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Georgia elections chief: 'Emotional abuse' to mislead voters about fraud

Source: The Hill

The top election official in Georgia on Tuesday raged at what he described as politicians giving false hope and ginning up anger over unsubstantiated allegations of systemic voter fraud, calling it “emotional abuse” to mislead voters into thinking that the election was stolen from President Trump.

In an exclusive interview with The Hill, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a self-described “conservative Republican,” declined to directly blame Trump for spreading baseless claims about voting machines altering ballots or “illegal” votes being counted.

But Raffensperger unloaded on Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and other GOP politicians he said were creating a dangerous environment — including threats of violence aimed at him and his wife – because he’s disputed the notion that systemic fraud was behind President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia.

“There’s just people who are really angry and they’re being spun up,” Raffensperger said. “It’s really the spinners that should be ashamed for playing with people’s emotions. Politicians of both sides should never play with people’s emotions. It’s one thing to motivate people, I get that. But to spin people up and play with their emotions, it’s emotional abuse and they ought to grow up and start acting with integrity.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/526530-georgia-elections-chief-emotional-abuse-to-mislead-voters-about-fraud

Trump and his allies are now 1-26 in court post-election


Judge orders US to stop expelling children who cross border

Source: AP

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the southern border alone, halting a policy that has resulted in thousands of rapid deportations of minors during the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan issued a preliminary injunction sought by legal groups suing on behalf of children whom the government sought to expel before they could request asylum or other protections under federal law.

The Trump administration has expelled at least 8,800 unaccompanied children since March, when it issued an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus as grounds for barring most people crossing the border from remaining in the United States.

Border agents have forced many people to return to Mexico right away, while detaining others in holding facilities or hotels, sometimes for days or weeks. Meanwhile, government-funded facilities meant to hold children while they are placed with sponsors have thousands of unused beds.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/pandemics-coronavirus-pandemic-latin-america-immigration-michael-pence-e17396b7587b49d9630b7c70dcfb5b23

Fox & Friends' Brian Kilmeade says it's time for Trump to start 'coordinating' with 'the Biden team'


GOP lawmaker: Trump implementing a 'loyalty purge' amid firing of top cybersecurity official

Source: The Hill

GOP Congressman Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) said on Wednesday that President Trump is implementing a “loyalty purge” in the White House after the firing of top U.S. cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs.

In an interview on CNN’s New Day, Kinzinger said Krebs was doing his job and defending the security of the elections.

“Chris Krebs said the election is secure … and of course, that is counter to what the president is trying to say,” Kinzinger said. “There’s like a loyalty purge going on in the last month of the White House.”

The president, who has refused to accept his loss to former Vice President Joe Biden, said on Twitter that Krebs was terminated “effective immediately.” He alleged that a recent statement about the security of the election was “highly inaccurate” and baselessly claimed that “there were massive improprieties and fraud — including dead people voting.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/526490-gop-lawmaker-trump-implementing-a-loyalty-purge-amid-firing-of-top

Pfizer CEO says timing of vaccine announcement not tied to election, dismissing Trump's evidence...

Source: NY Daily News

Pfizer’s top executive denied in an interview Tuesday that the drugmaker intentionally held major news about its experimental coronavirus vaccine until after the election to hurt President Trump’s reelection bid.

CEO Albert Bourla flatly rejected the evidence-free rumor, saying the timing of last week’s encouraging vaccine announcement had nothing to do with politics.

“I will be very direct: We didn’t conspire with anyone, of course,” he said at a New York Times panel. “The election was always for us an artificial deadline. It may have been very important to the president, but not for us.”

The conspiracy theory began spreading online after Trump accused the pharmaceutical company of conspiring with federal regulators to make the announcement after Nov. 3.

Read more: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-pfizer-ceo-timing-of-vaccine-news-not-tied-to-election-20201117-w22xpcnysbdndajm3iv4cjsej4-story.html

Wayne Co. (Michigan) canvassers deadlock on certifying Nov. 3 election results

Source: Detroit News

The Wayne County Board of Canvassers deadlocked 2-2 Tuesday along party lines on whether the county's Nov. 3 election results should be certified as at least four state and federal lawsuits sought to stop the process.

The decision came after a number of absentee ballot poll books in Detroit were found to be out of balance, a situation that did not stop the same board from certifying the results in the August primary or the county's November 2016 general election results.

A county board that fails to canvass within 14 days after the election must give all of its documentation to the Secretary of State's office and Board of State Canvassers, which then has 10 days to complete the work, canvass and certify the results, according to the board’s canvassing manual.


Board Vice Chairman Jonathan Kinloch, a Democrat, called the decision by the two Republican members "reckless and irresponsible."

Read more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/11/17/wayne-county-canvassers-deadlock-certifying-november-3-election-results/6324274002/


BREAKING: Trump and his allies have just lost their 25th court case. This time in the PA SC



Giuliani wants to be paid $20,000 a day for his representation of Trump


Joe Biden won, Michigan elector coup 'not going to happen,' GOP leader says

Source: Bridge MI

LANSING — Democrat Joe Biden is the president-elect, and while Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature is investigating the election, it will not award the state’s 16 electors to GOP President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey told Bridge on Tuesday.

Hundreds of activists who protested at the Michigan Capitol on Saturday repeated the president’s unproven claims of widespread voter fraud, urging lawmakers to “stop the steal” by choosing their own pro-Trump representatives to the Electoral College.

Conservative groups have also started phone and letter-writing campaigns in an attempt to persuade legislative Republicans to decide the election for Trump.

“That’s not going to happen,” Shirkey, R-Clarklake, said in a wide-ranging interview with Bridge Michigan. He noted state law awards electors to the winner of the state’s popular vote. And Biden won the state by more than 146,000 votes, according to unofficial results.

Read more: https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-government/joe-biden-won-michigan-elector-coup-not-going-happen-gop-leader-says
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