Police Units Formed by Republicans to Find Widespread Voter Fraud Come Up Short

Special fascist election police units formed in three Republican-led states to perpetuate Donald Trump’s voter fraud lies have so far been unable to uncover evidence of widespread voter fraud in their investigations of the 2022 midterm elections, further cementing that, as election officials have said, such fraud doesn’t exist. Though these units have been probing isolated incidents — something that local election officials already do otherwise — they have turned up “no indication of systemic problems,” as The Associated Press reports. This undermines the supposed goals of the groups, formed in Florida, Georgia and Virginia, to uncover voter fraud, as…

Trump-Backed Right-Wing Group Received Over $45 Million in Donations in 2021

This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge. A prominent right-wing group led by former Trump administration officials that is coordinating attacks on election integrity saw its revenue skyrocket last year, according to newly-obtained tax filings. The Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) received more than $45 million in contributions and grants in 2021 — a more than sixfold increase over the previous year’s contributions of $7.1 million. The group and a constellation of partner organizations it launched last year have been influential in spreading conspiracies about stolen elections,…

NDN Collective Hosts ICWA Conversation with Rebecca Nagle Ahead of Major Supreme Court Case that Threatens Tribal Sovereignty

Brackeen v. Haaland (2021) is a case whose ruling could shake the entire foundation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), impacting Native American children, families, land and Tribal sovereignty as we know it.

GOP Nominee Vows Party “Will Never Lose Another Election” in WI If He Wins

The Republican gubernatorial nominee in Wisconsin had a bold and alarming promise for voters at a campaign stop this week: if he’s elected, he said, Wisconsin would never be under Democratic control ever again. “Republicans will never lose another election in Wisconsin after I’m elected governor,” gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels said to supporters on Monday. Michels, who came under fire for calling for violence against journalists earlier this election cycle, is an executive of a major construction and energy corporation, the Michels Corporation. He has been endorsed by President Donald Trump and has repeatedly spread Trump’s “Big Lie” that the…

43 Percent of Americans Are Worried About Threats of Violence at the Polls

Over two in five Americans polled over the past week say they are concerned about being subject to intimidation or violence when voting in the midterms, new polling finds, in an alarming show of the state of democracy in the U.S. According to a poll from Reuters/Ipsos of over 4,400 U.S. adults, about 43 percent of Americans say they are worried about facing threats at polling locations. Democrats are more likely to be concerned about violence, at about 51 percent versus Republicans’ 38 percent. Likely fueled at least in part by the far right’s attack on the Capitol on January…

Judge Removes “Cowboys for Trump” Founder From Office for Role in Jan. 6 Attack

In a district court decision on Tuesday, a judge ruled that the January 6 attack on the Capitol was an insurrection for the first time to remove a participant in the attack from elected office in New Mexico. District Court Judge Francis Mathew has ordered Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin to be removed from his post as a county commissioner in New Mexico, which he has held since 2019, for his participation in the insurrection. Couy will also be barred from holding public office ever again. This is the first time that a court has barred a public official…

Over Half of Americans Will Have an Election Denier on Their Midterm Ballot

In an alarming gauge of the threat to U.S. democracy posed by the far right, over half of Americans will have a state- or federal-level candidate who denies the results of the 2020 presidential election on the ballot this fall, a new analysis shows. According to FiveThirtyEight, hundreds of millions of voters will see candidates for the House, Senate, governor, secretary of state and attorney general who erroneously believe Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen from him. The publication called every Republican nominee for those races and found that such election deniers will be on the…

Corporations and Trade Associations Gave Nearly $2M to Election Objectors in May

This May, as House lawmakers probed and exposed the Republican Party’s deep ties to the January 6 Capitol attack, corporations and industry groups were busy shelling out millions of dollars to Republicans who voted against certifying the 2020 election, a new report reveals. Fortune 500 companies and trade associations gave over $1.9 million to election objectors in just one month, Accountable.US found in a report released Thursday. Donations came from corporations like Boeing, Exxon, Anthem, Lockheed Martin, and a long list of other companies, many of which gave tens of thousands of dollars to the group of lawmakers. This brings…

Leaked Tapes Reveal GOP’s Plan to Train Right-Wing Operatives to Be Poll Workers

The Republican Party is hatching a plan to infiltrate polling places using GOP-trained operatives and to create an “army” of right-wing lawyers in order to make it easier for the party to challenge and overturn election results, newly leaked video recordings reveal. According to an outline of the plan by a Michigan-based Republican National Committee (RNC) staffer, the party is hoping to create an online database to help build a network of Republican-friendly lawyers and poll workers that can work in tandem to challenge election results at polling places in Democratic-majority locations, Politico reports. By installing trained GOP operatives as…

Georgia GOP Candidate Got 3 Percent of Vote But Still Won’t Concede After a Week

It’s been a week since incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp won the Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia with a commanding 74 percent of the vote — but Donald Trump loyalist Kandiss Taylor, who finished in third place, still hasn’t formally conceded. Taylor, a far right Christian nationalist who ran on a conspiracy theory-ridden platform challenging the so-called “Luciferian Cabal” of supposed elites in the government, received only 3.4 percent of the votes, losing to Kemp by an over 70-point margin and trailing behind runner-up David Perdue by over 18 points. The race had been called for Kemp on the night of…

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