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News about 2016 election:

    America is waging two wars against lethal threats — a very public one against COVID-19, and a more clandestine one with foreign adversaries targeting our democratic elections. The stealth campaign waged by our intelligence community to detect, deter and defeat a global assault on how we pick a president is about to become much more...
    Voters in America will decide on 3 November whether Donald Trump remains in the White House for another four years. The Republican president is being challenged by Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden, who is best known as Barack Obama's vice-president but has been in US politics since the 1970s. As election day approaches, polling...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 39 points in California, 67 percent to 28 percent, according to a Berkeley IGS (Institute of Governmental Studies) poll released on Tuesday. Biden’s current poll margin is nine points higher than Hillary Clinton’s 30 point margin, 61 percent to 31 percent, over Trump in...
    Hillary Clinton speculated that "sabotage" of the United States Postal Service (USPS) could become the "Trump strategy" in aiding his reelection victory in November. President Trump has repeatedly railed against mail-in voting, warning of voter fraud and delayed  results for the November 3 election against Joe Biden, although he reversed himself on Tuesday with his...
    Looking through Ryan Lizza and Daniel Lippman’s piece on Donald Trump’s campaign in Politico, I was struck by how widespread the impression is that the president employed “a bag of tricks” to get elected in 2016. There are a lot of people who seem to believe that Trump’s sagging polls indicate that he’s like a children’s birthday party...
    An election security expert told Congress that the biggest challenge going into November's election is not vote security but the public's confidence in the system. John Gilligan, president and CEO of the Center for Internet Security – an organization that provides election security advice – said Tuesday that when it comes to faith in the voting process, the last presidential election...
    With less than three months to go until the 2020 election, federal, state and local officials are working to strengthen election security after U.S. intelligence agencies warned of the threat of interference by Russia or others who want to undermine our democracy. That follows evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election. "We're kind of seeing the same...
    By David Shwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Arizona's largest county who built a national reputation as a staunch opponent of illegal immigration and found a powerful ally in President Donald Trump, is seeking to win his old job in Tuesday's Republican primary. Arpaio, 88, who called himself “America’s toughest sheriff,”...
    Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski won't support a potential "double standard" for Senate Supreme Court confirmations. With the 2020 general election only 91 days away, Senate Republicans are grappling with whether or not they would fill a vacancy on the high court. Some Republicans, such as Murkowski, feel the GOP should adhere to a...
    CNN’s Jim Sciutto asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Monday whether Republicans were engaging with foreign powers to influence the 2020 election — but failed to ask whether Democrats had stopped using foreign intelligence agents to collect information for their own campaign. “Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), he is working with a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker on dirt...
    Sunday, during an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) reacted to an interview former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett gave to Maria Bartiromo earlier in the week. Johnson dismissed Jarrett’s remarks that downplayed former President Barack Obama’s role in a 2016 investigation into the Trump presidential campaign, adding there was...
    Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP Election day in the US is officially 3 November, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are being encouraged to take advantage of early voting initiatives that open as soon as September to decrease the risks to themselves and others. From voter suppression to polling and debates, here are some of the...
    Some things never change. The sky is blue, water is wet, and Democrats want you to be poor and desperate. With the 2020 presidential election only 96 days away, now is the time to reflect on the 2016 election. This Crowder Classic may be an older clip, but it remains relevant. Steven...
    DONALD Trump has bashed Hillary Clinton for "never accepting" that she lost to him. The president made the comments regarding the 2016 presidential election in an interview with Axios. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 3The president said Clinton 'never accepted' the resultsCredit: HBO 3The Democrat...
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign said on Thursday it was expanding advertising into the battleground state of Ohio, highlighting his media offensive into states that President Donald Trump won in 2016. The new ad marks Biden's first advertising push of the general election season into Ohio - where Trump beat Democrat...
    New York (CNN Business)Feeding incendiary documents to news outlets. Infiltrating activist groups. Sowing division and confusion. It might sound like a recap of Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 US election, but some of these same tactics were laid bare in a CNN television report on Soviet disinformation efforts back in 1983. The report...
            by Eric Lendrum  As the 2020 election draws nearer, search engine and tech giant Google is being exposed as engaging in election interference by artificially altering search results to negatively impact right-wing sites, as reported by Breitbart. Breitbart reports that its own visibility on Google search results has been reduced by...
    As the war on conservative voices online reaches fever pitch in the run-up to November’s presidential election, Silicon Valley’s oligarchy finally was called to account Wednesday on ­Capitol Hill. “Big Tech is out to get conservatives” Ohio Republican Jim Jordan told the bosses of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. “That’s not a suspicion, that’s not...
    Attorney General Bill Barr appears before the House Judiciary Committee on July 28, 2020.Matt Mcclain/CNP via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.When Attorney General Bill Barr appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, there were plenty of contentious exchanges. The nation’s top law enforcement official...
    Joe Raedle/Getty Images President Donald Trump leads former Vice President Joe Biden by a little more than 3-1 among the mostly white voters who previously voted for Biden and former President Barack Obama, according to a Zogby Analytics survey released Wednesday. The polling outfit said Trump leads Biden by 65 percent to 21 percent among...
    The Babylon Bee headline was perfect. “’Trump Might Not Accept The Results Of The 2020 Election,’ Says Movement That Still Hasn’t Accepted Results Of 2016 Election.” “Leftists are warning that President Donald Trump might not accept the results of the 2020 election,” the satirical website wrote. “These same leftists have spent the last four years...
    A few days after the 2016 election, at an internal meeting later leaked to Breitbart News, top Google executives, including Sundar Pichai, Sergey Brin, and Kent Walker lamented Trump’s victory, comparing Trump voters to “extremists,” and discussing their desire to make the Trump’s election and the populist movement a “blip” in history.” True to their...
