Gambling Industry Profile from First Research

Culinary Union files lawsuit against major Las Vegas Strip casino companies in order to protect workers from the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace

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Culinary Union plans to sue ‘major Las Vegas Strip casino companies’

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Here are the answers to job interview questions from 20 of America's top companies, from candidates who know

  1. Bain & Company asks associate candidates, 'A major casino company has been losing revenue over the past two years. How would you approach figuring out why?'
  2. Zoom Video Communications asked a service engineer candidate to use random forest or decision tree to process and model which can predict bad words in chat history.
  3. In-N-Out Burger asks part-time associate candidates, 'Why In-N-Out?'
  4. Procore Technologies asks stock plan administrator candidates, 'What do you want out of a manager?' and 'What motivates you?'
  5. Boston Consulting Group asks candidates, 'Talk about why you wanted to enter consulting.'
  6. LinkedIn asks software-engineer candidates to print out a binary tree with each level printed on its own line.
  7. Facebook asks software-engineer candidates how they would fit into the company's culture.
  8. Google asks product manager candidates, 'How would you increase adoption of Google's fiber to the home product?'
  9. Lululemon asks store manager candidates, 'How do you like to sweat?'
  10. Southwest Airlines asks candidates, 'Why do you want to work for Southwest?'
  11. Salesforce asks software engineer candidates, 'What are 3 major difference between C++ and Java?'
  12. Intuitive Surgical asks clinical sales representative candidates, 'Why do you want to work for us?'
  13. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital asks candidates, 'How well do you work under stress?'
  14. Slalom asked one consultant candidate to design a water bottle.
  15. Power Home Remodeling asks candidates, 'How do you handle rejection?'
  16. HubSpot asks software engineer candidates, 'What made you apply to HubSpot?'
  17. DocuSign asks account manager candidates, 'If you were hired and given a book of 300 accounts, how would you go about evaluating your book and organizing your work?'
  18. Ultimate Software gives interns coding tests.
  19. McKinsey & Company asks business analyst candidates, 'How do you think McKinsey & Company is different from other consulting firms?'
  20. Paylocity asks software engineer candidates to explain work done on previous projects.
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IamA lifelong Vegas native that works Security for a casino, AMA!

Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. Since the age of 16, I have worked for four of the five major casino companies in the city at a total of half a dozen different casinos. I am currently employed as an Armed Security Officer at one of the faster growing casinos in the Valley.
Edit: I am also a very big fan of football and have been following the news regarding our potential stadium project closely. I have done some nominal research on Mark Davis and the Raiders as a result and am thrilled at the prospect of potentially having a local team to root for.
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Security for LV casino

Just got hired for security at a major casino company property I’m new to security. I’ve been with Walmart for over 2 years for inventory management and I have some cashiering. What can I expect and any advice can you give me. Great details requested please and thank you.
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I'm a lifelong Vegas native who works Security for a popular casino. AMA

I've lived in this city for 27 years now (yesterday was my 27th birthday). I've worked for every major casino company except for Boyd Gaming and I've worked for half a dozen different casinos. I'm currently employed as an armed Security Officer for one of the faster growing casinos.
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This is how companies get hacked. Currently at a major casino.

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Casinos and Tech Companies Emerging as Major Winners of Legalized Sports Gambling

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Hillary Clinton on Twitter: FACT: No major company has filed for Chapter 11 more often in the last 30 years than @realDonaldTrump's casinos.

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TIL the majority of the casinos in Las Vegas are owned by just two companies that have been at war with each other for decades.

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Hi, Law! What degrees are best for an undergrad? (details inside)

Ultimate goal, business law. I want to work in the legal or risk management department for one of the major casino companies. As a fall back, the legal department in a corporation. Don't want to do criminal or civil.
I have a few options, all still available as I've only take core classes at this point.
The things I'm looking at that seem like they'd be the best ideas are, in order of (estimated) helpfulness:
  1. Gaming Management.
  2. Business Management.
  3. Psychology.
Any suggestions on what majors might be better for me? Suggestions why those choices aren't the right ones?
Background. Currently at CSN in Las Vegas, can get an Assoc in any of the above then transfer to a larger school for the BA/BS.
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Security Researchers Reveal Major Vulnerability in Casino Software, COO of Software Company Assaults One of Them

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"FACT: No major company has filed for Chapter 11 more often in the last 30 years than Trump's casinos."

