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Giuliani's visit is part of the Republican Party's civil war in Georgia, as President Donald Trump continues to claim massive election fraud and Georgia Republican election officials push back. Trump continues to claim massive election fraud, and Georgia Republican election officials push back. He continues to insist that there was widespread fraud in Georgia and demands that Georgia Republicans do something about it. Prominent pro-Trump lawyer L. Lin Wood called on Georgia Republicans to boycott the January runoffs in protest. The Republican Party, in that case, will continue after 2020 to be the Party of Trump.
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Opinion | The MAGA Revolution Devours Its Own
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Michelle Goldberg | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Since Trump’s defeat, the MAGA revolution has begun devouring its own. As the internet meme goes, people voted for the Leopards Eating People’s Faces Party, and now the leopards are turning on them. By turning the Republican Party into a cult of personality, Trump changed that. message in the races, and at worst, they are convincing persuadable Georgians that it is the Republican Party that needs to be checked, not Joe Biden,” wrote Rich Lowry in Politico. Republicans would almost certainly be fine with Wood and Powell eroding confidence in American democracy if it didn’t threaten members of their party.
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On April 8, Loeffler announced she would divest from individual stocks to "end the distraction" in an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal. And while Loeffler has long proved to be a successful executive on Wall Street, her stint in Washington has been bumpier. Loeffler takes the helm at BakktAfter 16 years at ICE, Loeffler stepped into a new role in August 2018. And by the time it did launch in September 2019, interest in cryptocurrency from Wall Street had subsided significantly. Trump eventually met with Kemp and Loeffler, according to The Wall Street Journal, but the private meeting "turned tense and ended quickly."
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Tracking Viral Misinformation
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Mike Isaac | Davey Alba | Michael D. Shear | ) + 0.00   time to read: +53 min
Daily Distortions Tracking Viral Misinformation Every day, Times reporters will chronicle and debunk false and misleading information that is going viral online. The company previously removed misinformation about the polio vaccine in Pakistan, as well as misinformation on the measles vaccine in Samoa during outbreaks of the illnesses. or Department of Justice, this is the biggest thing you could be looking at,” Mr. Trump said. found no evidence of widespread election fraud, Trump posts video filled with falsehoods. In fact, the article Mr. Trump shared was based on a fake Twitter account that posed as his sister.
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'Insane': Burnett reacts to Donald Trump ally's attack on GOP governor
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
President Trump and his allies are repeatedly attacking Republican state officials, including Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, for not overturning the outcome of the election in his favor. CNN's Erin Burnett says the attacks are "doing great harm."
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Former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell told supporters at a Wednesday rally in Alpharetta, Georgia, to boycott state elections until she deems voting systems "secure." Georgia Republicans worry that attacks by Trump and his allies on the state's officials and voting systems will actually endanger their chances of winning the runoffs and retaining control of the Senate. The former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell urged supporters at a Wednesday rally to boycott elections until she deems voting systems "secure" — potentially damaging Republican chances of victory in key Senate runoff elections in January. Powell, with whom the Trump campaign parted ways earlier in November, has launched her own legal challenge to President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Georgia. At the "Stop The Steal" rally in Alpharetta, Georgia, on Wednesday, she said that Republicans and other voters should boycott elections until voting systems are made secure.
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Mr. Trump will attend a campaign rally for Georgia’s Republican senators this weekend. Biden Presidential Transition Live Updates: Georgia Republicans to Hold Hearings on the Election, Even Though Biden’s Victory There Has Been CertifiedBrad Raffensperger, Georgia’s secretary of state, spoke with the news media at the State Capitol in Atlanta on Wednesday. Mr. Raffensperger, 65, most likely concerned about his future in politics, has tried to survive Mr. Trump’s onslaught with a mix of pushing back and staying in line. Last Thursday, Mr. Trump called Mr. Raffensperger an “enemy of the people.” Mr. Perdue and Ms. Loeffler, who are Trump loyalists, have called Mr. Raffensperger incompetent and have called on him to resign. On Monday, in a tweet, Mr. Trump called Mr. Kemp “hapless” and urged him to intervene in the election.
