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GOP US House Rep Charged With Felony Voter Fraud

Topeka’s CBS News affiliate reports: U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins faces criminal charges of voter fraud. Shawnee Co. District Attorney Mike Kagay said Tuesday he filed four counts against Watkins: Interference with Law Enforcement, Providing False Information; Voting without being Qualified; Unlawful Advance Voting; and Failing to Notify the DMV of Change of Address. The first three are felonies, while the …

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Cruz Spox Denies He Flouted Mask Rules On Flight

The Dallas Morning News reports: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is facing backlash over a photo on social media of the Texas Republican aboard an American Airlines flight without a required face mask. But the senator’s office said Cruz wasn’t flouting airline mandates and public health safeguards by taking off a mask, but “he temporarily removes the mask while eating or …

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Texas Supreme Court Tosses GOP Convention Lawsuit

Law & Crime reports: On July 8 the mayor of Houston canceled the Texas Republican Party’s scheduled in-person convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Texas GOP promptly sued and eventually petitioned to the state’s Supreme Court, asking the court to order the enforcement of the contract that was signed. The GOP lost that bid on Monday. The …

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Trump Campaign Hires 1500 Workers In GOTV Drive

The Associated Press reports: The Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump’s campaign say they have now hired 1,500 field staffers, aiming to convert their financial advantage over Democrats into votes in November. RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said the staff and volunteers are looking to use the RNC’s vast data trove and voter scores to reach a dwindling swath of …

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Politico: GOP Senators Face Fundraising Emergency

Politico reports: Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee prepared a slideshow for Senate chiefs of staff full of bleak numbers about the party’s failure to compete with Democrats on digital fundraising. For anyone not getting the message, the final slide hammered home the possible end result: a freight train bearing down on a man standing on the tracks. The …

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US House Rep Coughs Uncontrollably While Praising Trump At Mask-Optional State GOP Convention [VIDEO]

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Wisconsin congressman Glenn Grothman broke out into an unmasked coughing fit at the microphone of his speech at the GOP state convention in Green Bay on Saturday. “Let’s talk about Donald John Trump,” Grothman said as he began to cough uncontrollably. After several seconds, Grothman regained composure and adjusted his tie. Grothman, who is 65, falls …

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Man Who Backed Boycotts Of Nike And NFL Says Goya Boycott Cancels Hispanic Culture, Silences Free Speech

Raw Story reports: Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday said calls for a boycott of Goya Foods because its CEO praised President Donald Trump were an attempt to “silence free speech.” But one year ago, the Texas Republican encouraged people to boycott Nike after the company halted plans to sell shoes featuring the Betsy Ross flag that some say glorifies slavery …

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WV Mailman Guilty Of Pro-GOP Absentee Ballot Fraud

Via press release from the Justice Department: Thomas Cooper, a mail carrier in Pendleton County, has admitted to attempted election fraud, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Cooper, age 47, of Dry Fork, West Virginia, pled guilty to one count of “Attempt to Defraud the Residents of West Virginia of a Fair Election” and one count of “Injury to the Mail.” …

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GOP Rep: “Tragic” Not To See Masks At Trump Rally

The Hill reports: Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) on Thursday called it “tragic” to see people object to wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic, including at President Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., last month. “I’m reminding people to wear masks every time they’re with other people outside of their family, particularly in a public place that’s inside,” Upton said at …

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Texas GOP Sues Houston Mayor Over Axed Convention

The Texas Tribune reports: The Republican Party of Texas is suing Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and others involved with the canceling of the party’s in-person convention, which was scheduled to happen next week. On Wednesday, Houston First Corporation, the operator of the George R. Brown Convention Center, sent a letter to party officials informing them that the event had been …

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GOP State Rep Uses Chainsaw To Destroy Mask Because Mask Refusers Are Totally Like “Jews In Nazi Germany”

The Monroe News-Star reports: A Louisiana lawmaker said people who refuse to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic are being treated like Jews in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. State Rep. Danny McCormick, R-Oil City, posted a Facebook video Tuesday railing against mask mandates as an assault on liberty. It was triggered by a mask mandate issued by Shreveport Mayor …

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GOP House Candidate Blames 2018 California Wildfires On “Ray Beams” During Appearance On #QAnon Show

“There’s a lot of suspicion, and I think there’s a lot of truth to this, that they had a lot of the – when you put in the new homes you have the meters that go in there – these meters were set off by a lucid ray beam that blew up these meters in the start of the Paradise …

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TEXAS: Houston Officials Cancel GOP State Convention

The Texas Tribune reports: The Republican Party of Texas’ in-person convention next week has been canceled, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Wednesday. The news came after Turner directed the city’s legal department to work with the Houston First Corp., which operates the George R. Brown Convention Center, to review the contract with the state party. Turner said officials with Houston …

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Lincoln Project: We Will Punish Every Senate Cultist

Just in from the Lincoln Project: The Lincoln Project’s latest ad, “Names,” laments the Republican Senators who have flagrantly violated their oaths of office to protect President Donald Trump. Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, said, “These are senators who have abandoned their consciences, left the American people behind, and fail to stand up for the Constitution and common …

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Five Republican Senators To Skip GOP Convention

Axios reports: At least five GOP senators have said they will not attend next month’s Republican National Convention in Jacksonville either due to coronavirus concerns or political reasons. For some, like 86-year-old Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and 80-year-old Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the decision not to attend underscores broader concerns about holding mass gatherings in the coronavirus era. For others, …

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Court Lets Schock Off Hook On $160K In Legal Fees

The Indiana Lawyer reports: A Terre Haute law firm is owed no additional money from one of its former clients, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday in an attorney fees lawsuit involving former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock and his campaign committee. The Bopp Law Firm, P.C. appealed a Vigo Superior Court order ruling in favor of former Illinois Congressman …

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DeSantis: Florida Has “Stabilized At Where We’re At”

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis said the growing coronavirus case numbers in Florida are not necessarily a reflection of the outbreak, which he said has “stabilized.” “I want us to be in May. I want us to be in early June,” DeSantis said, referring to the state’s low rate of positive test results from earlier in the …

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GOP Congress Members Got Millions In SBA Bailouts

The Washington Post reports: At least seven members of Congress or their spouses received loans, including lawmakers who were directly involved in shaping regulations and also benefited from a blanket waiver of ethics concerns. Among the loan recipients disclosed is KTAK Corp., a Tulsa-based operator of fast food franchises owned by Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.). KTAK reported receiving between $1 …

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Herman Cain Still Hospitalized But “Making Progress”

The Christian Post reports: Former Republican presidential candidate and businessman Herman Cain is still hospitalized with COVID-19 but “making progress” as prayers are “making a difference,” his team stated in an update. Last Thursday, it was announced that the 74-year-old Cain tested positive for coronavirus over a week after attending a rally for President Donald Trump. He is receiving treatment …

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Right Wing Boyfriend Of Deported Russian Spy Gets Seven Years In Prison For Defrauding Right Wingers

The Argus Leader reports: A Sioux Falls man who used his connections in the conservative movement to help his Russian girlfriend gain political access was sentenced Monday to serve seven years in federal prison. Paul Erickson was not charged with any wrongdoing involving his efforts to help Maria Butina make inroads with political contacts. Instead, he was accused of defrauding …

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