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[Table] I am a security officer at a Casino, AMA!

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Date: 2014-03-29
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Questions Answers
Whats the most of amount of cash you've seen at one time? Ever tempted? Whenever I go into the main vault, there is anywhere from 5-20 million dollars in there.
Never tempted really.
35 minutes and 1 answer... Sorry broski.
What's the worst thing you've seen in a casino? A woman that thought it was lucky to shit her pants before going on the slot machines, multiple times , and she wasn't the least bit ashamed...
Maybe she also played craps? edit edit holy skidmark, this escalated quicker than I could down that bottle of laxatives Bad dum
I play poker 2 or 3 times a week at a casino. I've heard horror stories of people being followed to their cars after cashing out big stacks of chips from other players, and it's always something that's in the back of my mind when I leave the casino. Guys watching you from in between machines. Or following you from 20-40 feet back. Or you find yourself running into the same people over and over.
What are things to look out for when leaving the casino with a lot of cash that people might not think about? But seriously, get security to walk you out, were most likely bored and could use something to do anyway.
I'm glad you mentioned that security is available to escort people out. But I can't remember ever self-parking in Vegas. Yea, good point, out casino doesn't even have valet
If you tell the cashier you'll throw a guard 100 bucks to walk you to your car after hitting a jackpot they'll drop what they're doing. To bad i would be fired for getting tips.
How long does it typically take for security to respond to an incident in a casino? In my casino, everything is within a 120 second running distance, not including the parking lot.
If certain codes are called, we are supposed to full out run to the area in the call. Usually multiple guards are at the area within 10 seconds.
What sort of issue would call for a full out running response? Fights, fires, medical emergencies.
Any chance that there would be areas lacking in guards when they are called to move to an area like that? Sometimes guards group up and talks or get called away on calls, so yea, some areas are without guards for short periods of time.
But were just a radio call away.
Are you trained for medical emergencies? Yes.
Theft? Someone stealing all the black chips at a table? Yes, that as well.
Public coitus, in front of The Wizard of Oz: Ruby Slippers slot machine? In front of the willy Wonka machine.
EMT or just First RespondeFirst Aid? First Responders.
How'd you get the job? any intense training involved??? Had some self defence/anti-gun/knife training, same thing police get. Other than that, criminal record check and 3 separate interviews.
Out of interest how big are you? Been thinking of getting into security. I'm 6'3" and just under 250lbs but not fat except a slight belly but always feel small next to other security guys. I suppose that is just psychological on my part. Im fat bro, 5 '10, 270 lbs. I carry it well though, so I look formidable at least. I think you would do fine.
Do you have any part of looking out for people counting cards or trying to swing the betting? If so, how do you catch them and what do you do? Dealers and pit bosses have more training in that than I do, but i still receive some. So i hang around tables for a bit seeing if i can see the patterns. I also try and track people who throw down a lot of money in a short amount of time, money laundering etc.
What are the most effective casino game(s) to play in order to launder money? Slots, they are watched the least.
Actually, this is not true. I am a IT architect for a major casino company and we have software that monitors and flags trends that money launderes have been known to do. Cool, and now I know.
Somebody is crying at a slot machine. You approach them and they say "I lost spent my last $100 dollars and now I can't afford groceries or rent." What do you do? Tell them they are an adult and should have made better decisions with their money.
Do you get perks that come with a job at the casino? Perks? Hurm... I get to see the shows for free if im working during them, get to meet some D-list celebs. Working security, im not expected to be nice and cheery all dat. Thats always nice.
I actually really like corner gas. ID love to meet them. They were good, down to earth people :)
Well they are still Canadian Television stars, I can't imagine that type of fame is really enough to make them all that removed from the average person's lifestyle. True true.
Do you know what the most a dealer has been tipped where you have worked? Person got suited triple 7s on blackjack table, won 50k, gave the dealer 5k.
Ever meet the owners? How are they? They are nice people, in appearance, but being so filthy rich makes them disconnected from their 30K a year employees.
Also, all that CCTV footage of every single square inch of the casino floor and hotel must take up a lot of memory... How long do you hold onto it? And memory? I have been in the main IT room before, the memory tower is about 6 feet tall, and 1.5 feet wide on all 4 sides. Looks like a computer tower but way bigger.
I once got into a fight at a las vegas casino over a guy who tried to rob me. After the cops came, I was let go because "the other guy didnt want to press charges". Before the cops left I was advised by the hotel that I was banned from the property and then issued a trespass warning by the police before i had by picture taken by some cool looking 3d camera, and then unceremoniously shoved out a back door into the 7am vegas daybreak with no sunglasses and told "good luck, your friends can collect your stuff from your room" My question is (and i think i know the answer)... are these bans for life? For first time offences, not usually, they usually start if with a 3 month ban and move up from there, with lifetime bans occurring about 4 steps down the line.
