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President Trump continues to insist on Twitter that ballots “have not been properly considered” and argues that President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is premature. But sources from the President’s inner circle are saying that “under some conditions” the president would consider a civil transition of power, accord to Fox News.

At this stage, lawyers representing the Trump campaign have already filed suits in several of the battleground states where president-elect Biden continued to lead, some by a wide margin, some razor-thin, like Nevada and Georgia. The law suits claim instances of illegally-counted votes that have allegedly appeared after election day, last Tuesday, and that their nominated poll watchers were blocked from overseeing the counting of votes.

Last night the President continued to conduct his presidency via Twitter.

“The observers were not allowed into the counting rooms. I won the election, got 71,000,000 legal votes. Bad things happened which our observers were not allowed to see.”

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The Tweet includes a note from Twitter that the claim about election fraud is disputed.

“Never happened before. Millions of mail-in ballots were sent to people who never asked for them!”

But sources are today maintaining that Donald Trump plans to “graciously concede and commit to a peaceful transfer of power”, once his campaign’s legal challenges are settled and there is no other path to a second term.

Just hours ago the President returned from a round of golf. He arrived back at the White House and walked past hundreds of Biden supporters displaying signs like… “You’re fired”, “Good Riddance” and “Pack your shit and go”.

A recount has already been called for the state of Georgia but election pundits say that it’s unlikely the recount would change the results.

Earlier Tweets from the President accused the former VP, and now president-elect, Joe Biden of “rushing to falsely pose as the winner”. Another Tweet said that his campaign will”start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated”.

“It remains shocking that the Biden campaign refuses to agree with this basic principle and wants ballots counted even if they are fraudulent, manufactured, or cast by ineligible or deceased voters.”

“Only a party engaged in wrongdoing would unlawfully keep observers out of the count room, and then fight in court to block their access.”

President-elect Biden has passed the magic 270 Electoral College votes as media organisations have called the states after, mathematically, there is no path to win for the incumbent president.

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    Mister Stretch

    November 8, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Ya gotta love it…”71,000,000 votes, the most of any sitting president”, largely because his tenure has been a forest fire.

    Mr. Biden, on the other hand, has more than 75,000,000 votes – the most of ANYBODY in history, and more than 50% of the popular vote…

    The next 74 days are going to be a narcissistic train wreck, but it’s nice to see a feeble light at the end of the tunnel.

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    Brian

    November 8, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Please, answer this. Why would the Thaiger feel the need to bolster anti-Trump propaganda? Is it paid to do that, or does it just reflect the biases of the people there?

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      Darryl Hubbard

      November 8, 2020 at 3:06 pm

      Your question and claim of false propaganda begs the question… why after 4 years of demonstrable lies stacked upon more lies would one believe anything coming out of this administration. Secondly if that wasn’t enough to convince you, why would Republican controlled states participate in a fraud against a candidate of their own party… REALLY?
      No disrespect intended you might consider standing in front of a mirror and ask yourself if you’re really this divorced from reality…

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        Ynwaps

        November 10, 2020 at 10:37 am

        You forget that this is why trump was voted for in the first place. Funny how people think anything is going to change. It’s all for show.

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      rr

      November 8, 2020 at 3:23 pm

      it is called good sense. deal with it and come back to reality

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      David

      November 11, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      They are taking their cue from the American Media. People around the world are clueless to just how corrupt American institutions are. There was rampant voter fraud. Trump should fight till all legal options are exhausted.

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    Jerrod Blake

    November 8, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Trump is a clown and baboon rolled into one tall pile of pig’s sh*t!

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    Bill Fischer

    November 9, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    @Brian Gosh, are you going to get a protest going against the Thaiger now? This is obviously part of a huge conspiracy to make King Donald look bad. See if you can contact your messiah and get a taxpayer-funded golf trip to air your support. Or, loosen your foil hat and stop mixing Oxy and bleach.

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    Remus

    November 10, 2020 at 4:28 am

    Biden has not been declared the legit winner yet. There are still court cases pending. It is funny how people online like to abuse other’s with a different opinion.

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      Bill Fischer

      November 11, 2020 at 7:32 am

      @Remus: Trump tries to sue anyone who disagrees with him. He tried to sue Bill Maher, a comedian, for saying he looks like an Orangutan. He wanted $5 million in compensation. Trump loses almost every court case because he consistently misses one aspect of what the courts require: evidence. There is no way there are tens of thousands of illegal votes for his opponent. The head lawyer for the Republican election team, a 38-year veteran election lawyer (who was instrumental in getting George W in the White House, flat-out said Trump doesn’t have a case. Trump is a loser who has zero grace in defeat.

