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Jill Stein's Recount Effort Surpasses Fundraising Goal With Over $4M

Jill Stein's Recount Effort Surpasses Fundraising Goal With Over $4M

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein's effort to force a recount of the general election results in three Rust Belt states garnered more green Friday: It surpassed her initial fundraising goal and crossed the $4 million mark, the third-party candidate's campaign said. Stein is mounting a legal challenge to re-examine the vote totals in Michigan, where NBC News has yet to officially call a winner, as well as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — states that performed wildly different than polling suggested they would on Election Day.

President-elect Donald Trump holds narrow leads in all three states, and his victories in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin provided him with the Electoral College advantage he needed to win the presidency. 

However, reports of irregularities in the vote count — brought to light by a collection of scientists and activists — along with concerns over whether Russia may have attempted to influence the results and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's historic and growing popular vote victory, have provided the momentum and emotion behind this admittedly long-shot fight to force a recount.

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St. Louis police officer shot in the face

St. Louis police officer shot in the face

A St. Louis police sergeant was shot in the face near Hampton and Pernod avenues around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Police said he was shot twice, was conscious, was in serious condition but was expected to live.

Hampton was blocked off in both directions at Pernod. 

The officer's SUV was in the left lane on Hampton facing north. Shattered glass from the driver's side window could be seen on the street.

 

The officer was being treated at Barnes Jewish Hospital, where Police Chief Sam Dotson was expected to make a statement before 9 p.m.

Mayor Francis Slay tweeted that he was on his way to the hospital.

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Student Charged after Reporting Fake Assault by Trump Supporters

Student Charged after Reporting Fake Assault by Trump Supporters

ABC 13 reports

"Strong accusations were made by a Bowling Green State University student the day after election day.

Eleesha Long said she was assaulted and called a racial slur, but BG police said she made the story up.

Long wrote a police complaint on November 9th that reads in part, “while walking down Crim St to ask for yard signs, three boys began to throw rocks at me.”

Long continued to write the white males shouted profanity at her while wearing Trump shirts. She described how all three young men looked and what they were wearing.

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Professor That Joked About Shooting White People After Trump Won Is Placed On Leave

Professor That Joked About Shooting White People After Trump Won Is Placed On Leave
Beyoncé scholar Kevin Allred got a visit from the police after he tweeted about “shooting at random white people” and running Donald Trump supporters off the road, following Trump’s election.

The Rutgers professor was given a psychological evaluation and cleared as a non-threat – but the university isn’t letting him come back yet.

The Star-Ledger reports that Rutgers said Allred “has been placed on administrative leave and will therefore not be teaching,” though he’s still getting paid:

We will not comment on the specifics of an individual personnel matter. As a general rule, however, when the university is presented with allegations of threats to public safety, we take those allegations very seriously and have an obligation to investigate. 

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Romney Makes Statement On Trump Meeting

Romney Makes Statement On Trump Meeting

Mitt Romney said that he and Donald Trump discussed foreign policy during their meeting at the president-elect’s golf course in New Jersey on Saturday. Romney emerged from the clubhouse to give a brief statement to media after the meeting, which comes amid speculation that the president-elect is considering him as a possible pick for secretary of State. “We had a far-reaching conversation with regards to the various theaters in the world where there are interests of the United States of real significance,” Romney told reporters. “We discussed those areas and exchanged our views on those topics. A very thorough and in-depth discussion in the time we had and appreciate the chance to speak with the president-elect and look forward to the coming administration.”

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