So it's pretty much like WoW bans then. Correct.
TIL some casino security guards possibly play WoW and knows the banning rules in the virtual world. They're human after all! Im playing the new southpark game now, but ive dabbled in wow.
Ever catch anyone having sex in public? In their cars outside the casino, yes.
Have you fallen asleep? Once, on a grave shift, for 5 mins. Didnt get caught!
How many times do people try to cheat and get caught? Ive been working at the same place for about 6 months, ive personally witnessed around a dozen people get busted in my 40/hour a week window.
Sometimes its hard to prove, but we usually catch them pretty quicky, as surveillance, security, and the dealers all have specific training
How many people do you think you may not be catching? Would someone with inside knowledge be able to circumvent security? I bet we are missing half of all cheaters.
And yes.
Let's say I just left the casino with a few grand of winnings and I get mugged on my way to the parking lot or in the parking lot. Would the casino security assist me, beat down the perp, return the money, or is it in the police hands at that point? Where is that particular line drawn? We would do everything in our power to apprehend the perp, but if he gets away, its the police
Slots.. I've always wondered can they really be 'tightened' on the weekends or during certain hours? I've heard people say slots are 'tight' in casinos but 'loose' on cruise ships. I know you're security but maybe you know- is this a thing? Its a myth, the programming is set by the programmer where the machines are built, the casinos have no way to "tighten" or "loosen" the machines.
They run off a random number generator that is highly illegal to tamper with.
LOL no worries ... I was just at my old property a couple days ago (I am a slot machine vendor tech now) and two former security guys are now slot techs. A barback and a shipping receiving guy both are also on the slot projects team. So maybe one day you'll get there if it appeals to you! Totally, I would have to start at the bottom as part time again, but im looking for a way into either live games or slots.
Whats the most youve seen heard of someone losing over one night? Roulette, around $50k. Thats the most ive witnessed.
You must work in Oklahoma. In Philly, I watched a guy lose $50k in two shoes of blackjack. In Vegas people lose far more than that. Nope, worse, Canada.
What are you trained to do? I call surveillance, they roll the cameras back to see if you did MJ on site (in your car etc), if you did, we serve you a year long ban card.
What do you actually do? If you didn't, surveillance would watch you until you leave the premises, and if they seen you use or sell the drug, we would approach.
What are you trained to do? I do what i am trained to, im that guy.
What rules are there about denying guests entry to the casino? Of course probably loud and overly-rambunctious people are probably denied, but what about chronic gamblers, similar to how a bar will kick out drunk people? We kick out people who are intoxicated, high, underage, or have been previously banned.
We do keep an eye out for habitual gamblers and offer them some help, but its not strongly enforced.
What are the vault codes? u know, for educational purposes. The password is password.
I'm a security guard, just a contracted one that goes to multiple sites, and one of our sites seriously has an alarm code of 1234. Fuck, Fort Knox up in there...
What weapons are you carrying at all times? What's the worst way you be had to use your weapons? Handcuffs and a radio, thats all.
I used handcuffs a handful of times. But i usually just use take downs, pressure points, and holds to subdue people.
I work for one of the most successful casinos on the east coast as a valet. You guys wear these giant red jackets so we (valets) call you guys the red coats. We generally objectify all other departments though, because we are separated outside, ourselves. How do you guys feel about the other departments? We wear black blazers.
Food and beverage people are drama factories, slot people are prudes, matience people are generally pretty chill, and security people sleep around and are chill.
Those are the general stereotypes
You forgot table games... the prima donnas of the casino. Oh Geeez, how could I forget!?
Is this a tippable situation, and if so how much? At some casinos yes, at most, no. 1% of winnings seems to be the norm.
Win 30k? Tip $300.
At my casino anyhow.
Have you seen any ocean's 11-esque stuff happening? Not anywhere close, a few people counting cards is the closest ive gotten
Remember, the good ones don't get caught. Yepp.
How do you tell the difference between a genuine lucky streak and card counters? (assuming card counting works) Card counting works, and there is a very specific pattern of betting that occurs, we watch them for a couple hours , sometimes over multiple days to make sure the pattern is consistent and nit just luck.
What things to do you look for that tip you off that people might be cheating? I cant tell you specifics, but specific betting patterns, also any attempt to alter or mark cards/chips
Ever worry about lung cancer? All the time, doctor says i may as well be smoking with all the smoke i inhale.
I was at a casino last weekend, and the guards looked bored as fuck, how do you stay awake? On slow days? Just stay on your feet and keep walking, or go through the log program and memorize faces of banned people.
I'm confused, are people smoking in the casino or are you outside around it a lot? There is a seperated part of the casino blocked off by a kinda-air lock. So one smoke free, one smoke filled.
Ever broken anyone's hands with a hammer or taken some to the desert and made them dig their own grave? No.
So, I'm guessing you and Joe Pesci aren't friends. He is my favorite character actually.
