Donald Trump continues to fight against his defeat. Nevertheless, voters will vote across the country. Joe Biden’s move to the White House is a big step closer. All information in the news blog.
The US presidential election has been decided. Democrat challenger Joe Biden has defeated incumbent Donald Trump. Trump doesn’t want to recognize the election so far – even though he has at least initiated the handover now. Nonetheless, the still-president continues to advance and sue paperless allegations of fraud.
US voters vote for presidents
The 538 US electorate will vote on behalf of the people on the future US president on Monday. They vote at the meetings in their respective states according to the results of the election there on November 3. In the vast majority of states, the winner gets all the votes from the local voters. According to certified results, Democrat Joe Biden has 306 voters and 232 incumbent Republican Donald Trump. The result will not be officially announced in Congress until January 6.
Each voter will receive their own ballot paper, which will be sent, including a signature, to Vice President Mike Pence in his capacity as President of the United States Senate. Copies are sent to the secretary of state, the president of the district where voters meet, and the U.S. National Archives in Washington.
Voters’ voting is usually a formality. Incumbent Republican Trump doubts Biden’s election victory and refuses to admit defeat. The Trump camp has failed with dozens of lawsuits against the election results, most recently before the Supreme Court. Biden will be sworn in in Washington on January 20.
Trump announces defense budget veto despite a large majority in Congress
US President Donald Trump has confirmed his right of veto over the defense budget adopted by Congress. The largest beneficiary of the new budget is China, Trump wrote in the online service Twitter on Sunday. “I will use my veto.” Congress has passed by a large majority the defense budget, which is also intended to block the planned withdrawal of troops from Germany. After the House of Representatives, the conservatively controlled Senate also voted in favor of the law on Friday. In both cases a two-thirds majority was clearly exceeded.
Trump had already threatened to veto the law before the vote, partly because his plans for the withdrawal of American soldiers from Germany and Afghanistan are being thwarted. Another reason is the dispute over a protection mechanism that has been in place for years that protects online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter from liability for publications by their users.
A presidential veto could be overruled by a two-thirds majority in either house of Congress. It is true that about two-thirds majorities were formed in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that such a majority would get back together in the event of a vote to override a Trump veto.
Donald Trump Supporters Demonstrate Against Election Results: Thousands marched through Washington D.C. on Saturday (Source: Stephanie Keith / Getty Images)
Thousands of Trump supporters demonstrate against the election results
Supporters of elected US President Donald Trump again demonstrated against the election results in Washington on Saturday. US media reported that thousands of protesters had gathered in the center of the US capital. Nearly a month ago, thousands of protesters in Washington demonstrated for Trump.
The Republican lost the November 3 election to Joe Biden, a Democrat. Trump sees himself robbed of his victory by electoral fraud and does not admit defeat. Trump camp lawyers have so far provided no evidence of mass fraud. Dozens of lawsuits were unsuccessful. Biden will be sworn in in Washington on January 20.
Trump calls Supreme Court ruling “outrageous miscarriage of justice”
Fighting against his election defeat, US President Donald Trump expressed his frustration at his setback at the Supreme Court in a series of angry tweets. The Republican wrote on Saturday, “This is a great and scandalous miscarriage of justice. The people of the United States have been betrayed and our country is embarrassed.” The incumbent president again claimed that he did not lose the election but won with a “landslide victory”. In fact, the election on November 3 was won by Democrat Joe Biden, who will be sworn in on January 20.
Trump sees himself robbed of his victory by electoral fraud. However, he has provided no evidence for this. The US Supreme Court on Friday night dismissed a case from the state of Texas against the results of the presidential election. Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton wanted to undo Biden’s victory. Trump announced he would continue to fight his defeat. “We just started fighting !!!” he wrote in capital letters.
Biden again promises that the US will return to the UN climate agreement
On the fifth anniversary of the UN climate deal in Paris, US President-elect Joe Biden has once again promised his country will return to the accord. “The United States will rejoin the Paris Agreement on the first day of my presidency,” Biden said Saturday at a digital climate summit without the US taking part.
Biden confirmed that he wanted to convene a climate summit for the major economic powers in the first 100 days of his term. His administration will tighten up U.S. climate goals and put the country on a path that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. Biden announced that he would listen to and work with young “activists”.
Biden will be sworn in on January 20. He succeeds US President Donald Trump, who withdrew the US from the Paris climate protection agreement. Biden has announced that former United States Secretary of State John Kerry will be appointed special envoy to the White House National Security Council. The future president wants the US to take global leadership in the fight against global warming.
The White House blackmailed the FDA chief
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has put tremendous pressure on FDA chief Stephan Hahn while approving the vaccine. Hahn must resign if he doesn’t allow US first vaccine on Friday night, reports “The Washington Post”. That threat came on the same day that US President Donald Trump tweeted that the FDA was “a big, old, slow turtle” in dealing with the vaccines.
Trump warned Hahn to “release those damn vaccines now.” He also wrote, “Stop playing games and start saving lives !!!” This prompted the FDA to approve the vaccine possibly before Friday night instead of Saturday morning. Trump had repeatedly exerted political pressure on the authority over the approval of corona vaccines and therapies in the past and was sharply criticized for this.
The US Congress approves the defense budget
Hahn reiterated the absolute priority of vaccine safety for approval. “I can assure you that no vaccine will be approved in the US that FDA personnel would not safely give to their own families.” Read more about it here.
Biden: highest number of corona deaths “tragic milestone”
Future US President Joe Biden has spoken of a “tragic milestone” in light of the highest number of deaths from coronavirus in the US within 24 hours. “More than 3,000 deaths in one day, the highest number of deaths in this pandemic,” Biden said Friday in Wilmington, Delaware. “That’s more deaths in one day than on 9/11 or Pearl Harbor.”
Biden was referring to the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington and to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in December 1941. Biden again called on the US Congress to end the months of tug-of-war and a new aid package to resolve the crisis.
For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic, the death toll in the United States exceeded 3,000 in one day. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, the number of new infections registered in recent days has exceeded 200,000. On Tuesday, Biden announced a 100-day program to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, which he plans to implement immediately after taking office on Jan. 20.
Donald Trump is against the defense budget legislative package and wants to use a right of veto. Despite this, Congress votes in favor by a large majority – a major setback for the Republican.
