After the recount ended in Milwaukee County on Friday, Mr Biden won an additional 257 votes against Donald Trump’s 125, giving the president-elect a net gain of 132 votes.
The new look at the ballots came after Mr. Trump lost Wisconsin to Mr. Biden by more than 20,000 votes. A recount in a second county, Dane County, is expected to end on Sunday.
It came as the United States surpassed 13 million confirmed cases of coronavirus on Friday. More than a quarter of a million people have died – by far the highest total of any other country.
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Trump loses Pennsylvania ‘voter fraud’ appeal in dazzling judge ruling
A blow to Donald Trump’s legal campaign to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election, a federal appeals court dismissed his emergency appeal in a lawsuit in Pennsylvania.
The 3-0 rejection in the case, seeking another attempt to overturn Pennsylvania’s results after a lower court dismissed the lawsuit last week, is another loss in the Trump campaign’s attempt to undermine the victory for President-elect Joe Biden.
Mr. Biden won the state by about 80,000 votes, according to the Pennsylvania Secretary of State’s office.
Tom Embury-Dennis28 November 2020 10:25
Trump promotes election disinformation in Pennsylvania
Donald Trump’s latest tweet, posted shortly after midnight, promoted blatant false statements about the Pennsylvania election.
According to Senator Doug Mastriano, the figure of 1,823,148 ballots indicates that Pennsylvania reported the shipment actually matches the number of registered Democrats who had requested ballots in the mail before Oct. 19.
He ignored registered Republicans or independents who also did.
In addition, October 19 was more than a week before the deadline for requesting postal ballots.
These votes were not “created out of thin air,” and all available evidence shows that Mr. Trump in fact lost Pennsylvania.
Tom Embury-Dennis28 November 2020 10:05
Trump appears to be reneging on his promise to leave the White House
Donald Trump appears to have already backed down on his promise to leave the White House if Joe Biden wins the Electoral College in December.
On Thursday, Mr. Trump said he would leave the White House if Mr. Biden beat him in the Electoral College. On Friday, he reneged on the pledge and added a number of additional conditions Mr Biden would need to meet to ensure the president’s peaceful exit from the White House.
Mr Trump’s tweet repeated unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud.
Tom Embury-DennisNovember 28, 2020 9:35 AM
Trump plays golf as US hits 13 million coronavirus cases
Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News White House correspondent, posted footage of Donald Trump playing golf.
According to Ms O’Donnell, Mr Trump was then picked up from his private club by Marine One and transported directly to Camp David.
Mr. Trump, who has regularly assaulted President Barack Obama for playing golf during his tenure, was played on Friday despite an ongoing health crisis that has just seen the United States strike its 13 millionth case of coronavirus.
Tom Embury-DennisNovember 28, 2020 9:18 AM
Former CIA boss says Ted Cruz is ‘unworthy’ of Texas in Iran murder dispute
Former CIA Director John Brennan called Senator Ted Cruz “unworthy of representing the good people of Texas” as the two argued online over the murder of an Iranian scientist known to lead the the country’s secret nuclear program
The Republican senator, who has long opposed the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal and called for a tough stance on the country, accused the former intelligence official of siding with him Iranian fanatics after condemning the roadside ambush of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the main Iranian nuclear official. scientist, who, according to American and Israeli intelligence, is behind a secret program to design an atomic warhead.
The former CIA boss lamented that the assassination, apparently linked to Israel, triggers regional instability and warned that “Iranian leaders would do well to wait for responsible American leadership to return to the world stage.” presumably a reference to the elected president. Joe Biden, whom he publicly supported.
Tom Embury-Dennis28 November 2020 09:00
Wisconsin County recount requested by Trump sees Biden win
A recount in Wisconsin’s largest county called for by President Donald Trump’s election campaign ended on Friday with President-elect Joe Biden winning votes.
After the recount in Milwaukee County, Biden recorded a net gain of 132 votes, out of nearly 460,000 votes. In total, Biden won 257 votes to 125 for Trump.
Mr. Trump’s campaign had demanded recounts in two of Wisconsin’s most populous and Democratic-leaning counties, after losing Wisconsin to Mr. Biden by more than 20,000 votes. The two recounts will cost the Trump campaign $ 3 million. Dane County is expected to complete its recount on Sunday.
Overall, Mr. Biden won the U.S. presidential election on November 3 with 306 electoral college votes – far more than the 270 needed for victory – against Trump’s 232. Mr. Biden also leads the popular vote count by more than six million votes.
After the recount was completed, Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said, “The recount demonstrates what we already know: that elections in Milwaukee County are fair, transparent, accurate and secure.”
The Trump campaign is still expected to mount a legal challenge to the overall outcome in Wisconsin, but time is running out. The state must certify its presidential result on Tuesday.
Tom Embury-DennisNovember 28, 2020 8:46 AM
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