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Republican legislators are refusing to pay two Wisconsin counties the $3 million they’re owed for conducting election recounts

A committee that’s part of the Republican-led state legislature in Wisconsin is refusing to pay two Wisconsin counties the $US3 million they’re owed for conducting election vote recounts, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It is unclear why these unnamed Republicans are withholding the money. Residents in Dane and Milwaukee […]
Republican legislators are refusing to pay two Wisconsin counties the $3 million they’re owed for conducting election recounts
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Georgia voting manager says he now has ‘police protection’ to guard against threats caused by Trump’s election disinformation

Gabriel Sterling, voting system implementation manager under the Georgia secretary of state, said he fears threats from Trump supporters who are emboldened by the president’s unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in the state. Sterling has police protection to guard against any potential threats to his or his family’s safety that […]
Georgia voting manager says he now has ‘police protection’ to guard against threats caused by Trump’s election disinformation
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Trump said world leaders complained to him about the election results — but most of them have already congratulated Biden

President Donald Trump suggested on Fox Business that several world leaders have supported his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. Neither Trump nor the White House offered any evidence of such conversations. Numerous world leaders have congratulated and recognised Joe Biden as the president-elect, almost immediately after the race was called […]
Trump said world leaders complained to him about the election results — but most of them have already congratulated Biden
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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly signed off on a Facebook algorithm change that favoured established news sites and made feeds ‘nicer’ after the election

In the days after the US election, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg signed off on an algorithm change to the platform’s news feed in an effort to fight misinformation, the New York Times reports. The change meant established news sites were promoted, while content from more engaged, partisan sites was demoted. […]
Mark Zuckerberg reportedly signed off on a Facebook algorithm change that favoured established news sites and made feeds ‘nicer’ after the election
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The Biden administration will be hit with multiple crises from the get-go

Once President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated in January, he will have to respond to multiple crises defining the state of the US right now. Experts told Business Insider those crises include the coronavirus pandemic, racial inequality, and a rocky economy. Biden will also have to think about how to restructure […]
The Biden administration will be hit with multiple crises from the get-go
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The White House press secretary said more than 1 million attended a demonstration in support of Trump, but it was more likely thousands

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany significantly exaggerated the number of people who attended a protest in Washington, DC, in support of President Donald Trump. McEnany said “more than one MILLION” people attended the “Million MAGA March” on Saturday. It’s unclear exactly how many people attended, but news organisations have […]
The White House press secretary said more than 1 million attended a demonstration in support of Trump, but it was more likely thousands
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Kellyanne Conway and Donald Trump said they won by a ‘landslide’ with 306 Electoral College votes in 2016. Now that Biden has 306, they’re crying foul.

Several White House officials have long touted President Donald Trump’s 306 Electoral College votes in 2016 as a “landslide” victory. Trump himself has repeatedly referred to it as a “landslide” over the years. But now that President-elect Joe Biden has secured 306 electoral votes, none of them are congratulating him. […]
Kellyanne Conway and Donald Trump said they won by a ‘landslide’ with 306 Electoral College votes in 2016. Now that Biden has 306, they’re crying foul.