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Donald Trump Jr., the president’s beforehand son, has activated absolute for the coronavirus, according to a spokesman. The agent said the adolescent Trump activated absolute beforehand this anniversary and has been aback isolating.
Also today, Michigan’s top two Republican assembly said afterwards affair with Trump at the White House Friday that they acquire abstruse annihilation new to change the aftereffect of the acclamation in their state.
“We will chase the law and chase the accustomed activity apropos Michigan’s electors, aloof as we acquire said throughout this election,” Senate Majority Baton Mike Shirkey and Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield said in a collective account issued backward Friday.
6:35 PM: Donald Trump Jr. has activated absolute for the coronavirus
Donald Trump Jr., the president’s beforehand son, has activated absolute for the coronavirus, according to a spokesman.
The agent said the adolescent Trump activated absolute beforehand this anniversary and has been aback isolating.
“He’s been actually asymptomatic so far and is afterward all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines,” the agent said.
Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, activated absolute for the coronavirus beforehand this year.
By: Ashley Parker
6:31 PM: Afterwards White House meeting, GOP Mich. assembly say they’re not acquainted of admonition that would change acclamation result
Michigan’s top two Republican accompaniment legislators said afterwards affair with Trump at the White House on Friday that they acquire abstruse annihilation new to change the aftereffect of the acclamation in their state.
“We will chase the law and chase the accustomed activity apropos Michigan’s electors, aloof as we acquire said throughout this election,” accompaniment Senate Majority Baton Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield said in a collective account issued backward Friday.
The legislators catholic to Washington to accommodated with the admiral a day afterwards Trump’s accustomed aggregation captivated a account appointment on Capitol Hill authoritative bright that admiral still hoped to about-face the aftereffect of the election. The attorneys — Rudolph W. Giuliani, Jenna Ellis and Sidney Powell — said one activity would be to appetite accompaniment legislators to block acceptance of Biden’s win and accredit electoral-college electors themselves who abutment Trump.
In their statement, the Michigan legislators additionally said that their state’s acceptance activity should be “free from threats and intimidation.”
“Allegations of counterfeit behavior should be taken seriously, thoroughly investigated, and if proven, prosecuted to the abounding admeasurement of the law,” the account said. “And the candidates who win the best votes win elections and Michigan’s balloter votes. These are simple truths that should accommodate aplomb in our elections.”
By: Amy Gardner and Tom Hamburger
6:05 PM: Some acclaimed rappers backed Trump’s campaign. Did it matter?
In 1989, the FBI beatific a letter accusing the rap accumulation N.W.A of auspicious “violence adjoin and disrespect” for law administering with its song, “F— Tha Police.” The advance ballad on that song — a righteous, antagonistic accusation of how badge admiral accord with adolescent Black men — was accounting by Ice Cube, a 30-year-old artisan who had become a gangsta rap revolutionary, channeling the acrimony of young, Black, burghal men who acquainted America’s systems of ascendancy were captivation them back.
Flash advanced addition three decades, and Ice Cube was advising Admiral Trump, who has backed badge abandon and railed adjoin the Black Lives Amount movement, on how to affix with to adolescent Black men who acquainted larboard abaft economically. Specifically, Cube brash the Trump attack on its “Platinum Plan,” which promised abutment for Black churches and businesses as able-bodied the “highest policing standards” for burghal neighborhoods.
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By: Clyde McGrady
5:34 PM: Georgia governor says he will chase accompaniment law, which requires him to acquire certified acclamation results
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Friday said he would chase accompaniment law, which requires him to acquire the certified acclamation after-effects from the secretary of accompaniment and assert Biden’s advance over Trump.
In a abrupt account Friday afternoon, Kemp did not actually say that he would accredit the after-effects but acclaimed that he is appropriate to do so by accompaniment law. Georgia law says the governor “shall” accredit the after-effects presented by the secretary of state, and the borderline to do so is 5 p.m. Saturday.
“State law now requires the governor’s appointment to ascertain the certification, which paves the way for the Trump attack to accompany added accustomed options and a abstracted accustomed advantage if they choose,” he said in a statement.
“As governor, I acquire a austere albatross to chase the law, and that is what I will abide to do.”
Kemp said that he believed “the all-inclusive majority of bounded acclamation workers did their job able-bodied beneath aberrant circumstances.” But he said the mistakes baldheaded in four of 159 counties through the statewide analysis activity were “simply unacceptable,” including bags of ballots that were not scanned in one county.
Kemp declared for acclamation reforms, alveolate recommendations fabricated by Georgia Secretary of Accompaniment Brad Raffensperger (R) on Friday morning.
The Trump attack has said it affairs to book a accusation in Georgia arduous its administering of the 2020 election. The attack has until Tuesday black to appeal addition blab of the results, which would battery a activity to rescan the presidential ballots that acquire already been hand-recounted and audited. Accompaniment acclamation admiral acquire said they achievement the duke blab reassures the accessible about the aftereffect of the election. Nonetheless, they acquire been advancing for a abeyant apparatus rescan recount.
By: Michelle Ye Hee Lee
5:09 PM: Bourgeois Michigan advancement accumulation adjourned by DeVos ancestors says Trump has lost
The Michigan Freedom Fund, a bourgeois advancement accumulation adjourned by the Trump-supporting ancestors of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has declared that Admiral Trump has lost.
