The Perils of Slow Vote-Counting and Delayed Election Results

Slow vote counts were the bane of the 2020 elections, inviting bogus fraud charges. But they’re not going away anytime soon.

#democratic-party, #internal-sub-only-nl, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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

Will the Jan. 6 Committee Finally Bring Down the Cult of Trump?

“I don’t f-ing care that they have weapons” — words that should jolt some of his faithful into deprogramming.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #hutchinson-cassidy, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #religious-cults, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Election Workers Don’t Feel Safe Despite Federal Effort to Combat Threats

The Jan. 6 hearings laid bare how threats have terrified some election officials. But a federal pledge to address them has so far come up nearly empty.

#brennan-center-for-justice, #colorado, #elections-secretary-of-state, #garland-merrick-b, #griswold-jena, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

No One Is Above the Law, and That Starts With Donald Trump

The prosecution of the former president is not only permissible but required for the sake of American democracy.

#bowers-rusty, #clark-jeffrey-b-1967, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-of-representatives, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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

Why Conspiracy Theories Flourish in Trump’s America

“It is too soon to say whether this delegitimization is permanent,” one scholar says.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conspiracy-theories, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Trump Attacks Mike Pence for Not Rejecting Electoral Votes in 2020

In a speech, Donald J. Trump was undeterred by the Jan. 6 House committee’s account of how his rioting supporters menaced the vice president, and the panel’s dismantling of many of his election lies.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Hopes History Repeats as She Faces Adam Laxalt

Adam Laxalt has Trump’s support and a favorable climate for Republicans as he challenges Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, who was mentored by Harry Reid, a victor in 2010 against a Tea Party foe.

#democratic-party, #elections-senate, #laxalt-adam, #masto-catherine-cortez, #midterm-elections-2022, #nevada, #reid-harry, #republican-party, #senate, #titus-dina, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

4 Takeaways From Day 2 of the Jan. 6 Hearing

The big theme on the second day was that former President Trump was told repeatedly — including by his own attorney general — that his “big lie” about a fraudulent election was baseless.

#house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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

Why the Hearings Matter

Even if the Jan. 6 attack will not become a unifying moment for the country.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Best- and Worst-Case Outcomes of the Jan. 6 Public Hearings

Ross Douthat and Nicole Hemmer debate what narratives will unfold and how dangerous far-right extremism is in the Republican Party.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #conspiracy-theories, #constitution-us, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

They Insisted the 2020 Election Was Tainted. Their 2022 Primary Wins? Not So Much.

Republicans are accepting their primary victories with little concern about the voter fraud they once falsely claimed caused Donald J. Trump’s loss.

#alabama, #brooks-morris-jackson, #georgia, #mccormick-david-h-1965, #midterm-elections-2022, #oz-mehmet-c, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Lawyer Who Plotted to Overturn Trump Loss Recruits Election Deniers to Watch Over the Vote

A central figure in the scheme to reverse the 2020 election is mobilizing grass-roots activists into an “army of citizens” trained to aggressively monitor elections.

#conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #mitchell-cleta, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

Grand Jury Begins Trump Inquiry in Georgia With Up to 50 Subpoenas

The district attorney in Fulton County, Ga., is weighing racketeering charges connected to G.O.P. attempts to overturn the 2020 election.

#fulton-county-ga, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #hice-jody-1960, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #willis-fani-t

The Big Lie and the Midterms

The Republican primaries in Georgia and Pennsylvania tested the lingering influence of false claims about election fraud.

#audio-neutral-informative, #elections, #elections-governors, #georgia, #hice-jody-1960, #kemp-brian-p, #mastriano-doug, #pennsylvania, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #chesebro-kenneth, #eastman-john-c, #ellis-jenna-attorney, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #justice-department, #legal-profession, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Donald Trump Is Desperate for Vindication in Georgia

If the former president continues his crusade, he will be endangering not only the G.O.P.’s chances in November but also his own political future.

#conservatism-us-politics, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

In Georgia, a G.O.P. Primary Tests the Power of a Trump Vendetta

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is fending off a challenger fueled by Donald J. Trump’s election lies. But do voters still care about 2020 as much as the former president does?

#atlanta-ga, #elections-secretary-of-state, #hice-jody-1960, #kemp-brian-p, #primaries-and-caucuses, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

It’s Trump’s Party, and He’ll Lie if He Wants To

Republicans want to write Democrats out of the body politic.

