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    (CNN)Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington state managed to do something that's proven to be quite rare for the small band of House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump last year: he kept his political future alive. Over the weekend, CNN projected that Newhouse would emerge out of the top-two primary in the state's 4th Congressional District along with Democrat Doug White. That makes Newhouse just the second member of the "Impeachment 10" to make it to the general election. Newhouse's fellow Washington Republican and impeachment backer, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, is still waiting to find out if she will join him. She and Republican Joe Kent are currently separated by just a few hundred votes for the second spot in the general election in the state's 3rd Congressional District. Read More Just one other primary battle remains for the 10 House Republicans who supported the second impeachment of Trump -- and have subsequently been a constant target of his wrath. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the vice chair of the House select committee investigating the January 6,...
    According to a report from the Washington Post, former Colorado county clerk Tina Peters has raised enough donations to pay the $256,000 fee to pay for a recount after coming in third in a recent primary election. Peters, who was indicted by a grand jury in March on ten counts, including breaching the security of Mesa County elections systems, has been a major proponent of claiming that Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election due to fraud. Her legal woes and election conspiracy mongering didn't keep her from running for her position again where she came in a distant third to winner Pam Anderson, who received 43 percent of the vote to Peters' 28.3 percent. Following her election loss, Peters proclaimed, "We didn’t lose, we just found evidence of more fraud … they’re cheating and we’ll prove it once again.” Making good on her threat to contest the election results, the former county employee raised the needed $256K needed for the secretary of state to order a recount, with Peters claiming she raised the money legally "from individual donors who...
    (CNN)Want to know if our elections are rife with fraud, and whether we should be concerned about election integrity? Just ask top Republican officials in charge of Kentucky's elections such as Secretary of State Michael Adams.Joshua A. DouglasThe Kentucky Interim Joint Committee on State Government held a hearing last week on election integrity. The message from Assistant Secretary of State Jenni Scutchfield and others who testified before the bipartisan legislative panel: Kentucky's elections are secure. That's quite a different story from the national sentiment among many on the right. Around 70% of Republicans still believe that President Joe Biden did not legitimately win the 2020 election due to fraud. Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, found guilty on Friday of contempt of Congress, and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell continue to peddle their election lies. Their voices have an outsize influence over a large segment of society, poisoning democratic legitimacy. They want to tear it all down as part of an anti-democracy movement that ultimately seeks to put certain kinds of right-wing zealots in office. Why the January 6 hearings...
    The day after the violent attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, then-President Donald Trump was convinced to put out a short video trying to turn the page on the efforts to overturn the election and move toward an orderly transition of power. In never-before-seen outtakes of that speech, Trump is seen refusing to actually acknowledge that "the election is over. In a one-minute-and-forty-four-second video that's about as revealing as anything about Trump's actual state of mind after Jan. 6, the former president is seen struggling to come to grips with the damage caused by the seditious riot. The clip was aired towards the end of Thursday night’s Jan. 6 committee dramatic hearing. “I would like to begin by addressing the heinous attack yesterday, and to those who broke the law, you will pay,” Trump declared in the video, reading a prepared speech. “You do not represent our movement. You do not represent our country. And if you broke the law—I can’t say that. I’m not – I already said, you will pay.” After arguing over that section with...
    The January 6 committee will meet with former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne behind closed doors at the end of this week, it was reported Tuesday. Byrne is a close ally of Donald Trump's and was present at a White House meeting on December 18 in which the then-president and a group of formal and informal advisers discussed ways to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, CNN reports. He was forced to step down from his position as chief executive of the online furniture store in 2019 after disclosing that he was romantically involved with a woman who was convicted of being a Russian spy, Maria Butina.  The December 18 meeting will be a focus of Tuesday afternoon's hearing for the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. There are reportedly no parameters set for Byrne's Friday meeting with lawmakers. DailyMail.com has reached out to the January 6 committee for confirmation.  The committee's normal process involves a closed-door deposition as its first step before any possible consideration of a public hearing.  Tuesday's report does not make...
    Donald Trump claimed Joe Biden's 2020 victory was 'mathematically impossible' and raged about being banned from Twitter and Facebook in footage from the new documentary 'Unprecedented.' The three-episode series was released through Discovery+ overnight on Sunday and follows the ex-president and his family during their controversial last few months in the White House. 'I think I learned with the 2020 election, you have to be very untrusting,' Trump said in the series' third episode according to USA Today. The documentary reportedly shows the former president suggesting the presidential race would be unfair weeks before it actually took place in November, and that he perpetuated that false claim for months after. 'It's mathematically impossible for him to have won the election,' Trump said of Biden. British filmmaker Alex Holder was able to gain uniquely intimate access to the Trump family and then-Vice President Mike Pence during the making of his documentary, including sit-down interviews with the ex-president, Pence, and the three eldest Trump children. The trio - Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump - all apparently refused to discuss...
