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“I stand squarely behind my decision to withdraw US forces” Joe Biden says after Afghanistan collapsed to the Taliban
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“I stand squarely behind my decision to withdraw US forces” Joe Biden says after Afghanistan collapsed to the Taliban

US President, Joe Biden, has said he does not regret his decision to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan. He acknowledged that Afghanistan's collapse to the Taliban came much sooner than U.S. officials had anticipated but he blamed Afghanistan's elected leaders and military for not putting up more of a fight against the Taliban. Biden said on Monday, August 16, from the White House: "I stand squarely behind my decision. The truth is this did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated." Biden blamed his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, arguing that his administration's hands were tied by the plan Trump set in motion last year. Back in 2020, Trump, who was President at the time, signed a conditional peace agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan that could see ...
US President Biden announces death of family dog, Champ
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US President Biden announces death of family dog, Champ

US President Joe Biden and his family are mourning the loss of their German shepherd, Champ, who on Saturday June 19, died  at the age of 13. "Our hearts are heavy today as we let you all know that our beloved German Shepherd, Champ, passed away peacefully at home," a statement from the White House said. "He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family." "Even as Champ’s strength waned in his last months, when we came into a room, he would immediately pull himself up, his tail always wagging, and nuzzle us for an ear scratch or a belly rub." Champ was one of two German Shepherds living at the White House with the president and first lady. He lived alongside Major, who the Bidens adopted in November 2018 and ...
Supreme Court Dismisses Ruling that Said Trump Violated Constitution by Blocking Twitter Followers
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Supreme Court Dismisses Ruling that Said Trump Violated Constitution by Blocking Twitter Followers

The US Supreme Court has wiped away a lower court opinion holding that then-President Donald Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked followers from his Twitter account. Ruling on Monday, April 5, The Supreme court dismissed the case because Trump is not in office so there is no longer a live case or any controversy. Trump created his Twitter account in 2009, and in May and June of 2017, while serving as President of the US he blocked seven individuals who had expressed displeasure with him. Lawyers from the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University sued on behalf of the seven individuals, arguing Trump's action violated their First Amendment rights. In court papers, they said Trump's account, @realDonaldTrump, "functions as an official source of new...
Nigerians denied visa on or after Jan 20, 2020, due to Trump ban can reapply for free — US
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Nigerians denied visa on or after Jan 20, 2020, due to Trump ban can reapply for free — US

The US State Department has said most US visa applicants, who were denied because of former President Donald Trump's travel ban on 13 mostly Muslim-majority and African countries, can seek new decisions or submit new applications. President Joe Biden overturned Trump's travel ban on his first day in office, Jan 20. On Monday, March 8, the US State Department spokesman, Ned Price, said applicants who were refused visas before Jan. 20, 2020, must submit new applications and pay a new application fee. Those who were denied on or after Jan. 20, 2020, may seek reconsideration without re-submitting their applications and do not have to pay additional fees, Price said in a Reuters report.
“You Lack Jurisdiction to Remove from Office a man who Does not hold Office.” – Trump’s lawyers tell US Senate Amid Impeachment trial 
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“You Lack Jurisdiction to Remove from Office a man who Does not hold Office.” – Trump’s lawyers tell US Senate Amid Impeachment trial 

US House impeachment managers on Tuesday filed their memorandum for the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, laying out claims that he committed impeachable offenses and must be barred from running for federal office again. In the brief, the managers, led by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., argue that Trump was personally responsible for the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. They say Trump incited the attack when his efforts to overturn the presidential election failed. "President Trump's responsibility for the events of January 6 is unmistakable," they write in the 80-page document, stating that his "abuse of office threatened and injured our democratic order." "His conduct endangered the life of every single member of Congress, jeopardized the peaceful tr...
‘Trump impeachment trial is illegal ‘ – 95% of U.S. Senate Republicans vote that convicting an ex-president is unconstitutional
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‘Trump impeachment trial is illegal ‘ – 95% of U.S. Senate Republicans vote that convicting an ex-president is unconstitutional

