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John Bolton calls on GOPers to denounce Trump: ‘The Republican party is not going to be saved by hiding’

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Jake Tapper speaks to John Bolton (CNN/screen grab)

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton on Sunday encouraged Republicans to speak up about President Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 election.

Bolton, who declined to testify in Trump’s impeachment proceedings earlier this year, told CNN that now is the time for GOP leaders to take a stand against Trump.

“I think Biden will be sworn in,” Bolton told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “I think the real question now is how much damage Trump can do before that happens. I think right now, Trump is throwing rocks through windows. I think he’s the political equivalent of a street rioter.”

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According to Bolton, it “gives Trump too much credit” to call his election strategy a “non-violent attempted coup.”

“I think that emphasizes the need for senior Republican leaders to join those who have begun to come out and say Trump’s behavior is inexcusable,” Bolton said. “The Republican Party is not going to be saved by hiding in a spider hole. We need all of our leaders to come out and say the election is over.”

“For those who are worried about Trump’s reaction, there’s strength in numbers,” he continued. “The more who come out and say, he doesn’t represent us, he is not following a Republican game plan here, the safer they will be.”

Bolton argued that Republicans need to “put Trump in the rearview mirror” and instead concentrate on winning the Senate runoff elections in Georgia.

“Trump is looking out for Donald Trump,” he remarked. “And the Republican Party has got to look out for the country and for the party at the same time, not Donald Trump.”

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“People don’t have to say what Trump is doing outrageous, just say it’s wrong,” Bolton pleaded. “Until people hear that, I think they will continue to be deterred from coming back to the Republican Party. I think we can hold the Trump voters by explaining to them actually you can lose an election fair and square even though it hurts. Tell the truth to people. That’s what convincing them of your integrity.”

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‘Black Voices for Trump’ spokesperson wants to nullify 100,000 Black votes he says were ‘tampered with’

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Paris Dennard, a spokesperson for Black Voices for Trump, on Tuesday suggested that someone "tampered with" the votes of Black Americans in a scheme to steal the election from President Donald Trump.

During an interview on Newsmax, Dennard said that he believes that Trump will overturn the results of the election despite a determination by the General Services Administration (GSA) that Joe Biden is the president elect.

"There's no doubt that if we are able to prove our case in court looking at the states -- Arizona, looking at Georgia, looking at places like Michigan and Pennsylvania -- where we believe that there are irregularities," Dennard opined. "If we can show fraud going forward and toss out illegally cast ballots, ballots that should not have been counted, people that are dead or are not on the roles or if there's anything -- evidence that can be provided about [Dominion Election Systems] and any discrepancies there, it can overturn the certifications in these states and, thus, giving President Trump the win through the legal votes that were cast."

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2020 Election

Conservative fears that Trump-loving conspiracy nuts could hand Democrats the Senate

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Conservative National Review editor Rich Lowry is worried that Trump-loving conspiracy nuts could hand Democrats the Senate during next month's run-off elections in Georgia.

Writing at NRO's "The Corner" blog, Lowry points to recent comments made by President Donald Trump and Trump-backing attorneys Lin Wood and Sidney Powell that attack Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for following the law and certifying President-elect Joe Biden's win in the Peach State.

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2020 Election

Trump allies relentlessly lobbied election officials in a mad scramble to reverse the president’s loss: report

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On Tuesday, The New York Times podcast "The Daily" looked at how President Donald Trump has — unsuccessfully — tried to use the machinery of state and local government around the country to dismantle

"His team filed a litany of court cases in battleground states. In some, such as Georgia and Michigan, the president and his allies took an even more bullish approach, attempting to use their influence to bear down on election officials, even at the lowest levels of state government," said the report. "They have been relentless and tenacious in the efforts to transform the president’s fortunes. But the results have been immovable: Joe Biden is the president-elect."

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