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ELECTION 2020

Summary: In the email, though, Sinners directed the fake electors to engage in a level of secrecy about their plan that makes it difficult to argue the participants genuinely believed they were the legitimate electors as they entered the Georgia statehouse to file their votes in mid-December of 2020. ... That doesn’t sound like someone who is trying to stop the theft of an election, but rather is trying to steal one. That factor should figure into the upcoming House hearings regarding Jan. 6 — and into the question of whether Trump and those around him should face prosecution.
The panel also showed videotaped testimony from other senior Trump White House officials including then-Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff.
Reuters identified five police trainers whose political commentary on social media has echoed extremist opinions or who have public ties to far-right figures. They work for one or more of 35 firms that advertised at least 10 police or public-safety training sessions in 2021.
Summary: With Democrats eyeballing the calendar and more states moving to ranked-choice voting, we have a real opportunity to make presidential primaries fairer and better for all. Let’s seize the chance.

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Eight known attempts to gain unauthorized access to voting systems in five U.S. states since the 2020 election involved local Republican officeholders or party activists who have advanced Trump’s stolen-election falsehoods or conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines.
Summary: On Jan. 6, after Trump supporters who’d been whipped into the aforementioned conspiracy frenzy attacked the Capitol, Roy and Lee both voted to certify Biden’s victory. It will be up to their constituents, and history, to determine whether that was too little, too late for them to claim, as they both do now, that they stepped up to protect democracy.
The House of Representatives Oversight Committee asked the National Archives and Records Administration for more information about “what appear to be the largest scale violations of the presidential records act since its enactment."
Trump's fixation on 2020 has fanned concerns among establishment Republicans that he is putting personal revenge above party success by endorsing challengers running against incumbent Republicans who have crossed him.
Defamation suit follows larger one by Dominion
Prosecutors asked for 45 days behind bars for Jordan Stotts, but a federal judge sentenced him to 60 days of home confinement and 60 hours of community service.

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An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.
In Texas on Thursday, the secretary of state's office said the state had begun an audit of the presidential election in its four largest counties - Dallas, Harris, Tarrant and Collin. Although Trump carried the state, Biden won three of those counties under review.
Mark Ulsaker was originally charged with four crimes: second-degree assault with a weapon, fourth-degree assault of a police officer and two counts of making threats of violence.

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