Tag Archives: 2016 elections

REPORT: 50+ Trump Electors Were Seated Illegally

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This last-ditch attempt to derail Trump won’t succeed, but it IS very interesting. Salon reports: More than 50 Electoral College members who voted for Donald Trump were ineligible to serve as presidential electors because they did not live in the congressional districts they represented or held elective office in states legally barring dual officeholders. That stunning finding is among the ...

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THREE MILLION MORE THAN TRUMP: Hillary Thanks Her “Nearly 66 Million” Supporters In Year-End Message

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Snap. Politico reports: Hillary Clinton thanked her supporters Monday in an end-of-year email. “Before this year ends, I want to thank you again for your support of our campaign,” Clinton wrote. “While we didn’t achieve the outcome we sought, I’m proud of the vision and values we fought for and the nearly 66 million people who voted for them.” Clinton, ...

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Obama: I Could Have Won A Third Term

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Yes, easily. Via Politico: President Barack Obama still believes in the message of hope and change he campaigned on in 2008, so much so that he suggested Monday it could have delivered him a third term — if such a thing were possible. “I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I — if I had run ...

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OP-ED: North Carolina Is No Longer A Democracy

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WOW. From an op-ed published today by the Raleigh News & Observer: In the just released EIP report, North Carolina’s overall electoral integrity score of 58/100 for the 2016 election places us alongside authoritarian states and pseudo-democracies like Cuba, Indonesia and Sierra Leone. If it were a nation state, North Carolina would rank right in the middle of the global ...

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FINAL: Hillary Wins Popular Vote By Almost 3 Million

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The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by just under 3 million votes, final state vote totals aggregated by the Cook Report revealed on Tuesday. The political news outlet, which has been tracking the votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, found Clinton with 65.8 million votes and 48.2 percent, compared to 62.9 million and ...

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Electoral Revolt Fizzles, Trump Glides To Easy Win

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Politico reports: Donald Trump swept aside a last-ditch bid to block his ascension to the White House on Monday, officially claiming the title of president-elect with his Electoral College victory. Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton follows a desperate and unprecedented attempt by Democratic electors to foment a revolt by convincing Republican electors to vote against him, an effort that collapsed ...

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YES PLEASE: Obama Wants To Help Find “New Talent” For The Democrats After Leaving Office [VIDEO]

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The Hill reports: President Obama said in an interview broadcast Monday that he wants to build up the Democratic Party by helping to develop a “whole new generation of talent” after he leaves the White House. “There are such incredible young people who not only worked on my campaign, but I’ve seen in advocacy groups,” the president told NPR. Obama ...

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WaPo Poll: Majority Of Republicans Say They Believe Donald Trump Actually Won The Popular Vote

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The Washington Post reports: Amid the speculation on whether the electoral college will refuse to make Donald Trump president, many Trump opponents are pinning their hopes on one glaring fact: Hillary Clinton’s sizable win in the popular vote. Clinton’s lead now exceeds 2.8 million votes (more than 2.1 percent of the total vote) and continues to grow. Many Democrats hope ...

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Trump Praises Supporters For Being “Vicious, Violent, Screaming” During His Campaign Rallies [VIDEO]

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The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump on Friday acknowledged that his backers were “vicious” and “violent” during the campaign. “You people were vicious, violent, screaming, ‘Where’s the wall? We want the wall!’ Screaming, ‘Prison! Prison! Lock her up!’ I mean you are going crazy. I mean, you were nasty and mean and vicious and you wanted to win, right?” Trump ...

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Trump Signals Belief In Russian Hacking Story

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Reuters reports: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday raised more questions about Russia’s reported role in cyber attacks on U.S. political parties and individuals as well as the timing of the White House’s response under President Barack Obama. “If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House waite so long to act? Why did they only ...

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CALIFORNIA: Trump Seeks To Intervene In Lawsuit To Unbind Electors From Popular Vote Winners

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Politico reports: For the second time in a week, Donald Trump has warned a federal judge that a lawsuit brought by a Democratic presidential elector could jeopardize his bid for the presidency. In a filing with the U.S. District Court in Northern California, Trump’s attorney urges Judge Edward Davila, a 2011 Barack Obama appointee, to allow him to intervene and ...

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MICHIGAN: Federal Judge Ends Recount Effort

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The Detroit Free Press reports: After two days of ballot counting, conflicting court decisions and legal wranglings between frustrated lawyers, a federal judge on Wednesday night halted the hand recount of 4.8 million ballots cast for president in Michigan, concluding there’s no real evidence of foul play and there’s no valid reason to continue the recount. In his eight-page opinion, ...

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House Democrats Announce Bipartisan Commission To Investigate Russia’s Intervention In US Election

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David Corn reports at Mother Jones: Congressional Democrats are increasing the pressure for an official and public inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. On Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Eric Swalwell, (D-Calif.), a Democrat on the House intelligence committee, and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the senior Democrat on the House government oversight committee, announced they were introducing legislation to create ...

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TIME Magazine’s Person Of The Year: Donald Trump

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From TIME Magazine: This is the 90th time we have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year. So which is it this year: Better or worse? The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer. It’s hard to measure the scale of his disruption. ...

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FLORIDA: Recount Lawsuit Claims Hillary Won State

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Law Newz reports: Three voters in Florida filed a lawsuit in state court seeking a recount of the votes in November’s presidential election. The voters claim that Hillary Clinton really won Florida, but problems including hacking, faulty voting machines, and voters being turned away from the polls led to a Trump victory. They sued Governor Rick Scott, Donald Trump, State ...

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Trump Elector: I Refuse To Cast My Vote For Donald Trump Because I’ve Sworn To Defend The Constitution

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From his op-ed published tonight by the New York Times: I am a Republican presidential elector, one of the 538 people asked to choose officially the president of the United States. Since the election people have asked me to change my vote based on policy disagreements with Donald J. Trump. In some cases, they cite the popular vote difference. I ...

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SNICKER: Digital Subscriptions To “Failing, Dishonest” New York Times Skyrocket Because Donald Trump

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From the Hollywood Reporter: Trump headed to the White House has been good for business at the Grey Lady. The New York Times has seen paid subscriptions online skyrocket since the election on Nov. 8. “We’ve seen really remarkable growth,” reaching to over 200,000 new digital-only subscriptions during the fourth quarter, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson on Monday said ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Demands Criminal Investigation Into Alleged “Voting Irregularities”

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Talking Points Memo reports: Still trailing nearly a month after Election Day in his drawn-out bid for re-election, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) over the weekend asked the State Bureau of Investigations to launch a criminal probe into GOP claims of “voting irregularities” that are at the center of McCrory’s effort to close the vote gap with his Democratic ...

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TODAY: Jill Stein To Hold Recount Rally At Trump Tower

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From Jill Stein’s Facebook page: As Donald’s Trump’s margin in Pennsylvania drops significantly and his team desperately rushes to block recounts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, Dr. Jill Stein will host a rally and press conference outside Trump Tower on Monday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. ET, vowing to fight tooth and nail to verify the accuracy, security, and fairness ...

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Chris Wallace Battles Jill Stein: There’s No Chance In The World Your Challenges Will Change Results [VIDEO]

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Via Mediaite: Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace engaged in a pretty combative exchange today while discussing Stein’s recount efforts, with Wallace trying to get Stein to admit that there have been no recounts that have switched tens of thousands of votes. “There’s not a chance in the world here, Dr. Stein, that the ...

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