I am a professional card counteadvantage player. Often if I feel my action is getting heat I keep an eye out for security guards standing directly behind me. When that happens I cash out immediately and leave to avoid barring. Is this necessary or if surveillance considers me a threat would they just have you give me the tap on the shoulder instead of lurking behind me? They dont approach unless absolutely sure, and security only watches until they have a hunch you are cheating, then they call surveillance and walk away, then the cameras eye is on you until you leave.
Thanks for the fast response. One more question if you don't mind- I have the right to refuse to produce my identification to surveillance or security but you have the right to escort me out... However you have the right to check my ID for legal gambling age purposes. If suspected of advantage play do they instruct security to check patrons' ID under the guise of age verification in order to have security relay to surveillance the patrons name so they can search their database of advantage players? I believe I have experienced this. We will ask questions under the guise of a underlying motive, yes.
And yes, we want you out of the casino if you are advantage playing, so it is win win for us, you dont show ID, we kick you out, you dont show ID, we have your name, then kick you out.
Be reminded, you are still in the database as "unknown" if you dont produce ID, with pictures and video showing what you look like
Thanks for the info. Any really unusual characteristics they teach you to look for when identifying advantage players? At my level of training, defensive body language when i get close, and them generally looking nervous/paranoid
Why would you be nervous when counting cards? You just made a shit ton of money and there's no risk of you getting into any legal or physical trouble. No clue, but some of them are.
Worst reaction of someone losing their money? Punching a machine and breaking a $3200.00 touch screen monitor
Has anyone ever done something so crazy that the casino had to make a new rule because of them? Hurm... ill think about this and get back to you.
Oceans eleven, possible? Eh, not really, that movie was based off of really old casinos, the new ones have better security measures.
What's the biggest, most creative cheating attempt you've ever seen? Are those grandiose heists you see in movies like Ocean's at least somewhat plausible? Nothing clever really. A guy was convincing senile old people that he knew what machine would pay out, and said they had to pay him half if he was right, no risk, all reward, thats about the cleverest ive seen
Casino worker fist bump! (shaking hands is a no-no) We shake hands, just gotta do the hand flip after.
Do you work for a tribal casino? If so, how do you feel about the preferential placement/treatment of tribal members as employees? Im white, but I dont really mind the preferential treatment, I have seen a lot of racism in my neck of the woods, seems fair they should have a place where they can get a leg up.
So what exactly do you do on a daily basis? Just stand and watch? Or do you walk around? Anything that goes in and out of the casino i supervise , money, contractors, stuff for the vending machine , im there.
When a machine has to be opened for matinence, im there to watch.
When a patron is breaking a rule, i enforce it.
Do you ever play anything in the casino you're security at? Are you allowed to? Not allowed, not allowed in any casino in the provence in fact unless i am working or have special permission
Why are you doing an AMA on mobile? Cuz im at work.
Working hard looking for those cheaters. On his mobile. Correct sir.
Why can't we take pictures in there? We tried to take a group picture in front of slot machines and were made to delete it. If you guys are watching that closely why can't you just use discretion? Its one of those Zero tolerance BS things, I dont agree with it, but i have to enforce it.
Have you had to deal with counterfeit chips recently? They seem to be all the rage in poker tournaments these days, especially since a well known e-commerce site actively has a Chinese vendor selling exact versions of WSOP and WPT chips. Also, do you use RFID? We use blacklights to check, and random some kinda signal that can be picked up, they have been very popular lately, and its really lame. Because they have to go through every chip in the casino when we find one, and I have to stand there and watch for the entire 3 hour process.
This questions kind of a stretch, but have you seen or heard about any crazy ass GTA San Andreas style casino heists? Not in my casino.
An easy way crooks get around this though is by hiring 15-20 people to play for them. I've seen shady looking pimps hand stacks of money to their "workers" and these players don't look any better either. We can catch that at times, a guy constantly handing out money, people playing, cashing out, and handing money back to them, we can sometimes pick up on that.
(Hope you don't mind me adding to your thread, I feel like this is Vacuum repair guy all over again) We had a woman who was having a heart attack and as we were assisting her, another woman reached into the victim's purse and removed an envelope containing about $300. Humanity at its finest. By all means lol, im feeling overwhelmed. Message me for location.
Truth: Link to Source: I too work in casino security. Can confirm, I love that podium.
It's not a podium. It's supposed to be a safe that contains monies, but it really has a little Chinese dude in it that will open the large vault from the inside when they put the safe in there. Ahhh, on mobile, the little pic looked like a podium lol.
Pride and that warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that people like you. Also bragging rights. Sweeet!
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"I think I've lived long enough to see competitive Counter-Strike as we know it, kill itself." Summary of Richard Lewis' stream (Long)

