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Pennsylvania: Judge dismisses Trump's lawsuit that sought to invalidate millions of mail-in ballots
Pennsylvania: Judge dismisses Trump's lawsuit that sought to invalidate millions of mail-in ballots
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On Saturday, Pennsylvanian Judge Matthew W. Brann dismissed a lawsuit by the Trump campaign that sought to delay the certification of Pennsylvania’s vote results, claiming widespread improprieties with mail-in ballots in the state.

Brann stated that his "court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusation" and that "this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state."

Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, said in a statement he would appeal against the ruling: "Today's decision turns out to help us in our strategy to get expeditiously to the US Supreme Court."

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Biden wins Georgia recount by 12,284 votes

Georgia has finished its statewide audit of the presidential race, confirming that US President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. The final results show that Biden beat Trump by 12,284 votes.

"Georgia's historic first statewide audit reaffirmed that the state's new secure paper ballot voting system accurately counted and reported results," Georgia's Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger (R) said in a statement. "This is a credit to the hard work of our county and local elections officials who moved quickly to undertake and complete such a momentous task in a short period of time."

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New York Times reports that Rudy Giuliani has been put in charge of Trump's election lawsuits
New York Times reports that Rudy Giuliani has been put in charge of Trump's election lawsuits
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Rudy Giuliani has been put in charge of the Trump campaign's legal challenges contesting the outcome of the 2020 election, the New York Times reports. Citing four people familiar with the matter, Giuliani is now responsible for overseeing the lawsuits to throw out ballots and turn around Trump's election loss. President Trump's lawsuits to delay or block the election result were turned aside in cases in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Arizona

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Over 130 Secret Service officers in quarantine or infected with Covid-19 after traveling with Trump's campaign
Over 130 Secret Service officers in quarantine or infected with Covid-19 after traveling with Trump's campaign
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According to three people familiar with agency staffing, over 130 officers of the Secret Service that are tasked with protecting the White House and President Donald Trump have been ordered to quarantine. An undisclosed number of these officers have tested positive for Covid-19 or been in contact with co-workers who are infected.

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Trump campaign press conference surprised live by Biden's win announcement, lighting up Twitter

As Donald Trump played golf on Saturday morning, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was surprised on camera during a press conference by the announcement of Joe Biden's win in the presidential election.

Earlier confusion regarding the location of the press conference had led the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia to tweet that it was not being held at their premises, but at an unrelated outdoor area, described by the Deutsche Welle news agency as "a parking lot between a crematorium and an adult book store."

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Multiple TV networks have cut away as President Trump made remarks about election
Multiple TV networks have cut away as President Trump made remarks about election
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Multiple broadcast news networks such as ABC and NBC have cut away from the United States President Donald Trump as he made remarks regarding the presidential elections on Thursday evening. With the vote count still underway when Trump faced the cameras, he made multiple unsubstantiated claims regarding voter fraud. The networks then made the decision to cut away from the screening.

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Donald Trump Junior calls for his father to go to "total war" over election
Donald Trump Junior calls for his father to go to "total war" over election
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Donald Trump Junior claims in a tweet without providing any arguments or evidence that the predidential elections had been fraudulent and has called for his father president Donald Trump "to go to total war".

Twitter has flagged the tweet as disputed information that "might be misleading about an election or other civic process".

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Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in Michigan, demands state "to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted"
Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in Michigan, demands state "to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted"
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The Trump campaign has stated that it has filed a lawsuit in Michigan, demanding the state "to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted", stating that it "has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law."

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Trump suggests he'd fire Dr. Fauci after the election
Trump suggests he'd fire Dr. Fauci after the election
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President Donald Trump has suggested that he would fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious disease expert, during a rally in Florida after the crowd started chanting "Fire Fauci."

"Don’t tell anybody, but let me wait until a little bit after the election. I appreciate the advice. I appreciate it," so the President. "Nah, he’s been wrong on a lot. He’s a nice man though. He’s been wrong on a lot."

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Trump claims US doctors make "more money if somebody dies from Covid", AMA calls the suggestion "malicious, outrageous, and completely misguided"

President Donald Trump falsely claimed that doctors "doctors get more money if somebody dies from Covid" during a rally in Waterford Township, Michigan.

"Our doctors get more money if somebody dies from COVID. You know that, right? I mean our doctors are very smart people. So what they do is they say 'I'm sorry but everybody dies of COVID,'" he alleged.

The AMA, American Medical Association, released a statement on Friday, condemning Trump's statement and calling his suggestion "malicious, outrageous, and completely misguided."

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Trump: "We're getting your husbands back to work"

At his Michigan rally, President Donald Trump told attendees that he is helping women's husbands to get back to work, in a remark that was wildly called out as sexist.

"I'm also getting your husbands, they want to get back to work, right? They want to get back to work. We're getting your husbands back to work, and everybody wants it," so the president. "We're going to do great. And I love women, and I can't help it. They're the greatest. I love them much more than the men."

