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Caller: Hopes of Moving From Michigan to Tennessee for Retirement
"Hi, Todd. It's an honor to speak to you. Well, thank you. I have, you're welcome. I've lived in Michigan all my life 66 years. And it seems to be getting bluer and bluer. And I live in Wayne county, which is probably one of the most corrupt counties in Michigan. And I'm just begging my husband. He's going to retire and maybe three years to move south. And I can hardly wait. Now, Sunday, have you picked out any particular state? I mean, I live in Tennessee. I can vouch for the volunteer state. We're pretty good people down here. Yes, sir. I love the volunteers. At this point, Todd, I moved to north Ohio. It's so bad. But I do want to go more self than that. And I would love to move to Tennessee. I'd like to get a couple acres and do some farming. Well, I think that look, I think that's an excellent idea, and you know Sunday it's when you look at what's happening with China, buying up all of the farmland, we had somebody on the show yesterday talking briefly about that, and the fact that we could find ourselves in a shooting war with the Chinese very soon. I think that's a pretty smart thing to find yourself some property, start planting some crops and try to be a self sufficient as you can possibly be and get away from those big urban areas. Yes, sir, my people, my mother and father came from West Virginia. My mother's side, the coal miners, my dad's side was more white collar. But I absolutely loved the south, the people in it, and I agree with Howard. I don't want them moving down there and bring their politics with them. That's no good, but I would love to move to Tennessee.
"wayne county" Discussed on WTOP
"Without power since the ice storm hit on Wednesday. Crews are working to restring 8000 lines that were brought down by the ice and trees. Three weeks after a train derailment in east palestin, Ohio, the transportation of toxic wastewater to Harris county, Texas, for disposal has been paused. Democratic congresswoman, Sheila Jackson Lee. I thought it was wrong to bring toxic waste to a community 1300 miles away with no notice to our local officials. Transportation of the wastewater to Michigan has also been paused, Wayne county executive Warren Evans. It's something that has got us all very, very irritated. Nobody more irritated than me. The U.S. has earmarked 2 billion additional dollars for Ukraine one year after Russia invaded the country. CIA director Bill burns explains why it's needed. And the short term, there's obviously a lot of concern about Putin's war in Ukraine and doing everything that we can. To support the Ukrainians. The entire interview will run on this morning's face the nation on CBS. 5 people were killed when a medical transport plane crashed in northern Nevada, CBS Matt piper. The care flight crashed your stagecoach Nevada east of Reno, the crash is prompted an investigation by the NTSB, which says on Twitter that it will host a media briefing on Sunday regarding the incident. The 5 people on board were a pilot, a flight nurse, a flight paramedic, a patient, and a patient's family member. Care flight provides ambulance service by plane and helicopter. The company says it's halting flights to focus on helping
"wayne county" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"When person is injured after a shooting at a hospital in North Carolina it happened at Wayne memorial hospital in Goldsboro east of Raleigh the victim's injuries are not like threatening a spokesman for Wayne county said the hospital lockdown has been lifted The suspect fled and law enforcement knows the shooter's identity Russia's president is blaming the U.S. and Europe for problems in the global food and energy markets Vladimir Putin said the U.S. put lots of money into its economy during the pandemic He insisted that drove up inflation and caused food prices to skyrocket he also blamed Europe for not preserving contracts for natural gas supplies to various countries Putin asserted that led to price hikes President Biden will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live later this week His appearance is set for Wednesday It comes as the summit of America's is happening this week in LA in tweeting about Biden's venture in the late night TV Kimmel said it's no malarkey and the NBA Finals were tied up one game at peace tonight the warriors beat the Celtics 107 88 in San Francisco game three is Wednesday in Boston I'm Chris This is Bloomberg Wall Street week with David Weston from Bloomberg radio I don't want to be in the environmental piece I think it's wrong to ask the private sector to tell all the entire society We have to move forward And I have no problem in doing scope one and two but we've always had scope three is forcing big companies banks and asset managers to be the environmental police That was Larry Fink of BlackRock talking to us this week about the plight of ESG or at least the E part of ESG investing After some senior executives lost their jobs over manage the hot area at least once high area of ESG investing So with us are Larry summers of Harvard and Steve rattner of willow adviser Steve I want to start with you because we've talked about ESG investing before I've taken you to say in principle sure particularly on the environmental part of it climate absolutely but there aren't that many opportunities What are we seeing in ESG investment now Because it was very very hot and now there's a lot of questioning of it I think it's still certainly very hot in certain circles anyway As you may remember from our conversations I've always been somewhat skeptical of it as an investment tool If you want to look at ESG principles as a shareholder because you believe that's what's right for the country for your company for yourself for anybody You're a shareholder You're an owner It's capitalism You have a right to say vote do whatever you think is right But if you look at it as on the theory that somehow you're going to produce superior investing returns by investing alongside a DSG guidelines or restrictions whatever you want to call them I've been deeply skeptical I've seen little to no evidence to suggest that that's true At best it's kind of a push At worst it may be counterproductive I can give you an anecdote which is a company like Unilever which was way out in front on ESG issues Maybe they got distracted Maybe they didn't but they weigh underperformed Now they've got an activist on their board And so on And so I just think you have to separate ESG as something you want to do as a shareholder for something that you think is going to actually make the company more money Larry where is the line between ESG or let's stick with environmental for the frozen version because I think it's hard to quantify at least for me on the S and the G part but environmental Where's the line between just ESG investing on the one hand On the other hand really being concerned about long-term risk because there's certainly our long-term risks for companies based on the environment and climate Look I think that people should make investments largely on the basis of what the ultimate prospects are I think the problem comes when people who really have an environmental motivation try to attach an economic motivation and make economic arguments that aren't really very strong I think there's been a whole movement in the central banking community to start focusing on what they call climate risks as if those were central systemic financial risks And I don't think the evidence has ever been produced that genuine concern about systemic financial risk of the kind we had in 2008 during the crisis of the kind that reared its head in the immediate aftermath of COVID that.
"wayne county" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"So in 2022, I'll just go through a quick and then we can hash it out a little. In 2022, we already know that both the House, every house seat is up for reelection every two years. So every House seat in 2022. And the Senate, which we have a 50 50 majority, there's also, you know, a lot of seats up in the Senate, not all of them, but a good portion. And so those two things are super important on the ballot. In addition in 2022, remember the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. All three of those states have their governor seat. Their attorney general and their Secretary of State are all on the ballot. So that's all stuff that we have to defend in 2022. And the reason why and the reason why the GOP is super focused on those three states, those three states are the ones that Trump won in 2016 by 70 7000 votes that gave him the election. That was the states that they hyper focused on, just turning, I think they won was caused by 10,000 votes or Michigan by 10,000 votes. But in total, all three states by 77,000. Biden won those back in 2022, but they were not as close, but they're always in play, those three states. And the one thing that scared me the most folks that don't have involved me before your show, I did a project during Trump's four years where I tracked threats to our democracy and things that were being done that were not normal. It's called the weekly list. Up on the website the weekly list dot org. But the one time I was scared after Biden had won the election that Trump was going to succeed is what happened in Michigan. He had two of the state representatives come to The White House to visit him. And while that was happening, he had lawyers in that state, contest the election in Michigan and say that there was massive voter fraud. They said that in a lot of states. But they got pretty foreign Michigan. There was one county, which is a county that's part of Detroit. That they targeted Wayne county with a very high population of black American voters. And so they targeted that, because of course, that was our whole theme that all these inner cities where we have a lot of our base living, that there was massive rhoda fraud, which none of it existed, but that was their theme that if they could turn away enough votes in Wayne county that Trump could take that seat. And it came so close, I remember watching this hearing that being ready to have a heart attack, it went to the Michigan canvas board. There were two Republicans to Democrats. So it could have gone either way. In the end, one of the Republicans who was a total trumper abstain from voting. So it was three none, but we came that close to invalidating when county and then Trump would have won Michigan. And all of the it took them weeks to certify Michigan and that would have set off a domino effect and we could have overturned the election. So that was the dry run..
"wayne county" Discussed on Vote-Voiced Podcast
"But it's the M. CRC or the MI CRC. I'm sorry about that. But look, go to Michigan, dot gov. And just write out, redistricting commission. And put it right in there a lot of people still haven't spoken up enough. Our spoken at all, you need to go in there, you need to make sure that you sign up to give your testimony, but see what maps have been drawn, you can follow them on YouTube, okay? You can put in the Michigan redistricting commission and find them on YouTube. They're showing you on YouTube, what they're doing, it's been very open. It hasn't been closeted at all. Many, many organizations have been out there trying to get the word out that people need to go and give their testimony. Okay, there is on the vote voice channel of YouTube, there was a town hall that vote voice participated in along with the western Wayne county NAACP and it gives a whole hour worth of instruction of how to give your testimony to the redistricting commission here in Michigan. There's other people that you can contact voters not politicians, the legal women voters, there's organizations in Detroit. There's all sorts of organizations and people have been getting the word out for a month. So go ahead and make sure if you haven't given your testimony. Make sure you have an input in on the maps. Make sure you know what type of maps are being drawn in your community, you know? People aren't happy in Detroit. Make sure that you know what's going on in your community. Maybe you're okay with the maps. Tell them that. They should hear the good as much as they hear that bad or the unhappy. So if you're happy with your map, say something. Okay. Make sure you get in there. So many people haven't done it. Now if you let me go back to the election if, for any reason, somebody out there isn't registered to vote. Or hasn't voted yet. You can still vote early, okay? You can go to the clerk's office, like I said earlier and go in there with your proof of identity and your proof of address and I gave you the list. Of what type of ID you needed, go on in there so that you can vote early, okay? Now I know lately a lot of people have been saying that voter registration isn't important. Oh, why are we worried about that? We need to be worried about, you know, who we're voting for him. We do. You must make a plan to vote. You must make sure that you know what's on your ballot, okay? Know what's on your ballot, make a plan to vote, okay? Know where your polling place is. Figure out what time you're gonna go, okay? Organized with your boss if you have to, how are you going to get there? You're going to ride, share? Are you going to walk? Most polling places are pretty close to where we live. Do you know where? You know what little streets to go down? Okay. Know where your clerk's office is. Just in case you need to go vote early. If you're not registered, you can still go and get registered, okay? You can still go in register and then go to the polling place on election day. It's important that we're registered being registered and understanding the dates and times and the cycles of voting is important. Because as of October 19th, here in state of Michigan, you could no longer sign up online. And if you don't have that information, you might be mistaken and think that you can still sign up online and not take the opportunity if you haven't registered and go in and register. It's important that we understand how our elections work and the importance of the tech nickel stuff. Like, what day do you go to vote? What time do you vote? Where do you vote? And the fact that if somebody knocks on your door tomorrow and says that they want to register you and they have a paper that they want to fill out or they have their tablet, they want to fill out their incorrect in this. And if you know this, you won't think that you're registered and you're not. Okay, maybe they don't know, but it's important that I need to know that you can't register a lot of people get upset when they find out that they can't register online, and they'll say, no, no, no, that can't be true, but it is true. You can't register online any longer. I can't go walk up to you, are set up a table and say, hey, common register to vote because that type of voting that one road of registering to vote is closed. You need to know that you need to go in to your clerk's office and register. If you don't know, if I don't tell you that the polls open from 7 to 8, well, you know, you may go to the polls 6 o'clock in the morning. The polls aren't open as 6 o'clock in the morning. What if you think, oh, I'm just outgoing later. I'll go and vote later, but you get there at 8, ten. If you're not in line, to vote at 8 p.m., you can not stay in line. You need to be aware of in your community, do you have to stand in long lines? If you know that it's normal for your polling place for you to have to stand in line for four hours or longer, you need to make sure that somehow you either voted early or you get to those polls early enough to have the time to stand in line. You need to know what kind of voter suppression laws are running in your state. Unfortunately, in a state of Georgia, no one can bring you water or food. So what does that mean? That means you're gonna have to lug a launch pack and what else do you need to stand in line forever? If there's no drop box in your community, then that means that you need to find out where your clerks office is. So that you can get your ballot to the clerk's office or vote early at the clerk's office. So I know that it may seem tedious. Voter engagement. I know it may seem tedious when I tell you the polls are open from 7 to 8. We need to know this, okay? I know it seems tedious when I say November 2nd is the day you vote. Not November 1st, not November 3rd. It isn't one day for Democrats and another day for Republicans. That's not how it works. Everybody votes on.
