Congress goes on lockdown as Trump supporters storm the Capitol building

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Trump supporters have gathered en masse in the nation’s capital to protest the counting of the electoral votes that were already certified by the states. In the midst of discussions leading up to the counting of the electoral votes on Wednesday, pro-Trump demonstrators broke through four layers of security fencing and entered the Capitol building in a stunning escalation of aggression. Read Full Story

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How to watch the Trump impeachment vote on CNN, PBS, and elsewhere live without cable

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The House of Representatives will debate and vote on a historic second impeachment. Here’s where you can watch the proceedings online. The House of Representatives will vote today on a historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump, one week after the deadly riot and failed insurrection on the Capitol Building and one week before the president is due to leave office. Read Full Story

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Electoral College vote: How to watch live streams, coverage on CNN, MSNBC, and elsewhere

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Electors will meet in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to cast their ballots. Here’s how to watch the proceedings. In a normal presidential election, the meeting of the electors would be a minor blip in the news cycle, but ever since Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential race more than a month ago, legal challenges from President Trump and his supporters—many of whom have falsely alleged fraud or sought to overturn the results—have placed a greater-than-usual attention on the day the Electoral College actually votes. That day is today. Here’s what to know: Read Full Story

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How to watch Congress count the electoral votes live on CNN, MSNBC, elsewhere without cable

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A procedural affair that typically garners little attention. A joint session of Congress is meeting today to formally count the electoral votes and certify Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. This procedural affair typically garners little attention in an election cycle, but the vote count this year will be marred by partisan politics as a number of Republicans are expected to object to the counts. Those objections will not change the results of the election—the states have already certified it—but it could hold up the process by forcing the House and Senate to debate the objections. Meanwhile, pro-Trump protesters are expected to gather in Washington, D.C., to protest the results and Biden’s victory. Read Full Story

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Joe Biden widens electoral vote lead against Donald Trump in decisive presidential race

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With Georgia added to his tally, Biden would have 306 electoral votes compared to Trump’s 232. President-elect Joe Biden widened his electoral vote lead against incumbent President Donald Trump on Friday after multiple decision desks called the state of Georgia in his favor. NBC News, CNN, and The New York Times made the call with projections that would add the state’s 16 electoral votes to the former vice president’s tally, giving him a total of 306 compared to Trump’s 232. Read Full Story

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How activists have geared up to stop Trump from disrupting the ballot count

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From street protests to lobbying social media, activists prepared a wide variety of tactics to counteract the president’s ability to throw doubt on the election or interfere with tabulating the results. In the first presidential debate, President Trump was asked if he would pledge not to declare victory until the election was independently certified. He notably didn’t say yes and instead made baseless claims about voter fraud. On November 4, unsurprisingly, Trump prematurely claimed that he had won. On November 5, he called for states to stop counting votes, even though he was behind Biden in enough states to give Biden an Electoral College victory. Read Full Story

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The pro-Trump ‘Stop the Steal’ movement is still growing on Facebook

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The social network is again being weaponized—not by Russians, but by domestic groups calling on cizitens to obstruct vote counting. Facebook says it’s taking “exceptional measures” to control the influence of pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” groups on its platform, but so far the results appear to be mixed. The groups represent a growing right-wing movement on social media to stop the vote count in the presidential election. Read Full Story

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Amazon union vote: here’s the latest on the results for workers to unionize

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Vote counting is ongoing—but there are a large number of contested ballots, which could delay the final results by weeks. It’s been 11 days since Amazon workers in the Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment facility cast their votes on whether to unionize. With the caveat that votes are still being counted, it is now becoming clearer whether the vote to unionize will succeed, and potentially send shockwaves through the retail and e-commerce industries. Unfortunately for those supporting unionization, it looks like the effort may fail. Here’s what you need to know: Read Full Story

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Election experts explain why President Trump’s ‘vote twice’ statements are so dangerous

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The president repeatedly advised North Carolina voters to vote both absentee and in person. It’s easily detected, and a felony in most states. Over the Labor Day weekend President Trump again urged his supporters to attempt to vote twice in the November election. He said the following about mail-in ballots during a “tele-rally” for North Carolina voters on Saturday: Read Full Story

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The attack on the Capitol has damaged democracy worldwide for a generation

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It’s hard to overstate how extraordinarily dangerous the next several years will be to democracy across the world. This week the world watched as a MAGA-clad mob stormed through the most sacred symbol of American democracy. They did not just breach a building. Donald Trump and his most radical supporters trampled recklessly and repeatedly over our ideals. For many, including those in his party, he had finally gone too far. Read Full Story

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