Category: US Election 2020

Republican Senator says Trump must ‘put country first’ and concede to Biden

Senator Lamar Alexander says Donald Trump should concede and congratulate Joe Biden.

Alexander also argued that “the president’s conduct, his behaviour, plus the difficulty of governing the country during a pandemic, are the two reasons that he will have lost on Monday if the electors vote for Biden.” While some high-profile Republicans like Alexander have criticised the president’s behaviour since losing the election, many have stood by the president, including more than 60 per cent of House Republicans who supported Trump’s most recent failed effort at the Supreme Court.

Republican Senator says Trump must ‘put country first’ and concede to Biden

McConnell Is Doing a Really Good Job of Completely Wrecking the Economy for Biden Presidency | The Smirking Chimp

If this is Democracy then there is no future for it

That’s the death spiral McConnell seems to be egging on. A destroyed economy will hurt Joe Biden’s presidency. It might help Republican prospects in 2022 and 2024. That’s all that matters to the Grim Reaper.

McConnell Is Doing a Really Good Job of Completely Wrecking the Economy for Biden Presidency | The Smirking Chimp

Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Authoritarian Bid To Hijack The Presidency | HuffPost Australia

“Texas’s effort to get this Court to pick the next President has no basis in law or fact. The Court should not abide this seditious abuse of the judicial process, and should send a clear and unmistakable signal that such abuse must never be replicated,” Pennsylvania’s brief stated.

Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Authoritarian Bid To Hijack The Presidency | HuffPost Australia

Why Were MI Legislators Drinking $800 Champagne At Trump’s Hotel? | Crooks and Liars

Why Were MI Legislators Drinking $800 Champagne At Trump's Hotel?

What the heck were Michigan’s top Republican legislators celebrating at Trump’s D.C. hotel last night, after claiming they would not interfere with the state’s election certification? And who paid for the $800 champagne they drank?

Why Were MI Legislators Drinking $800 Champagne At Trump’s Hotel? | Crooks and Liars

2020 US elections: Officials dismiss Donald Trump’s fraud claims, say polls most secure in history

‘Most secure election in American history’: US officials dismiss Donald Trump’s fraud claims

Federal officials in the United States on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s claims of fraud in the 2020 elections, and said that the polls were the “most secure in American history”.

2020 US elections: Officials dismiss Donald Trump’s fraud claims, say polls most secure in history

Election 2020: Could the electoral college keep Trump in the White House?

The president is not elected by the people; that power is held by the electoral college. And if its electors decide to go rogue, there’s not much anyone can do.

Election 2020: Could the electoral college keep Trump in the White House?

US election: People voted Republican — just not for Trump, GOP official says | The Independent

The Republican attorney general for Arizona has defended the election process in the state against criticism from the president, saying that people voted for “Republicans down-ballot, but they didn’t vote for President Trump”.

US election: People voted Republican — just not for Trump, GOP official says | The Independent

US election results 2020: patchwork election system could learn from Australia

US President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden at Veterans Day ceremonies on Wednesday.

Donald Trump, refusing to accept the result as he mounts a series of legal challenges in a bid to retain power. And somewhere in between is a hot mess over election integrity: from conspiracy theories about dead people casting votes en masse, to claims and counterclaims of officials rigging ballots to manipulate the outcome.

US election results 2020: patchwork election system could learn from Australia

Pompeo: “There Will Be a Smooth Transition to a Second Trump Administration” – Mother Jones

Bunkered in the White House Trump is counting heads of departments loyal to him sacking those that might not be SCOTUS, DOJ, DEFENCE. If it looks as if he’s preparing for a coup and his Secretary of State is joking about it why shouldn’t we believe on is taking place in the USA in 2020?

Joe Biden won the presidential election decisively, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seems intent on denying that reality. When asked Tuesday at a press conference about engaging with the Biden transition team, Pompeo assured reporters that “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”

Pompeo: “There Will Be a Smooth Transition to a Second Trump Administration” – Mother Jones

Even if Biden has a likely win, leading a deeply divided nation will be difficult

Trump has already sent out a fundraising appeal for money to “FIGHT BACK”, and has signalled he will pursue appeals all the way to the Supreme Court.

Even if Biden has a likely win, leading a deeply divided nation will be difficult

Fact check US: Is the US economy recovering, as Donald Trump claims?

Attendees at an event for Donald Trump on August 17, 2020.

The upward trend started with Obama/Biden and lasted 7 years Trump piggy backed on 4. (ODT)

The economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic brought an abrupt end to the longest economic expansion in US history – 128 months of growth, eight more than the previous record, between the Cold War and 9/11. If the recovery is slow and uneven – and data indicate that that may well be the case – it could profoundly damage the president’s chances of reelection.

Fact check US: Is the US economy recovering, as Donald Trump claims?

Joe Biden is tipped to win the US presidential election, but polling is never as simple as it seems – ABC News

A composite image of Donald Trump and Joe Biden Polls highly favour Joe Biden to win the US presidential election.

These polls are not just abstract information. By telling prospective voters who is the most likely to win, can they influence the result of the election by playing a role in the voters’ decision? The evidence says yes, and it most likely favours Biden.

In theory, you could imagine two possible effects of polls. First, a momentum effect. Second, an underdog effect.

Source: Joe Biden is tipped to win the US presidential election, but polling is never as simple as it seems – ABC News

Trusted Demonologies: US Electoral Interference, the Proud Boys and Iran – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Iran, Russia and electoral interference. It is all part of the delicious mess that any observer of US politics has come to expect. Were the US body politic capable of being examined on the clinician’s couch, historical fears, psychic disturbances, and a range of unsettling syndromes would be identified. The issue of electoral interference would certainly be at the fore; it would also be fitting that a state so indifferent to the electoral sovereignty of others would now find itself constantly fearing large return servings.

Trusted Demonologies: US Electoral Interference, the Proud Boys and Iran – » The Australian Independent Media Network