Tag Archives: 2020 elections

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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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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POLL: 52% Of Republicans Say Trump “Rightfully Won”

Reuters reports: About half of all Republicans believe President Donald Trump “rightfully won” the U.S. election but that it was stolen from him by widespread voter fraud that favored Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. The Nov. 13-17 opinion poll showed that Trump’s open defiance of Biden’s victory in both the popular vote and Electoral …

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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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“Fake News” CNN Wins Election Week Ratings Battle

Axios reports: CNN edged Fox News among total viewers for election week, averaging 5.9 million to Fox’s 5.7 million and MSNBC’s 4.6 million, AP reports. The state of play: The election, which saw record voter turnout, had networks competing for viewers as states were called. Fox viewers tuned out Joe Biden’s victory speech on Saturday night: CNN drew 13.5 million …

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Poll: 79% Say They Recognize Biden As President-Elect

Reuters reports: Nearly 80% of Americans, including more than half of Republicans, recognize President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the Nov. 3 election after most media organizations called the race for the Democrat based on his leads in critical battleground states, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. The Reuters/Ipsos national opinion survey, which ran from Saturday afternoon to Tuesday, found …

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Democrat Cal Cunningham Concedes NC Senate Race

Raleigh’s ABC News affiliate reports: Democratic US Senate candidate Cal Cunningham has conceded the race to incumbent Republican Sen. Thom Tillis. Cunningham, whose campaign was plagued by a texting scandal and revelations that he had an extramarital relationship, issued the concession Tuesday in a phone call to Tillis on Tuesday. “I just called Senator Tillis to congratulate him on winning …

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George W. Bush Calls To Congratulate Joe Biden, Says Trump Has Right To “Recounts And Legal Challenges”

From a statement issued today by George W. Bush: I just talked to the President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden. I extended my warm congratulations and thanked him for the patriotic message he delivered last night. I also called Kamala Harris to congratulate her on her historic election to the vice presidency. Though we have political differences, I know …

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Mexican President Withholds Congratulating Biden

The Guardian reports: Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said today he would not congratulate a winner of the US presidential election until legal challenges are concluded, in an apparent bid to avoid friction with Washington during the transition. Democrat Joe Biden won the election on Saturday. Mexico is the United States’ top trade partner, with over $600bn of annual …

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Biden Pleads For Unity In Acceptance Speech [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden used his first national address as president-elect to vow to heal a deeply divided nation, declaring it was time to “let this grim era of demonization in America begin to end” and reaching out to the millions of people who voted against him to say, “Let’s give each other a chance.” His calls for …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden And Harris Give Victory Speech

Deadline reports: President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will give his acceptance speech Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, capping a tumultuous election week that hit its apex Saturday. That’s when Pennsylvania was called for the Democratic challenger, pushing him past the 270 electoral vote threshold to overtake President Donald Trump. As they have done all …

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Joe Biden To Name COVID Task Force On Monday

Axios reports: Joe Biden plans Monday to name a 12-member task force to combat and contain the spread of the coronavirus, sources tell Axios. Why it matters: By announcing a COVID task force even before unveiling his senior White House staff or a single cabinet appointment, Biden is signaling that addressing the coronavirus will be the immediate priority for his …

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Obama Congratulates Biden On “Decisive Victory”

USA Today reports: Politicians on both sides of the aisle, including former Presidents, presidential candidates, and Congresspeople have taken to Twitter to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on clinching the victory over President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. “In this election, under circumstances never experienced, Americans turned out in numbers never seen. And once …

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World Leaders Congratulate Biden And Harris

CTV News reports: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is “really looking forward” to working with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and his running mate California Senator Kamala Harris, congratulating the pair on their historic election victory that was declared Saturday morning. “Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. …

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