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Trump Fights Ruling That Keeps Willis on Election Case

Georgia motion seeks appeal in effort to remove entire district attorney's office from prosecution

(Newser) - Donald Trump's lawyers filed an emergency appeal Monday in Georgia of a ruling that allows Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to remain on the former president's election fraud case. Judge Scott McAfee decided last week that either Willis or special prosecutor Nathan Wade, with whom she had...

Iowa Woman Convicted of Trying Too Hard to Get Husband Elected

Kim Taylor faces up to 5 years behind bars on each charge

(Newser) - The wife of an Iowa county supervisor was convicted Tuesday of a ballot-stuffing scheme meant to help her husband win a congressional race. Kim Taylor, who is from Vietnam and who filled out ballots on behalf of Iowa voters of Vietnamese heritage with limited English comprehension, was found guilty of...

Judge Laughs Out Loud Amid Trump Gag Order Hearing

Judge Chutkan disagrees with Trump attorney who says restrictions now in place are working

(Newser) - A judge on Monday was trying to figure out whether to impose a stricter gag order on Donald Trump in regard to his federal election interference case , and an early moment stood out. Trump attorney John Lauro told US District Judge Tanya Chutkan that no further restrictions were necessary because...

Trump Responds to Rupert Murdoch's Testimony

Not surprisingly, he isn't pleased about it

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch testified last month that some Fox News hosts endorsed former President Trump's false claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election, and after the testimony was released Monday , you can bet Trump had something to say about it. In Truth Social posts cited by the BBC and...

Republican Lawsuits Target Mail-In Ballots in Key States

Experts say the suits could delay results and ultimately change outcomes

(Newser) - Ahead of the midterms, courts at all levels across the country are already grappling with a slew of lawsuits targeting absentee ballots. According to the Washington Post , the latest suits stem from a "sustained campaign against alleged voter fraud" by Republican officials and candidates. Critics call it a "...

Milwaukee Fires Official Over False Ballot Requests

Boss suggests Kimberly Zapata was trying to show flaws in the system

(Newser) - A top Milwaukee elections official has been fired after sending falsely obtained military absentee ballots to the home of a Republican state lawmaker who has been an outspoken critic of how the 2020 election was administered, the city's mayor said Thursday. Kimberly Zapata, deputy director of the Milwaukee Election...

New Florida Agency Has First Voter Fraud Charges

DeSantis announces 20 people cast ballots who weren't entitled to

(Newser) - Florida's election crimes office, which came into existence on July 1, has uncovered its first cases of voting fraud, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday. At a news conference in Fort Lauderdale, DeSantis said 20 people who had been convicted on murder or sexual assault charges cast votes in the...

States Report No Fraud in 2020 Use of Drop Boxes

Survey findings counter unproven claims of stolen ballots

(Newser) - The expanded use of drop boxes for mailed ballots during the 2020 election did not lead to any widespread problems, according to an AP survey of state election officials across the US that revealed no cases of fraud, vandalism, or theft that could have affected the results. The findings from...

Pence's Legal Team Rebuffed Trump's Claims of Voter Fraud

According to Jan. 1, 2021, memo from former VP's legal team obtained by Politico

(Newser) - Relations have seemed, well, strained between former President Donald Trump and Mike Pence, who served as his vice president, ever since Pence refused to go along with Trump's plan to block the certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021. Now, perhaps some more context behind that...

Political Aide Charged With Election Fraud in NC Race

Key Player in
NC Election Fraud
Case Dies

Key Player in NC Election Fraud Case Dies

Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr.'s trial was set to start this summer

(Newser) - Update: The political operative who was the key player in a North Carolina absentee ballot fraud probe that led to a do-over congressional election died Sunday morning. Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., who was in his mid-60s, had advanced lung cancer, the AP reports. His trial on more than a dozen...

Colo. County Clerk Charged With Election-Related Felonies

Republican allegedly allowed unauthorized person to access voting machines

(Newser) - A Republican county clerk in Colorado and her deputy have been charged with multiple felonies connected to tampering with election equipment as part of an alleged effort to support Donald Trump's election fraud claims. NPR reports that the "laundry list" of charges against Mesa County Clerk and Recorder...

Trump Interview With NPR Has Abrupt End

Former president hangs up as he was being grilled on his false claims of election fraud

(Newser) - NPR Morning Edition host Steven Inskeep nabbed an interview with former President Trump on Tuesday—after six years of trying. "It was scheduled for 15 minutes, but lasted just over nine," NPR reports, noting Trump—who hurled insults at Republican senators, including Mitch McConnell—ended the conversation abruptly...

3 Republicans in Florida Accused of Voter Fraud

Authorities say retirees cast ballots in more than one state

(Newser) - Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick might have to cough up another voter fraud bounty : Three residents of a retirement community in central Florida have been arrested for allegedly voting more than once in the 2020 election, Orlando Weekly reports. Jay Ketcik, Joan Halstead, and John Rider are each accused of...

Report: Trump Campaign Memo Debunked Claims on Dominion

Lawyers touted baseless claims after Nov. 14 memo declared them false, per 'NYT'

(Newser) - The Trump campaign knew claims that Dominion used its voting machines to rig the 2020 presidential election were baseless within days of the election, before lawsuits were filed to that effect and lawyers touted the claims as fact in a Nov. 19 televised press conference , the New York Times reports....

Book: 'Third Grade' Case for Voter Fraud Left Graham Cold

Giuliani's presentation after the election didn't convince senator, 'Peril' says

(Newser) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham sat through a presentation at the White House in January by Rudy Giuliani and his team billed as a demonstration of how former President Trump was cheated out of a second term in the 2020 election. But that's not what Graham saw. There were theories...

Lindell's Latest Dispute Is With Network That Helped Make Him

MyPillow CEO says he's pulling ads from Fox after he claims it wouldn't air commercial

(Newser) - Mike Lindell says he has proof the presidency was stolen from Donald Trump in 2020, and next month he's set to livestream a cyber symposium that will allegedly present said proof. It's his commercial promoting the event, however, that's at the center of a dispute with Fox...

Michigan Republicans Are Brutally Frank on Trump Claims

One accusation named townships that actually are in Minnesota

(Newser) - A Senate Oversight Committee in the Michigan Legislature has reached conclusions about the election fraud claims from former President Trump's camp, including Rudy Giuliani, and issued its report. It's a point-by-point takedown that includes criticism of the people who made the false claims, the New York Times reports....

Suspect in Wife's Death Cast Fake Ballot in Her Name

Barry Morphew told investigators he was sure she would have voted for Trump

(Newser) - A Colorado man suspected in the death of his wife , who disappeared on Mother's Day 2020, is also accused of submitting a fraudulent vote on her behalf for Donald Trump in November's presidential election, newly released court documents show. Barry Morphew told investigators he mailed the ballot on...

His Mom Voted for Trump. She Died in 2008.

Pa. man gets 5 years of probation for unlawful voting for casting absentee ballot for dead mother

(Newser) - Elizabeth Bartman voted for President Trump in the 2020 election, but there was one problem: She'd been dead since 2008. Now, her son has been sentenced to five years of probation after he confessed to securing an absentee ballot in his mom's name and casting it. The Philadelphia ...

'Lies Have Consequences': Dominion Sues Fox News

Company says network knowingly spreads lies to boost its business

(Newser) - Dominion Voting has already sued Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani , pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell , and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for allegedly touting lies about election fraud. Now, it's suing the network on which they appeared. Dominion on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox...

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