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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 …
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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.
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 …
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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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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
Discussion: WWLP-TV and Business Insider
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: Mother Jones and Raw Story
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.
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
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The disinformation system that Trump unleashed will outlast him.  Here's what reality-based journalists must do about it.  —  President Trump didn't create the media cesspool that he'll bequeath to a troubled nation.  He just made it exponentially worse — not only with his own constant lies …
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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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.  —  Joe Biden spent months of his presidential campaign safely ensconced in his basement, communicating to the country via a television camera.
American Greatness:
Waiting for Sidney  —  The pressure to make these allegations disappear is enormous.  Where is the evidence? … Lawyers as well as front-line election canvassers working for Trump campaign have been doxxed, harassed, threatened. … Many big claims have been made, and not only by Sidney Powell.
Thomas Wright / The Atlantic:
Biden Must Chart a Bold Path in His Foreign Policy  —  For 18 months, Joe Biden was able to contrast his foreign policy with Donald Trump's by painting in broad brushstrokes.  He was in favor of alliances; Trump was opposed to them.  He believed in American leadership in the world …
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 …
New York Times:
How Trump Hopes to Use Party Machinery to Retain Control of the G.O.P.  —  Ronna McDaniel, a close ally of President Trump, wants to remain head of the Republican National Committee, worrying party members who believe the president will try to use the group to keep control of the G.O.P.
Discussion: NPR, Raw Story and emptywheel
 
 
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Democracy Docket:
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