CNN – Secret Service considering renting a floor at Trump Tower to protect future first family

(CNN)The US Secret Service is considering renting one floor in Trump Tower to protect President-elect Donald Trump and his family by turning it into a 24-7 command post, a law enforcement official told CNN Friday.

According to Jared Horowitz, who is with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and responsible for available commercial space at Trump Tower, the floors available to rent with the average floor office space running between 13,500 square feet to 15,500 square feet cost about $1.5 million a year.


The law enforcement official says the current plans for security at Trump Tower would differ if the future first family were living at the White House full time and Trump’s wife Melania and their son Barron were not staying behind in New York City through the Spring.  (Read more)

Electoral College Process

The 2016 Presidential Election

View results from the 2016 Presidential Election

Results from the 2016 Presidential Election will be posted as they become available.

Summary of Key Dates for the 2016 Presidential Election
June through October 2016

The Office of the Federal Register, on behalf of the Archivist of the United States, prepares Electoral College instructional materials for the Archivist to send to the governors of the 50 States and the mayor of the District of Columbia.

The materials include:

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The News & Observer – We answer your questions about this long election


Election Day seems so long ago. A lot has happened in the more than two weeks since we thought it would all be over.

Since then, the narrow margin in the contest for governor has kept teams of lawyers busy, none of whom can say when the election results will be official.

Protested votes, provisional ballots and voters who said they registered at the Division of Motor Vehicles but didn’t show up on the rolls have combined to delay the outcome. Now that Gov. Pat McCrory has demanded a recount of the 7,700 or so votes that separates him from Attorney General Roy Cooper, a lot can happen between now and the final results.

Click here: You have questions. Here are the answers.