Posts Tagged ‘Election Conspiracies’

January 31st, 2023 - 11:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Unindicted co-conspirator?

People who lived through the 1970s will recognize this terminology. The “unindicted co-conspirator” in the Watergate scandal, which sent several of President Nixon’s closest associates to prison, was Nixon himself. Now the phrase is being revived to insinuate Trump committed crimes[...]

June 6th, 2022 - 11:15 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Suddenly, Trump’s fake electors scheme looks very criminal

Biden won Georgia in 2020, and was entitled to its 16 electoral votes, but the Trump campaign had other plans. A Trump campaign operative in that state assembled a group of unelected “alternate” electors, arranged for them to meet at the statehouse on December 14, 2020, and issued them t[...]

March 5th, 2022 - 2:50 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

How to interpret Jan. 6 committee’s “criminal conspiracy” accusation

Last week, in a court filing (here), the House committee investigating the Capitol riot argued “the President and members of his Campaign engaged in a criminal conspiracy” (see story here). The news media made it a bigger deal than it is. The committee can’t indict or prosecute anyone.[...]

March 1st, 2022 - 1:33 am § in Politics

Sen. Patty Murray will be re-elected; who’ll be the GOP human sacrifice this time?

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) will be 72 when she’s re-elected in November 2022. This will be her 6th term; she’s been a senator since January 1993. Her GOP opponent will get ±42% of the statewide vote. Republicans have thrown every big name they have at her. Dino Rossi, who narrowly missed [...]

February 15th, 2022 - 2:31 pm § in Politics

Crazy “Stop the Steal” Trumper under investigation for election tampering now wants to run Colorado’s elections

No responsible citizen would vote for her, and in a rational society she wouldn’t stand a chance. But Tina Peters, who is under state and federal investigation for election tampering, and last week tried to kick a police officer while being arrested for illegally recording a court proceeding, [...]

January 28th, 2022 - 12:36 pm § in Business, Politics

Why do Republicans lie so much?

First let me say lying isn’t a Republican trait, it’s a trait of human nature: People lie when it’s easier than telling the truth (young George Washington excepted). Honesty is something we’re taught when young, and then reinforced by those around us as we go through life, be[...]

January 27th, 2022 - 3:42 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

What being loyal to Trump gets you

“Dozens of local and state Republican leaders who showed their loyalty to Donald Trump by casting fake electoral votes for him a year ago may now face prison time in return for that devotion,” Huffington Post reported on Thursday, January 27, 2022 (read story here). That’s because [...]

January 23rd, 2022 - 4:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Why the GOP’s fake electors are no joke

Two CNN reporters, Marshall Cohen and Zachary Cohen (not related), explain here. “After various election fraud lawsuits in these states failed, Giuliani and his team shifted their focus to January 6. The idea, as outlined in a memo written by conservative lawyer John Eastman, was for then-Vice[...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 2:37 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Did a Russian agent try to overthrow our election?

     “Boris Epshteyn, an adviser for former President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, acknowledged Friday that he was part of the effort to prop up so-called ‘alternate electors’ to support Trump in key states,” CNN reported on Saturday, January 22, 2022 ([...]

January 19th, 2022 - 10:46 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Giuliani and Trump campaign were behind organized scheme to install fake electors

The media previously reported on a scheme to replace legitimate Biden electors with fake Trump electors. On January 20, 2022, CNN reported (here) that this scheme was organized and run by Rudy Guiliani and Trump campaign officials, who “were far more involved than previously known,” and [...]