Tag: Election 2020

Who Is Jack Smith? More on the New Special Counsel Investigating Trump

Boebert also live-tweeted the riots, telling her followers exactly when members were locked in the House chambers and when Speaker Nancy Pelosi (whose husband was recently violently attacked by a right-wing extremist) was removed from the chambers. Later, at a Republican Party meeting, Boebert defended the rioters, saying, “We already see in Washington, D.C., you […]

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Supreme Court Says January 6 Committee Can Get Kelli Ward’s Phone Records

But a few months before the November elections, some congressional Republicans are privately unsure if McCarthy even has the votes to become speaker. There’s almost always some last-minute alternative candidate who emerges in defiance of the front-runner. It’s likely a long shot will throw his or her hat in the ring, but congressional Republicans interviewed […]

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The Democrats Lost Some Working-Class Support in the Midterms

It’s also worth noting that although the Democratic Party has come to be dominated by the professional classes and even to some extent by Wall Street, the midterm results demonstrate that it’s an oversimplification to say that it’s the party of the prosperous. It all depends, obviously, on how you break these things down, but […]

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Right Before the Elections, Stephen Crowder Says “Peaceful Transfer of Power” Is Overrated

By Tuesday, Irving was not made available to the media. “We don’t want to cause more fuss right now…Let’s let him simmer down,” said Nets general manager Sean Marks. The following day, Irving, the Nets, and the Anti-Defamation League released a joint statement saying Irving and the Nets would each donate $500,000 towards organizations working […]

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Right Before the Election, Stephen Crowder Says “Peaceful Transfer of Power” Is Overrated

The biggest individual billionaire donor this election was George Soros, who gave $128 million to the liberal super PAC Democracy II. But his total contribution was edged out by the combined total of donations from the second- and third-place donors, Richard Uihlein and Ken Griffin, who gave $67.3 million and $66.1 million respectively to several […]

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Why Do Republicans Predict a Rigged Election When They’re Projected to Win?

After Trump lost, a majority of Republicans accepted Trump’s narrative that Biden stole the election, and 61 percent continue to believe that, or at least to tell pollsters they believe it. Now, according to Pew, 44 percent of Republicans decline to agree that tomorrow’s midterm elections will be run “very” or “somewhat” well. That’s smaller […]

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Trump’s Deadline To Hand Over Subpoenaed Documents to the January 6 Committee Is Here

By Tuesday, Irving was not made available to the media. “We don’t want to cause more fuss right now…Let’s let him simmer down,” said Nets general manager Sean Marks. The following day, Irving, the Nets, and the Anti-Defamation League released a joint statement saying Irving and the Nets would each donate $500,000 towards organizations working […]

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Trump Lawyer Accidentally Reveals Emails About Overturning 2020 Election to the Media

Gabbard has also endorsed Illinois gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey, Utah Senate incumbent Mike Lee, candidate for Washington’s third congressional district Joe Kent, and candidate for Michigan’s third congressional district John Gibbs (an election denialist who in the past suggested that women should not have the right to vote). Gabbard’s shift is not surprising. Beyond appearing […]

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Supreme Court Says Lindsey Graham Must Testify in 2020 Georgia Election Probe

The Fulton County investigation began in February 2021, spurred in part by former President Donald Trump’s plea to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes,” the number of votes Trump needed to win Georgia. The probe has since investigated and subpoenaed dozens of witnesses including Mark Meadows, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, and […]

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The Candidates Trying to Turn the Arizona Legislature Blue

When I canvassed with Laura Terech, a state House candidate for the 4th legislative district, on Thursday morning, we passed several such patches of signs driving to a neighborhood in Scottsdale. Like Hans, Terech is a former educator—a kindergarten teacher. Every legislative district has two House seats, and Terech is adopting a “single-shot strategy” in […]

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The Midterms Are Shaping Up as a Dry Run for Trump’s Next Coup

Trump only cares how these midterm elections reflect on him. That’s why it’s likely he’ll challenge the legitimacy of any results that damage his status as the GOP’s pre-eminent kingmaker, which recently has been in doubt. Oz, whose nomination Trump helped secure earlier this year, has struggled throughout the campaign, as have several of Trump’s […]

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Donald Trump Is More Deranged Than Ever

But even this was just part of the build-up to what ended up being a full QAnon passion play, as the rally culminated with Trump fulminating—reciting a series of grievances over swelling strings. His followers, commanded to raise their fingers in salute, did so—resulting in a scene that looked like it was freshly plucked from […]

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The Media Is Not Ready to Defend Democracy

From the beginnings of his presidential campaign, Biden has endeavored to be as solicitous as possible to the Republican Party, or at least his recollections of it. He was true to form even in this speech. Anyone watching could note his careful needle-threading—evidenced by the repetition of “MAGA Republicans”—and insistence on not labeling every Republican, […]

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Meet the Man Fighting to Keep Arizona Honest in 2024

Arizona was also one of the major battlegrounds about which Trump and his allies cast doubt about the election results. The state may have two Democratic senators (even if snarky Democrats like to question whether Senator Kyrsten Sinema really is one of them). But the state could easily elect yet another Republican governor and install […]

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Trump’s Two Grahams

I can’t help but wonder, though, if Graham was so eager as chairman of that committee to police local election integrity, how many other state elections officials he called. We know of none. And I wonder how many other chairmen of that august committee—Patrick Leahy, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley, and indeed the fellow who now […]

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Oh Lindsey Graham, It’s Time for Your Grand Jury Close-Up

I can’t help but wonder, though, if Graham was so eager as chairman of that committee to police local election integrity, how many other state elections officials he called. We know of none. And I wonder how many other chairmen of that august committee—Patrick Leahy, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley, and indeed the fellow who now […]

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Lindsey Graham Still Owes a Grand Jury an Explanation

I can’t help but wonder, though, if Graham was so eager as chairman of that committee to police local election integrity, how many other state elections officials he called. We know of none. And I wonder how many other chairmen of that august committee—Patrick Leahy, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley, and indeed the fellow who now […]

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Here’s a Crazy Idea: Maybe Donald Trump Isn’t Fit to Run for Reelection

And then, like an unwelcome delivery from the metaphor store, Biden caught Covid-19. Then he recovered. Then he tested positive again. If it wasn’t for bad luck, Biden would hardly have any at all. Inflation, Ukraine, an economy that seemed poised to lurch into recession—it may have been unfair to fault Biden personally for many […]

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The GOP Belatedly Embraces “Defund the Police”

The larger message on the right, and in every facet of the Republican Party, was that investigating Donald Trump was akin to the way a banana republic operates, a clear abuse of power aimed at clipping the feathers of a political rival. It goes without saying that the tinpot dictators who run banana republics don’t […]

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Pence and Trump Are Two Sides of the Same Corroded Coin

Pence, and other Republicans like him, are more than happy for figures like Trump to whip up their base with ridiculous charges—and then turn those ridiculous charges into laws that restrict the right to vote in states across the country. Whether or not Republicans should talk so much about voter fraud is one thing. But […]

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We Finally Saw a True Glimpse of How Trump Reacted to the Insurrection

Thursday night’s hearing was initially supposed to be the last public installment before the committee issued its final report in September. But that schedule has been extended following a torrent of new information. As Representative Liz Cheney, the vice chair of the committee, said in her opening statement, “Doors have opened, new subpoenas have been […]

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What Comic Genius Gave Us the Nest Thermostat Election Conspiracy?

Byrne, meanwhile, was spreading the gospel on right-wing social media that a Chinese company in—well, I won’t tell you the city in China, [but] a company whose name is already at the periphery of some of this mischief—that they were accessing, through the internet, through a hidden port in a thermostat in the room, getting […]

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