von Spakovsky Mischief: “No Democrats Allowed: A Conservative Lawyer Holds Secret Voter Fraud Meetings With State Election Officials”

ProPublica: Starting in early spring, as the coronavirus took hold, a conservative lawyer at the forefront of raising alarms about voting by mail held multiple private briefings exclusively for Republican state election officials, according to previously unreported public records.The lawyer, … Continue reading

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“Trump just repeated his ugliest claim about the election. Why isn’t it bigger news?”

Greg Sargent: Appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning, President Trump again told his supporters to believe that if the election doesn’t deliver the result they want, the outcome is inherently illegitimate — that there are no democratically legitimate circumstances under which he … Continue reading

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Republican EAC Commissioners Speaking on Zoom Call Organized by “Lawyers Democracy Fund” “to Analyze Effects of Vote-By-Mail Litigation in PA, IA, WI, and Across US”

This seems worthy of a deeper dive, particularly what Christy McCormick and Don Palmer should be saying about this topic: Lawyers Democracy Fund (calling itself “LDF”–hmm) seems to have a lot of overlap with RNLA and Honest Elections Project. … Continue reading

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Don’t Fall for Von Spakovsky’s “Tip of the Iceberg” Voter Fraud Bullshit Contained in Extensive Reuters Report on the Fraudulent Fraud Squad

Reuters does a deep dive into the small cadre of vote suppressors such as von Spakovsky, Christian Adams and Cleta Mitchell: This year, the Trump campaign and the Republican Party have cited concerns about voter fraud in a nationwide legal … Continue reading

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***Absolute Must Read:*** Ben Ginsberg, Noted Conservative Republican Election Lawyer, Calls Out Unsupported Republican Claims of Widespread Voter Fraud

When I linked to news last week that super lawyer Ben Ginsberg was retiring from Jones Day I wrote: Superstar election lawyer Ben, who served as national counsel for the Romney 2012 campaign, has been an important voice in recent … Continue reading

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“Sources Close to the President’s Reelection Campaign Tell Axios” That “Trump trashes mail voting in part because he sees the messaging as good cover if he loses to Joe Biden in November”

That’s in an article entitled “Scoop: Kevin McCarthy Warns Trump’s War on Mail Could Screw GOP.” The idea that Trump is attacking mail-in voting to give himself an excuse if he loses to Biden in November is the most benign … Continue reading

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“Barr claims a man collected 1,700 ballots and filled them out as he pleased. Prosecutors say that’s not what happened.” (Oops. Barr Blames Bad Summary He Was Given of the Case)

WaPo: In his latest warning about the dangers of mass mail-in voting, Attorney General William P. Barr pointed to a case in Texas that he said highlighted the risk of fraud.“Elections that have been held with mail have found substantial … Continue reading

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NY Post Runs Extensive Uncorroborated Story From Unnamed Supposed Democratic Operative Explaining His Alleged Extensive Use of Voter Fraud in New Jersey and Other States

Not clear why this supposed Bernie Sanders supporter would be going to the right-leaning tabloid with this story, and no corroboration that any of the alleged fraud happened. The Post offers only that they corroborated the person’s identity, rap sheet, … Continue reading

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“US intelligence officials say there’s no evidence to back up Trump’s claims about threats to mail-in voting”

CNN: US officials charged with protecting the 2020 election said Wednesday they have “no information or intelligence” that foreign countries, including Russia, are attempting to undermine any part of the mail-in voting process, contradicting President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly pushed false … Continue reading

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The Guardian Obtains and Posts Trump Campaign’s (Paltry) Evidence of Election Fraud to Support Its Attack on Mail-In Voting in Pennsylvania

The Guardian: Donald Trump’s campaign failed to produce any evidence of vote-by-mail fraud in Pennsylvania after a federal judge ordered it do so, according to a 524-page court filing obtained by the Guardian.The order came from US district judge Nicholas Ranjan, a Trump appointee, … Continue reading

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Echoing Reasons for Issuance of 1981 Consent Decree Against the RNC, Trump Threatens to Send Law Enforcement to Watch Polls. What Happens Next?

Back in 1981, the RNC agreed to a consent decree, which remained in place in various forms until 2017. It prevented the RNC from engaging in certain activities which intimidated minority voters. As I explained in this January 2019 Slate … Continue reading

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Trump Campaign Reportedly Provides Little Evidence of Mail-In Ballot Fraud to Support Its Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania Drop Boxes

The Intercept: In a motion last week, Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future and the Sierra Club called on the Trump campaign to provide evidence of the existence of voter fraud, arguing that the campaign’s lawsuit was “replete with salacious allegations and dire warnings” … Continue reading

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“Trump Likes Only Certain Kinds of Voters; His relentless attacks on mail-in ballots are part of a larger strategy. There is still time to keep the presidential election fair.”

I have written this oped for the New York Times. It begins: The threat to the 2020 election’s legitimacy finally broke through into everyday conversation last week. People who pay little attention to politics started talking about whether President Trump … Continue reading

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Trump Opposes More Funding Proposed by Democrats for USPS, Saying It Will Facilitate Universal Mail-in Voting and Allow the “Greatest Fraud in History”

More unsubstantiated rhetoric from the President (starting at the 10 minute mark). Christina Wilkie: Trump on the Post Office: "They don't have the money to do the mail in voting. Are they gonna do it even if they don't have … Continue reading

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Trump Made at Least 713 Statements and Tweets Since 2012 Calling Voting and Elections into Question, Including 91 from January through July of This Year

Incredible stats from Susan Glasser in the New Yorker: In fact, Trump’s attack on the legitimacy of the upcoming election has been intensifying for months, as his poll standing has sunk. Trump’s “Twitter Richter scale,” as the Democratic lawyer Norm … Continue reading

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“Mail-In Voting Is ‘Not Rampant Voter Fraud,’ Says Washington’s Top Election Official”

NPR: This past week, President Trump renewed his unsubstantiated claim that mail-in voting begets inaccurate or fraudulent results when he raised the prospect of delaying November’s election.“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the … Continue reading

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President Trump, in Fox News Interview, Suggests without Evidence that Mail-In Balloting with “Rig” the Election, Refuses to Say He Would Accept the Results of the 2020 Election

Transcript of interview with Chris Wallace: WALLACE: Two–TRUMP: That’s going to happen here–WALLACE: Two final questions—TRUMP: If he wins–WALLACE: In general, not talking about November, are you a good loser?TRUMP: I’m not a good loser. I don’t like to lose. … Continue reading

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Connecticut: “Election officials expect flood of absentee ballots for Aug. 11 primary and potential delays in reporting results; Republicans concerned about fraud”

Hartford Courant: “We have evidence of people who received absentee ballot applications who have been deceased for more than a decade,” Romano said, adding that the ballots are supposed to be sent only to active voters. “We found an example … Continue reading

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