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Alabama’s Republican Secretary of State debunks conspiracy theory: No evidence of vote fraud

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Alabama’s Secretary of State John Merrill (R) announced that investigators found no evidence of vote fraud in the state’s Dec. 12 special election and that Democrat Doug Jones is still the next Senator from Alabama, according to The Washington Post.

On election night in Alabama, Fox 10 News spoke to an exuberant young man of color who supported Doug Jones.

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“(W)e came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship, and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together, and we got our boy elected!” he said.

Supporters of ousted state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore said that this amounted to an admission that people from other states were brought to Alabama to fraudulently vote for Jones, which echoes a popular right-wing trope about “illegal” voters of color being used to sway elections.

The news video and accompanying conspiracy theory went viral, spread by “satire” news sites and an army of Twitter bots before making headlines at Alex Jones’ InfoWars website.

“After additional research was conducted, it was determined that this young man has lived and worked in Alabama for more than one year and is currently a registered voter in this state,” said Merrill in a statement. “We applaud this young man’s energy, excitement, and enthusiasm for the electoral process and we are always encouraged when we observe Alabamians who are actively engaged in campaigns and elections in our state.”

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‘Morrison in the USA sucking up to Trump’: Aussies furious to see prime minister campaigning for Trump

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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared at a rally in Ohio Sunday, prompting Aussies to complain that it's unacceptable for their leader to be campaigning for Trump.

Trump invited himself to a Houston, Texas rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he tried to campaign for the U.S. president with Indian-American voters. Sadly, however, nearly 80 percent of Indian-American voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

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