It looks like former US president won't be convicted by the US Senate after the Senate tabled an effort by Sen. Rand Paul Tuesday to force a vote on the constitutionality of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.   In order to convict Trump at his trial, at least 17 Republicans will need to vote with all Democrats when the trial begins next month.     Paul's motion saying convicting a president who isn't in office is unconstitutional was killed on a 55-45 vote, with five Republicans joining all Democrats, meaning 45 Republicans voted for Paul's effort. Republican Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania crossed party lines to vote with Democrats. Sign...
“Trump’s Tenure Was Just A Short Window Of Grace” – Mike Bamiloye
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“Trump’s Tenure Was Just A Short Window Of Grace” – Mike Bamiloye

Founder of Mike Zion movies, Pastor Mike Bamiloye has reacted to the end of President Donald Trump's tenure following the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday January 20. According to the gospel filmmaker, Trump should have known that he was elected to temporarily to break the dangerous speed of Democrats. He further described the former US President's tenure as a short window of grace. Taking to his Instagram handle, Bamiloye wrote; "Trump should have known he was there temporarily to break the dangerous speed of the Democrats. Now they are back to continue from where they stopped in 2017. Trump’s Tenure was just a short Window of Grace."
US Surgeon general, Jerome Adam resigns at Joe Biden’s request
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US Surgeon general, Jerome Adam resigns at Joe Biden’s request

U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome Adams has resigned from his position at the request of President Joe Biden.   Adams, 46,  was nominated by former President Donald Trump and sworn into the job in September 2017.   In a lengthy post on Facebook, Adams wrote: Thank you for the opportunity to serve this great Nation, as this has been the honor of my life. Three years and five months ago, I was confirmed as just the 20th United States Surgeon General - and only the second ever African American male to serve in that role.   My tenure started with three category 5 hurricanes barreling down on our citizens. I immediately deployed to witness the devastation first hand, and to lead our Public Health Service Officers as we helped with the response. I saw the best of o...
Buhari, Trump Won’t Be Forgotten In A Hurry – Fayose
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Buhari, Trump Won’t Be Forgotten In A Hurry – Fayose

Former Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose says President Muhammadu Buhari would not be forgotten in a hurry like the outgoing United States President Donald Trump Mr Fayose stated this in a series of tweets on Tuesday, hours before the end of Trump’s full day as president. He said Nigerians would remember Buhari just like Americans would recall the government of Trump with distaste. “As Americans look forward to the exit of Trump, Nigerians too cannot wait to see the exit of Buhari. The two can’t be forgotten in a jiffy. Buhari will be remembered like Trump because it is obvious that he is the low budget Trump when damages done to their countries are compared. “Everything that matters has been destroyed under the watch of Buhari. All the values that we share as a country – econo...
Twitter and Facebook lose $51 billion in market cap in two days following Trump ban
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Twitter and Facebook lose $51 billion in market cap in two days following Trump ban

After Facebook and Twitter banned President Donald Trump from their platforms, the companies saw a combined market value loss of $51.2 billion over two trading sessions. A significant number of users deleted their accounts in retaliation of the political censorship, resulting in investors dumping their stocks. According to Business Insider, Facebook plunged by 4% on Monday and 2.2% on Tuesday, resulting in a decrease of $47.6 billion below what it was on Friday. Facebook traded at $245.64 per share as of 4 p.m. on Thursday. Twitter plunged to 6.4% and another 2.4% Tuesday, resulting in a drop in market cap by $3.5 billion. Twitter traded at $45.79 per share as of Thursday at 4 p.m., compared to the closing price of $51.48 on Friday. President Trump has slammed big tech for ...
Trump Blames His Lawyer, Giuliani For Impeachment, Tells Staff Not To Pay Him
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Trump Blames His Lawyer, Giuliani For Impeachment, Tells Staff Not To Pay Him

President Donald Trump, irritated at being impeached for a second time, has told people to stop paying Rudy Giuliani's legal fees, a person familiar with the matter tells CNN, though aides were not clear if the President was serious about his instructions given he's lashing out at nearly everyone after the day's events. Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice on Wednesday, one week after a mob stormed the US Capitol following a speech by the President that galvanized his supporters to fight against the counting of the electoral votes that would affirm President-elect Joe Biden's win. The insurrection left five people dead, including one Capitol Police officer, and has left the nation's capital and state capitols around the country preparing for potential...
Trump’s Twitter Ban: We Showed “Failure” To Police Global Public Discourse – Jack
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Trump’s Twitter Ban: We Showed “Failure” To Police Global Public Discourse – Jack

