“Yes, California Requires Signature Verification For Mail-In Ballots And Newsom Recall Petitions”

Politifact California: After Republicans seeking to recall California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said they had reached the number of signatures necessary to trigger a special election, one conservative influencer falsely claimed that the organizers have faced hurdles that voters in November’s election … 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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“Trump raised $31.5 million in the weeks after Election Day for his new leadership PAC, filing shows”

WaPo: Former president Donald Trump’s new political action committee raised $31.5 million in the weeks after Election Day through a flurry of fundraising appeals purporting to fight election fraud and help Republicans maintain their majority in the Senate, new filings show.But by … 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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“‘They Have Not Legitimately Won’: Pro-Trump Media Keeps the Disinformation Flowing

NYT: Forgoing any appeals for healing or reflection, right-wing media organizations that spread former President Donald J. Trump’s distortions about the 2020 election continued on Wednesday to push conspiracy theories about large-scale fraud, with some predicting more political conflict in the months … Continue reading

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“First it was ‘fraud,’ then they just didn’t like the rules: How Pa. Republicans justified trying to overturn an election”

Philly Inquirer: Yet the congressmen and others from Pennsylvania nevertheless spent months supporting the claim that widespread fraud, procedural decisions, or irregularities undermined the integrity of the election, lending their authority to the argument that the very foundation of American … Continue reading

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“‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’: In extraordinary hour-long call, Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor”

Amy Gardner exclusive for WaPo: President Trump urged fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia secretary of state, to “find” enough votes to overturn his defeat in an extraordinary one-hour phone call Saturday that legal scholars described as a flagrant abuse … Continue reading

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