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"We had safe, secure, honest elections, and the results are disappointing if you are a Republican. But those are the results," says Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

“I just try to look for common sense solution. That’s what I’m interested in, rather than ideology,” says Maine Senator Angus King. He says being an Independent “sort of liberates you because you don’t have to do what the party says.”

“Compromise is the essence of human experience… The constitution itself is full of compromises. The U.S. Senate was a product of a compromise,” says Independent Senator Angus King about advantages of being a moderate in a fiercely divided senate.

In 1787, Ben Franklin said that our founders had created "a republic, if you can keep it." More than a monarchy or dictatorship, a republic depends on the goodwill, patience and shared values among citizens. The events of the past week tested that.


Peter Daszak is a British-born American PhD who’s spent a career discovering dangerous viruses in wildlife, especially bats. In 2003, he warned 60 Minutes a pandemic was coming. Two weeks ago, NIH funding for his virology research was killed.

President Trump’s press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, gave us a heavy book that she described as the president’s health care plan. It was filled with executive orders and congressional initiatives, but no comprehensive healthcare plan.

Once an avid runner, Dr. Anthony Fauci, now 79, power walks. Since receiving death threats, he is now accompanied by a security detail.

Republican Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt says his office, which runs the vote count, has received death threats.

Three former administration officials tell us President Trump “pressured” government officials to direct wall contracts to Fisher Sand and Gravel. The company has been awarded almost $2 billion in contracts, despite questions about the quality of its work.

Arnav Kapur, a student in MIT’s Media Lab, has developed a system to surf the internet with his mind. He silently Googled our questions and heard the answers through vibrations transmitted through his skull and into his inner ear.

“We can go on and on with all the farcical claims alleging interference in the 2020 election, but the proof is in the ballots. The recounts are consistent with the initial count,” says Krebs. “The American people should have 100% confidence in their vote.”

The copy of the Homeland Security order to arrest and detain all adults who crossed the border illegally to seek asylum was censored. What the White House didn’t want the public to see was that child separation began 9 months earlier than initially acknowledged.