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey has for the first time publicly reacted to the suspension of President Donald Trump's twitter account. Dorsey, while defending the suspension, conceded that it was done in a manner that undermined public discussion; a divisive and dangerous action that could set an unexpected and inappropriate precedent for free speech, one he has been a long-standing supporter for. Many have questioned the decision by big tech giants, Twitter and Facebook to suspend President Trump's accounts, including: German President Angela Merkel, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson and virulent Putin critic, Alexey Navalny. I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a ...
Far-right Extremists Call for More Violence Ahead of Inauguration 
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Far-right Extremists Call for More Violence Ahead of Inauguration 

Experts are warning that far-right extremists are calling for more violence ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration. This warning comes in the aftermath of the riot on the US Capitol after Trump supporters broke in and unleashed chaos. The attack on the Capitol building on Wednesday, Jan 6, led to the deaths of five people. It ultimately resulted in US President Donald Trump being banned from Facebook and Twitter as the creators of the platforms accused him of using his accounts to incite violence. But Trump supporters are not backing down and they have taken to various platforms to threaten violence. The threat of violence got so bad that Google had to remove Parler app from the official Play Store after Parler users used the platform to plan acts of violence against law enfo...
EndSARS Promoters Must Be Prosecuted – Festus Keyamo
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EndSARS Promoters Must Be Prosecuted – Festus Keyamo

Those who led nationwide protests demanding extensive police reforms with the #EndSARS hashtag must be prosecuted, says Festus Keyamo. Mr Keyamo, a junior labour and employment minister stated this today while speaking with Peoples Gazette on the recent blockade of the U.S capitol. Supporters of outgoing president Donald Trump had on Wednesday invaded the parliament in a bid to halt the confirmation of Joe Biden as the next leader of the foreign country. While the invaders where arrested by the police, Mr Trump’s social media accounts were deactivated after he sent out messages suggesting he supports their actions. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter said they prohibited Mr Trump from further using their platforms over the latter’s choice of words which are inciting. For the...
Wagner College also Revokes Honorary Degree Awarded to President Trump
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Wagner College also Revokes Honorary Degree Awarded to President Trump

Wagner College, a private school in the New York borough of Staten Island has revoked an honorary degree given to President Donald Trump. This is coming after Lehigh University, a private school in Pennsylvania also revoked same degree awarded to Trump in 1988. Individuals including cabinet secretaries and institutions have distanced themselves from Trump since his supporters vandalized the Capitol and disrupted Congress during Wednesday’s certification of the Electoral College count. A committee of the Lehigh’s board of trustees voted to strip the degree on Thursday January 7, followed by the full board on Friday January 8 according to a statement from the school Wagner’s trustees on the other hand, met in a special session to review the honorary degree granted to Trump in 20...
Emulate “True Democrat Buhari” – APC Tells U.S Politicians
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Emulate “True Democrat Buhari” – APC Tells U.S Politicians

The All Progressives Congress (APC)has described events that followed the United States of America’s November 2020 presidential election and President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede defeat as condemnable. The APC said this in a statement signed by Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee on Saturday in Abuja, while reacting to the development. “The events of the past 72 hours in the U.S. are, to say the least, condemnable. Over time, elections in the U.S. had been used as a touchstone for elections in other democracies. “It is settled that strong institutions are fundamental to the sustenance of democracies. “However, this U.S. election saga strongly underscores the fact that the integrity of the country’s leade...
American celebrities react to Trump’s Twitter ban
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American celebrities react to Trump’s Twitter ban

American celebrities have reacted to the permanent suspension of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account by the tech giant on Friday. The company banned the @realdonaldtrump account citing ‘risk’ that the president would incite further violence. Twitter first locked Trump out of his account on Wednesday for inflammatory posts after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, but the company lifted the suspension the following day, usatoday.com reports.  “After a close review of recent tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” read a company statement late Friday. Many stars cheere...
Cardi B, 50 cent and others express ‘Embarrasment’ after Trump supporters storm U.S Capitol
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Cardi B, 50 cent and others express ‘Embarrasment’ after Trump supporters storm U.S Capitol

A massive crowd of protestors supporting President Donald Trump violently clashed with law enforcement Wednesday (Jan. 6) storming the U.S. Capitol and sending the building into lockdown. The chaos came amid the vote from lawmakers to certify Joe Biden’s presidential victory. Amid the turmoil, a number of celebrities have taken to Twitter to share outrage, embarrassment and shock over the state of America.
Trump speaks on the Capitol Hill attack
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Trump speaks on the Capitol Hill attack

