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Trump's Top Cyber Official at DHS Shoots Down Election Fraud Claims

Source: Mediaite

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs appeared to oppose President Donald Trump’s allegations that the election was rigged on Tuesday.

In a Twitter post, Krebs — a Trump appointee — pointed out that, “On allegations that election systems were manipulated, 59 election security experts all agree” the claims were either “unsubstantiated” or “incoherent.”

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Krebs was referencing an open letter signed by scientists, professors, and security experts who shot down Trump’s claims of election fraud.

“We are aware of alarming assertions being made that the 2020 election was ‘rigged’ by exploiting technical vulnerabilities. However, in every case of which we are aware, these claims either have been unsubstantiated or are technically incoherent,” the letter declared, adding, “To our collective knowledge, no credible evidence has been put forth that supports a conclusion that the 2020 election outcome in any state has been altered through technical compromise.”

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/politics/trumps-top-cyber-official-at-dhs-shoots-down-presidents-voter-fraud-talk-59-election-experts-agree-claims-are-unsubstantiated-or-incoherent/
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Tue Nov 17, 2020, 04:22 PM (4 replies)

Trump-Voting Counties Make Up Just 29 Percent of U.S. Economic Output

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-counties-make-just-29-percent-us-economic-output-2020-election-study-shows-1546951

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Counties won by Democratic President-elect Joe Biden make up 70 percent of all U.S. economic output—or gross domestic product (GDP)—a new post-election study finds.

Biden has repeated the phrase "there are no blue states or red states, just the United States" in several appeals to President Donald Trump's voters since being named President-elect Saturday. But the more than 75.6 million votes Biden won in the 2020 election led him to victory in nearly all of the country's top 100 most powerful local economies.

Meanwhile, Trump voter counties make up less than one-third of the country's economic output, a Brookings Institution study said. The president's unsuccessful re-election bid hinged on his touting of the pre-pandemic economy. But his railing against urban areas as "crime infested" rather than centers of American wealth only allowed him to amass more rural county voters.

"Trump's losing base of 2,497 counties represents just 29% of the economy," the post-election analysis co-authors found.
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Fri Nov 13, 2020, 07:25 PM (4 replies)

HAHAHA: Trump-Appointed Judge Throws Out Trump Campaign's Inadequate Lawsuit Against CNN

A Donald Trump-appointed federal judge on Thursday dismissed a libel lawsuit filed by the president’s re-election campaign, which alleged that CNN intentionally published false statements about the administration’s solicitation of election assistance from foreign governments. The decision marks yet another legal defeat for the president in the week since he lost the election to Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

https://lawandcrime.com/awkward/trump-appointed-judge-throws-out-trump-campaigns-inadequate-lawsuit-against-cnn/

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu Nov 12, 2020, 06:20 PM (15 replies)

Trump's National Security Adviser Tells Staff: Don't Even Mention Biden's Name

President Donald Trump continues to refuse to cede the election. His national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, is enabling the mayhem, four senior officials told The Daily Beast.

O’Brien—once viewed as a potential check on Trump’s erratic national security demands—endorsed the installation of a pair of Trumpists at the Pentagon’s highest levels, while a defense secretary O’Brien has long opposed was fired by tweet.

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Other officials familiar with the matter noted that O’Brien has also pushed national security officials to publicly embrace the absurd Trump message that the election has not been certified and that there are still legal battles playing out across the country that could turn in the president’s favor.

“If you even mention Biden’s name… that’s a no-go, you’d be fired,” one national security official said. “Everyone is scared of even talking about the chance of working with the [Biden] transition.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-national-security-adviser-tells-staff-dont-even-mention-bidens-name?ref=home
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu Nov 12, 2020, 04:39 PM (17 replies)

Biden-voting counties equal 70% of America's economy

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2020/11/09/biden-voting-counties-equal-70-of-americas-economy-what-does-this-mean-for-the-nations-political-economic-divide/

Biden captured virtually all of the counties with the biggest economies in the country (depicted by the largest blue tiles in the nearby graphic), including flipping the few that Clinton did not win in 2016.