“The acclamation is over. The after-effects are in, and actuality in Michigan, they’re not activity to change,” Tony Daunt, the Freedom Fund’s controlling director, wrote in a statement.
The account comes as Trump meets with Michigan GOP aldermanic leaders at the White House advanced of the accompaniment certifying the acclamation results. Some Trump allies acquire declared for the after-effects in the accompaniment to be antipodal by the GOP-majority assembly appointing Trump electors instead of Biden ones, citation bottomless claims of vote fraud.
The armamentarium accused Secretary of Accompaniment Jocelyn Benson of not demography those complaints seriously. However, it accustomed that any analysis is not activity to change the after-effects in Michigan.
By: Colby Itkowitz
4:43 PM: Michigan assembly admission at the White House
Michigan’s top Republican assembly accustomed at the White House on Friday afternoon to accommodated with Admiral Trump amidst an burning accomplishment to accumulate them from acknowledging the president’s bottomless allegations of great acclamation artifice and his attack to adjournment their state’s acceptance of the vote.
State Senate Admiral Mike Shirkey, House Speaker Lee Chatfield and added accompaniment GOP assembly were accepted to accommodated with the admiral at 4 p.m. in what White House columnist secretary Kayleigh McEnany declared as a accepted appointment with adopted leaders.
But the appointment comes as Trump has alone intervened to try to adapt Michigan’s vote acceptance process. All 83 counties acquire certified their vote counts, giving President-elect Joe Biden a 156,000-vote allowance of victory, and the accompaniment lath of campaigning is appointed to accommodated Monday to accede certifying the final accompaniment tally.
This week, the admiral declared a GOP official who had voted to accredit the after-effects in Wayne County, home of Detroit. She and a adolescent Republican lath affiliate afterwards approved to abolish their votes, a move the secretary of state’s appointment said was not permitted.
Trump’s allurement to Shirkey and Chatfield ratcheted up anxiety amidst accepted and above adopted admiral in Michigan, who bidding abhorrence that he would burden them into all-embracing his unfounded claims of massive aborigine artifice in Detroit and animate the accompaniment campaigning lath not to accredit the vote.
One of the two Republicans on the accompaniment campaigning board, Norman Shinkle, told The Washington Post on Thursday that he was aptitude adjoin gluttonous a adjournment and requesting an analysis of the vote, citation debunked cabal theories accustomed by Trump and his attorneys about voting machines.
“Right now the abstraction to analysis into some of these accusations seems to accomplish faculty to me,” he said.
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By: Amy Gardner
4:29 PM: Georgia certifies acclamation results, including Biden’s achievement over Trump
Georgia’s Secretary of Accompaniment Brad Raffensperger (R) has clearly certified the state’s general-election results, including Biden’s attenuated advance over Trump.
The acceptance affirmed Biden as the champ in the accompaniment by 12,284 votes, afterwards a hand-recount of about 5 actor votes casting for president, the bigger blab of its affectionate in U.S. history. The secretary of state’s appointment on Thursday appear the after-effects of the duke recount, which activate that Biden led Trump by 12,284 votes in the audited results. The final votes resulted in a 0.0099 percent aberration from the aboriginal margin.
The advertisement came afterwards a botch beforehand in the day, aback acclamation admiral issued a alteration that the acceptance was still ongoing, admitting beforehand sending a account absolution that the activity was complete.
The acclamation after-effects will be submitted to Gov. Brian Kemp (R) for his certification, which is due Saturday afternoon and is advised a pro forma activity to acquire the secretary of state’s tally. Kemp was set to authority a account appointment at 5 p.m. Friday.
The governor is not complex in the administering or finalizing of the state’s results, according to the secretary of state’s office. The Trump attack has until Tuesday black to appeal addition blab of the results, which would battery a activity to re-scan the presidential ballots that acquire already been hand-recounted and audited. Accompaniment acclamation admiral acquire said that they achievement the duke blab reassures the accessible about the aftereffect of the election.
Nonetheless, acclamation admiral beyond Georgia acquire been advancing to re-scan the ballots in apprehension of a abeyant appeal from the Trump campaign.
Biden’s attenuated advance has prompted a battery of attacks from Trump and added top Republicans in Georgia who acquire afresh approved to catechism the candor of the acclamation in the state.
By: Michelle Ye Hee Lee
3:48 PM: Biden affected claims there’s ascent burden on Trump to concede
WILMINGTON, Del. — Biden remained mostly out of afterimage Friday, his 78th birthday, but his agents said that accessible burden is ascent on Trump to end his long-shot adventure to annul the after-effects of the Nov. 3 election.
Until Trump relents and allows the academic handover of ability to begin, Biden and his admission White House aggregation cannot acquaint with federal bloom authorities managing the coronavirus acknowledgment or alpha added authoritative tasks.
“This isn’t a game, who gets to allocution to him,” Biden alteration official Yohannes Abraham said during a appointment for reporters. “Our disability to alpha our academic bureau analysis activity has the abeyant to acquire absolute impacts on families beyond the country. In fact, there’s a growing choir of borough leaders who are calling aloft [the General Services Administration] to move advanced with the alteration and aural the anxiety about the potentially adverse appulse of added delays.”
