Twitter flagged President Donald Trump under its civic integrity policy after he continued to post false claims about the election, this time claiming that President-elect Joe Biden can take office only “if he can prove that his ridiculous” popular vote tally was not “fraudulently or illegally obtained.”
President Donald Trump claimed the 2020 election was a “total scam” but still urged Republicans to vote in Georgia’s Senate runoffs, which are scheduled for January. If either of the incumbents––Kelly Loeffler and David Purdue––get enough votes, Republicans will maintain their majority in the Senate.
Almost immediately after the death of Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett, then a federal judge, to fill her seat. The nomination was highly contentious; Barrett came under fire for her views her critics believed would tilt the balance of the court in a partisan direction. The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed Barrett to the nation’s highest court within a month.
President Donald Trump continued to push baseless election fraud claims on Twitter this morning, this time claiming that there is “NO WAY” President-elect Joe Biden, whose transition this week the president finally allowed to proceed, received more than 80 million votes.
Fred Eshelman, founder of Eshelman Ventures LLC, has sued the Houston-based pro-Trump True the Vote Inc. for failing to prove that the 2020 general election was fraudulent. Eshelman is looking to recoup the $2.5 million he donated earlier this month because his requests for updates on the effort to overturn the results of the election were met with “vague responses, platitudes, and empty promises.”
Last night, the Supreme Court voted to bar the state of New York from reimposing Covid-19 restrictions on religious gatherings. The court voted 5-4 in an emergency ruling issued just before midnight. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was just recently confirmed, sided with her conservative colleagues in a crucial swing vote.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger voted for President Donald Trump and says the president threw him and his family “under the bus” when he worked to defend the election amid the president’s false claims that the 2020 general election was fraudulent.
President Donald Trump plans to visit Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for a hearing by the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee that will examine “election impropriety,” according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The state of Pennsylvania has certified President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of its election, driving a further wedge into President Donald Trump’s legal efforts to overturn the election results.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R), a regular presence on Fox News, declared that Covid-19 restrictions on Thanksgiving violate the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures from the government.
President Donald Trump defended the General Services Administration (GSA) and its chief, Emily Murphy, saying it “has been terrific” despite the agency being at the center of controversy after Trump ordered his administration not to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory and Murphy declined to allow the transition to proceed.
Actor Randy Quaid, known for his roles in such films as The Last Detail and Midnight Express, has made his support for President Donald Trump well known and he has in recent weeks expressed his and the president’s shared belief that the November 3 election was fraudulent despite all evidence to the contrary.
President Donald Trump launched an attack against James Mattis, his former defense secretary, after Mattis expressed a desire to see Trump’s signature “America First” policies removed from national security strategy for the incoming Biden-Harris administration.
President-elect Joe Biden has announced who will join his administration as White House senior staff.
“The American people are eager for our Administration to get to work, and today’s appointees will help advance our agenda and ensure every American has a fair shot. In a Biden administration, we will have an open door to the Hill and this team will make sure their views are always represented in the White House,” said the president-elect.
More Latino voters supported President Donald Trump in 2020 than in 2016, and “Fox and Friends” host Steve Doocy claims that calls to boycott Goya Foods products contributed to that support.
According to a survey from Seven Letter Insight, two-thirds of Republican voters want to see President Donald Trump run again in 2024. By then, the embattled president, who is certain to face legal challenges as soon as his term ends on January 20 and whose political future is in doubt, would be 78.
More than 100 business leaders, including George H. Walker, the chief executive of the money manager Neuberger, and Jon Gray, president of the private-equity firm Blackstone, have co-signed a letter urging General Services Administration (GSA) chief Emily Murphy to authorize the presidential transition. They expressed their concern that President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede and acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory poses a great risk to the country.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has offered to help President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to tackle the coronavirus pandemic as soon as they’re in office.
“I offered to him and his team access to New Zealand health officials in order to share their experience on things we’ve learnt on our Covid-19 journey,” Ardern said after she had her first joint meeting with both the president-elect and vice president-elect.
Andrew Giuliani, a White House staffer and the son of President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Giuliani announced the news via Twitter.
“This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19,” he wrote. “I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing.”
More than 40 officials, including former Cabinet secretaries and civic leaders, have participated in a $2 million ad by the bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity calling for President Donald Trump and his allies to accept the results of the 2020 general election and cooperate with the Biden-Harris transition.