President Donald Trump addressed the public via Twitter for the first time on Thursday since the social media platform locked the president out of his account for 12 hours. In a video posted at 7:15 p.m. on Twitter, Trump addressed the riots on Wednesday. "I'd like to begin by addressing the heinous attack on the United States Capitol. Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem. I immediately deployed the National Guard and federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel intruders," Trump said. "America is, and must always be, a nation of law and order. The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engage in the acts of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country. A...
U.S Education Secretary, Betsy Devos Resigns Over Capitol Invasion
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U.S Education Secretary, Betsy Devos Resigns Over Capitol Invasion

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has submitted her resignation, saying President Donald Trump's role in spurring the mob that breached the US Capitol on Wednesday was "the inflection point," making her the second Cabinet member to resign over the incident. In her resignation letter to Trump dated Thursday, which CNN obtained a copy of, DeVos called the rioters' behavior "unconscionable" and wrote, "There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me." "Impressionable children are watching all of this, and they are learning from us," she added. "I believe we each have a moral obligation to exercise good judgment and model the behavior we hope they would emulate. They must know from us that America is greater than what transp...
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US Capitol: Four Dead, 52 Arrested As World Leaders Condemn Invasion

Lawmakers have returned to the US Capitol to finish certifying Joe Biden's election victory, hours after Trump supporters stormed the building in a riot that saw four people die. Officials say one woman was shot by police, while three others died as a result of "medical emergencies". The pro-Trump mob stormed the building in a bid to overturn the election result, suspending a Congress session. President Donald Trump, who had urged the demonstrators to march on the Capitol, later called on them to "go home", while continuing to make false claims of electoral fraud. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the woman who was shot was part of a group of individuals that forced entry into the House room, which was still in session. They were confronted by plainclothes officers, and an officer pul...
China Goes Online To Mock “Beautiful Sight” Of US Capitol Chaos
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China Goes Online To Mock “Beautiful Sight” Of US Capitol Chaos

China’s internet erupted in mirth at America’s troubled democracy after supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol, comparing the chaos to the Hong Kong anti-government protests of 2019. On Thursday morning, state media tabloid Global Times tweeted side-by-side photo comparisons of Hong Kong protesters occupying the city’s Legislative Council Complex in July 2019 with Wednesday’s Washington riots. The latter saw hardcore Trump fans invade the US Capitol to protest the election defeat, taking selfies, scuffling with security and ransacking parts of the building. “@SpeakerPelosi once referred to the Hong Kong riots as ‘a beautiful sight to behold’,” the Global Times said in the tweet, referring to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s June 2019 comment about Ho...
Republicans’ Bid To Overturn Joe Biden’s Victory Ends
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Republicans’ Bid To Overturn Joe Biden’s Victory Ends

The Republican bid to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victory ended early Thursday morning after the Senate voted 92-7 to dismiss a challenge to Pennsylvania's Electoral College vote. The vote ended a nearly 12-hour saga that saw supporters of President Donald Trump mobbing the U.S. Capitol, in a violent incident that left four dead. Senators had returned to their chamber to debate an objection sponsored by Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley after midnight. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who told GOP senators not to engage in this effort to begin with, skipped two hours of permitted debate and went straight for a vote. Hawley was joined by his co-accomplice, Sen. Ted Cruz, as well as Florida Sen. Rick Scott, Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and newly minted...
Ex President Barack Obama Accuses President Donald Trump of Inciting Violence at the U.S Capitol Building
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Ex President Barack Obama Accuses President Donald Trump of Inciting Violence at the U.S Capitol Building

Former US president Barack Obama has accused president Donald Trump of inciting his supporters who stormed the US Capitol and violently clashed with police in an attempt to stop President-elect Joe Biden's certification on Wednesday, January 6. "History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation. But we’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise," he said. In the statement, he issued via his Twitter page, Obama also slammed Trump and his supporters' baseless claims of election fraud, saying, "For two months now, a political party and its accompanying media ecosystem has too often been unw...
IIhan Omar, Says She’s Drawing Up Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump
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IIhan Omar, Says She’s Drawing Up Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

