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Brad Raffensperger. Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger recertified the state's election results on Monday, after another recount showed once again that President-elect Joe Biden won the state.

Why it matters: The recertification is the latest blow to Trump's long-shot effort to overturn the election results in Georgia and other states.

  • The president and his allies continue to claim, without evidence, that widespread election fraud took place in the presidential election.
  • Earlier on Monday, judges in Michigan and Georgia dismissed two parallel so-called "Kraken" lawsuits from attorney Sidney Powell, who has been pushing conspiracy theories about the election results.

Driving the news: The Trump campaign requested a recount after the state certified the results last month.

  • Biden won the initial count tally, a hand recount ordered by the state, and the machine recount requested by the Trump campaign.
  • The machine recount showed Biden's lead was just under 12,000 votes.

What he's saying: “Today is an important day for election integrity in Georgia and across the country,” Raffensperger said in a statement.

  • “The claims in the Kraken lawsuit prove to be as mythological as the creature for which they’re named," he added.
  • "Georgians can now move forward knowing that their votes, and only their legal votes, were counted accurately, fairly, and reliably.”

Go deeper: Conspiracy theories blow back on Trump's White House

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Updated Jan 25, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani

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Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani on Monday seeking $1.3 billion in damages for his "demonstrably false” allegations about the company's voting machines.

Why it matters: Giuliani led former President Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the election and spread the baseless conspiracy theory that Dominion's voting machines flipped votes from Trump to Joe Biden.

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TikTok drives new nostalgia economy

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Older brands, trends and technologies are making a comeback as younger consumers desperately chase slower, less chaotic times.

The big picture: TikTok's algorithm makes it easy for flashback items to resurface and quickly go viral both on its platform and eventually on other social networks.

Updated 6 hours ago - World

Reports: Up to 17 U.S. missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Haitian soldiers guard the public prosecutor's office in Port-au-Prince earlier this month. Photo: Richard Pierrin/AFP via Getty Images

Children were among up to 17 American Christian missionaries and their relatives kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported.

Details: The missionaries had just left an orphanage and were traveling by bus to the airport to "drop off some members" and were due to travel to another destination when the gang struck in Port-au-Prince, Haitian security officials said, per the NYT.