Third-party candidate Jill Stein is leading an election recount fight in three states that were won by Donald Trump. A white supremacist was found guilty of murdering British Member of Parliament Jo Cox. And happy Thanksgiving, America — we’ve got some tips for you.
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Green Party candidate Jill Stein has raised $2.5 million to fund election recounts in three key states that went to Trump.
She’s leading a recount fight in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania after New York magazine reported a group of academics and lawyers think there’s evidence election results were hacked or manipulated. The Clinton camp has shown no support for a recount.
But when you look at the actual data, there’s no indication there was fraud — in fact, Trump’s victories follow patterns seen across the country, regardless of the type of ballot, election experts told BuzzFeed News.
Jill Stein. Dennis Van Tine / Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx
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New details show Trump’s pick for national security adviser may have broken foreign agent law. The lobbying firm run by Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn made a deal with a Turkish-owned Dutch company that was acting on behalf of an undisclosed Middle East energy company. It’s an arrangement experts say could violate US government filing rules. BuzzFeed News’ Borzou Daragahi reports.
The fight over pipelines and walls is showing rifts in the Democratic coalition. Many left-leaning groups are opposing Trump’s infrastructure plans and the Dakota Access Pipeline, while others say the projects may boost well-paying union jobs.
As boycotts of Trump’s businesses gain more attention on social media, organizers can’t agree on which Trump-affiliated companies to ban.
Hillary Clinton’s loss has turned Miss Sloane, a movie about gun control legislation that also examines gender inequality in politics, into something much more pressing.
Jessica Chastain as Elizabeth Sloane in Miss Sloane. EuropaCorp
A white supremacist was found guilty of murdering British Member of Parliament Jo Cox in the lead-up to the Brexit referendum.
Thomas Mair, 53, will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing Cox in June in what the trial judge called a vicious and premeditated attack “designed to advance the cause of violent white nationalism.”
“By your actions you have betrayed the quintessence of our country, its reliance on parliamentary democracy,” the judge told Mair.
West Yorkshire Police / PA
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Germany is fighting fake news on Facebook and wants the rest of Europe along for the ride.
While several countries have pressed Facebook on the issue, German Justice Minister Heiko Maas set the tone last week, suggesting that Facebook be treated like a media company and be held criminally liable for failing to remove hate speech. On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel added her voice, warning of the power of fake news. BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel has more.
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