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Sidney Powell Played Herself With Bold Claim No One Should Believe Her

Navigating the Scylla and Charybdis of defamation and sanctions.
Tags: Law, Courts, Michigan, Sanctions, Legal Ethics, Sidney Powell, Dana Nessel, Election Law, Jocelyn Benson, Gretchen Whitmer, Heather S. Meingast


Florida, Michigan, and Texas are the next frontiers in the nationwide battle over voting access

A supporter prepares for a Ridin' With Biden event on Oct. 11, 2020, in Plano, Texas LM Otero/AP Republican lawmakers in Florida, Michigan, and Texas are taking up new voting laws. Proposed measures in all three states would add restrictions to mail voting. Recently, GOP governors in Iowa and Georgia signed major election reforms into law. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the aftermath of the 2020 election, Republican-controlled legislatures in key states are undert...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, Texas, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Iowa, Michigan, Associated Press, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


A GOP chair called Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer a 'witch.' She says that's throwing 'gas on this fire.'

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pictured on October 16, 2020, in Southfield, Michigan. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer responded being called a witch by Michigan GOP Chairman Ron Weiser, calling the comments "dangerous" and saying people need to "bring down the heat.""It's just really a sad moment in America where people who are leading are treated with such disrespect in this dangerous moment where we've seen threats come to those of use in office and a plot ...
Tags: America, Trends, Gop, Michigan, State, Weiser, Dana Nessel, Jocelyn Benson, Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer, Kelly McLaughlin, Ron Weiser, North Oakland Republic Club


Michigan AG responds to state GOP chair's 'witches' comment

Chairman Ron Weiser told GOP activists that the state's top three Democrats — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson were "witches," urging voters to remove them from office. CNN's Jim Sciutto speaks to Nessel about the remarks.
Tags: News, Cnn, Gop, Stories, Michigan AG, Jim Sciutto, Dana Nessel, Nessel, Jocelyn Benson, Gretchen Whitmer, Ron Weiser


The chair of Michigan's GOP apologized for calling top female Democratic lawmakers 'witches' who should face 'burning at the stake'

People gather at the Michigan State Capitol for a "Stop the Steal" rally in support of US President Donald Trump on November 14, 2020, in Lansing, Michigan. JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images The leader of Michigan's Republican Party apologized after calling female Democratic lawmakers "witches." Michigan GOP chair Ron Weiser made the comments during a local Republican meeting Thursday. Weiser also joked about GOP members of Congress who voted to impeach Trump being assassinated. See m...
Tags: Politics, Congress, US, Trends, Fbi, Gop, Fox News, Michigan, Republican Party, Donald Trump, University Of Michigan, Trump, Democratic, State, U S Capitol, Weiser


Key takeaways from the Senate's hearing on S.1., Democrats' flagship voting rights bill

Senate Rules Committee Chair Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., holds a hearing on the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The bill has already passed in the House. Scott J. Applewhite/AP A Senate committee held an in-depth hearing on S.1., Democrats' flagship voting rights bill. The bill could be a flashpoint in an ongoing debate over the filibuster in the Senate. Here are key takeaways from...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Congress, Eric Holder, Washington, Senate, US, West Virginia, Trends, Indiana, Ap, Democrats, House, Arizona, Mitch McConnell


Michigan Official: Audits Show State Had a Secure Election

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says state audits of the 2020 general election show it was secure and reflected the will of voters.
Tags: Michigan, State, Jocelyn Benson


A lawyer who filed Sidney Powell's Michigan election lawsuit says he shouldn't be disbarred and was just 'holding the fort' for her

Sidney Powell, attorney for President Donald Trump, conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020 Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Attorney Greg Rohl was instrumental in helping Sidney Powell file her Michigan election lawsuit. Michigan's governor and other elected officials are attempting to disbar Rohl as a result. Rohl said despite filing the case, he did n...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, US, Trends, Michigan, Republican, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump, State, Kraken, Sidney Powell, Powell, Dana Nessel


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed a bar complaint against Sidney Powell, asking that she be stripped of her law license

Pro-Trump conspiracy theorist lawyer Sidney Powell and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Getty Images; REUTERS/Tom Brenner Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed a bar complaint against Sidney Powell. She asked that the state bars in Texas and Michigan take away her law license. Powell unsuccessfully tried to throw out the state's votes cast in the 2020 presidential election. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed a bar complaint against el...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Trends, Joe Biden, Wisconsin, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Detroit, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, State, Sidney Powell, Powell, Oval Office, Hugo Chavez


After Trump's election loss, Republicans across the US are racing to enact new voting restrictions

Lin Wilson waves a US flag to encourage people to vote, outside the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle on November 3, 2020. Reuters/Lindsey Wasson In the wake of Biden's win, Republicans across the US are rolling out new voting restrictions. Republican leaders contend that the proposals are about maintaining voter integrity, though fraud is a rare occurrence. Here are some of the voting proposals that are being debated across the country. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Mississippi, Republicans, Senate, Milwaukee, Nbc News, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Democrats


