Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicUS 2020 elections

Topic: US 2020 elections

Donald Trump fires cybersecurity official who challenged election fraud claims

Leading up to the election, Chris Krebs used Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's website to debunk Donald Trump's claims about widespread election fraud.

Trump finally says Biden won the US presidential election, claims it was ‘rigged’

As recently as Saturday, Trump had tweeted ‘we will WIN!’, railed against recounts in Georgia & pushed debunked theories about voting-machine irregularities.

‘Respect American people’s choice’ — China wishes Biden, Harris after initial hesitation

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin had earlier declined to congratulate Biden, saying the election's outcome must be determined by the US' laws and procedures.

Joe Biden’s win sparks Democratic joy pent up for years

After 4 years of angry division & 5 days of breath-held anxiety, celebrations erupted in Democratic strongholds in the US, even as Trump’s supporters continued to protest the result.

Biden says his first task is to tackle the raging pandemic, will name advisers tomorrow

US President-elect Joe Biden's remarks are significant as outgoing President Donald Trump was accused of not listening to health experts on how to combat the pandemic, allowing it to spread across the US.

Trump’s attempts to reject US election outcome met by silence from Republicans in Congress

Despite losing to Joe Biden, Donald Trump continues to exert a tight hold on Republican voters, adding risk to any member of the party who extends an olive branch to the Democratic winner.

Will not rest until Americans have the honest vote count they deserve, Trump says

Refusing to concede defeat in the Presidential election, Donald Trump says in a statement Saturday legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.

Trump’s legal blitz won’t impact votes in battleground Pennsylvania, says state’s AG

The state’s 20 electoral votes are critical to the president, if current projections hold in the rest of the country.

Trump to Trudeau, why politicians love the escalator

Politicians from Left to Right love the escalator, both as a symbol and a photo-op.

Iran accused of hacking voter data ahead of 2020 US presidential elections

The FBI and Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency said the attack was executed by the same group of Iranians that sent threatening emails to Democratic voters earlier this month.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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