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The contests pit two Republican incumbents — David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler — against two Democratic challengers, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. "The fate of 2021 federal policy will be decided by two Georgia Senate elections — full stop," he added. Taking stockNotably, both Republican incumbents are defending themselves against accusations of ill-timed equity trading and trying to persuade voters that their stock trades were innocuous. Both Perdue and Loeffler deny accusations of illegal or improper stock trading. Sen. Loeffler is running for re-election after being appointed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp in January following the retirement of Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA).
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That same day, Gabriel Sterling, a Georgia Republican who is the state's voting system implementation manager, rebuked Trump at a news conference. State Republicans are hopeful he focuses his message on getting the two re-elected, not on last month's election. In an open letter shared with NBC News Wednesday, 18 former Georgia Republican leaders called for the party to come together around that goal. "It's Democrats doing it as if they are right wing nuts," one Georgia Republican strategist told NBC News. "And so now this Senate election to me, is pretty important."
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Deborah Gonzalez has made history several times over by winning the runoff in her race for district attorney in Georgia. Gonzalez told NBC News her win Tuesday for Western Judicial Circuit district attorney makes her the first Latina to be elected a district attorney in the state, the first woman to serve as a district attorney in the circuit and the first Puerto Rican woman in the country to be elected a district attorney. Gonzalez was able to compete for district attorney after the state’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously in her favor in her lawsuit against Georgia Gov. But Gonzalez won more than double the votes than Chafin in Clarke County, the Georgia secretary of state’s results show. "I have the highest admiration and respect for Deborah Gonzalez and especially for her win as district attorney," said Brenda Lopez Romero, who became the first Latina elected to Georgia's General Assembly when she was elected in 2017.
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Ducey said he changed his White House ringtone to "Hail to The Chief" so he wouldn't miss a call from Trump/Pence. I didn’t want to miss another call from the White House." In August, Trump again invited Ducey to the White House to hail his work on combatting the virus in Arizona. Ducey appeared on back-to-back nights at Trump rallies in his state in October, telling the crowd at one, “Donald Trump will win the state of Arizona! The governor appeared to get a call from the White House during the election certification signing before sending it to voicemail and continuing with the ceremony.
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Trump's fake voter fraud allegations continue to get laughed out of court and his administration's own AG Bill Barr said yesterday that the Justice Department has found no meaningful evidence of voter fraud. One rare Republican with intergrity said plainly that Trump's lies about election fraud are going to get someone killed. Given Trump's cult of personality-like hold over his flock, it could take a generation for millions of conservatives to believe a Republican electoral defeat is legitimate. Trump's fake voter fraud allegations continue to get laughed out of court. Within a few hours, the Justice Department tepidly softened Barr's statement, adding that the investigation which has turned up no meaningful voter fraud is not yet completed.
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A powerful figure on the Biden transition team, he worries some progressives because of his business experience. Top lobbyists such as the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have praised Mr. Zients as someone who heard them out. But Mr. Biden has already indicated that his will not be business as usual. But to make it happen, they are expected to slash the number of officials flanking Mr. Biden. Never voting again,’” said Buzz Brockway, a former Republican state representative.
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Credit Credit... Anna Moneymaker for The New York TimesAs uncertainty grows, Biden announces economic team and Congress kick-starts stimulus talks. — Jeanna Smialek andBiden and Harris will introduce their economic team, with women in top spots. Mr. Biden is poised to enter the White House at a time of national crisis amid the worsening virus outbreak. Mr. Biden also selected Janet L. Yellen, a former Federal Reserve chair, to be his Treasury Secretary. But to make it happen, they are expected to slash the number of officials flanking Mr. Biden.
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Attorney General Bill Barr said on Tuesday that the DOJ and FBI have not found evidence of substantial fraud in the 2020 election. "To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election," Barr told the Associated Press. Barr is the most recent Republican official to break from Trump and confirm a lack of evidence of major fraud or malfeasance in the presidential election. The attorney general's stance is notable given that he spread warnings and unfounded claims that the 2020 election would be subject to fraud. On Monday, he also attacked two GOP governors, Brian Kemp of Georgia and Doug Ducey of Arizona, for certifying their states' election results for Biden.