Representative Ilhan Omar has said she's drafting articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump. Omar announced the news on Wednesday, just as the National Guard and the FBI were deployed in Washington, DC – after Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol. Omar, a Democrat rep from Minnesota, tweeted: "Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate." "We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath." Earlier in the day on Wednesday, senators met to certify Joe Biden's 2020 election. Although the action was a formality, some Republicans voted against affirming Biden's election, claiming allegations of voter fraud.
US Capitol Locked Down After Pro-Trump Protesters Storm Building
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US Capitol Locked Down After Pro-Trump Protesters Storm Building

The U.S. Capitol is locked down after pro-Trump protesters charged the steps on Wednesday as Congress began counting the Electoral College votes. Around 2 p.m., Capitol police sent out an alert: All buildings within the Capitol Complex, Capitol: Due to an external security threat located on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building, no entry or exit is permitted at this time. You may move throughout the building(s) but stay away from exterior windows and doors. If you are outside, seek cover. Both chambers abrubtly went into recess amid the chaos. The surge occurred after thousands poured into the nation’s capital to support President Donald Trump, and to protest the results of the 2020 election, which Joe Biden won. The skirmishes occurred outside in the very spot whe...
I Can’t Decertify Biden’s Win – US Vice President Mike Pence Tells Trump
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I Can’t Decertify Biden’s Win – US Vice President Mike Pence Tells Trump

US Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday January 5, reportedly told President Donald Trump that he does not have the authority to decertify President-elect Joe Biden's win when Congress meets to count electoral votes.   Pence finds himself in the most precarious position of his tenure as he prepares to preside over Wednesday’s congressional tally of Electoral College votes, bearing witness to the formalization of Trump’s election defeat.   At the end of the count, seated on the House of Representatives’ rostrum, Pence has the task of announcing who has won the majority of votes for both president and vice president.   Despite the pro forma nature of Pence’s role, he is under intense pressure from the president and legions of supporters to overturn Biden'...
Trump Pushed Georgia Officials To “Find Votes” To Tilt Election
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Trump Pushed Georgia Officials To “Find Votes” To Tilt Election

President Donald Trump pushed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" votes to overturn the election results after his loss to President-elect Biden, according to an audio recording of a phone call obtained by The Washington Post. In excerpts of the stunning one-hour phone call Saturday, Trump lambasted his fellow Republican for refusing to falsely say that he won the election in Georgia and repeatedly touted baseless claims of election fraud. "The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry. And there's nothing wrong with saying that, you know, um, that you've recalculated," Trump said in one excerpt of the call. Raffensperger responded, "Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong." In another excerpt, Trum...
Biden’s popular vote margin over Trump tops 7 million
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Biden’s popular vote margin over Trump tops 7 million

US President-elect, Joe Biden's margin over President Donald Trump in the nationwide popular vote is now more than 7 million votes, a number that might increase as several states continue counting votes.   Biden's lead over Trump is now the second largest since 2000, and is about two and a half times larger than Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead over Trump in 2016.   As of Friday morning, December 4, president-elect Biden had won about 81.2 million votes, and won about 74.2 million. Biden won 306 electoral votes, while Trump has 232. Two hundred and seventy electoral votes are needed to become president. While Biden is the president with the highest votes in history, Trump's vote count makes him the second-highest vote earner in American politics history. ...
Michigan Election Board Votes To Certify Biden’s Win
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Michigan Election Board Votes To Certify Biden’s Win

The Michigan State Board of Canvassers voted Monday to certify the state's presidential election results, a victory for President-elect Joe Biden and a major blow to President Donald Trump's withering effort to contest the results. The two Democrats on the four-member board were joined by one of its two Republicans to vote in favor of certification. The other Republican board member abstained. NBC News has projected Biden as the winner in Michigan, where the president-elect leads Trump by over 150,000 votes. It comes as Trump's allies and lawyers had called for state legislatures, including Michigan's, to name Trump electors in states won by President-elect Joe Biden. They have also made unfounded claims about irregularities and discrepancies in the vote tallies — singling out Wa...
Post Electoral Violence Breakout In US As Trump And Biden Supporters Clash
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Post Electoral Violence Breakout In US As Trump And Biden Supporters Clash

Tens of thousands of people clad in red, white and blue rallied and marched in support of outgoing President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., on Saturday afternoon to protest supposed "voter fraud" in the 2020 presidential election. But as night fell, skirmishes between protesters and counter-protesters broke out across the city. https://youtu.be/Hm0bQo12qIk https://youtu.be/K8dq0S4c4_k https://youtu.be/c2zcEgfE4EY
Joe Biden Becomes The First Democrat In 28 Years To Win Georgia
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Joe Biden Becomes The First Democrat In 28 Years To Win Georgia

