Andrew Giuliani Considers a Run for N.Y. Governor

Mr. Giuliani, 35, has never been elected to public office, and his most prominent government job was as a public liaison assistant and special assistant to the president for the Trump White House.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #elections-governors, #giuliani-andrew, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #republican-party

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Putin Authorized Russian Interference in 2020 Election, Report Says

The assessment was the intelligence community’s most comprehensive look at foreign efforts to interfere in the election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #iran, #office-of-the-director-of-national-intelligence, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #putin-vladimir-v, #ratcliffe-john-lee-1965, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Representative Eric Swalwell Sues Trump Over Capitol Riot

The suit by Representative Eric Swalwell accuses Donald J. Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 attack and conspiring to prevent Congress from formalizing President Biden’s victory.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #brooks-morris-jackson, #democratic-party, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #swalwell-eric-m

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Sacha Baron Cohen Has a Message for Mark Zuckerberg

The actor who, as Borat, drew our attention to racism, misogyny and autocratic propaganda calls out the social media companies who profit off these trends.

#cohen-sacha-baron, #facebook-inc, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Congressional Committee Presses Cable Providers on Election Fraud Claims

Before a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked cable companies what they did to combat “the spread of misinformation.”

#att-inc, #comcast-corporation, #dorsey-jack, #eshoo-anna-g, #fox-news-channel, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #house-committee-on-energy-and-commerce, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #one-america-news-network, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Using an Anti-Klan Law Against Trump’s Clan

The recent federal lawsuit against Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani is forcing us into a much-needed history lesson.

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N.A.A.C.P. Sues Trump and Giuliani Over Election Fight and Jan. 6 Riot

The civil rights group brought the suit on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, with other Democrats in Congress expected to join as plaintiffs.

#black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #ku-klux-klan, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #oath-keepers, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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In Georgia, a New District Attorney Starts Circling Trump and His Allies

Fani Willis has opened a criminal investigation into efforts by the Trump camp to overturn the former president’s loss in Georgia. In an interview, Ms. Willis described a wide-ranging inquiry.

#elections-district-attorneys, #fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

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For the Defense: Twisted Facts and Other Staples of the Trump Playbook

The lawyers representing the former president in his impeachment trial are the latest in a rotating cast that has always had trouble satisfying a mercurial and headstrong client.

#castor-bruce-1961, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #cohn-roy-marcus, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #herschmann-eric-d, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #schoen-david-i, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #van-der-veen-michael-t

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Trump Justice Department Sought to Block Search of Giuliani Records

Manhattan prosecutors had been prepared to seek a search warrant for electronic records related to powerful Ukrainians who had helped Rudolph Giuliani dig for dirt on the Biden family.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #justice-department, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #united-states-attorneys, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Fox Files Motion to Dismiss Smartmatic’s $2.7 Billion Defamation Suit

In a court filing, Rupert Murdoch’s media company says it had the right to broadcast the debunked claims of election fraud promoted by President Donald Trump’s legal team on Fox News and Fox Business.

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The $2.7 Billion Case Against Fox News

Smartmatic, an election technology company, filed a billion-dollar lawsuit against the network over what the company says are false claims about its role in the 2020 election. We hear from Smartmatic’s C.E.O. and lawyer.

#cable-television, #compensation-for-damages-law, #fox-news-channel, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #television, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Lev Parnas, Giuliani Associate, Faces New Fraud Accusations

The Securities and Exchange Commission claimed in a lawsuit that Mr. Parnas and a business partner duped investors in a start-up called Fraud Guarantee.

#campaign-finance, #correia-david-p-1975, #frauds-and-swindling, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #impeachment, #parnas-lev, #securities-and-commodities-violations, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Sleight of Hand: Shouting Fraud, Pocketing Donors’ Cash for Future

With breathless, often misleading appeals, the former president promised small donors that he was using the money to fight the election results, but in fact stored much of it for future use.

#campaign-finance, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #philanthropy, #political-advertising, #powell-sidney-attorney, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j

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As Trump Raked In Cash Denying His Loss, Little Went to Actual Legal Fight

The picture that emerged in new campaign finance reports was of Donald J. Trump waging a public relations effort to falsely argue that he had won the election rather than mounting a serious legal push.

#actblue, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #philanthropy, #powell-sidney-attorney, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #winred

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Trump Parts Ways With Lead Impeachment Lawyer

The move comes a little over a week before the former president’s Senate trial is set to begin and after a frantic search to secure a lead lawyer for his defense team.

#giuliani-rudolph-w, #herschmann-eric-d, #impeachment, #legal-profession, #paul-rand, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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.”

