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Posts Tagged ‘GOP voting conspiracy theories’

May 21st, 2024 - 1:02 am § in Law and Courts

Are you safe if the sheriff is crazy?

Calvin Hayden (photo, left) is a Kansas sheriff, the chief law enforcement officer of Johnson County. That county is no backwater. It’s part of the Kansas City metro area, and Kansas’ most heavily populated county. Its sheriff’s department employs nearly 500 deputies. But the sheri[...]

May 8th, 2024 - 8:12 pm § in Politics, Republicans

MAGA Mike in hot pursuit of phantom voting fraud!

There’s no evidence illegals vote, but GOP Speaker “MAGA Mike” Johnson (photo, left) doesn’t need any evidence. He knows it “intuitively.” (Read story here.) His press conference on the Capitol steps on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, was as clownish as the movie scene be[...]

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[...]

March 9th, 2023 - 12:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Trump election lawyer censured

Colorado lawyer Jenna Ellis was a member of the “elite strike force team” of lawyers led by Rudy Giuliani (details here) that tried to overturn Trump’s 2020 election loss with dodgy legal tactics. In her home state, Ellis was accused of violating professional ethics by participatin[...]

February 17th, 2023 - 12:12 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Fox News is in serious hot water

Millions of Americans watch only Fox News, and don’t get news from any other source, which is a great big problem. It’s a great big problem because Fox is propaganda, not news. It’s brainwashing, not informing, its audiences. Its top opinion-shaper, Tucker Carlson, is a Russia symp[...]

January 13th, 2023 - 10:45 pm § in Politics, Republicans

The Kari Lake Comedy Hour

Yes, it’s come to this: Defeated GOP candidate Kari Lake is a comedian. She’s made herself a laughingstock, not by refusing to concede, or her sore-loser attitude, but by the crazy stuff she says. Last week she called herself the “real and duly elected” governor of Arizona, e[...]

January 9th, 2023 - 9:08 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Pennsylvania county recounts 2020 election

“More than two years after the last ballot was cast in the 2020 election, Lycoming County plans to recount all presidential votes by hand — an extraordinary step no other Pennsylvania county has taken,” Raw Story reported (here) on Monday, January 9, 2023, adding, “County commiss[...]

January 8th, 2023 - 4:32 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Republicans

A conversation between two election crackpots

Fox talk-show host Maria Bartiromo, who used to be a respected financial journalist before she left CNBC to become a flack for Trumpism, dished up a plate of Kari Lake election denialism on her show on Sunday, January 8, 2023 (see story here). Formatted as an interview, but in actuality a backscratc[...]

December 28th, 2022 - 9:18 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake appeals court defeat

Last week, a judge ruled that Kari Lake failed to prove she lost the Arizona governor’s race because of election misconduct. The judge wrote in his opinion that “every single witness” refuted her misconduct allegations, and her assertion that faulty ballot printers cost her “[...]

December 27th, 2022 - 4:00 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake collides with reality and rule of law

Kari Lake (photo, left) copycatted Trump more than any other 2022 candidate. Lake, a former newscaster-turned-rightwing agitator who ran for Arizona governor, began squealing about a “stolen election” months before the voting even began. That probably was a calculated appeal to TrumpR[...]