"wayne county" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"It was just unbelievable to hear, you know, instantly, I knew who it was. I knew that voice, you know, Rudy Giuliani, America's mayor. Bill, it's Rudy Giuliani. President Trump's lawyer. I have a few things that I could talk over with you. Maybe we can get this thing fixed up. The Maricopa County board of supervisors had just received this subpoena, demanding election officials hand over millions of ballots to state Republican politicians who were launching fraud investigations. He wanted us to turn over the ballots as soon as possible. So that the state Senate can get to work. Get to work doing one of the objectives was to get their hands on the ballot before the January 6th hearing in the capital. They wanted evidence to support these certifying the election. It's constitution be damned, really. Right. One of the main reasons I became a Republican in the 1980s was I thought the Republican Party was the party of the rule of law. The party of the constitution. In Michigan, a Wayne county Republican election official voted to certify the election, then changed her mind after a call from Donald Trump. I have provided them with a copy of my affidavit, rescinding my vote. In Georgia. Trump not only called the state's top elections investigator. Whatever you can do, Francis. But in what now is being investigated as a possible crime. Trump tried to convince George's Secretary of State Brad raffensperger to change the vote count. And there's nothing wrong with saying that, you know, that you've recalculated. It seems clear and clear that Trump was actually trying to steal the election. He was actually trying to create conditions where he would be declared the winner, even though he actually lost the election..
"wayne county" Discussed on Whores Talk Horror
"It due to john fox their father being an alcoholic and then in the eighteen thirties. He sobered up and reconciled with their mother. Margaret and then maggie was born in eighteen. Thirty three and kate was born in eighteen. Thirty seven. so maggie angkatan. Were definitely oops baby. Oops there i was gonna say makeup sex babies. I mean makeup sex for sure but like did they want to more children like stage in life. I mean that's like a thirty wait was at twenty twenty year. difference between Leah and then maggie and a. Let's see twenty four year. Difference between kate and leah so but in the eighteen thirties. I don't think they have much of a choice in terms of like birth control options. So this is true. This is true and they needed kids to help on the farm. Yes this is also true. So because she was fifty years older than her sisters left home at nas getting the wheel opt home in eighteen forty five and she got married and the two younger sisters kate who is then age. Eleven and maggie eight. Fourteen moved with their parents to a farm house near hides ville in wayne county new york in eighteen. Forty seven a house. In which mrs fox soon became convinced was haunted. Mu there is a rumor in town that a peddler had been murdered on the site of the farmhouse. At some indeterminate. Time in the past. Mrs. fox heard the story in soon began jumping at every noise in the house from banging doors do creaking timbers. Eventually the to fox sisters began using their fear to play pranks on her. This is most definitely. I would have done too. Yeah i actually did do that to my mom. When we lived in the house we thought it was kinda haunted. Felt to actually to this day. Still feel bad about it but it was worth it. Don't feel bad so They discovered that when an apple would fall to the floor. There is a hello knocking zone. That would be made. That would drive their mother into a panic and they also realized that poor mother had no idea that her innocent girls could play on her. Fears and terrorize are in such a manner so it was basically all in good fun to them and just you know simple teenage pranks in until the night of march thirty first when everything changed mrs fox had grown so panicked that she decided to have the girls sleep in her bedroom with her and mr fox that that was the birth control. I there you go at this point. She was seriously sleep-deprived in the children didn't seem to what sort of state they had put her into as they lay..
"wayne county" Discussed on WJR 760
"S Kevin Dietz. Most people hate the hassle of going to the airport. The long lines of security checks little tiny seats in the airplanes long delays, but it would sure be a lot more fun if your name was on the building. Try Metro Airports North Terminal will now be named in honor of Wayne County Executive Warren Evans. The Wayne County Airport Authority Board of directors voted unanimously to rename the terminal in honor of Warren Evans at Terminal opened in 2000 and eight and has been known as the North Terminal since its location sits over there on that D T Dub campus. Joining us now is Wayne County executive Warren Evans. Congratulations, sir. Thank you, Kevin. And how are you? I'm doing great. I'm doing great Dad, that's going to feel a little different going to the airport going over to the terminal, seeing your name up there. Yeah, quite a quite an honor. It's one of those things that usually happens after you no longer here to be able to appreciate it. So particularly on that note, uh Extremely honored and humbled by, uh, by the vote of the, uh Of the airport board. It was a surprise until just recently. And you know, I think I'm still still sinking in. Yes, it's you know, It's been a long year, you know, with with the pandemic and people not flying, and, uh and all of those things, but But some. The airport is so important to Wayne County and and you guys really do a lot of work, not just to make sure we have one of the greatest airports but but the entire region. How important is that for? For all of us who live in Metro to try Yeah, It's a huge economic engine. It really is for the region. Uh, an economic development. Even with the pandemic is been going along pretty well as long as he's got a world class airport and I think Even more than just mechanically a world class airport. I think the fact that You're seeing great strides at the airport, looking more like the county in the country, uh, in terms of the equity and inclusion in terms of its employees. They've been winning awards every year, so you know, it's very well. Run. Um And even during the pandemic they were awarded the airport was for its, uh um, customer service. So it's a world class airport. You know, it's nice to be able to be associated with and, quite frankly for me. Being a mentee of, uh, Ed McNamara, who has the other terminal. They are named after it was quite an honor for me. I got a call from his son. Today, saying the McNamara family was happy for me and Just kind of makes you feel good. They were head. McNamara was a great Mentor of mine and did a whole lot to make this airport what it is and hey, I'll tag along behind him all day and appreciate the honor. All those of us old enough to remember Ed McNamara and and his name going on the airport. It was It was a huge deal. A big honor. And, uh, you know, Metro Airport wasn't always what it is. I was thinking of, uh, I mentioned the pandemic earlier and the Detroit Metro Airport was one of the last Places open as the as the borders were closing down, so people from all over the world were actually flying into metro Detroit to get back into the country before the borders were closed down, But it just goes to show you you know the the International terminal and and the other generals. How big and how important and how far really, the airport has come over the decades and how far it still can go. Yeah, And I think that's absolutely true economic development around the airport. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of acres of land that's prime for development. And as And we go to electric vehicles and other technologies. You know the transportation and logistics industries have room to grow, and we have land for them, and so I'm really optimistic about the relationship between the county and the airport and the surrounding communities there. Um, Amazon has done significant investing in the area. We have some opportunities and you've got to grab them when the opportunities are there. You've got to work hard and cooperate with your partners in order to make it successful, and I think you know we're doing that the right way, and I'm just proud to be a part of it. When you think about the master plan. Uh, it's you know, you have only so much land and only so many things you can do And you know, the airport is the hub. You have to think about the future, you know, going out a few decades. But you also have to think about right now. And so it is a amazing responsibility to be able to Try and make the right calls on what to do out at the airport. So in in addition to getting your name on the, uh, on the building, do you get any special parts? You get a parking place, like right up front. That's cool. Maybe already have one. I don't know. I haven't been kind of nice. There are free bag. You get a second bag free instead of having to pay 50 bucks. No, I do like everyone else and try to use my, uh, rewards points as much as I can when I fly. No, no particular first, but I mean, it's just an honor. For the the airport two of thought of me that way, and, uh, I just want to be a normal citizen going in and out of the airport. Supporting the vendors that are there and enjoying the fact that we really do have a world class airport. Uh, great for this region, the future. It's amazing. Wayne County Airport Authority board chair Marvin Be said. Mr Evans has devoted his entire adult life, the public service personally and professionally, not to mention He's always been an advocate of our airport system, which is an economic engine and the job created in a region. The W. C. A board is pleased Mr Evans accepted our invitation to rename the terminal in his honor, and we Congratulate you as well. When can executive Warren C. Evans a great honor and well deserved? Thank you very much, Kevin. I greatly appreciate it. All right. We'll talk to you soon. Have a great weekend. Uh, Hey, Laura, I just want to bring you in for a second. We have about a minute or two left. What other names do you think would be great for for the airport out there? Who? Who else would be a good name to put on there? Do you think they should.
