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Rick Hasen / Election Law Blog:
Breaking: In Total Loss for Trump Campaign in Its Most Major Remaining Election Case, Federal Court in Pennsylvania Dismisses Case and Denies Motion to File Amended Complaint [link to opinion]  —  [This post is in progress]  —  In a total loss the the Trump campaign, a federal district court …
Discussion: NPR
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Jon Swaine / Washington Post:
In scathing opinion, federal judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania  —  A lawsuit brought by President Trump's campaign that sought to block the certification of Pennsylvania's election results was dismissed by a federal judge on Saturday evening.
Senator Pat Toomey:
Release: Toomey Statement on PA Federal Court Decision, Congratulates President-elect Biden  —  Allentown, Pa. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement after Judge Matthew Brann's decision to dismiss the Trump campaign's lawsuit challenging the election results in Pennsylvania:
Discussion: Business Insider and BuzzFeed News
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
After Horror Show Hearing, Judge Throws Out Giuliani and Trump's Bid to ‘Disenfranchise Almost Seven Million’ Pa. Voters  —  The Trump campaign cannot block certification of Pennsylvania's election results, which made Joe Biden President-elect of the United States, based on nothing more than …
Discussion: Mediaite and Axios
Audrey McNamara / CBS News:
Trump campaign again seeks to stop certification of Pennsylvania's election results  —  The Trump campaign on Saturday filed a new brief in one of their numerous federal court cases in Pennsylvania.  The brief rehashes claims that the campaign appeared to abandon earlier this week.
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Judge Dismisses Trump Lawsuit Seeking to Delay Certification in Pennsylvania  —  In a scathing order, a federal judge rejected the Trump campaign's claim of widespread improprieties with mail-in ballots, removing a major legal hurdle to certifying Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s victory there.
Discussion: Breitbart and Business Insider
Mark Scolforo / Associated Press:
Judge throws out Trump bid to stop PA vote certification  —  Pennsylvania officials can certify election results that currently show Democrat Joe Biden winning the state by more than 80,000 votes, a federal judge ruled Saturday, dealing President Donald Trump's campaign another blow in its effort to invalidate the election.
Jeremy Roebuck / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Judge dismisses Trump's last Pennsylvania lawsuit capable of significantly disrupting election results  —  With a withering opinion, a federal judge on Saturday threw out President Donald Trump's last remaining legal challenge seeking to invalidate Pennsylvania's election results …
ABC News:   Federal judge rejects Trump campaign's Pa. lawsuit with prejudice, saying it lacks factual proof
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Breaking: Loeffler self-isolating after positive, then inconclusive, coronavirus tests  —  U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler's campaign said Saturday she is self-isolating after she tested positive for the coronavirus and later received an inconclusive result.  —  It's not clear how the diagnosis …
Detroit Free Press:
Trump tweets undermine Michigan leaders; images show Chatfield drinking at Trump hotel  —  Dave Boucher Clara HendricksonDetroit Free Press  —  Public skepticism that Michigan's Republican legislative leaders focused on COVID-19 assistance during a Friday meeting with President Donald …
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Susan Edelman / New York Post:
Secret plans helped Brooklyn synagogue pull off massive, maskless wedding  —  A Hasidic synagogue in Brooklyn planned the wedding of a chief rabbi's grandson with such secrecy it was able to host thousands of maskless celebrants without the city catching on.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump privately plots his next act — including a potential 2024 run  —  President Trump would have the world falsely believe that he won the election and is preparing for a second term.  —  In private huddles and phone conversations, however, Trump has been discussing an entirely different next act: another presidential run in 2024.
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Tom LoBianco / Business Insider:
Trump's 2024 plans have frozen the field for other likely Republican candidates.  Breaking away from him could risk an early campaign-sinking rage tweet, GOP insiders say.
