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Georgia's Republican secretary of state says faith and past personal tragedies helped him weather the difficult election season

As President Donald Trump and other Republicans pushed false claims of widespread voter fraud in the weeks following the presidential election, Georgia's Republican secretary of state was among a group of officials across the country who drew the ire of the President and his supporters for pushing back against those unfounded claims.
Tags: Georgia, Cnn, Republican, Donald Trump, State


Republican congressman tells Trump to 'delete your account' after he tweets a 45-minute speech repeating baseless voter fraud claims

President Donald Trump Getty Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger told Trump to delete his Twitter account. The lawmaker quote tweeted the outgoing president's latest video statement containing more unfounded claims about the November 3 election. "Time to delete your account," tweeted Kinzinger, who represents Illinois' 16th district. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Republican congressman has told Trump to "delete your account" after the President tweeted a link to a...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Republican, Illinois, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Election 2020, Pence, Adam Kinzinger, Trumpworld, Kinzinger, Adam Payne, Donald Trump Getty


Trump posted a 46-minute video to Facebook asserting baseless election fraud claims, and called it 'the most important speech I've ever made'

The video came one day after Bill Barr said the Justice Department had not found evidence of fraud that would change the election results. Patrick Semansky/Associated Press President Trump released on Wednesday video of what he said might be "the most important speech" he's ever made. The 46-minute speech was delivered to a camera, without an audience, and posted to Facebook. It was also almost totally divorced from reality. During the speech, Trump repeated the unsubstantiated claims of v...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, The New York Times, Department Of Justice, Republican, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Election 2020, Adam Kinzinger


Net Neutrality’s Biggest Enemy Is Leaving The FCC Early

“U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he’ll leave the agency Jan. 20, eliminating the possibility of a holdover Republican majority at the agency that could have temporarily stymied changes sought by the incoming Biden administration. Since being elevated to the chairmanship by President Donald Trump in 2017, Pai, a Republican, has led the commission in dismantling net neutrality regulations.” – Bloomberg
Tags: Art, Media, Fcc, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, U S Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, 11.30.20


Republicans know Trump's attempt to overturn the election is dangerous, but they're too cowardly to fight it

A protester in a Guy Fawkes mask stands in front of the Oregon State Capitol building during a Stop the Steal rally on November 7, 2020 in Salem, Oregon. Nathan Howard/Getty Images Trump's fake voter fraud allegations continue to get laughed out of court and his administration's own AG Bill Barr said yesterday that the Justice Department has found no meaningful evidence of voter fraud.  Republicans are torn. They know Biden won fair and square and want voters to trust the democratic proces...
Tags: Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Gop, United States, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Republican Party, Republican, Johnson, Sterling, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani


Trump's advisors are frantically trying to stop him from firing Attorney General Barr as the president's fury hits a boiling point

President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump's anger with Attorney General William Barr has reached a boiling point, and multiple advisors are trying to convince him not to fire Barr, The Washington Post reported. Trump is said to be furious with Barr's failure to deliver on a politically charged inv...
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Bruce Herschensohn, conservative commentator on Southern California airwaves, dies at 88

YORBA LINDA — Political commentator Bruce Herschensohn, a longtime fixture on Southern California television and radio, former aide to Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan and Republican candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in 1992, has died at the age of 88. Herschensohn’s death was announced Tuesday by the Richard Nixon Foundation in Yorba Linda. The cause of death was not released. “One word defines Bruce Herschensohn: patriot,” said Hugh Hewitt, the Nixon Foundation’s president. “A resonan...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, New York City, California News, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Ronald Reagan, Obituaries, Obituary, Darth Vader, Republican, Alex Trebek, Malibu


Fired Trump attorney Sidney Powell cited a prominent QAnon figure in her lawsuit to overturn Georgia's election results

Sidney Powell at the Republican National Committee headquarters Washington DC on November 19, 2020. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Sidney Powell, a former Trump campaign attorney, cited an affidavit from QAnon figure Ron Watkins in her lawsuit challenging the election results in Georgia.  Watkins is a former administrator on 8kun, a far-right messaging board, and a promoter of the QAnon conspiracy. Powell has based her challenge to the election result on the baseless theory that voting machines we...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, News UK, Republican, Conspiracy Theories, Republican National Committee, Trump, Sidney Powell, Jim, Powell, Watkins, Tom Porter


Defying Trump, Attorney General Barr says the DOJ and the FBI didn't discover any evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election

Attorney General William Barr. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday that the Justice Department and the FBI had not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. "To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election," Barr told The Associated Press. Barr is the latest Republican official to break ranks with President Donald Trump over the president's allegations that substantial voter f...
Tags: Politics, Colorado, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Dhs, Fbi, Venezuela, Associated Press, Nevada, Department Of Justice, Republican, Biden, Cuba


Defying Trump, Attorney General Barr says the DOJ and FBI didn't discover any evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election

Attorney General William Barr arrives in the Rose Garden before President Donald Trump introduces 7th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 48, as his nominee to the court at the White House September 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday that the DOJ and FBI have not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.  "To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in...
Tags: Politics, Colorado, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Dhs, Fbi, Washington Dc, Venezuela, Nevada, Department Of Justice, Republican, Biden, Cuba


