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Biden’s lead firms up in Arizona

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 11/13/20, 04:31 pm

Election officials only had 10,315 ballots left to count in the Grand Canyon State on Friday. Former Vice President Joe Biden held a more than 11,000-vote lead, according to KPNX-TV. NBC, The New York Times, and CNN called Arizona for Biden on Friday, joining the Associated Press and Fox News. The new influx of votes for Biden caused President Donald Trump’s lawyers to drop a lawsuit asking for a manual review of thousands of ballots, saying the count had “rendered unnecessary a judicial ruling.” The same day, AP called North Carolina for Trump.

How are Trump’s other lawsuits going? Michigan Judge Timothy Kenny on Friday rejected the Trump campaign’s request for an audit of ballots in and around Detroit. Kenny said the allegations of voter fraud were vague, calling one affidavit “rife with speculation and guesswork.” Georgia, where Biden holds a slim lead, began its hand recount of votes on Friday.

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s report in The Stew about what could happen in the first 100 days of a Biden administration.

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Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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  •  West Coast Gramma's picture
    West Coast Gramma
    Posted: Sat, 11/14/2020 08:11 am

    Sounds like progress!

    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 12:31 pm

    Sounds like Planned Parenthood and abortionists are popping the corks on the champagne. 

    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 12:45 pm

    Why? Planned Parenthood's federal funding went up under Trump, not down.

    When the GOP had control of both houses of congress and the presidency, they did not defund Planned Parenthood.

    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 08:33 am

    The Republican poll challengers in Detroit did not file formal challenges, which they had the right to do DURING the vote counting process. Instead, they waited until the vote counting was complete, and then complained to the courts. Turns out the challengers did not understand the process, and the Trump campaign tried to capitalize off their ignorance.

    "The judge cast doubt on the affidavits of several GOP poll challengers who were present during the absentee counting process, writing that they had not attended an Oct. 29 walk through of operations at TCF Center and "did not have a full understanding" of the process. 

    "'No formal challenges were filed. However, sinister, fraudulent motives were ascribed to the process and the city of Detroit,' Kenny wrote in a Friday opinion. 'Plaintiff's interpretation of events is incorrect and not credible.'"

    For the record, I'm from Detroit. I did not vote for Joe Biden. But I strongly, strongly believe that my friends and neighbors here have every right to vote, and their vote should count. I think it's reprehensible that the Trump campaign has advocated for legally-cast votes to be thrown out based on the at best ignorant testimony of incompetent poll challengers and at worst false witness of politicians who should know better.

    I know many Christians, honest, compassionate people who believe very strongly that this election has been stolen. I respect their faith and the way they live it out. They are being led astray by conservative media that is unapologetically and uncritically repeating the lies of the Trump campaign. (I appreciate World's carefulness in reporting both the claims and the responses.)

  • Cyborg3's picture
    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 09:58 am

    Who is the one being lead astray from the truth? If you are telling me this was a fair election then I think you are sadly deluded. But then again your posts seem very liberal and supportive of the liberal MSM. You have bought into all the propaganda against Trump. Open your eyes and see!

    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 10:31 am

    Cyborg3, I'm don't consume much mainstream media. I don't have a TV, and my radio is usually tuned to people like Hugh Hewitt, Sean Hannity, etc. But I think it's important to be as critical about stuff coming from "our side" as it is from the mainstream media.

    I appreciate World's committment to accuracy and balance; that's something I don't see from many other "conservative" news sources, unfortunately.

  • Cyborg3's picture
    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 10:00 am

    There is a gross missunderstanding of what is happening. Unfortunately, World has become a shill magazine promoting the gross propaganda coming out of social media, the leftist MSM, and nearly all media outlets without critical analysis. The left has become so powerful that they are brazenly willing to attempt the largest political heist in our history as a country. The magnitude of the propaganda is stunning where the Silicon Valley has the ability to hone their propaganda for specific groups of people and likely individuals that they seek to control like judges and officials. This in itself could be a very long article. Some of this is seen by the social media censuring conservative political thought throughout the Internet and the media platforms. Specifically, we are seeing a mass suppression of the coup in progress to eliminate Trump from the presidency.  This coup attempt started just before he was elected and has continued to this day, culminating with this election. As I have time I will continue to add to this post presenting evidence of the gross election fraud that we are seeing today. Here for starters are some of the allegations brought forward. 

    Tucker Carlson Monologue on election.

    Here is Newt Gingrich's take on it before the election.

    Victo Davis Hanson take on election (rather long).

    Here is the link to a copy of the affidavits brought forward. If you read through this carefully you see a pattern of using COVID-19 as a means to prevent the GOP and Independent voter election observers from even viewing what the election workers were doing and intimidating them should they voice any concerns. Rampant voter fraud occurred where there were many stations without any GOP election observers to prevent fraud. 

    Here is a link that mocks the notion that there is no evidence

    Here is a link showing how broken the system really was where they were using the Dominion election system which was designed by the former leader of Venezuela to ensure that he could cheat in elections.

    Here is a report about Melissa Carone who was a contractor for Dominion who gave evidence to the election fraud she saw.

    And her is Biden's Freudian slip that really captures what was going on!

    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 10:25 am


    Why are Trump's lawyers dropping their lawsuits and, when they don't, getting essentially laughed out of court?

    This is not a legal battle Trump is fighting; if it were, he wouldn't put Rudy Giuiliani in charge of it, and his lawsuits would have merit. It's a PR battle, trying to convince his supporters that 2+2=5, so he can maintain relevance after he loses.

    In Michigan, every county (even the counties that tabulate using Dominion software) have to compare their tabulation with their paper tallies. It's called auditing, and, so far, Antrim County is the only one that switched votes for Biden. That was due to human error, not software function.

    I'm not arguing that there's no incompetence among ballot counters, or even occasional malfeasance. But I don't think, and the Trump lawyers don't think (at least they're not making the case) that it was enough to swing the election Biden's way.

  • Cyborg3's picture
    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 02:40 pm

    Tim, please provide sources backing up your claims here.

    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 12:29 pm

    They knew Trump wouldn't win because they owned all the polling places. Pelosi and her minions were conveniently absent during the election process and weren't commenting about it. 

    The wins by Republicans in Congress should be an indicator of what the REAL votes were for Trump. Dems mistakening focused on Trump and thought Dems had the other seats all sown up.

    If Trump had won anyway, would they have raised the Russian alarm again? IMPEACH! IMPEACH!

    To think that our new Pres. is a rapist and a traitor is really CREEPY. 


    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 12:43 pm

    News2Me, why did Trump's percentage of the vote increase from 2016 in urban areas, such as Detroit and Philadelphia? If they were stealing votes, wouldn't his percentage have decreased? And why did his percentage of votes decrease in the suburbs, many of them with Republican clerks?

    I voted Republican for Congress and left the president section blank. I wouldn't be surprised if there are some others who did the same.

  • Cyborg3's picture
    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 02:02 pm

    Tim, please provide sources backing up your claims! 

    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2020 03:19 pm

    Cyborg3, you can check the raw vote totals / percentages of both Philadelphia and Detroit, but here's an analysis from USA Today that summarizes it.

    As far as Trump losing election lawsuits, or dropping them...

    As far as the Dominion conspiracy theories not adding up...

    As far as there not being evidence of widespread enough election fraud to swing the election...