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West Virginia voter said she expected Trump to help with coal miner jobs — but he’s done nothing

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West Virginian Brandi Cecil and US President Donald Trump told supporters at a campaign-style rally in West Virginia that alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is a "fake story" that is "demeaning to all of us" (AFP Photo/SAUL LOEB)

There were 100 million eligible voters in 2016 who didn’t vote then, and they are the largest bloc of voters who could shift the election if they got to the polls

The top county with the most non-voters is McDowell County, West Virginia. The state is also the lowest-voting state in the country. Interviewing some of the residents there, NBC News’ Morgan Radford said that President Donald Trump won the county with about 4,000 votes to Hillary Clinton’s over 1,000 votes. There were 11,000 people who didn’t vote at all.

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As they head to the polls this year, they’re still just as discouraged as they were before.

April Austin said all she does is go home and go to work. “I don’t have a TV. I don’t have internet,” she said. “Well, I have internet but I don’t have anything to get on the internet with, you know what I mean? So, I’m pretty far behind. And I bet you a lot of us around here are, because we’re poor.”

She said that she didn’t know anything about Vice President Joe Biden because he hadn’t been there to visit.

“Donald Trump, I know a bit about him just because of the past couple of years,” she said.

Brandi Cecil said that she liked how Trump started out being all about the coal mines and helping miners.

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“But after I’d done some more research, he’s only created 200 jobs while he’s been in office for the coal miners,” Cecil said, noting her husband is a coal miner.

Biden she said, has been honest with them that they may not get coal jobs back but he’ll work to help put them in other jobs, “and that makes me feel good.”

Jeff Kibbey said that he’s probably going to vote for Trump because “he keeps the people to the TV set.”

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Zack Kuhn doesn’t anticipate that voting for Biden or Trump will help the city of Welch, WV. But nothing has changed in the town in the past three or four presidents, he said. He doesn’t anticipate anything changing in the future.

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Trump abruptly ends news conference after 1 minute as reporters grill him on conceding

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President Donald Trump took one minute out of his day on Tuesday to hold a press conference in which he took credit for gains in the stock market, which came after President-elect Joe Biden's transition was allowed to formally begin.

At his press conference which lasted almost exactly one minute, Trump credited his administration for after the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 30,000 for the first time.

"The stock market, it's just broken 30,000," the president said. "Never broken that number. That's a sacred number. Nobody thought they would ever see it. That's the ninth time since the beginning of 2020 and it's the 48th time that we have broken records in -- during the Trump administration."

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Here’s the best way to pry Trump from the White House — according to a professional hostage negotiator

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President Donald Trump is still refusing the concede that he lost the 2020 presidential election, which has prompted some speculation over whether the Secret Service will be forced to drag him out of the White House on January 20th.

In an interview with the Boston Globe, retired NYPD homicide detective Alfred S. Titus, Jr. said that the best way to coax Trump to leave would be to remind him of how great his life was before he decided to run for office back in 2015.

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Trump-loving congressman turns himself into a laughingstock with a few deranged tweets

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The first thing you should know about Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona is that he shouldn’t be confused with the famous movie villain from “Ghostbusters.”

One of them has been described as a “sadistic, shapeshifting, apocalyptic, cosmic entity.”

The other spelled his name differently and wasn’t a registered Republican.

Paul Gosar is no relation of Gozer the Gozerian. But he’s doing his best movie-villain schtick as part of a cottage industry of loyal subjects vying to carry on the manic mantle of Trumpism.

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