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A lawyer representing President Donald Trump in his legal battle challenging the outcome of the presidential election recently said that some congressional Democrats raised concerns in the past about the trustworthiness of election software used in several states.
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Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks to the media at a press conference held in the back parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping on November 7, 2020, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On Sunday, Giuliani and another attorney for Trump, Sidney Powell, spoke with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo to discuss allegations of widespread voter fraud during the 2020 election.
Election officials use Dominion Voting Systems in 28 states, including several key battleground states. Members of Trump’s legal team have alleged that the company uses voting software that can be controlled by operators overseas to “steal” elections, much as they alleged the election was stolen from Trump.
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FILE PHOTO: Mexican peso banknotes are pictured at a currency exchange shop in Ciudad Juarez
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Latin American currencies are poised to edge up briefly against a weaker U.S. dollar with a potential Democrat sweep in the U.S. elections, but domestic challenges will continue holding them back after any initial bounce, a Reuters survey showed.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s lead over Republican U.S. President Donald Trump has widened in the final days of the 2020 campaign in three critical Rust Belt states that Trump narrowly won four years ago, according to Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls.
The Mexican peso and the Brazilian real are set to gain in the event of a solid Democrat victory that would open a path to a swift fiscal stimulus package and gains for sectors such as green energy, adding downward pressure on the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Big Tech’s decisions to block some posts and videos while letting other content viewed as inflammatory proliferate have drawn the ire of Republicans and Democrats alike, raising the prospect that a 24-year-old U.S. law that fostered the internet’s explosion will be pared back.
While many Republicans call for the repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, Democrats would prefer targeted, surgical revision of the law protecting Facebook and Twitter from being sued for content posted by users.
President Donald Trump and top Republicans, angered by what they allege is tech companies’ censorship of conservative ideas, say the legal shield has outlived its usefulness. That thinking was on full display at a hearing held to discuss the law on Wednesday.
Democrats have also taken aim at the law because they claim it fails to tackle widespread misinformation and hate. But they argue the
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While a bipartisan group of lawmakers have criticized the market power of Big Tech, some might argue that the Justice Department’s new antitrust lawsuit against Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is politically motivated. Notably, the 11 attorneys general who joined the lawsuit were all Republicans, and the timing of the filing comes two weeks before the presidential election.
However, the Trump administration’s antitrust case filed against Google on Tuesday alleges even-handed claims, according to Matt Stoller, the research director for the non-profit American Economic Liberties Project, which advocates for robust antitrust regulation.
“It’s a solid complaint. It’s well argued. It’s good framing,” Stoller told Yahoo Finance’s The Final Round Tuesday, acknowledging that he is a Democrat. “It’s narrow, so it’s only handling how [Google] distribute[s] search, not the behavior they’re engaging in.”
The long-expected lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Google of violating the Sherman Act, which prohibits actions that restrict marketplace competition. The