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Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Biden names diplomatic chiefs, aiming to convey momentum and avoid fights
Biden named a diverse team of national security officials Monday, including a Latino immigrant as homeland security secretary and the first woman as intelligence chief, as he sought to convey momentum in building his administration.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Biden's nominees have pushed policies that Trump used to fuel his rise
As establishment figures take control again, they face a populace altered since Democrats last held the White House.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Live updates: GSA ready to begin transition; Biden to name first female heads of national intelligence, treasury
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name Janet Yellen as treasury secretary, and he chose Alejandro Mayorkas to head the Department of Homeland Security, Avril D. Haines as director of national intelligence, and John F. Kerry as special presidential envoy for climate.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Sen. Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on Judiciary Committee
The announcement from the California lawmaker comes weeks after liberal groups criticized her handling of Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings.

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Nov 23, 2020

Trump relents on transition as Republicans join mounting calls for him to acknowledge Biden's win
While short of a concession, the president's move paves the way for Biden's team to receive funding and security briefings and sets in motion the steps needed for a peaceful transfer of power.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Obama, in Washington Post interview, rejects criticism he didn't push hard enough for Democratic policies
He expressed optimism that members of Biden's incoming administration could begin to restore divisions sown between the United States and its global allies.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Live updates: GSA says it is ready to begin transition; Biden set to name first female director of national intelligence, treasury secretary
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name Janet Yellen as treasury secretary, and he chose Alejandro Mayorkas to head the Department of Homeland Security, Avril D. Haines as director of national intelligence, and John F. Kerry as special presidential envoy for climate.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Michigan board votes to certify the state's election results, dealing Trump another blow
In the run-up to Monday's meeting, President Trump made an extraordinary personal intervention in state, seeking to undo President-elect Joe Biden's win.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Live updates: Biden set to name first female director of national intelligence, treasury secretary
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name Janet Yellen as treasury secretary, and he chose Alejandro Mayorkas to head the Department of Homeland Security, Avril D. Haines as director of national intelligence, and John F. Kerry as special presidential envoy for climate.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

The virus cared a lot less about politics than the politicians did
Republicans insisted that Democrats would abandon pandemic precautions after Nov. 3. The pandemic made that impossible.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Why the Trump campaign's big legal flameout in Pennsylvania seems like a turning point, even for Republicans
It's hard to imagine what else would need to happen to prompt other Republicans to speak up.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Post-Trump, his party and his favorite network have to figure out their relationship with reality
Fox News and the GOP face vocal opposition from Trump diehards who've embraced his falsehoods.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Obama, in Washington Post interview, says there's been ‘some damage done' on foreign relations
He expressed optimism that members of Biden's incoming administration could begin to restore divisions sown between the United States and its global allies.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Live updates: Biden announces foreign policy, national security team
President-elect Joe Biden continues a transition to the White House that will also include the formal unveiling of his first Cabinet picks.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Detroit had more vote errors in 2016 when Trump won Michigan by a narrow margin. He didn't object then.
Republican officials have called on the state to delay certifying the election results because of "irregularities" in Wayne County. But the numbers were worse four years ago.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Republican national security experts call on Trump to concede, begin transition
Imploring GOP lawmakers to speak up, more than 100 former officials issued a statement Monday saying Trump's refusal to accept the election results is dangerous and harmful.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Why Democrats face an uphill battle in Georgia's Senate runoffs
Biden received 100,000 more votes than Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate in the regular Senate election; he outperformed the eight Democratic candidates in the special Senate election by the same amount.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Washington Post hosts live interview with Barack Obama
It's the first live interview of the tour for his new memoir, "A Promised Land," the first of an expected two volumes on his presidency.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

What line did Sidney Powell cross that Rudy Giuliani didn't?
Ridiculous claims and embarrassing behavior are clearly acceptable. So what wasn't?