    The House January 6th committee at its hearing Thursday played videotaped testimony of former Attorney General Bill trashing former President Trump's repeated claims of election fraud – which the former top law enforcement officer termed 'bulls****.' Barr was among the first witnesses referenced in Thursday's prime time hearings. His comments, delivered leaning back in a chair in a bland committee room in his usual academic tone, eviscerated Trump's claims of election fraud. It was a position he said he made to the president's face, in 'three discussions that I can recall: Nov. 23, Dec. 1, and Dec. 14.  'In that context I made it clear I did not agree with the idea of saying the election was stolen and putting out this stuff, which I told the president was bulls****,' Barr told the committee. 'I didn't want to be a part of it, and that's one of the reasons that went into me deciding to leave when I did.' BS: Former AG Bill Barr called former President Donald Trump's claims of election fraud 'bull****' Barr suddenly resigned his post Dec. 15th – amid...
    What a team, huh? In case 2020 didn’t make it clear enough, the 2022 Republican primaries are proof: Any election result that doesn’t go the MAGA way is fraud! Even when all the voters are Republicans. Take Pennsylvania, where the count for the Senate nomination is tightening with every ballot counted. Trump’s favorite, snake-oil salesman Mehmet Oz, is seeing his lead over Dave McCormick shrink.  xMcCormick is inching closer to Oz as more votes trickle in in #PASen, and Trump is not happy about it. He's still sowing doubt about the count, which is proceeding as per state law. pic.twitter.com/UaE6aYHQ4D— Henry J. Gomez (@HenryJGomez) May 19, 2022 Trump has been pushing Oz to declare victory before the rest of the ballots are counted, obviously not caring at all that it’s Republican voters he wants to disenfranchise. “Dr. Oz should declare victory,” Trump said Wednesday, echoing his own 2020 strategy when he said, “Frankly, we did win this election” even as ballots were still being counted.  It’s a grievance that Trump hasn’t let go of, a key part of the Big Lie. “It was 10 o’clock [on election night], and...
    Former President Donald Trump delivered a Wednesday broadside against Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia for his plans to campaign with current and former Republican governors, dismissing them all as 'Republicans in name only.' The Republican primary, on May 24, has turned increasingly bitter as Trump seeks revenge against a governor who refused to go along with his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. But Trump's primary pick, former Sen. David Perdue, is struggling in a contest that has become a proxy battle for the former president with the GOP establishment.  Trump weighed in with statement blasting Kemp and saying that a victory for him would be a blow to 'election integrity.'     'Today, the worst "election integrity" governor in the country, Brian Kemp, loaded the great state of Georgia up with RINOs,' he said in an emailed statement.  'That's right, he had them all.  'Chris Christie, Doug Ducey from Arizona, and Pete Ricketts from Nebraska.  'That tells you all you need to know about what you are getting in Georgia — just a continuation of bad elections and a real RINO...
    In a crowded and hotly contested Republican primary race to replace U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn in southern Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District, it can be difficult to differentiate similar candidates. To shed light on their views, MinnPost asked all nine GOP hopefuls to answer 11 questions ahead of the May 24 primary asking about their views on agriculture, child care, broadband, election policy and more. Of the four candidates who responded — Jennifer Carnahan, Bob “Again” Carney Jr., Brad Finstad and Jeremy Munson — most had similar views on how to lower gasoline prices, reduce inflation and respond to what they saw as unfair or wrongfully conducted elections in 2020. (Experts, and even top Trump administration officials, say the presidential election was conducted fairly and there was no significant fraud.) The candidates did split to some extent on other issues, including how to bring high-speed internet to rural areas, whether or not they were vaccinated for COVID-19 — and if they believed Vice President Mike Pence acted correctly in certifying the 2020 election before Congress on Jan. 6 last year. Similar...
    Varanasi, India (CNN)The River Ganges, or the Ganga to Indians, is one of Hinduism's most sacred waterways. Considered the personification of goddess Ganga, it is worshiped by millions of the faithful. It flows through Varanasi, one of Hinduism's holiest sites and among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Millions of pilgrims flock to its temples and ghats -- or riverbank -- every year. It is also politically significant. When Narendra Modi, then a state-level leader for the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), decided to seek national office in 2014, he chose the ancient city as his constituency. Cows bathe in the River Ganges in Varanasi."I feel Ma Ganga (Mother Ganges) has called me," Modi said in 2014. "I feel like a child who has returned to his mother's lap."Varanasi was also the stage for the finale of India's elections -- the largest the world has ever seen -- as polling concluded there on Sunday, four days before results are announced. Read MoreIn a speech on Tuesday, Modi reiterated his 2014 message to the people of Varanasi...
    (CNN)From the outset of this election cycle, Donald Trump decided he wanted to get involved early and often. He's already issued well over 100 endorsements of Republicans running for office in 2022, according to a tally from Ballotpedia. But in a few high-profile races, that eagerness to exert his influence over the GOP has backfired. After hinting at it for days, Trump on Wednesday officially rescinded his endorsement of Rep. Mo Brooks, a staunch ally of the former President who was struggling to find his footing in the crowded Alabama US Senate Republican primary. Read More In a statement, Trump said he was pulling his support from Brooks after the congressman made several comments about wanting to move past the 2020 election, which the former President has continued to falsely claim was rigged. (Brooks added another layer to the controversy with his own statement, saying Trump pressured him to overturn the 2020 election results and hold a new special election even after Congress had affirmed the results on January 6, 2021. Brooks said he had "repeatedly advised" Trump "that January...
