Twitter to hand over control of @POTUS to Biden even if Trump refuses

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Madrid Spain / 21.11.2020 07:17:43

Even though Donald Trump has refused to admit defeat in the presidential elections in which he fell to Joe Biden, Twitter informed that deliver the official accounts linked to the presidency Americans to the winner of the same January 20, date on which it will take possession.

The company “is actively preparing its support for the transition of institutional accounts of the White House for the January 20, 2021“, explained a spokesman in statements to the newspaper ‘The Hill’.

So, will transfer the accounts @POTUS, @whitehouse, @VP, @FLOTUS and several more in coordination with National Archives and Records Administration. Also has scheduled to meet with representatives of the Biden transition team to address the use of these accounts.

The @POTUS account (President Of The United States, President of the United States) has more than 32 million followers. Messages posted by the Trump Administration will be archived and the account will be clean, without any messages.

In any case, unlike what he did back in the day Barack Obama, Trump has used his personal account more regularly, @realDonaldTrump, than the official. Precisely in that personal account is in which he has dumped a large number of accusations of fraud relating to past presidential elections November 3 that have been labeled as disputed or outright misinformation by Twitter.

As soon as I stop being president, Trump to lose Twitter privileges to world leaders and you could suffer consequences for these types of messages.

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Trump carries forward his desperate attempt to invalidate the elections | WORLD

Donald Trump distributes his blows without containment. The president and his allies continue their fight against the verdict of the polls with the dismissal of a senior official in charge of the security of the elections, pressure on local politicians who supervise the count and judicial resources.

More than 10 days after the announcement of the Democrat’s victory Joe Biden, the Republican president insists on his message: “it was a rigged election,” “I won,” he wrote again this Wednesday in a series of morning tweets.

“Republican observers have not been authorized,” he complained once again. The day before, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had rejected a complaint filed in this regard.

The machines that register the votes “cheated,” added the Republican president, despite the denial provided by several electoral authorities, including one that described in a statement the November 3 elections as “the safest in the history of the United States.” .

Trump did not forgive those statements. On Tuesday night, he fired Chris Krebs, the director of the Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Security Agency (CISA), signer of that statement.

His assessment was not “exact and seemed like a partisan attack aimed at attacking the president,” White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany explained on Fox channel.

Republican pressures

Like her, several of the president’s allies support him in his crusade, even if that means criticizing politicians on his own Republican side.

Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State, charged with overseeing the electoral process, suffered such attacks.

After several congressmen asked for his resignation, Raffensperger claims to have suffered pressure from the influential senator Lindsey Graham, who suggested that he invalidate a part of the postal votes.

Graham denied those accusations. “He felt threatened by our conversation, he has a problem,” said the senator.

Georgia focuses all eyes because the manual recount of five million votes is being carried out there, the result of which is very tight.

With that recount, authorities uncovered more than 5,200 unaccounted votes in two counties where Republicans do well.

Trump should win a few hundred votes after the recount, but that won’t be enough to catch up with Biden, who currently has a nearly 14,000-vote lead in that state.

Although local authorities have justified what happened due to a failure to download the results, Trump took advantage of the incident to repeat his accusations of massive “fraud” and called on the Republican Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, to refuse to validate the results of the tests. elections.

One pulse

In Michigan, Republican electoral agents refused for hours on Tuesday to validate the votes registered in the county that includes the city of Detroit, where the black population is the majority and votes in its great majority for the Democrats.

Although they eventually gave way, that pulse was an unprecedented attack on counting operations.

On the other hand, Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giulani, continues his campaign before the courts of the country, without any success so far.

To curb what seems inevitable, Trump’s allies also called for a recount in two Michigan counties.

Despite your efforts, time is running out. The states began confirming their results before the December 14 deadline, when the Electoral College will meet to formally vote for one or the other presidential candidate.

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Management & Stock Market: Wall Street; perfect storm for the next few weeks | VIDEOS

Updated 10/27/2020 at 03:37

The world stock markets have generated a mixed behavior, the American and European stock markets entered negative territory, losing 1.03% and 1.54% respectively. On the other hand, the Asian and Latin American markets have registered positive numbers, mainly due to the rebound in copper, generating 1.44% and 4.28% respectively.

“We have a perfect storm that will threaten the financial markets In the next weeks. On the first front, we are uncertain about who will be the winner in the American elections, since it is very difficult to have that data the next day, ”says specialist.

On the other hand, there is the second phase of COVID-19, that this wave is projected to be higher than the previous one. Finally, a slowdown in economic activity is underway, mainly affected by the lack of fiscal stimulus.

“This perfect storm, we believe that it will generate a correction of more than 10% of the financial markets. Joe Biden it has an advantage in the national polls, but we know that these are a thermometer, but not a confirmation of who is the winner ”, he adds.

It should be remembered that the vote count is not immediate, this means that it may take several weeks until a winner is found, this will ultimately increase the uncertainty and volatility of the markets.

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Trump is more popular than expected among minorities | WORLD

Lt. Karl W Smith

If the president Donald Trump loses re-election in two weeks, which seems increasingly likely, a main reason will be the collapse of his support among white older adults without a college degree. Discrimination is sure to focus on that, but it will also be important not to overlook one of Trump’s surprising strengths: increased support among young minority voters.

The president’s strength among minority voters is counterintuitive. Amid the biggest protests for racial justice and police reform since the 1960s, Trump called for a crackdown on protesters and repeatedly defended the police. Meanwhile, his zero tolerance policy at the border was seen as racist and xenophobic around the world.

