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Opinion | The Deep State Is on a Roll
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Frank Bruni | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.74   time to read: +2 min
“People are just going to have to accept the results,” he told The Washington Post. He was bolstered on Tuesday by another top-ranking Georgia official, another Republican not about to let the republic go to hell. That was the deep state speaking, and its words were gold. Raffensperger and Sterling are hardly the only Republican election officials who have refused to buy into Trump’s conspiracy theories. They have restored some of the faith and hope in me that the past four years eroded.
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Perdue, Ossoff race slated to be most expensive Senate race in ad spending
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +29 min
SEE NEW POSTSPerdue, Ossoff race slated to be most expensive Senate race in ad spending WASHINGTON — There's been an enormous amount of money pouring into Georgia ahead of the two pivotal Senate runoffs in the state, with one of the races already slated to shatter Senate advertising spending records. Georgia Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Warnock, left, and Jon Ossoff hold a campaign rally in Marietta on Nov. 15, 2020. Trump announced Rex Tillerson as his nominee 36 days after Election Day, and Obama named Hillary Clinton 28 days after Election Day. I have served on the Committee for 22 years, and I am its most senior member who does not currently serve atop another Senate Committee,” Durbin wrote in a statement. Senate Republican and House Democratic party rules do not allow a top member of leadership to also hold a committee chair.
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The Michigan State Board of Canvassers voted Monday to certify the results of the state's presidential election, in which President-elect Joe Biden prevailed, a major blow to President Donald Trump's withering effort to contest the outcome. NBC News and other major news organizations have projected Biden as the winner in Michigan, where he leads Trump by over 150,000 votes. Trump's allies and lawyers have called for state legislatures, including Michigan's, to name Trump electors in states won by Biden. Trump invited Republican state lawmakers from Michigan — state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield — to the White House last week. Pennsylvania is also expected to certify its election results Monday even as the Trump campaign continues its sputtering legal fight there.
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ET Biden Transition Live Updates: Trump’s Refusal to Concede Has Split Republicans Into Two Camps President-elect Joe Biden plans to name his top national security picks on Tuesday, reuniting several officials from the Obama administration. Supporters of President Trump at a rally in Washington earlier this month. That said, there is a third camp — one led by Mr. Trump and his most die-hard supporters: Those who might never concede defeat. The transition office also confirmed reports on Sunday night that Mr. Biden will nominate Antony J. Blinken to be secretary of state and Jake Sullivan as national security adviser. On Saturday, a Pennsylvania court threw out a lawsuit seeking to stop the state’s election certification.
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Michigan GOP officials were pictured drinking Dom Perignon champagne in the lobby of President Trump's luxury Washington DC hotel on Friday night. Hours earlier, the officials met Trump at the White House, amid the president's campaign to pressure state officials to overturn the election result. Michigan Republican Party officials were pictured enjoying champagne in the lobby of President Donald Trump's luxury Washington DC hotel after being hosted by the president at the White House. The following morning, Shirkey and state Republican official Dan Lauwers were pictured leaving the hotel by Detroit News' Washington correspondent Melissa Nana Burke. Trump has continued his long-shot bid to overturn the election result by pressuring state Republican officials to delay certifying vote counts.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, battered by back-to-back setbacks in his desperate bid to overturn the U.S. presidential election, persisted with claims of massive voter fraud on Saturday, two weeks after Democrat Joe Biden was declared president-elect. His campaign has not been able to provide any evidence for its claims of widespread and coordinated electoral fraud, however. “To effectuate this strategy, Defendants are openly seeking to disenfranchise Black voters, including voters in Detroit, Michigan,” said the lawsuit. PRESSURE TO START FORMAL TRANSITIONBiden, who has denounced Trump’s attempt to reverse the election results as “totally irresponsible”, was due to spend Saturday meeting with transition advisers. Senior Republicans have remained largely silent about Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud or have defended his right to seek redress, but pressure was building after several voiced doubts on Friday.