I want to preface that the contents of this post is for informational purposes. I do not condone or approve of any harassments or witch-hunting or the attacking of anybody.
Richard Lewis recently did a stream talking about the terrible state of CS esports and I thought it was an important stream anyone who cares about the CS community should listen to.
Vod Link here:
I realize it is 3 hours long so I took it upon myself to create a list of interesting points from the stream so you don't have to listen to the whole thing, although I still encourage you to do so if you can.
I know this post is still long but probably easier to digest, especially in parts.
Here is a link to my raw notes if you for some reason want to read through this which includes some omitted stuff. It's in chronological order of things said in the stream and has some time stamps.


CSPPA - Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association

"Who does this union really fucking serve?"

ESIC - Esports Integrity Commission

"They have been put in an impossible position."

Stream Sniping

"They're all at it in the online era, they're all at it, they're all cheating, they're all using exploits, probably that see through smoke bug got used a bunch of times"

Match Fixing

"How many years have we let our scene be fucking pillaged by these greedy cunts?" "We just let it happen."

North America

"Everyone in NA has left we've lost a continents worth of support during this pandemic and Valve haven't said a fucking word."


"TO's have treated CS talent like absolute human garbage for years now."


"Anything that Riot does, is better than Valve's inaction"

Closing Statements

"We've peaked. If we want to sustain and exist, now is the time to figure it out. No esports lasts as long as this, we've already done 8 years. We've already broke the records. We have got to figure out a way to coexist and drive the negative forces out and we need to do it as a collective and we're not doing that."