Interview With Rebekah Coleman, Newly Elected Judge
"Rebecca coleman the newly elected judge in the state of michigan stony to a district harper woods. First female managed to hold the position and the first african american just be elected at harper woods. Sixty nine year. History coleman defeated incumbent. Daniel palmer on third twenty during the june election. She won the judgeship. By four hundred and forty eight volts or fifty three percent majority vote the newly elected management with focus on community based programs including literacy programs alternative sentencing legal aid and civic and landlord tenant division as well as drug and survive treatment programs for residents. This is not cohen. First attempt at elected office. It was a second bid for judicial office. After running unsuccessfully for wayne county circuit court for years. oh yes although not endorse by the hometown. Newspaper the detroit. News coleman chance to eliminate dish. Oh rubber-stamping i'm john leo. Hanson junior and. Welcome to another edition of in black america up on this week's program. Judge rebecca coma the newly elected magistrate michigan thirty to a district in black america. It was a real grassroots campaign. And this was my second time running for rancher the county about four years prior And didn't really have a clear path. Kinda was just like okay. I'm gonna do this. It's my time. It wasn't my time. But i learned from there that time. You know you have to come up with a plan. You have to know what you're going to do daily and it's it's a real grind grindley like i said i was outside every single day knocking on doors when my brother had a plan on. My loss are going to go down. When miller's we're going now When i wanted to have different events. I did not plan for covert but You know we adapted and and stuck to. It and i said this time i was. I said to myself and my dad and a few others. I said i'm not running again. It's not happening. I this is the time. And i and i wanna put for every single thing. I have so that. I can't look back and say oh i could've you at this to
Dan Gilbert announces plan to invest $500M in Detroit neighborhoods
"$500 million to revitalize Detroit's neighborhoods over the next 10 years. At a press conference, Gilbert said today's announcement is a doubling down on our commitment to Detroit, its people its mayor, It's Council, it's county executive in its future. Expect this first investment to impact every neighborhood across the city through the Gilbert Family Foundation and rock community Fund. We hope this half billion dollar investment will touch every single detroiter in some way, shape or form. The first investment will be $15 million targeted toward 20,000 homeowners who have unpaid property Texas The city admitted to overcharging Detroit property owners to the tune of $600 Million Unpaid taxes, Gilbert said, helped move the city into blight when people walked away from their homes because they couldn't afford them. Wayne County Executive Warren Evans announced the county would kick in another $5 million for Foreclosure prevention funds. There was a serious
Detroit teens charged as adults in Uber driver's slaying
"Detroit teens as adults for the killing of an uber driver in Detroit last week, police said. 17 year old Devil McKee and 15 year old Lanyon Brady stabbed and beat 60 year old Marcus Perkins on the city's southwest side. Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy said the pair ordered the right with the purpose of robbing the driver. Both teens face first degree murder, Carjacking and other charges.
"wayne county" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"At Route 60 and Revere. The man's turned by gives and bad and the worst of it downtown. His Storrow Drive East, which is almost back to mass have my king WBC's traffic on the three. We've had some rain and snow showers around the area today, and there are still some around left over as we head into the evening but eventually drying out. And mostly cloudy skies will remain temperatures not too far from the freezing mark. Partly cloudy for tomorrow. There will be some periods of rain that creep in tomorrow night and linger into Saturday. In fact, some of the ring Be heavy at times as we had into Saturday morning. Windy huh? On Saturday, it'll be mild in the afternoon. The rain will taper off temperatures into the upper forties, falling back into the thirties on Saturday night and then son returns on Sunday. The wind sticks around and with temperatures near or around the 40 degree mark real fields on Sunday will be in the twenties and thirties right now, 37 degrees in Boston. Businesses have been struggling today, Governor Charlie Baker stop by and eerily quiet Hanover Street in the North and urging small businesses to apply for covert 19 financial assistance. Baker said he hopes 78 a half million in new fiscal assistance would help small businesses including Restaurante Sarah, See No. On Hanover Street owner Frank Frizzy. No has run this place seven days a week for 35 years, he applied for helping got it. Because he says, he really needed it. It's a very It's a very good thing. Really. It's seven of my life so far in the North End. Kevin Regal WBZ Boston's NewsRadio state hazardous materials teams dealing with a tier one has Matt situation in stone in this afternoon. Earlier today, police and stone were called to a home on Franklin Street, a report of powered powdered narcotic found there. No word on what that narcotic is less than announced was found on site and out of an abundance of caution. Stoning, police and the fire declared the situation to cheer. One has mad. No injuries sort charges to speak of it. This time. Some of the roads in the neighborhood been closed as first responders conduct their work in Michigan. The Flint water crisis has resulted in criminal charges against nine officials, including the former governor, Rick Snyder. Most serious charges filed against two former state health officials who have convicted could spend decades in prison for involuntary manslaughter. At a news conference today, Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy says Snyder is the first governor in Michigan's history to be charged.
"wayne county" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"He stopped shooting me, I said, Daddy, love you. No matter what. I thought it was gonna be the last thing I say to them. Thank God it wasn't Blake was reportedly shot seven times by the officer back in August and was left partially paralyzed. Now, he says he thought the officer was firing a Taser. And he couldn't hear the officers giving him any kind of commands. Prosecutors say differently in Kenosha. They say they're not charging anyone involved in Blake shooting. They say that Blake is the one who fought with police. Blake was the one who tried to stab one of them before they shot back. Or conversion therapy is still legal in the state of Indiana. But lawmakers air formally introducing a bill to ban this kind of therapy for minors. Here's CBS is Matt Piper. Democratic State Senator JD Four, has authorized Senate Bill 32, which would prohibit mental health counselors from trying to alter the sexual orientation or gender identity of those under the age of 18 in Indiana. There's also a companion bill. The measures say that providers who violate the ban would be subject To disciplinary action Conversion therapy is a discredited practice that aims to convert a person's sexual orientation currently banned in at least 20 states. The American Psychiatric Association determined that homosexuality is not an illness that can be cured and made that determination nearly 50 years ago. That Piper CBS News, A boil water order issued a native after E. Coli is found in samples collected this week. Residents You're advised to boil your tap water for at least a minute in Natick before using it or certainly drinking it, but even brushing your teeth or the other suggestion. Just use bottled water for a little bit. Also Natick residents get rid of all the ice in your fridge right now. Toss it, and he drinks her uncooked meals made with tap water in Natick on or after January. 5th just get rid of it. Water. In Michigan Flint, Michigan. Former health director, Nick Line is now facing involuntary manslaughter for his alleged role in the Flint water crisis and cover up. Former governor Rick Snyder is also facing misdemeanor charges of willful neglect of duty. Both Lion and Snyder pleading not guilty. They're just among nine people charged in connection with this crisis and cover up Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy speaking at a news conference earlier today, our work on this case begins with the understanding. But the impact of the flint water crisis cases and what happened in Flint will span span generations and probably well beyond the way others will live our lives beyond the lead in the water. 12. People died from Legionnaire's disease during the water crisis in Flint lives lost is 1 51 traffic and weather together right after this. Make WBZ NewsRadio.
"wayne county" Discussed on WJR 760
"The United States incited this insurrection. Hey, must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love. It was historic, impeaching a president for a second time but also the most bipartisan vote in history. And that is Fox is Griff Jenkins reporting 10 Republicans joining the all present Democrats voting in support of that impeachment. Some changes are coming to the state Capitol building in light of the threat of violence nationwide. Is that because of recommendations from the Michigan State police 6 FT High fence is being built around the Michigan capital and should be completed by Friday. The FBI has alerted law enforcement agencies that not only Michigan, but all other 49 state capitals face the possibility of armed protests. It was a strong police presence as the 101st legislature was sworn in yesterday as officers were seen on close circuit cameras in circling the building can wriggle Ski WJR news? Michigan covered cases and deaths are Platt Towing, the state's chief medical executive. Doctor Jin, a. Cal Dune said the numbers they're finally encouraging. So overall, we're in a much better place with our numbers than we were in the beginning of November. And the governor announcing dining in restaurants could begin February 1st and in person learning at colleges and universities can start January 18th. The panel that's charged with selecting the new Wayne County sheriff continues to work as past misconduct complaints have come to light about to the candidates for the job. 14 candidates have applied for the post following the death of chief Sheriff Benny Napoleon in December after he battled Cove it Ah panel made up of three elected county officials interviewing the candidates beginning Today, about X is expected within a few days. Two of the leading candidates for the position, deputy chief Raphael Washington and Chief Robert Dunlap, were each the subject of misconduct, accusations and federal lawsuits that ended in taxpayer funded. Settlements. WJR News Times 73.
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"wayne county" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"C and they're more emboldened now than ever. But they did their thing. And they all summer long they and black lives matter. Another break stag moment operation. Did their thing destroying American said he's destroying America going against federal buildings in cities around the country, and not one person, D C said a thing about it. They've been burned. Washington D. C. Nobody said a word. But the minute that they go into the Capitol building wearing a mag a hat? Oh, look, Look, it's it's addition. It's insurrection. So, uh, Black lives matter around that whole operation out. Along with Obama, his third term Mo fo's 100%. They ran it out, got away with it. They got the the narrative they've been looking for forever. They've been looking for this a long time. The left has wanted to paint we the thinking with Look See, we told you they're maniacs. We told you there Insurrectionists they What they really are is Nazis. They're white supremacists, their white supremacists. See? Well, they've got it now. I mean, they got the media going there anyway. And there are people who actually believe this straight up. Lie 100% latte. Now that they're even compiling enemies list right now. Detroit Free Press right now has an enemies list. You think I'm kidding? I'm kidding. We're talking about it over the weekend. I saw I had I had lunch with somebody who's on it. E said. Am I on there Filming an enemies list. User what they're going after is anybody that was Truthfully honestly and legitimately trying to show the fraud. That was the election in Wayne County. Was that way across the country, but it Wayne County So what do they do? Well, now they're gonna look at these people is you guys were you people deserve to be punished. You have been lying. You've been getting people hurting people's feelings. You've been engaging in hate speech. You've been lying. We're gonna We're gonna get you for libel. Says Dana Nessel. It's unbelievable what's going on right now? But it's going on, so face it. Get ready for the real battle of him. Now here's the Here's the sad reality. You wake up. I don't know. One o'clock in the morning here could Katherine in the neighborhood. It's already going through some of the neighborhoods and you hear people screaming and yelling and screaming. Wake up white mm furs, and I'm serious. That's what the over bullhorns or or what's the one? They the real sad when they got right now, which is a lie something about they're taking the property back. Whatever. Because Get on that property. You're just a suburban it and they start coming in your house We're gonna do Seriously. What do you gonna do? Let's let's say, for example, you're white and you're in suburban America and black lives matter Shows up on your front porch. What are you going to do? Can't do it until they come to the house. Depends on what state you're in Texas. You get you're good to go. But not anywhere else. You You can't go outside to get them. You can't can't can't. Right? So you're doing the best you can. You're thinking OK, could damage some property out there? I don't want that. But I'm not going out there and going to use lethal force until they come in and threatened my life in my house and you have every right to do so. Again. You're white. White. That doesn't play well in court these days, especially if one of the guys in the crew is black. Yeah, and you have to shoot him. Even if you did the right thing, and he's coming at you with a gun. A knife buster, your front door front window. And he's in the house. You're not the right color in court. These air. The realities of 2021 sounds horrible to say too many people because they had never heard talk like this before. That's because they've never heard the truth before. They didn't face the truth when they were doing that insanity of standing in front of a burning building or a concert is mostly a peaceful protester. No, no. That's not and they give a pass to black lives matter because, well, they were black. Yeah, well, they were in the streets and you're calling for killing..