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Timeline: Trump's revolving door of lawyers
Sidney Powell is the most high-profile departure yet. But she's got plenty of company in being in then out.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Live updates: Biden to meet with mayors; Michigan canvassing board plans meeting on election results
President-elect Joe Biden continues a transition to the White House that will also include the formal unveiling of his first Cabinet picks.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Conservatives grumbling about censorship say they're flocking to Parler. They told us so on Twitter.
The pro-Trump Internet can't stop talking about their exodus from Big Tech. But very few of them have actually abandoned their long-time social media homes.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Now comes the hardest part: Getting a coronavirus vaccine from loading dock to upper arm
Buoyed by promising results from major clinical trials of two coronavirus vaccines, public health officials are preparing for the daunting task ahead of delivering those shots to tens of millions of Americans.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 23, 2020

Giuliani keeps peddling debunked falsehoods on behalf of Trump
A key talking point about Michigan has been completely discredited, but that doesn't stop Trump's attorney from repeating it.

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Nov 23, 2020

Biden picks Antony Blinken as secretary of state, emphasizing experience and the foreign policy establishment
Biden is also planning to announce Linda Thomas-Greenfield as his nominee for ambassador to the United Nations.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 22, 2020

The Trailer: All the votes Trump and his allies are challenging
In this edition: How to get rid of 5.2 million votes, the down-ballot Republicans adopting the new "don't concede" mindset, and the latest from Georgia.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 22, 2020

In last-gasp maneuver, Trump campaign tries to invalidate thousands of votes as Wisconsin recount gets underway
The president's campaign sought to disqualify all votes cast in person before Election Day in two Democratic strongholds.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 22, 2020

Kelly Loeffler tests negative for the coronavirus but will keep isolating, campaign says
The potential disruption to her campaign comes as she and her Republican colleague, Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), try to fend off Democratic challengers in high-stakes runoff elections that will determine which party controls the Senate.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 22, 2020

Chris Christie calls the conduct of Trump's legal team a ‘national embarrassment'
He and several other Republicans have begun to publicly urge the president to concede.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 22, 2020

Biden to name first Cabinet picks on Tuesday, top aide says
Incoming chief of staff Ronald A. Klain, however, declined to say who or what positions will be announced.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 22, 2020

Kelly Loeffler isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus, then getting inconclusive result
The potential disruption to her campaigning comes as Loeffler and her Republican colleague, Sen. David Perdue, try to fend off Democratic challengers in runoff elections in Georgia.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 22, 2020

Actually, it makes perfect sense that Biden would get more votes than Obama
Trump supporters keep claiming that Biden's vote total bolsters his false claims of improprieties.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 22, 2020

Trump campaign requests recount of hand-recounted results in Georgia, which is unlikely to change outcome
Under Georgia law, the losing candidate can request a recount once results are certified.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 21, 2020

Kelly Loeffler quarantining after testing positive for the coronavirus, then getting inconclusive result
The potential disruption to her campaigning comes as Loeffler and her Republican colleague, Georgia Sen. David Perdue, try to fend off Democratic challengers in runoff elections.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 21, 2020

Joe Biden spent much of the general election in his basement. Now, he and his aides ponder a very public inauguration.
The Biden team sees the inaugural as a way to affirm the legitimacy of his presidency and set its tone.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 21, 2020

Trump privately plots his next act — including a potential 2024 run
In a nod to the reality that he is destined to leave office in January, the president is seriously contemplating life beyond the White House, telling advisers he wants to remain an omnipresent force in politics and the media.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 21, 2020

Trump's quest to overturn election runs into quiet resistance from local and state Republicans
Many GOP lawmakers have given credence to the president's baseless fraud claims by launching websites and tip lines aimed at uncovering election irregularities, but only a few have appeared willing to endorse an extraordinary move to appoint pro-Trump electors where Joe Biden won.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 21, 2020

In scathing opinion, federal judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania
The suit, in which Trump sought to block the certification of the state's election results, made "strained legal arguments without merit," District Judge Matthew W. Brann wrote.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 21, 2020

