Trump blames California for natural disaster, adding to denunciations of strongly Democratic state

Credit: Seattle Times- Published on November 13, 2018
Days after Hurricane Florence rammed into the North Carolina coast, President Donald Trump was on his way to comfort those who lost homes or loved ones. He met with the state’s Democratic governor; he sat for a briefing; he paused to ask residents in New Bern, “Hi, everybody, how’s your house?” When Hurricane Harvey...
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Published on November 15, 2018 -  00:55
Trump, Republicans Stoke Unsubstantiated Voter-Fraud Fears During Florida Recount
Business Insider reports that Florida's midterm election recount continues as President Donald Trump and his Republican allies lob unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud. This as Democrats sue the state to expand the universe of eligible votes. The most anticipated results are in the US Senate race. Republican Gov. Rick Scott leads Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by 0.14 of a percentage point, or around 12,000 votes. This in the state's initial vote tabulation. Republicans have aggressively attacked two of the state's largest counties with allegations of voter fraud and widespread corruption. They have not presented any evidence to support these claims. Elections officials report that aging and faulty equipment and over-stretched staff have significantly slowed their ballot-counting efforts. Both of the counties are Democratic-leaning.

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