Defying Trump, Attorney General Barr says the DOJ and FBI didn't discover voter fraud at a scale that would have changed the 2020 election results

Attorney General William Barr arrives in the Rose Garden before President Donald Trump introduces 7th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 48, as his nominee to the court at the White House September 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Attorney General Bill Barr said on Tuesday that the DOJ and FBI have not found evidence of substantial fraud in the 2020 election.  "To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the e...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Fbi, Gop, Washington Dc, Arizona, Wisconsin, Department Of Justice, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Doj


A witness in Trump ally Sidney Powell's lawsuits says the voting results in 'Edison County' indicate fraud. No such place exists.

Sidney Powell. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A lawsuit in Michigan pushed by allies of President Donald Trump are seeking to fight what voters decided and declare him the winner of the state's electoral votes. To bolster its case, it includes an affidavit from Navid Keshavarz-Nia, a cybersecurity expert who alleges the election data indicates widespread fraud (extensive research and other experts refute such claims). The affidavit says that President-elect Joe Biden won "...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Republican, Biden, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump, Reuters, Election 2020, United States of America


Georgia's lieutenant governor joins GOP officials in rejecting Trump's 'misinformation'

Georgia's Republican lieutenant governor on Tuesday joined a growing list of GOP officials in the state who are publicly rejecting President Donald Trump's baseless claims of voter fraud, saying the misinformation spread by the President and his allies is "alarming" and could jeopardize the party in upcoming Senate runoff elections.
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Georgia's lieutenant governor joins state GOP officials in rejecting Trump's 'misinformation'

Georgia's Republican lieutenant governor on Tuesday joined a growing list of GOP officials in the state who are publicly rejecting President Donald Trump's baseless claims of voter fraud, saying the misinformation spread by the President and his allies is "alarming" and could jeopardize the party in upcoming Senate runoff elections.
Tags: Senate, Georgia, Cnn, Gop, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump


Protesters gather at Garcetti’s official residence for 7th day, aiming to block Biden cabinet role

Protesters staged a seventh-consecutive day of demonstrations outside Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s official residence on Monday, Nov. 30, in an attempt to persuade President-elect Joe Biden not to appoint the city’s leader to his cabinet. Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles called Garcetti “the worst mayor in the nation,” and criticized him for his handling of the city’s homeless crisis, housing and police use of force. “We refuse to be quiet as President-elect Biden considers him for a cabinet ...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Education, California, La, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Republican


Biden's decision to pick Neera Tanden for a top economic role exposes an ongoing rift with Bernie Sanders-allied progressives

CAP President Neera Tanden moderates the "Why Women's Economic Security Matters For All" panel discussion at The Center For American Progress on September 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Paul Morigi/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden has angered both progressive Democrats and Republicans with his announcement that he will nominate Neera Tanden to direct the Office of Management and Budget.  Tanden, head of the influential liberal think tank Center for American Progress, is a longtime a...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Montana, Washington, Senate, White House, Israel, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Social Security, Warren, Republican


Pogues singer Shane McGowan’s irascible life unfolds in Julien Temple’s documentary​, made with Johnny Depp’s encouragement

When the chance arose to make a documentary about Shane McGowan of the Pogues, director Julien Temple hesitated, not at all sure he wanted the challenge of capturing the irascible Irish-English folk-punk frontman on camera. “You’ve got to be prepared to put yourself through a special kind of experience with Shane McGowan,” says Temple, who, mind you, had previously subjected himself to the making of two films with the not-exactly-mild-mannered members of the Sex Pistols. “He does come with a war...
Tags: Music, New York, London, Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ireland, David Bowie, Johnny Depp, Sinn Féin, Dublin, Republican, Orange County, Gerry Adams, Primal Scream


Trump and his allies have won zero out at least 26 lawsuits they've filed since Election Day

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican officials have filed more than two dozen lawsuits since Election Day in an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. The campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in swing states Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. They've notched zero victories, 19 cases where they've withdrawn or lost, and have seven cases pending. Scroll down for a list of lawsuit...
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Fox Host Argues Trump Doesn’t Need Court Evidence To Steal Swing States From Biden

As President Donald Trump’s ceaseless attempts to overturn the election through the courts continue to crash and burn, his increasingly desperate allies at Fox News are now arguing that hey, who needs to provide that pesky legal evidence anyway? “Steve, Ainsley, I think what’s happening here is we are quickly moving towards a political case being made, meaning the Trump team is talking to state legislators in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and we know today in Arizona as well, attempting to make the...
Tags: News, White House, Fox, Pennsylvania, Gop, Arizona, Fox News, Michigan, Associated Press, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Steve Doocy, Cain, Ainsley Earhardt


What Hunting Bigfoot Taught a Republican Congressman about Misinformation, Political Extremists, and Grift

