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Tag Archives: Fair Elections

Understanding Joe Manchin, the Democratic senator imperiling U.S. democracy’s future

Excerpt: Manchin clearly doesn't like what is happening to the country, but bewilderingly, it appears he only wants to take corrective action if the very people who are busy enabling the destruction of America's political norms are on board.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Open Government
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Donald Trump erects a tower of lies for the midterms and a bid to regain power in 2024

Excerpt: Trump is back. Expect a summer full of rallies, camp followers spouting Q-Anon nonsense, and Trump leaving the stage to ovations that would send Hitler to bed happy.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Elections
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Read the legislation that Republicans have been passing to stop people from voting

Excerpt: Like primary sources? This roundup of anti-voter bills from Iowa, Georgia, Florida, and Texas contains the complete bill text of each bill Republicans have brought forth to disenfranchise millions of their constituents.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republicans appear ready to move on from cheating and voter suppression to soft coups

Excerpt: If safeguards cannot be put into place to protect ahead of the 2022 midterms, whether through federal legislation like H.R. 1, or court action, or fierce local resistance to bad state laws and dictates, we could be in huge trouble.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A reckoning for ticket-splitters: Can you vote for any Republican who sticks with Trump?

Excerpt: The Republican Party has become a cult that adores an unaccountable sociopath. Perhaps the time has come for a new center-right political party rooted in conservative values.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Party Politics
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Loren Culp, Stephen Pidgeon scrap their absurd lawsuit against elections officials

Excerpt: In an attempt to explain their retreat, Culp and Pidgeon offered a plethora of excuses to their rabid right wing followers during a Facebook Live event, none of which were true.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Litigation
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ victory affirmed by Congress with all electoral votes counted

Excerpt: Thankfully, the lawsuits have failed, the Electoral College has voted, and its votes counted by Congress. Democracy has prevailed, and the candidates chosen by the people of the United States have been properly acknowledged as the winners of the election
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Trump’s fascist goons launch physical attack on democracy, storm United States Capitol

Excerpt: The insurrection began following a rally held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to protest the 2020 presidential election results, at which Donald Trump urged participants to go to, and enter, the Capitol building.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Cathy McMorris Rodgers joins plot to nullify Biden-Harris victory; Dan Newhouse declines

Excerpt: McMorris Rodgers will have the distinction of being the only Republican from Washington State to participate in the plot, as the state's other two Republicans have announced they will not be objecting to the election results.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Leaked audio offers fresh evidence that Trump is a criminal: Impeach him again

Excerpt: New articles of impeachment should be promptly bought against Donald Trump. The leaked tape alone provides ample evidence that Trump is engaged in criminal behavior and is violating the oath of office he took to protect and defend the Constitution.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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More treachery: Anti-American Republican senators say they’re joining effort to throw out Electoral College results on January 6th

Excerpt: Their ultimate goal is to create a mechanism for changing enough Electoral College votes to keep Trump in office. Never mind what the voters said and did. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Loren Culp pulls a Trump, sues Washington State to overturn the election he just lost

Excerpt: Culp and his campaign manager appear to have concluded that by pretending they never lost, they can go on separating fools from their money for months to come, just like the Trumps are doing at the federal level. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Pro-Biden states deliver furious rejoinder to Republican AGs’ attempt to throw election

Excerpt: Texas and a cohort of other states with Republican attorneys general don't want Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be sworn in on January 20th. So, in an unprecedented move, they're asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the will of the people.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s thirty-nine counties certify the (almost record setting) 2020 general election

Excerpt: Voter turnout reached 84.14% -- not quite as high as the 2008 general election twelve years ago, but pretty close to a record. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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