By contrast, Trump won thousands of counties in small-town and rural communities with correspondingly tiny economies (depicted by the red tiles). Biden’s counties tended to be far more diverse, educated, and white-collar professional, with their aggregate nonwhite and college-educated shares of the economy running to 35% and 36%, respectively, compared to 16% and 25% in counties that voted for Trump.

In short, 2020’s map continues to reflect a striking split between the large, dense, metropolitan counties that voted Democratic and the mostly exurban, small-town, or rural counties that voted Republican. Blue and red America reflect two very different economies: one oriented to diverse, often college-educated workers in professional and digital services occupations, and the other whiter, less-educated, and more dependent on “traditional” industries.

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Tue Nov 10, 2020, 02:07 PM (0 replies)

Flashback: Obama surprises VP Joe Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Sun Nov 8, 2020, 09:23 PM (8 replies)

Canadian responds to Trump supporters who want to move to Canada: "Stay the fuck AWAY!"

https://twitter.com/polarsprite/status/1325434491234480134?s=20
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Sun Nov 8, 2020, 04:58 PM (57 replies)

Joy Reid: Trump Supporters Decided All of His Cruelty Was Fine, So Yeah, We're Gonna Dunk on Y'all

Joy Reid: Trump Supporters Decided All of His ‘Cruelty’ Was Fine, So ‘Yeah, We’re Gonna Dunk on Y’all’ Today

https://www.mediaite.com/election-2020/joy-reid-trump-supporters-decided-all-of-his-cruelty-was-fine-so-yeah-were-gonna-dunk-on-yall-today/

“We have had four years of mass deaths. 240,000 of our fellow Americans have died and Donald Trump was vowing to kill another several million of us through herd immunity. He didn’t care about the dead. He ripped 1,000 children from their parents without a second thought. Stephen Miller has been installed in the White House for four years practicing open, vile racism and xenophobia and making it policy.

Millions of federal employees, hundreds of thousands of them have been barred from talking about systemic racism. They reversed policy on everything that was designed to make this country more fair for people like me. My immigrant family members, none of them could have come here under the rules that they placed against people who are Black and brown and coming from countries that are majority Muslim. They banned Muslim travelers, grandmas that wanted to see their grandkids. The cruelty, the hideousness of this administration. The awfulness.

They were threatening to take away my friends that are gay, that are married, and invalidate their marriages. They put in a Supreme Court that threatened to take away our health care, our desperately-needed health care. All my kids except one would be off my health care if they accomplished that. They are threatening our lives. They don’t mind if we die. So I’m sorry if the Trump supporters are feeling a little sad this morning, but, yes, we’re going to dunk on y’all, because you 70 million people said all of that was fine, do more of that, just give me a few more pennies in tax cuts if you don’t make a million dollars a year. You didn’t even really get anything. All you got was cruelty towards people like me.”
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Sat Nov 7, 2020, 04:20 PM (7 replies)

Will the media now go on breathlessly about how the GOP failed to reach urban voters in 2020?

The same way they went on for months about how Hillary failed to reach white "working class" voters in the Midwest in 2016?

It looks like Biden will not only have the same number of electoral votes as Trump did in 2016, but he will have received the most votes in American history when all is said and done.

Will the media spend months interviewing urban voters in cities like Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, etc?

Don't hold your breath.
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Fri Nov 6, 2020, 02:10 PM (10 replies)

Biden is now projected to receive more votes for president than any other candidate in U.S. history





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Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to receive more votes for president than any other candidate in U.S. election history. With many precincts still reporting results, he had already gathered 69,165,955 votes on Wednesday morning, compared to former President Barack Obama's 2008 popular vote total of 69,498,516.

The news follows reports on Tuesday night that the 2020 election was shaping up to have the highest voter turnout since 1908, when 65 percent of eligible Americans voted, The New York Times reports. The country was on track for around 160 million votes this year, which would put the eligible turnout rate at around 67 percent.

https://theweek.com/speedreads/947822/biden-now-projected-receive-more-votes-president-than-other-candidate-history
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Wed Nov 4, 2020, 12:36 PM (2 replies)
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