    (CNN)An ex-girlfriend of Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is seen as a key witness in the ongoing investigation into alleged sex trafficking by the Florida Republican, entered an Orlando federal courthouse with her lawyer on Wednesday where a grand jury has been meeting, according to a CNN reporter on the scene. A source familiar with the case previously told CNN the ex-girlfriend was expected to testify before the grand jury investigating Gaetz.The woman, a former Capitol Hill staffer, has been linked to Gaetz as far back as the summer of 2017. Investigators are interested in that period of time because that is when the congressman is accused of having sexual contact with another woman, who was 17 years old at the time. JUST WATCHEDRaskin scolds Gaetz after grilling him on Trump's election liesReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHRaskin scolds Gaetz after grilling him on Trump's election lies 02:07The ex-girlfriend also could be integral for authorities investigating potential obstruction of justice as the probe into Gaetz's conduct heated up. CNN has reported that investigators are aware of a discussion that Gaetz and an...
    Host Whoopi Goldberg said Tuesday on ABC’s “The View” that black people were “where we were under the Emancipation Proclamation” while discussing voting rights with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Goldberg said, “You vowed to call a vote on major voting rights legislation in time for Martin Luther King Day next week. I just want – I want to ask you this because it’s irritating me to the nth degree. Why are we still talking about my right as an American to vote?” She added, “I still feel like suddenly black people still are where we were under the Emancipation Proclamation. What is happening? Why are we still fighting this way? What’s – what’s going to change?” Schumer said, “You’re 100% right, and it’s not just staying the same. It’s going to get worse if we don’t do something. What happened is this, Donald Trump spread the big lie that the election was fraudulent. Of course, it wasn’t. He had no evidence, but state legislatures, only Republicans, very partisan, no Democrats, are now making it harder for people to vote based on that false big lie that...
    President Joe Biden told supporters to 'keep the faith' after he and Vice President Kamala Harris laid a wreath at the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr., a message that came as many local civil rights activists in Atlanta are boycotting his speech on voting rights. Biden pulled down his face mask to make his message clear, speaking at the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King and Rep. John Lewis had their funeral services.  'Keep the faith,' he said when asked what he had to say to activists who are disappointed in him and whether he has the votes needed to pass voting legislation.  The president and vice president held a private meeting with the King family for over an hour on Tuesday, ahead of what the White House is billing as a landmark speech on voting rights. Afterward, Biden and Harris joined them at the crypt where Martin and Coretta Scott King are buried. Martin Luther King III placed the wreath before the large marble tomb, which sits on a stone stage in the middle of a fountain, with family...
    THE PRESIDENT: Madam Vice President, my fellow Americans: To state the obvious, one year ago today, in this sacred place, democracy was attacked-- simply attacked. The will of the people was under assault. The Constitution -- our Constitution -- faced the gravest of threats. Outnumbered and in the face of a brutal attack, the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the National Guard, and other brave law enforcement officials saved the rule of law. Our democracy held. We the people endured. And we the people prevailed. For the first time in our history, a president had not just lost an election, he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob breached the Capitol. But they failed. They failed. And on this day of remembrance, we must make sure that such an attack never, never happens again. I'm speaking to you today from Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. This is where the House of Representatives met for 50 years in the decades leading up to the Civil War. This is -- on this floor...
    The man behind Bernie Sanders' 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns believes President Joe Biden will yet again be hit with a more progressive primary challenger in 2024. Left-wing operatives say it's getting increasingly likely that the 79-year-old president's re-election bid will be challenged by a member of his own party -- a rare problem for an incumbent commander-in-chief, but a symptom of inter-party unrest and his own sinking poll numbers. Jeffrey Weaver, who served as the Vermont senator's 2016 campaign manager and an adviser in 2020, told Politico over the weekend that a primary challenge wouldn't be a referendum on Biden but rather a result of where the Democratic party is heading. Weaver said the odds of a Biden primary opponent only grew more likely when West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin dealt a death blow to Democrats' goal of passing the president's $1.75 trillion Build Back Better bill last month when he announced his opposition to the key piece of Biden's agenda.  'Will there be a progressive challenger? Yes,' the longtime left-wing operative predicted. He added that an opponent on...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has revealed the public events to mark the anniversary of January 6th – with Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.), who was among those huddling for safety inside the House chamber that day, leading testimonials. Pelosi describes the events in a letter to House Democratic colleagues as conveying 'reflection, remembrance and recommitment' – even as former President Donald Trump has announced he will air his grievances about what he calls a 'rigged election' at a press conference at Mar-a-Lago on January 6th. 'As we enjoy the Holiday Season with loved ones, we are preparing to mark one year since the January 6th assault on the Capitol,' Pelosi wrote colleagues Thursday evening. The events will begin with a 'pro forma' session at noon, where there will be a moment of silence and a statement from the chair presiding over the House chamber, site of a standoff between Capitol Police and rioters that day. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the events of 'reflection, remembrance and recommitment' lawmakers will take part in to mark the anniversary of Jan. 6th In the...
