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While Trump incites his supporters with claims of fraud, Republicans privately insist he lost the election and will leave power, CNN’s Jake Tapper says

Republicans privately told CNN that their public refusal to acknowledge that President-elect Joe Biden won the election “is all part of walking President Trump through this process emotionally.” According to CNN anchor Jake Tapper, elected Republicans insist that there will be “a peaceful transition of power to the Biden-Harris administration […]
While Trump incites his supporters with claims of fraud, Republicans privately insist he lost the election and will leave power, CNN’s Jake Tapper says
Tech

Conservative social media app Parler has been downloaded nearly 1 million times since Election Day, topping app charts. A ‘Stop the Steal’ hashtag has 15,000 mentions.

In the five days from Election Day, November 3, the conservative social media platform Parler was downloaded nearly 1 million times. Prominent Republicans have encouraged people to use Parler instead of Twitter and Facebook. On November 8, Parler took the number one spot for free iPhone apps on the US […]
Conservative social media app Parler has been downloaded nearly 1 million times since Election Day, topping app charts. A ‘Stop the Steal’ hashtag has 15,000 mentions.
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MAGA mean kids want you to be nice to them about Trump losing

MAGA media types have taken delight in “Leftist Tears” for years, but now that President Donald Trump has been resoundingly defeated, they demand sensitivity for their feelings (and Trump’s!). The same Trumpists who’ve called Democrats delusional crybabies for not accepting election results are also, now, not accepting election results – […]
MAGA mean kids want you to be nice to them about Trump losing
Tech

Facebook shut down a network of Steve Bannon-linked pages for spreading election misinformation – but unlike Twitter, it hasn’t banned Trump’s former chief strategist

Facebook has deleted a network of pages with ties to President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon,The Washington Post reported Monday. The accounts, with a total of 2.5 million followers, were spreading election misinformation. Specifically, they were promoting the “Stop the Steal” campaign that is spreading baseless claims of […]
Facebook shut down a network of Steve Bannon-linked pages for spreading election misinformation – but unlike Twitter, it hasn’t banned Trump’s former chief strategist
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‘Childish’ and ‘reckless’: Lawmakers sound the alarm after Trump fires his defence secretary weeks before a presidential transition

Defence Secretary Mark Esper was “terminated” from his position, bringing lawmakers who serve on the Armed Services Committees and those with prior military service sound the alarm on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers who were previously critical of Esper’s policies were taken aback. Democratic Rep. Adam Smith of Washington, the chairman of […]
‘Childish’ and ‘reckless’: Lawmakers sound the alarm after Trump fires his defence secretary weeks before a presidential transition
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Mitch McConnell supports Trump’s refusal to concede to President-elect Joe Biden

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday declined to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and expressed support for President Donald Trump’s denial of the 2020 election results. “Obviously, no states have yet certified their election results,” McConnell said. “We have at least one or two states that are already on […]
Mitch McConnell supports Trump’s refusal to concede to President-elect Joe Biden
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What not to say to your Latinx friends about ‘the Latino vote’

“The Latino vote” isn’t as unified as it’s made out to be. Latinx people represent over 33 countries, three subcontinents, and 61 million Americans, and implying they all vote for the same interests is false. Insider spoke to two Latinx therapists on what to avoid saying to your Latinx friends […]
What not to say to your Latinx friends about ‘the Latino vote’
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Trump staffers tweeted an image of a ‘President Gore’ front page from 2000 to prove the media gets election calls wrong. But the image was fake.

Members of US President Donald Trump’s campaign team on Sunday shared images of a Washington Times cover from 2000 that supposedly declared Al Gore president. Tim Murtaugh, who served as director of communications for Trump’s reelection campaign, tweeted on Sunday that the headline was “a reminder that the media doesn’t […]
Trump staffers tweeted an image of a ‘President Gore’ front page from 2000 to prove the media gets election calls wrong. But the image was fake.
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Biden reveals the 13 members of his COVID-19 advisory board, cochaired by a former surgeon general, a former FDA commissioner, and a Yale professor

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced Monday the public-health experts making up their COVID-19 advisory board. The panel will comprise 13 members, cochaired by Vivek Murthy, a former surgeon general, Marcella Nunez-Smith, an associate professor of medicine at Yale University, and David Kessler, the former FDA commissioner. […]
Biden reveals the 13 members of his COVID-19 advisory board, cochaired by a former surgeon general, a former FDA commissioner, and a Yale professor
Tech

