Nov 5: Trump continues to claim the Democrats are trying to steal the election as Biden nears victory. U.S. single-day coronavirus cases hit 121,000. Trump protestors intensify their protests against the vote count. Right-wing talk-radio host Alex Jones tells protesters that Democrats “are trying to steal the election but America knows what happened and it’s fighting back.” Facebook shuts down the ‘Stop the Steal’ group, which grows to 365,000 members in one day, after they posted violent pro-Trump language. Judges reject two claims filed by President Trump’s campaign against vote counts in Georgia and Michigan.
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“Anderson Cooper calls Trump an Obese Turtle,” CNN, November 5, 2020, https://youtu.be/rsgnPsNrG8I
Bob Brooks, “Pennsylvania election: Philadelphia police probe alleged plot to attack Pa. Convention Center,” November 5, 2020, https://youtu.be/0nnqFweidhY
Jones, Tom. “Networks Pulled Away from President Trump’s Shocking Press Conference.” Poynter, November 6, 2020. https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2020/networks-pulled-away-from-president-trumps-shocking-press-conference/.
Baird, Addy, Tom Namako, Zoe Tillman, Stephanie K. Baer, and Kadia Goba. “There Have Been No Widespread Problems Counting Votes, So Trump Is Making Up A Bunch Of Lies.” BuzzFeed News, November 5, 2020. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/trump-lies-presidential-election-fraud.
Leskin, Paige. “Trump Supporters Are Flocking to Alternative Social Networks to Plan Election-Office Protests after Facebook Banned Groups That Attracted Hundreds of Thousands of Members.” Business Insider, November 6, 2020. https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-stop-the-steal-vote-counting-protests-mewe-parler-trump-2020-11.
Kirell, Andrew. “Pro-Trump ‘Count the Vote’ Protesters in Arizona Chant ‘Fox News Sucks.’” The Daily Beast, November 5, 2020. https://www.thedailybeast.com/pro-trump-count-the-vote-protesters-in-arizona-chant-fox-news-sucks.
Johnson, Carla K., Hannah Fingerhut, and Pia Deshpande. “Counties with Worst Virus Surges Overwhelmingly Voted Trump.” AP News, November 5, 2020. https://apnews.com/article/counties-worst-virus-surges-voted-trump-d671a483534024b5486715da6edb6ebf.
Kellyanne criticizes Biden campaign for saying he's going to win. "That should not be said bc we are still counting votes." Fox notes Trump claimed victory 2 days ago. "I think what the president was meaning is that he had won, meaning earlier in the night, he had the race won."— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 5, 2020
MSNBC is the first network to pull away from Trump's speech after he says "if you count the legal votes, I easily win."— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 5, 2020
Brian Williams: "There are no illegal votes that we know of. There has been no Trump victory that we know of." pic.twitter.com/SNZHlR8VFJ
Four months ago, Dr. Fauci predicted that coronavirus cases in the U.S. would rise to over 100,000 a day if not taken seriously.— UberFacts (@UberFacts) November 5, 2020
Yesterday, that prediction came true.