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NYT: Trump Warned Pence “You Can Either Go Down In History As A Patriot Or You Can Go Down As A Pussy”

The New York Times reports: Mr. Trump was enraged that Mr. Pence was refusing to try to overturn the election. In a series of meetings, the president had pressed relentlessly, alternately cajoling and browbeating him. Finally, just before Mr. Pence headed to the Capitol to oversee the electoral vote count last Wednesday, Mr. Trump called the vice president’s residence to …

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Congress Certifies Biden’s Electoral College Victory

NPR reports: Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ victory early on Thursday, the end of a long day and night marked by chaos and violence in Washington, in which extremists emboldened by President Trump sought to thwart the peaceful transfer of power that has been a hallmark of modern American history by staging a violent insurrection …

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Loeffler And Other GOP Senators Drop Objections

After appearing at a Trump rally just two days ago, tonight soon to be ex-Sen. Kelly Loeffler announced that in light of today’s events, she will no longer object to certifying the Electoral College. Other GOP senators, including Steve Daines and James Lankford, are dropping their objections as well. It’s possible that all this performative bullshit will fall away entirely …

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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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Congress To Resume Counting Electoral Votes Tonight

The New York Times reports: Lawmakers will resume counting Electoral College votes on Wednesday, hours after a mob of Trump loyalists stormed the Capitol, Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said as she vowed that the attack would not “deter us from our responsibility to validate the election of Joe Biden.” In a letter to colleagues, Ms. Pelosi said she had …

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LIVE VIDEO: Congress Meets To Certify Electoral Votes

CBS News reports: The House and Senate will convene Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a joint session of Congress to tally electoral votes from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election over expected challenges from Republicans that could lengthen the proceedings. Required under the Constitution, the meeting is typically a …

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Advisors: Pence Won’t Interfere With Electoral Result

Reuters reports: Despite growing pressure from President Trump to help overturn his election loss, Vice President Mike Pence plans to stick to his ceremonial duties when presiding in Congress on Wednesday, advisers said. Pence plans to make clear in his statements that he backs the president but will stick to the constraints of his role, a former White House official …

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Trump Talks With Tuberville, Who May Back Challenge

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said Sunday that he has spoken with Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville, the Alabama Republican who suggested last week that he supports a potential challenge to the electoral vote count when the House and Senate convene next month to formally affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Trump said in an interview with Rudolph W. Giuliani, his personal …

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Politico: Pence To “Skip Town” After Certifying Election

Politico reports: As vice president, Pence has the awkward but unavoidable duty of presiding over the session of Congress that will formalize Biden’s Electoral College victory — a development that is likely to expose him and other Republicans to the wrath of GOP voters who believe Trump’s false claim that the election was stolen from him. But Pence could dodge …

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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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Newsmax Finally Caves: Biden Is The President-Elect

Mediaite reports: Newsmax TV anchor John Bachman finally declared that President-elect Joe Biden is, in fact, the president-elect, marking a massive step for the ardently pro-Trump network on their path to facing the reality that President Donald Trump lost his 2020 re-election bid. “The electoral college votes are being cast today, here is video from four states, New York, New …

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Florida GOP Leader Misses Electoral Vote, Has COVID

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson has tested positive for COVID-19, his spokeswoman said Monday. Simpson, 56, was slated to be an elector in the Electoral College vote Monday afternoon in the Senate chambers and took a test ahead of the event. But because of his positive test, he didn’t attend the ceremony and an alternate took …

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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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Threats Close MI Capitol Ahead Of Electoral Vote

The Washington Post reports: “Credible threats of violence” ahead of the state’s electoral college vote Monday — a pivotal step in cementing the swing state’s votes for President-elect Joe Biden — have forced Michigan’s top lawmakers to close all legislative offices in Lansing. Gideon D’Assandro, a spokesperson for state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R), confirmed on Sunday to The Washington …

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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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All 50 States And DC Have Now Certified Election

CNN reports: All 50 states and the District of Columbia have now certified their presidential results, according to CNN’s tally, as the Electoral College process moves forward with the meeting of electors on Monday. West Virginia became the final state to certify its presidential election results Wednesday, formally declaring that President Donald Trump is entitled to the state’s five electoral …

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Trump Team Hits Electoral “Safe Harbor” Deadline

The Washington Post reports: Trump’s efforts to reverse the election results run into a new hurdle Tuesday, known as “safe harbor” day under federal law. The 1887 law sets a deadline of six days before the convening of the electoral college for states to certify their election results. While the deadline is not mandatory, the law prohibits Congress from undoing …

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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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GOP Rep Plans To Challenge Electoral College Vote

The Birmingham News reports: Rep. Mo Brooks says he plans to challenge the Electoral College vote when Congress is expected to officially certify President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory on Jan. 6. The Alabama Republican says he is also looking for a GOP senator to join him in the effort, though he said he has had no direct communication with any senator …

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