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Donald Trump brags about how well his businesses have fared in bankruptcy. And in fact, no major U.S. company has filed for Chapter 11 more than Trump's casino empire in the last 30 years.

Donald Trump brags about how well his businesses have fared in bankruptcy. And in fact, no major U.S. company has filed for Chapter 11 more than Trump's casino empire in the last 30 years. submitted by freddyjohnson to EnoughTrumpSpam [link] [comments]

Bernie Sanders on Twitter: No major U.S. company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection more than Trump’s casino empire in the last 30 years.

Bernie Sanders on Twitter: No major U.S. company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection more than Trump’s casino empire in the last 30 years. submitted by progress18 to hillaryclinton [link] [comments]

Lost in the Sauce: Trump, Cruz, and Gohmert team up to incite election-related violence

Welcome to Lost in the Sauce, keeping you caught up on political and legal news that often gets buried in distractions and theater… or a global health crisis.

Election shenanigans

I put the latest info on Trump's phone call to Raffensperger in this comment.
According to experts, Trump’s conduct has potential criminal exposure:
A federal statute makes it a crime when one “knowingly and willfully … attempts to deprive or defraud the residents of a State of a fair and impartially conducted election process, by … the procurement, casting, or tabulation of ballots that are known by the person to be materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent under the laws of the State in which the election is held.”
A Georgia statute similarly provides that a “person commits the offense of criminal solicitation to commit election fraud in the first degree when, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony under this article, he or she solicits, requests, commands, importunes, or otherwise attempts to cause the other person to engage in such conduct.”
…The hard part for prosecutors would be proving Trump’s state of mind, because the statutes require proof of knowledge and intent. Prosecutors would have to show that Trump knew that Biden fairly won the election, and Trump was asking for Georgia officials to commit election fraud. And it’s not clear prosecutors could make that case.
At least 12 Republican senators plan to challenge Biden’s Electoral College win on Jan. 6, when Congress is set to officially count the votes. The effort is being led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and includes Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), as well as new Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.). Separately, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) is pursuing a similar plan.
"Congress should immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed," the senators said in a joint statement. “Accordingly, we intend to vote on Jan. 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed."
Their plan is not going to succeed in preventing Biden from taking office, as majorities in both the House and the Senate would need to support a challenge against a state’s electoral votes. For an objection to be made, at least one member of both the House and Senate would need to submit it in writing. Then, the House and Senate separately convene to consider the issue. Debate is limited to two hours for each objection. After debate concludes, the House and Senate vote to uphold the objection and throw out the state’s votes. If the majority of the House AND the majority of the Senate does not uphold the objection, the state’s electoral votes are counted as cast.
  • Vice President Mike Pence’s role is simply to preside over the joint session, opening and presenting the certifications from each state. In his absence, the Senate pro-tempore Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) will lead the session. At the end of the process, the presiding officer announces who has won the majority of votes for president and vice president.
The most immediate danger from Trump and Cruz’s doomed election gambit is rightwing terrorism and general violence: Trump, in particular, is inciting his supporters to swarm D.C. on Jan. 6. “JANUARY SIXTH, SEE YOU IN DC!” Trump tweeted last week. Four rightwing rallies are scheduled, including one headlined by George Papadopoulos and Roger Stone.
The Proud Boys and other extremists are planning to attend the rallies and may set up an “armed encampment” on the National Mall, according to the Washington Post. On social media platform Parler, the leader of the Proud Boys said that members will be there “incognito” and may “dress in all black” to impersonate leftwing protestors.
Enrique Tarrio: "The ProudBoys will turn out in record numbers on Jan 6th but this time with a twist...We will not be wearing our traditional Black and Yellow. We will be incognito and we will spread across downtown DC in smaller teams."
Rep. Louie Gohmert has more explicitly tried to incite violence, saying the failure of his legal challenge to the election means “you gotta go the streets and be as violent as Antifa and BLM.” (clip)
  • At the same time, pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood suggested that Pence could “face execution by firing squad” for “treason” if he doesn’t go along with the attempt to subvert the election.