Abraham cited statements from the American Medical Association and others admonishing that the adjournment could authority up able administering of vaccines now about accessible for use and from business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, blame for the alteration activity to move ahead.
Transition official Jen Psaki cited a “shared active out of patience” amidst Biden, added Democrats, borough aegis officials, business leaders and others as Trump refuses to accept about two weeks afterwards Biden was declared the winner.
“We’ve credible that amplify externally,” Psaki said, including amidst business leaders anxious about the bread-and-butter repercussions of the accepted limbo.
Biden met Friday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Baton Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) in Wilmington. Biden, built-in at a ample lath with the assembly advance far to his larboard and right, did not accede to shouted questions during a abrupt photo opportunity. All three Democrats wore face masks.
Senate Majority Baton Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has not yet accustomed that Biden won the election.
By: Anne Gearan
3:34 PM: Trump seems to accede a change in administrations
In a attenuate accessible actualization aback the election, Trump gave animadversion in the White House appointment allowance about the coronavirus vaccine and biologic prices, during which he seemed to accede his time as admiral may be advancing to an end.
Discussing his administration’s efforts to lower decree biologic costs adjoin the wishes of biologic companies, he said, in a appearing advertence to his successor, “I aloof achievement they accumulate it. I achievement they acquire the adventuresomeness to accumulate it, because the able biologic lobby, Big Pharma, is putting burden on bodies like you wouldn’t believe.”
The admiral afresh did not booty any questions from reporters; he hasn’t aback the anniversary of the election.
While Trump seemed to advertise that his behavior may end with his term, he connected to affirmation he won the election. His animadversion were mostly focused on bloom care, but he did adapt into a abrupt complaining about the election, claiming anybody was adjoin him.
“Big Pharma ran millions of dollars of abrogating advertisements adjoin me during the campaign, which I won, by the way,” Trump said. “But, you know, you’ll acquisition that out — about 74 actor votes. We had Big Pharma adjoin us. We had the media adjoin us. We had big tech adjoin us. We had a lot of artifice adjoin us.”
He afresh complained that Pfizer waited until canicule afterwards the acclamation to advertise the after-effects of their accustomed coronavirus vaccine trial, suggesting the biologic aggregation didn’t appetite to accord him that boost.
“They anticipation they’d appear out with it a few canicule afterwards the acclamation and it would acquire apparently had an impact. Who knows? Maybe it wouldn’t have. I’m abiding they would acquire activate the ballots someplace, the Democrats,” Trump said, apropos to his bottomless affirmation that counterfeit ballots affronted up afterwards acclamation night to advantage Biden.
By: Colby Itkowitz
2:21 PM: Pence strikes far altered accent from Trump as he allotment to the attack trail
Vice Admiral Pence addled a clearly altered accent from Trump about the cachet of the presidential chase as he campaigned in Georgia on Friday for the state’s two Republican Senate candidates in January’s runoff elections.
Speaking at a assemblage in Canton, Ga., Pence did not accept the presidential acclamation and vowed to activity in court. But clashing Trump or his lawyers, the carnality admiral fabricated no claims of a chic acclamation or great artifice and seemed to leave accessible the achievability that the Republican admission could lose.
“We’re activity to accumulate affronted until every accustomed vote is counted. We’re activity to accumulate affronted until every actionable vote is befuddled out,” Pence said. “And whatever the outcome, we will never stop affronted to accomplish America abundant again.”
The accompanying runoffs in Georgia acquire taken on added acceptation because they are acceptable to actuate which affair controls the Senate.
If Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler prevail, the GOP will advance control. But victories by both of the Democrats, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, would accord Democrats ascendancy if there is a Autonomous carnality admiral in appointment to breach ties.
Pence accustomed that achievability in his remarks, saying, “the Republican Senate majority could be the aftermost band of aegis for all that we’ve done to avert this nation, animate our abridgement and bottle the God-given liberties that we authority dear.”
During his remarks, Pence did not acknowledgment the presidential acclamation after-effects in Georgia, which are accepted to be certified Friday in Biden’s favor.
Much of the accent was a accolade to Trump’s assignment in appointment — and Pence generally batten in the accomplished tense.
By: John Wagner and Josh Dawsey
1:19 PM: Columnist secretary Kayleigh McEnany claims ‘advocacy’ isn’t purpose of Trump affair with Michigan GOP lawmakers
McEnany says Trump’s affair with Michigan assembly not an ‘advocacy meeting’
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In her aboriginal White House columnist appointment in about three months, columnist secretary Kayleigh McEnany fabricated several ambiguous and ambiguous claims.
Asked why Trump summoned Michigan GOP accompaniment aldermanic leaders to the White House for a affair bald canicule afore the accompaniment is set to accredit the after-effects of the election, McEnany claimed it wasn’t attack related.
“This is not an advancement meeting. There will be no one from the attack there. He commonly meets with assembly from all beyond the country,” she said.
McEnany, who for weeks arch up to and afterward the election, has gone on television as a attack spokeswoman, claiming that the role is abstracted from her day job as columnist secretary, beneath to animadversion on how the Trump attack imagines it would get the acclamation after-effects overturned.
“I will leave it to the attack to accomplish those determinations as to how to proceed,” she said.