“New Nevada” and “New California” support the lawsuit against Trump
Among the supporters of the Texas lawsuit against the outcome of the US presidential election are two states that do not even exist. On Friday, “New Nevada” and “New California” also filed written arguments with the Washington Supreme Court in support of the lawsuit, which should give the election results in favor of Donald Trump. It remains to be seen if the Supreme Court will even accept the Texas lawsuit. Meanwhile, supporters and critics can express themselves as “friends of the court”. 126 Republican MPs in the House of Representatives, including minority leader Kevin McCarthy, are now among the supporters of the lawsuit.
“New Nevada” and “New California” are movements that have been around for a number of years and are based on the idea of separating some of the regions from the existing states. Challenger Joe Biden won the California and Nevada elections. California is already a known stronghold of Biden’s Democrats. Attorney Robert Thomas, who brought the letter of support, is one of the initiators of the “New Nevada” movement.
The decisive legal battle over the outcome of the presidential election has loomed over the case brought before the Supreme Court by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Trump has been claiming since the November 3 election that he was taken from victory by mass fraud in favor of Biden. Neither he nor his lawyers have provided convincing evidence. The Trump camp lost more than 50 lawsuits in different states.
Nonetheless, Paxton took four states directly to court on Monday. He argued that Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Michigan had constitutionally violated the election. Therefore, the results should not be taken into account there. Paxton justified this, among other things, by the fact that voters were not treated equally and decisions about organizing the vote were not taken by the state parliaments, as the constitution provides.
The White House gets a thorough cleaning for Biden
In view of the corona pandemic, the White House would be cleaned up much more thoroughly than usual if Donald Trump is handed over to Joe Biden. The plan is to disinfect all surfaces in the US president’s office, a White House representative told CNN. Completion is scheduled for January 20 next year.
Usually, the White House is thoroughly cleaned within hours of the official inauguration ceremony. This time, however, the carpets should include a thorough cleaning – if they are stored at all, as CNN reported Friday. The concrete planning lies with the GSA administrative body.
There have been multiple corona outbreaks in the White House in recent months. Trump, his wife Melania and numerous confidants and associates also fell ill with Covid-19 or tested positive. There are already stricter cleaning measures in public areas. Cleaning staff in protective suits with spray guns, among others, walk through the rooms. These procedures are likely to be extended to the residential area for the transfer, the White House employee said.
Biden and Harris have been named People of the Year by Time Magazine
Future US President Joe Biden (78) and future Vice President Kamala Harris (56) have been named People of the Year by Time magazine. Read more about it here.
All US states confirm the election results
All US states have confirmed the results of the US election. President-elect Joe Biden will unite 306 voters, incumbent President Donald Trump 232. To become president, a candidate needs at least 270 votes.
The next step towards Biden’s presidency is the December 14 election rally. On the same day, the results of the US election will be officially announced. The electorate then elects the new president and must adhere to the results of their respective state.
Either way, Trump continues his unsuccessful series of lawsuits against the election results. And Trump is also continuing his unproven rant against the supposedly bogus elections on Twitter – getting one warning after another.
Trump retweet: Chinese embassy speaks of hacker attack
According to the Beijing government, the Chinese embassy’s Twitter account in the US was hacked, resulting in the retweeting of a controversial message from US President Donald Trump. As so often in recent weeks, Trump claimed on Wednesday without any evidence that the Democrats had cheated in the November presidential election.
“If someone cheated in the election, which the Democrats did, why wouldn’t the election be immediately destroyed? How can a country be run like that?” Trump wrote. According to screenshots from Twitter users, this message was subsequently passed on by the Chinese Embassy in Washington. The message later made it clear that it was not own initiative.
The embassy account has been hacked before. “The Chinese embassy’s Twitter account was hacked this afternoon and we condemn such an act,” said a statement on Tweet. The embassy did not retweet that day.
Trump camp continues legal battle against election results
Despite the recent setback at the Supreme Court, Donald Trump’s camp continues its legal battle against his defeat in the presidential election. 17 Republican lawyers from the 50 US states in a petition to the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday (local time) declared that they support a Texas lawsuit in the Supreme Court. With this lawsuit, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is attempting to invalidate election results in the states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin. Trump challenger Joe Biden won there.
The four states were known as swing states, in which there was no clear majority for Republican Trump or Democrat Biden. All four states have already certified the results. It is uncertain whether the Supreme Court will even accept the lawsuit in Texas. Trump’s lawyers on Wednesday moved that the Supreme Court should consider the lawsuit. The Supreme Court only rejected a request for a warrant on Tuesday that the Trump camp wanted to quash the election results in Pennsylvania. The decision did not mention dissenting votes from the nine judges.
On Twitter, Trump thanked state attorneys who, along with their Texas counterpart, were campaigning “against the greatest electoral fraud in United States history.” Trump has been claiming since the November 3 election that the victory was stolen from him by mass Democratic fraud. So far neither he nor his lawyers have been able to provide convincing evidence. Lawsuits in several states have been dismissed in dozens of cases. Attorney General William Barr also said last week that he had no evidence of fraud to the extent that it would change the outcome.
Media: Biden wants to make China expert Tai the sales representative
According to media reports, future US President Joe Biden wants to make China expert Katherine Tai the US Trade Representative. Tai will succeed Robert Lightizer, the “New York Times” reported Wednesday (local time), citing circles familiar with the case. Tai would be the first representative of Asian descent and the fourth woman on Biden’s government team. In the event of an official nomination of Tai, the US Senate would have to approve the change.
A lawyer specializing in commercial law, Tai holds degrees from the elite universities of Yale and Harvard and is fluent in Mandarin. She is currently a member of the Finance and Tax Committee of the United States House of Representatives. From 2007 to 2014, she was employed by the US Trade Representative and was responsible for relations with China. Tai also impressed with her contribution to the new free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. MEPs from Biden’s Democrats and Republicans have recommended her for the position of trade representative, the Politico website reported.
