2020 Election Deniers Seek Out Powerful Allies: County Sheriffs

Conservative activists are working to recruit the law enforcement officers to their cause. Several sheriffs have already clashed with election officials.

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How William Olson, Right-Wing Lawyer, Pitched Trump on a 2020 Election Plot

The role of William J. Olson in advising the president in late 2020, which has not previously been disclosed, shows how fringe figures were influencing him at a critical time.

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The Election Conspiracy Theories Driving Tina Peters to Run in Colorado

The county clerk has been consumed by election conspiracy theories, lionized by a movement and indicted in a bizarre scheme. Will Republicans nominate her to run elections in Colorado?

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How Influential Election Deniers Have Fueled a Fight to Control Elections

Several prominent promoters of election misinformation are backing a slate of Republican candidates running for secretary of state in races across the country.

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How Tucker Carlson Reshaped Fox News — and Became Trump’s Heir

As the host turned a civil war at Fox to his advantage, he found himself at the forefront of the nativist forces transforming conservative politics.

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Trump Allies Are Still Feeding the False 2020 Election Narrative

Fifteen months after they tried and failed to overturn the 2020 election, the same group of lawyers and associates is continuing efforts to decertify the vote, feeding a false narrative.

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Best of Late Night TV in 2021

A late-night target throughout his time in office, the former president remained a favorite subject, along with Covid’s ongoing impact and President Biden’s first year in the White House.

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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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Three false claims about the election made in Mike Lindell’s new film.

One America News ran an extensive disclaimer before the broadcast.

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The MyPillow Guy’s Fever Dream

In a bizarre, two-hour-plus disinfomercial on OANN, an election conspiracist sells a myth of a victory stolen.

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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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As Corporate America Flees Trump’s Side, MyPillow’s C.E.O. Stands by It

Since the siege on the Capitol, Mike Lindell, a strong supporter of President Trump, has continued advertising heavily while repeating misinformation about the election and the attack.

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