Posts Tagged ‘2022 Election’

June 14th, 2023 - 1:50 am § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake doesn’t know history

Kari Lake, who lost a race for Arizona governor in 2022, partly because 30,000 Republicans voted against her (see details here), is one of America’s most strident election deniers after Trump himself. A British reporter for Australia’s Sky News who disputed her assertion that American el[...]

May 16th, 2023 - 2:32 am § in Politics, Republicans

Defeated Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley’s fundraising raises eyebrows

It was inevitable that Tiffany Smiley, a novice candidate, would lose her quixotic bid for a U.S. Senate seat as a pro-life candidate in a solidly blue state. In the process, she burned through $20 million of Republican money (the bulk of which came from GOP megadonors, see story here), and ended up[...]

November 18th, 2022 - 12:14 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Boebert’s opponent concedes

 Democrat Adam Frisch, opponent of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), says he called Boebert and conceded, CNN reported on Friday, November 18, 2022 (see story here). Boebert leads by 554 votes, and the close margin triggers an automatic recount, but Frisch said he “does not expect the results to ch[...]

October 9th, 2022 - 9:39 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Voters, not secretaries of state, elect presidents; but GOP candidates want to change that

To hear GOP candidates for secretary of state talk about elections, voters have nothing to do with them. Jim Marchant, the GOP candidate in Nevada, promised a Trump rally this weekend that if he’s elected, Trump will get Nevada’s electoral votes in 2024. It’s not that simple, of co[...]

October 4th, 2022 - 5:01 pm § in Politics, Republicans

The dumbest election conspiracy theory

Audrey Trujillo (photo, left), the GOP’s nominee for New Mexico’s secretary of state, contends Trump won that state in 2020. “Somebody asked me, How do you know Trump won New Mexico? and I’m like, We didn’t see Biden signs anywhere,” she said. “We saw Trump signs. We saw huge c[...]

September 21st, 2022 - 2:18 am § in Politics, Republicans

How to find imaginary voter fraud

Make a wrong turn on a dirt road and go into the trees. “In late 2021, a group of volunteers turned onto Coulter Creek Road on a mission to uncover fraud and incompetence in Mason County elections,” a Seattle TV station says. They found an empty lot where, they believed, four people were[...]

September 4th, 2022 - 3:08 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

Can Tiffany Smiley get 44% of the U.S. Senate vote?

One of Washington’s U.S. Senate seats is on the November 2022 ballot, and Tiffany Smiley is the GOP nominee. She was more or less anointed in the primary; all the other entries were nobodies, and none got 10% of her votes. She’s a political nobody, too, having never run for any public of[...]

August 26th, 2022 - 11:42 pm § in Politics

Should a candidate’s photo in Confederate attire matter?

I think it depends on the context and purpose. Doug Mastriano is a Pennsylvania state senator who represents a district that includes Gettysburg. If he dressed up for a reenactment, a popular tourist attraction there (see video below), I don’t necessarily have a problem with it. Somebody has t[...]

July 23rd, 2022 - 6:16 pm § in Politics

Does Wyoming have character?

Wyoming is a very red state; in 2020, Trump beat Biden 70%-27% there, and its legislature sports 57 Republicans to 12 Democrats. But the state is so sparsely populated it has only one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Like its governor and U.S. senators, its congressperson is a statewide el[...]

June 14th, 2022 - 11:50 pm § in Politics

Group claims Boebert was prostitute who had abortions

GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert rode her fame as a pistol-packing restaurant owner (photo, left) in Rifle, Colorado, to Congress, where her specialty is being obnoxious (see, e.g., article here). I endorsed her Republican primary opponent (see article here) even before her restaurant poisoned a bunch of peo[...]