    As the holiday season begins, let’s raise a glass, a drumstick, a latke — or all three! — to a magistrate judge in Colorado by the name of N. Reid Neureiter. Last week, Neureiter ordered two attorneys to pay nearly $190,000 to the defendants they targeted in a meritless and irresponsible lawsuit claiming fraud in the November 2020 election — a wholly above-board exercise that resulted in the clear-cut and irrefutable defeat of the nation’s 45th president. Here’s hoping the action by the U.S. district court judge sets a precedent that spreads widely through the land, as former President Donald Trump and his enablers continue to push the “big lie” of rampant voter fraud and seek to undermine the legitimacy of the current chief executive. It’s one thing to market that mendacity to fleece donors, salve the former president’s velveteen ego or build an audience on Fox News, OAN or other Trumpaganda media outlets. Things are different in a court of law, and must be. Attorneys Gary D. Fielder and Ernest John Walker filed suit in Denver in December 2020,...
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieLongtime NJ Senate president defeated by political rookie Democrats feel new urgency on Biden agenda after Virginia rout What New Jersey's gubernatorial contest tells us about the political landscape MORE (R) on Saturday urged Republicans to move on from their crusade against the results of the 2020 presidential election, saying “no matter where you stand” on the outcome of previous elections, “it is over.” Christie, while delivering remarks at the annual Republican Jewish Coalition leadership meeting, said the GOP “can no longer talk about the past and the past elections,” which elicited applause from the audience. “We can no longer talk about the past, and the past elections. No matter where you stand on that issue, no matter where you stand, it is over. And every minute that we spend talking about 2020, while we're wasting time doing that, Joe BidenJoe BidenVirginia loss lays bare Democrats' struggle with rural voters After victory, Biden seeks political rebound Sunday shows preview: House passes bipartisan infrastructure bill; Democrats suffer election loss in Virginia MORE, Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisMcAuliffe's...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters have already begun casting mail-in ballots and on Saturday began heading to the polls for early in-person voting for the first time ever. The governor’s race is at the top of the ballot, with Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy seeking reelection against Republican Jack Ciattarelli, a former Assembly member. CBS Philly will have continuing coverage online, on-air, and streaming on CBSN Philly on Election Night. For race results right to your phone, click here to download the CBS Philly app. Third-party candidates are also on the ballot. They are Madelyn Hoffman of the Green Party, Joanne Kuniansky of the Socialist Workers Party, and Gregg Mele of the Libertarian Party. LIVE RESULTS: New Jersey 2021 Gubernatorial ElectionREAD MORE: Supply Chain Issues: How Global Shortages Are Affecting Consumers NationwidePublic polling in the race has shown Murphy with a lead over Ciattarelli. While the gap has narrowed, Murphy also has other advantages, including 1 million more registered New Jersey Democrats than Republicans and more cash on hand than Ciattarelli, according to state data. 2021 Election Guide: What You Need...
    If you still do not know where to vote, you can find out if you are on the list by consulting the application. National Election Chamber (CNE). You must enter the dice so that you get information about the table and location Vote These are reserved for you Parliamentary election. For that you only need to enter the document number without commas or periods, which district it belongs to and the verification code that appears on the screen. Data is already available from the firm’s registry Elections 2021 It has been released since June 16th. If the deadline for making changes and additions to the voter list expires, those who are not included may call [email protected] or call 0800-999-7237. Documents you can vote for: Registration book / civic book Green Notebook ID Sky blue notebook ID Sky notebook DNI card, which has the myth of “invalid to vote”. New DNI card A copy of the identity document must be the same or later than that contained in the register. Holders of previous copies or...
    (CNN)Justin Trudeau just effectively proved you can win and lose an election at the same time.The Canadian Prime Minister called Monday's snap parliamentary vote in the belief that voters would reward him with a majority after getting a handle on the pandemic. But while securing a third consecutive term, his Liberals appear to have fallen short of the goal.Final results are still being counted, but the Prime Minister is projected to again lead a minority government in Ottawa. That means that after five weeks of debates, campaigning and recriminations, Canada is pretty much back where it started.For the second straight election, Trudeau will also likely lose the popular vote to his Conservative rival -- hardly an endorsement of his leadership or Canada's political system. The election exposed resentment over months of Covid-19 deprivations, and revived a critique that Trudeau is an entitled opportunist. His disappointing showing may have further damaged the goodwill he needs to navigate the pandemic end-game and govern effectively, and will spark fresh speculation about his long-term future. But at the same time, there's no reason to...
    SACRAMENTO —  Standing in an elementary school classroom in Oakland, Gov. Gavin Newsom paused when asked if he felt vindicated after voters saved his political career the night before and handed him a landslide victory in the recall election. “I feel enlivened. I feel more energized and I feel a deep sense of responsibility because people are counting on us and they need us. They need government, effective government,” Newsom said. “I’m also mindful of this: Challenges are in abundance in these positions.” California voters and Newsom’s political allies stepped up to defend the governor from the GOP-led recall, delivering a win that paves the way to his reelection next year. Battle-tested but not bruised, the 53-year-old reaffirmed the mandate he walked into the governor’s office with three years ago after notching what appears to be an even greater margin of victory Tuesday. But just as wildfires, punishing drought, record homelessness, a housing shortage, a once in a generation pandemic and a learning curve at the Capitol have challenged much of his term in office, Newsom returns to work...