Joe Biden will win Georgia, CNN projected Friday, striking at the heart of what has been a Republican presidential stronghold for nearly three decades. The former vice president is the first Democratic nominee to triumph in Georgia since Bill Clinton did it in 1992. Biden's victory adds 16 electoral votes to his tally, bringing him to 306 -- matching President Donald Trump's 2016 total. With CNN's projection that Trump will win North Carolina, the final tally is 306-232, a landslide for the President-elect, who flipped five states and a congressional district in Nebraska from red to blue in 2020. The symmetry provides the President with yet another bitter pill to swallow. Trump has spent years tweeting and talking up his margin of victory against Hillary Clinton -- one that has now b...
Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists
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Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists

President Donald Trump has been asking aides about a plan to remain in office by subverting the Electoral College, The New York Times reported Thursday. Under the scenario, GOP-controlled state legislatures would ignore the popular vote in swing states, appointing Trump loyalists to the Electoral College to secure the president a second term. Business Insider reported earlier Thursday that the plan was gaining currency among some Trump supporters — despite how unlikely it is to work. Experts say that the scenario, though technically possible, faces enormous legal and political obstacles. The sources who spoke to the Times stressed that though Trump asked about the plan, he did not seem to entertain it seriously. President Donald Trump asked top aides about a wild plan in...
Trump Golfs, Takes Photos With A Bride As Biden Wins
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Trump Golfs, Takes Photos With A Bride As Biden Wins

President Donald Trump spent Saturday golfing at the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia when major news outlets projected presidential rival Joe Biden had won the 2020 US election. President Trump finishes up his round of golf—which in the middle of, Joe Biden was declared the winner of #Election2020. After finishing the round, he stopped to take photos with a bride getting married at the club today. Watch The Video Below: https://youtu.be/_3Q_OW5Zyms
Don’t Wrongfully Claim Office Of President – Trump Warns Biden
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Don’t Wrongfully Claim Office Of President – Trump Warns Biden

President Donald Trump has warned his Democrat challenger Joe Biden not to “wrongfully claim” the White House as electoral college votes showed the former vice president close to an insurmountable lead. Trump, who has consistently threatened legal proceedings since Tuesday, made this known via Twitter Friday. He wrote, Joe Biden should not wrongfully claim the office of the President. I could make that claim also. Legal proceedings are just now beginning!
US Election: Joe Biden Says He Will Defeat Trump With A Clear Majority
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US Election: Joe Biden Says He Will Defeat Trump With A Clear Majority

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has expressed confidence that he would defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 United States Presidential Election . He explained that though votes counting dragged on from Tuesday ’ s election , he is leading in key battleground states. He said this in an address monitored by our correspondent on Saturday ( Nigerian time) . He said , “ We don ’t have a final declaration of victory yet , but the numbers tell us it ’s clear, ” Biden said from Wilmington, Delaware, tonight . “ We are going to win this race. Just look at what has happened since yesterday. 24 hours we were behind in Georgia , now we ’re ahead , and we are going to win that state. “ Twenty four hours ago we were behind in Pennsylvania , and we are going to win Pennsyl...
Trump’s Chief Of Staff, Mark Meadows Contracts Coronavirus Amid Tightly Contested Presidential Poll
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Trump’s Chief Of Staff, Mark Meadows Contracts Coronavirus Amid Tightly Contested Presidential Poll

President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has told associates he has coronavirus, according to people familiar with the matter, adding to the outbreaks connected to the White House. It wasn’t immediately clear when Meadows learned that he had contracted the virus or whether he had developed symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. He informed a close circle of advisers after Tuesday’s election, one of the people said. Meadows didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment. White House spokespeople didn’t respond to numerous e-mails and phone messages requesting comment. A Trump campaign aide, Nick Trainer, is also infected, according to two people familiar with the matter. He and campaign spokespeople declined to comment. Meadows has remained inv...
Americans Ridicule Trump As Biden Edges Closer To Victory (Pictures)
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Americans Ridicule Trump As Biden Edges Closer To Victory (Pictures)