Republican congressman Denver Riggleman was once a defense contractor for America's National Security Agency. But in 2004, he paid more than $5,000 to join an amateur expedition searching for Bigfoot. Not because he believed in the mythical ape-like creature said to live in the woods, according to the Washington Post, but "to indulge a lifelong fascination: Why do people — what kind of people — believe in Bigfoot?" "Now in one of his last acts as a Republican congressman from Virginia, Rigglem...
Tags: Congress, Washington Post, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Bigfoot, Republican, Trump, Riggleman, Denver Riggleman, Virginia Riggleman, Bob Good R


Jeb Bush's weeklong feud with the Room Rater Twitter account was 'a joke,' but conservatives still claim the social media site is biased

Jeb Bush during a morning television appearance. Heather Wines/CBS via Getty Images Former Florida governor Jeb Bush had a Twitter feud with Room Rater, a profile that judges on-camera interiors, accusing it of being a "hyper partisan" gimmick.  Bush, who later said his comments were not serious, became the latest high-profile conservative to accuse Twitter and its users of leaning liberal.  President Donald Trump has joined a chorus of conservative voices raising concern about Twitter.  V...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Politics, Politico, Trends, Social Media, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Battle, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Cbs, Scarborough, Republican, Donald Trump, The Washington Post


The contentious 1991 gubernatorial race in Louisiana between ex-KKK leader and Republican David Duke and Democrat Edwin Edwards shows the path forward for progressives in the South.

Voters waiting to cast ballots in Baton Rouge in the 1991 gubernatorial race between Edwin Edwards and David Duke. Bettmann / Contributor/Getty Images The 1991 gubernatorial election in Louisiana may have been the last decisive win for progressives in the South, and Southern progressives should emulate Edwin Edwards' campaign.  Edwards threw together a ragtag coalition of Black Democrats, white business leaders, and prominent religious figures; he went negative without getting angry, craft...
Tags: Senate, White House, Virginia, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Liberal Democrats, Kkk, Fox News, Ivy League, Nancy Pelosi, Party, Louisiana, Republican, Biden


PA Supreme Court Rejects Another GOP Effort To Block Certification Of Biden’s Win

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court’s order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot in the latest lawsuit filed by Republicans attempting to thwart President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state. The state Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, threw out the three-day-old order, saying the underlying lawsuit was filed months after the expiration of a time limit in Pennsylvani...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Joe Biden, Ap, Pennsylvania, Gop, Philadelphia, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Kelly, Harrisburg, Legislature


The Republican Secretary of State for Georgia says Trump 'should leave quietly' after state's election recount confirmed Biden's win

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said President Trump "should leave quietly," after the state's election recount confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's win. "When you lose an election, you should leave quietly. It's the will of the people that has been expressed," he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an article publishe...
Tags: US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Republican, Biden, The Washington Post, Trump, Atlanta Georgia, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Stacey Abrams, Raffensperger, Brad Raffensperger, Sophia Ankel, Brynn Anderson Georgia


GOP Lawmaker Calls Out Republican Trump Loyalists

Congressman Denver Riggleman accused his Republican colleagues of a "massive grift" in remaining quiet, as the president continues to...
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Facing the first loss of their voting lives, young Republicans are surprisingly hopeful, but want the GOP to work for Gen Z

Young supporters of President Donald Trump pose for a photographs at a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio, on January 9, 2020. Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images For many members of Generation Z, President's Donald Trump defeat in the 2020 election was the first loss in their voting lives. Business Insider recently spoke to the senior members of five college Republican groups across the country for their reaction. They were all largely optimistic about the GOP's future, with the p...
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Court rejects Trump appeal in Pennsylvania; he wants Supreme Court to intervene

By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected its latest effort to challenge the state’s election results. Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite the judge’s assessment that the “campaign’s claims have no merit.” “Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election u...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Supreme Court, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Republican, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, George W Bush


Fed Judges, Including Trump Appointee, Rip Trump Camp’s Attempt To Muck With PA Biden Win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court in Philadelphia on Friday rejected President Donald Trump’s latest effort to challenge the election results in a case that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court if Trump appeals. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals echoed a string of other courts in finding the Trump campaign offered no evidence of any election fraud. Instead, the court said “the campaign’s claims have no merit.” “Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfai...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Joe Biden, PA, Ap, Pennsylvania, Gop, Philadelphia, Republican, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Frankenstein


Undermining Democracy

Last Thursday, Rudy Giuliani, a Trump campaign lawyer, alleged a widespread voting conspiracy involving Venezuela, Cuba, and China. Another lawyer, Sidney Powell, argued that Mr. Trump won in a landslide, the entire election in swing states should be overturned and the legislatures should make sure that the electors are selected for the president. The Republican National Committee swung in to support her false claim that Mr. Trump won in a landslide, while Michigan election officials have tried ...
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'My family voted for Trump. He threw us under the bus anyway': Georgia secretary of state says he worked hard to uphold the integrity of this year's election despite Trump's unfounded claims of fraud

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia election officials have announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger said the state's election was conducted with integrity despite baseless accusations of fraud from President Donald Trump, which Trump has been repeating since he lost to Joe Biden, w...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, General Services Administration, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, State, Atlanta Georgia, 2020 Election, Raffensperger