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Georgia reports more than 940,000 absentee ballot requests for Senate runoff

Georgia reports more than 940,000 absentee ballot requests for Senate runoff

More than 940,000 mail-in ballots have been requested in Georgia for the January 5 runoff election that will decide which party controls the Senate, Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting systems implementation manager, said Monday. That includes 604,255 people who are eligible to receive mail-in ballots automatically, according to Sterling. For comparison, 1,322,529 absentee ballots were…MORE

Justice Department releases Trump’s pardon of Flynn and asks court for dismissal

Justice Department releases Trump’s pardon of Flynn and asks court for dismissal

The Justice Department on Monday released a copy of President Donald Trump’s pardon of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and formally asked a federal court to dismiss the case against him. Trump’s pardon, announced last week, appears to clear Flynn from the crimes he’s admitted to and all possible prosecutions in the future that…MORE

READ: Trump’s pardon of Michael Flynn

READ: Trump’s pardon of Michael Flynn

The Justice Department on Monday released a copy of President Donald Trump’s pardon last week of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read the pardon here: Executive Grant of Clemency Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING: BE IT KNOWN, THAT THIS DAY,…MORE

Wisconsin governor certifies state’s electoral votes for Biden

Wisconsin governor certifies state’s electoral votes for Biden

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday formally certified Joe Biden’s victory, signing the paperwork to award the state’s 10 electoral votes to the President-elect after a recount in Wisconsin’s two most populous counties. “Today I carried out my duty to certify the November 3rd election, and as required by state and federal law, I’ve signed…MORE

Fact-checking Trump’s falsehood-filled weekend

President Donald Trump was relatively quiet over the Thanksgiving holiday. But by Friday he was back to lighting up Twitter with a range of false claims about the 2020 presidential election. From Friday evening to Sunday evening, Trump tweeted and retweeted more than a dozen claims of election fraud, 14 of which were flagged by…MORE

Judge postpones Rudy Giuliani associates’ trial because of backlog from Covid-19

Judge postpones Rudy Giuliani associates’ trial because of backlog from Covid-19

A federal judge postponed the trial for Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman citing the backlog of criminal trials as courts grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. “We’re almost certainly not going to get on the calendar for March 1 given the number of detained defendant trials, which take priority,” said Judge Paul Oetken…MORE

Millions may be getting shortchanged on unemployment benefits, GAO finds

Millions may be getting shortchanged on unemployment benefits, GAO finds

Millions of jobless people may not be receiving the full payments they are owed, a government watchdog report released Monday found. Also, the weekly Department of Labor report on unemployment claims is not providing an accurate estimate of the number of Americans claiming benefits during the pandemic, according to the US Government Accountability Office. That’s…MORE

Georgia Republican officials reject Trump’s calls to overturn election results

Georgia Republican officials reject Trump’s calls to overturn election results

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, both Republicans, on Monday rebuffed President Donald Trump’s calls to overturn the state’s election results more than a week after they certified Joe Biden as the winner. The statements by the two officials amount to an unusual public rejection of Trump, who continues to exert…MORE

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