Chapter 31: Voter Suppression

Trump attorney openly admits to judge under penalty of perjury that there’s no election fraud

An attorney for the Trump campaign admitted in court on Tuesday that a lawsuit against the local elections board is not alleging election fraud. Trump campaign attorney Jonathan S. Goldstein made the statement while arguing that the Montgomery County Board of Elections must halt the counting of 592 mail-in ballots. During the oral arguments, the […]

Biden’s vote lead hits 5 million. Trump’s loss shifts from ‘spanking’ to ‘shellacking’

76,983,892 Americans who voted for Joe Biden as the 46th president have had their votes counted by early Wednesday US time, compared with just 71,915,939 for Donald Trump. That is a lead in the popular vote of more than five million. This is now a...

Postal worker admits fabricating Pennsylvania ballot tampering claims, officials say

A Pennsylvania postal worker whose claims have been cited by top Republicans as potential evidence of widespread voting irregularities recanted to U.S. Postal Service investigators.

Trump Admits He’s Starving the Postal Service to Sabotage Voting by Mail

Trump is tampering with the November election in plain sight by trying to inhibit perfectly legal voting by mail and plotting to contest a defeat.

When a president sabotages his own country

In the end, the biggest interference in America's elections didn't come from Russia, or China, or Iran or North Korea. It came from the president of the United States. As I write this, we st

Trump refuses to concede and keeps pushing cases of voter fraud

Donald Trump is refusing to concede and go quietly as he and other Republicans keep pushing a narrative of voter fraud without evidence.

Misinformation used in attempt to prove dead people voted in Michigan

This kind of misinformation about dead voters is spreading online with support from people in Trump’s campaign, despite offering no hard evidence.

CodePink Defends Georgia Senate Candidate Raphael Warnock After GOP Opponent's 'Anti-Semitism' Smear

"Denouncing Israeli occupation is NOT anti-Semitic," the women-led peace group stressed after Sen. Kelly Loeffler attacked her Democratic challenger over a 2019 letter.

The world celebrates after Joe Biden wins the 2020 presidential election

Celebrations erupted the world over on November 7, 2020 when Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election by a slew of U.S. news outlets. Across the States and the world, supporters cheered, hugged, and waved American flags and photos of Biden in the wake of his victory.

How Joe Biden Navigated Pandemic Politics To Win The White House

Biden defined himself early on as a responsible foil to Trump.

Inside Trump's loss: A culmination of self-destructive decisions

When the White House essentially relocated to Air Force One over the final weeks of the campaign, President Donald Trump had a common reaction whenever he saw his rival Joe Biden appear on one of the airplane's many televisions.

Evangelicals told Trump he was 'chosen' by God. Now he says it, too

Even for a bottomless pit of narcissism like Donald Trump, Wednesday was an exceptional day for self-aggrandizement. Early in the day, Trump tweeted quotes from one of his more sycophantic — and unhinged — followers, Wayne Allyn Root, calling Trump the "King of Israel" and "the second coming of God....

Trump says he spoke to God about economy, believes God will help him rebuild it again

President Donald Trump revealed he spoke to God about the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic and God told him He’s going to have him rebuild “the greatest economy in the history of the world” again.

Nearly half of Republicans think God wanted Trump to be president

More than half of white evangelical Protestants agree.

Trump Whines: Why Isn’t Barr Coming to Save Me?

The desire within Trump and his senior staff for a DOJ rescue was palpable, as the vote count kept going more and more in Joe Biden’s direction.

Trump Wanted Top Notch Re-Election Lawyers. He Got a MAGA Clown Show.

The main people fighting for the president’s campaign right now are an assortment of MAGA celebrities and Internet personalities.

Trump delivers a pathetic stream of lies from the White House as he desperately tries to claim victory

As election officials continue to count ballots across the country, President Donald Trump delivered a low-energy and belabored speech in the White House press room on Thursday in a desperate effort to seize control of the narrative.His strategy was clear. He wanted to cast doubt on the results of t...

Renowned psychoanalyst charges ‘sadist’ Trump with ‘malignant neglect’ — and says he deserves ‘permanent quarantine on November 3’

A sadist walks into a pandemic….On October 30, CNN reported that in his recent rallies Trump made a series of baseless claims that doctors were inflating the coronavirus death count for their own monetary gain, despite the fact that COVID cases and deaths are rapidly surging across our country. At a...

Trump's spiritual adviser attempts to pray the fail away

Donald Trump has lost. I don’t think I’m jinxing anything by saying that. Look here … Pennsylvania ends it. Which is nice, because we also have Nevada in the bag … So right now we’re at the part in the movie where the villain has lost his lower torso...

'Hopefully Amy Coney Barrett will come through': Adviser Admits Trump is hoping for Supreme Court rescue

With the Trump campaign frantically attempting to challenge vote-counting procedures in several battleground states where the president's early leads have evaporated, a prominent conservative attorney and co-chair of Lawyers for Trump openly admitted in a television interview Thursday that the campa...

Trump team gets brutally mocked for increasingly ridiculous attempts to claim a win

Offering irresistibly low-hanging fruit for political rivals, pundits, and late-night comedians—who all devoured it with gusto—President Donald Trump was lambasted Wednesday and Thursday for simultaneously suing to stop the vote counting process in key battleground states where he clings to a precar...

Trump's election battle has left lawyers from both parties baffled

Lawyers from both sides of the political aisle are baffled by what appears to be President Donald Trump's strategy to wage war on states where the election results are not in his favor. As of Friday morning, Trump has unleashed a barrage of lawsuits to contest election results in multiple swing stat...

