Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Members of the Electoral College will meet
in their respective state capitols today to formally make Donald Trump the president-elect. There's been a fair amount of drama leading up to the process, but it's not expected to change the outcome.
* Trump hasn't held a press conference since the summer, but he apparently held court at one of his resorts yesterday, hosting a "relaxed and chatty
" conversation with the press. The discussion was off the record.
* At his last campaign rally of the year, Trump told
an Alabama audience, "More people are being murdered than in 45 years." This is still completely and demonstrably wrong
* At the same event, the president-elect told his followers that media professionals who questioned the likelihood of his victory were guilty of "suppressing the vote
* A day earlier in Orlando, Trump headlined another rally, where he said
his followers "were nasty and mean and vicious" during the campaign.
* The Washington Post reported over the weekend on a newly released national poll that found 52%
of Republicans believe Trump won the popular vote. (He lost it by nearly 3 million votes.)
* Reflecting on the election, First Lady Michelle Obama told
Oprah Winfrey, "[W]e're feeling what not having hope feels like."
* On a related note, Trump wasn't pleased
with the comment. read more