Previous US President Donald Trump had started a trade dispute with China as part of his “America First” policy. Biden wants to keep trade relations with the People’s Republic unchanged for the first few months. As a commercial agent, Tai would face the customs dispute with the European Union over subsidies for the airline groups Airbus and Boeing, and other trade disputes over tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
Biden wants former competitor Buttigieg for ambassador posts in China
According to a media report, US President-elect Joe Biden is considering taking a senior ambassador position along with his former competitor Pete Buttigieg. Biden may have considered Buttigieg as an ambassador to China, Axios news website reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the case. Buttigieg, a war veteran, was previously in talks for the role of ambassador to the United Nations, but was passed over by Biden, according to the news page.
The 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, played a key role in Biden’s nomination as Democratic presidential candidate: Biden had been a party favorite for months, but then performed surprisingly poorly in the first primaries. He only broke through in South Carolina. Buttigieg, his direct rival in the fight for moderate voters’ votes, got out of the running for presidential candidacy and advised his supporters to vote for Biden. It paid off.
Biden plans 100 million corona vaccinations in 100 days
US President-elect Joe Biden announces 100 million corona vaccinations for the first 100 days of his tenure. The situation is likely to get worse before it gets better, he says. He couldn’t promise that the pandemic would end after 100 days, but it may well turn around. At the same time, he called on Congress to make more money available for the fight against the pathogen.
Trump won’t let go of lost election, not even on the ‘vaccine summit’
US President Donald Trump has also taken advantage of a White House “vaccine summit” to further spread his allegations of mass electoral fraud. The trigger was the question of why President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team was not invited to the meeting on the corona vaccination program on Tuesday. “Hopefully the next administration will be a Trump administration. Because you can’t steal hundreds of thousands of votes,” Trump reiterated his still baseless allegations, which had already been dismissed in more than four dozen lawsuits.
At the meeting, Trump praised his administration’s efforts to accelerate the development of vaccines against Covid-19. “By the spring, we will be in a position that no one a few months ago would have thought possible,” said the president. He signed a largely symbolic decree stating that corona vaccines from US supplies would not be made available to other countries until the Americans’ needs were met.
US Supreme Court dismisses complaint against Pennsylvania election results
Allies of US President Donald Trump have been defeated in the Supreme Court in an attempt to invalidate millions of Pennsylvanian votes. The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a motion by several Republicans to ban the state from formally recognizing Democrat Joe Biden’s victory. They had objected to amended postal voting laws. Read more here.
Texas goes to Supreme Court in Trump’s election dispute
In the United States, Donald Trump’s camp is now going to the Supreme Court after dozens of dismissed lawsuits to undo the result of the lost presidential election. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is indicting four other states. Read more about it here.
Former President Barack Obama sits next to General Lloyd Austin (archive photo): Austin is reportedly appointed as Secretary of Defense for Joe Biden. (Source: Reuters)
Media: Biden names former African-American general as Secretary of Defense
Future US President Joe Biden wants to appoint a black to the US Secretary of Defense for the first time, according to media reports with ex-General Lloyd Austin. The news site Politico and the broadcaster CNN reported local time on Monday evening. Austin, 67, was last Commander of the United States Armed Forces in the Middle East (Centcom) from 2013 until his retirement in 2016 and is therefore aware of the current bottlenecks. Centcom is responsible for US operations in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, among others. At the start of his more than 40-year career in the US military, Austin was initially deployed to Germany, according to Centcom.
Austin would need not only confirmation from the Senate, but an exemption from Congress, the US Parliament. According to the applicable regulations, there must be a minimum of seven years between active military service and an appointment as Minister of Defense. The background is that the Pentagon is run by a civilian. The first Secretary of Defense of the now-elected US President Donald Trump, ex-General James Mattis, received such a special permit in 2017. Mattis resigned in late 2018 after Trump announced that he would withdraw much of the US troops from Syria.
Austin was in command of US forces in Iraq from September 2010 to the end of 2011. Then US President Barack Obama – whose deputy was Biden – had explicitly praised Austin upon the general’s departure from active duty in the spring of 2016. Obama said at the time that Austin’s “wise judgment and unshakable leadership” had helped him as president. fight against the terrorist militia “Islamic State” (IS).
Trump compares US elections to votes in a ‘third world country’
US President Donald Trump has renewed his allegations of election fraud and compared the vote to that in a developing country. “The election was totally faked,” Trump said at a ceremony at the White House on Monday. “It’s a shame for our country, it’s like being in a third world country.” Republican Trump lost the November 3 election to Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
Trump continues to refuse to admit defeat. He sees himself being robbed of his victory by massive electoral fraud, but has not provided any evidence. Dozens of lawsuits brought by his attorneys have so far not changed the results in the major states. Attorney General William Barr said last week there was no evidence of electoral fraud to the extent that it would change the outcome.
Reports: US Attorney General is considering resigning before the end of his term
According to positive media reports, US Attorney General William Barr is considering stepping down before Donald Trump’s term ends in January. Barr could announce his withdrawal before the end of the year, the “New York Times” reported on Sunday (local time) about three unnamed individuals. The news channel CNN confirmed with its own source that Barr’s resignation was considered.
Barr is considered a close ally of Trump. Trump had publicly expressed his disappointment with his minister last week. This was prompted by his statements in an interview in which he commented on the election results, which Trump had questioned. Barr said he has not seen any evidence of fraud to the extent that could have resulted in a different election result. Trump then left open whether he wanted to keep Barr, calling the Justice Department a “disappointment.” When a reporter asked if he still trusts Barr, Trump said, “Ask me in a few weeks.”
Trump nominated Barr as Attorney General in December 2018 after Jeff Sessions resigned at Trump’s request. Barr hasn’t made a final decision yet, but he’s not one to be bullied and turn the other cheek, the unnamed source told CNN.
Reports: Biden plans to make Becerra health minister
According to media reports, US President-elect Joe Biden wants to make California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Secretary of Health. This was reported unanimously on Sunday by NBC, “New York Times” and other US media, citing Biden’s surroundings. Becerra is said to be the second Latino in Biden’s cabinet, after already appointed Home Security Minister Alejandro Mayorkas.
During his time as a congressman, Becerra was a staunch supporter of Latino rights and advocated for then President Barack Obama’s health program. In 2016, Kamala, now 62, succeeded Harris as Attorney General for California.
At the time, he was the first Latino to hold this position. During his tenure, he campaigned before the Supreme Court for the so-called Daca program to protect hundreds of thousands of young migrants.