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The lawmakers released a joint statement following the meeting, saying they used the time to tell the president that Michigan is in need of federal aid to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. They also said Michigan's electoral votes would go to the candidate who received the most votes, affirming President-elect Joe Biden would win the state. The lawmakers released a joint statement after the meeting, saying they used their time with Trump to tell the president Michigan is in need of federal aid to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. "And the candidates who win the most votes win elections and Michigan's electoral votes." Trump received swift criticism for his invite to the Michigan GOP lawmakers.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Trump, Mike Shirkey, Lee Chatfield, Sen, Mitt Romney, Chatfield Organizations: White, Michigan State Senate, Michigan House, Michigan, Trump, Michigan GOP Locations: Michigan, Washington, Utah, COVID
Michigan State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey adjusts his protective face mask as he arrives to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Leah MillisWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michigan’s top Republican state legislative leaders said after meeting with President Donald Trump on Friday that they did not have any information that would change the outcome of the presidential election in the state, where Democrat Joe Biden defeated Republican Trump. “We have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan and as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan’s electors,” Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House of Representatives Speaker Lee Chatfield said in a joint statement.
Persons: Mike Shirkey, Donald Trump, Leah Millis, Joe Biden, Lee Chatfield Organizations: Michigan, U.S, White, REUTERS, Republican Trump, Locations: Washington , U.S, Leah Millis WASHINGTON, Michigan, ” Michigan
Republican state lawmakers from Michigan meeting with President Donald Trump on Friday were greeted at the Washington, D.C. airport by protesters yelling "certify the vote" and holding signs that said "Shame." The White House meeting comes as Trump's lawyers call for state legislatures to name Trump electors in states won by Joe Biden. “Why, exactly, does President Trump want to see these two men in person, in his office?" But there is simply no indication of massive fraud, wrongdoing or gross error in Michigan’s election results," the state's Congress members wrote. "The continued refusal to acknowledge the election results risks corroding our democracy by literally hollowing it out."
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Trump meeting with Michigan Republicans will not include campaign: White House
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump walks down the West Wing colonnade from the Oval Office to the Rose Garden to deliver an update on the so-called "Operation Warp Speed" program, the joint Defense Department and HHS initiative that has struck deals with several drugmakers in an effort to help speed up the search for effective treatments for the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Michigan Republicans on Friday is not an “advocacy meeting” and will not include campaign officials, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said, without providing further details of the meeting agenda. “This is not an advocacy meeting. There will be no one from the campaign there. He routinely meets with lawmakers from all across the country,” McEnany told reportersTrump will meet with Michigan’s state legislative leaders, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House of Representatives Speaker Lee Chatfield, as his campaign seeks to challenge Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s win earlier this month based on unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud.
Persons: Donald Trump, Carlos Barria, Kayleigh McEnany, ” McEnany, Mike Shirkey, Lee Chatfield, Joe Biden’s Organizations: Defense Department, HHS, White, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Michigan Republicans, White House Press, Trump, Democratic Locations: Washington , U.S
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michigan’s Republican state legislative leaders said after meeting with President Donald Trump on Friday that they had no information that would change the outcome of the presidential election in the state, which was won by Democrat Joe Biden. Michigan is one of several states where the campaign of the Republican Trump is seeking to challenge Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 election based on unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. Before Friday’s meeting, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said: “This is not an advocacy meeting. He routinely meets with lawmakers from all across the country.”Shirkey and Chatfield said any allegation of election fraud should be thoroughly investigated. “Michigan’s certification process should be a deliberate process free from threats and intimidation,” they said.
Persons: Donald Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, , Mike Shirkey, Lee Chatfield, Republican Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, Shirkey, Chatfield, Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republican, Democrat, , White Locations: Michigan, ” Michigan
Trump Courts State Lawmakers Amid Effort to Block Biden Win
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Alex Leary | Lindsay Wise | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Mr. Trump’s aim is to stop Michigan from certifying its vote on Monday, though state officials say they plan to proceed. The Associated Press called Georgia for Mr. Biden late Thursday after the state completed its hand recount of the results. Mr. Biden, who is ahead in the popular vote by about six million votes nationwide, leads the Electoral College tally 306 to 232. All states must finish certifying results by early next month and the Electoral College holds its vote on Dec. 14. Mr. Trump invited Michigan state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield to the White House for a Friday afternoon meeting.
