Tag Archives: GOP

GOP Rep-Elect Mark Harris: I Had No Foreknowledge Of Any “Wrongdoing” But I’m Totally Up For A Do-Over

NBC News reports: The Republican candidate leading in a contested House race in North Carolina would support a new election if potential fraud altered the result, he said Friday. In a video posted to Twitter, pastor Mark Harris said his campaign is “cooperating fully” with a state board of elections investigation into alleged absentee ballot irregularities. The Republican denied having …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Rep-Elect Discloses $34,000 Debt To Outfit Linked To Absentee Ballot Fraud Scandal

The New York Times reports: The congressional campaign of Mark Harris disclosed late Thursday night that it owed more than $34,000 in connection with an absentee ballot and voter turnout operation that has prompted fears of election fraud and called the North Carolina Republican’s narrow victory into question. In a filing with the Federal Election Commission, Mr. Harris’s campaign listed …

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MISSOURI: Republican Sen-Elect Josh Hawley Under Investigation For Using Public Employees In Campaign

The Kansas City Star reports: Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has launched an investigation into a complaint that Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley used public resources in his successful bid for the U.S. Senate. The American Democracy Legal Fund on Nov. 2 filed a complaint with Ashcroft, claiming that Hawley used out-of-state political consultants to direct the activities of …

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Dem US House Candidate Withdraws Concession, Says GOP Rep-Elect Mark Harris Bankrolled Criminal Activity

The Washington Post reports: Democrat Dan McCready has taken back his concession to Republican Mark Harris in the U.S. House District 9 election. In an interview with Charlotte-area TV station WSOC, McCready also called on Republican rival Mark Harris “to tell the American people exactly what he knew and when he knew it.” North Carolina election officials are investigating whether …

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GOP Incumbent Issued Early Warning On NC Fraud

The Washington Post reports: When GOP Rep. Robert Pittenger lost his primary by a narrow margin in May, he suspected something was amiss. The congressman turned to a group of friends and family who had gathered with him on election night at a steakhouse near Charlotte and blamed the “ballot stuffers in Bladen,” according to three people at the gathering. …

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North Carolina GOP “Open” To New US House Election

The Associated Press reports: The North Carolina Republican Party would be open to a new election if an investigation were to find a high likelihood that wrongdoing swayed the state’s unresolved congressional race, its executive director said Thursday. North Carolina GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse texted a statement to The Associated Press saying that the GOP would back a new …

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GOP Senators Introduce $25 Billion Border Wall Bill

Roll Call reports: Republican senators have introduced legislation to fully fund President Trump’s request of $25 billion for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. “The WALL Act would fully fund the border wall by closing existing loopholes that provide illegal immigrants with federal benefits and tax credits, without affecting the benefits and tax credits used by Americans,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said …

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REPORT: Trump Team Mulls Booting Pence For 2020

Vanity Fair reports: On Monday, Trump hosted a 2020 strategy meeting with a group of advisers. Among the topics discussed was whether Mike Pence should remain on the ticket, given the hurricane-force political headwinds Trump will face, as demonstrated by the midterms, a source briefed on the session told me. “They’re beginning to think about whether Mike Pence should be …

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Charlotte Observer Demands New US House Election

From the editorial board of the Charlotte Observer: The U.S. House can and should order a new primary, given that results show Harris winning a startling 96 percent of the Bladen absentee vote in his narrow 2018 primary victory over then incumbent Robert Pittenger. Questions remain about how much Harris knew about the work being done on his behalf. Both …

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MICHIGAN: Republicans Gut Minimum Wage And Sick Leave Requirements In Lame Duck Session [VIDEO]

The Detroit Free Press reports: Amid a day of protests by hundreds of people across the Capitol on bills that change voter-approved ballot proposals and expand the authority of the Republican-controlled Legislature, the GOP voted to gut proposals to raise the minimum wage to $12 per hour and require employers to provide sick time for employees. Protesters filled the rotunda …

