Tag Archives: 2016 elections

MICHIGAN: Federal Judge Ends Recount Effort

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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]

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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Russia Accuses Ukraine Of Attempting To Sabotage Trump By Leaking Dirt About Adviser Paul Manafort

Politico reports: A top Russian official is accusing the Ukrainian government of undermining Donald Trump’s presidential campaign by trashing him on social media and disseminating dirt on one of his close associates. A spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday contended that the Ukrainian government over the summer damaged Trump’s campaign by implicating his then-campaign chief Paul Manafort in a ...

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MICHIGAN: Trump Forces Postponement Of Recount By Filing Complaint With State Bureau Of Elections

Law Newz reports: President-elect Donald Trump filed an objection with the Michigan Bureau of Elections on Thursday, regarding the vote recount initiated by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. According to a statement from Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, recount activities will be postponed pending a decision on the objection by the Board of State Canvassers. The Board is scheduled ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: NAACP Promises Massive Protests If State Lawmakers Interfere With Election Results

The Winston-Salem Chronicle reports: If state lawmakers insert themselves into deciding North Carolina’s next governor, or changing the state Supreme Court to nullify Justice-elect Mike Morgan’s victory, there will be mass demonstrations and civil disobedience, promises N.C. NAACP President Rev. Dr. William Barber II. “We believe either attempting to stack the Supreme Court or deciding the governor’s race in the ...

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Trump To Launch “Victory Tour” In States He Won

Bloomberg reports: President-elect Donald Trump will begin a “Thank You Tour” on Thursday in Cincinnati, replicating the arena events that powered his surprise campaign, three of his transition officials said. The Republican has credited his rallies as a central component of his victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The events at times drew tens of thousands of people and were often ...

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Jill Stein On Recount: I’ve Got No Skin In The Game

The Hill reports: Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein says double-checking election results is the only way to detect voter fraud. “You cannot see voter fraud unless you actually check the votes,” she said on CNN Tuesday morning. “There’s absolutely no way to know. We should have checks and balances built into the process. “There should be an automatic audit ...

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Nate Silver Debunks Conway’s “Landslide” Claim

Such a silly, yet typical lie: Nate Silver, pollster and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, fact-checked Kellyanne Conway’s claim Monday that Donald Trump won the presidency in a historic landslide. Lined up alongside the last 10 elections, Silver noted that Trump’s win was, “actually way below average for a winner’s total,” coming in with only more votes than President George W. Bush. ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Jill Stein Files Recount Demand

Metro reports: Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein filed for a recount of votes Monday in Pennsylvania, one of three battleground states where President-elect Donald Trump won in his Electoral College victory. A statement released on behalf of Stein circulated on Twitter Monday afternoon. The statement said recounts could begin in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — another state where the candidate ...

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WISCONSIN: Elections Board Rejects Hand Recount

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: The Wisconsin Elections Commission set a timetable Monday for a recount of the presidential election but rejected Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request to conduct it by hand. Unless Stein quickly challenges the agency’s decision in court and wins,the plan would leave it to officials in each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties to decide whether to do ...

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McCrory To Withdraw Statewide Recount Demand If Durham County Recount Produces No Change In Result

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Gov. Pat McCrory is ready to withdraw his request for a statewide recount if a new hand count of Durham County votes produces the same results as Election Day, his campaign announced Saturday evening. The governor is asking the N.C. State Board of Elections to hold an expedited hearing on an appeal of the ...

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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 Rages Against Recount In New Tweetstorm

Business Insider reports: President-elect Donald Trump continued his screed against an election recount effort in Wisconsin in an hours-long tweetstorm that continued into Sunday morning. In a series of tweets early Sunday, Trump predicted that nothing would come of a recount in Wisconsin initiated by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and tacitly endorsed by Hillary Clinton’s lawyers. “Hillary Clinton ...

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