"wayne county" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"To try and central they be Morristown handily. 74 the 49. And Wayne County goes to Northeastern all over Cambridge City, Lincoln 69 to 26 golden beet Fremont, 59 to 56 Bedford North warrants over South Knox in a low scoring affair. 36 to 30 Beach Girl Beat Moreau via tonight 53 to 36 Belmont over Columbia City in the low scoring affair, a tight 1 36 to 35. Then Davis over Indianapolis, Washington 68 to 61 Bethesda Christian. Be Indiana. Death 68 to 37 Bloomington, south over Seymour 49 to 27 Bluffton over woodland. If you won the 42 Borden over Rock Creek Academy, 58 to 50 and Bremen beat But Bethany Christian 48 to 43. Cal, you man Beat River forced 69 to 49 in overtime Candle 10 beat Columbus Christian 44, the 40 caramel over Westfield 54 30 Center Grover Jennings County 59 38. When they're working the other sports I'm brand humor. Thank you Stayed with us on Saturday night edition of Indiana Sports Talk for Bob level. I'm Kevin Lee. Back to Pro and college sports. But this focus of this program is always high school sports and John Herrick from I s e Sports Network and one of our flagship stations at Emma's Communications, Wi BC is Joining His job was on the call for girls basketball tonight. What game did you have? And how did it go, John? Well, I was actually pretty busy today, Kevin. I actually had three games. The first game was definitely the most exciting. It was the Homestead Spartans against Lawrence North Wildcats, and the game went into overtime, but the play of the game for sure, though, Woz jailer Smith Who became Lawrence North all time leading scorer by knocking down the game time three to send the game into overtime tied at 45. And then it looked like you know, from that point on that Lawrence North might be able to pull away and over time, but Homestead was able to hold them off and over time and win the game. 54 50, So it was just a really, really great game all the way around. I Ana Patterson for Homestead ended up outscoring jailer by just a little bit. That was the key matchup coming in. Who would be the better player today? Would it be I Ana Patterson for Homestead or Jailer Smith for Lawrence North, and even though jailer hit the big three to tie it Hi. Ana Patterson had just two more points than her with 23 Homestead gets their 10th win of the season. Tol win that crazy came in overtime, and then I we did a rental ear Central against Lafayette, Central Catholic Doubleheader. Lafayette, Central Catholic one, The girls match up 74 to 40 and Lafayette. Central Catholic Boys were dominant as well. Beating rental their central 52 to 30. So it was definitely a full day for us on the Iast e sports network. You're better man than I I think. Well, I don't remember doing I'm sure I've done three today before, but now I get to a certain stage, right? Think one or two is plenty and that'll be enough for me. John Harris from I s C Sports network in WBC is well, good to talk with you, John. Thank you. Alright, take blah, Kevin. We'll keep an eye on what's going on in the NFL Tonight is well early fourth quarter Tampa Bay 21 Washington 16. That's maybe a little bit surprising. What? It's Tom Brady versus Taylor. Hi, Dicky. Way. Think was working in an accounting firm about three weeks ago before he joined the Washington football team practice squad. So here's one of the things I'm wondering about this particular weekend. Aziz fans. How are we gonna feel about and more importantly to the NFL? How will we consume six games over two days? An extra game each day, and it's tough to actually we'll have any kind of a life. If you're gonna watch everything and, you know, let's face it. There's there's not a lot of product. We wanna lap it up as much as we can. So most of us Like to see virtually every minute of every playoff game. Ah, lot of us try to watch every window. You know, we're watching the one o'clock the four o'clock the Sunday Night game the Monday night in Thursday with maybe some exceptions, but certainly playoffs more likely, but Can you really devote So that's basically what 11 12. That's nuts. It's about 11 hours. Two days in a row 22 hours. Can you do that? In a weekend? The NFL's king. There are ratings juggernaut. Maybe the game part ratings might go down just a little bit, especially The late game of it's not particular. Good, but they're lucky so far. They've got a close game tonight. But the total audience that you're breaking in is gonna be bigger. So expect the NFL to keep moving towards this situation. I think the excused issuers. We added in one more playoff team per conference, because, well, we're not sure how things were gonna go with Colbert. There's always the chance that you have toe cancel a game and we might have an uneven number of games. So we wanna maybe make it a little more open for people. Really. What it's going to come down to is there is Straight cash available there, so they're not going back and they're going to continue down this path. I think as we move forward, so we'll see. Well, we'll continue to keep abreast of those games. Just a zinnia gonna join us here coming up and just a little bit. Talk more about what's happening with the Colts will spend some more time. On the Pacers from for the cold. The questions are what is next? Now Moving into the offseason After today's playoff loss in Buffalo? It's Indiana sports talk You.
"wayne county" Discussed on WJR 760
"The of the Capitol building already. Well, I think again, you have to look at the threat and, uh and Well, the fence work. Well, what defenses is not gonna What is it's a 15 at 7 ft. High that, uh, actually, he doesn't. It doesn't allow a person to have the foot holes that you would have on a normal fence so that that's what this non scalable fences. S O. So it's Not scalable for it's not easy to climb over. But 7 Ft. Can it be can't be breached? Absolutely. What That is easily breached as a normal fence. You know, you watch the video of the breach, and people are taking scaffolding and put it up against while they're scaling up to the next level, and they're busting windows and and they're able to get in Wouldn't you think? After 9 11 these issues would have been dealt with that there would have been more security measures to that would never allow. Something like this to happen is amazing how easily they were able to get in. Again. We'll talk when I talked to wanna talk before about having that safe song and establishing that perimeter. You know, within that perimeter. You don't want to have scaffolding where somebody can climb and defeat your perimeter. So So, what you doing? Yes, either Removed that scaffolding or you put your safe zone out far enough and your defensive layer your first defensive layer. Where that scaffolding doesn't turn into one of your worst nightmares. And you know you don't wanna. You don't wanna have bricks in your sakes outside your safe zone so processes can pick up bricks and throwing that your that your officers, so I mean, that's that's all part of Determining the what's your perimeter does and how you permit can work for you and assist you in protecting the capital in the one chamber. They were able to get inside in that chamber and the other they you could see. Officers, you know, with guns drawn, trying to keep people from getting in. What about just the makeup of those chambers. It shouldn't be more difficulty bust in through windows and gain access like that. Absolutely. They do. They do continual security assessments and and it's set up. I mean, the fact that he got in there like that that easy. It's just unbelievable. And and you have to figure the officers that were inside the chamber. When everything was going to you notice in a couple of photos they put Furniture up against the the doors couldn't get in there. They're just going to be a serious look at how those doors can have. Ah, you know, electronics magnets on it. Unbreakable glass going forward. Like magnets can lock those. They're very strong. Mannix electronica panic. Matt Magnets with those doors were locked and they will not open. But this never happened before. So, uh And I'm I'm sure they no one ever expected this on plants of this, But believe me, all the systems will be looked at and the way they deal with This will be re evaluated. I'm sure there'll be some new requirements. Yes, 6200 National Guard members are headed to D. C between to stay between now and the inauguration. It certainly seems like they should have been there before the rally and vote yesterday. James told her. We appreciate you taking some time to come on the McCallum show. Thanks, Kevin. Take care, you two happy New year We're taking thing to you, Rick, and we will be back with more after we check traffic and weather with Michael stunts. Thank you, Kevin. Wayne County. Excuse.
"wayne county" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Push notifications for any developments through the day. It is free. Download it in your app store. It is 5 35 right now we do want to get to the standard issues of the day that includes to the traffic in the forecast. Let's start with Randy Olives with a look outside a mild morning, huh? Yeah, it really is. Your guys is really kind of the same old, same old forecast here. Lot of clouds around no precipitation and temperatures to climb a little bit as we head into and through this afternoon that sound right now Cloudy out there No Reiner's no 35 degrees northeast wind nine miles an hour, and it feels like temperature That's a 28 degrees. Temperatures across the area. A lot of thirties 33 South Bend, 35 Lafayette. Already blown mentioned 30 Evans fell in 32 degrees Madison Richmond, You're a 32 out there in Wayne County, so we head for the day today. Cloud cover will continue eight o'clock temperature in the lower thirties by noon, 35. And our five o'clock, Sampson not gonna climb a whole bunch here should tap out right around 38 degrees knows we check out her satellite picture. Low clouds high clouds back out across Illinois, Missouri again. This is about the same map is what we saw yesterday head off their Southwest. You can't see little spin in the atmosphere, Rain and snow across Missouri down across Arkansas. But again, the storm track is going to be heading to the south of us so that storm for the most part Should tender stay south of the Ohio River could tease extreme Southern counties here, maybe along the Ohio River later today, or perhaps early tonight. But again, a good bulk of Indiana will keep it pretty much high and dry into him for the weekend. So stay with us here in a little bit. We'll tell you about our quiet weather pattern continuing, maybe some weekend sound shine. And perhaps some changes coming at us. Maybe later next week. I have the eight day forecast coming up in just a bit stuff..