Trump’s personal attorney Giuliani – “Feel Good”
After US President Donald Trump became aware of his corona infection, Rudy Giuliani thanked “ friends and followers ” on Twitter for their concern for him. “I am very well cared for and feel good. I recover quickly and stay informed,” Trump’s personal attorney and former mayor of New York wrote at Short Message Service. Read more here.
Chief election overseer contradicts Trump
In the US state of Georgia, contrary to President-elect Donald Trump’s claims, there is no evidence of systematic electoral fraud. “We never uncovered systematic fraud, not enough to reverse the election,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, secretary of state for the southern state, told ABC Sunday. Investigations are carried out in 250 cases with the support of the Georgian police. “But right now we don’t see anything that would undo the will of the people here in Georgia.”
Raffensperger debunked Trump’s demands that postal voters’ signatures should be checked. “We have always checked signatures, I have even increased the signature check,” said the State Secretary.
Incumbent Republican Trump claims to have been robbed of the Nov. 3 presidential election victory through massive fraud. There is no evidence for this. At a performance in Georgia on Saturday night he also stated that he had won in the state. In reality, he was narrowly defeated by newly elected President Joe Biden. This was also confirmed by a revision of the census.
Biden: Inauguration won’t be a million dollar event because of Corona
Elected US President Joe Biden has prepared his countrymen for a significantly altered inauguration due to the corona pandemic. It is “highly unlikely” that a million people will attend the ceremony on Jan. 20, Biden said in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday.
“My goal is primarily to protect America and still make people celebrate.” Biden said there could be a virtual event, as was the case for his Democrats conference this summer. But he cannot yet say exactly what the inauguration will look like. Discussions are currently taking place with prominent members of the congress.
The new US presidents traditionally take their oath of office in January after the elections for the Capitol, the parliament building in the capital Washington. Barack Obama’s first inauguration, in which Biden was sworn in as vice president, drew more spectators in 2009 than any other event before Washington. About 1.8 million people arrived at that time. Donald Trump was significantly less in 2017, even though he claimed the opposite. Biden has been extremely careful about the corona pandemic. The spread of the virus is still out of control in the United States.
The United States Secretary of State plans celebrations with hundreds of guests
The US has the most corona infections worldwide. Contact restrictions apply in many states. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is planning several more major celebrations. Read more about it here.
Trump raised more than $ 200 million in donations after the election
Donald Trump and his Republican Party have raised more than $ 200 million in donations this month since losing the presidential election. The amount of $ 207.5 million (about $ 171 million) went to organizations such as “Trump Victory” and “Save America”, such as Trump’s election campaign team and the Republican Party. the evening. Announced Friday.
Trump refuses to acknowledge his defeat in the Nov. 3 presidential election and makes massive calls for donations to his supporters, including via email. The money should, among other things, fund the legal battle against the election results, it is said. Trump claims to have been taken away from election victory by massive electoral fraud in favor of victorious challenger Joe Biden. His lawyers have failed in court in more than three dozen cases so far. Some judges made it explicit that they did not see convincing evidence for the charges.
Obama is intervening in Senate elections in Georgia
Former US President Barack Obama is campaigning for the election of the two Democratic candidates in the state of Georgia to the US Senate. “You have to understand that this is not just about Georgia,” Obama said Friday in an online event hosted by state Democrats. “This is about America and this is about the world.” The second election to the two Senate seats in Georgia is of paramount importance as they determine the majority in the powerful United States Senate. In the two second elections on Jan. 5, the two Republican incumbents, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, will face Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
So far, incumbent President Donald Trump’s Republicans have a narrow majority of 52 of the 100 seats in the Senate. If the Democrats manage to capture the two seats in Georgia, there would be a stalemate in this chamber of parliament. Then Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would have the final say in the event of a tie – and the Democrats would, in effect, have a majority. In the November 3 elections, Democrats were able to defend their majority in the House of Representatives – the other chamber of parliament. Trump lost the presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden at the same time. Harris ran for Biden as the second candidate.
The second round in Georgia will therefore decide whether not only the White House and the House of Representatives, but also the Senate will be dominated by Democrats. Obama warned on Friday that the election outcome in Georgia would also have a major impact on Biden’s presidency. If Republicans can keep their majority in the Senate, “they can block almost anything.” The senate must approve major personnel decisions made by the president. In addition, the approval of both houses – the House of Representatives and the Senate – is a condition for the adoption of bills.
Biden: Trump’s participation in the inauguration would be important to the US reputation.
The presence of Donald Trump at the inauguration of the future US president in January is important for the image of the US, according to election winner Joe Biden. Trump’s participation would only be important in one way, Biden said in an interview with CNN on Thursday (local time), “ That by the end of this chaos he has caused, we will be able to show that there is a peaceful transfer of power. , with competing parties standing there, shaking hands and moving on. “
He was concerned about the picture the US would paint the world. “Look at how we’re perceived, they’re like, ‘My God, things like that happen in Blender dictatorships. This isn’t the United States’.” It is Trump’s decision whether to come or not, but his actions will affect the country.
The White House chief of communications resigns
White House chief of communications Alyssa Farah has resigned. After three and a half years, she will leave the White House, Farah announced on Thursday. “I am extremely proud of the incredible things we have been able to accomplish to make our country stronger and safer.”
The 31-year-old held a variety of positions during Donald Trump’s tenure. She started as a press officer for Vice President Mike Pence and then moved to the Department of Defense as a spokeswoman. In April, Farah returned to the White House to become chief of communications – at the same time as Kayleigh McEnany was appointed spokeswoman. The Washington Post wrote on Thursday that Farah’s resignation amounted to a silent confession of Trump’s defeat, which the incumbent party has still not admitted.
Trump renews baseless fraud allegations in a 46-minute video
Incumbent US President Donald Trump has renewed his baseless allegations of electoral fraud in a 46-minute video from the White House. Trump made it clear on Wednesday evening (local time) in a series of allegations against his political opponents that he does not want to accept his defeat against Democrat Joe Biden – and that he continues to see himself as the winner of the election. “The Democrats had faked these elections from the start,” Trump said. US Attorney General William Barr said on Tuesday that there was no evidence of fraud to the extent that it would change the outcome of the election.