Obstructing the transition

Biden’s transition director has accused the Office of Management and Budget of stonewalling the incoming administration’s team. OMB Director Russ Vought is not allowing key staff to meet with the transition team to help prepare the president-elect’s first annual spending plan, a move that could delay major proposals. Vought pushed back on the charges, saying that his agency needs to focus on finalizing the Trump administration’s regulations before the president leaves office.
“OMB leadership’s refusal to fully cooperate impairs our ability to identify opportunities to maximize the relief going out to Americans during the pandemic, and it leaves us in the dark as it relates to Covid-related expenditures and critical gaps,” [Biden transition Exec. Dir. Yohannes] Abraham said.
Earlier last week, Biden himself said Trump officials are not cooperating with his team, singling out the Defense Department for obstructing information on crucial national security issues. “Right now, we just aren’t getting all the information that we need from the outgoing administration in key national security areas. It’s nothing short, in my view, of irresponsibility,” Biden said. The Defense Dept. finally scheduled meetings with the incoming team this week, after not briefing the transition for weeks.
  • The timing of the resumption in meetings is notable because it comes after the one year anniversary of the U.S. assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Jan. 3. NATO officials are reportedly worried about the lack of coordination from the Trump administration: "We need the incoming Biden administration to be fully briefed and ready to deal with these very dangerous issues facing NATO's security."

Sabotaging the Biden Administration

U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack is taking steps to keep control of Radio Free Europe and Radio Free Asia during the Biden administration. As chairman of the boards of Radio Free Europe and Asia, Pack and his fellow members have added binding contractual agreements that will make it impossible to remove him or other pro-Trump allies from the board in the next two years.
In other words, although President-elect Joe Biden has already signaled he intends to replace Pack as CEO of the parent agency soon after taking office in January, Pack would maintain a significant degree of control over the networks.
The State Department is likely to designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism “as an 11th hour effort to create hurdles for the incoming Biden administration.” The label, which requires the approval of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, would undo a major accomplishment of the Obama administration. To take Cuba back off the list, the Biden team would need to conduct a formal review, a process that might take several months.
Such a designation would impose restrictions on US foreign assistance, a ban on defense exports and sales, certain controls over exports and various financial restrictions. It would also result in penalization against any persons and countries engaging in certain trade activities with Cuba.
The Trump administration has been rushing to finalize a myriad of rules before Biden’s inauguration. Since Election Day, the Trump administration has issued about three to four times as many new regulations as it did during other periods of Trump’s presidency. Rules that haven’t been finalized or taken effect can be suspended by an incoming president, which Biden has said he intends to do. By contrast, rules that are finalized can take months, or even years, to undo.
“As a general rule, it takes at least as much process to undo or modify a rule as it does to put the rule in place,” said Jonathan H. Adler, a professor and an administrative law expert at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. “The Trump administration is magnifying that challenge for the Biden administration.”
Trump loyalists are urging the president to stymie Biden’s efforts to rejoin the Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuclear deal. Sens. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham are working to get the agreements submitted to the Senate for ratification, requiring a two-thirds vote, with the goal of failure. While such an outcome wouldn’t prevent Biden from rejoining the accords, Cruz and Graham hope it would make their resurrection more problematic.
A vote against them would signal GOP opposition to the world and, they hope, undermine any unilateral action by Biden to rejoin the agreements. One senior congressional aide told RCP that sending them to die in the Senate “would be the final nail in the coffin.”
Further reading: “Biden To Be Saddled With Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferral Mess,” Forbes.
Further reading: Biden will inherit a backlog of tens of thousands of visa requests from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — and a bureaucratic tangle that refugee advocates say President Trump ignored or made worse.