Persons: Trump, Joe Biden’s, Biden, Brad Raffensperger, Mr, Mike Shirkey, Lee Chatfield Organizations: WASHINGTON, Biden, Trump, Republican, Electoral College, Associated Press, Mr, Michigan, White Locations: Michigan, Georgia
Trump to meet Michigan lawmakers as he seeks to overturn defeat
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Joseph Ax | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
(Reuters) - President Donald Trump will meet with Republican leaders from Michigan at the White House on Friday as his campaign pursues an increasingly desperate bid to overturn the Nov. 3 election result following a series of courtroom defeats. The Trump team is focusing on Michigan and Pennsylvania for now, but even if both those states flipped to the president he would need another state to overturn its vote to surpass Biden in the Electoral College. Shirkey told a Michigan news outlet earlier this week that the legislature would not appoint a second slate of electors. “It’s incredibly dangerous that they are even entertaining the conversation,” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, told MSNBC. Nationally, Biden won nearly 6 million more votes than Trump, a difference of 3.8 percentage points.
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President Trump’s effort to stop key states from certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory hit a hurdle on Friday after two Michigan lawmakers he had summoned to the White House said they saw no reason why the state’s results would change. In a sign of Mr. Trump’s narrowing window, Georgia certified its results Friday afternoon, affirming Mr. Biden’s victory there by more than 12,000 votes. Mr. Trump’s aim is to stop Michigan from certifying its vote on Monday, his lawyers have said, though state officials say they plan to proceed. Mr. Trump insisted Friday that he won the election but took no reporter questions at an event on drug pricing. Later that afternoon, he met with Michigan state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield at the White House.
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A senior Trump campaign official said the idea is to sow doubt about the results in certain states while pressing Republican lawmakers to intervene by appointing their own Trump-supporting electors. WHITE HOUSE MEETINGMichigan’s state legislative leaders, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield, both Republicans, will visit the White House at Trump’s request, according to a source in Michigan. Shirkey told a Michigan news outlet earlier this week that the legislature would not appoint a second slate of electors. Trump separately reached out to a local election official in Wayne County, where Detroit is located, after she questioned whether to certify the results there. Despite the setbacks, the Trump campaign has not abandoned its legal efforts to overturn the election results.
Persons: Donald Trump, Carlos Barria, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Trump, Biden, WHITE, Mike Shirkey, Lee Chatfield, Shirkey, Ron Klain, Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis Organizations: Reuters, Republican, White, Defense Department, HHS, REUTERS, Democratic, House, Electoral, Trump, CNN Locations: Michigan, Washington , U.S, Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Detroit, masterminding, Georgia
Trump to meet Michigan lawmakers in bid to overturn electoral defeat
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Joseph Ax | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
(Reuters) - President Donald Trump will meet with Republican leaders from Michigan at the White House on Friday as his campaign pursues an increasingly desperate bid to overturn the Nov. 3 election result following a series of courtroom defeats. The Trump team is focusing on Michigan and Pennsylvania for now, but even if both those states flipped to the president he would need another state to overturn its vote to surpass Biden in the Electoral College. Nationally, Biden won nearly 6 million more votes than Trump, a difference of 3.8 percentage points. But the outcome of the election is determined in the Electoral College, where each state’s electoral votes, based largely on population, are typically awarded to the winner of a state’s popular vote. Biden leads by 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232 as states work to certify their results at least six days before the Electoral College convenes on Dec. 14.
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The two lawmakers will listen to what the president, who requested the meeting, has to say, the source said. Shirkey told a Michigan news outlet earlier this week that the legislature would not appoint a second slate of electors. Those states were the pillars of Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, but Biden prevailed in all three by even larger margins than Trump did four years ago. Nationally, Biden won nearly 6 million more votes than Trump, a difference of 3.8 percentage points. But the outcome of the election is determined in the Electoral College, where each state’s electoral votes, based largely on population, are typically awarded to the winner of a state’s popular vote.
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The two lawmakers will listen to what the president, who requested the meeting, has to say, the source said. Shirkey told a Michigan news outlet earlier this week that the legislature would not appoint a second slate of electors. Those states were the pillars of Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, but Biden prevailed in all three by even larger margins than Trump did four years ago. Nationally, Biden won nearly 6 million more votes than Trump, a difference of 3.8 percentage points. But the outcome of the election is determined in the Electoral College, where each state’s electoral votes, based largely on population, are typically awarded to the winner of a state’s popular vote.