Trump initially advertised his video with these words, “This is arguably the most important speech I’ve ever made.” His unproven accusations were already known. He accused Democrats of laying the groundwork for “systematic and widespread” electoral fraud by expanding postal voting. Trump himself has not provided any evidence of widespread electoral fraud. The responsible US authorities had spoken of the safest choice in US history. Trump announced on Wednesday evening that he would continue to take legal action against the election results.
The judges must do the right thing, he demanded “respectfully”. “Because our country cannot live with such a choice.” In the particularly competitive states – the so-called swing states – millions of illegal votes had been cast, Trump claimed. “And if it does, the results of the individual swing states must be destroyed, and immediately.” He won these states “very easily”. In fact, according to the certified results of six major swing states, they each won Biden.
There is no evidence to support Trump’s claim that there are millions of illegal votes. Neither lawsuits from Trump’s lawyers nor recounts have so far resulted in a change in election results in even one state.
Biden is warning Americans of many more corona deaths
US President-elect Joe Biden has warned Americans of the dramatic increase in deaths in the corona pandemic and has urged protective measures. “I don’t want to scare anyone, but get the facts: we’re likely to lose another 250,000 people in January,” Biden said Wednesday (local time) at an online event with employees and small business owners. ‘Do you understand me? Because people don’t pay attention. ‘ The spread of the coronavirus must absolutely be contained.
Biden has not provided information as to where his estimate of 250,000 other deaths came from. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the coronavirus has killed more than 270,000 people in the United States since the start of the pandemic. A model by researchers at the IHME Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, estimates that more than 502,000 deaths were caused by relaxed conservation measures at the end of January and more than 367,000 were killed by tougher protections. This model has also been cited several times by the White House in the past.
CDC Health Chief Robert Redfield said at an event of the US Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, “Unfortunately, I think we could have nearly 450,000 virus deaths by February.” But that has not been agreed, but depends on the extent to which the Americans adhere to protective measures. “The reality is that December and January and February will be difficult. In fact, I believe it will be the most difficult times in the history of public health in this country.”
Trump talks about running for president in 2024
US President-elect Donald Trump has openly created a possible presidential candidacy in four years. “It’s been a whopping four years,” Trump said at a Christmas party at the White House Tuesday evening (local time) about his tenure so far. ‘We’re trying to get another four years. Otherwise I’ll see you in four years. ‘
The Christmas party with representatives of Trump’s Republican Party was not open to the press. After a short time a video circulated, the American magazine “Politico” was able to view the content and was the first to report on Trump’s statements. Trump, who still refuses to admit the defeat of Democrat Joe Biden in the November 3 election, could run again in the 2024 presidential election. The US Constitution only prohibits more than two terms.
For weeks, there has been speculation about the possibility of a new candidacy for the 74-year-old. According to NBC television, Trump has considered announcing his 2024 candidacy on January 20 – the day his term ends and Biden is sworn in.
Trump continues to sue for alleged election fraud
US President Donald Trump challenged the election results in the US state on Tuesday before the Supreme Court in Wisconsin. The complaint alleges that election officials were instructed to add missing information to the ballots and to issue ballots even without an application. Some counting was also done in public parks and not in polling stations, the text says. A Wisconsin Supreme Court spokesman said there was no timetable for hearing the case.
Electoral law experts believe the lawsuit has a higher chance than other recent lawsuits. Nevertheless, it is highly unlikely that the court will allow 221,323 votes by mail to be invalidated.
Shortly before, Attorney General William Barr had announced that the department had not discovered any evidence of extensive electoral fraud that could have led to a different election outcome. On Monday, Wisconsin officially confirmed President-elect Joe Biden as the winner. Biden won Wisconsin to Trump by about 20,000 votes.
After confirming Biden’s victory, Trump criticizes Arizona governor
After confirming Joe Biden’s election victory in the state of Arizona, incumbent US President Donald Trump addressed State Governor Doug Ducey on Twitter. “Why is he in a hurry to get a Democrat in office?” Trump wrote on Monday evening (local time), again complaining of alleged electoral fraud, for which there is no evidence.
“What’s wrong with Doug Ducey? The Republicans will remember that for a long time!” Trump continued. He then spread tweets from other users, including a report that the Republican Ducey had “betrayed” the people of Arizona. Trump wrote in capital letters, “That’s right!”
Trump has so far unsuccessfully attempted to reverse the election results of which he emerged as a loser. Before Arizona, other states, such as Georgia, had already confirmed the election results with Biden’s victory. Trump also attacked the local governor, Republican Brian Kemp, as a result. Trump said he was ashamed to support him at Fox News on Sunday.
Telekom boss is also going with Trump
The head of the US telecommunications regulator, Ajit Pai, will leave the White House with the move. Although the FCC is independent, it is a tradition for the president to leave if the president’s party changes. Future President Joe Biden’s Democrats will have the chance of an FCC majority. He would retire on January 20, Pai announced Monday.
Pai has been with the FCC since 2012 and took over the chair in 2017 after being nominated by Donald Trump. During his time, several controversial decisions were made. The three Republican members by majority have repealed the strict net neutrality rules enacted during Barack Obama’s tenure that were intended to ensure that all types of data are treated equally. The FCC was also instrumental in approving the deal between the mobile operators T-Mobile USA and Sprint.
Recently, Pai wanted to reinterpret the “Section 230” regulation – among other things, the basis that online platforms can remove user content. President Trump had “Section 230” in his sights after Twitter posted warnings on his tweets.
Ajit Pai: He was the head of the US telecommunications regulator, FCC. (Source: ZUMA Wire / Image Images)
Arizona officially declares Biden a US state election winner
Arizona has officially confirmed future President Joe Biden’s election victory after a number of other disputed US states. Election supervisor Katie Hobbs on Monday confirmed the election results in the conservative state in the southern United States, in which Biden had defeated incumbent Donald Trump by about 10,000 votes. Immediately afterwards, Conservative Governor Doug Ducey signed the relevant documents. Arizona’s eleven elected voters go to Biden.
Trump does not win votes in Wisconsin recount
In the partial recount of votes in the state of Wisconsin, requested and paid for by Donald Trump, the incumbent US president received no votes. After the recount in Milwaukee and Dane counties, Democrat Joe Biden received 87 votes, local newspaper “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” reported Sunday. In Milwaukee, Biden won 132 votes, in Dane, Republican Trump received 45 votes. The electoral authority published an overview of all deviations in individual polling stations on its website.
