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Banks, industrials lift Dow, S&P 500 on possible Democrat sweep in Georgia – world news

The Dow and the S&P 500 rose on Wednesday, with investors piling into economy-linked financial and industrial stocks on bets that a Democrat-controlled Senate would lead to more fiscal stimulus and infrastructure spending. Financials hit a 1-year high, while materials , industrial and energy sectors climbed over 1%. Banks shares jumped about 5%, tracking a sharp rise in the benchmark ...

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Stacey Abrams: Lawyer, voting rights activist who turned Georgia blue – world news

Stacey Abrams lost a gubernatorial race to Republican Brian Kemp in 2018 by a narrow margin of 50,000 votes, in an election that was marred by widespread allegations of voter suppression. In her campaign closing speech, Abrams announced the creation of Fair Fight Action, a grassroots organisation to bolster voter registration efforts and counter the unfair voter suppression tactics which ...

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Trump claims voter fraud in Georgia Senate runoffs, Republican candidate calls for ‘transparency’ – world news

After multiple failed attempts to overturn the US presidential election results, President Donald Trump has now started suggesting voter fraud in Georgia Senate runoffs, which will decide the fate of president-elect Joe Biden’s agenda. In a series of tweets, Trump claimed that the officials are “setting up” a “voter dump” against Republican candidates to get ahead in the final round ...

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Georgia votes to decide who controls Senate – world news

The US state of Georgia will wrap up polling on Tuesday evening in two key elections that will determine which party will control the 100-member Senate. If Democrats win both the seats that are up for grabs, the Senate will have a split majority of 50 seats each for the two parties, which will put Democrats in control of the ...

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Asian stocks grind lower as focus shifts to Georgia Senate runoff – business news

Asian shares edged lower on Tuesday amid uncertainty about Senate runoffs in Georgia, which could have a big impact on incoming US President Joe Biden’s ability to pursue his preferred economic policies. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.05%, pulling back from a record high. Australian stocks fell 0.26%. Chinese shares erased early losses and rose 0.52%. ...

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‘Truth matters,’ says Georgia official resisting Donald Trump pressure – world news

Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, says he was just following the law when he rejected claims by Donald Trump, his fellow Republican, that the president’s election defeat was the result of widespread fraud. Trump returned the 65-year-old former businessman to the limelight when he called Raffensperger on Saturday to badger him to “find” enough votes to reverse Democratic President-elect ...

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Trump, on tape, presses Georgia official to ‘find’ votes – world news

President Donald Trump badgered and pleaded with Georgia’s election chief to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state, suggesting in a telephone call that the official “find” enough votes to hand Trump the victory. The conversation Saturday was the latest step in an unprecedented effort by a sitting president to pressure a state official to reverse the outcome of a ...

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Georgia US senate runoff: Loeffler, Perdue run hard-line pitch – world news

The merchandise featured in Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s online campaign store includes T-shirts and bumper stickers bearing Donald Trump’s name and the message: “Still my president.” The Georgia Republican is running television ads ahead of Tuesday’s Senate runoff elections that lambastes her opponent, the Rev. Raphael Warnock, as “dangerous” and “radical.” Loeffler’s colleague, Sen. David Perdue, meanwhile, is warning Georgians that ...

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Georgia county cannot stop 4,000 voters: Judge – world news

A federal judge has ruled that local election officials in one Georgia county cannot stop more than 4,000 people from voting in the state’s high-stakes Senate runoffs just because they filed paperwork to change their address. US District Judge Leslie Abrams Gardner’s ruling on Wednesday came amid efforts by the Texas-based conservative group True The Vote to coordinate challenges to ...

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Electors meet to affirm Biden’s win; Georgia run-off voting starts – world news

The 538 electors are meeting on Monday to reaffirm President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 White House victory as early in-person voting began in Georgia for a January special election that will determine which party controls the US Senate for the next two years. The electors will vote separately in their respective states either virtually or in person, in yet another election ...

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