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Argentine football legend Diego Maradona dies at age 60

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Argentine football legend Diego Maradona died yesterday at 60 years old. Maradona, known as one of the greatest football players of all time, suffered from a heart attack.

Maradona scored the famous “Hand of God” goal and the “Goal of the Century” in the World Cup 1986 quarter-finals, defeating England 2-1. Maradona, then captain, was known for inspiring to win the World Cup in 1986. He represented Argentina in 4 World Cups, scoring 34 goals in 91 appearances.

President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez declared 3 days of national mourning following Maradona’s death.

“You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of them all… Thank you for having existed, Diego. We’re going to miss you all our lives.”

Many in the football community across the world posted photos and statements on social media following Maradona’s death. The Argentina national football team posted a photo on Twitter of Maradona holding the World Cup and said “You are eternal in every heart in world football.”

Argentine football player Lionel Messi posted a photo of himself and Maradona on Instagram.

“A very sad day for all Argentines and football… He leaves us, but does not leave, because Diego is eternal… I keep all the beautiful moments lived with him and I send my condolences to all his family and friends.”

Former football player Gary Lineker, who scored a goal for England in the World Cup 1986 quarter-finals game against Argentina, said Maradona is the greatest player of all time.

“By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time… After a blessed, but troubled life, hopefully he’ll finally find some comfort in the hands of God.”

SOURCES: BBC | AFP

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BBC names Thai protest leader Panusaya in global list of 100 most inspiring women

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The BBC has named prominent Thai pro-democracy activist, Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, aka, “Rung”, as one of the world’s 100 most inspiring and influential women of 2020. The BBC’s “100 Women of 2020” list singles out women around the world who are driving change in challenging times. Panusaya is one of 3 Thai women to be listed.

As the leader of protest group, the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration, she came to international attention at a Bangkok rally in August, when she read out the group’s controversial 10 point manifesto calling for reform of the Monarchy – a taboo topic never publicly discussed. Her nomination follows the news that a Grammy Music executive has filed a charge of lèse-majesté against her.

The other 2 Thai women to make the list are Kotchakorn Voraakhom and Cindy Sirinya Bishop. Kotchakorn is an urban landscape architect, who promotes the importance of green and public spaces in urban environments. Her aim is to transform vast, sprawling cities into more liveable spaces, while protecting them from the impact of climate change. The BBC describes her as someone who started by prising apart the “cracked pavement” of Bangkok’s cityscape to let new ideas come through.

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Cindy Sirinya Bishop is the UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Gender Equality through Education, Communities and Governments. She is a TV host, actress, and model, known for her campaigns to end violence against women. She came to prominence in 2018, when she created the movement #DontTellMeHowToDress. The campaign was a response to authorities in Thailand telling women they shouldn’t dress provocatively during the Songkran period if they wanted to avoid being sexually assaulted.

Other women shortlisted by the BBC for the 2020 list include Sarah Gilbert, who is leading the research into the Covid-19 vaccine at Oxford University, Sanna Marin, the leader of Finland’s all-female coalition government, and Michelle Yeoh, a Malaysian actress, who the BBC notes is one of very few Asian actresses to enjoy a successful career in the US.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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No vaccine, no flight – Qantas will require international travellers to be vaccinated

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Qantas, Australia’s national airline, is announcing a new requirement that all international travellers will need to have a vaccination against Covid-19 in a move that could become the norm for the world’s airline industry. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the Australian flag carrier would implement the measure once a coronavirus vaccine was made available to the public.

“We are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say for international travellers that we will ask people to have a vaccination before they can get on the aircraft.”

“Whether you need that domestically, we will have to see what happens with Covid-19 in the market but certainly, for international visitors coming out (to Australia) and people leaving the country, we think that is a necessity.”

Joyce says the new rule is likely to become a standard practice by all airlines worldwide as many governments are now working to introduce electronic vaccination passports. Vaccination requirements are already widely used around the world for those wishing to enter certain countries, with many countries wanting travellers show they have been inoculated against yellow fever if they are coming from regions where that disease could be acquired.

The International Air Transport Association has also announced it is in the “final stages” of developing a digital health pass that it says can be used to record Covid-19 tests or vaccinations and will “support the safe reopening of borders.”

“We are bringing this to market in the coming months to also meet the needs of the various travel bubbles and public health corridors that are starting operation.”

Australia’s borders have been closed since March to help stop the spread of the virus, which has taken the lives of more than 1 million people worldwide. The country has even limited its own citizens arrivals from abroad by implementing a weekly quota that has left thousands stranded overseas. Qantas has grounded more than 200 planes and let go 8,500 staff members as it attempts to offset a US 1.9 billion loss.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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