Obscure Michigan board thrust into fracas over electoral results
A Republican member's willingness to consider discredited voting fraud claims has brought additional attention to the panel.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 21, 2020

Republican leaders ask Michigan election board to delay certification of results, in latest GOP effort to cast doubt on the vote
The letter from the chairwomen of the state and national GOP comes after state lawmakers not to interfere with election.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 21, 2020

Trump privately plots his next act — including a potential 2024 rematch
In a nod to the reality that he is destined to leave office in January, the president is seriously contemplating life beyond the White House, telling advisers that he wants to remain an omnipresent force in politics and the media.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 21, 2020

Trump administration finalizes rule that could make thousands more organs available for transplant
About 113,000 people are on the waiting list for kidneys, livers, hearts, lungs, pancreases and intestines.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 21, 2020

A vindictive Trump seeks to undermine Biden's presidency
Overturning the election was never really possible. Instead he wants his followers, and even some Republican lawmakers, to see Biden as illegitimate.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, has tested positive for the coronavirus
The president-elect plans to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) in Wilmington, Del., as he continues his transition to the White House.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Michigan attorney general ponders criminal probes of state and local officials who bend to Trump's will on overturning election results
The deliberations reflect growing anxiety among Democrats and some Republicans in the state over the president's efforts to reach into the local vote-counting process.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Pence seeks to express support for Trump — while avoiding baseless election claims
Visiting Georgia, which was just called for Biden, the vice president encouraged crowds to fight for "every legal vote" to be counted, without calling the election rigged as Trump has done.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Georgia certifies election results — the first to do so among states where Trump is mounting legal challenges
Gov. Brian Kemp also certified the results as required by law, though he said he was troubled by irregularities.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Trump suffers twin defeats in his effort to overturn Biden's victory in key states
Georgia officials certified Biden's roughly 12,000-vote win there, and Republican lawmakers from Michigan met with President Trump at the White House but said they learned nothing that would warrant overturning Biden's victory.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Trump's lawyers have lots of affidavits. That doesn't mean as much as it seems.
How much weight do these affidavits carry? And what is their true reliability.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Supreme Court continues capital punishment trend with Barrett on the bench
The newest justice takes part for first time as the court allowed the latest execution of a federal prisoner.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

After White House meeting with Trump, Michigan lawmakers say they are not aware of information that would change election results
Their posture is a blow to President Trump, whose legal team has made baseless accusations of widespread fraud in Michigan and other states in an effort to delay the vote certification process.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Most Republicans greet Trump's push to overturn the election with a customary response: Silence
Three Republican senators criticized Trump's efforts to overturn the election results. The others responded with what has become their go-to reaction: Silence.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Live updates: Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, has tested positive for the coronavirus
The president-elect plans to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) in Wilmington, Del., as he continues his transition to the White House.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Live updates: Georgia secretary of state certifies results, including Biden as the winner of presidential vote
The president-elect plans to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) in Wilmington, Del., as he continues his transition to the White House.

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Nov 20, 2020

Michigan lawmakers arrive at the White House amid urgent push to head off Trump's pressure campaign
There have been numerous overtures to the two Republican state leaders to persuade them not to embrace Trump's claims, according to people familiar with the efforts.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

As Democrats fume, the Trump appointee who can start the Biden transition is in no hurry
Federal agencies have received instructions to prepare briefing materials but not provide them or take any calls from Biden's team.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Senate holds hearing on hydroxychloroquine, despite no evidence it works against covid-19
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) called the hearing despite overwhelming evidence that the drug touted by President Trump as a silver-bullet solution to the pandemic is ineffective in protecting against covid-19.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

The campaign to flip the election
Will anyone stop the president's attempts to overturn the election? Revisiting the iconic album documenting John Lennon's last years. And, where tourists go for fake coronavirus test results.

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Nov 20, 2020

What you need to know about Dominion, the company that Trump and his lawyers baselessly claim ‘stole' the election
The voting systems corporation handles elections for jurisdictions across the United States.

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Nov 20, 2020

Supreme Court postpones hearing on congressional effort to obtain secret Mueller material
House lawyers said an incoming new president and Congress make the case impractical at this time.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Live updates: Georgia secretary of state issues correction, saying certification of its general election results is still under way
The president-elect plans to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) in Wilmington, Del., as he continues his transition to the White House.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Live updates: Ga. certifies Biden as state's presidential vote winner; president-elect to meet with top Democrats
The president-elect plans to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) in Wilmington, Del., as he continues his transition to the White House.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

As Trump gets more brazen about trying to steal the election, can congressional Republicans ditch him?
Or are they stuck with the president as he tries to undermine democracy.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Biden brushes aside Trump attempts to overturn the election, confident his victory will stand
Democrats so far have treated the president's moves more as a tantrum than a threat to Biden's assumption of the presidency.

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Nov 20, 2020

Biden paints Trump as reckless, as Pence and science advisers cheer vaccine news
At dueling public events, the president-elect and the White House offered starkly different views of Trump's pandemic response.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

In Georgia, get-out-the-vote operations that helped Biden win haven't stopped
Democratic groups are already mobilizing voters ahead of the Jan. 5 runoffs for two Senate seats.

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Nov 20, 2020

Fact-checking the craziest news conference of the Trump presidency
President Trump's attorneys offered a stew of falsehoods and conspiracy theories in a desperate effort to claim he did not lose the election.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

The Trump campaign's much-hyped affidavit features a big, glaring error
The Trump campaign claims voter turnout was as much as 350 percent in some precincts in Michigan. Except they got the state wrong. And that's not all.

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Nov 20, 2020

Who Joe Biden is picking to fill his White House and Cabinet
One of President-elect Joe Biden's very first tasks will be filling the key positions in his White House and Cabinet.

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Nov 20, 2020

Hogan's first batch of coronavirus tests from South Korea were flawed, never used
Maryland governor quietly bought replacement tests; aides kept problems from lawmakers.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Biden, top Democrats lay groundwork for multibillion-dollar push to boost U.S. broadband
President-elect Joe Biden and top congressional Democrats are laying the groundwork to seek a massive increase in federal broadband spending next year, hoping they can secure billions of dollars in new government aid to improve internet access and affordability -- and help people stay online during the pandemic.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Live updates: Biden to meet with top Democratic lawmakers as Trump presses bid to reverse election results
The president-elect plans to huddle with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) in Wilmington, Del., as he continues his transition to the White House.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Latinas for Trump founder unseated Florida Democrat after ‘shadow candidate' with his surname entered the race
Alex Rodriguez did not live in Miami and had never been involved in politics. But he did share a last name with the Democratic incumbent in a heated race for state Senate.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 20, 2020

Nearly 3,500 federal workers to get benefits for contracting the coronavirus at work
Death benefits have been granted to survivors of 14 federal employees who caught the virus on the job.

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Nov 20, 2020

Drew S. Days III, first African American to lead civil rights division at Justice Department, dies at 79
A prominent civil rights lawyer, he served under President Bill Clinton as solicitor general.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

Ga. hand recount confirms Biden's lead; president-elect speaks virtually with governors
The president-elect is seeking to keep a focus on combatting the coronavirus as the president has another day without any scheduled public events.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

Live updates: Ga. hand recount confirms Biden's lead; president-elect speaks virtually with governors
The president-elect is seeking to keep a focus on combatting the coronavirus as the president has another day without any scheduled public events.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

Trump uses power of presidency to try to overturn the election and stay in office
After courts rejected the Trump campaign's baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud, the president is now trying to remain in power with a wholesale assault on the integrity of the vote.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

Trump's escalating attacks put pressure on vote certification process
The immediate focus is on the four-member Michigan state canvassing board, which is scheduled to meet Monday on whether to certify President-elect Joe Biden's large win in that state.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

The Trailer: The very different view of the election from pro-Trump media
In this edition: What the election looks like in pro-Trump media, an interview with the Republican tasked with winning Senate races, and the latest from Georgia's runoffs.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

Live updates: President-elect Biden speaks virtually with governors about coronavirus
The president-elect is seeking to keep a focus on combatting the coronavirus as the president has another day without any scheduled public events.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

Here's how seriously you should take the Trump legal team's conspiracy theories
After more than an hour of nonsense, attorney Sidney Powell squeezed in one last morsel for good measure.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

Trump's legal team lights a fuse beneath its remaining credibility
They offered a series of bizarre conspiracy theories — including that the election was undone by a communist plot — and logical inconsistencies, all of which validated the extremely skeptical coverage of their claims.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

Trump invites Michigan Republican leaders to meet him at White House as he escalates attempts to overturn election results
Jonathan Kinloch, a Democrat and the board's vice chairman, told The Washington Post that it's too late for the pair to reverse course, as the certified results have been sent to the secretary of state in accordance with state rules.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

GOP's post-election tactics are causing more concern about suppressing the Black vote, even after it happened
Recent incidents in Michigan and Georgia seem to confirm some Black Americans' fears about voter suppression.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

An unusually easy Trump debunking: There was no suspicious vote dump in Wisconsin
Trump's goal is obfuscation, not accuracy.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

The past two weeks have distilled Trump's presidency to its most basic motivation: Power
As thousands die each week from an uncontrolled pandemic, Trump's focused solely on saving his political life.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

Trump and allies have sought to exclude 1 of every 10 votes in key states
The Trump effort has cast a broad net, including a vast majority of clearly legal votes.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

Biden holds event with front-line health-care workers; Trump to seek Wisconsin recount
The president-elect staged a virtual meeting from Wilmington, Del. President Trump had no public events.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

Live updates: Biden to speak virtually with governors on pandemic as Trump presses legal challenges
The president-elect is seeking to keep a focus on combatting the coronavirus as the president has another day without any scheduled public events.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

Disarray and defeats mark post-election period as Trump struggles to govern and fails to change vote results
As he has embraced denial about his election loss and the surging coronavirus crisis, the concluding weeks of his presidency have been marked by rudderless and haphazard governance.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

Biden urged to rebuild the relationship between the government and its workers
Labor, management groups ask Biden to resume forums that facilitated workplace relations under the Clinton and Obama administrations.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 19, 2020

The Trump campaign was not denied access to Philadelphia's ballot count
The president keeps making claims that the courts say are wrong.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 18, 2020

As defeats pile up, Trump tries to delay vote count in last-ditch attempt to cast doubt on Biden victory
Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, has told associates his ambition is to stall the vote certification in an effort to have GOP lawmakers pick electors, a outcome that appears unattainable.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 18, 2020

For three hours, an obscure county board in Michigan was at the center of U.S. politics
The votes by the four-member Wayne County Board of Canvassers briefly raised, then dashed, Trump allies' hopes.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 18, 2020

As defeats pile up, Trump tries to delay vote count in last-ditch effort to cast doubt on Biden victory
Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, has told associates his ambition is to stall the vote certification in an effort to have GOP lawmakers pick electors, a outcome that appears unattainable.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 18, 2020

Biden warns that ‘tough guy' approach to the coronavirus leads to deaths
Amid a nationwide surge, the incoming president welcomed a change of heart from some Republican leaders.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 18, 2020

In Michigan, Trump's conspiracy-theory-driven fantasy of winning the election bumped into reality: American voters
A late-night meeting in Detroit first animated, then dashed, President Trump's hopes of undermining Joe Biden's win.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 18, 2020

Virus threat reaches into halls of Congress, clouding Senate agenda
The coronavirus diagnosis of Sen. Charles Grassley is the biggest threat to Washington lawmakers since Sen. Rand Paul was diagnosed in March, and it leaves Congress's year-end agenda in doubt.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 18, 2020

The recount in Georgia is going quite well for Trump. He's still complaining. He's still losing.
The review of votes cast narrowed Biden's lead, but not enough.

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