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Stacey Abrams Is The Fighter Democrats Need

Stacey Abrams Is The Fighter Democrats NeedWhen I went to bed on the night of the 2018 midterm elections, I was



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Florida begins vote recount as Democrats and Republicans exchange allegations of fraud

Florida begins vote recount as Democrats and Republicans exchange allegations of fraudRecounts of two key US midterm elections began in Florida on Sunday amid accusations of fraud by both sides in the race for governor and a Senate seat.  Exhausted election office employees in the Sunshine State have been told they have until Thursday to tally up votes cast in last Tuesday's election yet again.  Unofficial results which came in shortly after noon on Saturday showed Republican Rick Scott’s lead in the race for the Senate had narrowed to 12,600 ahead of  Bill Nelson, the Democrat incumbent. Senator Bill Nelson, left, and current Florida governor Rick Scott, right, are facing off in a brutal senate race Credit: Kevin Kolczynski/Reuters Meanwhile Andrew Gillum, a Democrat vying to become the first black to serve as governor of Florida, retracted an earlier concession after the count narrowed to put him within 33,600 votes of Ron Desantis, the Republican candidate. Both counts were affected by the slow counting of postal votes, putting the candidates within a margin of error that triggered an automatic machine recount on Saturday. Accusations of fraud and threats of lawsuits from both sides have conjuring memories of the state's controversial recount during the 2000 presidential election. The recount ran into early problems in Broward country on Sunday, when a voting machine failed to register all ballots and Republicans asked for all voting machines to be tested. Dr. Brenda Snipes (left), the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, looks at a ballot with Betsy Benson, the canvasing board chair.  Credit: AP/Joe Skipper The count got underway after a two hour delay.  The heavily Democratic county, which is due to recount about 700,000 ballots, is one of two where Republicans have made allegations of possible ballot fraud. Speaking on television on Sunday, Mr Scott, who is the current governor of Florida, said that his opponent was a "sore loser" adding: "Sen. Nelson is clearly trying to commit fraud to win this election, that’s all this is."  Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority leader, said: "They don’t want the votes counted. We Democrats, we want every single vote counted. That’s every American's right no matter who they vote for. "We’re willing to abide by the outcome if every vote is counted and nothing is interfered with. We believe that Bill Nelson will be reelected senator if every vote is counted, and that’s what Trump and Scott are so scared of," he added in televised remarks. The development came as top Democrats called on U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to step aside from overseeing a special counsel probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In a letter to the Justice Department's chief ethics officer, Mr Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, asked whether any attorneys at the Justice Department have advised Mr Whitaker to recuse himself and demanded details on any ethics guidance he had received. President Donald Trump ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and replaced him with Mr Whitaker, Sessions' chief of staff, last week.



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Trump seeks end of Florida recount; Democrats win Arizona U.S. Senate seat

Trump seeks end of Florida recount; Democrats win Arizona U.S. Senate seatU.S. Representative Kyrsten Sinema declared victory and Republican opponent Martha McSally conceded after multiple media outlets called the closely contested Arizona race for the Democrat. Sinema will succeed Republican Senator Jeff Flake, a frequent Trump critic, who did not seek-election. The results will not affect Republican control of the 100-member Senate.



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Democrats to probe Trump actions on AT&T, Amazon.com – Axios

Democrats to probe Trump actions on AT&T, <a href=Amazon.com – Axios” align=”left” title=”Democrats to probe Trump actions on AT&T, Amazon.com – Axios” border=”0″ >When Democrats take control of the U.S. House they plan to investigate the Trump administration’s decision to try to block AT&T Inc from acquiring Time Warner, and whether officials sought to punish Amazon.com Inc by prodding the U.S. Post Office to hike shipping prices for the world’s largest e-commerce company, a senior Democrat said on Sunday. Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post, while Time Warner’s holdings include CNN.



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Some Democrats Don't Want Nancy Pelosi to Be Speaker. But They Don't Have an Alternative

Some Democrats Don't Want Nancy Pelosi to Be Speaker. But They Don't Have an AlternativeThe battle for leadership positions have begun



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For Democrats looking to future, 2020 looms large

For Democrats looking to future, 2020 looms large“People are looking too much at what got flipped and not at long-term directional trends,” said Jessica Alter of Tech for Campaigns, which connects tech and campaign experts with candidates.



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Betomania Puts Texas In Play For Democrats

Betomania Puts Texas In Play For DemocratsEL PASO, Texas ― The question for many political observers as polls closed



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What the Democrats will do with control of the House

What the Democrats will do with control of the HouseDemocrats in Congress are being encouraged by the party’s left wing to hammer the Trump administration. But to keep their majority, they will need to address issues that more directly affect the American people.



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U.S. Democrats seek hearings on Trump’s ouster of Sessions

U.S. Democrats seek hearings on Trump’s ouster of SessionsTrump forced the resignation of Sessions on Wednesday, a day after elections in which his fellow Republicans lost control of the House but increased their majority in the Senate. In a letter saying the move placed the country “in the throes of a constitutional crisis,” House Judiciary Committee Democrats demanded action from the panel’s Republican Chairman Bob Goodlatte, and called for bipartisan legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from any effort to stymie the probe. Mueller is investigating Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election and any collusion by Trump’s campaign.



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Democrats wrest power from Republicans at the state level

Democrats wrest power from Republicans at the state levelDemocrats took six state legislative chambers from Republicans on Tuesday night.



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