"wayne county" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"Third day before certification of the election results to verify their signature by delivering it in person by email to the clerk. Let's go back to the bill regarding the lying to people when you're circulating petitions whether it's for recall or for initiatives or constitutional amendments you've got a first amendment issue there that you've got to deal with. We know that lying is an issue. Every election cycle at least one petition drive the professional circulator in particular will say anything to get a signature. And they don't care if it's true or not. But how do you enforce something like that given the basic first amendment right to lie. There is a limit that you can't run into a crowded theatre and yell fire. I think that that there's some things that we even there's first amendment rights. We do no harm and so the goal should be do no harm so as far as the legality i would have to go back in and say that if you are intentionally making false statements and so it's mr presentation deliberate misrepresentation of what you're doing. I don't know that that is legal. Many of the reforms and many of the initiatives that you've talked about in this package of bills were suggested either in the form of legislation or by administrative action by the secretary of state republicans. Basically were up in arms over them have their attitudes changed since the election in our experience with what happened in wayne county in particular. Now i believe that many of the republicans are seeking to overturn or playing that there is fraud but fortunately on the last day of session. Initially they said that there was gonna be senate concurrent resolution. Thirty seven on the agenda but then it ended up not being and i saw it on the agenda prepared a no vote explanation including information about these bills and why we needed to have a safe and secure transparent election process with a resolution saying basically that the continuing the same way that they've had all along that our elections are fraudulent..
"wayne county" Discussed on WJR 760
"Best of the guy Gordon Show on WJR. Those were the Piper's in Pontiac. Just a few moments ago as the fallen heroes Memorial continues on Daz. I said Frank Beckmann ever seeing that event. We hope to be talking him before we went to break. I told you about a young Detroit police officer. I don't think he was even lieutenant. Maybe it's lieutenant by then. It helped negotiate the freedom for three Children who have been taken hostage by a mentally ill young man. That loving elementary school and I had been on the job in Detroit no more than three months. And I told you I've had a front row seat to see these daily acts of heroism by our first responders throughout my career, and this was one of the most impressive because sometimes it's not the guy that runs into a burning building. It's the guy that keeps his head in the most tense of situations. And the young man has now grown up to be the Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon at the other end of my line tonight, but any I remember it like it was yesterday because I was scared to death for those Children. And I know you were, too. Yeah, It was a very stressful, intense situation. It was really you know, one of the things that is one of the several memorable events that I had throughout my 26 year career DPD, But Oh, my God, You brought that back up. And then and now I'm flashing about all the stuff that happened over there. Oh, my goodness. And and I mean, I remember in covering it because I was doing live shots for the network at the time because everybody throughout the country was on pins and needles about whether or not those kids were gonna be. Released or not, that young man was so troubled. He was speaking to the faces of the presidential portrait in the on the classroom wall, wasn't he Yeah, it was big, big gay victim. He had a high powered semiautomatic rifle and actually was a classroom full of kids and I recall they were coming to the window. And they were looking at. Ultimately he developed some kind of report with them and they were coming to the window, looking out kind of telling him where we were. It was. It was a It was a very scary but amazing dynamic that I witnessed. Well, and you know, we we've seen on TV, You know all the action packed drama, but sometimes it's the dramas that don't occur that are the most important and that day you say he helped save the life of those three kids. But she also helped to save the The young the life of that very troubled young man. I understand if I'm not mistaken. Got treatment. They got him on some meds. And I think he was doing okay. When I went back to do a follow up years later, So everybody who came out of that day, Okay, which is amazing? It is amazing guy, And if you were there like we were and could just feel the tension in the fear in the air. And as a parent, you know, just knowing that your child is in the room with someone with a high powered rifle, threatening to shoot him and could at any moment, uh, really in in in your child's life. It was extremely harrowing for us at the time. I remember it like yesterday. I'm Why did you do Because you know I've killed a lot of cells in the interim e got to tell you, um you in your business? I'm sure every day are inspired by those around you and that those you have led Just on this day of all days when we honor the first responders for what happened on 9 11 Tell me about the non 9 11 days. The little nine eleven's that happened every day of the calendar that you witnessed, and maybe one guy or one woman that stands out in their valor and and their sacrifice that that's still that's still inspires you. You know, Uh, Aziz, you know, I spent 26 years in DPD and I started out as a fingerprint technician training and identification section and held every right up to and including chief, uh, that is an amazing police Police agency and any, uh, people over in that agency that I saw Do Cem Beyond human heroic things, and many of them many of them stick out. But if I had Tonto They wondered that really, I talk about very often is, uh, there was a police officer name Ernie Els, who ultimately wound up teaching at the academy and Arne, If anybody knows I need and if they're listening, I would love to hear form from him. And there was a shooting barricaded government. 18th and Bagley and this guy shot Three police officers and Ernie Holed up at the scene with a police officer pinned down by a guy with a high part rifle in an apartment building in an apartment building with a clear view of him and folks that were responding. And Ernie got his car rushed to the aid of one of the officers there was pinned down and clearly in the line of fire drug him away from drug him away from the line of Fire also got shot himself, and that is one that really sticks out. But let me tell you given time and opportunity to think there's so many more acts of heroism that I've witnessed personally that we could we could truly write a book about it. Well, and perhaps we should know if there ever was a time when folks needed to read the book about it. It's now and I guess I was sitting here, Benny ruminating while I was watching the fallen Heroes Memorial live streaming on YouTube. I wish this could have been and I honestly think it should have been piped into classrooms across our area so the kids can see a much more balanced picture. About what police officers do, day in and day out beyond what they've seen on the national media. Well, you know, we all wish that no one has talked more about. You know, police reform and criminal justice reform than I am. Certainly the system is not perfect there things that we could do better, but we do a whole lot of things right? And that's the thing that that is being missed. In the course of all this discourse is all of the things that thousands of police officers throughout this nation do every single day, and they do it right. When when we mess it up. We should be accountable for it. We should make it public. We should be transparent. But like you said, we should not forget about all those times When police officers out they put their lives on the line every single day, and there's no There's no fanfare..
Trump supporters rally in Atlanta as Georgia Senate Judiciary subcommittee holds hearing on election integrity
"Remains a centerpiece of the election challenges with national attention focused on the state's two Senate runoff election. Supporters of President Trump rallied outside the Georgia capital as the state Senate committee held hearings on election integrity is Georges to Republican U. S. Senators head toward January run offs against Democratic challengers Pro Trump attorney Linwood is trying to pressure them into joining calls for a special session of the state legislature to overturn the results of the presidential election. But South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says he spoke with the president who says this is a bad idea. Some Republicans fear divisions among conservative voters will give Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff's and advantaged Fox's Jonathan Serie A. Wayne County
Michigan certifies vote count despite Trump campaign's objections
"Biden's win in Michigan has been certified. President Donald Trump's hopes of delaying certification of Democrat Joe Biden's win in Michigan in the November 3rd election have been dashed. The Michigan Board of State Canvassers voted 30 with one abstention Monday to certify Biden's 154,000 vote victory. Biden thus claims all 16 electoral votes from the state of Michigan. Allies of Trump and Republican John James, who lost his bid for U. S Senate seat had called for the board to delay certification for two weeks to allow for an audit of votes in heavily Democratic Wayne County, which is home to Detroit, Biden routed Trump in Wayne County by more than 330,000 votes.
Biden to announce first Cabinet picks this week
"Cabinet is coming together. I'm him. Who's out Fox news and we can expect an announcement soon from President elect Joe Biden. We're going to see the first of the president elect's Cabinet appointments on Tuesday of this week meeting the pace, beating in fact, the pace that was set by the Obama Biden transition. Beating the pace set by the Trump transition. Incoming White House chief of staff Ron Clain on ABC is this week. Last week, Biden said he had decided on his pick for Treasury secretary on Twitter this weekend. President Trump asked why Biden was forming a Cabinet so quickly when his investigators have found hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes that tweet among others were flagged as the Trump campaign pursues lawsuits in several states. In Michigan, Republican House Speaker lead Chatfield tells Fox and friends allegations of fraud Will be looked into. We have 70% 71% of the precincts and Wayne County, their absentee ballots. Books don't match what's on the rules, and that's very concerning. That's why the Legislature. We've been doing our own investigations. We've been doing our own reviews of these reports of fraud. Chatfield was one of two Michigan officials who met with President Trump at the White House on Friday. After the meeting. Both said they had been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election.
Trump still falsely claims he won presidential election
"Donald Trump's most recent legal defeat in Pennsylvania when she just heard Tom Photo telling you about, he is still refusing to concede the 2020 presidential election president's campaign fired up to supporters and seven this morning still casting doubt on the election results, and the president has been hinting all along that he still sees himself as a winner, including being a tweet. The president writing this quote big voter fraud coming out of Georgia concerning George Just stay tuned. His latest tweets over the election come, though, after he met with Michigan State lawmakers of the White House Friday. Michigan is set to certify its results. On Monday. Biden won the state by 154,000 votes. But the meeting is raising some eyebrows because somewhere wondering if the president was trying to convince lawmakers not to certify among those in the attendants were the Senate majority leader and the State House speaker. They put out a statement, though, after the meeting, saying they were focused on the coronavirus spot response, But also we have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome. Of the election in Michigan and as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan's electors. That's Fox Is Mark MEREDITH reporting. Now a group of voters in Michigan is suing President Trump and his campaign, claiming their legal challenges to Michigan's election results violate the rights of black voters. That lawsuit alleges the Trump campaign trying to suppress the vote by, among other things, pressuring state officials do not count votes from Wayne County, which includes Detroit of voting district with old Large black population.
