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Biden transition live updates: Wisconsin Supreme Court declines to hear Trump campaign challenge to election results

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Georgia Republicans Want to Pass Law Requiring Photo ID for Mail-In Ballots Following 2020 Election Results

Although there is no evidence to suggest fraudulent activity occurred in Georgia during November’s election, the state’s top Republican leaders have voiced their support for additional criteria necessary to cast ballots by mail in future races.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Despite an absence of evidence to suggest fraud or misconduct impacted Georgia's election results, the state's top Republican officials have publicly shown support for reforming absentee ballot requirements amid allegations from Donald Trump's campaign. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaks at a press conference announcing expanded statewide COVID testing on August 10, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.


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Despite an absence of evidence to suggest fraud or misconduct impacted Georgia’s election results, the state’s top Republican officials have publicly shown support for reforming absentee ballot requirements amid allegations from Donald Trump’s campaign. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaks at a press conference announcing expanded statewide COVID testing on August 10, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, both Republicans, separately vouched for new policies that would require absentee voters to submit photo identification alongside their mail ballots in remarks delivered last month, when the state certified its election results for Joe Biden.

Raffensperger, who has pushed back fiercely against Donald Trump’s unproven

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Trump Should Declare Martial Law And Redo The Election, Michael Flynn Suggests

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser who was pardoned by the president last week for lying during the Russia investigation, wants Trump to declare martial law and “temporarily suspend the Constitution” until a new election is held.

Flynn, who had been awaiting sentencing for lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts before Trump’s pardon, on Tuesday retweeted a news release from a right-wing Ohio group called We The People Convention asking the president to declare martial law so troops can supervise a do-over of the 2020 election.

Flynn tagged many conservative celebs in his post and added: “Freedom never kneels except for God.”

The news release cites “massive, planned, illegal election fraud” carried out by Democrats. Trump lost the election handily to President-elect Joe Biden and no widespread fraud has been found.

If the president doesn’t declare martial law, the statement retweeted by Flynn warns, “we

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Michael Flynn calls for Trump to suspend the constitution and declare martial law to re-run election

With a fresh presidential pardon still warm, former national security advisor Michael Flynn has called on Donald Trump to suspend the constitution and declare martial law for the military to run a new election.



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The retired general tweeted out a full-page ad that ran in The Washington Times that claimed the extraordinary executive actions were necessary to avoid the alternative of an imminent “shooting civil war”.

Captioning the tweet “Freedom never kneels except for God [pray emoji, US flag emoji]”, Mr Flynn linked to ad from a TEA Party-affiliated group called We The People Convention.

The 1,500-word manifesto invokes Abraham Lincoln’s extraordinary use of presidential authority to suspend habeas corpus as it compares the more widely-known civil war with Antifa and Black Lives Matter attacking major cities with their anti-American agenda.

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Trump’s former national security advisor shared a message asking the president to suspend the Constitution, impose martial law, and hold a new election



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  • Former national security advisor Michael Flynn shared a message calling on President Donald Trump to invoke martial law and have the military hold a new election.
  • The message was an ad from a right-wing activist group asking Trump to “declare limited Martial Law to temporarily suspend the Constitution … in order to have the military implement a national re-vote that reflects the true will of the people.”
  • Flynn shared the press release about the ad on Twitter, tagged several Trump-supporting lawyers and media personalities, and wrote, “Freedom never kneels except for God.”
  • The president does not have the power to unilaterally cancel, delay, postpone, or change the date of an election even if he declares martial law, and declaring martial law does not suspend the Constitution.
  • The military also has no role in administering elections, and even if it did, it could not
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Calls for martial law and US military oversight of new presidential election draws criticism

The idea that the U.S. military would oversee a new nationwide presidential election — ordered under martial law by President Donald Trump — is “insane in a year that we didn’t think could get anymore insane,” a defense official tells Military Times.

Yet retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn promoted that exact idea Tuesday evening when he tweeted a press release from an Ohio-based conservative political organization.

Calling former Vice President Joe Biden’s Nov. 3 victory over Trump “fraudulent,” the Ohio-based “We The People Convention” took out a full-page ad in the Washington Times on Tuesday urging Trump to “immediately declare a limited form of Martial Law, and temporarily suspend the Constitution and civilian control of these federal elections, for the sole purpose of having the military oversee a re-vote.”

The organization called for the revote to include only registered voters with photo IDs, to be limited to only paper

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Sidney Powell cites QAnon figure Ron Watkins in GA election lawsuit

  • Sidney Powell, a former Trump campaign attorney, cited an affidavit from QAnon figure Ron Watkins in her lawsuit challenging the election results in Georgia. 
  • Watkins is a former administrator on 8kun, a far-right messaging board, and a promoter of the QAnon conspiracy.
  • Powell has based her challenge to the election result on the baseless theory that voting machines were fixed as part of a plot to steal the election from Trump.
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Sidney Powell, a former attorney for the Trump campaign, has enlisted the testimony of a prominent and early promoter of the QAnon conspiracy theory in her bid to overturn Georgia’s election result. 

Powell on Monday filed an affidavit citing Ron Watkins, a former administrator for the 8kun, an online messaging board and gathering place for conspiracy theorists which was visited by several mass shooters.

It was part of her legal challenge to

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Here are the 4 voting issues at the heart of Trump’s Wisconsin election lawsuit



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As Wisconsin’s partial recount wrapped up and left President-elect Joe Biden with a net increase of 74 votes beyond his original margin of victory of more than 20,000 votes, President Donald Trump’s team filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn the result.

Clearing the path for the lawsuit was the broader purpose of the recount.

Here are four issues at the center of the lawsuit:

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Early in-person voting

Wisconsin voters cast more than 1.9 million ballots before Election Day — either by mail, left in drop boxes or at in-person early voting locations. The total is equivalent to 63% of all ballots cast in 2016. The COVID-19 pandemic was a massive factor, with election

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More Than 3 Million NYC Voters Cast Ballots In 2020 Election, With A Record-Breaking 22% Relying On Absentee Ballots

The New York City Board of Elections officially certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday with more than 3 million votes counted in the race for president and vice president, expanding the margin of victory by four points for Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris from the unofficial results on Election Day. 

While more ballots were cast this year than in the last two presidential contests, when voters and election officials had no public health emergency to contend with, the percent of turnout remained roughly the same at 55% of registered voters. 

The final tally included votes cast during early voting and in-person on Election Day, as well as a record-breaking 662,314 absentee ballots, made more readily available because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While absentee ballots accounted for just 4% of the total vote four years ago, this year they made up nearly a quarter of all

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Michael Flynn’s Call for ‘Martial Law’ Comes Amid Violent Threats Over Trump Election Defeat

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn—controversially pardoned by President Donald Trump last week—on Tuesday retweeted a call for the White House to declare martial law and re-run last month’s presidential election.

The appeal—made by the Ohio non-profit We The People Convention in a Washington Times advert Tuesday—urged the president to declare “limited martial law” in order to hold a new election.

The advert cited President Abraham Lincoln’s suspension of Habeas Corpus during the Civil War as precedent, adding: “Then, as now, a President with courage and determination was needed to preserve the Union.”

WTPC claimed the “threat to our United States by the international and domestic socialist/communist left is much more serious than anything Lincoln or our nation has faced in its history—including the civil war.”

The organization’s President Tom Zawistowski released a statement claiming “massive, planned, illegal election fraud conducted by corrupt Democrat/Socialist Party operatives across our nation to

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