2016 Election

Bernie Sanders Shrugs Off Recount Effort: It’s Not A Big Deal And Nobody Expects Profound Changes [VIDEO]

Via Politico: Those despairing about Donald Trump’s election to the presidency should not be getting too excited about a Green Party-driven recount in some states, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” Sanders also sought to ensure that voters know the recount, which he said is “not a big deal,” is not being driven by the Democrats. “The ...

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Trump: Jill Stein’s “Ridiculous Recount” Is Just A Scam For The Green Party To “Fill Their Coffers With Money”

“The people have spoken and the election is over, and as Hillary Clinton herself said on election night, in addition to her conceding by congratulating me, ‘We must accept this result and then look to the future.’ It is important to point out that with the help of millions of voters across the country, we won 306 electoral votes on ...

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Clinton Campaign To Join Jill Stein’s Recount Effort

The Wall Street Journal reports: Representatives from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign plan to participate in the effort to recount ballots in three states that provided Republican Donald Trump his margin of victory, an attorney for the Democratic presidential candidate said. In a blog entry posted on Saturday, the general counsel for Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, Marc Elias, said that it ...

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Trump Thanks The “Cuban Americans Who Supported Me So Greatly” In Statement On Fidel Castro’s Death

“Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too ...

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Jill Stein Discusses Recount Campaign Via Facebook: It Looks Like This Was A Hack-Riddled Election [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Jill Stein took to Facebook Live tonight to address her efforts to get recounts going in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. “We are standing up for a voting system that we deserve,” she said, “that we can have confidence in, that has integrity and security and that we know is now subject to tampering, malfeasance, hacking, and so on.” ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Voting Rights Group Files Challenge To Right Wing Group Contesting Voter Verifications

The Associated Press reports: Voting-rights advocates have joined the legal wrangling over the counting of votes in North Carolina’s close governor’s contest. Lawyers from Southern Coalition for Social Justice asked a federal judge late Wednesday to reject a lawsuit questioning the verification of voters who used same-day registration to cast ballots. The filing was done by some of the same ...

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Jill Stein Raises $4.8M Towards Vote Recount

CNN reports: Jill Stein’s bid to seek a vote recount in three key Rust Belt states is gaining steam as pressure builds among liberals to challenge the presidential election results. The Stein campaign said it needed to raise over $2 million by Friday to pay for recounts — a goal it quickly met. The fundraising goal was then upped to ...

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Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Took Huge Salary From “Nonpartisan” Charity While Running Breitbart News

The Washington Post reports: Donald Trump’s chief White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon accepted $376,000 in pay over four years for working 30 hours a week at a tiny tax-exempt charity in Tallahassee while also serving as the hands-on executive chairman of Breitbart News Network. During the same four-year period, the charity paid about $1.3 million in salaries to two ...

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Jill Stein Issues Money Beg For Vote Recount

Business Insider reports: Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein is raising money for a recount in several key states following New York magazine’s report that several top computer scientists alerted Hillary Clinton’s campaign they had found possible voter manipulation in several states. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Stein press director Meleiza Figueroa announced that Stein would be filing a ...

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Hillary’s Popular Vote Lead Passes Two Million

The New York Daily News reports: Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote over President-elect Donald Trump has surpassed 2 million votes. As of Wednesday morning, Clinton had received 64,223,958 votes, while Trump received 62,206,395 votes — a difference of 2,017,563, according to the Cook Political Report. Despite trailing in the popular vote, Trump won the White House with 290 ...

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Tony Perkins: On Thanksgiving Be Sure To Praise Jesus For This New Opportunity To Undo LGBT Rights

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Americans should be eternally thankful for the wisdom possessed by our Founding Fathers, who, rooted in their Christian belief that there is no king but Jesus, instituted a form of government that requires the political leaders to be elected by the people. This means that no single president, administration or Member ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: McCrory Demands Full Recount

We knew this was coming. Via Reuters: North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced on Tuesday he has officially requested a recount of votes from the Nov. 8 election with official results showing him trailing his Democratic challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper, by one-tenth of a point. The gubernatorial race in the ninth largest U.S. state remained undecided two weeks after ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Right Wing Group Files Lawsuit To Delay Counting Of Ballots As Roy Cooper Holds Lead

The Raleigh News & Observer reports:  The Civitas Institute, a conservative organization in Raleigh, has filed a federal lawsuit to delay a final count of ballots in the November election. The suit is over same-day registrants, the more than 90,000 people who registered to vote and voted on the same day during the early voting period prior the Nov. 8 ...

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Kellyanne Conway: Trump Won’t Try To Prosecute Hillary Clinton Because He Wants To “Help Her Heal” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump will not follow through on his campaign pledge to pursue an investigation into Hillary Clinton, one of his aides told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I think when the President-elect, who’s also the head of your party, tells you before he’s even inaugurated that he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong ...

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Protecting Trump Costs NYC $1 Million Per Day

CNN reports: Protecting President-elect Donald Trump and his family is costing New York City more than $1 million a day, according to three city officials. And those costs won’t necessarily drop significantly once he moves to the White House. That’s because Melania Trump and their 10-year old son Barron expect to stay at their home at Trump Tower in midtown ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Dems Demand That Pat McCrory Concede As Roy Cooper Names Transition Team

The Charlotte Observer reports: In a coordinated public appeal, Rep. Tricia Cotham Monday joined Democratic lawmakers across the state in calling on Gov. Pat McCrory to concede the gubernatorial election. “I understand it’s hard to lose,” she said outside the Mecklenburg County board of elections. “McCrory needs to be a statesman and do what the voters wanted and concede this ...

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REPORT: Melania Won’t Move To The White House So Son Can Continue Attending School In Manhattan

The New York Post reports: Future First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron will not be moving to the White House after Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, The Post has learned. The president-elect’s 46-year-old wife and their 10-year-old son are staying put at the family’s glitzy Trump Tower penthouse so that Barron can continue attending his Upper West Side private ...

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Alec Baldwin’s Trump Googles “ISIS” [VIDEO]

Deadline recaps: Alec Baldwin made his return as Saturday Night Live‘s Donald Trump tonight, with the President-elect more confused than belligerent, and joined in a surprise appearance by Jason Sudeikis as Mitt Romney. “This isn’t going to work, is it?,” a stiff and awkward Romney said after an uncomfortable few seconds with the Donald. The show’s writers clearly worked fast ...

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Mitt Romney On His Meeting With “Phony, Fraud, Greedy, Dishonest” Trump: It Went Great [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Donald Trump met with Mitt Romney, once a fierce critic of the president-elect who is now being floated as a potential pick for secretary of state, on Saturday afternoon, setting aside the friction between the two men and signaling a willingness by Trump to entertain different points of view on foreign policy. Romney appeared to warmly ...

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Loretta Lynch Addresses Surge In Hate Crimes [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: In a video message Friday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch responded to a spike in hate crimes that the federal government found in 2015, saying the increase should be “deeply sobering” to Americans. The FBI reported a six-percent increase in hate crimes nationally in 2015, with anti-Muslim crimes increasing by a staggering 67 percent, Lynch said on ...

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