However, if the trends are true, Trump could win a higher percentage of African-American votes than any Republican candidate since Bob Dole, who won 12% of black votes in 1996. Support for the president is also increasing among Hispanic Americans, and it seems which could capture roughly the same percentage, 35%, as George W. Bush in 2000. (Bush’s 44% in 2004 has been the highest mark for Republicans in the last 50 years).

These statistics are even more shocking compared to Trump’s performance in 2016, when he received the lowest support in decades among minorities. This historic low point could partly explain what lies behind the growing support for Trump now.

At Trump’s inauguration in 2017, many assumed that the slogan “Make America Great Again” meant that he would prioritize the needs of older white Americans in old cities. manufacturing belt over those of young urban minorities. Their policies have actually done the opposite.

Trump’s first (and only) major legislative achievement was a tax reform bill that lowered rates for businesses. Private investment rebounded and the unemployment rate for black and Hispanic workers hit record lows. Tight labor markets brought average personal income to record levels and opened up new opportunities for workers who had previously been excluded from the labor market.

On trade, Trump vowed to revoke disastrous multilateral deals and bring back manufacturing jobs that were overseas. But before the pandemic, the biggest blemish on Trump’s economic record was the loss of manufacturing jobs in the manufacturing belt as a result of the trade war.

What happened to crime and immigration, two other areas where Trump was supposed to look out for the interests of white Americans at the expense of urban minorities? Well, despite his aggressive rhetoric, Trump signed a sentencing reform bill that sparked the release of thousands of non-violent offenders. Regarding immigration, deportations remain much lower than during several years of the presidency of Barack Obama.

All this to say that while Trump’s rhetoric may have sounded offensive to minority voters, his actions were very different. When minority voters saw samples of Trump’s actual policies, they may have concluded that they weren’t as bad as they feared. That gap may be what drives the surprising strength of the president’s numbers.

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USA: California against Trump: the trench in the face of the climate crisis

The climate crisis tiptoe through the hectic electoral campaign that lives United States, While California suffers the largest fires in its history and record temperatures that have prompted an ultimatum: to ban the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles from 2035.

The drastic measure, announced a few weeks ago by Governor Gavin Newsom, pits the richest and most inhabited state in the United States against the president Donald Trump, who, after abandoning the Paris Agreement, prevented California from imposing its own standards against polluting emissions, for decades stricter than those of the rest of the country.

“All presidents, from Nixon to Obama, Democrats and Republicans, have agreed that California should apply more aggressive measures because we have more impact on pollution. This Administration is the first that has not, ”explains Hector De La Torre, a member of the California Air Resources Board.

Newsom took Trump’s decision to court in one more chapter of the enmity between the conservative president and progressive California, a territory that has made the environment its particular battle during the electoral race, which may influence the outcome of the elections in key states.

Epicenter of the climate crisis

With more than 40 million inhabitants and an economy that if it were independent would be between Germany and France, California is presented as the standard-bearer in the fight against the climate crisis that the US government has denied for four years.

The little sympathy that Trump feels for the West Coast is so public that he himself mentions the problems it faces (fires, housing crisis, high cost of living …) as an example of the consequences of a progressive government in the United States.

For California authorities, where a conservative president has not won since 1992, Trump’s policy is a setback in critical areas.

“We have a perspective that includes science and the evidence that climate change is real,” his governor snapped at Trump during a televised meeting in mid-September.

The president visited Northern California in the middle of its worst fire season: it has already registered five of the ten largest fires in its history and in advance, since in previous years the strongest were in October and November.

In August, the Los Angeles and Death Valley thermometers posted record temperatures.

“It will start to cool down, just watch,” the president responded to the technicians who asked him to recognize climate change.

Instead of a meeting between the authorities of the same country, the conversation seemed like a summit of two leaders with completely antagonistic visions and cultures. America’s fracture at its best.

Equally antagonistic was the agreement that the California Government signed this year, on its own, with five automakers representing 30% of the US market (Ford, Honda, BMW, Volkswagen and Volvo) to commit to the goals. of the state, in opposition to the Trump Administration.

Look at Europe and not the US.

“Many European countries have similar measures, we are more in line with the world vehicle market than the United States,” says De La Torre.

A survey by the California Institute of Public Policy already determined in 2018 that 54% of the inhabitants consider that the state should be a global leader in the environment. Support rises to 67% among Democratic voters and falls to 23% in the Republican circle.

“Californians are more likely than Americans to say that global warming is extremely or very important to them and most are willing to make major changes in their lifestyle,” said Mark Baldassare, director of the institution, about another study made this summer.

That same source indicates that 53% of Californians trust their state government when it comes to environmental issues, while only 24% feel the same about Washington.

Electoral threat to other states

But not everyone shows the same alert. The Republican Party of California saw Newson’s measure as a disservice to his fellow ranks, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, in the middle of an electoral race for the country’s Presidency and Vice-presidency, respectively.

“It looks like Gavin Newsom is trying to torpedo Biden and Harris. Why announce the ban on gasoline car sales in California less than a week before the first presidential debate in one of the nation’s largest auto manufacturing states: Ohio? ”The conservative party tweeted.

Biden needs to appeal to the working-class voters who helped tip the 2016 election in Trump’s favor. Polls indicate that the contest could hinge on fossil-dependent states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio.

As a result, some believe that the step forward taken by California will mean another step backward for undecided voters who see the loss of their jobs in daring.

“We have always been ahead of the rest of the United States and many times the world,” says De La Torre.

California is the most important market in the United States, double that of Texas and Florida. And during Trump’s tenure, it has been the bastion against the climate crisis on which the country turned its back, a weapon that presents its double edge in the electoral options of the Democrats.

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