Georgia Trump supporters fight on in court
ATLANTA — Supporters of Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the results of the presidential election in Georgia say they have filed a federal lawsuit that accuses top state officials of abetting voter fraud.The lawsuit says Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger rushed to buy new election software that played a big role in a scheme “illegally and fraudulently manipulating the vote count to make certain the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States.”A separate lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Fulton County Superior Court, also seeks to overturn the presidential electio...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Commentary: Rudy's bitter end: A former friend and staffer tracks the mayor's sad decline
I don’t care about Rudy Giuliani’s amateur-hour press conference outside Four Seasons Total Landscaping or his need for a cut man at last Thursday’s presser to stanch the flow of hair dye down his cheeks. I don’t care that he tucked in his shirt while lying on a hotel bed with a woman in the room young enough to be his granddaughter. (Okay, I do care about that.)I don’t even care all that much that he was rusty in court after not litigating a case in 30 years. And neither should you.I care that Rudy’s meritless, baseless legal arguments allege widespread, nationwide election fraud without proo...
New York Daily News
Pennsylvania counties certify election results, despite baseless fraud claims from Trump allies
PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania counties rushed Monday to certify results from the Nov. 3 election, even as President Donald Trump and his Republican allies continued to press their increasingly long-shot effort in court to stop the state from finalizing the vote tally declaring Joe Biden the victor.As county boards of elections convened for what is normally little more than sleepy formality, the impact of the president’s push to undermine public trust in the integrity of the vote repeatedly surfaced.In at least three of the state’s most populous counties — Montgomery, Allegheny and Luzerne — boar...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Election disinformation fears came true for state officials
The disinformation scenario that local election officials feared months ago has come true: President Donald Trump’s false claims of voter fraud have been picked up by many state and local Republican officials across the country, and polls now show that more than two-thirds of GOP voters believe the 2020 election was neither free nor fair.Ten state attorneys general signed an amicus brief two weeks ago supporting the president’s unsuccessful bid to block an extension for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania. And state lawmakers from South Carolina wrote a letter in support of court challenges that h...
Trump maintains unproven 'massive' fraud claim as Michigan lawmakers depart his hotel
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump reiterated his unproven claim that there was “massive voter fraud” in Michigan’s election on Saturday, a day after he met with Republican lawmakers from the state at the White House.In Saturday morning tweets, as multiple Michigan lawmakers departed the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., the president responded to a joint statement put out by House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake. Their Friday statement suggested the lawmakers used the meeting to focus on COVID-19 relief and not the certific...
The Detroit News
Ivanka Trump distances self from dad's election fraud claims as her own legal jeopardy grows
Ivanka Trump is among a growing number of President Donald Trump’s close advisers who want nothing to do with his legal efforts to subvert the results of the Nov. 3 election, according to a new report.These advisers may publicly act as though they believe Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani can pull some kind of courtroom miracle to prove widely debunked claims of election fraud, Axios reported.“But talk to them privately, and many say Rudy Giuliani and his team are on a dead-end path,” Axios writers Jonathan Swan and Alayna Treene said.“Even Jared and Ivanka think this is going nowher...
The Mercury News
Giuliani, pushing Trump's electoral legal battle, accuses Biden of crimes
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Thursday continued to amplify President Donald Trump’s baseless claim that the 2020 election was rigged.Giuliani, who’s spearheading the Trump campaign’s long-shot legal battle to overturn Joe Biden’s victory, spent a Thursday news conference pushing the unfounded claim that Democratic officials engaged in a nationwide “conspiracy” to steal the election from Trump.“This is real! It is not made up!” Giuliani shouted at reporters in the room. “There is nobody here that engages in fantasy. I have tried a hundred cases. I prosecuted some of the most dangerous...
New York Daily News
Trump fires top cybersecurity official who debunked his false voter fraud claims
President Donald Trump axed the country’s top cybersecurity official Tuesday in retaliation for the tech whiz repeatedly debunking his false accusations of voter fraud in the 2020 election.The outgoing president announced the firing of Chris Krebs over Twitter, specifically citing a statement about the safety of the election issued by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency director.“The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud,” Trump tweeted. “Therefore, effective immediately, Chris...
New York Daily News
Dahleen Glanton: Voter fraud is fake. Voter suppression is real
America is long overdue for a serious conversation about disenfranchised voters.But let’s be clear. There is a big difference between voter fraud and voter suppression. Voter fraud is fake. Voter suppression is real.The people who poured into the streets of Washington, D.C., Saturday to protest the election they say was stolen from Donald Trump are reacting to a fantasy based on lies. Voter fraud is a myth created by Republicans who refuse to accept defeat.The reason no one can come up with legitimate cases of widespread voter fraud is because they do not exist. Such theories have been debunke...
John M. Crisp: An election that America can be proud of
All in all, it could have been worse.In fact, when I finally went to bed in the wee hours of Nov. 4, I thought that Election 2020 was turning into the same nightmare as Election 2016, when contrary to the polls Donald Trump was duly elected president of the United States.I thought that four more years of Trump would be bad for our already bungled response to Pandemic 2020. I thought that during a second Trump term our standing in the world would continue to diminish and our relations with our allies would be further damaged. I thought four more years of Trump’s tweeting would destroy any possi...
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