Team Trump's Ineptitude Takes Edge Off Dangerous Anti-Democracy Play In MI
Jeff Timmer, former Republican member of Michigan's Board of State Canvassers, talks about why he is still concerned about Donald Trump's ability to subvert the election results in Michigan despite the foibles of the bumbling team representing Trump. Aired on 11/19/2020.
Tens of thousands of Belarusians once again took to the streets of the capital Minsk to protest against hardline leader Alexander Lukashenko. Security forces have detained hundreds of demonstrators. Opposition groups say Lukashenko rigged elections in August and must step down. A Trump administration official says she will not release millions of dollars needed for Joe Biden and his team to transition into the presidency. A smooth transition is key to national security, says an expert.
»» As votes are still being counted, the president's team has filed a lawsuit in Michigan, asked to join another in Pennsylvania and demanded a recount in Wisconsin. One year after an attack on a synagogue in the eastern city of Halle, the head of Germany's domestic security service, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), has warned that Germany is experiencing a "steep rise" in anti-Semitism.
On October 9, 2019, an armed 27-year-old man attempted to shoot his way into a packed synagogue on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism. A well-secured door prevented him from carrying out an attack inside. The man then killed two bystanders before fleeing and later being taken into custody. Last week, a man dressed in military fatigues attacked a Jewish man outside a synagogue in Hamburg.
DW talks to Marina Weisband, member of the German Green Party and also a member of the Jewish community in Berlin.