Labor Organizer: I Witnessed Bush Steal 2000 Election in Florida. We Can’t Let Trump Steal This One

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González, as we continue to look at Donald Trump’s attempts to steal the U.S. presidential election, how he can be stopped. We’ve been speaking with independent journalist Allan Nairn. I want to bring in Jane McAlevey into the conversation, from San Francisco, union organizer, negotiator, senior policy fellow at University of California, Berkeley’s Labor Center. Jacobin recently published part of her firsthand account about what happened in Florida in 2000 and its lessons for today, in a piece headlined “To Stop an…

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Labor Organizer: I Witnessed Bush Steal 2000 Election in Florida. We Can't Let Trump Steal This One

We look at Donald Trump’s attempts to undermine the U.S. presidential election with Jane McAlevey, a union organizer, negotiator and senior policy fellow at UC Berkeley’s Labor Center who was an eyewitness to the 2000 Florida recount. She says the 2000 election holds lessons for today, when Democrats allowed Republicans to claim a controversial victory. “We have to have a counternarrative. We have to have very large numbers of people in the streets,” she says. Source link

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Alex Jones joins armed protest in US amid Donald Trump’s ‘stolen election’ claim

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones addressed a crowd of hundreds in the US, many of whom were armed, as Donald Trump supporters continue to protest over what the incumbent president has claimed is a “stolen” election. “Count the votes” Jones could be seen leading a crowd in the battleground state of Arizona with chants of “count the votes” – in stark contrast to other states where Trump supporters have called for officials to stop counting. Addressing the group at Maricopa County voting centre in Phoenix on Thursday night, the Infowars founder repeated Trump’s unfounded allegation that “big tech” has conspired to “silence us”. He was then accused of inciting…

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While all eyes were on the election, the US achieved one of its worst accolades in history

The US election consumed much of the news cycle on 4 November. But while all eyes were watching the vote counts in various states, the US achieved one of its worst accolades in history. Because on the same day, it became the first country ever to officially withdraw from the Paris Agreement. A hindrance, or a help? As the BBC reported, Donald Trump announced his intention to leave the agreement in 2017. But due to rules that Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama helped to make, a swift exit was impossible. The rules ensured Trump couldn’t give official notification of leaving until November 2019 and had to endure a 12-month notice…

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Boris Johnson sat directly on the US election fence at PMQs

It’s almost as if Boris Johnson was hedging his US election bets during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on Wednesday 4 November. Because the PM did not condemn some really dodgy remarks by the current president of the US. The only “fraud” is the current president Over in the US people have been calling out Donald Trump. CNN reported that he was “preparing to declare victory”. Trump said: We were getting ready for a big celebration. We were winning everything. And all of a sudden it was just called off He also said: This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country Trump…

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Trump will hate these six positive bits of US election news

The race for the White House was still on when dawn broke in the US on Wednesday 4 November. For many people, a Donald Trump win could be disastrous. With that in mind, and away from the main race, here are six bits of good news that will probably wind the current POTUS right up. More legal weed First up, and as of 11am GMT, three states had voted to legalise cannabis. As CNN reported, Arizona and New Jersey just made recreational cannabis use legal. Meanwhile, South Dakota legalised it for that and medicinal use, too. The results for votes to make cannabis legal in Montana (recreational) and…

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Election Too Close to Call: Biden Underperforms & Trump Stokes Chaos, Claiming False Victory

President Trump has prematurely declared victory and falsely accused Democrats of “major fraud,” even as millions of ballots continue to be counted across the United States amid an unprecedented wave of mail-in ballots widely believed to favor Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The two campaigns appear neck and neck in several battleground states key to winning the White House, but early results suggest Democrats performed worse than they had hoped, setting up a potential legal fight over uncounted ballots reminiscent of the 2000 election. We spend the hour discussing the results and what comes next, with Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way and former head of…

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Election Too Close to Call: Biden Underperforms & Trump Stokes Chaos, Claiming False Victory

President Trump has prematurely declared victory and falsely accused Democrats of “major fraud,” even as millions of ballots continue to be counted across the United States amid an unprecedented wave of mail-in ballots widely believed to favor Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The two campaigns appear neck and neck in several battleground states key to winning the White House, but early results suggest Democrats performed worse than they had hoped, setting up a potential legal fight over uncounted ballots reminiscent of the 2000 election. We spend the hour discussing the results and what comes next, with Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way and former head of…

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Trump brands US election process ‘a major fraud’ and calls for voting to stop

US President Donald Trump has called the US election results “a major fraud” and vowed to take the process to the Supreme Court.Mr Trump cried foul over the election results during an appearance before supporters at the White House early on Wednesday morning and made premature claims of victory in several key states.But there is no evidence of foul play in the cliffhanger and it is unclear exactly what legal action Mr Trump might try to pursue. Several states allow postal votes to be accepted after polling day, as long as they were postmarked by Tuesday. That includes Pennsylvania, where ballots postmarked by November 3 can be accepted…

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Trump vows to drag election to the courts as knife-edge counts are under way

Donald Trump vowed to drag the US election into the courts as he falsely claimed he had beaten Joe Biden to win the presidency while the knife-edge vote is still too close to call.The Republican incumbent claimed there is a “fraud on the American nation” and said he would go to the Supreme Court to get vote counting stopped, as the nail-biting contest continued.The Democratic challenger, who has long anticipated an attempt by Mr Trump to cast doubt on the result, earlier said that his campaign was still “on track” for victory as he insisted every vote must be counted. (PA Graphics)But paving the way for a legal…

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