Rudy Giuliani at Center of Georgia’s Trump Investigation

Of all the legal threats Rudy Giuliani faces, the criminal inquiry into efforts to reverse the 2020 Georgia election may be the most dire.

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First Amendment Scholars Want to See the Media Lose These Cases

Some legal experts say it is time to draw a sharp line between protected speech and harmful disinformation.

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Jan. 6 Panel Examining Trump’s Role in Proposals to Seize Voting Machines

The House committee is looking into efforts by the former president’s outside advisers to create a legal basis for national security agencies to help reverse his defeat in 2020.

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Phil Waldron’s Unlikely Role in Pushing Baseless Election Claims

Phil Waldron, who owns a bar in Texas, is a case study in how pro-Trump fringe players managed to get a hearing for conspiracy theories at the highest level during the presidential transition.

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Fox News’ Request to Dismiss Dominion’s Defamation Suit Is Rejected

Dominion, an election technology company, has accused the network of defaming it by spreading false claims that it was involved in rigging vote counts in the 2020 election.

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Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Retired Colonel Who Shared Plan to Overturn Election

Phil Waldron has been under scrutiny since a 38-page PowerPoint he circulated was turned over to the panel by former President Donald J. Trump’s last chief of staff.

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Trump Campaign Knew Lawyers’ Dominion Claims Were Baseless, Memo Shows

Days before lawyers allied with Donald Trump gave a news conference promoting election conspiracy theories, his campaign had determined that many of those claims were false, court filings reveal.

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How G.O.P. Election Reviews Created a New Security Threat

As Republicans continue to challenge the 2020 results, voting equipment is being compromised when partisan insiders and unvetted operatives gain access.

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Judge Orders Sanctions Against Pro-Trump Lawyers Over Election Lawsuit

Sidney Powell, L. Lin Wood and seven other lawyers deceived federal courts and debased the judicial process, a federal judge wrote.

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How Eric Coomer Became the ‘Perfect Villain’ for Voting Conspiracists

Eric Coomer had an election-security job at Dominion Voting Systems. He also had posted anti-Trump messages on Facebook. What happened next ruined his life.

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Trump Pressed Official to Wield Justice Dept. to Back Election Claims

The former president began pressuring his acting attorney general even before announcing that his predecessor was stepping down, emails show.

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Fox News Files to Dismiss Dominion’s Lawsuit Over 2020 Election Coverage

The Rupert Murdoch-controlled company argues that news networks cannot be penalized for presenting a president’s claims about electoral interference, even if they prove false.

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‘We Can’t Indulge These Insane Lies’: Arizona G.O.P. Split on Vote Audit

Top local Republicans are hitting back at Donald J. Trump and fellow party members in the State Senate over a review of Arizona ballots.

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Newsmax Apologizes for False Claims of Vote-Rigging by a Dominion Employee

The right-wing news site said it had found “no evidence” for pro-Trump conspiracy theories about Eric Coomer, who was Dominion’s director of product strategy and security.

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Half a Year After Trump’s Defeat, Arizona Republicans Are Recounting the Vote

An audit of the vote in Arizona’s most populous county was meant to mollify angry Trump voters. But it is being criticized as a partisan exercise more than a fact-finding one.

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How Kids, Lawsuits and Legislation Can Save Democracy

Three ways out of America’s infodemic.

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Dominion Sues Fox News, Claiming Defamation in Election Coverage

Dominion Voting Systems, an election technology company, accused the news channel of advancing lies that devastated its reputation and business.

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MyPillow C.E.O. Mike Lindell Sued Over Election Fraud Claims

The complaint alleges that Mr. Lindell “exploited” false claims about election fraud to support sales of his own business.

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Lawsuits Take the Lead in Fight Against Disinformation

Defamation cases have made waves across an uneasy right-wing media landscape, from Fox to Newsmax.

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MyPillow C.E.O.’s Trump Conspiracy Theories Put Company on the Spot

Retailers have stopped carrying its products, though Mike Lindell, the founder and face of MyPillow, blamed “cancel culture” and said he didn’t think it would last.

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Rudy Giuliani Sued by Dominion Voting Systems Over False Election Claims

The suit against Mr. Giuliani, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump who pushed to overturn the election results, accuses him of carrying out “a viral disinformation campaign.”

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Inside the Billion-Dollar War Against Right-Wing Conspiracists

John Poulos is the C.E.O. of Dominion Voting Systems. His $1.3 billion suit against an ex-Trump lawyer might be the “first step” in a powerful fight against actual fake news.

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Transcript: President Trump’s Phone Call With Georgia Election Officials

The president pressured Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn the results of the election in an hourlong phone conversation. Here is a transcript of the audio recording.

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Fact-Checking Trump’s Debunked Election Claims in Georgia Call

The president recited a number of viral online falsehoods involving dead voters, Dominion voting machines, shredded ballots and a water leak, among other baseless claims of fraud.

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Trump Repeats Debunked Election Claims in Call With Georgia Official

The president recited a number of viral online falsehoods involving dead voters, Dominion voting machines, shredded ballots and a water leak, among other baseless claims of fraud.

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Trump’s Fraud Claims Died in Court, But the Myth of Stolen Elections Lives On

For years, Republicans have used the specter of cheating as a reason to impose barriers to ballot access. A definitive debunking of claims of wrongdoing in 2020 has not changed that message.

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Georgia Senate Runoff Targeted by Misinformation ‘Superspreaders’

The conservative social media personalities that spread baseless rumors of election fraud are starting to focus on the races that will decide control of the Senate.

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Trump Discussed Naming Sidney Powell as Special Counsel on Election Fraud

In a meeting at the White House on Friday, the president weighed appointing Sidney Powell, who promoted conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines, to probe voter fraud.

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No, Dominion voting machines did not cause widespread voting problems.

Some Republicans said that software from the company caused widespread problems. Evidence shows that it did not.

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Anatomy of an Election ‘Meltdown’ in Georgia

New voting machines and the pandemic exacerbated distrust of the state’s oversight of elections and voter access. What does this mean for November?

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