Discussion: New York Times
US Food and Drug Administration:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Monoclonal Antibodies for Treatment of COVID-19  —  For Immediate Release:  —  Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for casirivimab and imdevimab to be administered together for the treatment …
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Michael Tarm / Associated Press:
Wisconsin officials: Trump observers obstructing recount  —  MILWAUKEE (AP) — Election officials in Wisconsin's largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of the presidential results, in some instances by objecting to every ballot tabulators pulled to count.
Lauren Aratani / The Guardian:
Trump skips G20 pandemic event to visit golf club as virus ravages US … Donald Trump skipped the G20 summit's “Pandemic Preparedness” event to visit one of his golf clubs on the same day that a record 195,500 new Covid-19 infections were reported in a 24-hour period in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins.
Discussion: Forbes, CNN and Raw Story
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Andrew Cain / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Chase says Virginia Democrats ‘hate white people’ and want Richmond registrar out because she's white  —  Sen. Amanda Chase, a Republican candidate for governor, says Virginia's Democratic Party hates white people and that the party is seeking the Richmond voter registrar's ouster because she is white.
Stephanie Beasley / Politico:
Liz Cheney: Trump should respect ‘the sanctity of our electoral process’  —  Liz Cheney on Saturday urged President Donald Trump to respect “the sanctity of our electoral process” if he cannot prove his voter fraud claims.  —  “America is governed by the rule of law,” the chair of the House Republican Conference said in a statement.
Catherine Sanz / ABC News:
Misinformation targeted Latino voters in the 2020 election  —  Misleading memes and videos went viral in some Latino communities.  —  Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.  —  Edgard Garrido/Reuters, FILE  —  As part of her work as a volunteer with Cubanos con Biden in Miami …
Discussion: Twitchy
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Culture wars fuel Trump's blue-collar Latino gains
Discussion: New York Times, TheBlaze and Dissent
Terrence McCoy / Washington Post:
Bolsonaro ran against corruption.  Now, he'll have to find another slogan.  —  RIO DE JANEIRO — It was a moment when, after so many scandals and broken promises, Brazil finally seemed on cusp of change.  —  The sprawling corruption probe known as Lava Jato had ensnared scores of politicians …
New York Times:
Designed to Deceive: Do These People Look Real to You?  —  There are now businesses that sell fake people.  On the website Generated.Photos, you can buy a “unique, worry-free” fake person for $2.99, or 1,000 people for $1,000.  If you just need a couple of fake people — for characters in a video game …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Trump Appointee Unconstitutionally Interfered With VOA, Judge Rules  —  Toggle more options  —  The chief executive over the Voice of America and its sister networks has acted unconstitutionally in investigating what he claimed was a deep-seated bias against President Trump by his own journalists, a federal judge has ruled.
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Presidential Transition Live Updates: Trump Returns to Golf Course as World Leaders Discuss Pandemic  —  President Trump briefly met with the Group of 20 on Saturday after facing two setbacks in his attempt to undo election results in Michigan and Georgia.  The Trump administration has scheduled …
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
The Pa. county that explains how Biden won big while other Democrats struggled  —  The blue wave sputtered ashore at the intersection of Routes 30 and 100, in the heart of Exton, Pa., a suburb 30 miles west of Philadelphia.  —  That intersection, at the heart of the wealthy and thriving Chester County …
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Biden Considering Lisa Monaco, Sally Yates For Attorney General  — President-elect has goal of having women at highest levels  — Yates gained notoriety when she defied Trump and was fired  —  The Biden transition team is weighing attorney general contenders led by Lisa Monaco …
Discussion: NBC Chicago
Brad Raffensperger / Washington Post:
Georgia's election results are sound  —  Brad Raffensperger is Georgia's secretary of state.  —  Georgia's elections have received a lot of unfair and unwarranted criticism over the past two years, much of it spurred by disinformation.  The successful November election and the smooth hand recount have proved our critics wrong.
Discussion: Associated Press
 
 
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Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Joe Biden spent much of the general election in his basement. Now, he and his aides ponder a very public inauguration.
Discussion: Fox News
Zeynep / Insight:
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
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Justice Dept. meets Trump, Giuliani vote-fraud claims with silent skepticism
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