Election 2020

How election deniers are campaigning to control voting in four critical states

BY: - August 5, 2022

Mark Finchem, an Arizona state representative who has said he would not have certified the 2020 election, won the Republican primary for secretary of state on Tuesday, making him the latest election denier to move closer to controlling his state’s election system. Across the country, Republicans who say the 2020 election was rigged are vying […]

Members of U.S. Senate committee consider bipartisan changes to Electoral Count Act

BY: - August 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and legal experts at a U.S. Senate hearing on Wednesday outlined the need to pass legislation clarifying an archaic election law so that the peaceful transfer of presidential power is ensured. The Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act, a bipartisan bill being pushed by 16 senators, was proposed after the […]

FL Congresswoman on House Homeland Security panel: I ‘haven’t watched any’ Jan. 6 hearings

BY: - July 22, 2022

Twelve Florida Republican members of Congress voted against certifying that Democrat Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, hours after supporters of former president Donald Trump stormed the nation’s Capitol in a failed bid to block the transfer of power. By early Friday, only two of those had commented on Thursday night’s prime-time public hearing […]

Trump ‘chose not to act’ as U.S. Capitol underwent attack, Jan. 6 panel says

BY: - July 21, 2022

Donald Trump ignored White House staff, family members and outside advisers who urged the president to call off the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to testimony before the U.S. House panel investigating the insurrection at its eighth and final hearing of the summer Thursday night. Instead, Trump sat in the […]

Judge orders Rudy Giuliani to testify before Fulton special grand jury

BY: - July 21, 2022

A court has ordered former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to testify in Fulton County about his Georgia crusade to overturn Republican Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 presidential election. A New York judge ruled Wednesday that the former Trump attorney is required to appear before a Fulton County special grand jury on Aug. […]

U.S. Senate bills would ban fake electors, clear up Electoral College procedures

BY: - July 20, 2022

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators released legislation Wednesday that aims to clarify the 1887 law that governs how Congress counts Electoral College votes following a presidential election. The legislation caps off months of negotiations between Republican and Democratic senators, who hope to remove the vagueness from the Electoral Count Act that led […]

Election officials risk criminal charges under 31 new GOP-imposed penalties

BY: - July 19, 2022

Second in a two-part series. See part one here. Since the 2020 election, Iowa has enacted one new felony and two new misdemeanor offenses targeting election officials. The state’s omnibus election law, passed in 2021, criminalizes election officials who fail to perform their duties, don’t adequately maintain voter lists, or interfere with other people performing their […]

Criminalizing the vote: GOP-led states enacted 102 new election penalties after 2020

BY: - July 18, 2022

First in a two-part series During the 2020 election, Rhonda Briggins and her sorority sisters spent days providing voters in metro Atlanta with water and snacks as they waited in long lines at polling places. The lines for early voting and on Election Day at times stretched on for hours. As the national co-chair for […]

Dem Gov. Pritzker: FL’s DeSantis is Trump in a mask and GOP likes white extremism

BY: - July 17, 2022

Illinois’ Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivered a blistering speech in Tampa Saturday equating Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis with former president Donald Trump and condemning him for doing more to “protect” Floridians from LGBTQ children and immigrants than from white nationalism and gun violence. As keynote speaker at the Florida Democratic Party’s annual leadership conference, […]

Trump tweet invited ‘wild’ mob to block transfer of power on Jan. 6, House panel says

BY: - July 12, 2022

The U.S. House panel investigating Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results described Tuesday how the president explicitly called on his supporters to come to Washington on Jan. 6, 2021 for a “wild” protest — resulting in an insurrection. Trump exerted extraordinary influence over the mob, who marched to the Capitol on […]

FL’s Rep. Murphy: Trump tricked and inflamed his followers to attack the Capitol

BY: - July 12, 2022

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida, co-leading the seventh hearing of the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the nation’s Capitol, said Tuesday former President Donald Trump deceived, summoned, and inflamed his followers in a battle to stay in power despite losing his re-election bid. The committee went on to present evidence of […]

Jan. 6 attack: Congresswoman Murphy to co-lead hearing Tuesday about extremists

BY: - July 11, 2022

When U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida co-leads Tuesday’s public hearing about the role of paramilitary groups in attacking the nation’s Capitol, she likely will view evidence of the violence not only as an investigator but also personally. One year ago, while speaking to law enforcement officers who testified about the battle they waged with […]