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Biden officially has enough electoral college votes to win the presidency after California became the latest state to certify its election results

President-elect Joe Biden officially received enough electoral votes to become the next president after California became the latest state to certify its election results. California appointed its 55 electors for Biden, putting him over the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the presidency. President Donald Trump has not conceded […]
Biden officially has enough electoral college votes to win the presidency after California became the latest state to certify its election results
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Republican congressman tells Trump to ‘delete your account’ after he tweeted a 45-minute speech repeating baseless voter-fraud claims

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Wednesday told President Donald Trump to delete his Twitter account. The lawmaker quote-tweeted the president’s link to a video statement with more unfounded claims about the November 3 election. “Time to delete your account,” Kinzinger, who represents Illinois’ 16th District, tweeted. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Republican congressman tells Trump to ‘delete your account’ after he tweeted a 45-minute speech repeating baseless voter-fraud claims
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Trump posted a 46-minute video to Facebook asserting baseless election-fraud claims, and called it ‘the most important speech I’ve ever made’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday released video of what he said might be “the most important speech” he’d ever made. The 46-minute speech was delivered to a camera, without an audience, and posted to Facebook. It was also almost totally divorced from reality. During the speech, Trump repeated the unsubstantiated […]
Trump posted a 46-minute video to Facebook asserting baseless election-fraud claims, and called it ‘the most important speech I’ve ever made’
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A Dominion employee is in hiding following death threats from Trump supporters

Eric Coomer, security director for Dominion Voting Systems, is in hiding after being targeted by Trump-supporting conspiracy theorists. President Trump and his allies have amplified false claims that Dominion Voting Systems, which makes voting machines and elections software, was involved in a scheme to steal the 2020 vote. “It’s terrifying,” […]
A Dominion employee is in hiding following death threats from Trump supporters
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Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger an ‘enemy of the people,’ exactly 2 years after he said he’d be ‘fantastic’

President Donald Trump on Thursday called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger an “enemy of the people.” The Trump campaign has targeted Raffensperger – a Republican who is the state’s top election official – after Georgia voted for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time in nearly 30 years. […]
Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger an ‘enemy of the people,’ exactly 2 years after he said he’d be ‘fantastic’
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Obama says Republicans won votes for Trump by wrongly framing white men as victims

Republicans have wrongly created a narrative where white men see themselves as “victims” who are “under attack”, according to Barack Obama. The former president said this belief was pervasive among many Republican voters despite the fact that it “obviously doesn’t jive with both history and data and economics.” “That’s a […]
Obama says Republicans won votes for Trump by wrongly framing white men as victims
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‘My family voted for Trump. He threw us under the bus anyway’: Georgia secretary of state says he worked hard to uphold the integrity of this year’s election despite Trump’s unfounded claims of fraud

Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger said the state’s election was conducted with integrity despite baseless accusations of fraud from President Donald Trump, which Trump has been repeating since he lost to Joe Biden, who is now president-elect. “By all accounts, Georgia had a wildly successful and smooth election,” Raffensperger, […]
‘My family voted for Trump. He threw us under the bus anyway’: Georgia secretary of state says he worked hard to uphold the integrity of this year’s election despite Trump’s unfounded claims of fraud
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Trump cancels trip to Gettysburg hotel for a GOP hearing about baseless voter-fraud claims after a campaign adviser tests positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump cancelled a planned trip to a hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for a Republican-organised hearing about purported voter fraud after a campaign adviser tested positive for coronavirus, pool reports said. The president was expected to join his personal defence lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who attended the event despite also […]
Trump cancels trip to Gettysburg hotel for a GOP hearing about baseless voter-fraud claims after a campaign adviser tests positive for COVID-19
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Republicans sold out democracy to appease Trump’s loser tantrum

The dumbest of coups is almost over, no thanks to Republicans who stood idly by while President Donald Trump assaulted the democratic process and left the US’s coronavirus response rudderless. Now that it’s all over but the shouting, Republicans are slowly trickling out and conceding Biden was elected president. But […]
Republicans sold out democracy to appease Trump’s loser tantrum
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An anonymous senior Trump campaign advisor said Trump ‘basically just conceded’ by ‘recommending’ that the GSA start the Biden-Harris transition

An anonymous senior Trump campaign advisor told The Washington Post that President Donald Trump “basically just conceded” by tweeting support for allowing the Biden-Harris transition to officially begin. The Trump-appointed head of the General Services Administration had sent a letter earlier Monday to President-elect Joe Biden allowing him to access […]
An anonymous senior Trump campaign advisor said Trump ‘basically just conceded’ by ‘recommending’ that the GSA start the Biden-Harris transition
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Major business leaders signed a letter urging Trump to concede, and warn that ‘our democracy grows weaker’ the longer the presidential transition is delayed

