“McCarthy after ousting Cheney: ‘I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election'”

Politico: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday papered over the significant skepticism of the 2020 presidential election within the GOP just hours after his conference deposed Rep. Liz Cheney for criticizing fellow Republicans over that very issue.“I don’t think … Continue reading

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“‘You can’t make a change … by sitting on the sidelines’: Recruitment of ballot counters raises concerns”

Arizona Republic: The effort to recruit people to count ballots for the ongoing audit of Maricopa County’s presidential election results appears targeted in part at traditionally conservative groups — and some of the recruiters themselves appear to have far-right political leanings.One recruiter is … Continue reading

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“Arizona’s audit of fall presidential election could drag into summer. Will taxpayers get stuck with the bill?”

12News: Senate President Karen Fann rented the coliseum through May 14 for a recount and examination of 2.1 million Maricopa County ballots. Fann, a Prescott Republican, also signed an agreement allowing the county to retrieve its subpoenaed ballots and ballot-tabulating machines … Continue reading

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“Florida Republicans rushed to curb mail voting after Trump’s attacks on the practice. Now some fear it could lower GOP turnout.”

Amy Gardner for WaPo: Virtually every narrow Republican victor of the past generation — and there have been many, including two of the state’s current top officeholders, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Rick Scott — owes their victory, at least … Continue reading

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Far Right Wing Bloggers Who Believe That Alabama SOS John Merrill Protected Voting Rights Too Much (!) and That He Allowed for Voter Fraud Outed Explicit Details of His Extra-Marital Affair

Quite a story: A former Spanish teacher in North Carolina, Noel Fritsch has in recent years built a career as a conservative operative with a history of involvement in Republican campaigns and far-right causes across the country.Described by a political news … Continue reading

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“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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“Georgia’s GOP lieutenant governor says Giuliani’s false fraud claims helped lead to restrictive voting law”

CNN: A top Georgia Republican said Wednesday that Rudy Giuliani’s false claims of election fraud — which were presented before state lawmakers — created momentum for a package of voting rights restrictions that recently became state law.“This is really the fallout from … 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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