McEnany additionally falsely claimed that Trump “was never accustomed an alike alteration of power.”
In 2016, two canicule afterwards the election, Admiral Barack Obama arrive Trump to the White House to altercate the job and a bland transition. Trump alike thanked Obama for the alteration efforts in his countdown speech.
“Every four years, we accumulate on these accomplish to backpack out the alike and peaceful alteration of power, and we are beholden to Admiral Obama and aboriginal adult Michelle Obama for their accommodating aid throughout this transition,” Trump said. “They acquire been magnificent.”
By: Colby Itkowitz
11:53 AM: Michigan Democrats achievement accompaniment GOP leaders summoned to White House won’t be cajoled by Trump
Michigan Democrats on Friday beneath to canyon acumen on their GOP colleagues affair with Trump at the White House afterwards in the day, adage they were hopeful that the assembly would appear afraid to try to adapt the aftereffect of the election.
Trump has summoned Michigan GOP aldermanic leaders Mike Shirkey and Lee Chatfield to the White House in an credible accomplishment to argue them to avoid Biden’s popular-vote win in the accompaniment and bench Trump electors instead.
State Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) on a alarm with reporters advanced of that affair likened it to their “getting declared into the principal’s office.” He said he hoped his GOP colleagues wouldn’t accord in to Trump’s demands.
“Senator Shirkey has already stood up and said that the will of the voters affliction to be admired and I’m hopeful that aback he emerges from this affair with Admiral Trump that he’s activity to angle by the voters of Michigan, angle up for Michigan voters, actualization them that our arrangement does acquire legitimacy,” Irwin said.
The admiral “today is aggravating to cajole, annoyer and maybe alike allurement them into accomplishing article that would be a adversity for our country. It would accident our legitimacy, that would ruin our authority about the world, and that would account a amazing alternation in our country,” he added.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (Mich.), additionally on the call, wouldn’t aphorism out calling for an analysis into Trump’s attempts at interfering in the acclamation results, but said she additionally is afraid to actualize added division.
“A lot of discussions activity on appropriate now about what the appropriate affair to do is,” Dingell said. “We charge to see what’s activity to appear out of this meeting. Do I anticipate it’s a actually inappropriate meeting? Yes, but … I appetite to see what accomplishments occur.”
Dingell added, “We are not activity to let these bodies in the White House attenuate a capitalism that has lasted for 200 years, that makes us the greatest country in the world.”
By: Colby Itkowitz
11:48 AM: Pelosi says she is hopeful House will anon get appointment on Trump administering bottleneck of Biden transition
Pelosi’s hopeful House leaders will get a appointment from the GSA afore Thanksgiving
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday that House Democrats are continuing to advance for a appointment from the General Services Administering on why the bureau is blocking key facets of a Biden transition, adage that “hopefully afore Thanksgiving that will happen.”
“You achievement that bodies will acquire acceptable acceptance in the jobs that they have,” Pelosi told reporters. “You appetite to accord them a adventitious to get that done. It is actually mystifying that the GSA refuses to accomplish the account all-important for the alteration to appear in an alike fashion.”
Pelosi additionally appropriate the House could comedy a bigger role in the collision but did not elaborate.
“I’m not one to actualization my hand, but nonetheless, we’re ready,” she said.
Emily Murphy, the GSA ambassador and a Trump appointee, has beneath to accredit Biden as the credible champ of the race, a move that would acquiesce assets and admission to accepted government admiral to aid the transition.
In a letter to Murphy beforehand this week, House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.) asked for a bipartisan appointment by Monday.
“We acquire been acutely patient, but we can adjournment no longer,” they wrote. “As GSA Administrator, it is your albatross to chase the law and assure the assurance and abundance of the United States and its bodies — not to abide to political burden to breach the law and accident the consequences.”
By: John Wagner
11:33 AM: Top Biden apostle calls Trump’s attempts to annul the acclamation ‘pathetic’ and ‘appalling’
The Biden campaign’s top accustomed official on Friday lambasted Trump’s efforts to annul the acclamation after-effects as “pathetic,” “appalling,” “ludicrous,” “discriminatory” and ultimately “doomed to failure.”
The comments by Bob Bauer, a arch adviser to Biden who is arch the acclamation activity effort, had a bifold purpose of calling out Trump’s behavior and acceptable the country that the president-elect’s aggregation sees no achievability that Trump will accomplish in his efforts. They are the sharpest accessible admonishment the Biden attack has yet collapsed adjoin Trump’s efforts.
“The corruption is real. There is about no adventitious whatsoever that Donald Trump can be successful,” Bauer said, afterwards appropriate amidst the accustomed blackmail and the corruption done to the American autonomous tradition. “It feels bad, it looks bad and it’s very, absolute dangerous.”
Bauer said there were bright accustomed routes for the Biden attack to accompany if Republican admiral abatement to accredit the acclamation in Michigan on Monday, or if accompaniment assembly attack to put advanced a slate of electors that does not reflect the accompaniment vote count.
Trump has arrive Michigan assembly to the White House in an credible accomplishment to advance for a legislative-backed slate of electors that would accomplish Trump the champ in Michigan.
“Not possible, not legal, not constitutional, cannot happen,” Bauer said of Trump’s strategy. “It is an corruption of office. It is an accessible attack to alarm acclamation officials. it is actually appalling.”
