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Monday, December 09, 2019

Trump Called Michigan GOP Leader On 2020 Election Audit, Co-Chair Says

LANSING, Mich. — Former President Donald Trump called Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser about a potential audit of the state's 2020 election, the party's co-chairwoman, Meshawn Maddock, divulged at a GOP meeting over the weekend. Maddock made the comments at the 14th Congressional District Republican Committee's picnic in Grosse Pointe Park on Sunday, according to a recording obtained by The Detroit News. The remarks indicate high-level consideration of an election audit quietly continues within the party 10 months after the November vote, and the former president has gotten involv...

Fifteen States Sue Over Trump-Era Delay On Auto Fuel Standards

WASHINGTON — Fifteen states led by New York sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Tuesday over the agency's decision, under former President Donald Trump, to delay fee increases for automakers who fail to meet fuel economy standards. The states petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reverse the Trump-era rule, which was put into place just a week before President Joe Biden was sworn into office. Under the new rule, increased fines will not be applied through model year 2022. Other states named in the lawsuit include California, Illinois, New Jersey, Ma...