Biden won the Northern State elections with about three million votes cast and over 20,000 votes. Trump’s election campaign team paid $ 3 million in advance for the partial recount, as the election commission had stated. The recount should be completed on Tuesday. In 2016, Trump had just won the state. Wisconsin has ten voters’ votes in the presidential election.
A second recount is ongoing in the southern state of Georgia. If, as expected, the results of the first recount are confirmed, the state’s 16 electorates also went to Biden, as predicted.
Janet Yellen is officially nominated as Minister of Finance
Former Fed chief Janet Yellen is said to be the first woman to take over leadership of the US Treasury. President-elect Joe Biden has nominated the 74-year-old for the post, as he announced on Monday. A team is being built around Yellen that must quickly ensure economic improvement in the Corona crisis, Biden emphasizes.
Yellen headed the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018. When her tenure came to an end, President Donald Trump did not re-nominate her, but chose Jerome Powell, who currently heads the central bank.
Biden introduces communications team: Jen Psaki becomes spokeswoman
US President-elect Joe Biden wants to bring Jen Psaki to the White House as spokeswoman. She served on the board of former Democratic President Barack Obama, including communications director for the White House and a spokeswoman for the State Department. “Communicating directly and truthfully with the people of America is one of the most important duties of a president,” Biden said on Sunday (local time).
Since the election, Psaki had held several briefings with journalists for Biden. She was direct, clear and professional. Your deputy in the White House will be Karine Jean-Pierre, who last worked for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, as Biden’s office said.
The other prominent positions in his communications team also go to women. “I am proud to announce today the first high-level communications team in the White House to include women,” said Biden. Biden’s current deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield, is slated to become the White House communications director – a role more to do with overall communications strategy. Pili Tobar in turn becomes Bedingfields’ deputy. An adviser to Biden’s campaign team, Symone Sanders, becomes the vice president’s spokeswoman; Ashley’s communications director Etienne Harris.
Media: Biden is also considering longtime companions for the corporate team
According to newspaper reports, President-elect Joe Biden relies on old companions from his time as vice president during the Obama administration for his economic team. Brian Deese, who was a White House adviser to former President Barack Obama, will chair the National Economic Council, the New York Times reported Sunday, citing three people familiar with the matter. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Sunday that Biden Wally Adeyemo, also a senior economic adviser to Obama, is considering for the deputy position in the Treasury Department under Janet Yellen. Adeyemo is currently president of the Obama Foundation. Neera Tanden is also discussed as director of the Office of Management and Budget. Before Tanden became head of the Center for American Progress, she was a health advisor to the Obama administration and was also part of the campaign team for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Economist Cecilia Rouse is appointed chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, WSJ reports. Rouse, an economist at Princeton University, was previously part of Obama’s economic adviser.
According to the WSJ, economists Jared Bernstein and Heather Boushey will join Biden’s team. Bernstein is considered one of Biden’s closest confidants, who was already his chief economic advisor in the fight against the 2009 recession during Biden’s time as Obama’s vice president. Boushey previously worked as an executive director and co-founder of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth think tank on the Biden team as an unofficial economic advisor.
Trump supporter wants a million donation back
American entrepreneur Fredric Eshelman wanted to help Donald Trump’s team with a donation of $ 2.5 million to expose the alleged fraud in the US election. The money went to the “True the Vote” organization, which sought to file lawsuits against the seven state results Trump lost to Joe Biden.
However, the organization did not take legal action against the unproven electoral fraud and stopped its campaign. Eshelman reports that he “regularly and continuously” asked for news about the planned lawsuits, but only received vague answers and empty promises.
Eshelman, the former president of a pharmaceutical company, is now demanding the refund of his donations. Previously, he was reportedly offered to get a million dollars back if he declined a lawsuit. But the entrepreneur did not want to get involved.
Court dismisses lawsuit – Trump team wants to go to Supreme Court
Donald Trump has suffered another defeat in his bid to challenge Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election. The Pennsylvania court of appeal on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by its attorneys against the Nov. 3 vote. The justification of the judges is clear: “Allegations of dishonesty must be taken seriously. But an election is not made unfair by calling it that. It takes concrete allegations and then evidence. None of this was for us.”
Trump’s legal counsel Jenna Ellis announced that she and her colleagues would continue to track down alleged evidence of “massive fraud”. If necessary, one would go to the US Supreme Court.
Biden calls for unity in the fight against Corona
US President-elect Joe Biden has called on Americans to unite in the fight against the corona pandemic. “I know the country has grown tired of the fight. We must remember that we are at war with the virus, not with each other, not with each other,” Biden said Wednesday in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.
Biden addressed the Americans with words of admonition on the Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday. Families and friends usually gather for big Thanksgiving parties. Biden again urged Americans not to do this because of the corona risk. Given the “dramatic increase” in the number of new infections, Biden called for efforts to “double” the pandemic.
“We have months ahead of us in this fight,” said Biden. At the same time he tried to inspire confidence. “If you look back at our history, you can see that the soul of our nation was forged under the most difficult of circumstances.”
Biden warned that the number of new infections detected from the current 160,000 per day will soon rise to 200,000 and could overburden healthcare in some places. Every American should do their part, for example, by wearing masks, observing distance rules, and avoiding crowds. In the country of about 330 million inhabitants, about 12.7 million infections have been diagnosed since the start of the pandemic and more than 261,000 deaths have been reported from an infection.
Democrat Biden prevailed against incumbent Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election. Biden will be sworn in as the new president on January 20. In his speech on Wednesday, he indirectly criticized Trump for questioning the election results. “Our democracy was tested this year,” said Biden. “In America we have full and fair and free elections. And then we accept the results.”
Trump, meanwhile, held on to his baseless statement that he had won the presidential election. “The Democrats lost the election. They cheated,” Trump said at a gathering of Republican senators in Pennsylvania, USA. “We have to reverse the election.” According to reports in the American media, Trump was originally supposed to have a personal presence in Gettysburg. However, he eventually became connected with his lawyer Jenna Ellis, who held her smartphone up to a microphone to amplify Trump’s voice.
The White House approves intelligence briefings for Biden
After weeks of blockade, US President-elect Joe Biden can receive the daily briefing from US secret services. A corresponding White House approval was given in the afternoon, a spokesman for the office of the director of US intelligence said Tuesday (local time) upon request.
In the United States, it is common for the president-elect to be briefed on the intelligence services’ findings daily before being inaugurated in January, as is the incumbent president. According to reporters attending Wilmington on Tuesday, Biden said he had not yet received a briefing, but would receive it regularly in the future.
Michigan and Pennsylvania governors declare Biden’s victory
The governors of Michigan and Pennsylvania have formally confirmed the election victories of US President-elect Joe Biden in their states. “It’s official!”, Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer wrote on Twitter Tuesday.
The certificates were presented to the National Archivist in Washington. Tom Wolf signed for Pennsylvania. “Our election officials are under constant attack,” he wrote of the time since the November 3 elections.
They have done their job “in an admirable and honorable manner.” Both states were seen as central to any chance that President Donald Trump would have to reverse the election. On Monday he paved the way for the transfer of power.
Joe Biden: The President-Elect and his team now have access to a number of government resources. (Source: Carolyn Kaster / AP / dpa)
Handover begins: This is how the Biden team responds
US President-elect Joe Biden’s team wants to talk to current government officials about the corona crisis and national security following the blockade of orderly entry into office. “Today’s decision is a necessary step to meet the challenges our country is facing,” Yohannes Abraham von Biden’s transition team said on Monday evening (local time). Biden’s team would also use the next day’s meetings to “gain a full understanding of the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine government agencies.”
The relevant authority GSA on Monday gave the green light for the incumbent administration of President Donald Trump to cooperate with Biden’s team. This officially begins the handover process from Trump to Joe Biden.
Biden’s Michigan election victory was finally confirmed
The US state of Michigan officially confirmed the results of the US presidential election on Monday with the victory of Joe Biden. Defeated President Donald Trump suffered another setback in his attempts to reverse the November 3 election outcome with legal attacks. At a meeting of the election committee, streamed live on the Internet, the two Democrats and one of the two Republicans voted to confirm the results. A Republican member abstained.
Michigan will cast 16 votes from electoral voters who will ultimately elect the president in mid-December. Für die Berufung 270 Stimmen von Wahlleuten benötigt, die gemäß dem Ergebnis in ihren Bundesstaaten abstimmen müssen were made. Biden brought 306 Wahlleute hinter sich. In Michigan gewann er mit einem Vorsprung von mehr als 150.000 Stimmen.
Trumps Republikaner hatten versucht, mit Klagen die offizielle Anerkennung der Ergebnisse in Michigan hinauszuzögern, scheiterten jedoch in mehreren Anläufen vor Gericht. Trumps Anwälte verfolgten die Strategie, das Wahlergebnis in mehreren umkämpften Bundesstaaten komplett für ungültig erklären zu lassen. Stattdessen sollten dann örtliche Parlamente selbst Wahlleute ernennen, die dann für Trump stimmen. Experten gaben den Plänen kaum eine Chance angesichts einer dürftigen rechtlichen Grundlage. Trump hatte am Wochenende die republikanischen Spitzen des Abgeordnetenhauses und Senats von Michigan ins Weiße Haus geladen, sie unterstützen den Plan jedoch nicht.
Biden will transatlantische Beziehungen “wiederbeleben”
Der gewählte US-Präsident Joe Biden hat sich für eine Stärkung des transatlantischen Verhältnisses ausgesprochen. Biden habe in einem Telefonat mit EU-Kommissionspräsidenten Ursula von der Leyen seinen Willen zur “Vertiefung und Wiederbelebung” der Beziehungen zwischen der Europäischen Union und den USA bekräftigt, erklärte Bidens Übergangsteam am Montag. Von der Leyen sprach nach dem Telefonat von einem “neuen Beginn der globalen Partnerschaft” zwischen der EU und der USA.
EU-Ratspräsident Charles Michel, der ebenfalls mit Biden telefonierte, rief zum Wiederaufbau einer “starken Allianz” auf. Er lud den künftigen US-Präsidenten zu einem Treffen mit den EU-Staats- und Regierungschefs im kommenden Jahr in Brüssel ein. Die Europäer hoffen auf eine enge Zusammenarbeit mit Biden nach vier Jahren Differenzen und Affronts unter dem scheidenden US-Präsidenten Donald Trump.
Biden sprach am Montag auch mit Nato-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg und sicherte ihm nach Angaben seines Teams die dauerhafte Unterstützung seiner künftigen Regierung zu. Er habe sich auch zur Beistandsklausel nach Artikel 5 des Nordatlantikvertrags bekannt.
Stoltenberg erwartet von Biden ähnlichen Druck wie von Trump
Auch der künftige US-Präsident Joe Biden dürfte ähnlich wie der amtierende Präsident Donald Trump nach Einschätzung der Nato von den Europäern eine Erhöhung ihrer Verteidigungsausgaben erwarten. Das sagte Nato-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg den Zeitungen der Funke Mediengruppe (Dienstag). Trump habe “seinen eigenen Stil” gehabt und seine Erwartungen an die Europäer “ziemlich klar” ausgedrückt. “Aber ich bin sicher, dass der gewählte Präsident Biden die gleiche Erwartung an die europäischen Partner äußern wird”, betonte Stoltenberg. Allerdings sei er sich sicher, dass die Nato mit Biden einen “starken Unterstützer der Allianz” bekomme, der die Nato sehr gut kenne.
Stoltenberg warnte vor Überlegungen, das Zwei-Prozent-Ziel bei den Verteidigungsausgaben der Nato-Staaten wegen des finanziellen Drucks durch die Corona-Krise in Frage zu stellen. “Die wichtigste Aufgabe der Nato ist zu verhindern, dass die Corona-Gesundheitskrise eine Sicherheitskrise wird. Deshalb müssen wir weiter mehr investieren”, sagte er. Die Bedrohungen und Herausforderungen in Sicherheitsfragen seien während der Pandemie nicht weniger geworden.
