Trump's election fraud cases failing in court, still no evidence
The Trump administration has brought more than two dozen cases to court, but judges have still not found evidence of widespread fraud.
The head of an international delegation monitoring the U.S. elections said on Thursday his team has no evidence to support President Donald Trump's claims about alleged fraud involving mail-in absentee ballots. (Nov. 5) Tens of thousands of people are being urgently traced — after a technical blunder meant they were not informed they had been in close contact with someone who has Covid — when they should have been told to self-isolate.
A technical issue in transferring positive results from laboratories meant almost 16,000 positive cases of the infection were missed. All those who tested positive were informed. But their close contacts were not - and many have not been traced.
Many of the cases are in parts of northern England already under local lockdown due to a surge in coronavirus infections.
The Health Secretary Matt Hancock told parliament the problems have not yet been resolved and the incident should never have happened.
Labour's health spokesman Jonathan Ashworth said the missing results were "putting lives at risk".
Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by health editor Hugh Pym and Danny Savage in Leeds. Attorney General William Barr has authorized the Justice Department to investigate voter fraud allegations, even though there is no evidence. In 2019, NBC News' Jake Ward attended a convention in Las Vegas where hackers attempted to break into voting machines. President Trump referenced that event in a tweet, implying the election was rigged. Twitter flagged the tweet as a disputed claim about election fraud. Ward went back to the same experts he spoke with in 2019 to find out what has, and has not, changed since then.