White House security fence is covered in signs telling Trump he has lost as Biden is on track to win the presidency A temporary security fence outside the White House has been covered in signs, with many calling President Donald Trump a 'loser' and demanding he leave the Oval Office. Federal law enforcement officials revealed a 'non-scalable' fence was being added outside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in an effort to increase security ahead of Election Day. Since then, dozens of posters and placards have been pasted across the entire perimeter. One section of the fence has seven posters that make up a rectangle with the word 'loser' written in different colors and different fonts on each one. Another section has a pink sign that reads: 'Eviction Notice' next to another stating: '...
United States Election: US Speaker Pelosi Calls Biden ‘President-Elect’
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United States Election: US Speaker Pelosi Calls Biden ‘President-Elect’

"President-Elect Biden has a strong mandate to lead," Pelosi told reporters after Biden overtook President Donald Trump in the potentially decisive state of Pennsylvania. Washington: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, on Friday called Joe Biden the "president-elect" of the United States after he pulled ahead in key election results. "This morning it is clear that the Biden-Harris ticket will win the White House," Pelosi told reporters after Biden overtook President Donald Trump in the potentially decisive state of Pennsylvania. "President-Elect Biden has a strong mandate to lead," she said.   View this post on Instagram   Donald Trump Biggest Nightmare, Nancy Pelosi calls Joe Bid...
Six States Results To Decide US Presidential Poll Winner
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Six States Results To Decide US Presidential Poll Winner

As the counting of the ballots entered the second day on Thursday, anxiety and tension have heightened in the United States as results from six states held up the emergence of the election winner . As of Thursday night, results from Arizona ( 11 votes), Nevada ( 6 votes) , Georgia ( 16 votes) , Pennsylvania ( 20 votes) Wisconsin ( 10 votes) and Michigan ( 16 votes) were being awaited . While Biden has scored 253 points, President Donald Trump is trailing behind with 213 points. The winner has to score 270 points in the Electoral College system to emerge president. If Biden gets Nevada , Arizona and Wisconsin in addition to Michigan , he gets his 270 votes. Trump , however , will need Pennsylvania ’ s votes and win three states out of Georgia , North Carolina , Nevada or Arizona...
US Election 2020: Protests Rock New York, Portland And Other Cities
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US Election 2020: Protests Rock New York, Portland And Other Cities

Protesters have marched through the streets of several American cities in response to President Donald Trump’s ‘aggressive’ moves to challenge the outcome of the US presidential election. In Minneapolis, New York, protesters blocked a freeway, prompting arrests. In Portland, a large crowd gathered on the waterfront to protest Trump’s attempted interventions in the votes currently being counted. About 150 pro-Trump protesters, some of them armed in Phoenix gathered outside the county recorder’s office where a closely watched count of votes that could help determine the outcome of the election was being conducted, New York Times reports. Also some suspected supporters of the United States President, Donald Trump, said to be armed, protested at Maricopa County Election Departm...
U.S. Supreme Court May Not Have Final Say In Election, Despite Trump Threat
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U.S. Supreme Court May Not Have Final Say In Election, Despite Trump Threat

While President Donald Trump has promised to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a presidential race that is still too close to call, the nation’s top judicial body may not be the final arbiter in this election, legal experts said. Election law experts said it is doubtful that courts would entertain a bid by Trump to stop the counting of ballots that were received before or on Election Day, or that any dispute a court might handle would change the trajectory of the race in closely fought states like Michigan and Pennsylvania. With vote-counting still underway in many states in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Trump made an appearance at the White House and declared victory against Democratic challenger Joe Biden. “This is a major fraud on our nation. We want the law t...
Joe Biden Officially Receives More Votes Than Any Candidate In US History
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Joe Biden Officially Receives More Votes Than Any Candidate In US History

As states continue to count outstanding votes, Democratic nominee Joe Biden has amassed more votes than any other candidate in history. As of 2:30 p.m. ET, ABC News reported that Biden had received 69,966,532 votes, topping then-candidate Barack Obama's total of 69,498,516 in 2008. As more votes are counted, President Donald Trump is also projected to surpass Obama's 2008 total. "There are a LOT of uncounted votes in CA, NY, MD, MA, NJ and IL. Biden's popular vote margin is going to expand quite a bit," Nate Silver wrote on Twitter. "Maybe 11-12m outstanding votes between these states, which might be +25%-ish for Biden. Also a few more in CT, WA and OR. Not much outstanding vote left in red states," he continued. "It probably works out to Biden getting 52-ish percent of the po...
Trump Campaign Files Lawsuit To Halt Michigan Ballot Counting Temporarily
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Trump Campaign Files Lawsuit To Halt Michigan Ballot Counting Temporarily

