Tag: US Elections 2020

“Find” me the votes: Trump stoops to new level of desperation as he calls Georgia’s Secretary of State to tilt elections
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“Find” me the votes: Trump stoops to new level of desperation as he calls Georgia’s Secretary of State to tilt elections

Trump stoops to new level: The latest revelation showcases a desperate Donald Trump who is willing to cross any limit and willing to say anything to tilt the 2020 election results in his favor. But in the process one can also witness a few officials who are denying to support all his tantrums and stand by democracy instead. The fact that these officials are blatantly refusing to come over to Trump’s side are highlighting his corrupt and illegal means of presidency even more. 

The audio recording of Trump calling Georgia election officials which was first reported by the Washington Post and obtained by CNN, showcases a United States President sounding like a dictator. In the audio clip Trump is heard springing from bullying to flattering and to frantically and desperately trying to convince the officials to close in the deal in his favor. 

The hour-long call on Saturday to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, President Trump can be seen pressing him to overturn Democratic Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election. The call was recorded by Raffensperger’s office. Raffensperger has said to have told his advisers to hold on to the recording or its transcript unless Trump tried to attack or misrepresent the call. On Sunday morning Trump tweeted directly attacking the Republican official. He took on Twitter “…he was unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the ballots under table scam, ballot destruction, out of state voters, dead voters, and more, He has no clue!” 

To this, Brad Raffensperger replied through a cryptic tweet, “Respectfully, President Trump: What you’re saying is not true. The truth will come out.” Soon after the audio recording was released. 

In one part of call recording, Trump is heard saying, “The people of Georgia are angry, the people of the country are angry. And there’s nothing wrong with saying that, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.” Raffensperger responed, “Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong.” 

Trump in another part said, “So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.” He also said, “You should want to have an accurate election. And you’re a Republican.” 

Raffensperger replied, “We believe that we do have an accurate election.” Trump responded, “No, no you don’t. …Not even close. You’re off by hundreds of thousands of votes.” 

During call the President is also heard falsely claiming that state votes were scanned three times. Rejecting the allegation Raffensperger said, “We did an audit of that and we proved conclusively that they were not scanned three times.” 

White House has declined to comment on the exchange as of now. 

Raffensperger has consistently rejected Trump’s claims of rigged elections. The Republican has overseen three separate votes recounts and many other reviews in the complete process. 

Amid strong criticism over President’s call to Raffensperger, Biden’s senior adviser, Bob Bauer said, “We now have irrefutable proof of a president pressuring and threatening an official of his own party to get him to rescind a state’s lawful, certified vote count and fabricate another in its place.”

The call highlights the extraordinary limits to which Trump and his allies are willing to reach to alter the elections that he has clearly lost in a free and fair democratically held presidential election. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has took on this opportunity to call on the Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas that he and GOP allies must investigate President of his consistent actions. 

CNN Video surfaces on possible path for Trump 2020 win
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CNN Video surfaces on possible path for Trump 2020 win

CNN Video: CNN aired a possible path for President Trump’s election win a while back. The video is making the rounds again on Black Friday. As more and more Americans are made aware of the historical fraud, several states could flip to Trump despite the fraudulent numbers produced by Dominion Voting Systems and massive voter fraud. If the current White House tenant keeps Pennsylvania, he can get 270 votes with Arizona, North Carolina, and Georgia. CNN Video CNN aired a possible path for President Trump’s election win a while back. The video is making the rounds again on Black Friday. As more and more Americans are made aware of the historical fraud, several states could flip to Trump despite the fraudulent numbers produced by Dominion Voting Systems and massive voter fraud. If the current White House tenant keeps Pennsylvania, he can get 270 votes with Arizona, North Carolina, and Georgia. 

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And Arizona is the surprise of the last few hours: the state worth 11 great voters was initially assigned to Biden, passed to Trump after the recount. The US presidential election is still in the balance. Democratic candidate Joe Biden seemed to have reached the quota of 270 electors necessary to set foot in the White House and would do so with the record of votes never obtained by an American president. But there have been key-US where the votes are still counted and that they will decide the game.

