Tag Archives: 2016 elections

Trump: Hillary Colluded With Dems To Beat Bernie

Politico reports: After more than five months as president, Donald Trump is still talking about the 2016 election. On Sunday morning, the president tweeted that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “colluded with the Democratic Party” to beat Bernie Sanders. It’s not clear why the president chose to revisit the 2016 campaign this morning or where his newfound sympathy for Sanders came ...

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CNN Host Grills Jill Stein Over Putin Meeting [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: The Green Party’s Jill Stein says a recent spike in interest about a photo of her having dinner with Russian President Vladimir Putin can be traced to Democrats “looking for someone to blame” for their election struggles. The photo, from late 2015, shows Stein seated at a table at a Moscow gala with Putin and Mike ...

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Jill Stein Has No Regrets About Ruining Everything

This morning Politico published a longread interview with Jill Stein. An excerpt: Had a few thousand votes in key Midwestern states gone to Hillary Clinton instead of Jill Stein, many on the left believe, America might be having a very different conversation today. Instead, Democrats are still fuming about the role the Green Party nominee may have played in electing ...

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REPORT: Russian Attack On US Election Systems More Widespread That Previously Known, 39 States Hit

Bloomberg reports: Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including incursions into voter databases and software systems in almost twice as many states as previously reported. In Illinois, investigators found evidence that cyber intruders tried to delete or alter voter data. The hackers accessed software designed to ...

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Federal Contractor Charged With Today’s Leak Of NSA Report On Russian Cyber Attack On US Election

Her real actual name is Reality Winner. The Washington Examiner reports: A 25-year-old federal contractor is facing charges she leaked a classified National Security Agency document to a news outlet in May. The charges against Reality Leigh Winner came about an hour after the publication of a story based on an NSA document detailing Russian attempts to hack American voting ...

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Leaked NSA Document Shows Russian Spies Tried To Hack US Voting System Just Days Before Election

The Intercept reports: Russian military intelligence executed a cyber attack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election, according to a highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept. The top-secret National Security Agency document, which was provided anonymously to The Intercept ...

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Hillary Clinton: I Was On The Way To Winning Until James Comey’s Letter and “Russian Wikileaks” [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: Hillary Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour during a women’s event on Tuesday that she believes she was “on the way to winning” the 2016 presidential election until the FBI announced 11 days before the election that it was revisiting the investigation into her emails. The former Secretary of State said that while she takes “absolute personal responsibility” ...

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Vladimir Putin To CNBC: Claims That Russia Meddled In US Elections Are Political “Lies And Provocations”

CNBC reports: American accusations that Russia interfered in last year’s U.S. elections are “lies” used for “domestic American politics”, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. “We said on numerous occasions and I reiterate that we are confident. And know for sure that opinion polls in the Unites States show that very many people are friendly towards the Russian Federation ...

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Rep. Adam Schiff On Trump/Russia Collusion During Election: There Is Direct Evidence Of Deception [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Despite denials from some top intelligence officials that there was any evidence of collusion between associates of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian operatives while Moscow tried to interfere with the 2016 election, Rep. Adam Schiff on Sunday defended the House Intelligence Committee continuing to look into the matter. Two weeks ago on “Meet The Press,” James ...

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REPORT: 50+ Trump Electors Were Seated Illegally

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

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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]

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

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

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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