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PBC News & Comment: Will Trump’s Desperate Maneuvers Flip the Senate to Democrats?

In his Shermanesque efforts to reclaim Georgia for himself, is Trump burning and pillaging prospects for Sens. Perdue and Loeffler?....--Georgia recount has “found” about 3,000 votes for Trump, not enough to help Trump; but the GOP interparty war could cost the candidates in Jan. 5 runoff

--in last-minute call, Trump will pay for partial Wisconsin recount, the strategy that cost the Dems the 2000 election in Supreme Court case

--last night in Michigan, Republican members of Wayne County canvass board initially refused to certify, then changed their minds

--Borat was nowhere in sight as Rudy Giuliani embarrassed himself in Pennsylvania court hearing

--Guardian analysis says Trump can’t pull off the substitute electors scheme

--Trump tweet-fires DHS official who said this was the safest election

--Trump keeps lying about the election results on social media, and Facebook’s tags have very little impact—they may increase readership

--one case of the mail-in voter fraud Trump railed against has surfaced, in Los Angeles County city of Hawthorne

--Pelosi is on track to retain speakership with razor-thin 4-seat majority

--as Trump orders troop reduction in Iraq and considers hit on Iran, Iranian-linked militia fires rockets at Green Zone in Baghdad

--at ConsortiumNews, William J. Astore notes that Democrats oppose US retreat from Aghanistan’s forever war

--federal judge handling Mike Flynn case rules against Trump’s instant deportation of minors seeking asylum

--Trump and Barr are moving to conduct more executions, as Biden is opposed to death penalty

--after 2 fatal crashes grounded Boeing’s 737 Max, FAA approves plan for it to fly again

--in first phase of NY state effort to shut down NRA, it agrees to pay fine and suspend insurance sales to gun owners

--our daily Covid-19 update, prepared by Linda Lewis

--the block where Julian Assange is held at Belmarsh prison is locked down due to Covid outbreak

--your location data, collected from your smart phone, is routinely sold and the US military is a big buyer

--the coral reefs along Florida and the Keys is nearly dead

--the Covid recession is hitting moms the hardest