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This is not about Trump (except of course it is)

This is not about Trump (except of course it is)

A guest slot by Richard Tyndall Trump’s second to last tweet before he was banned permanently from Twitter began with the sentence: “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future.” “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future.” Ignoring for a moment the fact that Trump…

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Six hours to go before Georgia voting closes and the pressure builds on Pence who oversees tomorrow’s vital Congress session

Six hours to go before Georgia voting closes and the pressure builds on Pence who oversees tomorrow’s vital Congress session

The Dems now odds-on favourites to win both Runoff races Today must be the most critical non presidential election in modern American history for if the Democrats can take both the Georgia senate seats then the Biden will start his presidency with his party holding the House, the Senate, and of course the White House. As expected Trump is doing his best to put pressure on all parties in order to avoid him being booted out on January 20th as…

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Both Trump and Biden stage Georgia rallies on the eve of today’s Georgia runoffs

Both Trump and Biden stage Georgia rallies on the eve of today’s Georgia runoffs

Trump’s was all about him and appeared like a series of whines particularly against the Republican governor of the state and, of course, the Secretary of State who stood up for democracy in face of huge pressure as we saw in the recording of a phone call he got from the outgoing president. This contrasted with the President-elect who emphasised consistently the importance of the outcome for the future of the US. There was a good analysis of both parties…

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Trump’s Christmas actions come under the most furious attack from CNN’s Chris Cuomo

Trump’s Christmas actions come under the most furious attack from CNN’s Chris Cuomo

Deferring pay for the military, pausing emergency COVID help and a record number of pardons for criminal who helped him The final month of the beaten incumbent US President’s looks set to be how he’ll be remembered. With so many millions of Americans being affected this could have an impact if he does decide to run at WH2024. It could also undermine the Republicans in the the critical Georgia runoffs on January 5th. The fury of Cuomo is quite extraordinary…

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On the Smarkets exchange it’s a 14% chance that Trump will still be in the White House after January 20th

On the Smarkets exchange it’s a 14% chance that Trump will still be in the White House after January 20th

With 29 days to go he’s still trying to hang on The political story that most dominates my thinking at the moment is what is going on in the US and whether Trump will actually leave the White House quietly as the US constitution requires at noon Washington time on January 20th. There is little doubt that Trump is desperate to hang on in there and could try to mount very dangerous methods constitutionally in which to ensure that he…

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For years Trump’s favourite term of abuse was “loser” – now he’s in danger of owning the brand

For years Trump’s favourite term of abuse was “loser” – now he’s in danger of owning the brand

Those who are older enough will remember GE1997 and one of the highlights of the coverage – a live broadcast from the Enfield Southgate constituency where prominent Tory cabinet minister Michael Portillo was defending an 18,000 majority. He lost and the manner and gracious way he responded to this disastrous outcome brought accolades from all sides. Contrast that with Donald Trump in the six and a half weeks since the presidential election which saw him lose to Biden by million…

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The Electoral College Vote goes to Biden who, as expected, secures 306 votes

The Electoral College Vote goes to Biden who, as expected, secures 306 votes

And Betfair finally pays out What has been by far the biggest political betting market ever was finally resolved overnight when the Electoral College met and Biden is now officially the President-elect. But there is another hurdle. The results get reported to Congress on January 6th and if members in both houses decide to put it to the vote then that will take place in both the House an Senate. The former should be fine for Biden but the Senate…

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