Over 100 American business leaders have signed a joint letter urging President Trump to concede the 2020 presidential election to President-elect Joe Biden. “Every day that an orderly presidential transition process is delayed, our democracy grows weaker in the eyes of our own citizens and the nation’s stature on the […]
Major business leaders signed a letter urging Trump to concede, and warn that ‘our democracy grows weaker’ the longer the presidential transition is delayed
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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski calls on Trump to begin transition process

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska on Sunday said that President Donald Trump should begin the transition process to President-elect Joe Biden. “President Trump has had the opportunity to litigate his claims, and the courts have thus far found them without merit,” she said in a statement. Murkowski is one of […]
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski calls on Trump to begin transition process
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Trump campaign purges conspiracy-theorist Sidney Powell from legal team

The Trump campaign has purged attorney Sidney Powell from its legal team. On Sunday, the campaign issued a statement asserting that Powell “is practicing law on her own.” But just last week the campaign and the Republican Party were promoting a press conference where Powell, along with Rudy Giuliani, alleged […]
Trump campaign purges conspiracy-theorist Sidney Powell from legal team
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Trump’s embarrassing, incompetent, humiliating, very sad coup

President Trump’s legal team is attempting to overturn the result of the election, which according to experts is essential a coup attempt. The attempt has produced some genuinely sad moments that make the embarrassing electoral loss look even worse. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of […]
Trump’s embarrassing, incompetent, humiliating, very sad coup
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The Trump campaign requested a recount in Georgia one day after the state’s election results were certified and showed Biden won by more than 12,000 votes

The Trump campaign’s lawyers said in a statement Saturday that they requested a recount in Georgia, after the election results showed President-elect Joe Biden won the state. The petition was filed one day after Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, said he had officially certified Biden as the winner […]
The Trump campaign requested a recount in Georgia one day after the state’s election results were certified and showed Biden won by more than 12,000 votes
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The Trump campaign’s lawyers said they are ‘thankful’ to the judge who dismissed their election case in Pennsylvania so they can get it to the Supreme Court more quickly

The Trump campaign’s lawyers said in a statement that they are “thankful” to the judge who dismissed their Pennsylvania campaign lawsuit in a scathing opinion on Saturday. Judge Matthew Brann threw out the lawsuit and said it was attempting to disenfranchise 7 million people without providing any good reason to […]
The Trump campaign’s lawyers said they are ‘thankful’ to the judge who dismissed their election case in Pennsylvania so they can get it to the Supreme Court more quickly
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Voter-fraud debunking journalist Isaac Saul talks about his viral election thread and why the conspiracy theories put poll workers in danger

Since election night, journalist Issac Saul has been documenting and debunking as many voter fraud conspiracy theories as possible in an ever-growing Twitter thread. “It took off immediately, and the new lies just kept pouring in,” Saul told Business Insider Columnist Anthony L. Fisher. Saul says these conspiracy theories are […]
Voter-fraud debunking journalist Isaac Saul talks about his viral election thread and why the conspiracy theories put poll workers in danger
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After Trump meeting, Michigan GOP lawmakers affirmed Biden will win the state and urged Trump to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the US

After a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday, Republican lawmakers from Michigan said they “have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan.” The lawmakers released a joint statement following the meeting, saying they used […]
After Trump meeting, Michigan GOP lawmakers affirmed Biden will win the state and urged Trump to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the US
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‘Bring it on, I’m not backing down’: Arizona top election official Katie Hobbs holds fast against attempts to undermine the state’s election

Arizona’s top election official Katie Hobbs is preparing for Arizona counties to certify their election results by Monday’s deadline, despite efforts from the state Republican Party to halt certification. “We’ve been in communication with all the counties and the election officials have told us they don’t anticipate any delays in […]
‘Bring it on, I’m not backing down’: Arizona top election official Katie Hobbs holds fast against attempts to undermine the state’s election
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Trump lawyers filed a motion in Pennsylvania to clarify they only want to block the state from certifying results of the presidential elections, not any other races on the same ballot

Trump’s lawyers are only arguing that Pennsylvania votes in the presidential election are corrupt. They filed papers in court saying they did not contest votes in any other Pennsylvania election. Trump wants all 6.8 million Pennsylvania votes for president thrown out. “You’re asking this court to invalidate more than 6.8 […]
Trump lawyers filed a motion in Pennsylvania to clarify they only want to block the state from certifying results of the presidential elections, not any other races on the same ballot
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‘It’s difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President’: Mitt Romney rips Trump for his latest efforts to subvert the election

On Thursday, Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah released a statement over Twitter saying, “It’s difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President.” He was responding to President Donald Trump’s latest efforts to undermine the US election. Romney’s comments came after news broke that Trump had […]
‘It’s difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President’: Mitt Romney rips Trump for his latest efforts to subvert the election
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The CEO of the Republican-leaning US Chamber of Commerce urges Trump to start the transition to Biden immediately ‘for the sake of Americans’ safety’

