since Biden was declared the winner two weeks ago, Trump has launched a barrage of lawsuits and mounted a pressure campaign to prevent states from certifying their vote totals.

So far, attempts to thwart certification have failed in courts in Georgia, Michigan and Arizona.

On Saturday, Matthew Brann, a Republican federal judge nominated by former President Barack Obama, dismissed a similar effort in Pennsylvania, writing that the case amounted to “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations.”

For Trump to have any hope of remaining in the White House, he needs to eliminate Biden’s 81,000-vote lead in Pennsylvania. The state is due to begin certifying its results on Monday.

Trump’s lawyers vowed a

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Polls open in Burkina Faso for election marred by violence

Polls opened in Burkina Faso early Sunday for presidential and legislative elections marred by ongoing extremist violence in the landlocked West African nation

President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has promised to secure the country and is vying for another five years against 12 other candidates. Kabore is expected to win, but the opposition hopes to split the vote, depriving the president of the 51% support needed for an outright victory in the first round, and then form a coalition behind the strongest candidate for round two.

On Saturday, opposition candidates accused the ruling party of fraud, including bribing people. The parties also accused

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Black Detroit voters sue Trump campaign over effort to invalidate election results

The lawsuit is over the effort to overturn results of the election in Michigan.

Specifically, the suit takes issue with the campaign’s effort to overturn the results of the election in Michigan by blocking the certification of results in Wayne County, home to Detroit, and attempting to “intimidate” and “coerce” state and local officials into replacing electors.

“Central to this strategy is disenfranchising voters in predominately Black cities,” the suit alleges. “Repeating false claims of voter fraud, which have been thoroughly debunked, Defendants are pressuring state and local officials in

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Michigan GOP Leaders Tell Election Board to Break the Law

Illegal Maneuver

As noted in Trump’s Maneuver to Intimidate Michigan Lawmakers Fails, the request by Cox and McDaniel is against the law.

Michigan Certification Monday

The Michigan State Board Meets Monday to Certify Election Results.

The role of the board is very narrow and limited. It is to canvass and certify election results. Michigan election law experts told reporters on a press call Friday that the language of the law, which states that the board “shall canvass the returns,” is key to understanding the requirements of the board.

“The Michigan Supreme Court has been very clear that ‘shall’ means ‘shall.’ It’s mandatory. It’s ministerial. They have no choice,” said Mark Brewer, the longest serving chair of the Michigan Democratic Party and an attorney at the lawfirm Goodman Acker.

The board cannot ask for an audit prior to certification, according to Michigan law.

If the board becomes

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Trump election lawyer Sidney Powell is longtime QAnon supporter

  • Sidney Powell, an attorney on the Trump campaign’s legal team seeking to subvert the presidential election result, has a history of spreading conspiracy theories.
  • At a wild press conference Thursday, she alleged a vast plot involving the Venezuelan government and the financier George Soros to steal the election from President Donald Trump.
  • Powell has rejected requests for evidence to back her claims.
  • While representing Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security advisor, she alleged, groundlessly, that he was being persecuted by “deep state” officials.
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Sidney Powell, an attorney for the Trump campaign, shot to prominence on Thursday, alleging at a press conference that President Donald Trump’s enemies were working to steal the election from him as part of a vast conspiracy.

Powell claimed the socialist Venezuelan government and the liberal financier George Soros — a frequent target of right-wing conspiracy theories — were part

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany refuses to acknowledge outcome of election

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany refused to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in a press briefing on Friday— her first press briefing since October 1 and since President Trump lost the election. Mr. Trump refuses to concede and continues promoting false claims of voter fraud.

“The president’s been very clear, he wants every legal vote to be counted,” McEnany said. She did not say when Mr. Trump would concede, but said there were “very real claims” of voter fraud without identifying any evidence. She repeatedly called Mr. Biden “the former vice president” instead of the president-elect.

McEnany declined to comment on ongoing campaign litigation, even though she has appeared on cable news networks in her capacity as a campaign adviser.

McEnany said during her briefing that Mr. Trump’s meeting with Republican lawmakers from Michigan on Friday had nothing to do with the campaign, even though Mr. Trump has expressed

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