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As it drops one challenge, GOP files new suit over election returns

The Arizona Republican Party filed a second legal challenge Thursday to Maricopa County’s election returns, even as attorneys for the party were conceding that an earlier suit would not make a difference in the presidential results. With just 1,700 ballots left to count in Arizona as of Friday evening, President Donald Trump trailed President-elect Joe

Legal Beat

Fraud claims aimed in part at keeping Trump base loyal

President Donald Trump has promised legal action in the coming days as he refused to concede his loss to Democrat Joe Biden, making an aggressive pitch for donors to help finance any court fight. Trump and his campaign have leveled accusations of large-scale voter fraud in Pennsylvania and other states that broke for Biden, so

Buz Blog

Opinion: What Do We Do Now?

Because of the election on Tuesday and since the results are being contested, this column wasn’t started until Thursday, November 5, 2020. Some of the cable so-called news channels announced that Arizona and a few other states were won by former Vice President Joe Biden before all the votes were counted. There are still several

Legal Beat

Trump sues in 3 states, laying ground for contesting outcome

President Donald Trump’s campaign filed lawsuits Wednesday in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, laying the groundwork for contesting battleground states as he slipped behind Democrat Joe Biden in the hunt for the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. The new filings, joining existing Republican legal challenges in Pennsylvania and Nevada, demand better

National

Supreme Court to hear Trump plan to use Pentagon funds for border wall

The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether the Trump administration can use an emergency declaration to divert $2.5 billion on Defense Department funds to construct the southern border wall. Two lower courts have rejected the administration’s argument, agreeing with opponents who argue that the emergency declaration was meant to bypass Congress and is

National

Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 census

Already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic and a tightened deadline, the Census Bureau must now contend with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation’s once-a-decade headcount. The fires on the West Coast forced tens of thousands of people to flee homes in California and Oregon before they could

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