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    Jon Stewart said people who think an outside source was needed to sow division during the 2016 presidential election are “delusional.” “A lot of it turned out to be nonsense,” Gabriel Gatehouse said about Russian interference during the 2016 election during the latest episode of The Problem With Jon Stewart podcast. “And the interesting thing...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Election officials in San Francisco are reminding residents that the registration deadline is approaching for the February 15 special election, where three Board of Education members face a potential recall. According to the city’s Department of Elections, the deadline to register or update registration information is Monday, January 31. READ...
    U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg has boxed herself into a dilemma. She has kept a report on a theoretical voting machine flaw—authored by a respected computer researcher—secret since last summer, citing concerns that releasing the report would fuel conspiracy theories about voting machines and the 2020 U.S. presidential election. But her attempts at doing the...
    Trump attorney Sidney Powell speaking to the RNC on Nov. 18, 2020 On January 21, Politico published a draft executive order under which Donald Trump authorized a number of chilling actions, beginning with this military seizure of voting machines: “Effective immediately, the Secretary of Defense shall seize, collect, retain, and analyze all machines, equipment, electronically...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Nebraska-based voting machine company told the Republican-hired attorney leading an investigation into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin that it will not comply with subpoenas issued seeking a broad array of information. Attorneys for Election Systems & Software told former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman in a letter dated...
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of three Philippine election commissioners handling petitions to disqualify late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ son from the May presidential polls said Thursday that she voted in favor of the petitions and suspected there were efforts to nullify her vote against the leading candidate criticized by human rights groups. Commissioner Rowena Guanzon...
    Billionaire election spending has drastically increased over the last 12 years as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, according to TruthOut. Americans For Fair Taxation (AFFT) recently analyzed data that breaks down election campaign contributions. Their assessment suggests that there is an upward trend in billionaire donations to political campaigns. Per...
                 Georgia Republican Congressional candidate Patrick Witt tweeted Tuesday that Facebook “has decided that I am not an obedient Republican and has rejected our launch ad.” Witt is running for Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. “Big Tech not only favors Democrats in general elections, they also try & silence America First Republicans in primaries to...
    Former President Donald Trump added fuel to rumors that he might pull a Grover Cleveland after he made a passing comment in a video posted Wednesday. As Trump set up his tee during a game of golf, the person filming identified Trump as "the 45th president of the United States," to which Trump...
                 The General Assembly started out Tuesday with a 7 a.m. House of Delegates subcommittee meeting where Republicans passed some election reforms bills, and ended the day in a lengthy Senate committee meeting where Democrats killed seven of Senator Amanda Chase’s (R-Chesterfield) election reform bills. The House Privileges and Elections Subcommittee One heard three...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday that says only citizens can vote in elections. The Republican-authored amendment must also pass the Assembly this year and both houses of the Legislature next session before it would go to voters to decide. The governor has no power to veto constitutional amendments....
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Tuesday said he agrees with President Joe Biden’s assertion that the results of the midterm elections may not be legitimate to Democrats if they are unable to pass two election and voter overhaul measures. “I think President Biden is correct,” the Maryland Democrat said during a virtual event...
    The registrar of voters in California’s Nevada County has closed the office to the public after a confrontation with some maskless residents who are trying to recall the entire board of supervisors. Gregory J. Diaz — who is the county’s clerk/recorder as well as registrar of voters — released a statement saying the decision was...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska elections will be held for the first time this year under a unique new system that scraps party primaries and uses ranked choice voting in general elections. The Alaska Supreme Court last week upheld the system, narrowly approved by voters in 2020. It calls for an open primary in...
                 Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed Tennessee State Representative (R-TN-73), Chris Todd, to the newsmaker line to weigh in on redistricting bill, education, and top priorities...
              by Tommy Hicks Jr.   Joe Biden went down to Georgia recently and once again peddled lies as he desperately tries to salvage his stalled agenda. In a divisive speech in Atlanta, Biden painted an apocalyptic picture of the state of elections in America. Biden claimed voting laws were under assault. He said democracy itself was...
    Tallahassee (CBSMiami) – Local tax referendums would have to be held during general elections, when more voters typically go to the polls, under a measure backed Monday in the House. The Ways & Means Committee unanimously approved a bill (HB 777), filed by Rep. Will Robinson, R-Bradenton, that would prohibit a variety of types of...
    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin, citing his record of overseeing accessible and transparent elections, announced Monday that he will seek an eighth four-year term in office. “At this time in our national history the conduct of accessible, honest, accurate elections is critical to our national future,” the Democrat wrote on his campaign...
    With President Joe Biden’s first year behind him and the approaching midterm elections coming into clearer focus, an NBC News poll offered a dismal outlook for Democrats while suggesting Biden’s lost political identity paves the way for a shellacking in November. NBC’s Chuck Todd discussed the most recent poll numbers on Meet...
    An elections official in Connecticut is charged with murder after allegedly shooting her tenant dead.  Ellen Wink, a 61-year-old Republican deputy registrar of voters in Norwalk, Conn., was being held Friday on a $1 million bond following the deadly shooting in a home she owns on Nelson Avenue. The victim, identified as 54-year-old Kurt Lametta,...
    "Right now our wrong track — nation's on the wrong track number — sitting at 72%, second poll in a row where we've been over 70%. This is only the third time in our poll's history over 30 years where we’ve had two tracks that off," Todd explained. "That again would put you in shellacking...
    One of the time-honored, irrefutable laws of the political right is to accuse others of doing heinous things that you’re actually doing yourself. This classic “gaslighting” technique is now routinely employed by the likes of all prominent Republicans, from strategists like Steve Bannon to run of the mill sycophants like Marjorie Taylor Greene, to the...
    (CNN)In America's two-party competition, the strategy, tactics and rhetoric of Republicans and Democrats sometimes resemble two sides of the same coin.Other times, as with the words of Donald Trump and Joe Biden on election legitimacy, they may appear alike superficially but in fact are fundamentally different.The comparison arose at Biden's news conference last week. Asked...
    President Joe Biden's New Year's resolution to focus on the 2022 midterm elections will not be universally welcomed by Democratic candidates as the party tries to buck history and hold on to congressional power. Biden, who prides himself on being a skilled, empathetic campaigner, will be "a liability" for Democrats this midterm cycle, according to...
                 As political partisans weigh in against Governor DeSantis’ election security proposal which calls for an election oversight police force, recent reports indicate the presence of significant petition signature fraud in at least six Florida counties related to a gambling petition drive. The election security proposal by DeSantis would put in place a special...
    A Connecticut government official gunned down her tenant this week over a rent payment dispute, police say. Ellen Wink, 61, was arrested Thursday after she allegedly shot and killed a tenant in her building, 54-year-old Kurt Lametta. Police say it was Wink herself who called the police about the shooting at her Norwalk building, where...
    A Florida state agency responsible for regulating charities has launched an investigation into a non-profit organization that allegedly used dark money to promote "ghost" election candidates in critical Senate races, according to The Tampa Bay Times. On Friday, January 21, Nikki Fried, the commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, released a...
    "You look at the issues," the CNN contributor noted. "We built five years of coverage on Trump out of Russia, COVID, and democracy." "The president at his press conference invites Russia to invade the Ukraine," he said. During Biden's rare press conference on Wednesday, he suggested that "minor incursion" by Russia into Ukraine might...
    This week marks the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Will it make it to 50? That’s the question women are asking with increasing urgency — and fierce determination. Opponents of abortion believe this is their moment. Their support played an outsize role in the election of Donald Trump, and he rewarded them with three...
    BARINAS, Venezuela (AP) — Iglenda Monzón lost her restaurant to Venezuela’s protracted economic crisis. Her daughters then emigrated to Colombia to find work and left behind two children. She and the boys sometimes go hungry and often do not have running water, electricity or gas. Theirs is a common tale across the troubled South...
    Lincoln Project founder Rick Wilson said Friday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that the Republican Party wanted the 2024 presidential election to be the last election in America. Wilson said, “They’re trying to throw so much friction into voting and all the sand into the machine, especially in communities they don’t feel will be reliable voters...
    Detroit (CNN)Janice Winfrey doesn't like how the gun feels in her hand. The 22 caliber pistol fits in the pocket of her wool coat, small enough to carry on her walks around her peaceful neighborhood with her dog. But the metal feels icy against her fingers in the Michigan winter as she touches it, making...
    A GOP lawmaker in Wisconsin was secretly caught on video threatening to punch the state's governor and arguing Republicans need to "cheat like the Democrats" if the party wants to win future elections. In a 27-minute video posted Thursday on Youtube, Rep. Elijah Behnke, who took office last April, appears to be speaking to a group of...
    For over a year, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee have pushed Chairman Jerry Nadler to schedule a hearing concerning the ongoing immigration crisis with Secretary Mayorkas. Republican members of the House of Representatives have been highly critical of Mayorkas for not adequately addressing the seemingly perpetual immigration crisis at the country’s southern border with...
    For the 49th time, thousands of anti-abortion protesters on Friday gathered in Washington, D.C. They were participating in the annual March for Life, which opposes Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that effectively established abortion rights nationwide. But many of the activists and elected officials in attendance said they hope this...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring at midterm elections that could cost them control of Congress, Democrats are trying to sculpt a 2022 legislative agenda that would generate achievements and reassure voters that they’re addressing pocketbook problems and can govern competently. Last year, President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats notched two massive accomplishments: a $1.9 trillion COVID-19...
    The early polling after His Fraudulency Joe Biden’s disastrous press conference sees the enfeebled president hitting two record lows in the RealClearPolitics poll of polls. For the first time in his failed presidency, Biden’s average approval rating has sunk to a dismal 40.5 percent. Additionally, for the first time in his failed presidency, Biden’s average...
    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said immediate action is needed to fix the security situation in Haiti and that additional aid is a central topic of a virtual meeting Friday that includes cabinet officials from Canada, the United States, France and other countries. Trudeau spoke at the start of the meeting hosted...
    Washington (CNN)Republican Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson, a doctor who formerly served as White House physician to presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, made a sensational claim this past weekend about undocumented immigrants."In 2022, illegal immigrants will have MORE FREEDOMS and easier access to healthcare and ballot boxes than most Americans... Just think about that," Jackson,...
    Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) pointed out a double standard employed by Democrats when it comes to elections and which ones they accept as legitimate during an appearance on FNC’s “Fox News Primetime” on Thursday. The Missouri Republican referred to remarks made a day earlier questioning the 2022 election results ahead of November and that it...
    President Joe Biden and Democrats will likely be dealing with the fallout from high inflation throughout the year, a prospect that bodes poorly for Democratic prospects for the midterm elections. Inflation has soared. Consumer prices grew 7% in the 12 months ending in December, the fastest pace since 1982. Because of the inflation, the...
    A nearly two-hour press conference may be a sign of presidential endurance, but leaves plenty to critique in the way of mistakes and missteps. Joe Biden would have been well advised to end the thing at least a half-hour earlier, as by the end he was clearly tired and sometimes losing his train of thought....
                 Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue on Thursday proposed creating what he called an Election Law Enforcement Division that would investigate alleged violations of the state’s election laws. Perdue, in a statement, said Election Law Enforcement Division officers would have the authority to make arrests. Perdue spokeswoman Jenni Sweat told The Georgia Star News...
                 Representative Bryan Steil (R-WI-01) responded to President Joe Biden’s press conference, calling out President Joe Biden for questioning the integrity of future elections. Steil said in a press release, “For over a year, Democrats have been saying anyone who questions election integrity is paramount to treason.” Steil added that Biden did the very...
    Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki insisted President Joe Biden had not predicted the 2022 midterm elections would be illegitimate in his plea for the U.S. Senate to pass a so-called “voting rights” bill. Psaki told FNC’s “America’s Newsroom” that Biden’s comments were about former President Donald Trump’s criticism and efforts to challenge the...
    Donald Trump dismissed reports about there being rising tensions between himself and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ahead of a possible 2024 election clash. The former president insisted during an appearance Thursday night on Fox News there was "absolutely" no bickering between the two and praised DeSantis and his work in Florida for...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday that Mali’s military government needs to hold delayed elections in “a relatively short amount of time” — not in 2026 as President Assimi Goita recently announced. The U.N. chief said in an interview with The Associated Press that he has spoken to president Goita, three presidents...
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Ahead of an international conference on Haiti led by his country, Canada’s ambassador to the Caribbean nation called for a politically “inclusive accord” to address a deepening constitutional crisis following the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. In an interview in Port-au-Prince, diplomat Sébastien Carrière expressed concern about the degradation...
    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) appeared on Fox News Thursday night and declared that Democrats do not accept election results when they lose. Hawley, of course, was one of the Republican lawmakers who, on Jan. 6 2021, objected to the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Earlier that morning, Hawley...
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn echoed President Joe Biden in expressing fear that future elections could be illegitimate if voting reform legislation favored by the Democrats is not passed. The South Carolina Democrat told CNN's Kasie Hunt during an interview Thursday that he is "absolutely concerned" about what will happen in the run-up to...