    Melania Trump was sound asleep the night of the 2020 election as her husband, former President Donald Trump, and his allies were becoming increasingly agitated over then-candidate Joe Biden's growing command in the race, according to a new excerpt from Stephanie Grisham's book released Monday. The former White House press secretary claims in her memoir 'I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw In The White House,' that the former first lady spent part of the election coverage asleep before Trump held an unprecedented press conference prematurely claiming victory and fueling baseless theories of election fraud. 'I knocked a few times, quietly at first but louder at each attempt,' Grisham writes in the excerpt obtained by Politico. 'I finally opened the bedroom door only to find that Melania Trump was sound asleep.' She reportedly slept through most of the night, according to CNN.   But she woke up in time to join the former president's infamous 2:30 a.m. press conference.  Grisham, who was Melania's chief of staff at the time, speculated that she could've thought 'someone would wake her up if...
    It's Election Day for the California recall, and voters have three options to cast their ballot: vote in person, vote by mail, or drop off your ballot at a local vote by mail drop box.If you haven't cast your vote just yet - there's still time! And if you're still left wondering where to drop off your ballot, we have answers to the top asked ballot questions.Where can I drop off my ballot?In Southern California, you can drop off your ballot at any local ballot drop box. You can easily locate one in your area using one of the links below: Map of Los Angeles County ballot drop boxes Map of Orange County ballot drop boxes Map of Riverside County ballot drop boxes Map of San Bernardino County ballot drop boxes List of Ventura County ballot drop boxes When is the last day to mail in a recall ballot?Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Sept. 14. In other words, the post office has to have received your ballot by Sept. 14. As far as drop boxes go, the...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom's team seems to be striking a confident tone just a day before Tuesday's California recall election, and said that there's no "scenario where we lose." "I don’t see a scenario where we’re not talking about a victory for the governor and a complete rejection of this appalling partisan power grab," said Newsom strategist Sean Clegg. "I think what we’re seeing in our projections in the early vote is we’re performing so well we might reach a point where there’s not enough Republican vote left on the table for them to overtake us. We’ll let you know when we reach that."  Newsom, who was overwhelmingly elected governor in 2018 in California, is facing a recall sparked last year mainly over accusations that he mishandled his state’s response to the coronavirus. CALIFORNIA RECALL ELECTION: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW California Gov. Gavin Newsom responds to a question while meeting with reporters after casting his recall ballot at a voting center in Sacramento, Calif on Sept. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) Republicans see the recall election...
    (CNN)Summer's over and Donald Trump's dark 2024 campaign has begun. No one can know what is in the man's heart as he rails against removing symbols of the racist Confederate rebellion or urges folks to tune-in for his boxing analysis on the somber day when America remembers the terrorist attacks of 9/11 where almost 3,000 people were killed. Michael D'Antonio But as a performance, these moves communicate Trump's commitment to those in his base who may not only agree with him on specific issues but, more significantly, love the tone he strikes. Their loyalty became clear when he told the 2016 Republican National Convention, "I am your voice," thrilling the crowd. Read MoreTrump's boorishness is the point. As it provokes outrage from the political mainstream, it aligns him with those who may feel alienated in a world that has been upended by economic and social change. New assumptions about everything from same-sex marriage to the unseen currents of racism in our institutions are sweeping away an old order while the tech and service industries supplant manufacturing. According to Harvard...
    The head of Dominion Voting Systems, John Poulos, revealed he broke down in tears as he watched Rudy Giuliani's infamous 'sweaty' press conference, where the former mayor of New York accused the company of rigging the 2020 election.  As a bead of sweat mixed with hair dye dripped down his face, Giuliani, working as a personal attorney for former President Trump, said in the November 2020 news conference that Dominion 'specializes in voter fraud.'  Giuliani handed the microphone to Trump attorney Sidney Powell, who talked about the 'the massive influence of communist money through Venezuela, Cuba and likely China' on Dominion's operations.  'Oh, my God!' Poulos screamed as he heard the accusations, according to an interview he gave to the New York Times Magazine. 'I can't believe what's going on!' Poulos said he screamed so loudly his wife and children ran to his home office, where they found him in hysterics, tears streaming down his face.  The CEO compared how he felt watching the press conference to how many felt watching the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. 'It was an assault on democracy.'...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The site of one of the most infamous moments of the 2020 presidential election is reliving its 15 minutes of fame with a new brew. Four Seasons Total Landscaping released a new beer Wednesday called Lawn Jawn IPA. It’s inspired by Rudy Giuliani’s news conference outside the Holmesburg business. Credit: Four Seasons Total Landscaping The can features a drawing of the news conference, along with some of Philadelphia’s most iconic locations. For now, you can only grab a can at Pennypack Beer Distributors and Funk Brewing.
