Posts Tagged ‘GOP Election Conspiracies’

June 24th, 2024 - 3:16 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Losing candidate isn’t entitled to “confidence” in election

Rep. Bob Good (R-VA), who is trailing his primary opponent by 373 votes, plans to challenge the outcome and hopes to block certification of Lynchburg’s votes “due to his ‘lack of confidence’ in the results” (read story here). “We’re going to be making the legal chal[...]

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[...]

June 20th, 2023 - 7:54 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

John Eastman’s disbarment hearing begins

He’s the Trump lawyer behind the fake electors scheme and author of the so-called “coup memo” (details here). That got him fired from a teaching job at a Colorado law school; and now the state bar of California, where he’s licensed and has a practice, is seeking to disbar him[...]

May 26th, 2023 - 3:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Oath Keepers sentences

Leading figures in the Oath Keepers, a rightwing paramilitary group (details here), are getting the longest Capitol riot sentences so far. It seems pretty clear federal courts consider the group revolutionaries. But their sentences for Jan. 6 crimes also reflect judges’ reaction to advance pla[...]

April 10th, 2023 - 10:26 am § in Politics, Republicans

These people don’t deserve to vote

And right now, they can’t. In Buckingham County, a sparsely populated rural area in central Virginia, there isn’t a functioning election system. Residents can’t register to vote, candidate paperwork isn’t processed, and there’s no one to conduct elections. Why? Because[...]

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[...]

December 23rd, 2022 - 1:25 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Meet the new villains in fake electors plot

“While John Eastman has been singled out,” the Jan. 6 committee learned “it was actually Kenneth Chesebro who was the architect” of the fake elector plot, NBC News reported on Thursday, December 22, 2022, after the committee released its final report (read story here). Cheseb[...]

December 23rd, 2022 - 12:34 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Why Sidney Powell’s “no reasonable person” defense won’t save her

It might not save Sean Hannity, either. Dominion Voting Systems is suing Hannity and Powell for defamation. Sidney Powell, a Trump lawyer and high-profile promoter of his election lies, went on Hannity’s show on November 30, 2020, and said, “There was a whole plot going on and a lot of peopl[...]

December 22nd, 2022 - 11:14 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Save $15.99! Download Jan. 6 committee report here!

It’s the True Crime story of the century! More enthralling than any spy story or serial killer manhunt! The cast of characters includes Donald Trump and his cabal of soon-to-be-disbarred lawyers, an unruly lynch mob of gullible followers, imposter electors, pressured witnesses, determined inve[...]

December 7th, 2022 - 1:31 pm § in Politics, Republicans

The GOP’s latest straw-grasping election conspiracy theory

Arizona is a leading hotbed of GOP election conspiracy nuttery. Principal actors in this Theater of the Absurd include: Kari Lake, defeated 2022 GOP candidate for governor; Mark Finchem, defeated 2022 GOP candidate for secretary of state; and Kelli Ward, GOP state party chair and 2020 fake elector. [...]