Tag: Election 2020

Dominion Voting Systems’ Legal Rampage Against Trump’s Grifters

Five days later, Newsmax gave Lindell an interview to discuss the fact that Twitter had banned Lindell’s account for spreading election disinformation and then had banned MyPillow’s corporate account because Lindell had used it to circumvent the ban on his personal account. Newsmax knew that the discussion of those bans was an invitation to have […]

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The Depressing Whiplash of the Senate’s Capitol Riot Hearing

Law enforcement ably played the role of both problem and solution at Tuesday’s Senate oversight hearing on the January 6 riot at the Capitol. “Was this an intelligence break down,” asked Senator Jacky Rosen from Nevada, “or a resource issue?” A litany of failures had already been offered: an FBI report that wasn’t flagged well-enough, […]

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Supreme Court Kills Pennsylvania Mail-In Voting Case And Post-Election Lawsuits

Topline The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a sweeping rejection of Republican efforts to challenge the 2020 election, denying hearings for cases including a dispute over Pennsylvania’s mail-in deadline and one of the more outlandish “Kracken” cases brought by attorney Sidney Powell and leaving only a handful of challenges still waiting to be heard by […]

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‘No Evidence’ Of Election Fraud In Battleground States, Statistical Analysis Finds As Trump Continues False Claims

Topline A new MITRE Corporation analysis of eight battleground states’ election results found there was “no evidence of fraud, manipulation, or uncorrected error”—including involving Dominion voting machines—further emphasizing the presidential race wasn’t “stolen” or fraudulent even as former President Donald Trump and his allies continue to push those claims. President Donald Trump at the “Stop […]

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Bipartisan Support Grows For 9/11-Style Commission To Probe Capitol Riot

Topline With the impeachment trial in the rearview mirror, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling for the creation of a congressional commission to investigate the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, though Democrats are still more focused on former President Donald Trump’s role in inciting the mob than Republicans. House impeachment […]

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Trump Reportedly Told McCarthy Rioters Were ‘More Upset About The Election’ Than He Was During Attack

Topline President Donald Trump blew up at House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy in a phone call during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol for not doing more to overturn the election as McCarthy pleaded with him to call off his supporters, according to CNN. WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 22: U.S. President Donald Trump […]

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The Spectacular Fall of The Lincoln Project

The Lincoln Project has responded by repeatedly attacking Horn’s character. First, the group released a statement saying she was lying about trying to rein in Weaver and that, actually, she was out to get the organization over a financial dispute. Horn had demanded “an immediate ‘signing bonus’ payment of $250,000 and a $40,000-per-month consulting contract,” […]

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Mitt Romney’s Party of One

If we allow that Romney, a senator and former governor, is actually a skilled politician, it is still fair to wonder whether he has overplayed his hand by antagonizing the Trumpist faction to this extent. His forthright condemnation of their idol in recent weeks has won him the loathing of national Republicans, and the polling […]

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The Burden Is On Senate Republicans And Trump’s Bumbling Impeachment Lawyers As Democrats Rest Their Case

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Handout / Getty The pressure is on Donald Trump’s lawyers criticized for their ineptitude as well as Senate Republicans after House Democrats on Thursday rested their case on the third day of the former president’s second impeachment trial. Democrats’ House Impeachment Managers laid out a series of compelling, calculating and meticulous […]

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How the Democratic Party Can Create a Majoritarian Coalition

One reason Republicans swept three straight presidential elections back in the 1980s was that they left no one in doubt about their creed. It did not matter much that the three-part gospel of limited government, traditional values, and a strong military preached by Ronald Reagan and his disciples was built on lies and failed to […]

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The Press’s Strange Memory-Holing of Trump’s First Impeachment

This was no phone call transcript, no dry words on a page open to interpretation. This was a horde of extremists pushing over barricades and beating police officers. This was a mob smashing windows and pounding on doors. This was a mass of marauders setting up a gallows and shouting, ‘Take the building!” and “Fight […]

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White House Says Biden’s School Reopening Plan Is ‘Bold And Ambitious’—Republicans Call It A ‘Low Bar’

Topline During a press conference Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki touted the Biden administration’s school reopening plan as “bold and ambitious” even as Republicans criticize it as underwhelming, and experts note its goal may have already been reached.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing in the Brady Briefing Room […]

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger Urges Fellow Republicans To Convict Trump, Says Future Of Party Depends On It

Topline Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) appealed to his Republican colleagues in a Monday night Washington Post op-ed, emphasizing the “necessity” that they vote to convict former President Trump at the impeachment trial beginning Tuesday to steer the GOP away from destruction.  UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 30: Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., left, and Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., […]

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Rep. Mo Brooks—Leader Of Electoral College Challenge—Hints At Senate Run After Shelby Retires

Topline Minutes after longtime Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) announced he was retiring Monday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)—who spearheaded the effort to challenge President Joe Biden’s victory on January 6—appeared to float the idea of a run at Shelby’s seat. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ark., speaks Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, at a rally in support […]

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Can There Ever Be a Working-Class Republican Party?

