Election 2020

Trump allies’ lingering election ‘audits’ spark public skepticism, concerns in Congress

BY: - August 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The months-long, Republican-led investigation in Arizona into the results of last year’s presidential election has cost millions of dollars and produced no evidence yet of major issues in tallying Maricopa County ballots.  Yet supporters of former President Donald Trump are still attempting to follow Arizona’s lead by pushing for so-called audits in several […]

U.S. Senate Democrats push voting rights bills, lambast Georgia election law

BY: - July 20, 2021

If the rules in Georgia’s controversial 2021 voting overhaul were in place before last November’s historic U.S. Senate races were pushed to Jan. 5 runoffs, then 76,000 residents who cast their ballots would’ve been unable to register in time for the second round. A U.S. Senate committee gathered in downtown Atlanta Monday to hear how […]

‘This is really fantastical’: Federal judge blasts pro-Trump attorneys, hints at sanctions 

BY: - July 12, 2021

DETROIT — In a six-hour long hearing on Monday, U.S. District Judge Linda Parker in the Eastern District of Michigan blasted the “Kraken” litigation team’s sworn affidavits claiming unsubstantiated instances of voter fraud in Michigan’s 2020 general election and signified sanctions requested by state officials are a strong possibility.  Sanctions are allowed when attorney’s submit […]

Louisiana Legislature passes bill to prohibit election donations

Legislature passes second attempt to prohibit election donations

BY: - May 20, 2021

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill Thursday that would prohibit state and local officials from receiving money from private or nonprofit organizations to help defray election-related expenses — a measure that Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed last year. House Bill 20, sponsored by Rep. Blake Miguez (R-Erath), is the second attempt by Republican lawmakers to […]

Steve Scalise supports ouster of Liz Cheney from U.S. House GOP leadership

BY: - May 6, 2021

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson of Iowa said Thursday that she backs a move to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position in the House GOP, after Cheney called out fellow Republicans for spreading lies about the 2020 presidential election. Hinson and top House Republican leaders including Louisiana’s Steve Scalise are advocating for Rep. Elise […]

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Louisiana Republicans need to admit their complaint about Dominion voting machines is based on a big lie | Jarvis DeBerry

BY: - March 26, 2021

“[S]ince (Sidney) Powell began her media blitz, state legislators in various states in which Dominion has contracts—including Florida, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Pennsylvania—have stated their intent to review and reassess those contracts.”  — U.S. Dominion, Inc. v. Powell, filed in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, 1/8/2021 In the more than two months […]

Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump’s election call to state elections official

BY: - February 16, 2021

Fulton County (Ga.) prosecutors are launching a wide-ranging criminal investigation into attempts to overturn last year’s presidential election results in Georgia.  Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sent letters Wednesday to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Gov. Brian Kemp, Attorney General Chris Carr and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan asking them to preserve documents and other […]

Biden takes the oath of office with troops on guard and towering challenges ahead

BY: and - January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is set to become the 46th president of the United States at noon, when he will take the oath of office while standing on the same platform where insurrectionists swarmed just two weeks ago as they sought to prevent Congress from certifying Biden’s victory. That violent mob of rioters damaged the […]

More than 21,000 Guard members from 50 states headed to D.C., and numbers may grow

BY: - January 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Wednesday’s presidential inauguration ceremony may have a scaled-down audience due to the pandemic, but the security presence on hand to ensure it goes smoothly will be supersized. At least 21,000 National Guard men and women — from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia — will provide security support for […]

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Republican praise of Martin Luther King will sound even more hollow and hypocritical now

BY: - January 15, 2021

There’s a long list of Republicans who ought not part their lips this holiday weekend to praise Martin Luther King Jr., to quote from his most famous speech or suggest in any way that they know anything about content of character.  That list includes the 138 Republicans in the U.S. House and the six Republicans […]

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Let’s not get fooled again: Fight the lies by learning to recognize the truth

BY: - January 12, 2021

by Kathie Obradovich, Iowa Capital Dispatch January 11, 2021 We have a crisis of credulity in this country. We’ve become a nation of dupes. The inability of far too many Americans to separate fact from fantasy, and the people who are eager to take advantage of that failure, are the root of the rot in […]

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We’ve got to talk to our children about Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 8, 2021

By Victor Jones My 6-year-old daughter had trouble sleeping Wednesday night, and was unable to say why. Just like me, my daughter is highly sensitive and intuitive to the energies surrounding us. We both can innately tell when something is off.  On Thursday, she gave voice to her intuition. “Daddy, something is wrong,” she said. […]