Posts Tagged ‘GOP voting conspiracy theories’

December 1st, 2022 - 6:58 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Judge saves crazy Arizona GOPers from themselves

“Officials in rural Cochise County, Arizona, on Thursday certified the results of the county‚Äôs midterm elections” after a judge ordered them to, CNN reported on Thursday, December 1, 2022 (read story here). Cochise County missed the Monday deadline because the two Republicans on the 3-[...]

November 30th, 2022 - 2:02 pm § in Law and Courts, Republicans

Two media outlets, two headlines

The backstory: James Holkeboer, 68, a Michigan election worker, was arrested and “charged with two felonies after allegedly inserting a flash drive into a computer containing confidential voter registration data” during the August 2, 2022, primary, according to Reuters (story here). Head[...]

November 28th, 2022 - 7:05 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Arizona election deniers could give away GOP House seat

Today was the deadline for Cochise County, Arizona (pop. 126,050) to certify the 2022 election. The board of supervisors has 1 Democrat and 2 Republicans. As this article explains, they have a mandatory duty to certify election returns. But 2 Republicans voted “no.” Instead, they voted t[...]

November 24th, 2022 - 2:08 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

The real reason Kari Lake lost

Kari Lake is a flake, and even Republicans won’t vote for her. That’s how she lost the 2022 election for Arizona governor (read story here). The Arizona Republic, the state’s biggest newspaper, dissected the election and found … (drum roll) … not voting fraud, but ̶[...]

November 3rd, 2022 - 3:18 pm § in Politics, Republicans

GOP stunt only proved election security works

If Kimberly Zapata (photo, left) intended to demonstrate it’s easy to commit voting fraud, she failed miserably. All she accomplished was getting herself fired from her job as deputy director of the Milwaukee Elections Commission. Zapata had been a city employee about 10 years, but was promote[...]

October 31st, 2022 - 10:59 pm § in Politics, Republicans

The GOP boy who cried wolf

When you’re wrong, you should admit it. Not Bill Bruch (photo, left), who chairs the GOP’s county organization in Skagit County, Washington. He attacked the news media for debunking his group’s spurious election fraud claims. A “Skagit Voter Integrity Project” led by hi[...]

October 30th, 2022 - 10:50 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Arizona’s AG has a name for his party’s election denying

Mark Brnovich, Arizona’s outgoing attorney general, didn’t hold back in a CBS “60 Minutes” segment aired on Sunday, October 30, 2022. He said nobody wanted to find voting fraud more than he did, but prosecutors have to deal with facts and evidence, and his office found only 1[...]

October 16th, 2022 - 9:09 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Republicans aren’t entitled to elections they trust

They’re entitled to elections by the established rules, no more nor less. In a TV interview with CNN reporter Dana Bash, whackadoodle candidate Kari Lake said, “The real issue, Dana, is … we have Americans who don’t trust our elections.” (See story here.) No, that isn&#[...]

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[...]

September 12th, 2022 - 11:56 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Why does Trump believe he won?

Everybody’s writing books now, including Maggie Haberman, a well-connected New York Times journalist (bio here). Haberman’s book, CNN political writer Chris Cillizza says (here), makes clear Trump’s election claims aren’t just for crowd consumption, but are something he seems[...]