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7.33pm GMT

US attorney general William Barr said the Justice department has not uncovered widespread voting fraud in an interview with the Associated Press.

“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr told the AP.

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7.03pm GMT

Guardian US business editor, Dominic Rushe, has the full report on the $908bn bipartisan economic measures announced this morning.

Related: Bipartisan group pitches $908bn Covid-19 relief to break deadlock in Congress

The measure has not been written into legislation. Nor has it been embraced by the Trump administration, President-elect Joe Biden or leaders in the Senate or House of Representatives, all of whom would be needed for passage.

But it comes with the backing of a group of conservatives and moderates who claim it will appeal to a broad swath of Congress.

Not so much warmth from the White House on this plan.

From @PressSec: “The Trump administration has been in ongoing talks with Leader McConnell and Leader McCarthy about a targeted COVID relief plan. The $908 billion proposal has not been a topic of discussion.” https://t.co/7RaYdJoNxa

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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