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Nevada Data Expert Debunks Trump’s Election Fraud Claims

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Nevada is among the battleground states where supporters of President Donald Trump have concocted a narrative that President-elect Joe Biden's victory was due to widespread fraud. In the hope of making their case, Trump supporters asked Rex Briggs — a Nevada resident who specializes in data analysis — to investigate that state's election returns.

But when Briggs conducted an investigation as they requested, their claims fell apart. He ended up debunking their arguments, rather than finding proof for them. This should be no surprise, of course. Not only are the pro-Trump claims of election fraud made without credible evidence, but they're also made so wildly and out of proportion with reality that there's no indication the people making such allegations care about the truth at all.

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Critics Shred Sen. Paul After He Claims Election Was ‘Stolen’

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

During a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and fellow Republican Christopher Krebs — who formerly led a cybersecurity office at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — expressed very different views on the security of the 2020 presidential election. Krebs, during his testimony, emphasized that the election was quite secure, while Paul echoed the baseless claims of widespread voter fraud that President Donald Trump's campaign and legal team have been promoting. And Paul's comments are getting a lot of reactions on Twitter.

Paul told Krebs and senators on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, "If you're saying that it's the safest election based on no dead people voted…. no people broke the absentee rules, I think that's false. And I think that's what's upset a lot of people on our side — is that they're taking your statement to mean, 'Oh well, there was no problems in the elections.' I don't think that you've examined any of the problems that we've heard here."

Paul insisted, "The fraud happened. The election, in many ways, was stolen."

When Fox News' Laura Ingraham tweeted Paul's remarks, former Rep. Joe Walsh — a Never Trump conservative — posted:


Here's what other Twitter users have had to say in response to Paul's comments:











17 States Support Texas Attempt To Nullify Millions Of Votes In Supreme Court Appeal

Republican attorneys general from 17 states Donald Trump won in the 2020 presidential election filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Wednesday backing up a lawsuit submitted the previous day by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton seeking to overturn Trump's loss in four states.

In the amicus brief, a filing voicing support for a case, the 17 states said the Texas lawsuit raises "raises constitutional questions of great public importance that warrant this Court's review."

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Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Trump Effort To Overturn Pennsylvania Election Result

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

Remember how Donald Trump specifically picked Amy Coney Barrett so he would have a friend on the Supreme Court to make sure he "won" the election? So much for that. With absolutely zero dissents, the court said, basically: "Nope, we're not going to nullify the vote in Pennsylvania for you."


Officially, the court said, "The application for injunctive relief presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied," but same difference. Either way, Trump is still a big loser. To put the cherry and the icing on top: This was his 50th loss in court.

'Craziest’: Texas Attorney General Urges Supreme Court To Overturn Election

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to block four states in which Joe Biden beat Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election from certifying their election results.

The suit, State of Texas v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of Georgia, State of Michigan, and State of Wisconsin, also asks the court to require those states to hold entirely new elections — a move to try to buy time for Trump to come up with a way to steal the 2020 election that he lost in a "landslide."

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Even Kellyanne Now Admits Biden ‘Will Prevail’ — A Month Too Late

Kellyanne Conway, former senior aide to Donald Trump, admitted on Friday that "it looks like" President-elect Joe Biden has won the election.

"If you look at the vote totals in the Electoral College tally, it looks like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will prevail," Conway told a conference held by the publication The 19th.

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WATCH: Trump Appears In Bizarre Facebook Video Insisting He Won

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Donald Trump on Wednesday posted a rambling, 46-minute-long video to Facebook in which he asserted that he won the 2020 presidential election, which he did not do.

Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. Biden received over 81 million votes, the most garnered by a presidential candidate in American history and nearly 7 million more than Trump received.

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How Will Trump Finally Escape His Embarrassing Defeat?

As I write, it's impossible to guess how this sitcom ends. Boss Trump's comic opera coup attempt has clearly failed, as even Emily Murphy, the hapless head of the General Services Administration was forced to concede. Once Pennsylvania and Michigan certified that Trump had lost both states, she really had no choice. The formal transition to Joe Biden's presidency has begun.

President Putin will be disappointed. Discrediting democracy is Job One for the Russian dictator. Peddling phony claims about voter fraud and election rigging is right out of the Kremlin playbook. It's become unfashionable to say so, but that's the biggest reason Putin invested in Trump to begin with.

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