Posts Tagged ‘2022 Elections’

June 13th, 2023 - 8:51 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Michigan election deniers fined $58,000 for frivolous lawsuit

Democrats swept the 2022 Michigan state elections, capturing every statewide office and the legislature (see details here). That was partly because the GOP fielded lousy candidates, as a result of crazy Trumpers prevailing in the GOP primaries, although backlash on abortion rights probably also work[...]

June 8th, 2023 - 11:15 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism, Republicans

Is the Chief Justice sorry he gave the House to the GOP?

In 2022, before the midterm elections, federal judges — some appointed by Trump — struck down Alabama’s congressional districting maps as racially motivated. The Supreme Court temporarily reinstated those maps during the 2022 elections, but on June 8, 2023, ruled they violated the [...]

May 22nd, 2023 - 10:35 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake rebuffed in court again

An Arizona trial court judge has again rejected Kari Lake’s claims that she lost the 2022 governor’s race because of misconduct by Maricopa County election officials (see story here). The same judge previously ruled Lake failed to prove any of her original 10 grounds for overturning the [...]

May 20th, 2023 - 12:14 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Colorado offers new evidence the GOP is turning off its own voters

Do Republicans’ problems go beyond voter antipathy to Trump? Is the GOP a Superfund site? At this point, that’s a belief and attitude among Democrats, but there’s not a lot of hard evidence. GOP candidates underperformed in 2022, but the high-profile losers were almost exclusively [...]

March 18th, 2023 - 2:37 am § in Politics, Republicans

They can believe whatever they like, but they can’t have our elections

America is a free country where people, if they wish, can believe the earth is 6,000 years old (or flat, if they prefer), climate change is a hoax, and elephants fly. They can also believe rigged voting machines stole the 2020 election from Trump and all the other lies Fox puts on the air to [&helli[...]

February 26th, 2023 - 12:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

Loyalty pledge

Ronna McDaniel, who chairs the Republican National Committee (RNC), firmly believes 2024 GOP presidential contenders should be required “to sign a pledge to back the party’s ultimate nominee in order to participate in primary debates.” “I think it’s kind of a no-brainer, ri[...]

February 19th, 2023 - 10:52 am § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Racist lunatic to lead Michigan GOP

It feels strange to label a black woman as a racist; but I’ll get to that, and explain it, momentarily. Kristina Karamo (bio here; photo, left) was elected chair of Michigan’s Republican Party on Saturday, February 19, 2023 (see story here). This is the first time she’s been electe[...]

February 17th, 2023 - 11:09 am § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake untethers from truth

And that’s a huge red flag in a candidate for public office. Before the 2022 election, in which Lake ran for Arizona governor, she repeated Trump’s election lies and claimed her own election wouldn’t be fair unless she won. That’s a slap in the face — no, a hard punch &[...]

February 11th, 2023 - 6:22 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake argues elections aren’t fair unless Republicans always win

Kari Lake was a local news anchor before she ran for Arizona governor and lost by 17,117 votes. Lake, who based her campaign on Trump’s election lies, sued to overturn the election, lost in court, and has vowed to take her case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which shows her understanding of how la[...]

February 8th, 2023 - 1:59 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake blames election loss on CIA coup d’etat

It took a little pushing by a rightwing podcaster, but Kari Lake “absolutely” agreed she lost the Arizona governor’s race because of a CIA coup d’etat. Lake conceded “I haven’t looked at all the evidence” (she never does), but that’s immaterial because[...]