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Sunday shows – Biden win reverberates

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Joe Biden’s projected win in the 2020 presidential race dominated the discussions on the Sunday political talk shows.

Multiple guests weighed in on the race, which was called in Biden’s favor on Saturday morning after four days of vote counting.

President Trump is not expected to concede, however, and his campaign is flooding several states with legal challenges and making unsubstantiated claims about the election having been stolen through fraud.

Read The Hill’s complete coverage below.

Biden adviser says White House has not reached out to president-elect
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
“I think the White House has made clear what their strategy is here and that they are going to continue to participate and push forward these flailing and in many respects, baseless, legal strategies,” Symone Sanders said.
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Romney: ‘Don’t expect’ Trump ‘to go quietly in the night’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“You’re not gonna change the nature of President Trump in these last days, apparently, of his presidency,” Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said. “He is who he is. And he has a relatively relaxed relationship with the truth and so he’s gonna keep on fighting until the very end.”
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Trump still ‘most powerful voice’ in GOP, Romney says
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
“He will have an enormous impact on our party going forward. I believe the great majority of people who voted for Donald Trump want to make sure that his principles and his policies are pursued,” Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “He’s not disappearing by any means. He’s the 900-pound gorilla when it comes to the Republican Party.”
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GOP senator hedges on acknowledging Biden win: ‘It’s time for the president’s lawyers to present the facts’
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on Sunday did not acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, saying instead that it was “time for the president’s lawyers to present the facts” if they had any evidence of wrongdoing.
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ABC’s George Stephanopoulos spars with South Dakota governor on voter fraud conspiracy theories
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos pressed South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) on Sunday when she suggested that President-elect Joe Biden was the beneficiary of “illegal activities” in the election.
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Republican Maryland governor: ‘Whether you like it or not, it’s time to get behind the winner of the race’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Sunday that “whether you like it or not, it’s time to get behind the winner” of the 2020 race after President-elect Joe Biden was declared the victor.
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Clyburn: Republican Party ‘has a responsibility’ to ‘preserve the integrity of this democracy’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“I think Trump should concede but I also think that the Republican Party has a responsibility here,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said. “This country is bigger than any one person.”
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Senate Democrat: Trump could show ‘some graciousness’ by backing pandemic relief package in lame duck session
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
“One way that President Trump can show some graciousness in the next 73 days during the transition is to publicly support a significant pandemic relief bill,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), a close ally of President-elect Joe Biden, said on ABC’s “This Week.” “We’ve had record new cases all this past week, it’s past time for us to come together and deliver the relief the American people are waiting for.”
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Buttigieg: McConnell will have to decide if he’ll stand in the way of health care, tax plans
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
“Mitch McConnell’s gonna have a decision to make,” Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said. “Is his purpose in Washington to defy the American people who, along with the president and the House of Representatives, will believe in expanding, not taking away health care, ensuring that the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes instead of slashing their taxes, no matter what, raising wages, treating climate change as real.”
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Ocasio-Cortez calls on Democratic Party to ‘come together and not allow Republican narratives to tear us apart’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
“There are, at least in the House caucus, very deep divisions within the party, and I believe that we need to really come together and not allow Republican narratives to tear us apart,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)  said on Sunday.
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Clyburn responds to Ocasio-Cortez remarks: ‘I don’t get hung up on labels’
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Sunday responded to an interview in which Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) alleged there is hostility to progressive ideas from Democratic members of Congress.
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Abrams says Georgia Democratic Senate candidates can ‘absolutely’ win runoff races
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Sunday that the state’s Democratic Senate candidates can “absolutely” win their runoff races and flip the Senate to Democratic control.
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Tags 2020 election Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Chris Coons Chuck Todd Donald Trump George Stephanopoulos Jim Clyburn Joe Biden Kristi Noem Mitch McConnell Mitt Romney Pete Buttigieg Roy Blunt Sunday shows Symone Sanders

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