Over phone, Trump tells Pennsylvania hearing U.S. election must be ‘turned around’ – National

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday baselessly claimed anew that he had won the election and uttered repeated falsehoods when he called into an event held by Pennsylvania Republicans to investigate unproven allegations of voter fraud. “This was an election that we won easily. We won it by a lot,” Trump declared to the group gathered […]

Michigan Republicans say election laws will be followed after extraordinary Trump meeting – National

U.S. President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory as criticism mounted that his futile efforts to subvert the results of the 2020 election could do long-lasting damage to democratic traditions. Trump summoned a delegation of Republican lawmakers […]

Sanders, Warren’s hopes for Biden cabinet positions run into tough political reality – National

U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, leaders of the Democratic Party’s left wing, are at risk of being excluded from the senior ranks of President-elect Joe Biden’s administration as the incoming president balances the demands of his party’s progressive base against the political realities of a narrowly divided Senate. The liberal New England […]

Trump asks judge to declare him winner of Pennsylvania in latest election challenge – National

U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign on Wednesday asked a judge to declare him the winner in Pennsylvania, saying the state’s Republican-controlled legislature should select the electors that will cast votes in the U.S. Electoral College system. In a court filing, the campaign asked U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann to consider issuing an order […]

Trump turns to blocking state certification of U.S. election results after court losses – National

Getting nowhere in the courts, U.S. President Donald Trump’s scattershot effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is shifting toward obscure election boards that certify the vote as Trump and his allies seek to upend the electoral process, sow chaos and perpetuate unsubstantiated doubts about the count. The battle is centred in the battleground […]

Georgia faces Wednesday night deadline to finish recount of U.S. election ballots – National

Election officials across Georgia are staring down a Wednesday deadline to complete a hand tally of the U.S. presidential race in the state. The hand recount of nearly 5 million votes stems from an audit required by a new state law and wasn’t in response to any suspected problems with the state’s results or […]

Giuliani returns to court, arguing Pennsylvania should block Biden election win – National

Rudy Giuliani, U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, returned to federal court Tuesday after a long hiatus to accuse Democrats in control of big cities of hatching a nationwide conspiracy to steal the election, even though no such evidence has emerged in the two weeks since Election Day. The court case is over the […]

Trump fires top U.S. security official for not backing false claims of election fraud – National

U.S. President Donald Trump fired his administration’s top cybersecurity official Tuesday for daring to repeatedly insist there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud or technical glitches in the presidential race. In a tweet, Trump said Christopher Krebs — director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) — has […]

Biden’s smooth transition in the hands of an obscure U.S. government agency

The head of an obscure federal agency that is holding up the presidential transition knew well before Election Day that she might soon have a messy situation on her hands. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, the man who was […]

Trump’s Pennsylvania election lawsuit goes ahead after judge denies request for delay – National

A hearing on the Trump campaign’s federal lawsuit seeking to prevent Pennsylvania officials from certifying the vote results remains on track for Tuesday after a judge quickly denied the campaign’s new lawyer’s request for a delay. U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew Brann told lawyers for Donald J. Trump for President Inc. and the counties […]