2020 Elections

LIVE VIDEO: Congress Resumes Certifying Election

USA Today reports: After a tumultuous afternoon of riots and mayhem, a subdued but resolute Congress Wednesday night resumed its state-by-state count of the electoral votes that will reaffirm President-elect Joe Biden’s decisive victory Nov. 3 over President Donald Trump. Lawmakers in the House and the Senate had already begun debating the results of Arizona (which went for Biden) when …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks On Electoral College Win

CBS News reports: President-elect Joe Biden will deliver remarks Monday evening after members of the Electoral College gather nationwide to cast their ballots for president, formalizing Mr. Biden’s victory over President Trump and foreclosing another path for the president in his attempts overturn the results of the presidential election. Mr. Biden’s transition team said the speech, to be delivered from …

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California’s Electors Put Biden Past 270-Vote Threshold

California Capital Radio reports: California’s representatives to the electoral college are meeting at 2 p.m. this afternoon in Sacramento to cast ballots for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The state’s electors are expected to push Biden past the 270-vote threshold and deliver him the presidency. The electors are chosen by California Democrats and bound by law to …

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LIVE VIDEO: State Electors Meet To Cast Their Votes

NPR reports: On Monday, 538 electors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia will cast their votes for president, marking a key next step for Joe Biden as he gets closer to officially becoming the 46th president of the United States. The votes come 41 days after Election Day, on Nov. 3. In the race for the White …

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TODAY: Electors Meet To Formally Select Joe Biden

The Associated Press reports: Presidential electors are meeting across the United States on Monday to formally choose Joe Biden as the nation’s next president. Monday is the day set by law for the meeting of the Electoral College. In reality, electors meet in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to cast their ballots. The results will be sent …

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Biden Clinches Electoral College With CA Certification

Bloomberg News reports: Joe Biden now officially has more than the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to claim the presidency after California certified its election results on Friday evening. Secretary of State Alex Padilla approved the results of Biden’s victory, according to his office, which Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom will use to prepare the Certificate of Ascertainment appointing the …

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DOT: No More Emotional Support Animals On Planes

NBC News reports: The era of emotional support pigs and peacocks on airplanes is about to end after the Transportation Department ruled Wednesday that dogs are the only animals defined as service animals. The regulation tightens the reins after a yearslong battle between airlines and passengers who have requested permission to carry a menagerie of animals onboard in the name …

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LIVE VIDEO: Mark Kelly Gets Sworn Into US Senate

PBS NewsHour reports: Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly was set to be sworn into the Senate on Wednesday, an ascension that will narrow GOP control of the chamber while underscoring his state’s shift from red to blue. Kelly was expected to be sworn into office by Vice President Mike Pence. Among those planning to watch were his wife, …

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Joe Biden’s Vote Total Passes 80M, Trump 6M Behind

The Washington Post reports: Biden’s vote total crossed 80 million Tuesday, by far the most votes received by a presidential nominee, crushing the record set the last time he was at the top of the ticket as Barack Obama’s running mate. Obama won in 2008 with nearly 70 million votes, a record that he didn’t beat in 2012, when he …

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GOP Georgia Sec Of State Certifies Win For Biden

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Secretary of State’s Office says it has certified the results of the 2020 General Election. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said the results were a “true and correct tabulation of the certified returns received by this office from each county.” The audit found just under a 0.1% difference in the statewide total vote count. …

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GLAAD Survey: 81% Of LGBTQs Voted For Joe Biden

Just in via press release: GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, released the findings of its 2020 Post-election Poll of LGBTQ registered voters, including a phenomenol turnout of the LGBTQ vote, a surge of first-time LGBTQ voters, an overwhelming vote for President-elect Joe Biden, with votes motivated by three top issues urgently …

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Georgia Hand Count Affirms Joe Biden As Winner

The Associated Press reports: A top Georgia elections official says a hand tally of the presidential race in Georgia is complete, and the results affirm Democrat Joe Biden’s lead over Republican President Donald Trump. Gabriel Sterling released the information to The Associated Press on Thursday. The hand recount of nearly 5 million votes stemmed from an audit required by a …

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Georgia Counties Begin Auditing Ballots [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The arduous slog of recounting nearly 5 million Georgia ballots by hand got off to a smooth and rather mundane start Friday, as auditors began the process of checking basic math, and some voters’ intentions, in a race in which President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. leads President Trump by more than 14,000 votes. It continued …

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Multiple Outlets Declare Joe Biden Winner In Georgia

ABC News reports: ABC News projects Biden will win the state of Georgia, raising his electoral vote count to 306 — the same number of electoral votes Trump obtained when he won the presidential race in 2016. The state is currently conducting a hand-audit of the nearly 5 million votes cast in the state in the presidential race. ABC News …

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MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki Sends Khakis Sales Soaring

Mediaite reports: “Chart throb” Steve Kornacki has been making headlines for his impressive election coverage and his Big Board skills, and now even his fashion choices are getting attention. Kornacki wore the same outfit every day of his election coverage: A button-down, a striped tie, and khakis — and the simple outfit eventually became iconic enough for fans to emulate. …

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Multiple Outlets Finally Call Arizona For Biden

Reuters reports: President-elect Joe Biden cemented his U.S. electoral victory by capturing the battleground state of Arizona late on Thursday, but the official transition to his administration remains stalled as President Donald Trump refuses to accept defeat. Biden was projected to win Arizona after more than a week of vote counting from the Nov. 3 election, Edison Research said. He …

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DHS: This Was The “Most Secure Election In US History”

From Sinclair Media Group: A federal government agency under the Department of Homeland Security says this election was the “most secure in American history.” In a statement from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, part of DHS, the agency says there is no evidence any voting system was compromised. “While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for …

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GOP Arizona AG Says Split Tickets Cost Trump The State: People Voted Republican But Didn’t Vote Trump

The Phoenix New Times reports: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, dismissed claims of mass voter fraud in Arizona and said during a recent nationally televised interview that Democratic President-elect Joe Biden will likely win the state. “The reality is, right now, there’s less than 50,000 votes to count and the President would have to get about 65 percent …

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Georgia To Conduct “Full, By Hand Recount” Of Ballots

CNBC reports: Georgia will conduct a statewide recount of ballots cast in the election between President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Wednesday. “With the margin being so close, it will require a full, by-hand recount in each county,” Raffensperger said at a press conference. Raffensperger, a Republican, said that the state will work …

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AK Sen. Dan Sullivan Clinches 50th GOP Senate Seat

The Associated Press reports: Sen. Dan Sullivan (R) is projected to keep his Senate seat in Alaska, defeating Al Gross, who had been backed by the Democratic Party. His win is another crucial victory for Republicans as the party seeks to maintain control of the chamber, which will now be determined by a pair of January runoff elections in Georgia. …

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