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That effort has met with little success, as the Trump campaign suffered a string of legal and political defeats. Biden is the first Democrat to carry Georgia since 1992. Nationally, Biden won nearly 6 million more votes than Trump, a difference of 3.8 percentage points. But the outcome of the election is determined in the Electoral College, where each state’s electoral votes, based largely on population, are typically awarded to the winner of a state’s popular vote. Biden leads by 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232 as states work to certify their results at least six days before the Electoral College convenes on Dec. 14.
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Official figures on the Secretary of State’s website showed Biden winning the state by 12,670 votes. Those states were the pillars of Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, but Biden prevailed in all three by even larger margins than Trump did four years ago. Biden campaign legal adviser Bob Bauer said the Trump campaign was in a “hopeless legal position.”Nationally, Biden won nearly 6 million more votes than Trump, a difference of 3.8 percentage points. But the outcome of the election is determined in the Electoral College, where each state’s electoral votes, based largely on population, are typically awarded to the winner of a state’s popular vote. Biden leads by 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232 as states work to certify their results at least six days before the Electoral College convenes on Dec. 14.
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The Michigan Senate's Republican majority leader and other state lawmakers were greeted Friday by protestors' signs saying "SHAME" and chants of "certify the vote" as he headed to meet with President Donald Trump. Trump is expected to lean on them to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victory in that state, according to an NBC News report. Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and the others were confronted by about 20 protestors after they arrived at Reagan International Airport, just outside Washington, D.C., before their White House meeting. Romney was the 2012 GOP nominee for president; his late father, George Romney, had been governor of Michigan. That's what they're going to tell the president," the leader said.
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Details of the meeting with Mike Shirkey, the leader of the State Senate, and Lee Chatfield, the speaker of the state House, are still murky, but it appears to be a part of the president’s campaign to interfere with the state’s certification process that is expected to be finalized on Monday. At least two other Michigan Republicans, Tom Barrett, a state senator, and Representative Jason Wentworth, who will take over as speaker of the state House in January, will join Mr. Shirkey and Mr. Chatfield at the White House. He has been a vocal supporter of the president and attended one of his rallies in Michigan the week before the election. Mr. Trump has already intervened in the process at least once this week, calling a Republican elections official in Wayne County, home to Detroit, after she voted to certify Mr. Biden’s victory there. Following the call, both she and another Republican official asked to rescind their votes, though there is no mechanism for them to do so.
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“That especially should be true, for example, on vaccine distribution.”Their comments follow those of other Republicans who were more forceful in their criticism of the president on Thursday. Senator Mitt Romney of Utah said the president was trying to “subvert the will of the people,” and Gov. Any deadlock will most likely be taken to the state Court of Appeals, seeking an order to force the canvassing board to certify the election results. If the board still refuses to certify after the court order, Gov. But they also sent a message about what they stand for, at a moment when Michigan Republican officials are facing pressure from all sides on the vote count.
Persons: Joe Biden, Mr, Alexander, Mitt Romney, Larry Hogan, Maryland, Trump, Norm Shinkle, Gretchen Whitmer, Steve Liedel, Gossett, Mike Shirkey, Lee Chatfield Organizations: Trump Administration, Biden, Republican, of, Democrat, Senate, Michigan House, Michigan Republican Locations: Utah, Michigan, Lansing
Trump’s lawyers are seeking to take the power of appointing electors away from the governors and secretaries of state and give it to friendly state lawmakers from his party, saying the U.S. Constitution gives legislatures the ultimate authority. A senior Trump campaign official told Reuters its plan is to cast enough doubt on vote-counting in big, Democratic cities that Republican lawmakers will have little choice but to intercede. A Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll published this week suggested the Trump campaign had succeeded in stirring doubt — however unfounded — about the presidential election. The survey found about half of Republicans think Trump “rightfully won” the election he lost. Trump’s campaign dropped a federal lawsuit on Thursday challenging the election results in Michigan, citing the Wayne County officials’ affidavits.
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Presidential Transition: Georgia Completes Full Recount, Reaffirming Biden’s Win The Georgia secretary of state’s office confirmed the results after six days of hand counting, as president Trump also sought to insert himself into vote-counting in Michigan. The New York Times and other national news outlets called Georgia for Mr. Biden last week. Mr. Trump carried Floyd, Fayette and Walton Counties; Mr. Biden won Douglas County. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus made that request in a letter on Thursday to Jeffrey D. Zients, a co-chair of the Biden transition. to formally initiate the transition between Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden.
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