Google Blocks More Anti-Kremlin Content as Vote in Russia Winds Down

The search giant agreed to Moscow’s requests to restrict access to online videos and documents being used by allies of the imprisoned opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, activists said.

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Joe Manchin Got the Voting Bill He Wanted. Time to Pass It.

Congress needs to protect voting rights. Now.

#filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Harassed and Harangued, Poll Workers Now Have a New Form of Defense

Threatened by extremists and under fire by politicians, election workers now have their own legal defense network. It’s a perk they never expected to need.

#bauer-robert-f, #brennan-center-for-justice, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Don’t Let Trump Steal the Show With ‘Stop the Steal’

The ideological belief in voter fraud is driving actual efforts to delegitimize Democratic Party victories.

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As Russians Vote, Resignation, Anger and Fear of a Post-Putin Unknown

Many in Russia say they are fed up with corruption, stagnant wages and rising prices. But they worry, as one man said, that “if things start to change, there will be blood.”

#elections, #navalny-aleksei-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-russia, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

False Election Claims in California Reveal a New Normal for G.O.P.

In an echo of 2020, Republicans are pushing baseless allegations of cheating in the state’s recall race even before Election Day.

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These Two Rumors Are Going Viral Ahead of California’s Recall Election

#california, #computers-and-the-internet, #democratic-party, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #facebook-inc, #frauds-and-swindling, #newsom-gavin, #police-department-torrance-calif, #social-media, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

As Washington Stews, State Legislatures Increasingly Shape American Politics

From voting rights to the culture wars, state legislatures controlled by Republicans are playing a role well beyond their own state borders.

#american-legislative-exchange-council, #arizona, #elections-house-of-representatives, #georgia, #national-conference-of-state-legislatures, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Judge Orders Sanctions Against Pro-Trump Lawyers Over Election Lawsuit

Sidney Powell, L. Lin Wood and seven other lawyers deceived federal courts and debased the judicial process, a federal judge wrote.

#dominion-voting-systems-corp, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #michigan, #powell-sidney-attorney, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines, #wood-l-lin

How Eric Coomer Became the ‘Perfect Villain’ for Voting Conspiracists

Eric Coomer had an election-security job at Dominion Voting Systems. He also had posted anti-Trump messages on Facebook. What happened next ruined his life.

#antifa-movement-us, #coomer-eric, #dominion-voting-systems-corp, #fox-news-channel, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

Former Acting Attorney General Testifies About Trump’s Efforts to Subvert Election

The testimony highlights the former president’s desire to batter the Justice Department into advancing his personal agenda.

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Trump Pressed Justice Dept. to Declare Election Results Corrupt, Notes Show

“Leave the rest to me” and to congressional allies, the former president is said to have told top law enforcement officials.

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U.S. Declines to Defend Trump Ally in Lawsuit Over Jan. 6 Riot

The move could mean that the Justice Department is also unlikely to defend former President Donald J. Trump in the case.

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Texas Man Who Waited Hours to Vote Is Arrested on Charges of Illegal Voting

Hervis Rogers was ineligible to cast a ballot in the 2020 presidential primary because he was still on parole, according to the state’s attorney general. He now faces four decades in prison.

#presidential-election-of-2020, #texas, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

The Nation Needs a Reality-Based G.O.P. Only the Kook Caucus Is Stepping Up.

Supporters of Trump’s Big Lie are poised to take over the party.

#presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Why New York’s Election Debacle Is Likely to Fuel Conspiracy Theories

Republicans have seized on the botched results of the mayor’s race — but the overall effect on public trust goes deeper.

#board-of-elections-nyc, #cotton-tom, #elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #ranked-choice-voting, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

How Convenient Should Voting Be? Court Ruling Leaves No Clear Answer

The Supreme Court’s decision on voting rights suggests that limits to the convenience of voting methods may be relatively permissible, while new burdens on casting a ballot in-person might be more vulnerable.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #race-and-ethnicity, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

How G.O.P. Laws in Montana Could Complicate Voting for Native Americans

Restrictions passed by the Republican-led Montana Legislature could have stark effects on Native American reservations, where voting in person can mean a two-hour drive.

#blackfeet-indian-reservation-mont, #law-and-legislation, #montana, #native-american-rights-fund-nonprofit, #native-americans, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

Trump Is Gone, Sort of. The Fireworks Are Still Going Off.

The Supreme Court, Congress, even the White House. — the reverberations are everywhere.

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Fraud Claims, Unproved, Delay Peru’s Election Result and Energize the Right

A month after polls closed, officials have yet to declare a victor in the presidential vote, as they consider Keiko Fujimori’s demand that ballots be thrown out.

#castillo-pedro-1969, #elections, #fujimori-alberto-k, #fujimori-keiko, #lima-peru, #peru, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #shining-path, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Proving Racist Intent: Democrats Face High New Bar in Opposing Voting Laws

Democrats and voting rights groups say they can no longer count on the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, to serve as a backstop for preventing racially discriminatory voting restrictions.

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Trump Is Said to Have Called Arizona Official After Election Loss

Donald Trump tried to reach the top Republican in metropolitan Phoenix as his allies were trying to overturn the state’s 2020 results, according to the official, who said he did not pick up the calls.

#arizona, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #hickman-clint, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

2020 Election Spurs Resignations and Retirements of Officials

The draining work of 2020 has spurred resignations and retirements. In a recent survey, one in three officials said they felt unsafe in the jobs.

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Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions

The decision, a test of what remains of the Voting Rights Act, suggested that challenges to many new measures making it harder to vote may not be successful.

#arizona, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

Trump and the Republican Party’s Cruel Logic

Why there was Trumpism long before Trump — and there will be long afterward. 