If you search ‘loser’ on Twitter, Trump is the first result

Search “loser” on Twitter, and the first search result under the “People” tab is President Donald Trump. The results are based on patterns of what people are tweeting, a Twitter representative said Monday. “These associations are temporary and ever-changing based on how people tweet,” they said. Trump has repeatedly called […]
If you search ‘loser’ on Twitter, Trump is the first result
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Trump to push unproven voter fraud claims at upcoming rallies: Axios

President Donald Trump plans to share obituaries of dead people who he claims voted, sources reportedly told Axios. The president and his allies have continued to make unsubstantiated claims of mass voter fraud, after major news networks called the election for President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday. Unsubstantiated reports of dead […]
Trump to push unproven voter fraud claims at upcoming rallies: Axios
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Brace yourself for the most dangerous 73 days of Trump’s presidency

Trump’s political invincibility is shattered, and with it, his presidential immunity to criminal probes. He’s got nothing left to lose, so expect him to break stuff on his way out of the White House. A lame duck Trump is a Trump with all the power and none of the accountability. […]
Brace yourself for the most dangerous 73 days of Trump’s presidency
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Biden won the Electoral College. Now he should call for it to be abolished.

Black voters across the country – especially in Atlanta and Philadelphia – helped secure Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. But thanks to the way the Electoral College works, their votes count less than their white counterparts. If Biden wants to push back against the narrative that the Democratic Party takes […]
Biden won the Electoral College. Now he should call for it to be abolished.
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Trump lost the 2020 presidential election, but is refusing to concede to Biden

President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election but is refusing to concede. “This election is not over,” the campaign said in a statement on Friday. President-elect Joe Biden won Pennsylvania on Friday, according to Decision Desk HQ, which clinched his victory. Trump is breaking from a democratic tradition in the […]
Trump lost the 2020 presidential election, but is refusing to concede to Biden
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Trump seen golfing as major networks declare victory for Biden

President Donald Trump on Saturday was seen golfing at his golf club in Virginia, as major news outlets including CNN, MSNBC, and the Associated Press called the election for his opponent, the former Vice President Joe Biden. News outlets declared Biden victorious after his lead in the key battleground state […]
Trump seen golfing as major networks declare victory for Biden
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As Americans refresh their screens for Georgia’s election results, here’s what the process looks like behind the scenes in the the state’s second-largest county

A peek behind the scenes in Gwinnett County, Georgia, shows how the vote tallies make their way to TV, laptop, and mobile phone screens, keeping millions in suspense. Early Friday morning, tallies from Clayton County tipped the state blue in favour of President-elect Joe Biden, but the state has not […]
As Americans refresh their screens for Georgia’s election results, here’s what the process looks like behind the scenes in the the state’s second-largest county
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‘We’re gonna win this race’: Biden doesn’t declare victory in Friday-night speech, instead focusing in on unity and combatting the COVID-19 pandemic

At the Biden-Harris campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday, President-elect Joe Biden spoke with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris by his side. Biden did not declare victory but urged patience and trust in the vote-counting process. Biden’s message revolved around unity, the mounting COVID-19 crisis, and the work ahead. Visit […]
‘We’re gonna win this race’: Biden doesn’t declare victory in Friday-night speech, instead focusing in on unity and combatting the COVID-19 pandemic
Tech

Trump supporters are flocking to alternative social networks to plan election-office protests after Facebook banned groups that attracted hundreds of thousands of members

On Thursday, Facebook removed a group called “Stop the Steal,” which echoed accusations made by President Trump and falsely accused Democrats of trying to steal the presidential election for Joe Biden. The group accumulated 365,000 members before it was shut down. However, organisers were prepared for Facebook’s removal of the […]
Trump supporters are flocking to alternative social networks to plan election-office protests after Facebook banned groups that attracted hundreds of thousands of members
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Capitalism is at a ‘crucial’ turning point and President-elect Biden could make it more fair, according to a leading expert on the economy

President-elect Joe Biden could accelerate stakeholder capitalism, the belief that companies are responsible not only to their shareholders, but to all stakeholders, like their workers and customers. That’s according to Martin Whittaker, the CEO of JUST Capital, an independent, nonpartisan research firm established by the billionaire Paul Tudor Jones. Business […]
Capitalism is at a ‘crucial’ turning point and President-elect Biden could make it more fair, according to a leading expert on the economy
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Arizona voted to tax the wealthy to pay for public schools

On election day, Arizona voters passed Proposition 208, which would increase the income tax on those making $US250,000 to directly fund education. Creators of the proposition estimate that it will bring in $US940 million annually. Arizona’s governor, Republican Doug Ducey, had previously spoken out against the measure. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Arizona voted to tax the wealthy to pay for public schools
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Donald Trump is probably going to ghost us