                       
    Nearly half of Republicans believe there will be a time soon where 'patriotic Americans' will 'have to take the law into their own hands,' according to a new poll. The YouGov survey for George Washington University found that 47% of Republicans surveyed agreed with the statement there will be a time coming when 'patriotic Americans have to take the law into their own hands.' Just 9% of Democrats agreed with that same conclusion, in a shocking difference of opinion on partisan political influence on laws in the United States.   More than half of Republicans - 55% - also supported the use of force to 'preserve the traditional American way of life. Just 15% of Democrats supported the use of force to preserve the nation's values. The poll took into account responsees from 1,753 registered voters.   The YouGov survey for George Washington University found that 47% of Republicans surveyed agreed with the statement there will be a time coming when 'patriotic Americans have to take the law into their own hands' The survey noted that Democrats and Republicans equally agreed on...
    (CNN)These two paragraphs from The Washington Post are both unsurprising and deeply troubling:"Former president Donald Trump's political PAC raised about $75 million in the first half of this year as he trumpeted the false notion that the 2020 election was stolen from him, but the group has not devoted funds to help finance the ongoing ballot review in Arizona or to push for similar endeavors in other states, according to people familiar with the finances."Instead, the Save America leadership PAC — which has few limits on how it can spend its money — has paid for some of the former president's travel, legal costs and staff, along with other expenses, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the group's inner workings. The PAC has held onto much of its cash."Add yet another proof point to this reality about Donald Trump and those around him: This is -- and always has been -- a grift. Trump realized early on in his time as a candidate that he could separate people from their money by promising...
    Attorney L. Lin Wood holds up a Bible while speaking during a press conference on election results in Alpharetta, Georgia, U.S., December 2, 2020.Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood, who had unsuccessfully challenged the results of President Joe Biden's 2020 election win in key states, said Monday that he had virtually nothing to do with one such election lawsuit in Michigan, where he was listed as counsel. Wood's effort to distance himself from that case came in a frequently contentious videoconference where a federal judge considered whether to slap sanctions or financial penalties on the plaintiffs and their attorneys, including the pro-Trump "Kraken" lawyer Sidney Powell, who filed the legal complaint in November. "I did not review any of the documents with respect to the complaint. My name was placed on there, but I had no involvement," Wood told U.S. District Judge Linda Parker in the virtual hearing. "I just had no involvement whatsoever with it," Wood said, adding that he had not been following the litigation and found out about the motion for sanctions through newspaper articles....
    Senator Mitt Romney (R- UT) slammed former President Donald Trump on CNN Sunday for his continued false claims about the 2020 election. Trump held a rally in Ohio Saturday, where he continued pushing the big lie. Jake Tapper brought up the rally and a new interview where Bill Barr opened up about Trump’s “bullshit.” Tapper asked Romney, “Do these repeated lies about the election, the whitewashing of what happened January 6th, do you think it undermines American democracy? And if so, do you think more of your Republican colleagues need to speak out?” Romney said it is, and argued one of the problems is that autocratic nations can point to these claims and affect “the cause of democracy and freedom around the world.” The Utah senator went on to say this is clearly “like WWF, that it’s entertaining, but it’s not real.” “I know people want to say, ‘yeah, they believe in the big lie in some cases,’ but I think people recognize it’s a lot of show and bombast but it’s going nowhere. The election is over. It was...
                        A little more than two weeks prior to the 2020 election, Atlanta’s Fox5 TV reported on a COVID-19 outbreak at the Fulton County Election warehouse. TRANSCRIPT Courtney Bryant: This outbreak has hit a Fulton County elections warehouse in northwest Atlanta. Nearly a quarter of the workers tested positive as early as this morning. News Reporter Janice Yu has the details. Janice Yu: County employees are looking for other locations they can use to split up some of the employees that are here at this warehouse to give people a little more space given this coronavirus outbreak. And they say they’ll have a better idea of where those locations will be on Friday. Man: Yesterday we had everyone in the warehouse tested out there and we got the results this morning. Janice Yu: Two confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday snowballed into 13 as of Thursday morning. The outbreak happened here, at the Fulton County elections preparation center despite the news, country officials there is no disruption to the...
    Donald Trump associates Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell were also in attendance at the conference in Texas. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) spoke at a conference over the weekend at which prominent QAnon conspiracy theorists advocated for a military coup to oust President Joe Biden, downplayed the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and spread lies about the 2020 election. Gohmert was the only member of Congress to speak at the conference, and was part of the conspiracy-theorizing that took place. He said in remarks at the event that the perpetrators of the Jan. 6 insurrection weren't "just right-wing extremists," continuing the false GOP messaging that the failed attempt to block Congress' certification of Biden's Electoral College win was incited by left-wing groups. And Gohmert also downplayed the insurrection itself, which Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike have said was an attack on democracy. "Some of us think Pearl Harbor was the worst attack on democracy, some of us think 9/11 was the worst attack," Gohmert said in his remarks,...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Tuesday is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania. While it’s typically a day just for Democrats and Republicans to vote, all voters can vote in this election because of four statewide ballot questions. These off-year elections are often more important than most. Why? READ MORE: Former Wilkinsburg Police Officer Under Investigation For Shooting Romir Talley Let Go By Penn Hills Police Department That’s because voters choose the county, municipal, and school board members who raise most of your taxes. Yet very few Pennsylvanians will vote. “If history is any guide, then maybe 16, 17 percent – so maybe one out of every seven registered voters will turn out tomorrow,” Ruth Quint of the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Monday. Low turnout is a surprise given the impact of these elections on local services and schools. “The effects of the municipal elections are close to home. It’s which roads get paved, what your curriculum is at the school, all kinds of decisions like that that affect you on a day-to-day...
