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.
“Remarks by President Trump on the Election.” The White House, November 5, 2020. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-election/.
“‘Stop the Count!’: Trump Supporters Protest Polling Centers.” Reuters, November 5, 2020. https://reut.rs/3p11kmP.
“Stephen Rips Up The Monologue And Starts Over After Trump’s Heartbreaking Thursday Night Lie Fest,” The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS, November 5, 2020, https://youtu.be/TeSiJmLoJd0
“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
“2 Men Taken Into Custody After Guns Found In Hummer Outside Of PA Convention Center,” November 6, 2020, https://youtu.be/YCfOFhw6C6E
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.
Brown, Hayes. “Buckle up: The next Two Months of Trump Are Going to Be Terrible.” MSNBC, November 5, 2020. https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/last-months-trump-s-presidential-term-will-be-brutal-n1246544.
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.
Amazing work by AP's @evanvucci pic.twitter.com/63iFyVg5h8— Rob Crilly (@robcrilly) November 5, 2020
Trump campaign legal adviser: "We're waiting for the United States Supreme Court – of which the President has nominated three justices – to step in and do something. And hopefully Amy Coney Barrett will come through" pic.twitter.com/Z4bfBqsks5— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) November 5, 2020
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.
Trumps supporters kneeling in protest? The irony. https://t.co/wW8wYW2YIC— Jason (@mrmess) November 5, 2020