Gleichzeitig warnte Stoltenberg in der Debatte um eine eigenständige europäische Sicherheitspolitik vor einer Schwächung der Nato und der Spaltung Europas. “Tatsache ist, dass die Europäische Union nicht Europa verteidigen kann.” Die US-Sicherheitsgarantien, die nukleare Abschreckung und die Präsenz von US-Truppen in Europa seien “absolut notwendig für die Verteidigung Europas”. Zuvor hatte Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron mit der Forderung nach einer “strategischen Autonomie” Europas eine kritische Debatte angestoßen. “Jeder Versuch, die Bindung zwischen Nordamerika und Europa zu schwächen, wird nicht nur die Nato schwächen – sie wird auch Europa spalten”, betonte Stoltenberg.
Bidens UN-Kandidatin: Müssen Allianzen mit Verbündeten erneuern
Die voraussichtliche neue US-Botschafterin der USA bei den Vereinten Nationen hat Verbündeten ihres Landes eine Stärkung der zuletzt in Mitleidenschaft gezogenen Beziehungen versprochen. “Als US-Botschafterin bei den Vereinten Nationen werde ich daran arbeiten, das Ansehen Amerikas in der Welt wiederherzustellen und die Beziehungen zu unseren Verbündeten zu erneuern”, schrieb Linda Thomas-Greenfield am Montag bei Twitter.
Zuvor hatte der gewählte US-Präsident Joe Biden bestätigt, sich für die 68-Jährige als höchste US-Diplomatin bei den UN in New York entschieden zu haben. Sie muss noch durch den US-Senat bestätigt werden. Aus westlichen Kreisen im UN-Sicherheitsrat waren nach dem Aufkommen erster Gerüchte zur Besetzung des Postens positive Signale gekommen: Thomas-Greenfield sei eine erfahrene Berufsdiplomatin mit langjähriger Expertise auch hinsichtlich der Vereinten Nationen und speziellem Fokus auf Afrika. Dies mache sie bei einer Berufung sofort einsatzfähig.
Viele Diplomaten bei den UN halten die amtierende amerikanische Botschafterin und Trump-Spenderin Kelly Craft mangels diplomatischer Erfahrung für eine Fehlbesetzung.
Trump-Team trennt sich von umstrittener Anwältin
Wenige Tage nach einer aufsehenerregenden Pressekonferenz zu angeblichem Wahlbetrug hat US-Präsident Donald Trump die Zusammenarbeit mit der Anwältin Sidney Powell beendet. Powell arbeite nicht länger für Trumps Anwaltsteam und auch nicht für den Präsidenten persönlich, erklärte Trumps Privatanwalt Rudy Giuliani am Sonntag.
Powell hatte am Donnerstag an der Seite von Giuliani einen angeblichen Betrug bei der Präsidentschaftswahl am 3. November angeprangert. Die Anwältin behauptete, Trump habe seinen Herausforderer Joe Biden in Wirklichkeit mit großem Vorsprung geschlagen. Zudem äußerte sie die Vermutung, dass Kuba, Venezuela und andere “kommunistische” die Wahl mit Hackerangriffen zugunsten von Biden manipuliert hätten. Für ihre Behauptungen führte sie keinerlei Belege an.
Trumps Anwälte legen in Pennsylvania Berufung ein
Das Wahlkampfteam von US-Präsident Donald Trump hat gegen die Klageabweisung in Pennsylvania Berufung eingelegt. In einem Gerichtsverfahren forderte Trumps Team das US-Berufungsgericht am Montag auf, eine Entscheidung des Bezirksrichters Matthew Brann zu revidieren. Es soll überprüft werden, ob Brann sich zu Unrecht geweigert habe, die Klage Trumps ein zweites Mal zu ändern.
Der Richter hatte am Samstag einen Antrag von Trumps Team abgewiesen, die Klage erneut um das Argument zu erweitern, die Abstimmung in Pennsylvania sei verfassungswidrig verlaufen. Demnach sollte das Wahlergebnis verworfen werden und das Landesparlament von Pennsylvania – das von Republikanern beherrscht wird – über die Wahlleute entscheiden.
Trumps Wahlkampfteam hat seit der Abstimmung am 3. November Dutzende Klagen in sechs zentralen Bundesstaaten eingereicht, um den Ausgang der Wahl zu kippen. Ohne die 20 Wahlleute aus Pennsylvania kann Trump faktisch nicht gewinnen. Dort soll das Ergebnis am Montag beglaubigt werden.
Biden will am Dienstag erste Ministerkandidaten vorstellen
Der gewählte US-Präsident Joe Biden will am Dienstag seine ersten Kandidaten für Ministerämter in seinem Kabinett vorstellen. Read more about it here.
Neue juristische Niederlage für Trump im Kampf gegen Wahlergebnisse
Ein Bundesgericht im US-Staat Pennsylvania hat dem amtierenden US-Präsidenten Donald Trump in seinem Kampf gegen die Wahlergebnisse eine weitere Niederlage verpasst. Trumps Anwälte hätten nur “bemühte rechtliche Argumente ohne Wert und spekulative Behauptungen” ohne Beweise vorgelegt, schrieb Richter Matthew Brann in einer am Samstagabend veröffentlichten Begründung seiner Entscheidung. Trump und seine republikanischen Verbündeten haben auch bei anderen Klagen in Michigan, Georgia, Nevada und in Pennsylvania bereits Niederlagen einstecken müssen.
Die von Trump gewünschte einstweilige Verfügung, um Pennsylvania von der Beglaubigung der Wahlergebnisse abzuhalten, wurde damit abgelehnt. Trumps Klage zielte auch darauf ab, Millionen Briefwahlstimmen möglicherweise für ungültig zu erklären. Die vorgelegten Argumente und Beweise hätten aber nicht mal dafür gereicht, die Stimme “eines einzigen Wählers” für ungültig zu erklären, schrieb der Richter. “Unser Volk, unsere Gesetze und Institutionen verlangen mehr”, schrieb er.
In dem wichtigen Bundesstaat, der 20 Wahlleute zu vergeben hat, setzte sich der Demokrat Joe Biden durch. Biden kommt nach Prognosen der US-Medien inzwischen auf 306 Wahlleute, deutlich mehr als die zum Sieg nötige Mehrheit von 270 Stimmen. Trump weigert sich jedoch, seine Niederlage einzuräumen und behauptet, es habe bei der Wahl vom 3. November massiven Wahlbetrug gegeben. Er hat dafür jedoch keine stichhaltigen Beweise vorgelegt. Aus diesem Grund haben Richter bereits mehrere seiner Klagen abgewiesen.
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