Elections

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a news conference after Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the Senate, October 26, 2020. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via Reuters) Josh Hawley is nothing if not a leader. The Missouri Republican’s announcement last week that he would object to Biden electors from Pennsylvania immediately caused another
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Senator Bernie Sanders (D., Vt.) in Washington, D.C., December 8, 2020 (Erin Scott/Reuters) Who would you rather have write the U.S. Senate’s next budget — Lindsey Graham or Bernie Sanders? This is among the choices before Georgia’s voters on Tuesday. Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock respectively face incumbent Republicans David Perdue and Kelly
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W ere the anti-Trumpers right all along? They point to the president’s performance over the last two months, ranging from the bizarre to the shameful, and point out that this Trump is the only Trump there has ever been. There is no denying that. Indeed, it is why many conservatives who supported
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The results of the signature audit in Georgia are in — and it looks like there’s nothing there, despite the president’s insistence that this is where the massive fraud would be found (after hand and machine recounts had previously confirmed the results). The audit, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, focused on a statistically significant
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Jim speculated here on what Hawley objecting to the Biden electors will mean for his 2024 chances. Another question is what it will mean for the state of play next week. Perhaps Hawley ends up isolated and no one follows his lead, but it also may be that his move creates a jailbreak among 2024
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Attorney Lin Wood during a press conference in Alpharetta, Ga., December 2, 2020 (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters) Lin Wood has seen and raised his fellow conspiracy-theorist Sidney Powell in a series of tweets that would make Q blush: My information from reliable source is that Roberts arranged an illegal adoption of two young children from Wales through
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Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock speaks during a drive-in campaign rally at Pullman Yard in Atlanta, Ga., December 15, 2020. (Mike Segar/Reuters) Reverend Raphael Warnock, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate in Georgia, criticized the U.K.’s vote to exit the European Union as “ethnocentrism and hate” and compared it to “Trumpism” in the U.S. in a
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Atlanta — Amy Olla didn’t vote for Georgia senator Kelly Loeffler in November. But she wishes she had. A grandmother from Woodstock, Ga., Olla had planned to cast her ballot for Loeffler, but instead voted for another Republican, Representative Doug Collins, thinking that, because Collins was better known in the state, he might have a
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The U.S. Capitol during a morning rainstorm on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) Representative Mo Brooks (R., Ala.) said Monday that “dozens” of House Republicans may object to the Electoral College results on January 6 when Congress meets to tally the votes. Brooks claimed there is “overwhelming” and “compelling” evidence
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Senators Kelly Loeffler (R., Ga.) and David Perdue (R., Ga.), wave during a campaign event in Milton, Ga., December 21, 2020. (Al Drago/Reuters) Republican Georgia senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue on Tuesday came out in favor of sending $2,000 coronavirus stimulus checks to Americans, a full week after President Trump voiced his support for the proposal. “I
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Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R., Ga.), speaks during a campaign event in Milton, Ga., December 21, 2020. (Al Drago/Reuters) Georgia senator Kelly Loeffler says voters deserve answers after new allegations of abuse at her opponent’s former summer camp were published Monday. A man who said he attended Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock’s former church camp
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President Donald Trump departs on travel to West Point, New York from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, D.C., December 12, 2020. (Cheriss May/Reuters) On the menu today: We’re in the last month of the Trump presidency. The unnamed White House sources sound really worried in their leaks, but apparently, they’re not
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In 2017, Representative John Lewis (D., Ga.) said that he didn’t see President-elect Donald Trump as a “legitimate president.” Newt Gingrich is now saying the same thing about President-elect Joe Biden. Lewis argued that Russian interference in the 2016 election made Trump illegitimate. Gingrich argues that the Left’s unfairness toward Trump over the last four
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J ust when it seems that the Left’s extremism has reached its outer limits, a new radical idea comes forward. Brandon Hasbrouck, a professor at Washington and Lee University, has taken to the pages of The Nation, the Left’s preeminent periodical, to advocate so-called “vote reparations.” It’s an idea more dangerous than it is
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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as President-elect Joe Biden listens during a news conference where Biden named retired General Lloyd Austin as his nominee to be defense secretary in Wilmington, Del., December 9, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Incoming Vice President Kamala Harris campaigned in Georgia on Monday ahead of the state’s runoff elections, telling voters that
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Madison Cawthorn speaks during the virtual Republican National Convention from Washington, D.C., August 26, 2020. (Reuters) North Carolina Congressman-elect Madison Cawthorn announced Monday that he plans to contest the presidential election results when Congress meets next month to count the electoral votes and warned other Republicans that he will fund their primary challengers if they
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As our John McCormick noted, Republican House candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks defeated Democrat Rita Hart by six votes out of 394,000 ballots cast, one of the slimmest margins of victory in American political history. The election results in this congressional district were counted and re-counted and certified by all state election authorities. Advertisement But that’s not
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One of the popular conspiracy theories retailed by Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, Rudy Giuliani, and the Trump legal team is that Dominion Voting Systems voting machines rigged the 2020 election, perfecting techniques pioneered by Smartmatic in rigging elections for Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. There are some obvious, glaring flaws in this theory, starting with the
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It’s never a good sign when a president publicly insists he’s not considering declaring martial law in an attempt to reverse the election results, or when high-level military officials feel the need to declare, “There is no role for the U.S. military in determining the outcome of an American election.” For what it is worth,
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE N ow that Joe Biden has won the Electoral College vote, many readers have asked us how lawsuits challenging the presidential results were rejected by dozens of courts. We’ll try to explain a few reasons. In an election for any other office, it’s possible to conduct a full investigation. But in this presidential
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