House Passes Bill to Correct Flaws in Certification of Presidential Elections

Legislation intended to prevent future attempts at overturning presidential elections passed in the House on Wednesday with support from only a small handful of Republicans. The Presidential Election Reform Act, introduced by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-California) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) — two prominent members of the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol building — received 229 votes in its favor. The bill had the support of virtually every Democrat, although one member of the caucus didn’t vote. Only nine Republican members of the House voted for the bill, while 203 Republicans opposed it.…

Ginni Thomas Told Wisconsin Lawmakers to Overturn 2020 Presidential Result

Conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, who is also the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, sent messages to state lawmakers in Wisconsin urging them to overturn the 2020 presidential election results and assign its Electoral College votes to former President Donald Trump, who had lost in the state election. Thomas sent the messages on November 9, the same day she sent similar messages to dozens of Republican lawmakers in another state asking them to do the same thing — to overturn Joe Biden’s presidential win in the state and to give their electors to Trump, against the wishes of…

Judge Rejects Lindsey Graham’s Arguments to Avoid Grand Jury Testimony

A federal judge has rejected a motion from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) that would have allowed him to avoid testifying before a special grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, which is investigating attempts by him and other allies to former President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state. Trump famously told Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — who is in charge of supervising elections in Georgia — to “find” him the exact number of votes needed to overturn President Joe Biden’s win in the state, threatening him and his legal counsel with the…

Garland Issues Memo Shielding Political Candidates From DOJ Inquiries

A Department of Justice (DOJ) memo approved by Attorney General Merrick Garland extends a policy, which originated under the Trump administration, on how the department can investigate political candidates, potentially giving the former president added protection from federal inquiries as he considers another run for office. The memo, which was first reported on by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, demands that investigators receive written permission from the attorney general before opening inquiries into individuals running for president or vice president, or into senior members involved in their political campaigns. It also limits what DOJ officials can say or how they can…

Petition Calling for Impeachment of Clarence Thomas Nears 500,000 Signatures

A petition calling for the resignation or impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is nearing half a million signatures after he refused to recuse himself from a case that was a clear conflict of interest due to his wife’s right-wing activism. Ginni Thomas, a frequent advocate for far right causes, texted former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows at least 29 times after the 2020 presidential election, urging him to seek means to overturn the results. When a case involving Meadows’s documents and communications while in the White House made its way to the Supreme Court, eight of the…

Watergate Prosecutor Says Trump Has “Zero Defense” in Georgia Inquiry

A former Watergate prosecutor says that former President Donald Trump has “zero defense” when it comes to an ongoing criminal inquiry in Georgia regarding the 2020 presidential contest. Nick Akerman, who served on the Watergate prosecution team and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, told MSNBC’s “The Katie Phang Show” that a phone call Trump made to Georgian election officials is most likely “going to send Donald Trump to prison.” Trump and his lawyers phoned Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, the Secretary’s lawyer Ryan Germany, and other state officials in early January…

Ginni Thomas Told Arizona Republican Lawmakers to Overturn 2020 Election Outcome

New emails indicate that Virginia “Ginni” Thomas — a far right conservative activist, Trump loyalist and wife to conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — was more involved in efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election than previously understood. According to a Washington Post report that was published late last week, the far right activist sent emails to Republican lawmakers in Arizona, urging them to disregard voters’ preferences in the state and to select their own slate of electors for the Electoral College. Her email cited false and baseless claims of election fraud as well as a…

Elon Musk Says He’ll Let Trump Back on Twitter, Calling Ban “Foolish”

On Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he would allow former President Donald Trump to return to Twitter once his purchase of the social media site for nearly $44 billion is finalized. Trump was banned from Twitter shortly after a mob of his loyalists, incensed by his false claims of election fraud, attacked the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021, to interrupt the certification of President Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Musk described the ban on Trump as “foolish in the extreme” at a car exposition event hosted by The Financial Times on…

Meadows, Who Pushed Right-Wing Myths of Voter Fraud, Registered in 3 States

Mark Meadows, who served as chief of staff under former President Donald Trump — and who has repeatedly spread lies about nonexistent widespread voter fraud — was registered to vote in three different states up until last week. According to reporting from The Washington Post, Meadows was registered to vote in Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina until last week, when North Carolina officials decided to remove him from the voter rolls. Meadows was on all three states’ voter rolls at the same time for a period of at least three weeks. The decision to remove Meadows’s registration status from…

Former Trump Chief of Staff Being Investigated for Using False Address to Vote

Mark Meadows, who previously served as chief of staff to former President Donald Trump and as a congressman for North Carolina, is being investigated by officials from that state over allegations that he may have committed voter fraud. Meadows was an ardent proponent of the erroneous election fraud claims peddled by Trump and other administration officials following the former president’s loss to President Joe Biden in the 2020 election. He was one of several Trump loyalists in the White House to press the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate such claims. Unlike the election fraud claims, however, the allegations being…

Fake Electors Casting Fraudulent Ballots for Trump Could be Charged by DOJ

A former federal prosecutor has suggested that Republicans who took part in the fake electors scheme to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in seven states could face a number of criminal charges. Glenn Kirschner, who served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia for 24 years, suggested that the 59 fake electors could face criminal charges, including obstruction of an official proceeding (the certification of the Electoral College), conspiracy to commit fraud, forgery, and mail fraud, as the fake Electoral College documents were sent through the U.S. Postal Service. The most serious of those…

Giuliani, Trump Campaign Coordinated Fake Electors Scheme to Overturn Election

New reporting has revealed that the scheme to use fake electors to disrupt the certification of the Electoral College vote on January 6, 2021, was coordinated by members of former President Donald Trump’s campaign team, including Rudy Giuliani, who was his personal lawyer at the time. Giuliani and other campaign associates coordinated the plan on a state-by-state level, sources told CNN. The Trump campaign was directly involved in finding Trump loyalists to participate in the plan in seven states, and ensured that fake electors could have rooms in statehouses to conduct their unofficial business. The fake electors’ documents – which…

Translate »