    Democratic leadership is attempting to further pad their House majority by sinking into disputing the election results in an Iowa House race where Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks won by just six votes. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is paying legal fees for attorney Marc Elias to argue for overturning the results. The Democratic election lawyer helped this winter fight against dozens of lawsuits brought by Donald Trump arguing fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Miller-Meeks bested Democratic candidate Rita Hart in November by one of the closest margins in American election history as they competed to represent Iowa's 2nd District. Now the party is alleging 22 ballots were not counted – a consequential amount in a race with less than a 1% margin of victory. The attempt from Democrats to bolster their slim House majority comes just weeks after they excoriated Trump for launching his series of voter fraud claims in an attempt to overturn the Electoral College results. Trump allies claim the latest is just another attempt by Democrats to fraudulently take an election. Senate Minority Leader Mitch...
    Chris Cuomo invited Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to come on CNN Thursday night to “make the case” that the 2020 election was fraudulent. “An entire political party now stands in opposition to the truth,” Cuomo said. “We have to get after it. You have to see it for what it is.” CNN then played new videos that the FBI released Thursday showing the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The FBI asked the public for help identifying the individuals in the videos. Cuomo said to remember the people injured during the riot, adding that the “dominant color” was red and that there were lots of “Trump flags.” “Remember the senator who told you the attackers were really from a leftist group,” Cuomo said. “Remember all the cops being beaten when this same senator says this.” (RELATED: CNN And NBC Both Paid $35,000 To Left-Wing Activist For Footage Of Fatal Capitol Shooting) He then played a clip of Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson saying that the people “truly respect law enforcement” and that he wasn’t concerned. Cuomo said that Johnson was “perpetrating a...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said "of course" there's a scenario where the state-certified victory of Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, is overturned as the House Administration Committee reviews Miller-Meeks' narrow 2020 election win1. "Could you see a scenario? We don't do press conferences on 'can you see a scenario.' Of course! Of course!" Pelosi said during a press conference on Thursday. "I respect the work of the committee. ... We'll see where that takes us. There could be a scenario to that extent." HOUSE TABLES MOTION TO DISMISS CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW OF CONTESTED IOWA RACE Democrat Rita Hart lost to Miller-Meeks by six votes out of more than 400,000 ballots cast -- a less than 1% margin of victory -- prompting Hart to petition the election results with Congress in late December. The House Administration Committee tabled a motion to dismiss a petition contesting the election results of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District Wednesday, setting up the committee to review the closest race in the 2020 general election. Photos were provided by the Mariannette Miller-Meeks campaign Miller-Meeks then filed a motion to dismiss the petition, claiming Hart "failed to exhaust state judicial procedures before...
    President Donald Trump can be heard on a newly revealed audio recording urging a Georgia elections investigator to look into 'dropped ballots' and told her she would be 'praised' when the 'right answer comes out.'  Trump made the call two days before Christmas as part of a doomed effort to overturn the election result in the state. It came just days before his infamous call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, whom he asked to 'find' 11,780 votes that would make him the winner.  The conversation is filled with cryptic comments where Trump claims 'something bad happened' while the state was in the midst of recount and examination efforts that would ultimately result in Joe Biden being certified as the winner. In the newly revealed audio tape, Trump appears to be trying to court the state's top elections investigator, Frances Watson, both flattering her and alluding to claims of fraud. It was a move Raffensperger would later call inappropriate. 'That was an ongoing investigation,” he told the Washington Post Jan. 9th. 'I don’t believe that an elected official should be involved...
    Former President Donald Trump is going to address the Republican Party’s path forward when he hits the stage on Sunday, former camapign adviser Jason Miller said Thursday. “We’re in a very unique dynamic now where it’s a former president who many folks are talking about could there be a potential return,” Miller said in an interview Thursday on SiriusXM with Mediaite founder Dan Abrams. “Could he run again in the future? We haven’t had a former president have this much excitement surrounding a first post-presidential speech in, probably, over a century. So I think you’re going to see the president come out … [and] take some strong issue with the direction that Joe Biden has been leading over this past month or so.” Trump is scheduled to speak on Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Committee’s (CPAC) annual conference, which is being held this year in Orlando, FL. It will be his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January. Abrams asked Miller whether Trump would pick up where he left off with his grievances about the 2020 election. “There’s a real,...
     JOE Biden will become the 46th president of the US on January 20, 2021. He will succeed Donald Trump as leader of the country. Read our Donald Trump live blog for the very latest news on the President... 4President-elect Joe BidenCredit: AFP or licensors What time is the inauguration of Joe Biden? It is believed that the inauguration will take place at about 11:30 am on January 20, 2021. Where will the inauguration take place? The inauguration will take place outside the Capitol and will be held on the same risers in the same spot where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last week. The inauguration is designated as a “national special security event," which clears the way for communication, funding and preparation between multiple agencies. Other such events are the State of the Union, the Super Bowl, and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. 4The inauguration will be held outside the Capitol, where the riots took placeCredit: EPA The inauguration will look different from other presidential inaugurations because of last week's riot, with tight security around the entire capital region....