The Capitol Mob Was Only The Finale Of Trump’s Conspiracy To Overturn The Election

T he mood was already tense in Detroit’s expansive ballot-counting hall when President Trump tweeted on Nov. 4 that “a terrible thing” was “happening” in Michigan. It was the third day of processing ballots, and that morning Chris Thomas had heard a weird rumor traveling around the counting floor. A fellow election worker told Thomas, who was advising Detroit on its election after serving for 36 years as the state’s election director, that calls were welling on social media and email list...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Defense, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Features, Getty Images


The city of Detroit calls for pro-Trump attorneys Sidney Powell and Lin Wood to be disbarred for spreading 'objectively false allegations'

Sidney Powell stands next to Lin Wood as he speaks during a press conference on election results in Georgia. Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters Attorneys working to overturn the 2020 presidential election should be disbarred and fined, lawyers working for the city of Detroit said in a scathing court filing in Michigan on Tuesday.  Lawyers Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, and others, have filed "so many objectively false allegations" that they should be disciplined, the attorneys wrote in the filing. "While ...
Tags: Texas, Washington, Germany, Virginia, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Washington Dc, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Detroit, Wood, Republican National Committee, Trump, Mike Pence


Michigan Democrats call for pro-Trump attorneys Sidney Powell and Lin Wood to be disbarred for spreading 'objectively false allegations'

Sidney Powell stands next to Lin Wood as he speaks during a press conference on election results in Georgia. Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters Attorneys working to overturn the 2020 presidential election should be disbarred and fined, said Michigan Democrats in a scathing court filing in Michigan on Tuesday.  Lawyers Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, and others, have filed "so many objectively false allegations" that they should be disciplined, said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.  "While the First Amen...
Tags: Texas, Virginia, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Democrats, Washington Dc, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Detroit, Wood, Trump, State, Parker, Sidney Powell


Forensic Report of Voter Fraud on Dominion Machine Results, Released by Judge

Screenshot from the report, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The potential of Candidate Joe Biden to take the Presidency is the greatest existential threat to Second Amendment rights at this time.  If the 2020 presidential election was stolen, all Constitutional rights are impacted and at risk. This is the forensic report from Antrim County in Michigan, which was originally blocked by Judge Elseheimer of the 13th Circuit Court.  Judge Elsenheimer approve...
Tags: Guns, Obama, US, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, United States, Harvard University, Arizona, Treasury, Venezuela, Homeland Security, Michigan, Biden, Central Intelligence Agency, Bill Bailey, ICP


How LeBron James made a major off-court impact in 2020

Shannon Shippe has lived in Akron, Ohio, for all of her 47 years, and in that time, perhaps no one has made a more profound impact on her hometown than LeBron James. For nine years, she’s watched that impact take root in her own home. Her son, Jayden Shippe, was in third grade when the LeBron James Family Foundation promised him a college scholarship if he met academic and community service requirements. Jayden embraced the “earned, not given,” ethos of the I Promise scholars program and became ...
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Republicans Plotting New Ways To Make It Harder To Vote

ATLANTA (AP) — Changes to the way millions of Americans voted this year contributed to record turnout, but that’s no guarantee the measures making it easier to cast ballots will stick around for future elections. Republicans in key states that voted for President-elect Joe Biden already are pushing for new restrictions, especially to absentee voting. It’s an option many states expanded amid the coronavirus outbreak that proved hugely popular and helped ensure one of the smoothest election days i...
Tags: New York, News, California, Kentucky, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Pennsylvania, Gop, Ohio, Michigan, Associated Press, Republican, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris


Nevada Ballots Said to have 70% “Adjudication” Rate

Nevada Ballots Said to have 70% “Adjudication” Rate U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment rights, indeed all rights in the Bill of Rights, appear to be up for grabs in this election. The election results are hotly contested, especially the accuracy and dependability of Dominion voting systems. A number of reports are circulating around the internet, suggesting that Nevada Dominion vote-counting machines have produced similar results to those seen in an Antrim County Michigan forensic audi...
Tags: Guns, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Benson, State, Clark County, Las Vegas Review Journal, Federal Election Commission, Clark County Nevada, Dominion, Dana Nessel, Weingarten, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten


Trump is still pinning his hopes on one last lawsuit in Michigan to overturn the presidential election

U.S. President Donald Trump departs on travel to West Point, New York from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 12, 2020. REUTERS/Cheriss May/File Photo President Donald Trump keeps tweeting about a "report" in a Michigan court case that "shows massive fraud" revealing he won. The report, published by Trump allies, reveals nothing of the sort. It was filed to a Michigan court as part of a case over Antrim County's closely decided marijuana ballot measure, not its...
Tags: Politics, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Dallas, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Detroit, Rudy Giuliani, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump


Trump supporters have intimidated and harassed the Electoral College, but electors say extremists won't stop them from casting their vote for Biden

Thousands of New Yorkers joined the "March to Protect The Results" to celebrate after the Biden-Harris ticket won the majority of Electoral College votes. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images US electors will cast their votes on Monday, officially securing Joe Biden's election as the nation's 46th president. While the Electoral College meeting is largely pro forma, it's an honor bestowed on politically involved citizens that's worth celebrating. This year, though, electors have been ...
Tags: Politics, John Lewis, Voting, News, Congress, California, Washington Post, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Fbi, United States, Idaho, House


Michigan electors need an armed escort for the journey to the State Capitol to cast their ballots for Joe Biden as angry pro-Trump supporters plan protests

People gather at the Michigan State Capitol for a "Stop the Steal" rally on November 14, 2020. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images 16 Michigan electors will travel to the state capitol in Lansing on Monday to cast their ballots for the next president. They will be accompanied by a police escort, according to The New York Times. On the day of the Electoral College vote, right-wing protesters have announced that they will demonstrate outside of the Michigan Capitol. This follows protests on S...
Tags: Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, United States, New York Times, Michigan, Biden, Trump, Afp, Lansing, Electoral College, state s Supreme Court, Michigan Capitol, Jocelyn Benson, Michigan State Capitol, Jeff Kowalsky


There have been guns, pressure, and intimidation, but electors say extremists won't stop them from casting their vote for Joe Biden on Monday

Thousands of New Yorkers joined the "March to Protect The Results" to celebrate after the Biden-Harris ticket won the majority of Electoral College votes. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images US electors will cast their votes on Monday, officially securing Joe Biden's election as the nation's 46th president. While the Electoral College meeting is largely pro forma, it's an honor bestowed on politically involved citizens that's worth celebrating. This year, though, electors have been ...
Tags: Politics, John Lewis, Voting, News, Congress, California, Washington Post, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Fbi, United States, Idaho, House


Protesters spent nearly an hour outside my home chanting about conspiracy theories. Here's what I learned

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson writes that when armed protesters descended on her home on Saturday to shout about disproven conspiracy theories and stolen elections, she knew American democracy was in trouble -- and that it would take a collective effort by every leader and every citizen to restore it.
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Jocelyn Benson: The terrifying moment armed people showed up at my home screaming falsehoods and obscenities about the election

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson writes that when armed protesters descended on her home on Saturday to shout about disproven conspiracy theories and stolen elections, she knew American democracy was in trouble -- and that it would take a collective effort by every leader and every citizen to restore it.
Tags: Cnn, Michigan, State, Jocelyn Benson


Trump-supporting 'Stop the Steal' mobs are a reminder that political violence is always inexcusable

Trump supporters gather near the Capitol Building for the Stop the Steal Rally in Atlanta on November 21, 2020. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images An armed "Stop the Steal" mob descended on the home of Michigan's Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson this weekend, threatening her over her role in overseeing election results.  Trump and his Republican allies have explicitly or implicitly endorsed such intimidation tactics.  These mobs are a helpful reminder that polit...
Tags: White House, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, Portland, Mitch McConnell, Michigan, Rudy Giuliani, James Woods, Trump, State, Capitol Building, Ted Wheeler


Jocelyn Benson: Armed protesters flock to Michigan official's home

The state's attorney general called the incident "disturbing behaviour masquerading as protest".
Tags: News, Michigan, Jocelyn Benson


Armed protesters gathered outside the home of Michigan's Secretary of State to deny voting results

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks in support of the United States Postal Service (USPS) outside of a post office in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. August 18, 2020..JPG REUTERS/Rebecca Cook About two dozen demonstrators gathered outside of the Detroit home of Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Saturday, in a protest where they called the results of the 2020 election fraudulent.  Benson said in a statement on Twitter that the protesters were armed, and video of the protes...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Protest, Trends, Usps, Michigan, Election, Detroit, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Benson, Election 2020, State, Rebecca Cook, Detroit Michigan


Jocelyn Benson: 'Armed protesters' target Michigan official's home

The state's attorney general called the incident "disturbing behaviour masquerading as protest".
Tags: News, Michigan, Jocelyn Benson


Michigan secretary of state says armed protesters gathered outside her home, claiming voter fraud

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said dozens of armed protesters gathered outside her Detroit home, chanting and shouting obscenities about overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Tags: Cnn, Michigan, Detroit, State, Jocelyn Benson


Michigan secretary of state says armed protesters gathered outside her home

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said dozens of armed protesters gathered outside her Detroit home, chanting and shouting obscenities about overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election.
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Armed pro-Trump protesters gather outside Michigan elections chief's home

Jocelyn Benson says gathering in which bogus claims were made about electoral fraud was ‘unambiguous, loud and threatening’
Tags: Michigan, Trump, Jocelyn Benson