Do you see Donald Trump clapping politely at Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day? Me neither. My bet is that after Biden wins and the GOP turns his back on him, Trump will ghost us. He can’t face losing, so he’ll probably go to Mar-a-Lago for Christmas and never come back. This […]
Donald Trump is probably going to ghost us
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Trump’s speech was pathetic, but his authoritarianism is still dangerous

With his presidency all but over, Trump insisted reality isn’t real at a Thursday press briefing. He’s following the maxim of his former troll-whisperer Steve Bannon: “flood the zone with s—.” The president blathered baseless assaults on a democratic process that has no shortage of independent observers vouching for its […]
Trump’s speech was pathetic, but his authoritarianism is still dangerous
Markets

What Biden’s projected victory means for the energy industry

Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider. Here’s what you need to know: Business Insider has projected that Joe Biden has won the presidency. Follow our coverage here. Want to get Insider Energy in your inbox every Friday?Sign up here. Do you have […]
What Biden’s projected victory means for the energy industry
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West Virginia’s only billionaire was just reelected as governor

West Virginia’s only billionaire just won his reelection race for governor. Jim Justice’s money comes from coal mining. He’s also the owner of luxury resort The Greenbrier. Justice’s companies have reportedly had more than 600 lawsuits filed against them. Ben Salango, his Democratic challenger – a county commissioner with a […]
West Virginia’s only billionaire was just reelected as governor
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Biden sweeps 3 crucial battleground states, pushing him to victory

Joe Biden surged to a victory in the 2020 presidential election after beating President Donald Trump in three critical battleground states that Democrats narrowly lost in 2016. Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin propelled the Democratic presidential nominee and former vice president to an election win, according to Decision Desk HQ. Biden’s […]
Biden sweeps 3 crucial battleground states, pushing him to victory
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Steve Bannon has been banned from Twitter after saying that Fauci and Christopher Wray’s heads should be put ‘on pikes’ outside the White House

Steve Bannon was permanently banned from Twitter after he called for Dr. Fauci and FBI director Christopher Wray’s heads to be displayed ‘on pikes’ outside the White House. Bannon, Trump’s former senior adviser, made the comments on Thursday during an episode of ‘War Room Pandemic,’ a podcast he co-hosts. He […]
Steve Bannon has been banned from Twitter after saying that Fauci and Christopher Wray’s heads should be put ‘on pikes’ outside the White House
Tech

Trump claimed Twitter was ‘out of control’ after the platform labelled 4 more of his election tweets as potentially ‘misleading’ overnight

Twitter labelled four more of President Donald Trump’s tweets as “disputed” and potentially “misleading” overnight Thursday. In response, Trump tweeted Friday morning that Twitter was “out of control.” He added that Section 230 – a law that gives social-media companies the ability to moderate their platforms – was a “government […]
Trump claimed Twitter was ‘out of control’ after the platform labelled 4 more of his election tweets as potentially ‘misleading’ overnight
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‘This is not American democracy as people normally see it’: BBC presenter delivers a brutal assessment of Trump’s behaviour as election votes are being counted in the US

BBC presenter Ros Atkins delivered a brutal assessment of President Donald Trump’s efforts to claim fraud as several states continue to tally votes in the US presidential election. “International election observers are accusing the president of a gross abuse of office,” Atkins said. Trump has made several false claims and […]
‘This is not American democracy as people normally see it’: BBC presenter delivers a brutal assessment of Trump’s behaviour as election votes are being counted in the US
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5 political ads that may have changed the outcome of the election

Election spending in 2020 hit a record of $US10.8 billion with the Biden campaign far outspending the Trump campaign. Some ads in swing states targeting key voters may have impacted final results in those states, but it’s impossible to say how much. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
5 political ads that may have changed the outcome of the election
Lifestyle

Top YouTubers flooded Twitter with pro-Biden sentiment, suggesting a history of non-partisanship may be coming to an end

YouTubers and other influencers have historically been apolitical or, like many celebrities, have encouraged their followers to vote but not endorsed a specific candidate. But in 2020, many formerly apolitical top influencers like James Charles, Tana Mongeau, and Nikita Dragun have urged their followers to vote for Democratic nominee Joe […]
Top YouTubers flooded Twitter with pro-Biden sentiment, suggesting a history of non-partisanship may be coming to an end
Tech

Facebook takes down group for making false election claims and ‘worrying calls for violence’ after it amassed over 365,000 members in 2 days

A Facebook group called “Stop the Steal” was created Tuesday accusing Democrats of trying to steal the presidential election for Joe Biden. By Thursday, the group accumulated 365,000 members. Facebook removed the group Thursday, saying it was organised around “the delegitimization of the election process,” and some members were making […]
Facebook takes down group for making false election claims and ‘worrying calls for violence’ after it amassed over 365,000 members in 2 days
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Americans have declared the Drug War is over

Drugs won big on Election Night. In all seriousness, it wasn’t so much a win for drugs as it was a win for Americans, who after almost a century of Drug War have finally declared prohibition to be a failure (again). But the War on Drugs drags on, and until […]
Americans have declared the Drug War is over
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Sales of pizza, alcohol, and weed soared on election night as voters sought comfort. Democrats favoured wine while swing states preferred liquor, according to a delivery service.

People bought more weed, alcohol, and fast food on Tuesday and Wednesday as they watched the results of the 2020 presidential election roll-in. Alcohol orders for on-demand delivery service Drizly soared 75% in Democrat states, and 33% in Republican states. People bought higher-end alcohol like champagne and sparkling wine, one […]
Sales of pizza, alcohol, and weed soared on election night as voters sought comfort. Democrats favoured wine while swing states preferred liquor, according to a delivery service.
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The promise of the first new Alzheimer’s drug in nearly 2 decades

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, While we wait to hear more about the results of the presidential election, here’s the latest in healthcare news. […]
The promise of the first new Alzheimer’s drug in nearly 2 decades
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A Merkel ally slammed Trump’s ‘awful’ attempts to stop election counts as a German minister warned of an ‘explosive’ crisis in the US

Senior German politicians spoke out after Trump falsely claimed he had won the election and sought to stop election counts. Norbert Röttgen, told CNN that Trump’s behaviour “really is unbelievable and it’s really with great sadness to many, many Germans to witness this behaviour.” German defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said […]
A Merkel ally slammed Trump’s ‘awful’ attempts to stop election counts as a German minister warned of an ‘explosive’ crisis in the US
Tech

On Election Day, Facebook wasn’t labelling premature victory posts for individual US states, but now it is. Here’s why — and the reason is slightly confusing

Facebook told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that it was not flagging posts prematurely declaring victory in individual states for the US presidential election. It would only flag posts that applied to the overall election result, Facebook said. But later the same day, it said it would start flagging […]
On Election Day, Facebook wasn’t labelling premature victory posts for individual US states, but now it is. Here’s why — and the reason is slightly confusing
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Higher Arab American turnout in 2020 could have helped Biden win Michigan, while Black voters and other young voters of colour led the way in the battleground state

Arab American voters in key Michigan counties turned out in high numbers, according to the Arab American Institute and Wayne County’s Clerk Office unofficial results. Black voters in big Michigan cities ultimately pushed Biden over the edge. Arab American voter engagement was higher and younger than in any previous US […]
Higher Arab American turnout in 2020 could have helped Biden win Michigan, while Black voters and other young voters of colour led the way in the battleground state
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Trump and his Republican allies want to keep counting votes in 2 states where they’re behind and stop counting votes in 3 states where they’re ahead

President Donald Trump filed lawsuits on Wednesday in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Michigan to halt the battleground states from counting remaining votes. At the same time, the president and his Republican allies are insisting that Arizona and Nevada – where Trump is trailing Joe Biden and looking for crucial electoral-vote pickups […]
Trump and his Republican allies want to keep counting votes in 2 states where they’re behind and stop counting votes in 3 states where they’re ahead
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NYPD arrests at least 30 people during protest over delayed vote counts

At least 30 people were arrested in lower Manhattan during protests as states are still tallying election results. Some protesters had set fires and clashed with police,WABC reported. Videos posted online showed police tackling and arresting protesters. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Protests have erupted across the country […]
NYPD arrests at least 30 people during protest over delayed vote counts
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5 states just passed ballot measures to legalise marijuana, but policy experts say people already in prison on drug convictions have a hard path to freedom

Five states – New Jersey, Mississippi, Arizona, Montana, and South Dakota – voted to legalise marijuana in ballot measures during Tuesday’s election. Arizona, Montana, and New Jersey voted to legalise the recreational possession of marijuana by adults, while Mississippi voted to legalise the medical use of marijuana. South Dakota voted […]
5 states just passed ballot measures to legalise marijuana, but policy experts say people already in prison on drug convictions have a hard path to freedom