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

How Some Parents Changed Their Politics in the Pandemic

They were once Democrats and Republicans. But fears for their children in the pandemic transformed their thinking, turning them into single-issue voters for November’s midterms.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #masks, #midterm-elections-2022, #parenting, #project-democracy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

With Crisis Everywhere, Do Democracies Have an Edge?

The challenges of pandemic and climate change are being closely studied, but have done little so far to settle the eternal debate over whether authoritarian governments or democracies fare better in hard times.

#democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #project-democracy

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.

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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

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.

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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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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

What Croydon, a ‘Live Free or Die’ Town, Learned About Democracy

A cautionary tale from Croydon, N.H., where one man tried to foist a change so drastic it jolted a community out of political indifference.

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7 Trump Allies Subpoenaed in Georgia Criminal Investigation

Rudy Giuliani, Lindsey Graham, John Eastman and several others in the former president’s orbit were subpoenaed in the election meddling inquiry.

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On Conservative Radio, Misleading Message Is Clear: ‘Democrats Cheat’

Election fraud claims from 2020 are widespread on talk radio, contributing to the belief that the midterm results cannot be trusted.

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Biden Calls Supreme Court Ruling on Roe v. Wade ‘Outrageous Behavior’

The president also said for the first time that he supported ending the filibuster to codify the right to abortion.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hutchinson-cassidy, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #polls-and-public-opinion, #project-democracy, #secret-service, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Women Will Save Us

In the face of recent threats to the country, women have stepped up more than men.

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‘Let the people in’

Trump and his top aides knew that the Jan. 6 rally was likely to turn violent.

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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.

#dominion-voting-systems-corp, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #smartmatic-sgo-group, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

The Jan. 6 Hearings Have Been So Much Better Than I Expected

They might even change a few minds.

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

As Midterms Loom, Meta C.E.O. Shifts Focus Away From Elections

Mark Zuckerberg, who once said securing elections was “the most important thing,” has shifted Meta’s focus to the metaverse. That may have real-world implications.

#computers-and-the-internet, #elections, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #twitter, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #whistle-blowers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Jan. 6 Hearings Underscore Hard Truths About Democracy

When political leaders face a constitutional crisis, like that of Jan. 6, the process of collectively deciding how to respond can be messy, arbitrary, and sometimes change the nature of the system itself.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #elections, #latin-america, #politics-and-government, #presidential-transition-us, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

Amid Jan. 6 Revelations, Election Lies Still Dominate the G.O.P.

The hearings have demolished the myth of a stolen presidential election, but with the 2022 primary season in full tilt, the revelations have not loosened the grip of the lie on Republicans.

#flores-mayra-1986, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Normalizing Mass Hysteria

We are now living in an age of political mass hysteria led by Donald Trump’s election lies.

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Republicans Who Deny 2020 Election Results Press Closer to Power

Midway through primary season, the party has nominated several candidates who deny the 2020 outcome for posts that will have significant sway over the 2024 presidential election.

#elections-governors, #elections-secretary-of-state, #marchant-jim-1956, #mastriano-doug, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #project-democracy, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

Why Voting Disinformation Is Not Just Online

A survey by election researchers argues that efforts to confuse or scare away prospective voters disproportionately target minority groups in battleground states.

#absentee-voting, #computers-and-the-internet, #elections, #political-advertising, #project-democracy, #rumors-and-misinformation

How Bolsonaro Is Using the Military to Challenge Brazil’s Election

Despite little evidence of past fraud, President Jair Bolsonaro has long raised doubts about Brazil’s electoral process. Now the military is expressing similar concerns.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #elections, #project-democracy, #sullivan-jacob-j-1976, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

How Journalists Wrestle With Covering Threats to Democracy

A new report challenges news outlets to provide richer, more urgent coverage of the rise of authoritarian movements in the United States and abroad.

#freedom-of-the-press, #internal-sub-only-nl, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-post

6 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Crime was on voters’ minds in California, and for Republican incumbents in the House, a vote for a bipartisan Jan. 6 inquiry loomed large.

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How Jared Kushner Washed His Hands of Donald Trump Before Jan. 6

Mr. Kushner’s role in the final months of the Trump White House could come into sharp relief once the committee investigating the attack on the Capitol opens hearings.

#kushner-jared, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government

Pence Staff Feared for His Safety Amid Trump’s Pressure Campaign Before Jan. 6

New details flesh out how the pressure campaign by Donald J. Trump and his allies to block certification of the 2020 election left the vice president’s staff fearing for his safety.

#pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #secret-service, #short-marc, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Some States Are Combating Election Misinformation Ahead of Midterms

Several states are putting more money and effort into combating false and misleading information about elections.