Bauer additionally criticized the Trump accustomed team’s accomplishment to ambition vote counting in predominantly Black cities as “discriminatory behavior” that was so audacious it would ultimately attenuate Trump’s accustomed efforts. He additionally criticized Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) for calling elections officials, including the Georgia Secretary of Accompaniment Brad Raffensperger, to analyze about the achievability of throwing out votes in counties with aerial ante of altered signatures.
Graham has denied that he pressured Raffensperger to bung accustomed ballots. Bauer said Graham’s appear behavior was “inconsistent” with the role of a U.S. senator.
By: Michael Scherer
11:28 AM: Md. Gov. Hogan criticizes Trump administering for obstructing the transition
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Friday criticized Trump’s abnegation to concede, anecdotic the challenges as “ridiculous” and calling his abhorrence to allotment admonition with the admission administering “outrageous.”
“I anticipate it’s bad for Donald Trump; it’s bad for the Republican Party; bad for the country, and our continuing in the world,” Hogan said during an actualization on CNBC’s Squawk Box. “It’s abbreviating the admiral … We charge to acquire the alteration activate as anon as possible.”
Hogan, who has attacked Trump in the past, briefly toyed with the abstraction of entering the presidential primary. He was one of four sitting governors who did not endorse Trump. He did not vote for Trump or Biden beforehand this month, instead allotment to abode in backward Admiral Ronald Reagan’s name.
Hogan said he thinks it is “just a amount of time” afore Trump heeds the admonition of abounding bodies about him. “Everybody I apperceive is giving that aforementioned admonition and blame to get this resolved, including, I think, accompany of the president, the president’s staff, association on his campaign,” he said.
Hogan additionally bashed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s accommodation to cut several Federal Reserve emergency funds, calling it “a abhorrent mistake” accustomed the country’s brittle economy.
Hogan said he didn’t accept the activity abaft the accommodation and declared on Congress to “put the backroom aside” to ability a accommodation on the fourth bang bill. “Our bread-and-butter crisis is by no agency over,” he said. “This is activity to get worse afore it gets better, both on the bloom ancillary and the bread-and-butter side.”
By: Ovetta Wiggins
11:00 AM: Biden announces new arch staffers for his White House
Biden appear a quartet of added admiral who will be on his arch agents at the White House, added accretion the aggregation that will adviser him at the alpha of his administration.
Mala Adiga will be the activity ambassador for Jill Biden; Carlos Elizondo will be White House amusing secretary; Cathy Russell will serve as ambassador of the White House Appointment of Presidential Personnel; and Louisa Terrell will be ambassador of the White House Appointment of Aldermanic Affairs.
“I’m appreciative to name added associates of our aggregation who will advice bear the change America needs in these difficult times,” Biden said in a statement.
Biden’s admission arch of agents Ron Klain, whose position was appear aftermost week, said Biden “must acquire a great aggregation of experts accessible for day one.”
All of the new staffers appear on Friday additionally captivated positions in the Obama administration, addition assurance of Biden’s efforts to accredit government veterans into his administration.
By: Matt Viser
10:35 AM: Blab bliss off in Wisconsin, area Biden leads by added than 20,000 votes
Two Wisconsin counties will bang off recounts of presidential acclamation after-effects on Friday morning. The Trump attack has paid $3 actor for the activity but chose to ambition alone the state’s two best Democratic-leaning counties for the recount, Milwaukee and Dane County, home to Madison.
More than 804,000 ballots were casting for admiral in the two counties of the 3.24 actor votes casting in Wisconsin. Biden leads Admiral Trump by added than 20,000 in Wisconsin. The two counties charge complete the activity by Dec. 1, but Milwaukee admiral acquire said they achievement to blanket up by Wednesday. In a statement, the Trump attack declared that the state’s acclamation agency had “repeatedly bootless to chase the law” arch up to the acclamation and said they were “confident that aback all of the accustomed ballots are counted and actionable ballots are not counted, Admiral Trump will be accurate the winner” in the state.
In a abode gluttonous the recount, the attack cited a cardinal of apropos with how absentee ballots were handled. Each appeared to be processes that were activated analogously statewide and acquire been in abode aback afore the 2016 presidential election, which Trump won and did not contest. Wisconsin acclamation law experts said that the attack will acceptable accession the issues during the recount, area they will be adjudicated on the arena by three-member boards of canvassers.
In both counties, Democrats authority two seats on the panels and Republicans alone one. The Trump attack could afresh claiming the boards’ accusation in cloister — but acceptable alone at the cessation of the recount. Canton clerks in both Milwaukee and Dane acquire bidding aplomb in the candor of the counting activity up to this point and agnosticism that a blab will aftereffect in a about-face of abounding votes.
In 2016, aback Green Affair applicant Jill Stein approved a added all-encompassing statewide blab of after-effects in Wisconsin, Trump’s advance widened by aloof 131 votes at the cessation of the process.
By: Rosalind S. Helderman
10:32 AM: Michigan Senate baton has little to say at airport as he active to Washington to accommodated with Trump
Michigan accompaniment Senate Majority Baton Mike Shirkey was amidst by political activists at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Canton Airport and had little to say Friday morning as he headed to Washington for a White House affair with Trump.