Top business leaders are increasingly recognising Joe Biden as the president-elect, even as President Donald Trump refuses to concede. Tom Donohue, the CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday urged Trump to start the transition process to Biden without delay. “While the Trump administration can continue litigating to […]
The CEO of the Republican-leaning US Chamber of Commerce urges Trump to start the transition to Biden immediately ‘for the sake of Americans’ safety’
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Trump has reportedly given up on overturning battleground defeats and is trying to delay a final vote count in a desperate bid to throw Biden’s victory into doubt

President Donald Trump’s team now accepts that it cannot disqualify enough mail-in ballots to change the outcome of the election, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Trump has decided to focus on delaying final vote counts for long enough that President-elect Joe Biden is unable to claim a clear victory, […]
Trump has reportedly given up on overturning battleground defeats and is trying to delay a final vote count in a desperate bid to throw Biden’s victory into doubt
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Senate Ethics Committee is asked to investigate Lindsey Graham over claims he pressured a Georgia official to throw out thousands of legal mail-in votes

The Senate Ethics Committee has been asked to investigate allegations that Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham pressured an official in Georgia to disqualify thousands of legal ballots. Three ethics experts, including a former Bush administration official, asked the six-person committee to look at whether what Graham asked Georgia Secretary of State […]
Senate Ethics Committee is asked to investigate Lindsey Graham over claims he pressured a Georgia official to throw out thousands of legal mail-in votes
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Arizona’s secretary of state is the latest election official to receive death threats, and she’s ripping Trump and Republican leaders for their baseless claims of fraud

Katie Hobbs, Arizona’s secretary of state, said in a statement she has received “ongoing and escalating” threats of violence. She ripped the president and other Republican officials for their unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. She said Trump and other officials “are perpetuating misinformation and are encouraging others to distrust election […]
Arizona’s secretary of state is the latest election official to receive death threats, and she’s ripping Trump and Republican leaders for their baseless claims of fraud
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Former CIA Director John Brennan ripped into Trump for firing Chris Krebs, saying he ‘knows nothing about cybersecurity’ and is trying to ‘steal the election’ from Biden

Former CIA director John Brennan chastised Trump after he fired senior US security official Chris Krebs. He on Tuesday accused Trump of trying to “steal the election” and said he knew “nothing about cybersecurity.” Trump’s fired Krebs after he rejected the outgoing president’s claims that the election was tampered with. […]
Former CIA Director John Brennan ripped into Trump for firing Chris Krebs, saying he ‘knows nothing about cybersecurity’ and is trying to ‘steal the election’ from Biden
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Wayne County, Michigan officials backtrack and agree to certify elections results after 2 GOP members initially blocked certification of results

Wayne County, Michigan, election canvassers agreed to certify the election results on Tuesday. The two GOP members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers initially refused to vote in favour of certification. The GOP members claimed there were inconsistencies, however, Democrats in the state said they were expected and not […]
Wayne County, Michigan officials backtrack and agree to certify elections results after 2 GOP members initially blocked certification of results
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Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey faced a barrage of questions from lawmakers over Facebook and Twitter’s handling of the election

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. During the hearing, lawmakers from both major political parties grilled the CEOs about decisions the platforms made around the US presidential election. Republican lawmakers have criticised the platforms’ labelling of falsehoods from GOP […]
Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey faced a barrage of questions from lawmakers over Facebook and Twitter’s handling of the election
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Twitter slaps new label on Trump’s tweets that falsely claim to have won the election

Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Twitter revealed new policies aimed at preventing voter misinformation and premature declarations of victory. But although multiple official sources declared former Vice President Joe Biden the winner, the platform’s efforts to stop election interference continue. In addition to his false claims about widespread voter […]
Twitter slaps new label on Trump’s tweets that falsely claim to have won the election
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Trumpworld’s faux-intellectual grifters are helping him debase democracy with bogus ‘voter fraud’ claims. And Republicans rake in the cash.

Trump lost the election, by a lot. Because he’s too weak to admit he’s a loser, he’s damaging democracy. Internet “sceptics” are amplifying his fake voter fraud claims by engaging in baseless speculation couched in faux intellectual inquiry. The sceptics created smoke in search of a fire, but these gullible […]
Trumpworld’s faux-intellectual grifters are helping him debase democracy with bogus ‘voter fraud’ claims. And Republicans rake in the cash.
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What it will take for Trump to concede, according to a psychologist

A month and a half after the 2020 Presidential election was called in Joe Biden’s favour, President Trump has yet to concede. A psychologist told Insider people with traits of narcissism, displayed by Trump, make admitting defeat feel like “an existential death” that’s intolerable. To concede a loss, a narcissist’s […]
What it will take for Trump to concede, according to a psychologist
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YouTube defends leaving up videos that falsely claim Trump won the election

