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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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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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Discussion: The Daily Beast, Breitbart and RedState
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 …
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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.
Discussion: Business Insider, Axios and Raw Story
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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: Bloomberg
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
G20 Meets On Coronavirus As Trump Makes 298th Golf Trip Of Presidency  —  After a brief appearance at the G20's virtual leadership summit on Saturday morning, President Donald Trump departed the White House for his golf resort in Virginia as the summit held a meeting focused on the coronavirus pandemic.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Lauren Aratani / The Guardian:
Trump skips G20 pandemic event to visit golf club as virus ravages US
Discussion: Raw Story
The Guardian:
Trump tells G20 leaders he wants to work with them ‘for a long time’
Discussion: Bloomberg, Mother Jones and Slate
Associated Press:
Trump team requests recount of Georgia presidential vote  —  President Donald Trump's legal team said Saturday that his campaign has requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race after results showed Democrat Joe Biden winning the state.  —  Republican Secretary …
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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: WWLP-TV and Business Insider
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
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 Trump …
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Olivia Rubin / ABC News:
Black Detroit voters sue Trump campaign over effort to invalidate election results
Discussion: Fox News and Reuters
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.
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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Nick Wadhams / Bloomberg:
Pompeo Trolls Critics in Long Goodbye as He Looks to His Future  — A 10-day swing angers Turkey's leaders, befuddles the French  — Secretary of state is seen as harboring presidential ambitions  —  By the time Secretary of State Michael Pompeo was wrapping up a 10-day swing through Europe …
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.
 
 
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