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8:35 AM ET, November 22, 2020


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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
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
Jeremy Roebuck / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Judge dismisses Trump's last Pennsylvania lawsuit capable of significantly disrupting election results
Discussion: Breitbart, The Daily Beast 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 …
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
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
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
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 …
Brad Raffensperger / Washington Post:
Georgia's election results are sound
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
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 …
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 …
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.
Washington Examiner:
Obama can't credibly racialize his party's failures  —  Former President Barack Obama continues to believe the world revolves around him.  —  In his new book, among other fanciful claims, he argues that the election of a black man shocked a thoroughly racist country and prompted it to react …
Liz Peek / The Hill:
Hispanics shock Democrats in deep blue California  —  Hispanics in California sent a strong message to Democrats: Help not wanted here.  —  One of the biggest hiccups in the recent election was the emphatic 14-point defeat of Proposition 16 in deep blue California.
Amy Davidson Sorkin / New Yorker:
Biden's Covid-19 Mission  —  As Donald Trump continues to find new ways to make things worse, Joe Biden is preparing to take immediate action on an escalating crisis.  —  The passage of time, in this pandemic, has been a hard thing to gauge.  To take one example, the phase III trials of covid-19 vaccines …
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 …
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Coral Davenport / New York Times:
A Push Emerges for the First Native American Interior Secretary
Andrew Cain / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Chase says Virginia Democrats ‘hate white people’ and want Richmond registrar out because she's white
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.
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
The Pa. county that explains how Biden won big while other Democrats struggled
Terrence McCoy / Washington Post:
Bolsonaro ran against corruption. Now, he'll have to find another slogan.
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Biden Considering Lisa Monaco, Sally Yates For Attorney General
Discussion: The Hill
Patricia Mazzei / New York Times:
How Hispanic Voters Swung Miami Right
Christina Maxouris / CNN:
US coronavirus cases top 12 million. An expert says spread is now ‘faster’ and ‘broader’ than ever
Democracy Docket:
Pennsylvania VBM Certification Challenge
Discussion: Law & Crime and Raw Story
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Trump Appointee Unconstitutionally Interfered With VOA, Judge Rules
New York Times:
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