Campaign 2020

Trump pardons Flynn, taking direct aim at Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, taking direct aim in the final days of his administration at a Russia investigation that he has long insisted was motivated by political bias. Trump announced the pardon on Wednesday, calling it his “Great Honor.” Flynn is the second Trump associate convicted in the Russia probe…

Trump Directing His Team to Cooperate on the Biden Transition

The General Services Administration has ascertained that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election. President Donald Trump, who had refused to concede the election, said Monday that he is directing his team to cooperate on the transition but is vowing to keep up the fight. The move clears the way for the start of the…

Georgia Hand Tally of Votes is Complete, Affirms Biden Lead

ATLANTA (AP) – A hand tally of the ballots cast in the presidential race has been completed. The results released Thursday by the secretary of state’s office affirm Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow lead over Republican President Donald Trump. The hand recount of about 5 million votes stemmed from an audit required by a new state law and wasn’t in response…

Georgia to Release Report on Presidential Race Hand Tally

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia election officials expect to release a report Thursday on a hand tally of the presidential race. They have repeatedly said they expect it to affirm Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow lead over Republican President Donald Trump. The secretary of state’s office expects to put out a report on the results by midday Thursday. The…

Meet the Senate District 26 Run-Off Candidates

Former State Representative John Knight, and current State Representative Kirk Hatcher will meet in a run-off for the Senate District 26 seat. John Knight received 20% of the vote Tuesday. Knight says his experience in the state house is what Montgomery needs to get things done in the Senate. “Montgomery needs experienced leadership in the Senate to be able to…

Trump Fires Agency Head Who Vouched for 2020 Vote Security

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has fired the nation’s top election security official, a widely respected member of the administration who refuted the president’s unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud. The dismissal Tuesday of the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Christopher Krebs, was abrupt. Since his loss to Democrat Joe Biden, Trump has been ridding his administration…

Trump Campaign Lawsuit over Pennsylvania Vote Heads to Court

A hearing on the Trump campaign’s federal lawsuit seeking to prevent Pennsylvania officials from certifying the vote results remains on track. It’s scheduled for Tuesday in Williamsport, after the judge quickly denied the campaign’s new lawyer’s request for a delay. The Trump campaign wants to prevent certification of state voting results that give President-elect Joe Biden Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes….

Trump Campaign Retreats from Key Claim in Pennsylvania Suit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – President Donald Trump’s campaign is withdrawing a central part of its lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania. Democrat Joe Biden captured the state to help win the White House. Ahead of a Tuesday hearing in the case, Trump’s campaign dropped the allegation that hundreds of thousands of mail-in and absentee…

President Trump Tweets Biden “Won”

President Donald Trump waves to supporters from his motorcade as people gather for a march Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) President Trump appears to have acknowledged for the first time that Joe Biden won the presidential election. But Trump is making clear he’s not conceding and will keep trying to overturn the result. Trump’s statements come…

Complete Timeline of Joe Biden’s First Day as President-elect

Here is a complete timeline of Joe Biden’s first day as President-elect. All times are Eastern: 9:10 p.m. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris brought their entire families on-stage with them to close out their victory party on Saturday night. After delivering speeches outside of the Chase Center in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, the two were joined by their…