Michigan officials call for audit after state certifies election results
"The chairs of the Republican National Committee and Michigan's Republican Party are calling on Michigan's boards of state canvassers. Delay certifying results of the presidential campaign for two weeks to allow for a full audit of votes in Wayne County, the state's largest. They cite unsubstantiated claims of irregularities alleged by losing Republican Senate candidate NPR's Ron Elving says other legal efforts by President Trump and his supporters to de Legitimize election results have not been successful. In Pennsylvania, you got a blizzard of court filings of the state and federal levels that have produced basically nothing. One after another has been withdrawn or dismissed with no change. Georgia certified its results on Friday, so another one in the barn, the Trump campaign could still seek another machine recount there after the hand recount that's already been done. But all the relevant statewide officials have already signed off, including the governor, who is a major
A Covid-19 vaccine won't be a magic bullet
"Facing an election laws. Donald trump turns to raw political power to try to bend. The outcome by brian bennett. This article is part of the debrief times politics newsletter during his failed campaign to win another four years in office president. Donald trump repeatedly used the power of his office to boost his chances in employing. The white house has a campaign backdrop. Having his secretary of state give a campaign speech during an official diplomatic trip and spreading baseless claims about voting fraud. From behind the presidential seal. Now he's using his office to try to reverse his loss. Trump invited a delegation of michigan republican lawmakers to meet with him at the white house on friday as that state is on the verge of formerly certifying. That president-elect joe biden won more votes judges have tossed out. Trump's claims of widespread voter fraud in michigan and other states so now trump appears to be trying to use raw political power and influence in a hail mary attempt to convince sitting state lawmakers to disenfranchise millions of michigan voters. The white house meeting follows tuesday night. Phone call trump reportedly made to a republican member of the board of canvassers in michigan's wayne county which includes detroit after. The board voted to certify. The vote tally hanging over. Friday's meetings is more than the power of the office. Trump is also building a new fundraising juggernaut. As he fights the election results trump's massive campaign fundraising list is sending appeals to donors nominally to help his legal defense but a large portion of the funds is going to a new political action committee called save america that trump can use to steer donations to the campaigns of politicians. He favors after repeated failures to show widespread election fraud in court. Trump's legal team has acknowledged that its current strategy is to delay certification of votes in key states in order to open the door for gop held state legislatures to intervene and send a raft of pro-trump delegates to the electoral college on december fourteen rather than delegates who represent how people voted. That strategy is exceptionally unlikely to work and would mean reversing. The intention of millions of voters people close to trump believe. He's putting up a robust fight as a way to energize his supporters. So they'll come with him as television viewers after he leaves office and bolster his political sway as a kingmaker in the republican party. But he's already doing a lot of damage to the democratic process. Along the way and seeding unfounded distrust in the election results among core parts of his base that could persist for years. Trump added to that damage on tuesday when he fired his top cybersecurity official responsible for securing the election. Chris crabs who had said his team of federal government. Experts had not seen any signs of electronic votes being changed when president. Teddy roosevelt called the presidency. A bully pulpit. He meant it was a powerful perch to advocate for policy agenda but trump has taken the muscular use of office in a different direction using it to literally bully fellow republicans into backing his personal political ambitions and go along with his false claims that the election was stolen from him. A broad and unproven conspiracy. That has been widely debunked and repeatedly rejected in court. He simply trying to steal it through. The levers of power says heather cox. Richardson a historian at boston college. This is unprecedented and not since eighteen. Seventy six has a candidate so flagrantly used political power to try to change the outcome of a vote after election day that was during reconstruction when republicans grabbed the presidency for ohio governor. Rutherford hayes with brute political force by pressing congress to steer the result in hayes his favor. But there's still one key difference between now and then in eighteen seventy six the vote margins were legitimately unclear whereas in twenty twenty biden has clear winning margins in the states. Trump is disputing since then states have voted in reforms to the electoral college system designed to prevent a politician from exerting personal influence over the democratic process as the country watch is trump is testing those reforms to ensure the will of the voters is honored.
Republicans denounce Trump's attempts to pressure Michigan officials
"Look. Your state is in the middle of this election controversy and as we speak the president has invited to of your republican leaders in the michigan legislature to the white house. He apparently the president does not want to accept the results of the election in michigan and appears to want the legislature to step in and award the electors to donald trump. Your reaction to that. Yeah well the the concept of the president asking someone to that is extremely troubling. I mean that's offering what the the democracy in my view and that's a terrible thing With respect to asking the legislative leaders to come meet with him at this point i wouldn't be critical of the legislative leaders. I mean step back and look at it and many people have strong feelings when they first hear this. But if the president of the united states calls you up and says he wants to meet with you. It's pretty hard to say you're not gonna go meet with him. It's really their actions. Coming out of a mess. How should be defined again. They both gone on the record to say that they didn't see any reason. There would be any change from the normal process. Taking place in michigan. They're both on the record for that. I would hope they would reiterate that to the president to say you know. That's the way it works in michigan and there's nothing to talk about if he asks for something inappropriate. Do you see any chance of fraud or improper handling of the ballots. That would in any way a raise questions about the results of the election in michigan. Now i have now. And i don't know anyone who has if you look at it all Eighty-three counties in michigan. Now certified by one by a fairly large margin actually. Republicans did well in michigan other than the presidential race. So if you look at it there's no indications in fact i believe some of the results even in wayne county or the detroit area which is the area that many people are talking about. Actually they have better results in terms of having their precincts match up on their numbers than they had four years ago. So if anything. i think. This is a good solid election. Taking place in michigan and i would expect the board of canvassers on monday to vote to certify the results. That's what they should do. So that's the state board of canvassers. And i wanna get to that in a second but we did have this episode this week. Where the two republican members of the canvassing board for wayne county which includes detroit. I said they would not vote to certify the election. Then they did then. They said they came under pressure and tried to recant it. Then there's also the suggestion that donald trump may have talked to at least one of them and possibly put pressure on them to say that they would not vote to certify. What do you make of all of that. The got certified. I think that's the important illegal point. What's trolling through. All this is the president's behavior and the people on his legal team in history. I mean there are actually undermining democracy with their actions again. If you have a ballot issue you should go to court. You prevent san evidence and you'll out of court decide all this other stuff is very damaging today actually. I'm concerned about the damage. That's going to go on for the next several years in terms of misinformation you know creating doubts in the minds of his supporters. Things like that. That's what's really troubling about. This is. I expect the process to work. I expect president-elect biden to become the next president through a legal process that were today If you look at it there hadn't been according the country to my knowledge that has found any merit any of the claims made. Let's get this thing over with but there's a lot of damage. President trump has done terrible things. I mean this man has the divider in chief in our nation and it's an awful outcome in terms of his behavior. We should point out that even though you're a two term republican governor of your state you actually endorse joe biden in this election. Why did you do that well as easy. I'm an american. I and it's in the best interest of america to have someone who's going to try to heal our country. Donald trump has been the divider and chief. The incivility in our country has reached a record level. I didn't think it could get worse. Actually post-election is showing can go even lower with this current behavior. This is awful and we need somebody to bring us back together. And joe biden. I believe can do that for the people that said they voted for trump even on a policy basis. I'm a nerd. I'm proud nerds dime into policy. Might make allergies. Were particularly that good. He had a few reasonable things that he did that. Were good but beyond that. Many of us steps really weren't that thoughtful nor good And so i think it's time for new leadership in our country. So not only did. I not want to vote for trump by found good reasons to vote for biden up and i'm glad to see that he won michigan. So you've targeted all of your criticism in this interview at donald trump. But what about the rest of your party. I assume you're you're still a republican. I'm still republican. Although a lot of republicans like the have other commentary on me. Yeah yeah let me give you an example. We have a reporter. Who works for us at yahoo news jon ward over the last week i think four times. He has emailed the comms. Directors of every republican senator. That's fifty three senators and only two of them got back and said yes and acknowledged that there was not significant fraud in this election. And we're willing to criticize a donald trump for how he handled this transition and his efforts to subvert the apparently subvert the election just two out of fifty three. What do you make of that. What do you make of of people in your party. Who have not been willing to do. What you're doing on this podcast right now and i wish there were more i really do and i would have expected more but as a practice marijuana also be conscious because these are good people. These many of these people have been public servants for years and to be blonde. Donald trump is a bully. I mean i've been on the record for that. I was as i'm a nerd. That was bullied a kid. So i understand bullying and if you're in a position like they are in many cases you have an issue with a bully out there and you're going to be pretty cautious about what you say because you don't want to be the next person that's a target of a bully. S my point. That's why i was happy to part president-elect biden was get this guy out of office and yeah backward. people actually respect one another and treat people with civility. Tell us about your own relationship with trump. because he's he's gone after you clearly and but you overlap with them while you were governor right so you must imagine. You guys must've talked. Was it like yeah. We never have had what i would describe as a real positive relationship because again if you look at that context i believe in being a positive person so even these comments are hard for me to get because i don't like being negative on anyone. I like to spend my time looking for the good in people but in his case he i would make an exception the way i viewed at many cases is he didn't understand a lot of the issues. That were going on in michigan. So i just sort of did my own thing and i didn't worry about if he was taking credit for it for example he to talk about michigan's great comeback. All that's fine. We did make michigan comeback in. We had it going. The comeback well underway before he ever became president. And if you wanna to take credit that's fine. I try to work with them. Because we're fellow public servants. He was at the federal level as at the state level. So i didn't go out of my way to generate conflict. Because if i could help michigan by getting them on board to do something for michigan that would be good
Michigan Secretary Of State On Challenges Certifying Election Results In Her State
"A little known board of county officials in Michigan made bigger headlines than Congress this week. That's because for a moment, the two Republicans on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers seemed to hold the fate. Of Michigan's presidential election results in their hands. And now, as Republican lawmakers from Michigan visit the White House and President Trump's attempts to overthrow the legitimate results of the election dragon, the Trump campaign's focus appears trained on Michigan, which is why we wanted to invite Michigan's Democratic secretary of state on to the program. Jocelyn Benson is in charge of the election in Michigan. Welcome. Good evening. Thanks for having me you have had quite a week. Let's let's start with this business in Wayne County, which is home to Detroit, of course to officials saying they would not certify. Then they said they would not. They want to take it back. Where does this stand? Well, First, it's clear that the voters of Wayne County in Michigan have spoken. They've made a choice. There's no legal or factual basis to question that choice. And the Wayne County Board of Canvassers did in an open meeting as an official process, making official vote to can approve the and certify the results of the election in Wayne County justice every county in the state has done on campus is required by law to certify results. That's what they've done, and now we expect the border state canisters to do the same. Okay, so that that vote that stands, Yes, votes. And when you're an official state board what's after you've taken and you know in a meeting that complies with the Open meetings act, and that's what occurred here. Well, let me move you two today and this meeting at the White House. The White House is characterizing these visiting Michigan lawmakers that this is a routine meeting. That's what White House spokesperson Kayleigh Mcenany saying. Is it routine for the president of the United States to call Michigan state officials and invite them to a private meeting at the White House? No, I don't know if it's ever happened before. Certainly not at a time like this, where there's so much focus on Michigan as you mentioned, But it's important to note that both the speaker and the Senate majority leader have stated they would not obstruct the will of the voters, which they've confirmed has been quite clear, and we have no reason to doubt that yet and I'm going to continue to expect they'll Follow the law as it's very clearly laid out in our state Constitution and state statutes. What should occur at this point? And do you have any Intel on the agenda for the meeting? How it's going on? Not at all? No, I really stay out of that process on the state's chief election officer. My job is to just make sure that the The will of the voters is what rules the day. Well, may I ask that the broad path that President Trump and his lawyers appear to be charting involves convincing Michigan State Board of Canvassers not to certify the Biden victory in Michigan. And then convincing state lawmakers to appoint electors who would overturn the will of Michigan voters. Is that a correct summary and if so, would that be legal? But know that it is potentially a path that I imagine people may imagine in their heads stick but there, But there's not something there's nothing in the law that or nothing, actually, that's occurred yet that would indicate that anyone is going down that path, and that's what I think it's important to focus on. Indeed, every one of Michigan's 83 counties have certified the election, Republican and Democratic clerks have confirmed That there's no evidence of widespread irregularities, and the board has previously started fight elections when there were more clerical mistakes and narrower margins of victory. Then there is this time around, and so it really being agreed this departure from their legal responsibility and requirements for them to do anything other than certified the election on Monday, and May I ask you Have you personally seen any evidence is the person in charge of the election message? Men? Michigan have you seen any evidence of widespread fraud of wrongdoing of rigging the vote? No, not at all. And not only that This has been one of the more scrutinized elections in modern history for our state. So if there was anything to discover or find, we certainly would have found it at this point, So there is no reason that you can point to that Biden winning Michigan by more than 150,000 votes that that would not stand. No, not at all and his. I started out by saying that it's actually it's very clear that the voters have spoken. It's very clear that there is no legal or factual basis to question that choice.
