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Georgia's secretary of state says Sen. Graham asked him to "look hard" for ballots to throw out

November 16, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told CNN Monday that Sen. Lindsay Graham suggested that he "look hard and see how many ballots could be thrown out” to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the state.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told CNN Monday that Sen. Lindsay Graham suggested that he "look hard and see how many ballots could be thrown out” to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the state.

Raffensperger said he spoke this past Friday with Graham, who asked if the "ballots could be matched back to the voters. ” Raffensberger told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that the impression he got was that Graham wanted those ballots thrown out.

Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond is expected to leave Congress to join President-elect Joe Biden's administration in a senior White House role, three sources familiar with the plan tell CNN.

Jen O’Malley Dillon will join President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration as deputy chief of staff, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.

O’Malley Dillon was Biden’s campaign manager, helping vault the former vice president’s struggling primary campaign into a general election juggernaut that made Donald Trump a one-term president.

About 2,600 uncounted ballots were found in Floyd County, Georgia, during the ongoing statewide recount, netting more votes for President Trump, but not nearly enough to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, according to Gabriel Sterling, who manages the state’s election system.

Sterling said state officials have “zero concern (that) this is an issue with Dominion software,” referring to the election technology company that Trump has falsely accused of committing nationwide fraud.

The Trump administration has refused to publicly acknowledge the projected victory of President-elect Joe Biden, and Brown said that intransigence is spilling over into the health briefings.

Asked if he thinks Trump won the election, Blunt said, “There’s a process for that.

Asked if Trump should have tweeted he won, Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker said, “I would have advised against that. ” 

Asked if the elections were rigged, as Trump said, Sen. John Cornyn, who won his race this fall, said, "I don't know if he's referring to a specific incident or generally. "

Asked if he had a reaction to Trump falsely claiming he “won the election,” GOP Sen. John Barrasso said he had “nothing new” to say about it.

Joe Biden beat President Trump in Clark County by 90,922 votes, with a margin of nine percentage points.

In a meeting with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice president-elect Kamala Harris, United Auto Workers President Rory Gamble said he and other business leaders expressed “an acute need for an immediate economic package for those hard hit by this pandemic. ” 

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