On Thursday, YouTube defended its decision to leave up videos spreading false or misleading claims about the 2020 election, including that President Donald Trump won. “Like other companies, we’re allowing these videos because discussion of election results & the process of counting votes is allowed on YT,” YouTube tweeted, adding […]
YouTube defends leaving up videos that falsely claim Trump won the election
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Obama says Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud — and GOP leaders ‘going along with’ them — are a step in delegitimizing democracy and put US on ‘dangerous path’

Former President Barack Obama criticised President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of mass voter fraud and the GOP leaders that are “going along with” his claims, during an interview with CBS News on Wednesday. “It is one more step in delegitimizing not just the incoming Biden administration, but democracy generally,” Obama […]
Obama says Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud — and GOP leaders ‘going along with’ them — are a step in delegitimizing democracy and put US on ‘dangerous path’
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The new Miss USA, who once sang at a Trump rally, speaks out about the ongoing election turmoil: ‘People have voted, and they deserve to have their voices heard’

Miss USA Asya Branch spoke to Insider about America’s ongoing election turmoil. “This election was historic – more voters than what we’ve ever had in our election history,” Branch told Insider. “And I think people deserve to have their voices heard.” “The people have voted,” she added. “That’s the whole […]
The new Miss USA, who once sang at a Trump rally, speaks out about the ongoing election turmoil: ‘People have voted, and they deserve to have their voices heard’
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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said Facebook didn’t suspend Steve Bannon’s account after he called for the beheading of federal officials because he hadn’t violated its policies enough times

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company didn’t ban Steve Bannon’s account because he hadn’t violated enough policies, CNBC reported Thursday. “While the offences here, I think, came close to crossing that line, they clearly did not cross the line,” Zuckerberg said, according to CNBC. Bannon recently posted videos on […]
Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said Facebook didn’t suspend Steve Bannon’s account after he called for the beheading of federal officials because he hadn’t violated its policies enough times
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Meet the Bidens: America’s new First Family

The Biden family is the new First Family. President-elect Joe Biden will be joined in the White House by his wife, Jill Biden, and their dogs, Champ and Major. Joe Biden has a daughter named Ashley with Jill, his second wife. He had three children with his first wife, Neilia, […]
Meet the Bidens: America’s new First Family
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HOW TO TRADE A BIDEN PRESIDENCY: A complete investing guide to profiting from the election outcome and its impact on markets

The stock market has cheered the 2020 election results, which saw President-elect Joe Biden prevail over incumbent Donald Trump. Investors are hopeful that Biden’s win, combined with a possibly Republican Senate, will mean that additional fiscal stimulus is passed while market-friendly Trump policies remain. Business Insider has compiled advice and […]
HOW TO TRADE A BIDEN PRESIDENCY: A complete investing guide to profiting from the election outcome and its impact on markets
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Bolsonaro warns Biden he will trigger a ‘gunpowder’ reaction if US imposes sanctions on Brazil over Amazon deforestation

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday warned Joe Biden as the president-elect that he will defend deforestation in the Amazon with “gunpowder” if Washington imposes economic sanctions on the country. Bolsonaro, a populist leader whose governing style has been likened to President Trump, referenced Biden’s call for the Brazilian government […]
Bolsonaro warns Biden he will trigger a ‘gunpowder’ reaction if US imposes sanctions on Brazil over Amazon deforestation
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‘For how long must Americans and Joe Biden wait for any evidence to be offered?’: BBC presenter explains confusion in the UK over Trump’s response to the election

BBC presenter Ros Atkins explained the confusion in the UK over President Donald Trump and top Republicans’ reaction to the projected election results and unsubstantiated claims of mass voter fraud. “By any measure, this is extraordinary,” Atkins said in a video clip shared on Twitter. “The defeated candidates in US […]
‘For how long must Americans and Joe Biden wait for any evidence to be offered?’: BBC presenter explains confusion in the UK over Trump’s response to the election
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Trump campaign witness says it’s ‘odd’ that US troops voted for Biden in large numbers

President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan, alleging the ballot-handling and -counting process had disenfranchised voters. Attorneys for the campaign attached to their lawsuit dozens of notarized statements from Michigan voters, Republican poll watchers, and other observers to corroborate Trump’s claims – […]
Trump campaign witness says it’s ‘odd’ that US troops voted for Biden in large numbers
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Of course Trump is trying to burn it all down. What else did you expect?

President Trump’s refusal to admit that he lost the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden has made things extremely stressful here in the United States. But at least everyone is behaving exactly as expected. Trump is in denial, and the GOP is talking loud, but the Trump campaign’s legal challenges […]
Of course Trump is trying to burn it all down. What else did you expect?