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  • The NY Times has officially called the final two states in the election—Georgia for Joe Biden and North Carolina for Donald Trump—which means Biden will win the election with 306 electoral votes to Trump's 232.
  • Here's one reason why Donald Trump might be extremely reluctant to accept the reality of his election loss: once he leaves office, he will be more vulnerable than ever to a pending grand jury investigation by the Manhattan DA into his family business and its practices, as well as his taxes.
  • Billionaire Charles Koch, who has spent decades funding conservative candidates and causes, has suddenly come to the realization that he made a whoopsie by pursuing partisanship his entire life: “Boy, did we screw up!” he writes in his new book. “What a mess!”
  • Sixteen federal prosecutors specially assigned to monitor 2020 election malfeasance told Attorney General William Barr in a letter today they saw no evidence of substantial voting irregularities and asked him to rescind his recent policy change.
  • Have you started smoking again during the pandemic?
  • Here's how COVID-19 affected the filming of the new season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
  • Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito shook of the pretense of objectivity and went on a rant against a long list of his personal grievances—including COVID-19 restrictions on religious institutions, gay marriage, contraceptives, Plan B, and abortion—during a virtual event for the Federalist Society.
  • You don't have to be rich to get gout!
  • The delusional QAnon conspiracy theory has stalled somewhat recently in the wake of Trump's election loss, but it's far from done—judging by the fact Trump tweeted about a debunked QAnon-backed conspiracy theory about voting machines.
  • Alabama Republican Tommy Tuberville misidentified the three branches of the federal government, and claimed erroneously that World War II was a battle against socialism, in his first big interview as a senator-elect.
  • Stereogum has a very good list of the 10 best Kendrick Lamar songs.
  • And finally, I think these robot dogs' heads are broken: