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
Total votes in 2008 presidential election
Stephen Menendian, who works with Powell at the institute as its director of research, added: “Overlap between political and racial gerrymandering has become so pronounced that legislators can essentially do de jure political gerrymandering but de facto racial gerrymandering, and it's just not clear how stringently courts will intervene.” … [Read more...] about Voting rights groups see gerrymandering as potent threat
We’ll never know for sure how many states’ electoral votes pro-Trump members of Congress might have challenged had the assault on the Capitol not cast a pall on the whole enterprise (apparently five instead of the two, Arizona and Pennsylvania, that drew the requisite bicameral support to compel a vote). But they clearly didn’t have the votes in either House to pull off any of them (a majority in both Houses is required to overturn a state-certified and state-announced electoral vote slate). The whole “protest” was designed not to deny Joe Biden the presidency, but to put Republican feet to the fire in a final litmus test of loyalty to Trump, presumably to create a foundation for a comeback in the future. … [Read more...] about How Close Did We Get to an Election Coup?
The president had sharply criticized the attorney general leading up to his exit over Barr's remarks about alleged election fraud as well as reports that Barr knew about a federal investigation into Biden's son Hunter Biden months before the election but had kept it from public view. Trump called the attorney general "a big disappointment" on Twitter. … [Read more...] about Barr told Trump that theories about stolen election were ‘bulls—‘: report
The president-elect has long expressed his opposition to the pro-sovereignty Brexit movement and has even previously warned Johnson that relations between the U.S. and the UK would suffer if the departure from the European Union threatened the Good Friday Peace Agreement on the isle of Ireland — the ancestral home of Mr Biden. … [Read more...] about Biden to Visit UK First to Plot ‘Destiny of the World’ with Boris Johnson