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Early Addition: How Republicans Are Working To Discredit The Florida Recounts

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  • Trump is out of ideas and increasingly pathetic, according to writer David Roth: "He can’t care and he won’t work and he never tells the truth both because he doesn’t know it and is afraid to know it. There is no reason to ask him or anyone who works for him questions—a half-truth isn’t true enough and even a half-lie is still a lie, and they will never do better than either."
  • The Times examines the Republicans' strategy to discredit the Florida recounts.
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