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Republicans sue to stop Wisconsin vote certification

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to block certification of the presidential election results even as a recount over President-elect Joe Biden’s win over President Donald Trump is ongoing.

The lawsuit echoes many of the same arguments Trump is making in trying, unsuccessfully, to have tens of thousands of ballots discounted during the recount. It also seeks to give the power to name presidential electors to the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Wisconsin state law allows the political parties to pick electors, which was done in October. Once the election results are certified, which is scheduled to be done Dec. 1, those pre-determined electors will cast their ballots for the winner on Dec. 14.

“The litigation filed this afternoon seeks to disenfranchise every Wisconsinite who voted in this year’s presidential election,” said Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul. “The Wisconsin Department of Justice will ensure that

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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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Who’s enforcing the state’s curfew? And can you sue over a mask?

Plus: Should farmworkers be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine? And sacked San Francisco lab worker may have tainted more than 800 cases.



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Who’s enforcing Newsom’s curfew?



a laptop computer sitting on top of a car: If a police officer turns on his lights, it's probably not because you're not wearing a mask.


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If a police officer turns on his lights, it’s probably not because you’re not wearing a mask.

One of the questions that had people scratching their heads Thursday after California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the statewide evening curfew was: “Just who is going to enforce this?”

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Protesters sue Chicago Police over ‘brutal, violent’ tactics

Dozens of activists who protested in Chicago over George Floyd’s death and the killing by police of other Blacks across the U.S. have filed a lawsuit alleging they were attacked by police and falsely arrested

CHICAGO — Activists who protested in Chicago over George Floyd’s death and the killing by police of other Blacks across the U.S. filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing city police officers of brutally attacking and falsely arresting them during the demonstrations.

In a 205-page lawsuit filed in federal court, more than four dozen people say officers responded to lawful demonstrations “with brutal, violent, and unconstitutional tactics that are clearly intended to injure, silence, and intimidate Plaintiffs and other protesters.”

According to the lawsuit, police beat the protesters with batons, often striking them in

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