Giuliani peddles election conspiracy theories and falsehoods.
"Georgia audit now. Complete the hand count of nearly five million votes reaffirming biden the winner. The first democratic presidential candidate to win the state in nearly thirty years. There was news today about michigan as well where the president lost by about one hundred and forty eight thousand votes. we've now learned. The president has called hit called republican officials in wayne county home to detroit and michigan an eleventh-hour attempt to invalidate votes president trump calling on state. Republicans sleep tonight on your side. History will be on your side. You're conscious side and more knows when you go to meet your maker. Your soul is going to be very very war that along with legal challenges playing out in several states and a public campaign. Alleging voter fraud without evidence here to break it down for us. Chief white house correspondent. Jonathan karl jonathan. It is hard to know where to begin with all of the legal challenges that seem to spin each day. Let's backtrack just a little bit in michigan. With the on again off again certification of votes by canvassers in wayne county and the president reaching out to state leaders. Where does all the stand well You know the the these two republican members of the canvassing board had. I said that they were not going to certify the election and they said they agreed to certify it and then we we learned that the president called them directly. You imagine that you are a local local official on a canvassing board In wayne county michigan and your phone rings and it's donald trump the president of the united states. So it's quite a bit of you know it's quite a bit of leverage with president has and he talked to them but the bottom line is they have certified. It's hard to see out. There are no kind of take back. So we accept the wayne county certification just as we accepted every one of our eighty three counties certification as it was properly made in public vote in public meeting And now moving forward and calling on the board of state canvassers to do the same now. The president is also going to be reaching out in meeting with the republican leaders of the state legislature in In michigan Bringing them to the white house for a meeting and this as his legal team is suggesting that maybe the direction they want to go is to go directly to state legislatures to essentially overrule. How their states voted And to send their own electors to the electoral college. American democracy cracked last night. But it didn't break michelle. I gotta say it's it's a it's a crazy idea. It's basically it's talk of nullifying in election. And i and i should point out that even though these republican leaders From michigan or to meet with the president They have both been on record saying that. That is not the way. It works in michigan state. Legislature doesn't simply you know. Look the other way and not do something on its own in the face of what happened On election day but yet here we are and in terms of all of this is any of its seen as any type of interference. We've got a president a sitting president as well as a candidate in an election. Making phone calls as well as meeting with people that are involved directly with the election. Well there's a lot of strange activity is ranging a lot of questions and we also had a One of i think probably the most bizarre press conference. I've ever seen tied to a president. Good afternoon and thank you. Very much for coming guiliani. And the president's legal team held a press conference at the republican national committee headquarters in washington that you know. Frankly i i. I really don't know how to describe it as the except to say it was unhinged and what emerged very quickly is because it's not a singular voter fraud in one state. This pattern repeats itself in a number. Isn't there was vast conspiracy talk. President trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it and there was a conspiracy that included a the clinton foundation. That could have been mickey mouse. That could have been a dead person even a mention of hugo chavez who died i don't know i think about seven years ago. These people were further away than my cousin. Vinny was from witnessed. They couldn't see a thing. It would vary very strange. Strange press conference the real thing you need to know though. Is that the legal cases that have been brought by the by. The trump team are going nowhere. They have lost over and over again and they've been forced to withdraw lawsuits while there quickly running out of time on this and so with where we're at with this giuliani and his briefing in the president. Set to meet with people today from those canvassers in that area where republicans at what's the endgame. Republicans for the most part are saying that the president should be allowed to pursue his legal challenges. A as far as they may go to be proof but they're also not for the most part repeating these crazy allegations and privately. They're saying that they know the president's laws have you seen that. I haven't seen proof yet. How many lives do you think are at risk here if this transition remained stalled. Well look. We've you've heard the projections projections. Are that if nothing fundamentally changes between now and beginning february we're like to lose up to four hundred total of four hundred thousand lives and other one hundred fifty thousand lives but of course we're in the middle of the national health crisis we're in the middle of a pandemic and the world doesn't stop. Stir president-elect what do you think the president is doing. What are americans witnessing here. We choose my words think. They're witnessing an incredible irresponsibility credibly damaging messages being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions. And i think it is and because of the president's refusal to acknowledge What happened in the election. Well i don't know his motive. But i just think it's totally irresponsible. The team of president elect now biden is not getting the briefings. They're not coordinating with the warp speed team on the vaccine. All all the things that are going to have to be carried out by the biden administration They've been stonewalled by by the president's refusal to accept the election
Giuliani makes accusations of fraud that the Trump team has failed to support in court
"Well. Donald trump continues to refuse concession in the presidential election rudy. Giuliani is still bungling attempt at legally overturning. The election results now. They've brought their cases to court every time they've done so have basically noticed that there's no evidence and the cases get thrown out as a result on thursday meeting today. The trump campaign did drop the lawsuit seeking to block michigan's results assigned. Perhaps that they believe most they're most likely path to success is a political one persuading the states elected republicans to award trump a state. He lost now time. Also reports a similar theme when it comes to rudy giuliani. Who had an unhinged crazy press conference this morning. Trump's lawyers don't have to win in court they only have to wreak enough havoc in the legal system and so enough doubt among the american public. That state boards slow their process of certifying the election results thus potentially politicizing the process by which states confirm the electoral winner and so one of the other examples of the chaos. They're trying to so in. This electoral process is the wayne. County board of canvassers have already voted unanimously to certify the election results which indicate the joe biden won their county but at the same time we're hearing from trump's legal team including gina ellis. Who's the legal adviser for the trump campaign Saying things like this. She actually tweeted this breaking this evening. The county board of canvassers in wayne county michigan refuse to certify the election results. That's a lie. They did certify the election results. If the state board follow suit the republican state legislator will select the electors huge win for donald trump. I mean they're. They're trying to steal the election in plain sight. There is no question about it and during rudy giuliani's press conference today. He aired all sorts of grievances. regarding so-called widespread election fraud refused to provide evidence even though he claimed that he had the evidence and proceeded to say things that have already been debunked in court. And i'll go through a little bit of that in just a minute jank. Why don't you jump in so you have to understand. This is not conjecture and this is not our perspective. When donald trump drops a lawsuit the actual case in michigan that means he has no evidence that could overturn the results so when he goes the certification process and representatives to just hand them. The electors is set of biden. He's basically saying we know we lost this election. There's no earthly way. We could prove it in court because we don't have any evidence so let's just steal it we're allowed to steal it if you just name different electors. Would that end democracy. Yeah but who cares. We'd we'd remain in charge so dropping a lawsuit and going to electors is by definition admitting we lost but we'd like to steal it nonetheless so that's the kind of outrage that we're in right now. Meanwhile raju secretive sydney ballet. Cover this before She says we have a fire. Hose of secret evidence. Okay but the good news for rudy. You went to court. Court is way you present the secret of it is. You can't go to court and say your honor. We should definitely rule in our favor. But we're going to have to keep all of our evidence secret. It's not really how it works. And when he went to court he got clowned absolute
Tyson suspends plant managers amid virus betting claim
"Is just getting old and it's getting more and more dangerous by the day and that's letting trump had this fantasy of saying that he still won the election. Somehow the first example here is a story. I talked about yesterday. The two republican election canvassing board members in wayne county michigan and. They're now trying to take back their votes to approve the certification so initially they voted no than yes and now. They're trying to say no again. They got a call from trump. On tuesday night after the meeting thanking them for their support and lo and behold on wednesday they suddenly wanted to take back their approval their reasoning. They were bullied. I'm not joking quote after the vote. The public comment period began in dozens of people. Made personal remarks against me and mr hartman. The comments made accusations of racism and threatened me and members of my family. The public comment continued for over two hours. And i felt pressured to continue the meeting without a break and quote. Here's the translation I'm a racist and people realize the truth and called me a racist and now i'm sad also. I didn't ask for a break boo freakin. Who isn't it kind of weird that the people who loved to say f your feelings and call liberals snowflakes are actually the most fragile people. It's ridiculous to think that these people are the tough ones. They always act like they're the victims. I haven't mentioned these people's names yet so here they are monica. Palmer and william hartman. Who goes by bill. You can find them on twitter as at monica s palmer and at hartman dude and hartman has two ends. Do with that information what you will. But no threats of highlands it
Michigan's largest county certifies election results after Republicans earlier blocked certification
"Ongoing and disputes in Wayne County, Michigan, over the certification of election results. Republican members of the board of Canvassers in Wayne County, Michigan, had agreed to certify the results of the election. Those results going to job Garden. But the GOP board members agreed to that only if there was going to be a ballot audit. But now we're learning. Those Republicans are looking to rescind on that agreement after the secretary of state said that oughta requirement was not minding. Ah, legal advisor to the Trump campaign says there were discrepancies in most of the precincts Oil, Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer had said. The two board members were putting partisan politics above their legal duty.
