Tag Archives: RNC

RNC Head Testifies Trump Pushed Her On Fake Electors

CNN reports: The head of the Republican Party testified to the House select committee that former President Donald Trump called her as part of an effort to use fake electors to support him. The new detail links Trump directly to efforts to put forward rogue, alternate slates of electors in states that he lost, even though his top lawyers in …

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RNC Spends Millions On Thousands Of “Poll Watchers”

The Washington Post reports: The Republican National Committee is spending millions this year in 16 critical states on an unprecedented push to recruit thousands of poll workers and watchers, adding firepower to a growing effort on the right to find election irregularities that could be used to challenge results. The RNC was until recently barred from bringing its substantial resources …

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Tapes Reveal RNC Plot To Overturn 2022 Elections

Politico reports: Video recordings of Republican Party operatives meeting with grassroots activists provide an inside look at a multi-pronged strategy to target and potentially overturn votes in Democratic precincts: Install trained recruits as regular poll workers and put them in direct contact with party attorneys. The plan, as outlined by a Republican National Committee staffer in Michigan, includes utilizing rules …

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RNC Sides With Mehmet Oz On Undated PA Mail Ballots

The Week reports: Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel is siding with Mehmet Oz, saying that “the RNC very much supports that ballots should not be counted without a date.” The Republican Party of Pennsylvania also backed Oz’s position Monday evening. The RNC and state GOP “are intervening against McCormick in his suit over undated ballots,” New York Times reporter …

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RNC Chair Dodges When Fox News Host Confronts Her On Trump’s Claim PA Republicans Are Cheating [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum confronted RNC chair Ronna McDaniel on former President Donald Trump accusing Republicans of cheating in the Pennsylvania Senate Republican primary. “Dr. Oz should declare victory,” Trump said. “It makes it much harder for them to cheat with the ballots that they ‘just happened to find.’” On Fox News Sunday, MacCallum asked McDaniel whether …

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DOJ Sues Former RNC Finance Chair And Casino Mogul Steve Wynn, Say He Lobbied Trump On China’s Behalf

From the Justice Department: The Department of Justice today filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, seeking to compel Stephen A. Wynn, a U.S. businessperson and hotelier who previously served as the CEO of Wynn Resorts, to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) as the agent of the People’s Republic …

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Judge: RNC Can’t Hide Its Email List From Riot Panel

The Hill reports: A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Sunday rejected a lawsuit filed by the Republican National Committee (RNC) against the House select committee investigating the January 6 riots. The RNC had alleged its First and Fourth Amendment rights were violated when the panel subpoenaed Salesforce, a software company it used for fundraising efforts. In a 53-page opinion, …

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RNC Votes To Withdraw From Presidential Debate Panel

The Hill reports: The Republican National Committee (RNC) voted Thursday to withdraw from the commission responsible for organizing presidential debates, taking a line from former President Trump, who has repeatedly leveled accusations of anti-Republican bias against the group. The unanimous vote by the RNC effectively bars its presidential nominees from participating in events organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates …

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Former Trump Aide Gets 12+ Years For Child Porn

From the Justice Department: Ruben Verastigui, 29, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 151 months in prison on a federal charge of receipt of child pornography. Verastigui pleaded guilty on July 9, 2021, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He was sentenced by the Honorable Amit P. Mehta. Upon completion of his prison term, Verastigui …

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2024 GOP Convention Finalists: Milwaukee, Nashville

The Hill reports: Top leaders from Milwaukee and Nashville are in Washington on Tuesday making their final pitches to members of the Republican National Committee in hopes of hosting the 2024 national convention. The teams leading both cities’ bids will be at RNC headquarters today to make presentations to the party’s site selection committee, a top Republican with knowledge of …

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RNC Sues Salesforce For Complying With Riot Panel

The Hill reports: The Republican National Committee (RNC) is adding Salesforce as a defendant to its lawsuit against the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. The RNC sued the House panel, its members and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) last week after the committee issued a subpoena to Salesforce, a customer relations software company …

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RNC Moves To Wreck Presidential Debate Commission

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Republican National Committee is trying to choke off fundraising for the commission that’s been the organizer of general election presidential debates for more than three decades, escalating a dispute that’s been brewing for years. In a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates first shared with The Wall Street Journal, the RNC recommends that …

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Original RNC Draft Called Riot “Nonviolent And Legal”

The New York Times reports: Inside the Republican National Committee, the resolution has led to an intensive round of finger-pointing. Several members said they never intended to suggest that those who rioted on Jan. 6, 2021, were “engaged in legitimate political discourse,” even as they conceded the censure resolution’s language said just that. The resolution, which was drafted by David …

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McConnell Bucks RNC: Riot Was “Violent Insurrection”

The Hill reports: Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized the Republican National Committee for its censure of Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and broke with their language on Jan. 6, calling it a “violent insurrection.” “It was a violent insurrection with the purpose of trying to prevent peaceful transfer of power. …That’s what it was,” McConnell …

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RNC Self-Owns With Boast About 40 Black Candidates

The Week reports: The Republican Party’s official Twitter feed celebrated Black History Month on Sunday by touting the “record number of Black Republicans running for office and winning at all levels.” That number was “over 40,” and those races were “GOP primaries for local and federal office.” This tweet presumably was meant to showcase the GOP’s inroads with Black voters, …

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McDaniel Rages At NY Times For Quoting Her Verbatim

Mediaite reports: The chair of the Republican National Committee called out the New York Times on Friday after the publication quoted her organization accurately. McDaniel herself used the language in a statement. “Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger crossed a line,” she said. “They chose to join Nancy Pelosi in a Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens who engaged in legitimate political …

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RNC Censures Kinzinger And Cheney For Opposing Violent Attempt To Overthrow Federal Government

The Washington Post reports: In an extraordinary rebuke, the Republican National Committee passed a resolution condemning Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who voted to impeach former president Donald Trump after the deadly insurrection. The resolution said that the behavior of Cheney and Kinzinger “has been destructive to the institution of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Republican …

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Liz Cheney Blasts RNC Ahead Of Censure Vote: GOP Leaders Are “Willing Hostages” To An Insurrectionist

Via press release from Cheney’s campaign: Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) issued the following statement in response to the Republican National Committee’s anticipated vote to censure her. “The leaders of the Republican Party have made themselves willing hostages to a man who admits he tried to overturn a presidential election and suggests he would pardon Jan. 6 defendants, some of …

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RNC To Debate Expelling Kinzinger And Cheney

The Washington Post reports: A prominent Trump ally is pushing the Republican Party to formally expel Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger at the party’s annual meeting this week in Salt Lake City, setting up a public showdown over the party’s direction. David Bossie, a two-time Trump campaign adviser who serves as a national committeeman from Maryland, submitted a resolution …

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RNC Edges DNC In 2021 Fundraising (But Just Barely)

The Hill reports: The Republican National Committee (RNC) pulled in $158.6 million in 2021, narrowly edging out the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) fundraising haul for the year. The DNC and its joint fundraising arm announced earlier on Monday that they had raised $10.7 million in December, bringing the committee’s annual total to more than $157 million. The DNC still ended …

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