Trump has summoned Shirkey and Michigan accompaniment House Speaker Lee Chatfield, both Republicans, as he seeks to acquisition means to about-face the acclamation after-effects in assorted battlefield states area Biden leads. In Michigan, Biden is the projected champ and leads by about 157,000 votes.
Friday’s affair is demography abode advanced of abutting Monday’s accompaniment campaigning lath affair in Michigan to accredit results. The president’s allies acquire said that if the lath deadlocks, the assembly could acquire to avoid Biden’s popular-vote win and bench Trump electors — an abstraction Shirkey has alone in antecedent accessible statements.
According to bounded reports, Shirkey said Friday that he is “happy to accommodated with the president” but did not elaborate. Video of his accession at the airport shows activists walking alongside him with signs account “Uphold Democracy” and “Count Every Vote.”
Nearly 7 in 10 voters — including about one-third of his own supporters — amount Trump’s post-election conduct as alone fair or poor, according to a Pew Research Center analysis appear Friday.
By contrast, the aforementioned analysis activate that added than 6 in 10 voters amount Biden’s post-election conduct as acceptable or excellent. Alone 4 percent of Biden supporters said his conduct has been alone fair or poor.
The adverse comes as Biden moves advanced with a alteration to the White House that Trump has approved to impede while acute accustomed challenges to about-face the acclamation results.
Among all voters, 54 percent amount Trump’s conduct as poor, while 14 percent say it is alone fair, 18 percent say it is acceptable and 13 percent say it is excellent.
Among all voters, 20 percent amount Biden’s conduct as poor, while 17 percent say it is alone fair, 24 percent say it is acceptable and 38 percent say it is excellent.
The analysis additionally finds a ample gap in perceptions of how able-bodied the elections were administered and whether votes were counted accurately.
Ninety-four percent of Biden voters say the acclamation was administered and run absolute or somewhat well, a appearance captivated by alone 21 percent of Trump voters.
Ninety-seven percent of Biden voters say they are absolute or somewhat assured their vote was conducted accurately, compared with 72 percent of Trump voters who said the same.
By: John Wagner
9:17 AM: Analysis: Investors are shrugging off post-election turmoil. That may not last.
Trump has fabricated the presidential alteration historically blowzy as he seeks to capsize the acclamation results. So far, remarkably, investors don’t assume to care.
Thursday offered a case in point. The admiral pushed advanced with a extensive burden attack to actuate Republican admiral in Michigan, Georgia and abroad to annul the will of voters.
And it drew the sharpest admonishment yet from Biden, who said Trump’s abnegation to accept amounted to “incredible irresponsibility.” He would not aphorism out accustomed activity to force the administering to activate the official alteration of power.
Yet stocks rallied Thursday, with the Dow Jones automated boilerplate aggressive aback from a 200-point bead in the morning to abutting up 0.2 percent.
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By: Tory Newmyer
8:51 AM: Georgia’s secretary of accompaniment expresses aplomb in results, suggests reforms to acclamation process
Georgia Secretary of Accompaniment Brad Raffensperger (R) on Friday bidding aplomb in the accurateness of his state’s duke recount, which reaffirmed Biden’s 12,284-vote lead, amidst a battery of attacks from Trump’s accustomed aggregation alleging counterfeit claims about great fraud.
Raffensperger is appointed Friday to accredit the results, which afresh arch to Gov. Brian Kemp (R) for a pro forma certification.
The Trump attack has until abutting Tuesday black to appeal addition blab of the results, which would battery a activity to re-scan the ballots that were hand-recounted.
“Working as an architect throughout my life, I alive by the adage that numbers don’t lie. As secretary of state, I accept that the numbers that we acquire presented today are correct,” Raffensperger said in a account Friday morning. “The numbers reflect the adjudication of the people, not a accommodation by the secretary of state’s appointment or of courts or of either campaign.”
In the statement, Raffensperger fabricated three recommendations for accompaniment legislators to advance the state’s acclamation administration, pointing to apropos that alike during the risk-limiting analysis activity that assured Thursday.
Raffensperger requested accompaniment legislation that allows the accompaniment to arbitrate in counties that acquire systemic problems with acclamation administration, including in counties that did not calculation all the votes that were cast.
He declared for an check of Georgia’s absentee acclamation laws, advising added aegis measures for mail voting in an accomplishment to brainwash the public’s assurance in how the accompaniment verifies its mail-in ballots.
He additionally recommended stricter accompaniment requirements that would acquiesce admiral to investigate doubtable cases of voters who may be on the state’s aborigine rolls but are no best acceptable to vote in Georgia.
Trump’s lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, said Thursday that the attack affairs on filing a accusation in Georgia arduous its acclamation administration. Accompaniment acclamation admiral acquire said there is no affirmation of great acclamation artifice or irregularity.
By: Michelle Ye Hee Lee
8:43 AM: Biden marks Transgender Day of Remembrance with a account alliance to ‘see you, accept to you’
Biden, who has signaled he will be an apostle for transgender rights as president, issued a account Friday appearance a Transgender Day of Remembrance, black what he said was the best agitated year on almanac for the transgender and gender-nonconforming communities in the country.
“As atomic 37 transgender and gender-nonconforming bodies acquire been dead this year, best of them Black and Brown transgender women,” Biden said. “It’s intolerable. On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we account their lives — and recommit to the assignment that charcoal to ensure that every transgender and gender-nonconforming actuality in America has the befalling to alive authentically, acquire a active wage, and be advised with abode and account in their communities and workplaces.”
On Nov. 7, the day the acclamation was declared in his favor, Biden became the aboriginal U.S. president-elect to accredit to the transgender association in a achievement speech.
“From the moment I am affidavit in as admiral of the United States, apperceive that my administering will see you, accept to you, and activity for not alone your assurance but additionally the abode and amends you acquire been denied,” Biden said in his account Friday.
Signaling addition way in which his administering will be altered from that of Trump, Biden additionally issued a account Friday praising the assignment of the All-around Bloom Aegis Agenda, an activity launched beneath Admiral Barack Obama to abode communicable threats that Trump has approved to undermine.
“As President, I will assignment with our all-around partners, the Apple Bloom Organization, and civilian association to accent and strengthen the GHSA to abate the accident of approaching accessible bloom emergencies and, best importantly, save lives,” Biden said.
By: John Wagner
8:30 AM: Analysis: Cabal theories are all that’s larboard in Trump’s accomplishment to annul the election
The Trump campaign’s latest accomplishment to annul the acclamation after-effects pits the attraction of cabal theories adjoin years of efforts to actualize the best defended and auditable acclamation in U.S. history.
Trump attorneys Rudolph W. Giuliani, Jenna Ellis and Sidney Powell presented no affirmation for their claims during a diffuse account appointment that the acclamation was chic by adulterated voting machines, adopted admiral and an blurred casting of base politicians.
Officials who ran the acclamation and are advancing to accredit it, meanwhile, acquire spent years convalescent aegis protections, testing technology and ensuring there are cardboard annal of votes that can be audited afterwards an acclamation to prove they were tallied correctly.
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By: Joseph Marks
8:10 AM: Biden, top Democrats lay background for multibillion-dollar advance to addition U.S. broadband
Biden and top aldermanic Democrats are laying the background to seek a massive admission in federal broadband spending abutting year, acquisitive they can defended billions of dollars in new government aid to advance Internet admission and affordability — and advice bodies break online during the coronavirus pandemic.
Party leaders are answer a advanced arrangement of proposals that would extend the availability of broadband in hard-to-reach rural areas, accession Internet speeds for American households, abetment families who are disturbing to pay their Internet bills, and accommodate added allotment to schools for computers and added equipment. Abounding Democrats say they are bullish about their prospects, assertive they can attend a alternation of record-breaking investments at a time aback the resurgent coronavirus is banishment Americans to assignment and apprentice from home again.
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By: Tony Romm
7:00 AM: Biden to accommodated with top Democrats in Congress as alteration continues
Biden affairs to ataxia Friday with the top Democrats in Congress as he continues his alteration to the White House admitting Trump’s advancing efforts to about-face the acclamation results.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Baton Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) are appointed to biking to Wilmington, Del., for the affair with Biden, which will additionally accommodate Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), the carnality president-elect, according to Biden’s alteration team.
Biden is gluttonous to backpack out as accustomed a alteration as possible, admitting the Trump administration’s abnegation to cooperate.
Speaking with reporters Thursday, he did not aphorism out demography activity adjoin the General Services Administering at a approaching date to force a belated acceptance of his presidential transition. The GSA, afterward Trump’s order, has banned to acquiesce the acceptable barter of admonition with the admission administration, alike blocking intelligence and communicable briefings.
“Hang on. I’m on my way,” Biden said, afterwards actuality asked what he would acquaint bodies anxious by Trump’s efforts to catechism the results. “That’s what I say to them. Not a joke.”
By: John Wagner and Michael Scherer
6:50 AM: Trump affairs to participate in bread-and-butter summit, allege on decree biologic costs; Pence branch to Ga.
Trump, who has kept a low accessible contour aback Biden was projected as the champ of the presidency, is appointed Friday to participate about in an Asia-Pacific Bread-and-butter Cooperation acme and to bear animadversion on the amount of decree drugs.
It’s cryptic whether he will booty questions from reporters afterward the closing event, planned in the Roosevelt Allowance of the White House. Reporters will not be present for Trump’s accord in the bread-and-butter summit, which includes 21 affiliate economies.
During the accomplished two weeks, Trump has been a near-constant attendance on Twitter, airing annotation and grievances on the election. But uncharacteristically, he has not interacted with the White House columnist corps.
Vice Admiral Pence, meanwhile, is headed to Georgia, area he is appointed to participate in two rallies on account of Republican Sens. David Purdue and Kelly Loeffler, who face runoff elections on Jan. 5 that will actuate which affair has ascendancy of the U.S. Senate.
By: John Wagner
6:45 AM: Georgia accepted to accredit after-effects afterwards duke account shows Biden advancement lead
Georgia Secretary of Accompaniment Brad Raffensperger is accepted Friday to accredit the after-effects of the state’s presidential chase afterwards the achievement of a duke account that showed Biden advancement a advance over Trump.
Biden exhausted Trump by 12,284 votes, according to the final after-effects from the audit, which showed a slight accretion for Trump over the pre-audit after-effects in a accompaniment area about 5 actor votes were cast.
“Georgia’s celebrated aboriginal statewide analysis reaffirmed that the state’s new defended cardboard acclamation voting arrangement accurately counted and appear results,” Raffensperger, a Republican, said in a statement. “This is a acclaim to the adamantine assignment of our canton and bounded elections admiral who confused bound to undertake and complete such a momentous assignment in a abbreviate aeon of time.”
Raffensperger and added acclamation admiral acquire said afresh that there was no great artifice or irregularities in Georgia’s results, admitting unfounded contentions by Trump and his allies to the contrary.
No Democrat has agitated Georgia in a presidential chase aback 1992.
By: John Wagner
6:34 AM: Tucker Carlson bashes Trump advocate Sidney Powell for abridgement of affirmation in artifice claims
As Fox Account host Tucker Carlson acclaimed on Thursday night, he’s added than accommodating to accord airtime to alien claims. “We actually do UFO segments,” he said.
But alike Carlson said he was fed up with the absolute abridgement of affirmation produced by Sidney Powell, one of Trump’s attorneys, in her unfounded accusation that cyberbanking voting systems had switched millions of ballots to favor Biden.
“We arrive Sidney Powell on the show. We would acquire accustomed her the accomplished hour,” Carlson said. “But she never beatific us any evidence, admitting a lot of requests, affable requests. Not a page. Aback we kept pressing, she got affronted and told us to stop contacting her.”
Carlson additionally acclaimed that “she never approved that a distinct absolute vote was confused illegitimately by software from one applicant to another. Not one.”
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By: Tim Elfrink
6:31 AM: Romney blasts ‘undemocratic’ Trump for pressuring Republicans to annul acclamation results
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney backward on Thursday denounced Trump’s attack to burden Republican admiral to about-face the after-effects of the election, anecdotic it as amidst the best “undemocratic” accomplishments anytime taken by a sitting president.
“Having bootless to accomplish alike a believable case of great artifice or cabal afore any cloister of law, the Admiral has now resorted to apparent burden on accompaniment and bounded admiral to capsize the will of the bodies and annul the election,” the Utah agent and common Trump analyzer said in a account acquaint to Twitter. “It is difficult to brainstorm a worse, added absolute activity by a sitting American President.”
Romney abutting Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.) as the alone two GOP senators on Thursday to about argue the president’s actions, as Trump and his attack abide casting bottomless allegations of great aborigine artifice in Michigan and added states in hopes of actual in power.
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By: Timothy Bella
6:29 AM: What will Commencement Day attending like amidst a pandemic?
The countdown belvedere is activity up abreast the Capitol, and the District has repaved Pennsylvania Avenue for the acceptable parade. But the crowds awash calm adequate a concert on the Mall and the celebratory assurance that go backward into the night? They are beneath certain.
In fact, abundant charcoal alien about how the coronavirus communicable will change the countdown anniversary that commonly transforms the burghal every four years.
Nine weeks abroad from the 59th presidential inauguration, admiral are beneath burden to date an accident that will activate to alleviate a nation aching by its abysmal accessory divides. But they are additionally operating beneath the constraints of a bloom crisis that has anarchic traditions abased on massive gatherings and cross-country travel. The aftereffect is citywide alertness for a commemoration still buried in ambiguity as capacity agitation for tickets and the coronavirus continues to billow about them.
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By: Emily Davies and Justin Jouvenal
6:28 AM: Trump’s ascent attacks put burden on vote acceptance process
The anarchic accomplishment to adapt the U.S. presidential acclamation has confused from the attorneys to a alternation of commonly banal claiming in canton seats and accompaniment capitals, deliberations now beneath astronomic burden as Trump and his allies seek to block academic acceptance of Biden’s achievement in key battlefield states.
In the actual term, the focus is on the four-member Michigan accompaniment campaigning board, which is appointed to accommodated Monday on whether to accredit Biden’s ample win in that state.
On Thursday, one of the two Republicans on the lath said that although he accepted Biden to win the election, he may advance a adjournment to acquiesce for an analysis of the state’s ballots amidst unfounded allegations by the president’s accustomed aggregation of great fraud. Biden is now arch in Michigan by about 150,000 votes.
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By: David A. Fahrenthold, Beth Reinhard, Elise Viebeck and Emma Brown
6:26 AM: In Georgia, get-out-the-vote operations that helped Biden win haven’t stopped
ATLANTA — For Deborah Scott, controlling ambassador of Georgia Stand-Up, it’s as if Acclamation Day never ended.
The get-out-the-vote efforts of borough assurance groups like hers, which helped Biden become the aboriginal Autonomous presidential applicant to win the accompaniment in about three decades, acquire been advancing aback Nov. 3.
The accumulation is still animadversion on doors, calling voters and signing up new registrants, with a big advance involving 100 volunteers planned for this weekend. Addition accumulation that works to activate voters of blush set up tables at a contempo aerial academy graduation to annals anew acceptable adolescent voters. A third accumulation is extensive voters at alteration stations.
The efforts are a assiduity of the groups’ adamant advance to register, appoint and about-face out voters advanced of a brace of high-stakes Senate runoffs on Jan. 5, which will actuate which affair controls the Senate.
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