Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Georgia Sees Record Turnout For Early Voting: +155%

NBC News reports: One week before thousands of neighborhood precincts open for the Georgia Primary next Tuesday, more than 400,000 voters had already cast ballots in party contests for governor, U.S. Senate and dozens of other statewide and local offices. As the third week of early voting for Georgia’s 2022 primary election began, over 380,000 people early voted in Georgia …

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Oddmakers Up Chances That DeSantis Will Be President

Florida Politics reports: Odds that Gov. Ron DeSantis will be the 47th President of the United States have improved, according to one betting aggregator. US-Bookies, which bases its odds on “betting markets offered by UK/European/worldwide operators regulated in jurisdictions where wagering on these props is legal,” said Monday that DeSantis’ odds have improved in recent weeks from 8/1 to 7/1. …

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Cultist Lawyers Hit With Hefty Fees Over Election Suits

The Washington Post reports: A federal judge has ordered two Colorado lawyers who filed a lawsuit late last year challenging the 2020 election results to pay nearly $187,000 to defray the legal fees of groups they sued, arguing that the hefty penalty was proper to deter others from using frivolous suits to undermine the democratic system. The two lawyers, Gary …

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Woman Charged With Terror Threat Over GA Ballots

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Police have arrested a Kentucky woman who allegedly threatened a Georgia judge and his family after he dismissed a lawsuit that sought to inspect absentee ballots for signs of fraud in last year’s presidential election. Erin Northup, 42, is accused of leaving a threatening voicemail with Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero’s judicial assistant soon …

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Two Longtime Dem House Reps Won’t Seek Reelection

Politico reports: Two longtime House Democratic incumbents will call it quits this week. Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, who has served 26 years in the House, is expected to announce his retirement later Monday, according to multiple sources familiar with the plans. And Rep. David Price of North Carolina, first elected in 1986, will also leave the House next year. …

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GOP Candidates Nationwide Embrace Trump’s Lies

The Washington Post reports: While most of these campaigns are in their early stages, the embrace of Trump’s claims is already widespread on the trail and in candidates’ messages to voters. The trend provides fresh evidence of Trump’s continued grip on the GOP, reflecting how a movement inspired by his claims and centered on overturning a democratic election has gained …

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Mailman Guilty Of Trashing Ballots In Dem Stronghold

Via press release from the Justice Department: A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier from Hudson County today admitted he discarded mail, including 99 general election ballots sent from the Essex County Board of Elections to West Orange, New Jersey, residents, from his assigned routes in Orange and West Orange, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Nicholas Beauchene, 26, …

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George Bush: I Wrote-In Condoleezza Rice In 2020

People Magazine reports: Days after George W. Bush called Trump-era Republicans “isolationist” and “protectionist” and not “my vision” of the party, the former president walked back some of that criticism in an interview with PEOPLE for next week’s issue. He also freely admitted he did not vote for either incumbent Republican President Donald Trump — of whom he has been …

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Facebook Took Down 1.3B Fake Accounts In Q4 2020

Posted today to Facebook’s corporate blog: Let’s start with fake accounts. We take a hard line against this activity and block millions of fake accounts each day, most of them at the time of creation. Between October and December of 2020, we disabled more than 1.3 billion of them. We also investigate and take down covert foreign and domestic influence …

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US Intel: Russia Tried To Help Trump In 2020 Election

USA Today reports: Russia and Iran engaged in multi-faceted, covert influence campaigns aimed at swaying the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, according to a declassified assessment released Tuesday by U.S. intelligence officials. The report from the Director of National Intelligence said U.S. officials did not find evidence that foreign actors tried to alter “technical” aspects of the voting process, …

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Cultist Lawyer Who Sued Pence May Face Sanctions

Law & Crime reports: A federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Friday pilloried a Minnesota attorney who sued former Vice President Mike Pence in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, referring him to the Committee on Grievances for possible disciplinary action. U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia James Boasberg, an appointee of Barack …

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Wants To Keep Job

CNN reports: Embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has told those close to him he wants to stay in his role under the new president, two sources tell CNN, despite his troubled tenure at the helm of the US Postal Service and his background as a supporter and donor to former President Donald Trump. President Joe Biden faces mounting pressure from …

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Postal Workers Union Hopes For “Bold” Moves By Biden

The Associated Press reports: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has vowed to make improvements after facing withering criticism and calls for his removal for his actions that slowed delivery of mail before the election. Some critics hoped President Joe Biden would fire DeJoy, but a president can’t do that. Instead, Biden could and likely will use appointments to reshape the Board …

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Bloomberg Shutters Election Data Firm Hawkfish

Politico reports: Hawkfish, the Democratic data firm backed by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, is shutting down, according to people familiar with the plans. The news was announced at a staff meeting Friday afternoon. Hawkfish was the main vehicle for Bloomberg’s failed presidential bid, which never took off despite the hundreds of millions of dollars spent. After he …

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Congress Certifies Biden’s Electoral College Victory

NPR reports: Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ victory early on Thursday, the end of a long day and night marked by chaos and violence in Washington, in which extremists emboldened by President Trump sought to thwart the peaceful transfer of power that has been a hallmark of modern American history by staging a violent insurrection …

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LIVE VIDEO: Congress Resumes Certifying Election

USA Today reports: After a tumultuous afternoon of riots and mayhem, a subdued but resolute Congress Wednesday night resumed its state-by-state count of the electoral votes that will reaffirm President-elect Joe Biden’s decisive victory Nov. 3 over President Donald Trump. Lawmakers in the House and the Senate had already begun debating the results of Arizona (which went for Biden) when …

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Congress To Resume Counting Electoral Votes Tonight

The New York Times reports: Lawmakers will resume counting Electoral College votes on Wednesday, hours after a mob of Trump loyalists stormed the Capitol, Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said as she vowed that the attack would not “deter us from our responsibility to validate the election of Joe Biden.” In a letter to colleagues, Ms. Pelosi said she had …

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LIVE VIDEO: Congress Meets To Certify Electoral Votes

CBS News reports: The House and Senate will convene Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a joint session of Congress to tally electoral votes from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election over expected challenges from Republicans that could lengthen the proceedings. Required under the Constitution, the meeting is typically a …

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Christie Won’t Rule Out 2024 Run Against Trump

The Hill reports: “I would not rule it out,” Chris Christie said on the Hugh Hewitt Show on Monday when asked if he would rule out a presidential run against Trump if he decided to run in four years. Christie ran against Trump in the 2016 Republican primary in 2016, but later dropped out of the race and endorsed him. …

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Major Pollsters Absent For Georgia US Senate Races

Politico reports: After a disastrous November election for the polling industry, when the polls again underestimated President Donald Trump (who lost regardless) as well as GOP candidates down the ballot, pollsters are mostly sidelined in the run-up to the Jan. 5 Georgia elections, which most observers regard as toss-ups. The public polls that drove so much of the news coverage …

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