Trump prematurely declares victory, says he'll go to Supreme Court

President Trump early Wednesday declared victory in the presidential race against Democratic nominee Joe Biden even as millions of votes were still being counted across multiple states and the president said he would be going t

Trump says stop counting where I’m winning but keep counting where I’m losing.

WE WIN. Biden will be declared winner because the next state like Nevada after 264 electoral college votes pushes him over the top. How many times did we have these contradictions: where Trump whines about Biden using teleprompters, while himself...

Phoenix Trumpists chant “count the vote” as Detroit Trumpists chant "stop the vote"

Unhingery abounds on the path to the bunker. MSNBC reports that angry Trumpists are demonstrating at the Phoenix vote counting center (Maricopa County Elections Dept.) because Fox News called the election for Biden.  Dave Karpf wrote another of...

Stop The Count’: Protesters Surround Detroit Vote Counting Site After Trump Lawsuit
Arizona Officials Vow to 'Continue Our Job' Counting Votes as Trump Backers—Some Armed With AR-15s—Gather at Local Election Building

"All of us are committed to a fair and efficient count of all votes," Maricopa County officials said.

Trump and allies spread falsehoods to cast doubt on election

While much of America was sleeping Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump’s leads in crucial battleground states began slipping — and that's when online falsehoods about the election started...

Trump campaign asks court to stop Nevada from counting early votes

The Trump campaign is accusing election officials of mishandling mail-in ballots and refusing to accommodate observers.

Standing United Against Trump's Threat to Democracy, Protesters From Coast to Coast Urge Officials to 'Count Every Vote'

"Right now, election officials are continuing to count millions of votes across the country, Biden is ahead in the Electoral College and the popular vote, and the outcome of this election will be decided by the voters, not Donald Trump."

Can Trump decide when to stop counting votes?

Elie Honig writes that Trump's declaration that he wanted "all voting to stop" that he would be "going to the Supreme Court" oversimplifies and misconceives how elections work and how the courts function.

Donald Trump Says He’s Won Election, Wants SCOTUS To Reject Votes

Donald Trump prematurely declared that he won the 2020 election while it was still being counted, and threatened to demand the Supreme Court stop counting ‘fraud’ votes.

Postmaster general says to leave mail behind if it delays routes

The US Postal Service is in a financial crisis and now instructing workers to avoid logging overtime — even if it means leaving mail behind.

The US Postal Service Said It Can't Track 300,000 Ballots Sent In The Mail, But That Doesn't Mean They’re Lost

During an ongoing trial, Postal Service officials said the ballots weren't being tracked so that they could be delivered more quickly.

USPS disregards court order to sweep facilities; 300,000 ballots missing

The U.S. Postal Service says it can’t meet a federal judge’s order to sweep processing centers for undelivered mail-in ballots.

Biden needs 1 more battleground state to win the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden was pushing closer to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to carry the White House, securing victories in the “blue wall” battlegrounds of Wisconsin and...

Biden wins Michigan, Wisconsin, now on brink of White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden won the battleground prizes of Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday, reclaiming a key part of the “blue wall” that slipped away from Democrats four years ago and...

Election 2020 live updates: Biden closes in on electoral college victory; race narrows in Arizona, Georgia

Trump’s reelection campaign has attempted to halt vote-counting in Pennsylvania and Michigan, sought a recount in Wisconsin, and challenged the handling of ballots in Georgia.

Biden Says 'It's Clear' He's Winning Enough States To Emerge Victorious In Election

The Democratic presidential candidate stressed that "every vote must be counted" as the final few states finish tallying ballots in the close race.

Brett Kavanaugh Just Endorsed A Radical Legal Theory That Could Cause Election Chaos

The Trump campaign is accusing election officials of mishandling mail-in ballots and refusing to accommodate observers.

Trump Roundly Ridiculed by Activists, Artists, and Others After Lying About Swing State Landslide

Prominent Twitter users claimed everything from a full head of hair to "the Commonwealth of Bradley Cooper" in refuting the president's latest lies. 

Biden didn't magically get Michigan votes like Trump retweet suggests

President Trump retweeted maps that appeared to show Biden getting 100% of newly counted votes in a Michigan results update. The data was not correct.

USPS disregards court order to conduct ballot sweeps in 12 postal districts after more than 300,000 ballots cannot be traced

The U.S. Postal Service turned down a federal judge's order late Tuesday afternoon to sweep mail processing facilities serving 15 states, saying instead it would stick to its own inspection schedule

Trump Needs to Suppress the Vote to Win

"Donald Trump won the presidency with 46 percent of the popular vote. His approval rating, according to Gallup, has never hit 50 percent. He remains under 50 percent in national polling averages," Politico reports.“The president’s inability to capture a majority of support sheds light on his e

Republicans devote $20m and 50,000 people to efforts to restrict voting

The RNC is seeking people in 15 key states to serve as poll watchers and challenge the registration of voters they believe ineligible

Juan Williams: Trump and Republicans work to suppress Democratic votes

Over the past four years President Trump — with the help of too many state Republican Party officials — has tried to put a friendly face on suppressing the votes of people who do not vote for him.

Trump’s Voter Suppression Is a Crisis (Even If It Backfires)

Historic turnout doesn’t erase the threat posed by the GOP’s open contempt for the political rights of its opposition.

Trump and Republican efforts to curtail mail vote counting, explained

First, make it illegal to count votes quickly. Second, paint the slow count as suspicious.

Trump confesses to voter suppression

Republicans are firmly opposing free and fair elections — unless they do something about this.

Openly trying to cheat”: Trump campaign tells local election officials to ignore voting rules

“You’re really seeing a broad-based... strategy to suppress the vote by the Republican Party," a GOP lawyer said.

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