WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Pennsylvania Department of State has certified the statewide general election results, declaring Joe Biden the official winner of the state. President-elect Joe Biden carried the state by over 80,000 votes.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Michigan State Board of Canvassers voted to certify the statewide general election results in Michigan 3-0, declaring Joe Biden the official winner of the state. Norman Shinkle, a Republican-appointed member of the board, abstained from the vote. President-elect Joe Biden carried the state by over 154,000 votes.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Despite pressure by the Trump campaign, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers will convene today at 1:00 PM ET to certify the results of the November 3, 2020 general election, formally declaring President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the state. The Secretary of State’s Office has recommended that the State Board of Canvassers promptly certify the statewide results based on the fact all 83 counties have certified their official results. President-elect Joe Biden carried the state by over 154,000 votes.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— In the tightest congressional race in the country, Iowa 2nd Congressional District Democratic candidate Rita Hart trails behind Republican candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks by fewer than 50 votes out of more than 394,000 cast. On November 13th, the the Hart Campaign filed for a a complete recount in all 24 counties in the second district. “With so much at stake in this election and such a slim margin separating the candidates, Iowans deserve to know categorically that their ballots have been accurately counted,” said Hart Campaign Manager Zach Meunier in an official statement.
Each county appoints a three-member board made up of one person chosen by the Hart campaign, one person chosen by the Miller-Meeks campaign and a third person agreed upon by the two campaigns. Counties are required to complete the recount process by November 28th.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— This morning, the Trump campaign deposited $3 million to the Wisconsin Election Commission, signaling that Trump intends to move ahead with a recount in the state. So far, the payment covers recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties. The exact counties will not be finalized until the campaign officially files for a recount.
In Wisconsin, the losing candidate has the right to request a recount if the margin is less than one percent. However, because President-elect Joe Biden won the state by a margin of 0.7%, or about 20,000 votes, the Trump Campaign must prepay the cost of the recount upfront. If the Trump Campaign wants a statewide recount, they must pay nearly $8 million by tonight at 5:00 PM CT. Once paid for and finalized, the recount would begin this Friday. The recount must be completed by Tuesday, December 1.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers have refused to certify the November 3rd election results. In a Board meeting tonight, the Republican members voted against certification because “many precincts in the county were out of balance by a few votes.” Board Vice Chairman Jonathan Kinloch called the decision “reckless and irresponsible.”
Wayne County is Michigan’s largest county and overwhelmingly voted for President-elect Joe Biden by more than 300,000 votes. Historically, the Board of Canvassers has voted to adopt the results in a bipartisan and uniform fashion, making the split on party-lines alarming. The State Board of Canvassers will now have to step in to certify the Wayne County Election, which is composed of two Democrats and two Republicans.
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