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Political roundup December 7, 2016
Person of the Year — President-elect Trump has been named Times Magazine person of the year (seriously).
#recounts- There’s still drama in #Michigan between the courts battling to prevent the recounts from happening. As of now, recounts are still underway via Fortune. Read even more about Michigan’s recounts here.
Heres where the other states stand…
Wisconsin- remains unchanged
Nevada- A partial recount is happening here to balance out the other recounts (note: the cost for filing here was less than $15K whereas Jill Stein must fund $3MM+ per state for the recounts. You can donate here).
Pennsylvania — Votes lead shrunk from 70,00K to 47K with votes still being recounted. The Green Party is in a holding pattern
Florida — (who saw this coming??) “Three central Florida voters are mounting an unlikely bid to overturn the presidential election result in the Sunshine State.
In a lawsuit filed Monday in Leon Circuit Court, they assert that Clinton, not Trump, actually won Florida. The plaintiffs, who live in Osceola and Volusia counties, say the state’s official election results were off because of hacking, malfunctioning voting machines and other problems” via USA TODAY
#Trump is also planning a technology conference next week with high-profile business executives, many of whom opposed his campaign.
He also allegedly cancelled the Boeing order for Air Force One(via Twitter)— merely an hour after the CEO of Boeing said less than flattering comments about the president-elect. Note: The Air Force has estimated a budget of $2.9 billion through 2021 for two new Air Force Ones.
Vice President Joe Biden- May or may not run for president in 2020.
Carrier’s CEO confirmed will still relocate hundreds of jobs to Mexico and many more still will be lost to automation. Making the number of jobs the President-elect is said to have saved, far less than the initial estimate of 1,000.
Ghost Ship- Many are blaming the tragedy on the Bay Are housing crisis. With tenants allegedly paying between $300-$750 a month to inhabit the makeshift co-living warehouse.