On CNN Saturday, correspondent Jessica Schneider explained how Laura Cox, the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, sabotaged her own efforts to delay the election certification for President-elect Joe Biden.
“I’ve been on the phone with Michigan election lawyers throughout the past hour or two and they say, quite simply, under state law, Republicans are not entitled to get what they’re asking for,” said Schneider. “And they say the ultimate irony is that the chair of the Michigan Republican Party, who’s asking for this two-week delay to certification … she was the one who, when she was a state rep, voted in favor of the state law to give the power for audit to the Secretary of State.”
“The Republican National Committee, they’re asking the state board to delay the certification that’s scheduled for Monday at 1:00 p.m. and saying that they want to delay because they want an audit to happen in Wayne County, but under state law, that is not possible,” Schneider added. “The state board here, it’s essentially just a rubber stamp on certifying the statewide vote that’s been certified by all 83 of these counties.”
The markets after Biden’s election have actually done better than they did after Trump’s: report
President Donald Trump has spent the better part of the past four years using the stock market as a measure of the strength of his economy, the job market and Americans' wages. Aside from the misguided assumption that the markets impact anything other than corporations, President-elect Joe Biden can boast a much more successful market than Trump had when he was elected in 2016.
The Washington Post reported Tuesday, as the Dow Jones hit a record 30,000, that using Trump's system of measurement, Biden seems to be doing a lot better.
‘Insane baby’ Trump mocked after holding a press briefing — and then fleeing after just 60 seconds
President Donald Trump on Tuesday held a "press briefing" that consisted of him boasting about the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting a record-high 30,000 points -- and then running away without taking any questions.
The president's truly brief press briefing utterly baffled observers, many of whom wondered why the president couldn't have simply bragged about the stock market on his Twitter account.
Check out some reactions below.
oh my god that insane baby
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 24, 2020
Trump abruptly ends news conference after 1 minute as reporters grill him on conceding
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."