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Inside Trump?s failed quest to overturn the election

However cleareyed Trump’s aides may have been about his loss to President-elect Joe Biden, many of them nonetheless indulged their boss and encouraged him to keep fighting with legal appeals. They were “happy to scratch his itch,” this adviser said. “If he thinks he won, it’s like, ‘Shh . . . we won’t tell him.’ ”

Trump campaign pollster John McLaughlin, for instance, discussed with Trump a poll he had conducted after the election that showed Trump with a positive approval rating, a plurality of the country who thought the media had been “unfair and biased against him” and a majority of voters who believed their lives were better than four years earlier, according to two people familiar with the conversation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. As expected, Trump lapped it up.

The result was an election aftermath without precedent in U.S. history. With

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Kemp responds to Trump’s claims of voter fraud in GA

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he will “continue to follow the law” despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to undermine the state’s election results.

Kemp’s office released a statement Monday after the president, who lost Georgia to President-elect Joe Biden by less than 13,000 votes, lashed out at him and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — both Republicans — during an interview with Fox News, several outlets reported.

Trump blasted Kemp for doing “absolutely nothing,” adding that he was “ashamed” for endorsing Kemp for governor in 2018.

“Georgia law prohibits the Governor from interfering in elections,” a spokesperson for Kemp’s office

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‘Mr. Trump’s Criminal Exposure is Clear’

Andrew Weissmann, who served as a senior prosecutor during the 2017 to 2019 Mueller Investigation against President Donald Trump, called on the next attorney general under President-elect Joe Biden to investigate and prosecute Trump.



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In a Tuesday article for the New York Times, Weissmann noted that although another investigation into Trump would “further divide the country,” the next attorney general “should investigate Mr. Trump and, if warranted, prosecute him for potential federal crimes.”

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“Mr. Trump’s criminal exposure is clear,” Weissmann claimed, adding that they “amassed ample evidence to support a charge that Mr. Trump obstructed justice,” during the Mueller Investigation.

He went on to acknowledge that Trump may “pardon not just his family and friends before leaving office but also himself in order to avoid federal criminal liability,” but argued, “If Mr. Trump bestows such pardons, states like New York should

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Trump’s QAnon Lawyer Inspired Even More George Soros Disinformation

Sidney Powell conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)​

Sidney Powell conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

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Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it.

Last week Sidney Powell, the QAnon-supporting lawyer representing President Donald Trump, claimed that a group run by billionaire philanthropist George Soros was sharing office space with the company at the center of baseless accusations that the presidential election had been rigged, Dominion Voting Systems.

The claim was a lie, but that didn’t matter, and now, days later, disinformation claiming Soros has been arrested for election interference is flooding social media.

The incident is the latest example of how fringe conspiracy theories are given credence by Trump and his allies, who have embraced ever wilder conspiracy theories as

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The unraveling of Trump’s voter fraud case

The Trump legal team’s move over the weekend to distance itself from attorney Sidney Powell as it seeks to overturn the Nov. 3 election results is a major blow to the president’s attempt to win a second term.

Ms. Powell, whose 2014 book, “Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice,” along with her work as the attorney for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, made her a darling of conservatives. But her assertions that Chinese communists, voting machines once used to flip Venezuelan elections and foreign money were behind President Trump’s defeat lack as much credibility as Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s claim in the 1950s that communists had infiltrated the U.S. State Department.

Last Saturday, U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann dismissed a lawsuit that attempted to reject some of Pennsylvania’s votes for Joe Biden, calling the effort “a Frankenstein monster.” The lawsuit, as reported by Reuters, had

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Trump’s election lawsuits prompt death threats against state officials

  • State officials are sounding the alarm on an uptick in death threats that they’ve received since the presidential election.
  • They work in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada — key states where President Donald Trump’s campaign is attempting to overturn the results.
  • Deadlines to certify election results are quickly approaching and each state will in the coming days declare President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of its Electoral College votes.
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President Donald Trump is fueling a wave of hatred and violent threats toward local officials in key swing states where he’s challenging the 2020 election results.

“So this is fun…multiple attempted hacks of my emails, police protection around my home, the threats,” Gabriel Sterling, the voting system implementation manager for Georgia’s Secretary of State, wrote on Twitter on the weekend.

“But all is well,” he continued, “following the the law, following the process…doing

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President Trump’s team requests recount of Georgia presidential vote

President Donald Trump’s legal team said Saturday that his campaign has requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race after results showed Democrat Joe Biden winning the state.Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Friday certified the state’s election results, which had Biden beating Trump by 12,670 votes out of about 5 million cast, or 0.25%. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp then certified the state’s slate of 16 presidential electors.The statement from Trump’s legal team said: “Today, the Trump campaign filed a petition for recount in Georgia. We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia State Law and the U.S. Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted. President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on an honest recount in Georgia, which has to include signature matching and other vital safeguards.”On Friday, in certifying the results, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp also brought up concerns … Read More

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Tucker Carlson calls out Trump’s election lawyer for refusing to show evidence supporting the president’s baseless voter-fraud claims



Tucker Carlson wearing a suit and tie: Tucker Carlson slammed the Trump campaign's refusal to produce evidence to support their election claims. Screenshot/Fox News


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Tucker Carlson slammed the Trump campaign’s refusal to produce evidence to support their election claims. Screenshot/Fox News

  • The Fox News prime-time host Tucker Carlson lashed out at a lawyer on President Donald Trump’s election legal team after she refused to send him any evidence of her baseless voter-fraud claims.
  • Carlson said he was eager to have the attorney, Sidney Powell, on his show and would’ve given her “the whole hour” or “the entire week” to detail her claims.
  • But Carlson said Powell “got angry and told us to stop contacting her” when his team asked for evidence to support her claim that electronic voting systems had turned millions of votes for Trump into votes for President-elect Joe Biden.
  • There is no evidence to support the president and his allies’ allegations of widespread voter fraud.
  • Biden won the election with 306 Electoral College votes and nearly 6 million
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Michigan attorney general ponders criminal probes of state and local officials who bend to Trump’s will on overturning election results

On Wednesday, two Republican officials in Wayne County rescinded their vote to certify the election results in their county, where Detroit is located, after Trump called them Tuesday night.

Tensions surrounding the White House encounter seemed to ease somewhat late Friday when there were signs the lawmakers would not side with Trump.

No details of the meeting were available late Friday. But the lawmakers issued a statement saying that they “have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan and as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan’s electors, just as we have said throughout this election.”

A spokesperson for Nessel declined to comment for this article.

The attorney general is conferring with election law experts on whether officials may have violated any state laws prohibiting them from engaging in bribery, perjury and

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Trump’s Effort to Undermine Election Is ‘Pathetic,’ Biden Lawyer Says

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Bob Bauer, the top election lawyer for President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., called President Trump’s attempts to overturn Michigan’s election results “an abuse of office” and “doomed to failure.”

No state legislature in our country’s history ever has done what Donald Trump is apparently agitating for the Michigan State Legislature to do, which is to ignore the results of a popular vote election and wrest control from the voters, or attempt to wrest control from the voters, and appoint their own slate of electors to send to Washington. Now the reason it’s never happened before is that it cannot be done. The Constitution does not permit a state legislature to do what Donald Trump wants the Michigan State Legislature to do. The State Legislature

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