The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit to halt ballot counting in Michigan. The campaign has also said it will request an ‘immediate’ recount in Wisconsin. President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed a lawsuit in Michigan seeking to stop ballot counting until representatives are allowed to witness the operation. Bill Stepien, who is the Trump 2020 campaign manager, released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying a lawsuit has been filed in the Michigan Court of Claims alleging violations of Michigan election laws. He said campaign representatives has not been provided with “meaningful access” to ballot counting locations, as required by law. The campaign is asking the court to halt ballot counting until it receives “meaningful access" to watch ballot counting operations and to...
US Presidential Election Result: Trump’s Press Secretary Tweets Sinach’s Song, ‘Way Maker’
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US Presidential Election Result: Trump’s Press Secretary Tweets Sinach’s Song, ‘Way Maker’

Kayleigh McEnany, President Donald Trump’s press secretary has gone spiritual as votes in the US Presidential election gets counted. McEnany turned to Sinach's hit song 'Way Maker' as the anxiety ahead of the conclusion of the Presidential election in the North American country builds up. Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote: “You are Way maker, Miracle worker, Promise keeper, Light in the darkness! My God, that is who You are!” - Sinach"  
Trump Claims Victory, Says He Will Dispute Election Count At Supreme Court
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Trump Claims Victory, Says He Will Dispute Election Count At Supreme Court

President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed he had won the US election, despite the final results not yet being given, and said he would go to the Supreme Court to dispute the counting of votes. “We did win this election,” Trump said in an extraordinary speech from the ceremonial East Room of the White House. “This is a fraud on the American public.” The Republican, who according to initial results is in a neck-and-neck race with Democrat Joe Biden, said he would go to court and “we want all voting to stop.” He appeared to mean stopping the counting of mail-in ballots which can be legally accepted by state election boards after Tuesday’s election, provided they were sent in time. The issue could become crucial in the states still tabulating votes in a very tight contest. ...
Why I Refused To Pay Ransom To Nigerian Kidnappers – Trump
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Why I Refused To Pay Ransom To Nigerian Kidnappers – Trump

America President Donald Trump explains why he refused to pay ransom To Terrorist Who Kidnapped An American In Nigeria. Instead he sent Navy SEAL To rescue the American hostage in Nigeria. An American hostage is safe and in the care of the US State Department, the Pentagon said Saturday, after a successful early morning rescue operation by US special forces in northern Nigeria. The hostage, Philip Nathan Walton, was abducted by armed kidnappers in southern Niger on Tuesday this week; his captors reportedly demanded a ransom of more than $1 million for his freedom. According to the Washington Post, Walton, 27, was rescued by members of the elite Seal Team 6. No US troops were harmed in the rescue, and the New York Times reports that all but one of the kidnappers were killed. ...
Trump, Biden Fight Over The Raging Virus, Climate & Race In Final Debate
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Trump, Biden Fight Over The Raging Virus, Climate & Race In Final Debate

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign’s closing debate, largely shelving the rancor that overshadowed their previous face-off in favor of a more substantive exchange that highlighted their vastly different approaches to the major domestic and foreign challenges facing the nation. The president declared the virus, which killed more than 1,000 Americans on Thursday alone, will “go away.” Biden countered that the nation was heading toward “a dark winter.” “Anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America,” Biden said. With less than two weeks until the election, Trump portrayed himself as the same outsider he first pitched to voters fou...
Over 30 Millions Americans Have Voted As Early Voting Starts
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Over 30 Millions Americans Have Voted As Early Voting Starts

Florida shattered its opening day record for in-person early voting Monday, with at least 350,000 people casting ballots and election officials continuing to count statewide late into the night. The trend continues a record-setting pace in the battleground state that is viewed as a must-win for President Donald Trump. Voting by mail, which started earlier this month, racked up more than 2.5 million ballots headed into Monday, more than double the 1.2 million during the same timeframe in 2016. More than 350,000 voters, some of whom were treated to pizza by singer Ariana Grande while they waited in line, easily surpassed 2016 numbers when 291,000 people voted on the first day of in-person early voting, which includes 52 of Florida’s 67 counties. All counties begin early voting on Sat...

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