With or without Pence joining the rebellion, the mob’s instruction from Trump and his surrogates was to “stop the steal,” which taken literally meant disrupting the January 6 joint session and preventing it from confirming Biden’s election. They nearly succeeded at least temporarily, until Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell decided a resumption of the electoral vote count as soon as possible was essential to send a message that Congress would not be intimidated by violent yahoos. But a real “stop” to the count wasn’t feasible; the only real deadline was Inauguration Day on January 20, two weeks later. There was no way the “patriots” could have kept control of the Capitol for that long. … [Read more...] about How Close Did We Get to an Election Coup?
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“In the South, you really can't gerrymander without targeting communities in color,” Li said. “It's efficient … it's easy to divide them or pack them together or whatever, in order to see the political effect. There aren't a lot of white Democrats [in the South] and white Democrats tend to live near white Republicans so … it's really hard to gerrymander white Democrats in the South.” … [Read more...] about Voting rights groups see gerrymandering as potent threat
Former Attorney General William BarrBill BarrJustice Dept. blasts Mexico's decision to close probe of former defense minister Acting attorney general condemns Capitol riots, warns 'no tolerance' for violence at Biden inauguration Barr, White House counsel told Trump not to self-pardon: report MORE reportedly pushed back strongly on President TrumpDonald TrumpIran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries Pardon-seekers have paid Trump allies tens of thousands to lobby president: NYT MORE when discussing claims the president was circulating about the election being "stolen" from him. … [Read more...] about Barr told Trump that theories about stolen election were ‘bulls—‘: report
In November, Takieddine also took back his claim that he delivered suitcases carrying a total of five-million-euros ($6 million) from Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi to Sarkozy’s chief of staff in 2006 and 2007, to help his successful presidential campaign. … [Read more...] about Claim That Kickbacks from Arms Deals Funded French Presidential Election Campaign Goes to Court
“He popularized (that position) for sure,” said Garrett Johnson, co-founder of the Lincoln Network, a libertarian think tank that connects Silicon Valley to Washington. Before, he said, “the conversation about regulating tech was focused around elite circles. Now there is chatter at rallies and events over the last several months about getting rid of Section 230.” … [Read more...] about Five ways Trump changed California — including one that helped Democrats