“A cybersecurity expert who promoted claims of fraud in the 2020 election is leading the GOP-backed recount of millions of ballots in Arizona”

WaPo: The nearly 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, Ariz., last fall are currently packaged in 40 cardboard shrink-wrapped boxes and stacked on 45 pallets in a county facility in Phoenix known as “the vault,” due to its sophisticated security and … Continue reading

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Michigan: “Nessel asks judge to consider Sidney Powell’s ‘stunning admissions’ in deciding sanctions”

Detroit News: Attorney General Dana Nessel on Tuesday asked a federal judge to consider GOP lawyer Sidney Powell’s “stunning admissions” in deciding whether to sanction her for a lawsuit filed after the November election in Michigan’s federal eastern district court.  In defending … Continue reading

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WinRed Doubles Down on Deceptive Advertising to Get People Not to Opt Out from Recurring Donations

Just wow: The NRCC’s prechecked recurring donation box makes people disavow Dear Leader Trump to uncheck. https://t.co/TH8sURaZ9P https://t.co/xb4yglZIdW pic.twitter.com/irKFTcKlt5— Tim Miller (@Timodc) April 7, 2021 And more: This is the NRCC's homepage prechecked donation box right now.Unchecking makes supporters a … Continue reading

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“Trump’s Former Lawyer Now Argues ‘No Reasonable Person’ Would Believe Her Voter Fraud Lies Were ‘Fact’; Powell is facing billion-dollar lawsuits after accusing voting technology companies of rigging the election”

Zoe Tillman for BuzzFeed: Sidney Powell argued Monday that she couldn’t be sued for defamation for repeatedly promoting false conspiracy theories about the 2020 election being rigged because “no reasonable person would” believe that her comments “were truly statements of … Continue reading

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“US intelligence report says election fraud claims ‘will almost certainly’ spur more violence by domestic extremists”

CNN: US intelligence agencies believe that “narratives of fraud in the recent general election” and “the emboldening impact of the violent breach of the US Capitol” will “almost certainly” spur domestic extremists to try to engage in additional acts of … Continue reading

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“Was Election Denial Just a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme? Donors’ Lawsuits Look for Answers” (with Juicy Tidbits on True the Vote Lawsuit)

Some great reporting here from Richard Salame: Eshelman ultimately gave True the Vote a total of $2.5 million for its 2020 election efforts. True the Vote launched a massive undertaking in November to recruit whistleblowers, lobby legislatures, analyze data, and file lawsuits in … Continue reading

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Arizona Legislator (and Spouse of AZ Supreme Court Justice) Introduces Bill That Would Allow State Legislature to Overturn Voters’ Choice for President

Oh my: Republican legislators, still steamed about Joe Biden winning Arizona, have been furiously scheming various ways to make it more difficult for people to vote.There’s a bill that would allow only the most faithful party voters to automatically get early ballots and one … Continue reading

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“Watchdog Probes Whether Justice Department Officials Tried to Alter 2020 Election Results”

WSJ: The Justice Department’s inspector general said Monday his office will investigate whether department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn President Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.The announcement comes after news reports that former President Donald Trump considered moving to … Continue reading

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Blockbuster WSJ Report: “Trump Pressed Justice Department to Go Directly to Supreme Court to Overturn Election Results”

Jess Bravin and Sadie Gurman for WSJ: In his last weeks in office, former President Donald Trump considered moving to replace the acting attorney general with another official ready to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, and he pushed the Justice … Continue reading

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Bonkers NYT Story That Adds to Reasons to Disqualify Trump from Running Again: Trump Almost Fired the Acting Attorney General To Install at DOJ Someone to Push Baseless Voter Fraud Claims, and Only Threat of Mass Resignations Stopped It from Happening

Truly frightening story: The Justice Department’s top leaders listened in stunned silence this month: One of their peers, they were told, had devised a plan with President Donald J. Trump to oust Jeffrey A. Rosen as acting attorney general and … Continue reading

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“Shell companies and ‘dark money’ may hide details of Trump ties to DC protests”

Anna Massoglia for Open Secrets: Former President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign aides played key roles orchestrating a rally protesting certification of President-elect Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election before hundreds of rioters breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.  But the full extent … Continue reading

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