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U.S. Sen. Rick Scott has been elected Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP’s Senate campaign arm. “I’m honored my colleagues entrusted me with this responsibility, and I look forward to the challenge. Keeping a Senate majority is vitally important to the future of this country and to preserving the American dream,” Scott said.
By a wide margin, bettors say President Donald Trump will hold his ground and refuse to admit defeat.
Irish oddsmaker BoyleSports announced Tuesday it is no longer accepting wagers on whether Trump will concede to President-elect Joe Biden.
When the books closed, the chances of a smooth transition were slim to none — BoyleSports pushed the odds of a Trump concession this week out to 10/1, the equivalent of a 9% chance. The odds a few days ago stood at 7/2.
The chances of Trump not conceding by this weekend or never conceding at all crashed into 1/20 from 1/3 as the President continued to receive rebukes from Twitter over disputed electoral fraud claims.
“This transition looks increasingly turbulent, and not a single punter was backing Trump to