Trump fires nation's top election security official who disputed fraud claims
"A town were. Disagreement is par for the course. Today there was one thing that almost all of washington could agree on namely that the government's top election security cyber cyber security official. Chris crabs did a great job protecting our democracy and did not deserve to be fired. Chris crabs was dismissed last night via presidential tweet after he repeatedly pushed back on trump's claims of election fraud and after his agency refused white house. Requests to edit or remove informational accurate content which was pushing back against trump's false election claims most notably krebs cybersecurity and infrastructure. Security agency cisa. It's a unit within the department of homeland security last week called the november third election quote the most secure in american history adding that there is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes changed votes or was in any way compromised and quote democrats today reacted to krebs firing with predictable outrage but notably they were joined by many republicans including some of the president's most ardent defenders in congress to presents variety to the confusion entails. I'm sure i'm not the only one that we'd like. Return to more of a lot on what's normally of course. Well chris krebs is rightfully earning plaudits in an enhanced reputation for a job. Well done and for standing up to this president. This lack of normalcy is likely to continue for the remaining nine weeks left to go in this administration. We all need a way to get through it. So i'm happy to give you one. I'm happy say the joining us now to discuss this story and others is someone who obviously needs no introduction on this show or anywhere else the inestimable. Rachel meadow rachel. It is so great to see you here. I'm going to ask you the first question on behalf of all of your viewers how are you. I am great valley and let me just start by saying how thankful i am to you for doing for stepping in for me on zero notice and doing this at length. You've just been fantastic and my staff loves working with you and you just. I've been watching every night and you guys are doing an amazing job and so i am grateful to you for making it possible for me to be important which is Which has been a trip. But i'm i'm fine. I have continued to test negative through this whole thing. Which means that. I'm getting close to the end of my quarantine period. I will hopefully think potentially be back hosting either tomorrow night or the night after in which case i will have more to say about where i been in what i've been doing and what it's been like. I definitely have some stuff to say about that. And i want to let people know what's been going on but bottom line is i'm grateful to you and i'm finding i will be back in something that looks like your chair pretty said well you come in the time that is needed for you to come and as i remind our viewers all the time This continues to be your staff who put the show together and it has your dna and it's so we're we're glad for that. I want to ask you about this topic. We were just talking about chris. Crabs a man who was responsible for trying to keep at least outside interference and cyber interference out of our election. He told people last week he thought he was going to get fired and then last night in typical fashion. He got fired by tweet for doing his job. The president directly contradicted him saying he was wrong about what he said. This election was not safe. Votes were changed votes that were cast for trump became biden votes and chris. Krebs is now no longer there. What do you make of this. I a couple of things i mean. In terms of krebs himself. I feel like it's worth reflecting. On the fact that i don't know that there is anybody else who has served particularly at a high level in the trump administration who has come out of it not just with an enhanced reputation for having done a job very well and done right by the country and taking something. That was very very difficult. That other people have had a really hard time with and sort of nailing it doing it well but also leaving not just with his badge of honor of being fired by the president for having done his job well leaving without having compromised himself without having bit his tongue without having kowtowed to the president or compromised himself in any way that was trying to either stave off himself being fired or trying not to rock the boat or trying to go along to get along. Which so many good people have fallen prey to because that's the way the president manipulates people gets what he wants and so i think chris crabs is being lauded justifiably by people on all sides of the ideological spectrum and all levels of government for having done a really good job but he also really in some ways stands alone in terms of having done well and done right and not having bent himself to the vagaries of this president. I think that's really important. I will also say the alley. That i think there's an institutional thing to watch out for. Because part of the reason we started talking about crabs potentially being fired last week was when a divisional chief at cisa got fired. Then krebs himself got fired. His deputy also got fired. What's happened is this agency has been decapitated and that has a couple of risks. One is that this is a dozen just work on election security. They are responsible for example for protecting vaccine. Researchers from what appears to be a robust international malign effort to interfere with and steal vaccine data by actors like potentially north korea iran russia That's really important. We reported in recent weeks on hospitals being hit with ransomware attacks russian-speaking gangs from the former soviet union hitting us hospitals in the middle of this pandemic with ransomware attacks and locking their computer systems. That's also with instances remain. We need an agency. That's good at that stuff but also in terms of the election. i mean the there are still being counted. There are recounts happening. there are certification. Tallies that are coming up and people including senators on the intelligence committee have warned that this is one of the times when we are quite vulnerable to disinformation and potentially foreign interference. Somebody might target the understanding of the american people to try to confuse us an upset us and muddied the result of the election now as it is being finalized and finally tabulated and so two houses a plan so well not just to have him ousted but to have all the whole upper echelons of the agency taken out for these reasons at this time is very dangerous for lots of different reasons. And i'm i'm very very uncomfortable with not just what this means for but what the implications are for our national security one of the reasons i would like you back is because rather than doing it myself. I'd like to hear your narration of this legal clown car. That is driving around the united states stopping michigan last night with the board of canvassers in wayne. County not agreeing to certify detroit's election results than fifteen million three hours later after getting pressure decided to do so. Rudy giuliani walking into a court. Case after twenty eight years Walk into a courtroom in philadelphia not really understanding the law very well. Republicans putting pressure on the secretary of state of georgia. It is a bit of a clown car but they are doing stuff to stop this election from being certified and to stop the administration from taking the reins and getting their transition moving. Yeah that's right. And i think you had really interesting conversation. Stacey abrams about this earlier in the hour alley. And i. I think that one thing. That's that's interesting that we can see at work is what you were talking about with her about the secretary of state and georgia the republican secretary of state who's absolutely been involved in contentious voting rights disputes with voting rights advocates like abrahams with democrats in georgia but his emerging here as a sort of normal republican and not a trump republican in the sense that he's not exactly a champion of voting rights in georgia georgia's had all these troubles but he's also not willing to go along with the insanity of the trump republican claims that the georgia election should be thrown out because of some magic dust that they've imagined they can cast over those election results so i do think that this is accelerating in some small ways with republican elections officials whether it's local commissioners in pennsylvania or the secretary of state in georgia or other people who are just sort of you know regular elected officials who are responsible for election integrity finding themselves affronted by the president and his legal team are trying to do in a way that i think maybe is giving us a little bit of a peak had a post trump republican party or at least where the schism might be between trump and and republicanism as we move forward.
Why the Trump campaign continues to fight election results despite court losses
"The presidential election. President Trump lost the election. Counties and states are starting to certify results of Biden's victory. The Trump campaign continues to mount legal challenges, and they continue to fail. But even though his defeat is clear, the president refuses to concede we want to talk more about why and what it might mean for the country. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson is here for that. How? Tamara? Hi, Mary Louise. The president insists he is challenging the results because he really believes he won. Really, With all the facts pointing otherwise. Is there more to this? I think there is more to it. Donald Trump's brand is about being a winner about never, ever losing. Remember, he's always come out of every loss, like his bankruptcies or failed businesses. Somehow making himself look like a winner. This election is the biggest, most public losses ever suffered. So the stakes for his political future and his ability to continue to monetize his brand are very high. There is a kind of method to his madness. He needs to create this false narrative to be able to walk off the stage without admitting he lost so he can maintain political viability, maintain a firm grip on the base of the Republican Party, especially in case he wants to run again. But there are also real consequences to that. He's his refusal to concede defeat or to accept a peaceful transfer of power to spread these false conspiracy theories are hurting Americans confidence in the most basic element of our democracy, which is free and fair elections. We know from polling that growing numbers of Republicans feel that believed that Trump won the election and it was stolen from him. Another Syrian, making the rounds that I want you to speak to more some of the president's defenders. In fairness, Even some conservatives who don't seem too particularly like President Trump. They have argued Look, Democrats never accepted Trump as the legitimate president. Democrats in their hearts didn't really except the 2016 outcome. This argument goes so. So what is the difference? Moralize and what is the difference? I think there is a difference. He has a absolute right to contest. This is long as he wants in the court. But what happened in 2016? Hillary Clinton did not challenge the legal outcome of the election. She called Trump and conceded even before the networks had called the 270 electoral votes for him. She did win the popular vote, but no one says that Trump didn't win under the rules. Of how America elects its president. He it was the legitimate president. They might not a liked him. He lost the popular vote. But that's different than what's happening now, you know, Trump allies. Even down to some local Republicans in Wayne County, Michigan, actually resisted certifying the results before reversing themselves. Last night, they appeared to be making actual attempts to undermine legitimate ballots cast in Heavily democratic, racially diverse cities. So a lot of Republicans are now saying, Hey, you've got to put up or walk it. Walk away. Don't let the perception settle that you're a sore loser, just trying to overturn a fair election. What is it? Steak for the president here for Donald Trump personally. I think there's a lot of steak, you know, he has mused privately about running in 2024. He's setting up a super PAC that would fund his expenses for that. There also are a lot of consequences for the Republican Party. Is it tries to chart its future? Put aside, all the other Republicans want to run in 2024, which they really can't do? As long as he's out there, saying he might But you know the debate about what is Trump is imposed. Trump has been going on since 2016. But it can't really continuous long as Trump is on the stage. You know, there's that old country music song. How can I miss you when you won't go away? And right now the Republican Party stands for whatever Trump wants at a given moment, But there are also some perils for Trump himself continuing to aggressively contest The results of this election and his allies have been saying Don't look like a sore loser. They're charting a path for him to coming back in 2024, which includes a graceful concession, cooperating with Biden may be giving a farewell address with a kind of MacArthur resc pledge. I shall return you will in the more immediate future. Look ahead with us because one way or another January 20th is coming. President elect Biden will become president Biden. Do we know quite what to expect from President Trump at that point? No, we don't. There are a lot of questions. We don't know what it's like to have an ex president who's not quietly off the stage. That's kind of the final Democratic norm for presidents to gracefully give your successor a chance, a sign of respect for the voters and the outcome of the election. But we have every reason to believe that Trump will be tweeting every day. Even as a private citizen, he might create his own streaming digital platform to as an alternative to Fox Baby who launches 2024 campaign. We don't think he'll weigh in in a detailed way on policy debates, but he may try to maintain his dominance in the media and dominance in the media. NPR's Mara Liasson, Thank you for your reporting. You're welcome.