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In Arizona, G.O.P. Lawmakers Strip Power From a Democrat

The State Legislature shifted legal authority from the secretary of state to a Republican attorney general, and enacted election measures it said would stop fraud.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brnovich-mark, #conspiracy-theories, #ducey-doug-1964, #elections-secretary-of-state, #hobbs-kathleen-m, #republican-party, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Pence, Diverging From Trump, Says He Was ‘Proud’ to Certify Election

In a speech, former Vice President Mike Pence went the furthest he has gone yet in distancing himself from Donald Trump and the Capitol riot. But he still praised the former president and his agenda.

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Michigan Republicans Debunk Voter Fraud Claims in Unsparing Report

The report, produced by a G.O.P.-led committee in the State Senate, exposes false claims made about the 2020 election by Trump allies in Michigan and other states.

#detroit-mich, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

After a Fraught Election, Peru’s Democracy is Hanging By a Thread

If Pedro Castillo is denied victory, it could trigger widespread unrest and end the country’s democratic experiment.

#castillo-pedro-1969, #fujimori-keiko, #peru, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Trump Pressed Official to Wield Justice Dept. to Back Election Claims

The former president began pressuring his acting attorney general even before announcing that his predecessor was stepping down, emails show.

#attorneys-general, #dominion-voting-systems-corp, #e-mail, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rosen-jeffrey-adam-1958, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

NATO, Crime, Jupiter: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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

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Contested Elections Are a Danger to Our Military

If intense political partisanship is allowed to creep into the ranks, it could fracture the chain of command. 

#presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Garland Pledges Renewed Efforts to Protect Voting Rights

The attorney general’s commitment served notice to Republican-led states imposing new voting restrictions, and included a vow to protect the voting rights of people of color.

#absentee-voting, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

Peruvian Election, Still Undecided, Pushes a Democracy to Its Brink

The two presidential candidates are locked in a near tie. One claims fraud and is seeking to have tens of thousands of votes nullified. The other has called his supporters into the streets.

#castillo-pedro-1969, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #fujimori-keiko, #peru, #politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Senator Joe Manchin Has a Point

Low partisanship, not high ideals, is what propels the Democrats’ vision for voting reform.

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Republicans Are Turning America Into a ‘Democracy With Asterisks’

Forget Trump for a minute. The real action is taking place across the country in state capitols, mostly out of view.

#absentee-voting, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

For Netanyahu, like Trump, Only ‘Fraud’ Can Explain His Defeat

Israel’s democratic transition is set for Sunday, but nothing is certain amid the prime minister’s scorched-earth campaign to wreck his opponents’ coalition.

#bennett-naftali, #elections, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #likud-party-israel, #michaeli-merav, #netanyahu-benjamin, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #yamina-israeli-political-party

Vermont Governor Phil Scott Agrees to Expand Voting Rights

Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill on Monday requiring that all registered voters receive mail-in ballots. His decision contrasted with Republican-led efforts to restrict voting rights in several states.

#absentee-voting, #georgia, #politics-and-government, #scott-phil-1958, #vermont, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Rejecting Biden’s Win, Rising Republicans Attack Legitimacy of Elections

The next generation of aspiring G.O.P. congressional leaders has aggressively pushed Donald Trump’s false fraud claims, raising the prospect that the results of elections will continue to be challenged through 2024.

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Arizona 2020 Election Review: Risks for Republicans and Democracy

Experts call it a circus. Polls say it will hurt the G.O.P. in 2022. But Republicans are on board in Arizona and elsewhere, despite warnings of lasting damage to the political system.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #hobbs-kathleen-m, #mann-thomas-e, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Sweet Cherries, Bitter Politics: Two Farm Stands and the Nation’s Divides

Opposing views of mask requirements have rippled across a Michigan County, even influencing where people buy their fruit.

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Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims

Emails show the increasingly urgent efforts by President Trump and his allies during his last days in office to find some way to undermine, or even nullify, the election results.

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At Once Diminished and Dominating, Trump Prepares for His Next Act

The former president speaks on Saturday to the North Carolina Republican convention, as he resumes political speeches and rallies.

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Texas Voting Bill Nears Passage as Republicans Advance It

The bill, which includes some of the strictest voting measures in the country, would head to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott if it passes. He is expected to sign it into law.

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Texas Republicans Prepare to Unveil Major Bill of Voting Limits

The bill, which would make already stringent voting rules in Texas even tougher, is likely to pass both chambers of the Legislature. Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign it.

#law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #texas, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

He Fought Trump’s 2020 Lies. He Also Backs New Scrutiny of Ballots.

Brad Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state in Georgia, told The Times that a new, disinformation-driven attempt to inspect 2020 ballots wouldn’t unearth wrongdoing, and would help restore voter confidence.

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Florida Republican Byron Donalds on Election Integrity and Trump’s Fraud Claims

Byron Donalds, a newly elected congressman, says Republicans are trying to secure elections, not suppress votes. And he disputes Donald Trump’s influence on trust.

#byron-donalds, #elections, #florida, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

A Florida Republican on Election Integrity and Trump’s Fraud Claims

Byron Donalds, a newly elected congressman, says Republicans are trying to secure elections, not suppress votes. And he disputes Donald Trump’s influence on trust.

#byron-donalds, #elections, #florida, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Voting Machines in Arizona Recount Should Be Replaced, Election Official Says

The Democratic secretary of state said she had “grave concerns regarding the security and integrity” of the machines that were examined to appease ardent backers of Donald J. Trump.

#arizona, #hobbs-kathleen-m, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

Arizona Senators Retract Claims of Deleted 2020 Presidential Election Files

The 70-minute meeting on the audit convened by Republican senators raised only minor questions about the November election.

#arizona, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud