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Arizona and Wisconsin Certify Biden’s Wins: ‘The System Is Strong’

New York Times
Arizona and Wisconsin on Monday certified President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the winner in their presidential elections, formalizing his victory in two additional battleground states as President Trump’s effort to overturn the results of the election continued to fall short. Such certifications would be an afterthought in any other......

Wisconsin formally declares Biden won election following recount

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Julia Manchester Wisconsin Elections Commission Chairwoman Ann Jacobs (D) on Monday formally declared President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump rages against ’60 Minutes’ for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has ‘no chance’ of being confirmed as Biden’s OMB pick......

Recount in two Wisconsin counties reinforces Biden’s victory.

New York Times
Wisconsin’s two largest counties have concluded recounts requested by the Trump campaign, with the results slightly increasing Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s margin of victory and reaffirming his win over President Trump in this month’s election. Dane County certified its election results on Sunday, and Milwaukee County certified its totals on......

Wisconsin counties finish recounts, Biden’s lead reconfirmed

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The election official Pam Hainault works in the ballot room organizing unused ballots returned from voting precincts after Election Day at the Kenosha Municipal Building in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S. November 4, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – The recount of presidential ballots in Wisconsin’s two largest......

U.S. appeals ruling that barred Postal Service changes before election

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and President Donald Trump late Friday appealed a federal judge’s ruling suspending service changes and requiring aggressive steps to ensure ballot deliveries ahead of the November presidential election, the Justice Department said. The government said it was appealing......

After Pennsylvania court defeat, Trump faces new pressure to concede election

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After a scathing court setback in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump faces increased pressure from his fellow Republicans to drop his effort to overturn the U.S. presidential election and concede to Democrat Joe Biden. Since Biden was declared the winner two weeks ago, Trump has launched a barrage......

Wisconsin governor renews mask mandate despite court challenge as pandemic worsens

Reuters
By Brendan O’Brien, Maria Caspani (Reuters) – Wisconsin’s governor on Friday extended a statewide mask mandate despite a legal challenge from conservatives, renewing an emergency health order requiring face coverings in public spaces to curb an alarming surge in COVID-19 infections. FILE PHOTO: Nurses work in a ward housing coronavirus......

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings released on $2 million bond, says sheriff’s office

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with killing two people and injuring another during demonstrations on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, listens to defense attorney John Pierce during an extradition hearing in Lake County in Waukegan, Illinois, U.S., October 30, 2020. Nam Y. Huh/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo (Reuters) –......

Trump campaign fails to toss thousands of ballots during Wisconsin recount

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Trump campaign has set the stage for possible litigation in Wisconsin after it unsuccessfully attempted to eliminate tens of thousands of ballots from being tallied. As Wisconsin’s two-county recount began on Friday, Christ Troupis, an attorney for the......

Trump recount effort kicks off in Wisconsin

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Hundreds of mask-clad election workers, observers, and officials have descended upon Wisconsin’s two most populous counties to begin a recount effort initiated by the Trump campaign. The recount began on Friday morning, more than two weeks after Wisconsinites cast......

Michigan, Wisconsin men denied bond in Whitmer kidnap cases

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here A federal judge overseeing the case of a Waterford man charged in a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declined an appeal Thursday to set bail as his case proceeds.  And in Wisconsin state court on Thursday another alleged plotter was denied......

Wisconsin Elections Commission estimates recount would cost millions more than in 2016

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here As President Trump’s campaign appears poised to trigger a recount in Wisconsin, the state’s Elections Commission said that the cost will be much pricier than in the past. Trump’s team has indicated that it intends to file a recount......

Michigan Wolverines thoroughly outplayed by Wisconsin Badgers in 49-11 loss

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Ann Arbor – The losses are snowballing for Michigan, which had a jumble of mistakes against Wisconsin and continues to reach new depths. The Wolverines sunk quickly in the first half against Wisconsin, a team that had missed the last......

Despite expected $2B shortfall, Wisconsin state superintendent seeks $1.4B budget increase

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Wisconsin State Superintendent of Schools Carolyn Stanford Taylor on Monday submitted a budget request for the Department of Public Instruction that is $1.4 billion larger than the current budget. Stanford Taylor’s ask comes after Gov. Tony Evers ordered state......

Republicans say thousands in Wisconsin may have circumvented voter ID requirement

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here MADISON, Wisconsin — Republicans in Wisconsin are raising questions about the large number of people, particularly new voters, who avoided having to show a photo ID to vote by listing themselves as “indefinitely confined.” When requesting an absentee ballot,......

Portland Shooting, Wisconsin Police Reform, Biden Blames Trump For National Unrest : Up First

NPR
NPR A man was shot and killed during a pro-Trump rally in Portland, Oregon on Saturday. President Trump and the city’s mayor blame each other for escalating tensions. Also, Wisconsin’s governor called on state lawmakers to meet Monday to discuss police reform, but the Senate’s Republican majority says it’s taking......

Republican Convention, Protests After Police Shooting In Wisconsin, Falwell Scandal : Up First

NPR
NPR Republicans made their case for President Trump’s re-election on the first night of the RNC, offering warnings about electing Biden in November. Also, demonstrators in Kenosha, Wis., want answers after a black man was shot in the back by police on Sunday. The governor called an emergency session to......

Republican Convention, FDA Approves Coronavirus Therapy, Wisconsin Police Shooting : Up First

NPR
NPR President Trump and the Republican Party kick off their national convention today to formally nominate the president for re-election and make their case to the nation. Also, the Food and Drug Administration has issued emergency use authorization to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma from people who have......

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