#democratic-party, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2008, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Five Key Midterms Races to Pay Attention To

No elected officials will be more pivotal to protecting democracy — or subverting it — than secretaries of state.

#elections, #elections-governors, #finchem-mark-w, #hice-jody-1960, #karamo-kristina, #marchant-jim-1956, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #raffensperger-brad, #shapiro-josh-1973, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

Tina Peters, G.O.P. Colorado Secretary of State Candidate, Is Barred From Overseeing Elections

A judge ruled that Tina Peters, a pro-Trump Republican accused of tampering with voting equipment in Mesa County, had “committed a neglect of duty.”

#colorado, #computer-security, #conspiracy-theories, #elections-secretary-of-state, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #grand-junction-colo, #griswold-jena, #mesa-county-colo, #peters-tina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

In Arizona, a Swing State Swings to the Far Right

In the run-up to an August primary, a number of Republicans on the ballot in Arizona — like those in Ohio — have rushed to embrace Donald J. Trump and his stolen-election falsehoods.

#arizona, #cochise-county-ariz, #ducey-doug-1964, #elections-governors, #finchem-mark-w, #gosar-paul-1958, #lake-kari-a, #maricopa-county-ariz, #mccain-john, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Georgia Jury to Consider Whether Trump Illegally Interfered in 2020 Election

The panel will have up to a year to recommend whether the prosecutor should pursue criminal charges against the former president and his allies.

#bragg-alvin, #carr-christopher-m, #fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #kemp-brian-p, #mcburney-robert-c-i, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #willis-fani-t

Will Trump Face a Legal Reckoning in Georgia?

It may represent the most serious prospect of prosecution that Trump and his associates are facing.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #immunity-from-prosecution, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #willis-fani-t

G.O.P. Concocts New Threat: Vote Fraud by Undocumented Immigrants

Far from the U.S.-Mexico border, Ohio’s Senate primary shows how the Republican obsession with the fiction of a stolen election has spawned a new cause for fear of illegal immigration.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #alabama, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #columbus-ohio, #elections-senate, #gibbons-mike-1952, #hillbilly-elegy-a-memoir-of-a-family-and-culture-in-crisis-book, #hilliard-ohio, #illegal-immigration, #ivey-kay, #macomb-county-mich, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #timken-jane, #trump-donald-j, #vance-j-d, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

G.O.P. Concocts New Threat: Voter Fraud by Undocumented Immigrants

Far from the U.S.-Mexico border, Ohio’s Senate primary shows how the Republican obsession with the fiction of a stolen election has spawned a new cause for fear of illegal immigration.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #alabama, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #columbus-ohio, #elections-senate, #gibbons-mike-1952, #hillbilly-elegy-a-memoir-of-a-family-and-culture-in-crisis-book, #hilliard-ohio, #illegal-immigration, #ivey-kay, #macomb-county-mich, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #timken-jane, #trump-donald-j, #vance-j-d, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Merrick Garland Finds His Footing as Attorney General

For all of the attention on the Justice Department’s investigation into the Jan. 6 attack, Mr. Garland has focused on the everyday work of being the attorney general.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #whitmer-gretchen

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.

#biggs-andy-1958, #bopp-james-jr, #cawthorn-madison, #constitution-us, #finchem-mark-w, #gosar-paul-1958, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #johnson-ron-1955, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #totenberg-amy, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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.

#eastman-john-c, #electoral-college, #epshteyn-boris, #lindell-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #wisconsin

Trump as a Modern-Day Party Boss: Hoarding Cash and Doling Out Favors

Hoarding cash, doling out favors and seeking to crush rivals, the former president is dominating the G.O.P., preparing for another race and helping loyalists oust officials who thwarted his attempted subversion of the 2020 election.

#campaign-finance, #endorsements, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Mar-a-Lago Machine: Trump as a Modern-Day Party Boss

Hoarding cash, doling out favors and seeking to crush rivals, the former president is dominating the G.O.P., preparing for another race and helping loyalists oust officials who thwarted his attempted subversion of the 2020 election.

#campaign-finance, #endorsements, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Trial Alleging Voter Suppression in 2018 Abrams-Kemp Georgia Race Begins

A trial is underway to determine whether Georgia’s handling of the 2018 election for governor was discriminatory, in a case brought by Stacey Abrams’s voting rights group.