#dominion-voting-systems-corp, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Giuliani and Bill O’Reilly Still Have a Major Platform in New York

A popular radio station in Manhattan has become a haven where conservative hosts like Rudolph Giuliani can defend Donald Trump.

#catsimatidis-john-a, #cumulus-media-inc, #curanaj-lidia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #radio, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wabc, #wlir

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Calls Intensify to Censure Giuliani for His Work as Trump’s Lawyer

Two dozen prominent lawyers, including judges and former federal prosecutors, signed a formal complaint seeking the suspension of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s law license.

#chung-christine, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #legal-profession, #new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Trump Prepares Pardon Wave for Final Hours

Among those under consideration for grants of clemency are the former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and the rapper Lil Wayne.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #bannon-stephen-k, #cipollone-pat-a, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #dershowitz-alan-m, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #kushner-charles, #kushner-jared, #lil-wayne, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #manafort-paul-j, #silver-sheldon, #stone-roger-j-jr, #tolman-brett, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #trump-eric-f-1984, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weisselberg-allen

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Your Evening Briefing: Inauguration and Executive Orders

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Prospect of Pardons in Final Days Fuels Market to Buy Access to Trump

The president’s allies have collected tens of thousands of dollars — and potentially much more — from people seeking pardons.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #corruption-institutional, #dowd-john-m, #giorno-karen, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #justice-department, #kiriakou-john-c, #legal-profession, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #tolman-brett, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walters-william-t

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Late Night: Shocker. Trump Stiffs Giuliani and Won’t Take His Calls.

“Impeachment was great, but there really is no more perfect way for this to end than Trump stiffing Rudy,” Seth Meyers said.

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After 2 Impeachments, Giuliani Vows to Continue His Fervor for Trump

White House officials are universally angry with Rudolph W. Giuliani and blame him for both of President Trump’s impeachments. But he remains one of few people still willing to join Mr. Trump in the foxhole.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #impeachment, #legal-profession, #presidential-election-of-2020, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In New York, Fallout From the Capitol Riot

The son of a Brooklyn judge was arrested over his role in the riot, and Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would review its ties with the Trump Organization.

#de-blasio-bill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #hoylman-brad-m, #katko-john-1962, #mostofsky-aaron, #mostofsky-steven-shlomo, #new-york-city, #reynolds-r-j-tobacco-co, #smoking-and-tobacco, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-organization

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Pence Said to Have Told Trump He Lacks Power to Change Election Result

A day before he presides over a joint session of Congress to ratify Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory, the vice president tried to lower the president’s expectations while seeking ways to mollify him.

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The ‘Red Slime’ Lawsuit That Could Sink Right-Wing Media

Voting machine companies threaten “highly dangerous” cases against Fox, Newsmax and OAN, says Floyd Abrams.

#bartiromo-maria, #conspiracy-theories, #dobbs-lou, #freedom-of-the-press, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #mugica-antonio, #news-and-news-media, #pirro-jeanine, #powell-sidney-attorney, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #smartmatic, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #voting-machines

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With Trump Fading, Ukraine’s President Looks to a Reset With the U.S.

“They roped us in, but I think we behaved with dignity,” Volodymyr Zelensky said of his encounter with American politics.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

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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.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cipollone-pat-a, #dominion-voting-systems-corp, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #powell-sidney-attorney, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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He Wanted to Count Every Vote in Philadelphia. His Party Had Other Ideas.

When Donald Trump’s campaign tried to overturn the election results in Pennsylvania, Al Schmidt found himself trapped between his party and his principles.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #lewandowski-corey-1975, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #toomey-patrick-j, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Material From Giuliani Spurred a Separate Justice Dept. Pursuit of Hunter Biden

The inquiry, based out of Pittsburgh, was run parallel to an investigation in Delaware and raised alarms among F.B.I. agents about politicization.

#barr-william-p, #biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brady-scott, #delaware, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #justice-department, #pittsburgh-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-attorneys, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Covid Meds Are Scarce, but Not for Trump Cronies

Rudy Giuliani got monoclonal antibodies. You probably can’t.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #health-and-human-services-department, #hospitals, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #trump-donald-j

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Some Covid Patients Are More Equal Than Others

Readers are dismayed that Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie went ahead of the line in receiving virus treatment. Also: Better not to prosecute Donald Trump.

#christie-christopher-j, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump and Friends Got Coronavirus Care Many Others Couldn’t

Rudolph W. Giuliani became the latest in President Trump’s inner circle to boast about the treatment he received for Covid-19, as hospitals across the country ration care.

#carson-benjamin-s, #christie-christopher-j, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #eli-lilly-and-company, #ethics-personal, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #shortages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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After Trump’s Loss in Arizona, State Republicans Hurl Insults at One Another

A top Republican told the governor to “shut the hell up.” Another official described a lawmaker as a resident of “Crazytown.” All this in a state where the party recently reigned supreme.

#arizona, #bowers-rusty, #ducey-doug-1964, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #ward-kelli-1969

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Late Night Lampoons Giuliani, ‘America’s Sprayer’

“Sadly, this Covid test is the only positive thing to come out of Rudy Giuliani in four years,” Jimmy Kimmel joked on Monday.

#colbert-stephen, #corden-james-1978, #fallon-jimmy, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #kimmel-jimmy, #late-night-with-seth-meyers-tv-program, #late-show-with-stephen-colbert-tv-program, #meyers-seth, #noah-trevor-1984, #the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-tv-program, #the-late-late-show-with-james-corden-tv-program, #the-tonight-show-tv-program, #trump-donald-j

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Late Night: Vaccinating Ex-Presidents Is Hardly Must-See TV

Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton offered to take a coronavirus vaccine on camera. Jimmy Kimmel isn’t worried about losing viewers to that program.

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Who’ll Be Pardoned for What? Stephen Colbert Invites You to Guess

Colbert made a game out of the speculation about presidential pardons: “You have to match the person to their crime, and there are no wrong answers.”

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Giuliani Is Said to Have Discussed a Pardon With Trump

Their talks occurred as the president’s lawyer continued to loudly promote baseless claims of widespread election fraud that cost Mr. Trump the election.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Dinkins and Giuliani Foretold the Future of American Politics

Mayoral elections in New York City helped blaze an unhappy trail to our national state of two warring camps.

#bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #dinkins-david-n, #elections-mayors, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #new-york-city, #nineteen-hundred-eighties, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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In Harsh Rebuke, Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Election Challenge in Pennsylvania

“Voters, not lawyers, choose the president,” a judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in the 21-page repudiation of Mr. Trump’s legal effort to halt Pennsylvania’s certification process.

#bibas-stephanos, #decisions-and-verdicts, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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At New York’s Nadir, Dinkins Gave the City the ‘Freedom to Imagine’

An assessment of the former mayor, who died on Monday, reveals how he nourished innovation and laid founding stones for a modern city.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dinkins-david-n, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #homeless-persons, #mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

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David Dinkins Kept Loving Tennis, No Matter Who Mocked Him

The expansion of the National Tennis Center in Queens was among the signature achievements of the former mayor, who still played into his late 80s.

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Reaction to David Dinkins’s Death

Rudolph Giuliani said on Twitter that Mr. Dinkins, his predecessor as New York City’s mayor, had given “a great deal of his life in service to our great City.”

#deaths-obituaries, #dinkins-david-n, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #mayors, #new-york-city

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Late Night Won’t Let Trump’s Legal Team Forget Sidney Powell So Easily

Stephen Colbert said the disavowed lawyer and conspiracy theorist had been invited to a news conference last week by mistake, joking, “They meant to invite Sidney Powell Total Landscaping.”

#colbert-stephen, #fallon-jimmy, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #jimmy-kimmel-live-tv-program, #kimmel-jimmy, #late-night-with-seth-meyers-tv-program, #late-show-with-stephen-colbert-tv-program, #meyers-seth, #the-tonight-show-tv-program, #trump-donald-j

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David Dinkins Doesn’t Think He Failed. He Might Be Right.

He was a historic figure, New York’s first black mayor. At 90, he reflects on a city on the brink. Was it his fault? Or did he start the recovery?

#blacks, #dinkins-david-n, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #mayors, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government

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Trump Contrives His Stab-in-the-Back Myth

An obscene conspiracy theory from the past echoes loudly in the present.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #germany, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Who is Sidney Powell? The Lawyer Behind Wild Voting Conspiracy Theories

A frequent guest on conservative radio and TV, she briefly became a public face of the Trump campaign before being cut loose on Sunday.

#elections, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #powell-sidney-attorney, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j

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Trump’s Legal Farce Is Having Tragic Results

There is nothing funny about the Republican Party’s multipronged attack on voting rights.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #federal-courts-us, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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What Makes Trump’s Subversion Efforts So Alarming? His Collaborators

The president has been trying to dismantle our shared beliefs about democracy. And now, his fellow Republicans are helping him.

#democratic-party, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #voting-and-voters

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