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Attorney General Bill Barr said on Tuesday that the DOJ and FBI have not found evidence of substantial fraud in the 2020 election. "To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election," Barr told the Associated Press. The attorney general's stance is notable given that he spread warnings and unfounded claims that the 2020 election would be subject to fraud. "To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election," Barr told the Associated Press. On Monday, he also attacked two GOP governors, Brian Kemp of Georgia and Doug Ducey of Arizona, for certifying their states' election results for Biden.
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Georgia election official Gabriel Sterling, a Republican, urged President Donald Trump and GOP senators to "stop inspiring potential acts of violence" against election workers in a fiery press conference on Tuesday. Sterling, the state's voting systems manager, said that a young contractor with an election vendor, Dominion Voting Systems, has faced threats and harassment for completing basic tech tasks. Someone's going to get hurt, someone's going to get shot, someone's going to get killed, and it's not right," he said. Someone's going to get hurt, someone's going to get shot, someone's going to get killed, and it's not right." Sterling described a young voting systems technician, a contractor with the state's vendor for election technology, Dominion Voting Systems, facing threats as "the straw that broke the camel's back."
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Georgia probing voter-registration groups ahead of critical U.S. Senate races
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger gives an update on the state of the election and ballot count during a news conference at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dustin Chambers(Reuters) - Election authorities in Georgia have opened investigations into progressive groups trying to sign up new voters in advance of twin January elections that will determine control of the U.S. Senate, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said on Monday. Raffensperger, a Republican, said his office was examining registration efforts by America Votes, Vote Forward and the New Georgia Project. He said some groups had been encouraging people who lived outside Georgia to register to vote in the state. Much of Trump’s anger has been trained on fellow Republicans Raffensperger and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp after Biden narrowly won their state.
Persons: Brad Raffensperger, Dustin Chambers, ” Raffensperger, Joe, Raffensperger, Donald Trump, Republicans Raffensperger, Brian Kemp, Biden Organizations: State Capitol, REUTERS, U.S . Senate, Republican, America, New, U.S, Senate, Democratic, Biden, Republicans Locations: Georgia, Atlanta , Georgia, U.S, New Georgia
Biden picks diverse economic team to focus on pandemic recovery
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Jarrett Renshaw | ) + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
(Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden named several women to his top economic policy team on Monday, including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary nominee, setting the stage for diversity and a focus on recovery from the pandemic. “This team looks like America and brings seriousness of purpose, the highest degree of competency, and unwavering belief in the promise of America,” Biden said in a statement. “They will be ready on day one to get to work for all Americans.”Biden was expected to formally introduce the new economic team members on Tuesday, the transition team said. As Treasury Secretary, I will work every day towards rebuilding that dream for all.”Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, welcomed Yellen’s nomination. Biden selected Cecelia Rouse, an economist who is dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, to chair the Council of Economic Advisers.
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Georgia Secretary of State Investigates Voting Groups But Denies Widespread Fraud
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Alexa Corse | ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said the state’s machine recount of the presidential race is on schedule to be completed by Wednesday, and pushed back against accusations of widespread fraud in the state’s Nov. 3 election results. Brian Kemp and Mr. Raffensperger certified Georgia’s Nov. 3 election results over a week ago, on Nov. 20, declaring President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the state with 16 Electoral College votes. Last week, the state’s 159 counties began a post-certification recount of the state’s 5 million presidential votes, which the Trump campaign requested. This recount is a rescanning of ballots through machines, according to state rules. “Once this recount is complete, everyone in Georgia will be able to have even more confidence in the results of our elections,” Mr. Raffensperger said in remarks at the state Capitol Monday.
Persons: Brad Raffensperger, Raffensperger, Brian Kemp, Joe Biden, Trump, ” Mr Organizations: U.S . Senate, Gov, Electoral Locations: Georgia
Georgia's secretary of state criticized "dishonest actors" for spreading disinformation about the 2020 election in a news conference on Monday. Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger called out "dishonest actors" for spreading disinformation about the 2020 election in a news conference on Monday. "There are those who are exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters with fantastic claims, half truths, misinformation," Raffensperger said. Trump has not acknowledged his election defeat and has attacked Georgia's state leaders for neglecting to take up his baseless claims. It will be a 'goldmine' of fraud, and we will easily WIN the state," Trump said.