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Trump Lawyers Are Focus of Inquiry Into Alternate Electors Scheme

In recent subpoenas, federal prosecutors investigating alternate slates of pro-Trump electors sought information about Rudolph W. Giuliani, John Eastman and others.

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Ginni Thomas Urged Arizona Lawmakers to Overturn Election

The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote to legislators in a crucial swing state after the Trump campaign’s loss in 2020.

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Midterm Stakes Grow Clearer: Election Deniers Will Be on Many Ballots

In primaries so far, Republican voters have appeared willing to nominate proponents of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods, making clear that this year’s races may well affect future elections.

#budd-ted-1971, #elections-governors, #elections-secretary-of-state, #elections-senate, #mastriano-doug, #midterm-elections-2022, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #project-democracy, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

Replacement Theory, a Fringe Belief Fueled Online, Is Refashioned by G.O.P.

Replacement theory, espoused by the suspect in the Buffalo massacre, has been embraced by some right-wing politicians and commentators.

#buffalo-ny, #carlson-tucker, #mass-shootings, #project-democracy, #race-and-ethnicity

Trump’s Former Aides and Advisers on the Peril He Poses

Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper agreed with an interviewer that President Trump posed “a threat to democracy.” Other former administration officials have expressed similar concerns.

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Francis Fukuyama Predicted the End of History. It’s Back (Again).

In a new book, the political theorist offers a stout defense of liberalism against threats from left and right — and predicts that Ukraine will revive “the spirit of 1989.”

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Leak on Roe Heightens the Perception of a Politicized Supreme Court

Even some harsh critics of Roe v. Wade see a court that reflects and amplifies the nation’s political divides.

#abortion, #polls-and-public-opinion, #project-democracy, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

A Trump Win in Ohio

We look at last night’s election results.

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Former N.Y.P.D. Officer Convicted of Assault in Jan. 6 Case

Thomas Webster was found guilty in federal court after assaulting a Washington, D.C., police officer with a metal flagpole during the riot at the Capitol last year.

#attacks-on-police, #justice-department, #metropolitan-police-department-dc, #police-department-nyc, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #webster-thomas-new-york-ny-police-officer

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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How Tucker Carlson Stoked White Fear to Conquer Cable

A string of setbacks made the pundit flee television, the Republican establishment and even his home. He re-emerged with what may be the most racist, and successful, show in the history of cable news.

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After Elevation of Trump Allies, Revolt Brews in Michigan G.O.P.

The Republican old guard is protesting the direction of the party after it put forward two champions of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods for attorney general and secretary of state.

#deperno-matthew, #elections-attorneys-general, #karamo-kristina, #maddock-meshawn, #michigan, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Shameless McCarthy, Soulless Putin and Nameless Ukrainian Soldiers

Ukrainians fight for freedom as a U.S. congressman and Russia’s leader fight for power.

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Jan. 6 Trial Begins for Thomas Webster, Former N.Y.P.D. Officer

A onetime member of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s security detail is accused of assaulting a Washington police officer during the Capitol riot.

#police-department-nyc, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government, #webster-thomas-new-york-ny-police-officer

New Details Underscore House G.O.P. Role in Jan. 6 Planning

A court filing and newly disclosed text messages provide additional evidence of how closely some fervent pro-Trump lawmakers worked with the White House on efforts to overturn the election.

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Emmanuel Macron Defeats Marine Le Pen for Second Term as French President

The result was a relief to allies in Europe and Washington wary of a far-right challenger who was hostile to the European Union and NATO.

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A Crusade to Challenge the 2020 Election, Blessed by Church Leaders

Some evangelical pastors are hosting events dedicated to Trump’s election falsehoods and promoting the cause to their congregations.

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Filing Provides New Details on Trump White House Planning for Jan. 6

Testimony disclosed by the House committee investigating the attack showed that Mark Meadows and Freedom Caucus members discussed directing marchers to the Capitol as Congress certified the election results.

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Meadows Was Warned Jan. 6 Could Turn Violent, House Panel Says

The committee investigating the attack also said in a filing that the former White House chief of staff proceeded with a plan for “alternate electors” despite being told it wasn’t legally sound.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Denies ‘Insurrectionist’ Charge in Court

In an extraordinary administrative law hearing, the Georgia representative was forced to defend her actions surrounding the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

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Audio of McCarthy’s Lie Reveals GOP Hypocrisy on Trump

The Republican leader’s false claim that he never urged President Donald J. Trump to resign — disproved by an audio recording of the comments — drew little outrage from members of his party.

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