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Final presidential debate: Biden criticises Trump's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, Trump blames China
Video still of Thursday's finale presidential debate
Video still of Thursday's finale presidential debate Credit: C-SPAN, Video Screenshot via YouTube

During the final presidential debate on Thursday, Democratic nominee Joe Biden criticises President Donald Trump's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, alleging there was a "dark winter" ahead and Trump had "no clear plan."

"I don’t think we’re going to have a dark winter at all — we’re opening up our country," Trump responded. "We're learning to live with it. We have no choice. We can’t lock ourselves up in a basement like Joe does."

"He says ‘we're learning to live with it.’ People are learning to die with it," Biden countered. "Anyone who’s responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America."

Even though the president, for the first time, said he took full responsibility for the impact of the virus, he quickly blamed China, saying "It’s not my fault that it came here — it’s China’s fault."

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Final presidential debate: Candidates discuss New York, economy, foreign interference in US elections and health care
Video still of Thursday's finale presidential debate
Video still of Thursday's finale presidential debate Credit: C-SPAN, Video Screenshot via YouTube

During Thursday's final presidential debate, moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News, Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump were asked questions regarding the current state of the US economy, the effect of Covid-19 on New York, foreign interference in US elections and health care. The candidates’ microphones were muted at times while the other was speaking.

Biden insisted that "people deserve to have affordable health care" which would be provided by Bidencare. Trump has said again he would replace Obamacare but didn't give any further information.-

Trump stated he knew all about foreign interference in US elections but alleged it was a ploy to undermine his candidacy. Biden promised that "they will pay a price if I’m elected" as they were interfering with American sovereignty, referring to China, Russia and Iran.

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Trump holds rally in Wisconsin, thousands attend
Trump holds rally in Wisconsin, thousands attend
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Thousands of supporters attended President Donald Trump's rally in Janesville, Wisconsin on Saturday, despite the state's recent surge in Covid-19 cases.

"We’re doing great, we’re doing really well. I wish you’d have a Republican governor because frankly, you got to open your state up. You got to open it up," the President told the crowd. "We’re rounding the corner. We have unbelievable vaccines coming out real soon."

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Trump refuses to disavow QAnon conspiracy theory
Trump refuses to disavow QAnon conspiracy theory
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During Thursday's town hall event, President Donald Trump refused to disavow the QAnon QAnon conspiracy theory. QAnon followers believe that Trump will save the world from a globalist cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles and cannibals controlled by the "deep state," including public figures such as Hillary Clinton, Tom Hanks and Pope Francis.

"I know nothing about QAnon. I do know they are very much against pedophilia," the president told NBC Town Hall moderator Savannah Guthrie.

Back in August, Trump voiced support for the QAnon movement, telling reporters that he appreciated their support for him and that "these are people that love our country."

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Joe Biden's town hall drew 1m more viewers than Trump's

Joe Biden's town hall event on ABC averaged around 13.9 million viewers while President Donald Trump's had around 13 million viewers across three different channels.

"The words of a president matter, no matter whether they’re good, bad or indifferent, they matter. When a president doesn’t wear a mask, or makes fun of folks like me when I was wearing a mask for a long time, then people say it mustn’t be that important," Biden told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC.

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Donald Trump shares article of satire page suggesting that Twitter shut down services to slow down news about Biden
Donald Trump shares article of satire page suggesting that Twitter shut down services to slow down news about Biden
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United States President Donald Trump has shared an article by the site "Babylon Bee" that describes itself as the "world’s best satire site, totally inerrant in all its truth claims. We write satire about Christian stuff, political stuff, and everyday life".

The shared satire article was titled "Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News" and Trump commented that "this has never been done in history. This includes his really bad interview last night. Why is Twitter doing this.".

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Trump to hold a town-hall-style meeting Thursday on NBC
Trump to hold a town-hall-style meeting Thursday on NBC
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NBC News confirmed that they would broadcast President Donald Trump's town-hall-style meeting from Miami on Thursday. The event will be moderated by Today show host Savannah Guthrie and the president will answers questions of Florida voters.

NBC did not explicitly say whether they had received a negative Covid-19 test result from Trump.

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Trump holds first rally sine being diagnosed with Covid-19, alleges he's immune to virus
Trump holds first rally sine being diagnosed with Covid-19, alleges he's immune to virus
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President Donald Trump held his first rally since being diagnosed with Covid-19 and addressed a mostly maskless crowd in Florida. His doctor announced Sunday that Trump was no longer at risk of transmitting Covid-19.

"They say I'm immune. I feel so powerful. I'll walk into that audience. I'll walk in there, I'll kiss everyone in that audience. I'll kiss the guys and the beautiful women – everybody," so Trump to his cheering audience.

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US Elections: Pence and Harris debate to be held on October 8, 1am GMT
US Elections: Pence and Harris debate to be held on October 8, 1am GMT
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Vice President Mike Pence will debate Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on October 8 at 1am GMT. Pence has tested negative for Covid-19 in recent days but was in recent contact with various individuals who have since tested positive. Plexiglass barriers will be installed but health experts stated that they are fairly useless with airborne viruses and recommend moving the debate online.

"Those plexiglass barriers are really only going to be effective if the vice president or Kamala Harris are spitting at each other," so Ellie Murray, an epidemiologist at Boston University.