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After Trump won Pennsylvania, which is worth 20 major voters, he got the 270 electoral votes he needs to reconfirm himself as president of the United States of America. With votes by mail, Trump went from a margin of over 600,000 votes to around 164,000 votes. The uncounted ballots are still about 500,000, but they are almost all from Philadelphia and Allegheny County, where Biden should have a huge advantage that he could make it. In Philadelphia County, Biden leads with 79% of the votes counted in his favor. The recount in Arizona, Nevada, or Georgia, also awarded to President Trump, is calling everything into question. Although the media always lined up against The Donald, are still give Biden as the winner, ignoring a different reality.

US election 2020: America’s rich saw a surge in their fortunes
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US election 2020: America’s rich saw a surge in their fortunes

US Election 2020 led to a $28 billion growth in fortune of America’s 10 richest people

While the world is anxiously waiting for the US Presidential elections 2020 results to be announced, US Stocks jumped higher on Wednesday, contributing to a leap in the billions of dollars of fortunes of the ten richest people in the country. Even as the presidential election hung in balance, the wealth of the ten richest Americans grew by $28.2 billion on Wednesday. As per a report by Forbes magazine, shares of leading tech companies including Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook surged multi-fold. It helped leading billionaires such as Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg earning a combined $28.2 billion in their net worth. 

As Amazon’s stock went up 6.3%, Jeff Bezos’s net worth rose by 10.5 billion dollars to 190.6 billion dollars. Bill Gates’s fortune rose by $663 million increasing his net worth to $115.9 billion his shares in Microsoft rose by nearly 5%. As Google’s stock jumped 6%, fortunes of Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin rose by $4 billion and $3.8 billion respectively. 

Interestingly, there were four people in the list of America’s ten richest people who witnessed a drop in their wealth, including Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. While Berkshire Hathaway’s stock fell by 0.4% reducing $215 million off from Buffett’s net worth, Tesla’s share went down by 0.7% with his net worth going down by $560 million. 

As per media reports, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s fortune also surged by $4.1 billion to $74.2 billion as the world awaited the results of one of the most nail-biting elections in US history.

While the votes are still being counted across a few remaining states, President Donald Trump’s allies have launched legal challenges. A candidate is required to win 270 electoral votes to gain the presidency of the White House. Significantly, votes from the five states of Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina will decide who will be the 46th president of the United States. Essentially, all eyes are on Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Nevada, as any of these three states will play a decisive role for democrat candidate Joe Biden in bringing him close to winning the elections.

Why the Middle East Is Better Off With Biden Than Trump
Middle East & Africa

Why the Middle East Is Better Off With Biden Than Trump

Most of the sensible and mature governance across Europe is hoping for Joe Biden to come into power. He seems to be the only hope of a reversal of the unhealthy power equations that got created by the US between the Middle East and the rest of the world. 

Iran is one hopeful situation where Biden wants to maintain a balanced perspective, unlike Trump. He intends to re-enter the JCPOA deal provided Tehran comes back in full compliance. 

Biden has also shown light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to relations between Tehran and GCC states. For one, his team has outlined support for a diplomatic approach to de-escalate tensions. It is no surprise that Trump had already set a wide agenda for Biden to work on towards his election campaigning. Biden started with pursuing a regional security dialogue, including Saudi-Iran talks, something that the Europeans have long supported, particularly as it relates to Yemen and Iraq.

When it comes to the Israel Palestinian conflict, Biden holds a very promising stance. Trump created major sense of distrust amongst both the nations as he refused to renew US aid to the Palestinians, did not think it important to re-open the Palestinian mission in Washington, and did-away with the traditional two-state positions – all of which the EU sees as requisites for any diplomatic track.

As far as the Syrian position goes, Biden’s campaign has not said much. However, there are hopes when his team has confirmed that his intent is to bring back forces into Syria and support, like before Trump’s era started. 

According to political analysts, Biden’s messaging is far more constructive and peaceful, than Trump’s has ever been.  If he does come into power, the first good thing to happen is that the right kind of signals are going to be sent off , where the new administration is expected to convey a unified approach compared to a Trump administration that often talked at cross-purposes. 

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