    Washington (CNN)Less than 100 days out from the election, President Donald Trump pushed back against criticism that his handling of the coronavirus pandemic is negatively impacting his bid for a second term. At a briefing in North Carolina on Monday, Trump claimed his poll numbers were "very good," referring especially to a few battleground states....
    President Hillary Clinton would be wrapping up her first term right now, following the earlier presidencies of Thomas Dewey, Michael Dukakis, Al Gore, John Kerry and Mitt Romney if public opinion polls on presidential elections were always accurate. All these losing presidential candidates were ahead of their opponents at some point when they campaigned for our...
    President Donald Trump walks to the Rose Garden for a press conference at the White House on July 14, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/CNP via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.President Donald Trump blazed into Sunday with a strong assessment of his campaign’s standing, just 100 days until...
    Democrats want to use climate change to build a winning coalition in 2020, not just to energize the party’s left-wing base but also to pick off center-right voters fed up with President Trump. The strategy bucks conventional election wisdom. Typically, candidates veer toward the center heading into a general election, tempering any rhetoric around polarizing...
    Appearing Saturday on MSNBC, network national security analyst Malcolm Nance claimed, without evidence, that President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and its “vigilantes” will “most likely” hack the Democrat Party’s systems if the Russian government opts against it. A transcript is as follows:  TIFFANY CROSS: There are multiple intelligence reports that are highlighting very concerning things. One thing...
    Donald Trump reportedly asked the FBI during his first intelligence briefing in 2016 whether the Russians were bad — a question that came as the FBI was reportedly warning the candidate that they were trying to infiltrate his campaign. A summary of the briefing published on Friday by Politico showed that Trump was curious about...
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence warned Friday that adversaries like China, Russia and Iran are “seeking to compromise” private communications of U.S. political campaigns, candidates and other political targets to influence the 2020 election. Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Bill Evanina on Friday said election security “remains a top...
    EXCLUSIVE: A newly-declassified document reveals that the FBI agent who delivered the defensive briefing on election interference to the Trump campaign in August 2016 used it as a “cover” to monitor then-candidate Donald Trump and Michael Flynn, a source familiar with the document told Fox News.The document, which was declassified by Director of National Intelligence...
    A former Tucson resident has been sentenced to three years of probation for voting twice by mail in the 2016 general election. State prosecutors said 62-year-old Randy Allen Jumper of Incline Village, Nevada, had pleaded guilty last month to one felony count of attempted illegal voting. As a part of his sentencing Monday, Jumper’s right...
    (CNN)On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia the previous month.On March 16, 2016, Senate Republicans made clear that they would not even hold confirmation hearings for Garland, much less schedule a vote on whether he should ascend to the Court.Given...
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested Monday night that President Donald Trump commuted Roger Stone’s prison sentence to prevent his former adviser from revealing what happened during the 2016 election. Stone blackmailed the president, forcing Trump into commuting the longtime GOP operative’s sentence or risk having his former confidante turn on him, Clinton told...
    (CNN)The death of George Floyd and subsequent protests reshaped the presidential race. It brought race relations, racism and police brutality to the forefront. In that time, former Vice President Joe Biden's advantage over President Donald Trump expanded from about six points to closer to 10 points. Interestingly, however, Trump continues to do something perhaps unexpectedly...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he is putting Russia and other foreign governments “on notice” that he would act aggressively as president to counter any interference in U.S. elections. The statement came hours after Democratic leaders issued a new warning that Congress appears to be the target of a foreign interference...
    Hillary Clinton has claimed that President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his former adviser as 'a continuation of the cover-up' into the Russia probe. The former Secretary of State opened up on Joy Reid's inaugural The ReidOut show on MSNBC Monday night, telling the host that the controversial move was 'to basically shut up...
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is refusing to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election, recalling a similar threat he made weeks before the 2016 vote, as he scoffs at polls showing him lagging behind Democrat Joe Biden. Trump says it's too early to make such an ironclad guarantee....
    By AAMER MADHANI, COLLEEN LONG and WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is refusing to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election, recalling a similar threat he made weeks before the 2016 vote, as he scoffs at polls showing him lagging behind Democrat Joe Biden. Trump...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is refusing to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election, recalling a similar threat he made weeks before the 2016 vote, as he scoffs at polls showing him lagging behind Democrat Joe Biden. Trump says it’s too early to make such an ironclad guarantee....
    President Trump on Sunday declined to say whether he will accept the results of the 2020 election, adding that he will “have to see.” The president also claimed without evidence that “mail-in voting is going to rig the election,” during an interview aired on “Fox News Sunday.” In response, Fox News host Chris Wallace...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi, Blumenaur condemn 'egregious abuses of power' by Trump against Oregon protestors Federal agents deployed to Portland did not have training in riot control: NYT Trump administration seeking to block funding for CDC, contact tracing and testing in new relief bill: report MORE wouldn’t say in an interview on Sunday whether he...
    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declined to publicly promise to respect the results of the November election and dismissed polls that his Democratic rival Joe Biden has much more support for. “I will have to see, you know, I will have to see,” Trump told host Chris Wallace in an interview with “Fox News...
    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declined to publicly promise to respect the results of the November election and dismissed polls that his Democratic rival Joe Biden has much more support for. “I will have to see, you know, I will have to see,” Trump told host Chris Wallace in an interview with “Fox News...
    President Donald Trump refused to commit to accepting the results of the 2020 election if he loses, in an interview Sunday morning, The Associated Press reported. Speaking to “Fox News Sunday” moderator Chris Wallace, Trump seemed to dodge the question of whether or not he’ll concede if the voters appear to choose Joe Biden over...