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One year on since the U.S. election

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I know, time flies. 

It’s been a year since the beginning of the presidential election process (remember it took multiple days to get a result). While we cannot recap everything that has happened since the election, we’re looking at some recent 2020 presidential election-related news you might have missed since that intense week in November, this time last year. 

Recounts 

Recounts of the votes in certain states lasted months after the election was called, and President Biden was inaugurated. The state of Arizona still had recounts of votes that only wrapped at the end of September… this year. This particular recount was widely criticised, as there was (and still is) no credible evidence of voter fraud. The firm that ran the recount, Cyber Ninjas, had never reviewed an election before, and its CEO Doug Logan had previously shared misinformation regarding the election. 

Ultimately, the recount confirmed the accuracy of what was counted and announced in Arizona during the election. 

What has Trump been up to? 

Aside from holding regular rallies, former President Donald Trump recently announced he is releasing a new social media platform called TRUTH Social. The app is set to have a limited launch this month, and a full public launch in 2022. According to the former President, the platform will “stand up to the tyranny of big tech”. 

It will be interesting to see how this platform performs, as a previous social media platform he launched earlier this year was shut down less than a month after launch. Trump remains banned from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube after the January 6 insurrection, with the platforms claiming Trump incited violence. 

What about Biden? 

While we can’t cover everything President Joe Biden has done since being elected, we did speak about his approval rating, and why the result of Virginia’s governor election is a big deal for him in yesterday’s newsletter. Check out yesterday’s edition if you missed it. 

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