    Crowdfunding website GoFundMe is banning people from raising money to fund travel expenses for political events following riots at the U.S. Capitol. The platform is tightening restrictions after pro-Trump protesters reportedly used GoFundMe to raise money for transportation ahead of the violent protests at the U.S. Capitol last week, the company confirmed to Fox News Tuesday. GoFundMe announced it's banning fundraising for travel expenses for potentially violent political protests and events. (Fox News) "Due to the violence, GoFundMe has removed numerous fundraisers intended to raise money for travel expenses. GoFundMe will remove fundraisers for travel expenses to a future political event where there's risk of violence by the attendees," a spokesperson for GoFundMe told Fox News in a statement. "We continue to enforce our terms of service and do not tolerate fundraisers supporting hate, violence, harassment, or spreading misinformation about the 2020 election," the statement continued. Following Capitol riots, flight attendants union seeks to ban pro-Trump demonstrators from flights GoFundMe says it removed several fundraiser attempts that appeared to challenge the legitimacy of 2020 election results in the months leading...
    Vice President Mike Pence was visibly angry about the rioters on Capitol Hill and lamented about President Donald Trump blaming him for the election loss. 'After all the things I've done' for Trump was Pence's reported reaction to the president pressuring him to illegally overturn the election. Pence, who steadfastly stood by Trump's side for four years, relayed his reaction to his close friend in Congress, Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, who then told it to his local newspaper, the Tulsa World.  'I've known Mike Pence forever,' Inhofe said. 'I've never seen Pence as angry as he was today.  'I had a long conversation with him,'  he noted. 'He said, 'After all the things I've done for (Trump).'  Wednesday appeared to mark a turning point in Pence and Trump's relationship after the vice president stood loyally by Trump's side through the Access Hollywood tape during the 2016 campaign, the impeachment process and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.  Vice President Mike Pence lamented about President Trump blaming him for the election loss; 'After all the things I've done' for...
    Ever since it became clear Tuesday evening that the Democratic party would be taking not one but two historic Senate seats away from Mitch and company, Donald Trump has been tweeting out brazen lie after lie. Every single one of these lies purports a “rigged election.” It is important to note here that Trump’s singular focus, as it has always been, is to save face and try and undermine our democracy in the hopes of taking dictatorial control of our government. That’s it. He doesn’t care for the Republican Party, he doesn’t care about his kids*, he doesn’t care about anything other than Donald Trump. His pathological narcissism has very likely contributed to the Republican Party’s loss of these Georgian seats. Trump’s incoherent and mediocre mind has also hurt any chances he had at getting GOP election officials in Georgia onboard with his plans to thwart democracy, having attacked every single Georgia Republican available to be attacked. One of those officials who has had to feel the withering impotency of the Donald in his last days has been Georgia election official...
    The normally perfunctory joint session of Congress where both chambers certify the Electoral College results will be anything but, as a dozen Republican senators on Wednesday plan to object to President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Sen. Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, was the first senator to announce he'd object. His announcement, which came last Wednesday, was an important domino to fall because an objection can only be heard during this joint session if it's in writing and signed by a member of both chambers of Congress. The senator from Missouri said he would object to the certification because "some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws," and because of "the unprecedented effort of mega corporations, including Facebook and Twitter to interfere in this election, in support of Joe Biden." "At the very least, Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measures to secure the integrity of our elections," he said, even though federal and state officials, including former Attorney General William Barr, have repeatedly said they have not seen fraud at the...
    Washington — The joint session of Congress scheduled to occur Wednesday for the counting and certifying of Electoral College votes is set to be marked by high drama, as Republicans in the House and Senate have pledged to challenge the results from several battleground states. A group of at least 12 Republican senators have said they, along with more than 100 GOP House members, will object to the electoral votes cast in key states, charging their elections were rife with fraud despite no widespread evidence. But as the joint session nears, a growing number of Republican senators are breaking with their colleagues and plan not to sign on to their challenges. Required under the Constitution, the event has in the past been perfunctory — in 2017, the process of reading and tallying electoral votes spanned 41 minutes, and in 2013, the joint session lasted just 23 minutes, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service. While the objections are not going to result in a change in the outcome of the election, it will prolong the process by...
    President Donald Trump is planning to return to D.C. ahead of his annual New Year's Eve party at Mar-a-Largo, in anticipation for a planned disruption by Republicans in Congress in a bid to overturn the election and President-elect Joe Biden's win.  The president and First Lady Melania Trump are both expected to leave Florida tomorrow morning as guests start arriving for the New Year's Eve party.  Three sources familiar with the matter say that the lame-duck president is expected to leave Palm Beach as guest continue to arrive for the party at the south Florida club.  Guests had already been informed that Trump would be in attendance for the shindig where tickets went for $1000-a-head. Trump's planned to return to the White House comes as Republicans announced plans to disrupt certification of Biden's win. The president was also said to have concerns over whether Iran will retaliate in the coming days on the one year anniversary of the U.S. drone strike that killed the country's top general, Qasem Soleimani, CNN reports. Three sources familiar with the matter say that President Donald...