In Wisconsin, Robin Vos Fires the 2020 Election Investigator He Hired

Robin Vos, the speaker of the State Assembly, said he was ending a widely criticized 14-month inquiry into the state’s 2020 results led by Michael Gableman, a former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice.

#gableman-michael-j, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vos-robin-j, #wisconsin

The Absurd Argument Against Making Trump Obey the Law

Don’t give the former president’s fans an insurrectionist veto.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #comey-james-b, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #search-and-seizure, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

F.B.I. Seizure of Scott Perry’s Phone Is Sign of Escalating Election Inquiry

Representative Scott Perry’s lawyer said he was told he is not a target of the Justice Department’s expanding inquiry into one element of the effort to keep Donald J. Trump in power after his loss in 2020.

#clark-jeffrey-b-1967, #eastman-john-c, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #inspectors-general, #justice-department, #perry-scott-g-1962, #presidential-election-of-2020, #search-and-seizure, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Two Trump Scenarios

What should you make of the F.B.I.’s search of Donald Trump’s home? We offer a guide.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #decisions-and-verdicts, #elections, #internal-storyline-no, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Arizonans Trusted Kari Lake to Tell It Straight on TV. Will They Trust Her as Governor?

The former news anchor is running on falsehoods about the 2020 election. She is undeterred about her chances in November: ‘I am beloved by people.’

#arizona, #elections-governors, #lake-kari-a, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #taylor-robson-karrin

The Strength of Our Political Loyalties Changes Our Actual Beliefs

We are pulling apart from each other in a way that Is making the problem worse.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #income-inequality, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #whites

Wisconsin Republicans Embrace Trump in a Race Defined by 2020 Grievances

Tim Michels, the former president’s choice in the primary for governor, beat an establishment-backed rival to set up a closely watched November race against Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat.

#elections-governors, #evers-tony-1951, #kleefisch-rebecca, #michels-tim-1962, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #ramthun-timothy-s-1957, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vos-robin-j, #wisconsin

The F.B.I. Search of Trump’s Home Has No Precedent. It’s a Risky Gamble.

The search of former President Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is a high-risk gamble by the Justice Department, but Mr. Trump faces risks of his own.

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Giuliani Told to Come to Georgia by Train, Bus or Uber

A judge in Atlanta tentatively ordered Rudolph W. Giuliani to appear before a special grand jury investigating meddling in the 2020 election.

#atlanta-ga, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #mcburney-robert-c-i, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #willis-fani-t

Michigan Officials Push to Investigate Matthew DePerno in 2020 Election Scheme

Revelations of possible meddling have set off a political tsunami in a critical battleground state, as the attorney general seeks an independent inquiry into her likely rival on the ballot this fall.

#attorneys-general, #benson-jocelyn, #deperno-matthew, #michigan, #nessel-dana, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-machines

Trump Asked Aide Why His Generals Couldn’t Be Like Hitler’s, Book Says

Mr. Trump once asked his chief of staff why his military leadership couldn’t be more like the German generals who had reported to Adolf Hitler, according to an excerpt.

#baker-peter, #glasser-susan, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #milley-mark-a, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

New Book Chronicles Trump’s Fraught Relationship With Top Military Officials

Mr. Trump once asked his chief of staff why his military leadership couldn’t be more like the German generals who had reported to Adolf Hitler, according to an excerpt.

#baker-peter, #glasser-susan, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #milley-mark-a, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

In Wisconsin Primary, G.O.P. Voters Call for Decertifying 2020 Election

Donald Trump’s supporters have turned anger over his defeat two years ago, and the false notion that it can still be reversed, into central campaign issues ahead of the battleground state’s primary.

#kleefisch-rebecca, #michels-tim, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #vos-robin-j, #wisconsin

How Arizona Became an Abyss of Election Conspiracy Theories

This week’s primaries showed how Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election have gripped Arizona Republicans. To learn why, we spoke with a reporter who has deeply covered the state.

#arizona, #finchem-mark-w, #hamadeh-abraham, #internal-sub-only-nl, #lake-kari-a, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

How the Claremont Institute Became a Nerve Center of the American Right

They made the intellectual case for Trump. Now they believe the country is in a cultural civil war.

#1776-commission, #buckley-william-f-jr, #claremont-calif, #claremont-institute, #claremont-review-of-books, #eastman-john-c, #goldwater-barry-m, #jaffa-harry-v-1918-2015, #kesler-charles-r, #liberalism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

John Eastman Proposed Challenging Georgia Senate Elections in Search of Fraud

On the day of President Biden’s inauguration, John Eastman suggested looking for voting irregularities in Georgia — and asked for help being paid the $270,000 he billed the Trump campaign.

#eastman-john-c, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #justice-department, #ossoff-jon, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #warnock-raphael-g

Lawmakers Urge Electoral Count Changes to Fix Flaws Trump Exploited

Lawmakers in both parties are eager to act after former President Donald J. Trump and his allies sought to exploit a 135-year-old law to overturn the 2020 election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blunt-roy-d, #collins-susan-m, #electoral-count-act-1887, #klobuchar-amy, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate-committee-on-rules-and-administration, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

In 4 Swing States, G.O.P. Election Deniers Could Oversee Voting

Arizona and Michigan have joined Pennsylvania and Nevada in elevating Republican candidates for governor and secretary of state who reject the 2020 outcome and might do the same for future elections.

#arizona, #deperno-matthew, #finchem-mark-w, #governors-us, #karamo-kristina, #lake-kari-a, #michigan, #midterm-elections-2022, #nevada, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Meijer’s Defeat Shows Republican Intolerance for Trump’s Antagonists

In Michigan, primary voters rejected the young conservative who voted to impeach Trump, while two other Republicans who did so fought for political survival in Washington.

#conservatism-us-politics, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #gibbs-john, #herrera-beutler-jaime, #house-of-representatives, #kent-joe-1980, #meijer-peter, #newhouse-dan-1965, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Giuliani Is Unlikely to Face Criminal Charges in Lobbying Inquiry

A federal investigation into Donald Trump’s former lawyer over his work in Ukraine during the 2020 campaign is winding down with no indictment expected.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #burisma-holdings-ltd, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #firtash-dmitry-v, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #group-df, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #parnas-lev, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Has Big Plans for 2025

Ignore them at your peril.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #axios-media-inc, #campaign-finance, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #political-action-committees, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #presidential-transition-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Justice Dept. Subpoenas Pat Cipollone, Trump White House Counsel

Mr. Cipollone is the highest-ranking White House official in the lead-up to Jan. 6 who is known to have been called to testify by federal investigators.

#cipollone-pat-a, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #subpoenas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump-Backed Conspiracy Theorist Vies to Take Over Arizona Elections

Mark Finchem, a full-throated MAGA warrior, is a leading contender to be Arizona’s next secretary of state. He has said he won’t concede if he loses.

#absentee-voting, #arizona, #conspiracy-theories, #elections, #finchem-mark-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Why Andrew Yang’s New Third Party Is Bound to Fail

You can’t take the conflict out of politics. Nor should you want to.

#bryan-william-jennings, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #electoral-college, #presidential-election-of-1968, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #slavery-historical, #states-us, #third-party-politics-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wallace-george-c, #yang-andrew-1975

2016 Campaign Looms Large as Justice Dept. Pursues Jan. 6 Inquiry

Top officials at the department and the F.B.I. appear intent on avoiding any errors that could taint the current investigation or provide ammunition for a backlash.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #garland-merrick-b, #ohr-bruce, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Fake Electors Scheme, Explained

The plan to reverse the outcome of the 2020 election by creating slates of electors pledged to Donald Trump in states he had lost was expansive, long-running and often confusing.

#chesebro-kenneth, #clark-jeffrey-b-1967, #eastman-john-c, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

Class Divisions Harden Into Battle Lines in Arizona’s Republican Primary

The race has highlighted the gap between G.O.P. voters who have profited from Arizona’s prosperity, and those who feel left out and are eager to punish the Republican establishment at the polls.

#arizona, #ducey-doug-1964, #lake-kari-a, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #taylor-robson-karrin, #trump-donald-j

Red and Blue America Will Never Be the Same

There are long-term trends for both parties to be happy about.

#democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #minorities, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Justice Dept. Asking Witnesses About Trump in Its Jan. 6 Investigation

Federal prosecutors sought information about the former president’s role in the efforts to overturn the election as the inquiry accelerates.

#garland-merrick-b, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #jacob-gregory-f-1974, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #short-marc, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Emails Reveal Details of Trump Fake Electors Plan

Previously undisclosed communications among Trump campaign aides and outside advisers provide new insight into their efforts to overturn the election in the weeks leading to Jan. 6.

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How Elise Stefanik Became ‘Ultra-MAGA and Proud of It’

The changing politics of the No. 3 House Republican leader tell us a lot about the transformation of the G.O.P.

#elections, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Sharp Contrasts With Other Jan. 6 Inquiries Increase Pressure on Garland

The continued revelations from the House select committee and the rapid pace of the Georgia investigation have left the Justice Department on the defensive.

#garland-merrick-b, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #willis-fani-t

QAnon Candidates Aren’t Thriving, but Some of Their Ideas Are

While few with ties to the conspiracy theory are winning their primaries, themes pushed by QAnon followers have become Republican talking points.

#conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #lake-kari-a, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #watkins-ron-1987-88

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.

#conspiracy-theories, #engelbrecht-catherine, #lindell-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sheriffs, #true-the-vote, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

We Can’t Afford Not to Prosecute Trump

He will never willingly walk away from the presidency. It was the greatest grift of his life.

#house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

On the Docket: Atlanta v. Trumpworld

Eighteen months into a criminal investigation of election interference by Donald J. Trump and his allies, a Georgia prosecutor is beginning to show the broad contours of her inquiry.

#atlanta-ga, #chesebro-kenneth, #deason-jacki-pick, #dekalb-county-ga, #eastman-john-c, #eisen-norman-l, #ellis-jenna-attorney, #frauds-and-swindling, #fulton-county-ga, #garland-merrick-b, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #hice-jody-1960, #jones-burt-1979, #jordan-jennifer-1958, #kemp-brian-p, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-1960, #presidential-election-of-2020, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #willis-fani-t

A Hidden New Threat to U.S. Elections

Some Republican-led counties are refusing to certify election results — a move that could throw American democracy into chaos if it becomes widespread.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Jan. 6 Hearings Did a Great Service, by Making Great TV

Investigating a threat to democracy was always going to be important. But this time, it also managed to be buzzworthy.

#cheney-liz, #goldston-james, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #television, #thompson-bennie-g

Bipartisan Senate Group Strikes Deal to Rewrite Electoral Count Act

The changes outlined by the senators are intended to prevent a repeat of the effort on Jan. 6, 2021, to overturn the presidential election in Congress.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #collins-susan-m, #electoral-count-act-1887, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Giuliani Ordered to Testify in Georgia Criminal Investigation

After Rudolph W. Giuliani failed to show for a hearing in Manhattan, a Georgia judge ordered him to testify as part of an investigation into election interference in the state.

#beach-brandon-1961, #bragg-alvin, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #hice-jody-1960, #jones-burt-1979, #mcburney-robert-c-i, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Pence Backs Trump Loyalists and Skeptics in House Elections

Mike Pence has quietly helped Republican candidates despite their loyalty to Donald J. Trump and support for his election lies, which placed Mr. Pence’s life at risk.

#bacon-don-1963, #banks-jim-1979, #cheney-liz, #feenstra-randy, #house-of-representatives, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #kemp-brian-p, #lahood-darin, #miller-meeks-mariannette, #national-republican-campaign-committee, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #taylor-robson-karrin, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zeldin-lee-m

Trump Electors Targeted in Georgia Criminal Inquiry

A prosecutor in Atlanta is investigating interference in the 2020 presidential election, an inquiry that has engulfed Donald J. Trump and many of his allies.

#fulton-county-ga, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #jones-burt-1979, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

How ‘Stop the Steal’ Captured the American Right

The movement to reinstate President Trump has gone far beyond him — and now threatens the future of American elections.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #griffin-couy, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #washington-dc

Georgia Congressman Jody Hice Subpoenaed in Trump Inquiry

Representative Jody Hice has been one of the most vocal proponents of false claims that Donald J. Trump won the 2020 presidential election.

#georgia, #hice-jody-1960, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conspiracy-theories, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #justice-department, #legal-profession, #lindell-mike, #my-pillow-inc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #washington-dc, #william-j-olson

Prosecutor Warns Georgia Officials They May Face Charges in Trump Inquiry

The investigation could prove to be one of the most perilous legal problems facing the former president and his allies.

#beach-brandon, #fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #jones-burt, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #shafer-david, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #willis-fani-t

Trump: A Brat, but Not a Child

Trump should not escape responsibility for his self-imposed ignorance.

#blow-charles-m, #criminal-justice, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #moses-pamela, #presidential-election-of-2020, #tennessee, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Jan. 6 Panel Will Turn Over Evidence on Fake Electors to the Justice Dept.

The department has asked the House committee investigating the Capitol attack to share transcripts regarding the false electors scheme, the only topic it has broached with the panel.

#house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #thompson-bennie-g, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Many American Voters Want to Upend System, Poll Finds

Desire for structural changes cuts across both parties, a Times/Siena College poll found, but for starkly different reasons. Even Democrats now question if the government is a force for good.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Poll Shows Tight Race for Control of Congress as Class Divide Widens

Nonwhite and working-class Democrats worry more about the economy, while white college graduates focus more on cultural issues like abortion rights and guns.

#abortion, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision