Posts Tagged ‘GOP voting conspiracies’

October 26th, 2022 - 12:25 pm § in Politics

Threatening letters, drop box vigilantes

Self-appointed vigilantes inspired by MAGA lies are staking out Arizona ballot drop boxes. Maricopa County recorder Stephen Richer, himself a Republican election conspiracy theorist (details here), calls them “morons.” And now that he runs the county’s elections, he’s seeing [...]

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 16th, 2022 - 10:16 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

The voting machine wars

Voting machines have been breached by Trump loyalists in at least three states. In all these cases, they gained physical access to the machines and/or obtained confidential software and data. The consequences: “Sensitive voting system passwords posted online. Copies of confidential voting soft[...]

September 9th, 2022 - 12:01 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

Michigan election deniers’ voting machine thefts go to special prosecutor

After the 2020 election, a cabal of rural northern Michigan election deniers persuaded several county clerks to hand over voting equipment, which they broke into hoping to prove the election was “stolen” from Trump. They obtained 5 machines from 5 counties (Barry, Genesee, Missaukee, Ros[...]

June 15th, 2022 - 11:06 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

If GOP’s Arizona “audit” was a sham, its Wisconsin “audit” is a circus

If the Arizona GOP’s 2020 election “audit” was a sham, the Wisconsin GOP’s sham “audit” is a three-ring circus. Its star performer is Michael Gableman (bio here), a GOP political operative who served a single tumultuous term on Wisconsin’s supreme court. Gab[...]

June 14th, 2022 - 8:04 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

“Stop the count!” was an attack on your rights

When Trump took an early lead on election eve, 2020, his supporters noisily demanded that vote counting stop (see video below). Later,  they tried to spin the counting of everyone’s votes as “cheating.” That’s right, they argued that because your vote was counted too, the el[...]

June 14th, 2022 - 12:06 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

The guns of November

In early November 2020, Joshua Macias (photo, left) traveled from Virginia to Philadelphia where he and a confederate were arrested outside a building where votes were being counted (details here). “Police recovered handguns, an AR-15-style rifle, 160 rounds of ammo, a lock-picking kit and a s[...]

June 10th, 2022 - 3:29 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Giuliani faces more lawyer discipline

Rudy Giuliani (photo, left), whose New York license to practice law is already suspended, now faces similar action by the D.C. bar, CNN reported on Thursday, June 10, 2022 (read story here). The new disciplinary charges stem from his pursuit of baseless election fraud claims in Pennsylvania courts i[...]

June 10th, 2022 - 12:13 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Ginni Thomas’ selfie

“Never before in our nation’s history have our elections been so threatened by fraud and unconstitutional procedures,” Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, wrote in a Dec. 13, 2020, email. She was right about that, but was talking about Trump and herself, although you&#[...]

May 19th, 2022 - 3:07 pm § in Politics, Racism

What a GOP governor will do to Pennsylvania elections

Doug Mastriano, who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, Trump rally (but not the Capitol riot following the rally) and is a persistent election denier, won the GOP nomination for Pennsylvania governor on Tuesday. Here’s what a commenter on predicted he’ll do if elected in Nov[...]