#abrams-stacey-y, #elections, #fair-fight-political-organization, #georgia, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kemp-brian-p, #raffensperger-brad, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Jan. 6 Suspect Blames Trump for Spurring Him to Capitol Riot

Dustin Thompson, an unemployed exterminator from Ohio, was the first defendant tried in the Capitol attack to offer a Trump-made-me-do-it defense before a jury.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #conspiracy-theories, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Two Trump White House Lawyers Meet With Jan. 6 Investigators

Pat A. Cipollone, the former White House counsel, and Patrick F. Philbin, who was his deputy, met separately with the panel after the former president authorized them to do so.

#cipollone-pat-a, #philbin-patrick, #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

Mark Meadows Is Taken Off North Carolina Voter Roll Amid Fraud Inquiry

The state is investigating whether Mr. Meadows cast a legal vote in 2020, after reports questioned if he lived at the address listed on his voter registration.

#meadows-mark-r-1959, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Mark Zuckerberg Ends Election Grants

A spokesman for the Facebook founder said the money sent to election offices in 2020 was a “one-time donation.” The grants prompted Republicans to push for bans on private donations for elections.

#absentee-voting, #campaign-finance, #center-for-technology-and-civic-life, #chan-priscilla, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #facebook-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #zuckerberg-mark-e

In Hungary, Viktor Orban Remakes an Election to His Liking

The populist prime minister, a hero to many American conservatives, has changed voting rules and legalized ‘voter tourism’ as he stands for re-election

#european-parliament, #european-union, #hungary, #marki-zay-peter, #orban-viktor, #ukraine, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

In Hungary, Viktor Orban Remakes an Election to His Liking

The populist prime minister, a hero to many American conservatives, has changed voting rules and legalized ‘voter tourism’ as he stands for re-election

#european-parliament, #european-union, #hungary, #marki-zay-peter, #orban-viktor, #ukraine, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

House Republicans Tire of Madison Cawthorn’s Antics. Some in His District Have, Too.

For Mr. Cawthorn, a pro-Trump North Carolina congressman, youthful brashness that helped him win his seat now strikes some voters as recklessness.

#cawthorn-madison, #hendersonville-nc, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #midterm-elections-2022, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Ginni Thomas May Be Off the Charts, but She Is No Outlier

There’s very little distance between the fringes of the modern Republican Party and the elites who lead it.

#barr-william-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #thomas-virginia-lamp, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Local Election Officials in Georgia Oppose G.O.P. Election Bill

As Republicans rush to pass a second round of new voting and election rules, a bipartisan group of election officials is fighting back.

#absentee-voting, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-journal-constitution, #dekalb-county-ga, #elections-state-legislature, #forsyth-county-ga, #georgia, #germany-ryan, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

Washington Is Getting Extra Serious and Extra Silly

Not for the first time. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #federal-taxes-us, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #powell-sidney-attorney, #presidential-election-of-2020, #putin-vladimir-v, #republican-party, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #thomas-clarence, #thomas-virginia-lamp, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Texts Show Ginni Thomas’s Embrace of Conspiracy Theories

In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas was involved in a range of efforts to keep President Donald J. Trump in power.

#council-for-national-policy, #groundswell-conservative-group, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #thomas-virginia-lamp, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Adam Laxalt, Senate Candidate, Says He’s Already Gearing Up to Fight Election Fraud

In an audio recording obtained by The New York Times, Adam Laxalt, a Republican running for Senate in Nevada, said he’s already gearing up to fight election fraud.

#elections-senate, #internal-sub-only-nl, #nevada, #primaries-and-caucuses, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

Mark Meadows’s 2020 Vote Is Under Investigation in North Carolina

Records show that Mr. Meadows cast an absentee ballot from the address of a remote mobile home, but reports have cast doubt on whether he lived there.

#meadows-mark-r-1959, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Republicans Push Crackdown on Crime Wave That Doesn’t Exist: Voter Fraud

Election fraud is exceedingly rare and often accidental. Still, G.O.P. lawmakers and prosecutors are promoting tough new enforcement efforts.

#desantis-ron, #elections-district-attorneys, #florida, #georgia, #la-crosse-wis, #memphis-tenn, #moses-pamela, #paxton-ken, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Republicans Push to Crackdown on Voter Fraud

Election fraud is exceedingly rare and often accidental. Still, G.O.P. lawmakers and prosecutors are promoting tough new enforcement efforts.

#desantis-ron, #elections-district-attorneys, #florida, #georgia, #la-crosse-wis, #memphis-tenn, #moses-pamela, #paxton-ken, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements