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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has told the chamber’s top Democrat Chuck Schumer he is unwilling to call an emergency session to consider removing Trump from office following a House impeachment, a McConnell spokesman said. 3 House Republican. Slideshow ( 12 images )Under the U.S. Constitution, impeachment in the House triggers a trial in the Senate. A source said earlier on Wednesday that the Republican Senate leadership had discussed whether to initiate a trial as early as Friday. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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During his speech, Trump repeated false claims that the election was fraudulent and exhorted supporters to march on the Capitol. 3 House Republican. “It’s the only way to defeat fear.”In a break from standard procedure, Republican House leaders refrained from urging their members to vote against impeachment, calling the vote a matter of individual conscience. A source said earlier on Wednesday that the Republican Senate leadership had discussed whether to initiate a trial as early as Friday. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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The Senate’s Republican majority leader, Mitch McConnell, rejected Democratic calls for a quick impeachment trial, saying there was no way to conclude it before Trump leaves office. But even if he has left the White House, a Senate conviction of Trump could lead to a vote on banning him from running for office again. During his speech, Trump repeated false claims that the election was fraudulent and exhorted supporters to march on the Capitol. In a video statement released after the vote, Trump did not mention the impeachment vote and took no responsibility for his remarks to supporters last week, but condemned the violence. Wednesday’s article of impeachment accused Trump of “incitement of insurrection,” saying he provoked violence against the U.S. government in his speech to supporters.
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The U.S. attorney in Washington initially refused to rule out investigating Mr. Trump’s role in the riot. The deadly storming of the Capitol by Mr. Trump’s supporters transformed the politics of Washington in ways that were still hard to measure. The December call to the investigator, like the call Mr. Trump made to Mr. Raffensperger, was recorded, the official said. Mr. Trump had pressured Mr. Pence publicly and privately to overturn the certifications and throw them back to the states so that Mr. Trump could try to undo results in states that Mr. Biden won. Parler is one of several upstarts that have courted President Trump’s supporters with promises of “unbiased” and “free speech” social networks.
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The legal strategy failed in court after court — not a single incident of voter fraud has been proven in the lawsuits — but experts warn the narrative is laying the groundwork for disenfranchisement. Conversely, Democrats have vowed to restore the part of the Voting Rights Act that was gutted by a Supreme Court ruling in 2013 in Shelby County v. Holder, with an updated version named for Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights icon and voting rights advocate. “You could say the same thing about Detroit.”Restrictive laws historically follow periods of advancementFor more than 100 years, voter fraud claims have cued up tighter rules. After the 15th Amendment and Reconstruction began to empower Black voters and politicians, Jim Crow laws systematically disenfranchised Black voters with poll taxes and literacy taxes. But it also birthed more modern forms of voter suppression, voting rights experts say.
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Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania mail-in votes
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Raphael Satter | Jan Wolfe | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers an address from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo(Reuters) - A federal judge on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s campaign that sought to throw out millions of mail-in votes in Pennsylvania, dealing a major blow to Trump’s flailing efforts to overturn his Nov. 3 election loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, described the case as “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations.”Brann added that he “has no authority to take away the right to vote of even a single person, let alone millions of citizens.”Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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His campaign has filed a flurry of lawsuits in battleground states, although election officials in both parties have said they see no evidence of serious irregularities. Krebs’ work in protecting the election from hackers and combating disinformation about the vote won praise from lawmakers of both parties as well as state and election officials around the country. Dozens of election security experts on Monday released a letter saying claims of major hacks were unsubstantiated and absurd on their face. Twitter slapped warning labels on Trump’s posts, noting: “This claim about election fraud is disputed.”Krebs headed the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) from its inception two years ago. No such system exists, according to Krebs, election security experts and former U.S. officials.
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By early Thursday, Biden had 3.6 million more votes than Trump nationwide, but margins were razor-thin in several states. In Wisconsin, Biden led Trump by roughly 21,000 votes out of 3.3 million cast. Biden, 77, predicted victory on Wednesday and launched a website to begin the transition to a Democratic-controlled White House. “They are finding Biden votes all over the place - in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 after winning crucial battleground states even though she drew about 3 million more votes nationwide.
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