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McConnell refuses to buy into Matt Bevin’s election ‘irregularities’ complaints: ‘We’ll have a different governor in three weeks’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t sound like he’ll spend any of his political capital fighting to overturn Gov. Matt Bevin’s apparent election loss.

The Kentucky Republican agreed that Bevin appeared to have lost his re-election bid to Democrat Andy Beshear, but he declined to say whether the governor should concede the race, reported the Lexington Herald Leader.

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“I’m sorry Matt came up short,” McConnell said, “but he had a good four years and all indications are, barring some dramatic reversal on the recanvass, we’ll have a different governor in three weeks.”

Beshear won 5,189 more votes than Bevin, out of 1.45 million ballots cast statewide, and the governor has asked for a recanvass, which will take place Thursday, and McConnell said he won by a similarly close margin in his first U.S. Senate race, in 1984.

“We had a recanvass, they added it up and it didn’t change and we all moved on,” McConnell said.

Bevin suggested he would challenge the results, citing “irregularities” in the election but offering no proof, and GOP legislators have backed away from their threat to decide the election themselves under an obscure constitutional provision.

“It’s time to call it quits and go home, say he had a good four years and congratulate Gov.-elect Beshear,” said Senate President Robert Stivers late last week.

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Republican lawmakers have said there’s no need for a legislative review unless Bevin can show significant evidence of fraud.


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Alan Dershowitz trends nationwide with harsh criticism for ‘defending Ghislaine Maxwell’

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Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz was roasted on Friday after writing a column the day after the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell.

The article, published by the right-wing website Spectator USA, was titled, "The Ghislaine Maxwell I know."

The Daily Beast characterized the column as "an impassioned defense of the British socialite that seemed to suggest he’s rooting for her."

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‘Peter Navarro is a lunatic’: Trump advisor roasted for ‘insane’ MSNBC interview

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White House advisor Peter Navarro was roasted on Friday after a bizarre interview on MSNBC where he pushed multiple conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic while attempting to deflect blame from the president.

Navarro serves as the director of trade and manufacturing policy and the National Defense Production Act policy coordinator.

Here's some of what people were saying about Navarro's interview with Ali Velshi:

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Trump impersonator hilariously previews the president’s Mount Rushmore speech

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On Friday, musician and Trump impersonator J-L Cauvin posted a video satirically previewing the president's Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore.

"The Democrats want you to wear masks, but we don't need masks," said Cauvin, impersonating Trump's New York accent. "Everybody's feeling great — stop coughing! Everybody's feeling great. So healthy. Such great health."

"Democrats want to kill you and silence you," he continued.

He then delivered a parody rant against removing statues, which sources report Trump will make a central point of his speech. "Thomas Jefferson, that's another one they hate. Everyone makes mistakes, but he had African-American girlfriends!"

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