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Feds Target GOP Boyfriend Of NRA-Linked Russian Spy

The Daily Beast reports: Paul Erickson, a longtime Republican politico whose Russian girlfriend is in jail on charges she acted as a covert foreign agent, has been informed that he may face similar accusations. The Daily Beast reviewed a so-called “target letter” that federal investigators sent Erickson’s lawyer, which said they are considering bringing charges against him under Section 951 …

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WISCONSIN: State Senate Pushes Through Pre-Dawn Bill Curtailing Power Of Incoming Democratic Governor

The Associated Press reports: The Wisconsin Senate voted just before sunrise Wednesday following an all-night session to pass a sweeping bill in a lame-duck session designed to empower the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Republicans pushed on through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition to the measures designed to reduce the powers of incoming …

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GOP Rep Shrugs Off Saudi Murder Of WaPo Reporter: Journalists Disappear All Around The World [VIDEO]

The Week reports: In a Tuesday appearance on CNN, House Intelligence Committee member Chris Stewart (R-Utah) backed up Trump’s previous dismissal of CIA findings, saying the information he received about Khashoggi’s death “was not definitive.” He then questioned why people seemed so fixated on Khashoggi’s death, seeing as “journalists disappear all over the country,” as well as in Mexico, China, …

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House Dems May Block North Carolina GOP Rep-Elect From Taking Seat, Election Fraud Probe Widens [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Democrats should refuse to seat a Republican next year until questions are resolved over accusations of campaign-related fraud. Hoyer said there’s a “substantial question” surrounding the election of GOP candidate Mark Harris in North Carolina and called for a thorough investigation before Harris is sworn in. “This is a very substantial …

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House GOP Committee Claims Its Emails Were Hacked

Talking Points Memo reports: The National Republican Congressional Committee was hacked this election cycle, it admitted Tuesday afternoon. “The NRCC can confirm that it was the victim of a cyber intrusion by an unknown entity. The cybersecurity of the Committee’s data is paramount, and upon learning of the intrusion, the NRCC immediately launched an internal investigation and notified the FBI, …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Local Station Finds “Targeted Effort” To Illegally Collect Absentee Ballots In US House Race

Charlotte’s ABC affiliate reports: Channel 9 was back in Bladen County, North Carolina Monday, tracking down people involved in the controversy surrounding mail-in-absentee ballots in the U.S. House District 9 election. The state refused to officially declare Republican Mark Harris the winner over Democrat Dan McCready, looking into potential wrongdoing in the election. What Channel 9 found appears to be …

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California GOP Writes Own Obituary Because Trump

The Los Angeles Times reports: Zero Republicans hold statewide office. Democrats enjoy a supermajority in the California Assembly and the state Senate. In races for the U.S. Senate, Republican candidates can’t even make it to the general election, now that the top two vote-getters in primary contests advance regardless of party. And when the House of Representatives reconvenes, the California …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Demands Certification Of House Race As Absentee Ballot Fraud Probe Continues

Roll Call reports: Republicans in North Carolina are pressuring the state elections board there to certify the 9th District results, even as officials continue to investigate irregularities in absentee voting. Officials are collecting sworn statements from voters in Bladen and Robeson Counties about people who went door to door collecting absentee ballots, even if they were not complete. It is …

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New GOP Rep Already In Campaign Finance Scandal

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Newly elected congressman Ross Spano has acknowledged that his campaign financing “may have been in violation” of federal law. In a filing with the Federal Elections Commission which Spano released publicly Saturday afternoon, he acknowledged borrowing $180,000 from two people he has described as personal friends from June through October this year, and then lending …

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Comey Reveals Testimony Deal With House Republicans

Axios reports: Former FBI Director James Comey tweeted Sunday that he had reached a deal to take part in a hearing with House Republicans behind closed doors but with the ability to release a transcript the next day, stating the deal was ” the closest I can get to public testimony.” Comey had been subpoenaed by House Republicans to discuss …

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