Trump money and properties

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is employing forensic accounting specialists to examine Trump’s finances and business operations. Vance is looking “for anomalies among a variety of property deals” and trying to determine “whether the president’s company manipulated the value of certain assets to obtain favorable interest rates and tax breaks”.
The analysts hired by Vance probably have already reviewed various bank and mortgage records obtained from Trump’s company as part of the ongoing grand jury investigation, and they could be called on to testify about their findings should the district attorney eventually bring criminal charges
In yet another shady business deal connected to Trump, the United States sold the ambassador’s residence in Israel for more than $67 million. The person who bought the residence is none other than Trump mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. The property only became available due to Trump's controversial decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to contested Jerusalem. Furthermore, State Dept. representatives reportedly lied to Congress about the sale, perhaps to hide that Adelson purposefully overbid.
For now, there is no alternative residence for the ambassador, David Friedman, Trump’s former lawyer, who currently uses a suite at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel or rooms at the former Jerusalem Consulate General when he spends nights in Jerusalem… As a result, the United States appears likely to end up leasing the residence it has owned since 1964 from the GOP-affiliated casino mogul.
“It is very strange that we are now paying Sheldon Adelson,” a congressional aide told The Daily Beast. “It is not above board. We have a number of questions. Did they get two independent appraisals? Was it a sweetheart deal? Was Adelson the highest donor? Was there a reason to sell it now?”
Trump’s businesses have taken in $10.5 million of donor money over the course of his presidency. $8.5 million came from the Trump campaign and related entities that Trump controls directly; $2 million came from other Republican candidates and committees. The biggest beneficiary was Trump’s NYC hotel, taking in $3,039,979 over the four years of his presidency, with $891,003 of that in just the final four months of the campaign.
Trump’s DC hotel is ramping up room prices and requiring a two-night minimum stay for two key events this month, as the president tries to squeeze more profit out of his office. On Jan. 6, when Congress is set to formally count the votes cast by the Electoral College, room rates are listed at over eight times the price of surrounding dates. Trump is encouraging his supporters to attend a protest of Biden’s win on the 6th. A room during the inauguration costs five times the normal rate, at $2,225 per night.
Trump’s Turnberry Resort in Scotland posted a £2.3 million ($3.1 million) loss in 2019, marking the sixth year in a row it has failed to turn a profit under his ownership. Since Trump took over the historic property in 2014, its losses now total nearly £45 million ($61.5 million).
The fact Turnberry remains in the red comes in spite of significant tranches of payments it has received from the US government during Mr Trump’s single term in office… the US Secret Service spent nearly £25,000 to accommodate its agents at the resort during business trips by Mr Trump’s son, Eric, an executive vice-president of the family firm. Since Mr Trump’s election, the property has received close to £300,000 from the Secret Service, US State Department, and US Defence Department
A Florida state lawmaker is calling for Mar-a-Lago to be penalized - and possibly shut down - for flouting coronavirus restrictions during a New Years Eve party. While Trump and the first lady did not attend, son Don Jr., attorney Rudy Giuliani, Rep. Matt Gaetz, and Fox News personality Jeanine Piro were captured on video among the maskless crowd. Guests paid as much as $1,000 for access to the ballroom to be entertained by Vanilla Ice.
State Rep. Omari Hardy: “My constituents are not snowbirds like @DonaldJTrumpJr & @kimguilfoyle. My constituents live here. This is their home, and they're going to have to deal w/ the consequences of a potential super-spreader party at Mar-a-Lago long after Junior & wife leave here on their private jet.”
Are you ready for a Donald J. Trump Airport? According to the Daily Beast, Trump has been asking aides about the process of naming airports after former U.S. presidents.
Further reading: “Jared Kushner’s family real estate business wants to raise at least $100 million in capital through Israel’s bond market… Kushner has helped spearhead a series of moves that have been applauded by the conservative pro-Israel community, including moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv and recognizing Israeli sovereignty in disputed areas such as the Golan Heights. Kushner also has close ties to Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.”


The Census Bureau missed it’s end-of-year deadline to produce numbers that determine representation in Congress and the Electoral College for the next decade. The agency is working toward Jan. 9 as an internal target date for completing the current stage of processing records. "If we miss Jan. 9, it's hard to envision that we would get apportionment done before inauguration," a Census employee told NPR.
The final timing of the 2020 census results' release could undermine President Trump's efforts to make an unprecedented change to who is counted in key census numbers before leaving office… If the first census results are not ready until after Trump's term ends on Jan. 20, it would be President-elect Joe Biden, not Trump, who would get control of the numbers, which are ultimately handed off to Congress for certification.
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