Election 2020

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Tech Bigwig Was on Call on How to Contest Trump's Loss

Sean Hannity, Lindsey Graham also said to be on call with ex-Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

(Newser) - Larry Ellison recently popped up on Forbes' "10 Richest People in the World" list, but that's not why he's making headlines this week. The Washington Post is reporting on a "previously unknown dimension" of the efforts to contest former President Trump's loss in the 2020...

Post Has More Ginni Thomas Election Emails

They show she implored Arizona lawmakers to disregard 2020 vote, name 'clean' electors

(Newser) - The Washington Post has obtained more messages from Virginia "Ginni" Thomas in regard to her efforts to keep former President Trump in office. Thomas—wife of the Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas—emailed two Arizona lawmakers in November 2020 and implored them to disregard vote results showing a victory...

In New Texts Between Hannity and Mark Meadows, a Shift

Fox host went from 'staunch supporter' of election lies to warning against 'fing lunatics,' per CNN

(Newser) - CNN has more texts from Mark Meadows , this time dozens of them between the former White House chief of staff and Fox News host Sean Hannity. The two exchanged more than 80 messages between Election Day 2020 and President Biden's inauguration, which the news outlet says show "...

Greene's Texts to Meadows Show Quick Shift on Riot

As it began, she asked for Trump to calm rioters; soon, she put blame on antifa infiltrators

(Newser) - Texts to and from Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows on the day of the Capitol riot and, more generally, in the aftermath of the 2020 election have been the subject of many stories of late. But CNN is now unveiling a mother lode—a total of 2,319 texts...

Trump Utters 5 Interesting Words in Call With Historians

'I didn't win the election,' he says at one point

(Newser) - In an online meeting with historians, Donald Trump uttered a string of words that has raised some eyebrows: "I didn't win the election," he said at one point in the wide-ranging discussion, reports the Guardian . The newspaper begins its story about all this with the line, "...

Virginia Thomas Texted Meadows to Fight Election

Messages given to House panel show exchanges about overturning 2020 results

(Newser) - "This is a fight of good versus evil," Virginia Thomas texted then-President Trump's chief of staff in pushing him to fight the 2020 election of President Biden. "Do not grow weary in well doing," she told Mark Meadows, assuring him Biden was "attempting the...

Trump Slams Former Ally as 'Woke,' Pulls Endorsement

He didn't like Rep. Mo Brooks' remarks about moving on from the 2020 election

(Newser) - The logo on Rep. Mo Brooks' Senate campaign website boasts "Endorsed by Trump," but it's going to need an update: Donald Trump has pulled his endorsement of the Alabama lawmaker, who was long one of his staunchest allies. The former president said he was withdrawing his endorsement...

Pence Made Small but Key Changes to Jan. 6 Script

He was the first VP since Gore to ask if there were any objections to results

(Newser) - On Jan. 6 last year, the vice president's largely ceremonial role in certifying the presidential election results became a potential turning point in American history. Then-President Trump was urging then-Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the election results and block Joe Biden from becoming president. Pence, however, made it...

Judge Gives OK to Smartmatic Suit Against Fox News

Voting tech company is suing network, hosts, guests on false election-rigging narrative

(Newser) - A New York judge ruled on Tuesday that a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit brought by voting tech company Smartmatic against Fox News and several of its hosts may proceed, though with caveats, reports the New York Times . Judge David Cohen rebuffed the network's attempt to have him dismiss...

January 6 Committee: Trump Violated Multiple Laws

Panel files in federal court to get lawyer John Eastman's emails

(Newser) - The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol says it has evidence that then-President Donald Trump and his campaign "engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States" and illegally attempted to obstruct the counting of electoral votes and certification of the...

After Election, Giuliani Asked County to Hand Over Machines

Republican prosecutor in Michigan county says he rejected request from Trump lawyer

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani reportedly pushed back against a plan to have the military seize voting machines as Donald Trump tried to reverse his 2020 election loss—but a prosecutor in Michigan says the Trump lawyer made his own attempt to obtain one county's machines. Antrim County prosecutor James Rossiter tells...

DeSantis Keeps His Head Down in Trump-Pence Dispute

Governor changes the subject when asked where he stands

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may yet break with former President Donald Trump, possibly in launching his own presidential campaign. But not today. When he was asked Monday if he agrees with former Vice President Mike Pence's contention that he was powerless to change the result of the 2020 presidential...

On Electoral Count, Pence Says, 'Trump Is Wrong'
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Trump Reacts After Rebuke From Pence

'Great opportunity lost, but not forever,' ex-president says of his VP calling him 'wrong' on 2020 election

(Newser) - Update: On Friday, ex-Vice President Mike Pence rebuked former boss Donald Trump over his thoughts on the certification of the 2020 election. Fox News reports Trump has responded, unsurprisingly doubling down. "Just saw Mike Pence's statement on the fact that he had no right to do anything with...

Trump: Jan. 6 Panel Should Investigate Pence

He claims former VP could have prevented violence by rejecting election results

(Newser) - Donald Trump has told the committee investigating the Capitol riot that it should be probing the actions of his former vice president. In a statement, the former president—referring to the House panel as the "Unselect Committee of political hacks, liars, and traitors"—said the Jan. 6 violence...

Trump Asked DHS, Barr to Seize Voting Machines

But former president heeded Guiliani's advice to keep the military out of it, according to reports

(Newser) - The New York Times is out with a story asserting that then-President Trump was trying harder than has been previously known to have voting machines seized in the aftermath of the 2020 election. Key points in the story and related coverage:
  • Homeland Security: Six weeks after the vote, Trump had

Trump: Yes, Pence Could Have 'Overturned' Results
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Trump's Line About Pence Causes a Ruckus

Ex-president says explicitly that his VP could have 'overturned' election results but chose not to

(Newser) - Former President Trump made a flurry of provocative assertions over the weekend, both at a Texas rally and in a Sunday night statement . At the rally, he said he'd consider pardons for those connected to the Capitol riot and called for the "biggest protests we have ever had"...

Special Grand Jury to Be Seated in Georgia Election Inquiry

Fulton County's Fani Willis is investigating whether Trump, others tried to interfere

(Newser) - Update: Judges have approved a request for a special grand jury by the Georgia prosecutor who's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others broke the law by trying to pressure Georgia officials to throw out Joe Biden's presidential election victory, the AP reports. The special grand jury...

Task Force Brings First Case on Threats to Election Workers

Indictment says Texas man wanted to 'put a bullet' in Georgia official

(Newser) - A Craigslist post saying "it's time to put a bullet" in a Georgia elections official has resulted in the indictment of a Texas man, prosecutors say. Chad Christopher Stark was charged Friday, CNN reports. The indictment says Stark posted the threat on Jan. 5, the day before the...

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...

Pro-Trump Site Faces Lawsuit From Poll Workers
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Falsely Accused Poll Workers Sue Giuliani, OAN

Two Georgia women already had filed against Gateway Pundit for defamation

(Newser) - Update: Two Georgia poll workers who sued a website have filed a new suit involving false claims that they committed ballot fraud in the 2020 election. Ruby Freeman and Wandrea "Shaye" Moss filed a defamation suit Thursday in Washington, saying One America News Network continued to accuse them of...

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