This strategy may, indeed, explain Hawley’s recent escapades. When you get close to Republican voters, you discover one of the cultural issues they are maddest about is electoral fraud—and this has been true for a long time. Perhaps stolen elections have a symbolic, emotional resonance to people who feel power has been stolen from them […]

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Republicans Shift Blame To Pelosi, Schumer As They Blast Impeachment Trial As ‘Partisan Farce’

Topline Potentially offering a preview of legal arguments in former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, some Republican senators took to the Sunday morning political shows to channel the criticism directed against Trump back at Democrats as they criticize the trial as without merit. Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) questions Department of Justice Inspector General […]

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Georgia Republicans Are Working to Rig Elections So They Never Lose Again

Last month, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger issued a press release announcing that he had certified the results of the U.S. Senate runoff elections held on January 5. He concluded it with a paean to his state’s voting laws. “Georgia is recognized as a national leader in elections,” he claimed. “It was the first […]

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How the Military Turns Troops Into Extremists

Two months before armed insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, the first major operation to “Stop the Steal” went down in Philadelphia. On November 5, Joshua Macias, a former Navy petty officer, and his partner, Antonio LaMotta, a self-described “private security company CEO” and “artist” who’d served in the Army, drove a silver Hummer adorned with QAnon […]

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The Ascension of Marjorie Taylor Greene

Her self-styled business success also evokes Trump: she had her father’s money, from a construction business. “A wealthy Alpharetta businesswoman is considering a run for the 14th Congressional District seat,” The Rome News-Tribune reported in late 2019, one week after the district’s congressman announced his retirement. Marjorie Taylor Greene did not yet live in the […]

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The Cancer Eating the GOP Isn’t Marjorie Taylor Greene

The fact that Greene is a freshman congresswoman who truly seems to be out of her mind actually helps. Fighting back against the more dangerous enablers of conspiracy theories in the Republican Party would require going up against Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and Lindsey Graham, something McConnell has no interest in doing. Greene is an […]

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The Rich Mothers of the Insurrection

Moms for America president Kimberly Fletcher told The Wall Street Journal that although she’d been on planning calls with some of the organizers, including Wren, she was surprised at the lavish outlay on the Ellipse. “When I got there, and I saw the size of the stage and everything, I’m like, ‘Wow, we couldn’t possibly […]

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Georgia Secretary Of State Investigates Whether Pro-Trump Attorney Lin Wood Voted Illegally

Topline The Georgia Secretary of State’s office confirmed to Forbes it is probing whether pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood voted illegally in Georgia after Wood indicated to a reporter that he has resided outside of the state for several months. Attorney Lin Wood, member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, gestures while speaking during a … […]

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The GameStop Saga Is the First Post-Trump Story

For much of the past week, one story has dominated the news: The share price of GameStop, a brick-and-mortar retail chain that sells physical copies of video games in the cloud computing age. A few weeks ago, we would have found it remarkable that any kind of news event could be fashioned from these raw […]

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Democrats Plot Emotional Impeachment Case As Trump Scrambles To Find Defense Lawyers

Topline Eight days before the start of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, Democrats’ strategy is coming into focus while Trump is looking for new lawyers at the last minute after parting ways with his legal team over the weekend. US President Donald Trump stepping off Air Force One upon arrival in […]

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Rep. Tom Rice Latest Republican Censured By Party For Breaking With Trump

Topline Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) was censured by the South Carolina Republican Party on Saturday for his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump – a symbolic vote that could nonetheless have severe repercussions on his political career – making him just the latest Republican to face a formal rebuke from his own party for breaking […]

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The Republican Retreat From Governance

It’s this feeling of being marginalized within their own country that’s driving conservative claims of censorship and cancel culture, according to Harvard professor of American politics Pippa Norris. “For [conservatives, culture change] threatens their own core values as a minority. They think that their values are America,” Norris told The New Republic. “So America has […]

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Key Senators Give Chilly Reception To Idea Of Censuring Trump In Lieu Of Impeachment

Topline A handful of moderate senators are attempting to gather support for a censure resolution as an alternative to impeachment after most GOP senators voted to dismiss the House charge, but senators from both parties said Wednesday it would not be the best course of action. WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 07: Sen. Tim Kaine, D-VA., […]

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Republicans Don’t Care About “Unity”

Donald Trump rarely did anything to expand his base of support beyond the voters who put him in office. He spent his term antagonizing the people he could have brought into the fold, while governing poorly enough to alienate a significant portion of those who put him in the White House. Biden’s unity pledge can […]

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McConnell Votes To Dismiss Trump Impeachment Trial As Only Five Senate Republicans Side With Democrats

Topline The Senate on Tuesday tabled a motion by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that would have dismissed the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, but 45 Republicans sided with Paul on the motion, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)—a sign Democrats do not have the votes to convict Trump.  Senate Minority Leader […]

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Why Josh Hawley is Playing the Victim

It’s a substantially flawed case. Hawley, in his New York Post piece, contends that America now has a “social credit score” like Communist China and that citizens are being ranked and punished based on how “woke” they are. “If you want to get a good job, stay at hotels and be served at restaurants, you […]

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