Trump fans head to the streets as he pushes false election claims

first_imgTrump supporters read their phones after Biden was named President-elect while protesting outside the Maricopa County elections building on November 7, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.Gina Ferazzi | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images – Advertisement – – Advertisement – The pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington and other cities were scheduled to feature a mix of the president’s backers, far-right personalities and members of the Oath Keepers militia and Proud Boys in a public display of support for his effort to stay in power.Organizers have given the rallies various names, including the Million MAGA March, the March for Trump and Stop the Steal. MAGA is an acronym for the Trump campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.” Trump has tweeted his support.- Advertisement –center_img Some left-wing groups are planning counter-demonstrations in Washington and other cities.Biden further solidified his victory on Friday as results from Edison Research showed him winning Georgia, giving him a final tally of 306 Electoral College votes, far more than the 270 needed to be elected president and above Trump’s 232.The 306 votes was equal to what Trump won in his 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton, which he then called a “landslide.”Trump briefly appeared close to acknowledging the likelihood he will be leaving the White House in January during remarks at a White House event.“This administration will not be going to a lockdown. Hopefully the, uh, whatever happens in the future – who knows which administration it will be? I guess time will tell,” Trump said in his first public remarks since Biden was projected as the election’s winner a week ago.With the election outcome becoming clearer, Trump has discussed with advisers possible media ventures and appearances that would keep him in the spotlight ahead of a possible 2024 White House bid, aides said.He is considering starting a television channel or social media company to compete with those he felt betrayed him and stifled his ability to communicate directly with Americans, according to several advisers.In the near term, Trump is expected to campaign for Republican candidates in Georgia ahead of two Jan. 5 runoff elections that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.Failing in courtTrump has refused to concede to Biden and claims without evidence that he was cheated by widespread election fraud. State election officials report no serious irregularities, and several of his legal challenges have failed in court.A Michigan state court on Friday rejected a request by Trump’s supporters to block the certification of votes in Detroit, which went heavily in favor of Biden. And lawyers for Trump’s campaign dropped a lawsuit in Arizona after the final vote count there rendered it moot.Federal election security officials have found no evidence that any voting system deleted, lost or changed votes, “or was in any way compromised,” two security groups said in a statement released on Thursday by the lead U.S. cybersecurity agency.To win a second term, Trump would need to overturn Biden’s lead in at least three states, but he has so far failed to produce evidence that he could do so in any of them.States face a Dec. 8 deadline to certify their elections and choose electors for the Electoral College, which will officially select the new president on Dec. 14.Trump’s refusal to accept defeat has stalled the official transition. The federal agency that releases funding to an incoming president-elect, the General Services Administration, has yet to recognize Biden’s victory, denying him access to federal office space and resources.But Biden, who will meet with advisers about the transition on Saturday in his home state of Delaware, has pressed ahead with the process, identifying legislative priorities, reviewing federal agency policies and preparing to fill thousands of jobs in the new administration.“We’re charging ahead with the transition,” Jen Psaki, a senior adviser to Biden’s transition team, said while stressing Biden still needs “real-time information” from the Trump administration to deal with the resurgent coronavirus pandemic and national security threats.Although the national popular vote does not determine the election outcome, Biden was ahead by more than 5.3 million votes, or 3.4 percentage points. His share of the popular vote, at 50.8%, was slightly higher than Ronald Reagan’s in 1980 when he defeated incumbent Jimmy Carter. President Donald Trump’s supporters took to the streets on Saturday to back his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud as he pushes ahead with a flurry of longshot legal challenges to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.Trump has made little headway in the courts with his lawsuits and for the first time on Friday he began to sound doubtful about his prospects, telling reporters “time will tell” who occupies the White House from Jan. 20.There have been other pro-Trump protests around the country since Biden was projected the winner on Nov. 7, but they have been small and unfolded with few incidents.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Tottenham’s title bid ends before it begins – again – as Burnley pull off upset

first_imgKane marked his injury return with a goal but was ultimately on the losing side (Getty)Spurs dominated the match for large spells – with Tom Heaton attempting the most passes (16) of any Burnley player in a forgettable first half – but went behind shortly after the restart.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTA corner kick rather controversially awarded to Burnley was whipped in by Dwight McNeil and Chris Wood out-jumped Spurs’ static defence to plant the ball in via the underside of the crossbar.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBut Spurs responded immediately, with Danny Rose taking a quick throw-in by the halfway line and releasing Kane, who held off his marker and poked the ball into the far corner.Burnley boss Sean Dyche was fuming, though, claiming that Rose had not taken the throw-in from the appropriate spot, stealing a couple of yards before finding Kane. Advertisement Sean Dyche’s side are now unbeaten in their last eight games (Picture: Getty)Tottenham Hotspur blew the chance to move within two points of the Premier League summit after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Burnley on Saturday afternoon.The title has long seemed a two-horse race, but Spurs had the opportunity to put themselves right back in contention with Liverpool travelling to Old Trafford and Manchester City in action in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.But despite the goalscoring return of Harry Kane to the starting XI after his injury lay-off with ankle ligament damage, the north Londoners were frustrated at Turf Moor. Comment Barnes struck late on to secure all three points for Burnley and dent Spurs’ hopes (Getty)Spurs continued to enjoy plenty of possession (ending the match with 69%) as they looked for a winner, though without ever really testing Heaton, and were undone by a scrappy goal from the hosts.A long ball forward was badly cleared by Serge Aurier, with Johann Gudmundsson picking up the scraps, and his scuffed shot turned into the perfect cross for Ashley Barnes to tap in the winner.The result sees Burnley move up to 13th place in the Premier League table, six points clear of the relegation zone, while Spurs now face testing back-to-back matches against top-four rivals Chelsea and Arsenal and remain five points adrift of the league leaders.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 23 Feb 2019 2:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link68Shares Tottenham’s title bid ends before it begins – again – as Burnley pull off upset Advertisementlast_img read more

Bulldog Swimmers Battle In Tri-Meet Against Sea Dragons And Tigers

first_imgThe Batesville High School Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams traveled to Lawrenceburg for a triangular meet against EIAC rivals Lawrenceburg and South Dearborn.TEAM SCORESMenBatesville Bulldogs 113, South Dearborn 111, Lawrenceburg 86WomenLawrenceburg 117, South Dearborn 108, Batesville Lady Bulldogs 90BULLDOG WINNERSMenSean Callahan — 100 Back (1:07.59)Ethan Brewer — 100 Breast (1:15.06)Benjamin Moster — 500 Free (6:01.92)WomenMaria Lopez — 500 Free (6:38.57)Paige Oldham — 50 Free (29.21)NOTABLES7 individuals on the women’s team and 10 on the men’s team swam new events tonight7 Men and 9 Women topped their previous best timesThe men’s 200 Medley and 400 Free relays finished in first place; The women’s 200 Freestyle relay also finished in the top spot.Joseph Shroder was the individual point leader for the Bulldogs while Maria Lopez led the Lady BulldogsUP NEXTThe Batesville Bulldogs swim team will be visiting Milan for a Tri-meet against opponents Milan Indians and Lawrenceburg Tigers on Jan. 16 at Milan Elementary School in Milan.Full results can be found here: https://www.swimcloud.com/results/168255/Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullen.last_img read more