Persons: Brad Raffensperger, Donald Trump, Raffensperger, Joe Biden, Trump, Brian Kemp, Gabriel Sterling, Sterling, Raffensberger, We'll Organizations: Republican, Trump, Atlanta Journal, Republican Gov, State, WIN, Georgia Republicans Locations: Georgia
Trump spars with top Georgia Republicans over voting results
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: 1 min
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who are both Republicans, rebuffed President Donald Trump's calls to overturn the state's election results more than a week after they certified Joe Biden as the winner.
Persons: Brian Kemp, Brad Raffensperger, Donald Trump's, Joe Biden Organizations: Georgia Gov Locations: Georgia
Brian Kemp, a statement that could potentially create major discord only weeks before two critical US Senate runoff elections in the state. In a call-in interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, Trump harshly criticized both Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger for utilizing Dominion voting machines in the state. Trump, still smarting from President-elect Joe Biden winning Georgia in the November election, has repeatedly blamed the state's usage of Dominion Voting Systems machines for his defeat. Kemp, formerly Georgia's Secretary of State, narrowly defeated former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams in the 2018 gubernatorial election. Under Georgia state law, a Senate candidate must receive at least 50% of the vote to win an election.
Persons: Donald Trump, Brian Kemp, Maria Bartiromo, Trump, Kemp, Joe Biden, Brad Raffensperger, Trump's, Rachel E, Greenspan, Stacey Abrams, Republican Sen, David Perdue, Sen, Kelly Loeffler, Johnny Isakson, Perdue, Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Loeffler, Raffensperger, Kamala Harris Organizations: GOP Georgia Gov, Fox Business, Dominion, Georgia Gov, Republican, Trump, Georgia, Voting, GOP, Peach, Raffensperger, Voting Systems, Biden, State, Republicans Locations: Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania
Sidney Powell, the attorney formerly working with the Trump campaign, has released legal documents challenging election results in Georgia and Michigan. Business Insider found that the Michigan suit had been lodged in federal court, but could not verify the status of the Georgia one. Attorney Sidney Powell has pressed ahead with lawsuits alleging "massive election fraud" in Georgia and Michigan even after President Donald Trump's legal team publicly dumped her. The segment prompted a right-wing backlash against Carlson, which quietened notably after the Trump legal team distanced itself from Powell. In Georgia, Powell's suit is aimed at Republican Govs.
Persons: Sidney Powell, Trump, Powell, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Donald Trump's, Rudy Giuliani, Maggie Haberman, Biden, Hugo Chavez, Andrew Appel, Appel, , Jonathan Ernst, Reuters Powell, Tucker Carlson, Carlson, quietened, Gretchen Whitmer, Republican Govs, Brian Kemp, Brad Raffenberger, Raffenberger Organizations: Business, Michigan, States Districct, Trump, New York Times, CNN, Princeton, RNC, Reuters, Fox News, Democratic, Republican Locations: Georgia, Michigan, States, Venezuelan, China, Iran, Washington, Powell, In Michigan
The Trump campaign announced on Sunday that it was parting ways with attorney Sidney Powell. Powell has alleged a vast plot by communists, financier George Soros and GOP officials in Georgia to steal the election from Trump. But only a week later, the Trump campaign abruptly distanced itself from Powell. A Trump campaign official echoed the assessment in remarks to the LA Times' legal affair columnist Harry Litman. In its courtroom presentations, where stating deliberate falsehoods can attract serious legal penalties, the Trump campaign has notably declined to air the more incendiary claims made by figures such as Powell.
Persons: Sidney Powell, Donald Trump, Powell, George Soros, Trump, Maggie Haberman, Rudy Giuliani, Haberman, Harry Litman, Michael Flynn, Brian Kemp, Georgia's, Kemp, Chris Christie, Powell's, Powell didn't Organizations: Trump, New York Times, New, LA Times, White House, Hollywood, Former New Jersey, ABC News, Georgia GOP Locations: Georgia, New York City, Former
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