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Siblings of 2 Congressmen Call for Removal From Office

Ariz. Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar face family's blame for Capitol riot

(Newser) - Critics of lawmakers who backed President Trump's election challenges want them removed from office, and those critics sometimes include their own relatives. Two of Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs' four siblings are calling for the Republican's removal in a letter to the editor at the Arizona Republic . William Biggs...

After Twitter Dumped Trump, a Big Drop in Misinformation

Researchers say taking president off platform made significant dent in the spread of false claims

(Newser) - If you're wondering what effect "deplatforming"—ie, taking away someone's megaphone, especially online—has on the spread of misinformation, a recent ban is seeing some interesting results. The Washington Post reports that, per analytics firm Zignal Labs, false claims about election fraud plummeted 73% across multiple...

Trump's Georgia Phone Call Was Legally Murky: Experts

But almost certainly won't be prosecuted, they say

(Newser) - When the Washington Post published its scoop on President Trump's leaked phone call with Georgia's secretary of state , the newspaper noted the POTUS may have been skating on thin ice, legally speaking, with his attempts to get Brad Raffensperger on board with overturning Joe Biden's win in...

Dominion Staffer Sues Trump Campaign: I Want My Life Back

Eric Coomer says he's had to go into hiding due to conspiracy theories about election 'rigging'

(Newser) - A high-ranking employee for a company that provided election equipment and software in 28 states has been subjected to harassment and death threats so alarming that he was forced to go into hiding a week after the election. Now, Eric Coomer says he wants his life back, and he's...

New Statements by Outgoing Barr Won't Please Trump

Attorney general says no need for special counsels on election fraud or Hunter Biden

(Newser) - William Barr's last day as attorney general is Wednesday, and he's going out in a way that surely won't please President Trump. In a news conference Monday, Barr said he saw no reason to appoint a special counsel to investigate claims of election fraud or the business...

Fox Airs Election Talk After Legal Threat

Smartmatic sent scathing notice to 3 conservative news outlets

(Newser) - What a difference legal action can make. Fox News hosts who have allowed election-fraud conspiracies to air on their programs just aired a segment debunking some of those very claims, CNN reports. Lou Dobbs, Jeanine Pirro, and Maria Bartiromo played the segment this weekend after Smartmatic, a voting technology company,...

Trump Pushes Back On 'Martial Law' Election Redo

President rebutted a New York Times report

(Newser) - President Trump has taken to Twitter to push back on a New York Times report that outlined an Oval Office meeting where someone reportedly floated the idea of an election redo, this time under the supervision of the US military, per The Hill . "Martial law = Fake News. Just...

They Bet on a Trump Win. Now They Want Their Money

Gamblers threaten legal action against betting sites, saying race shouldn't have been called for Biden

(Newser) - President Trump continues to push his claims of election fraud, and last week, he tried to support that narrative with a tweet tied to gambling, per Casino.org . "At 10:00 P.M. on Election Evening, we were at 97% win with the so-called 'bookies,'" he...

Big Donor on Election Fraud Suits Wants His Money Back

Fred Eshelman sues, saying True the Vote made 'empty promises'

(Newser) - Fred Eshelman kicked in $2.5 million to support lawsuits claiming fraud in the presidential election. The North Carolina investor regularly asked True the Vote, which said it was pressing the lawsuits on behalf of President Trump's cause, for progress reports. The group had detailed a plan that included...

Tucker Carlson Sorry for Falsely Claiming Dead Man Voted

It was actually the man's wife, who is still alive, Fox News host admits

(Newser) - Make no mistake: Tucker Carlson still believes that a lot of ballots belonging to dead voters were cast in the 2020 election. But for at least one dead voter, the Fox News host admitted he got it wrong. "We've got some good news tonight, and an apology. One...

Sources: USPS Worker Admits Making Up Election Fraud Allegations

But he denies that in his own update on the case

(Newser) - The United States Postal Service worker who claimed a postmaster in Erie, Pa., told employees to backdate ballots that were mailed after Election Day has admitted he made up the allegations, sources tell the Washington Post . The claim, which has been cited by top Republicans including Lindsey Graham as evidence...

Barr's Memo to Prosecutors on Election Fraud Is Controversial

He tells DOJ to go ahead and probe election fraud claims

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr has authorized federal prosecutors across the US to pursue “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities, if they exist, before the 2020 presidential election is certified, despite no evidence of widespread fraud. Barr’s action comes days after Joe Biden defeated President Trump and raises the prospect...

Trump: To Test Absentee System, Try to Vote Twice

President was asked about North Carolina's absentee system

(Newser) - When asked by North Carolina news station WECT whether he was confident in the state's absentee voting system, President Trump on Wednesday appeared to suggest that, in order to test said system, voters should attempt to vote twice and see how it goes. His answer:
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Facebook's Election Plans Include False Claim of Victory

Scenarios include president claiming election interference means he won a second term

(Newser) - Facebook is working on contingency plans to deal with a potential threat to American democracy from one of its most famous symbols: the White House. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and top aides are meeting daily to decide what to do if President Trump loses the November election and then tries—...

Mail Carrier Admits to Fudging Absentee Ballot Requests

USPS contractor in W. Va. pleads guilty, confesses to switching voter party affiliations

(Newser) - To boost mail-in voting amid the pandemic for the June 9 primary in West Virginia, absentee ballot applications were sent to all registered voters. At least eight of those ballot requests ended up with unwelcome changes, all at the hands of a mail carrier who now says he was just...

Florida Voters Were Registered Falsely as Republicans: Charges

Woman faces 10 felony counts

(Newser) - A woman in Florida faces charges after officials said she registered voters as Republicans without their consent. Cheryl Hall was working for Florida First, the New York Times reports. The group is bankrolled by an organization that backs President Trump, America First Policies. Hall was charged Thursday with 10 felony...

Do-Over of House Election Won't Include Mark Harris

Republican drops out after ballot fraud allegations

(Newser) - North Carolina's redo of a congressional election won't include the apparent winner of the first go-round. Republican Mark Harris posted Tuesday on Facebook that he isn't running again, KAIT reports, citing surgery scheduled for next month. His campaign had been accused of ballot fraud in the November...

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Not So Fast on That 'Stolen Election' Report

Vox analysis thinks evidence is weak

(Newser) - A post at the Daily Intelligencer on Tuesday gave fresh hope to depressed Democrats who are hoping for some way, any way, to prevent a Donald Trump presidency. The article noted that a group of "prominent computer scientists and election lawyers" (including J. Alex Halderman, director of the University...

Town Sues Its Own Voters for 'Fatally Flawed' Election

Colorado lawsuit aims to sort out controversial April Fools' Day election

(Newser) - If they had just elected a dog for mayor , none of this would have happened. At least that's what 61 registered voters in Montezuma, Colo., must be thinking after they received notice their own town is suing each and every one of them to appear in court to figure...

Apparent Loser of Afghan Election Claims Victory

Crisis could break country apart

(Newser) - Preliminary vote tallies show Abdullah Abdullah losing Afghanistan's presidential election to Ashraf Ghani by a pretty wide margin of 56.4% to 43.5%. But Abdullah declared victory anyway yesterday, and said he would decide in the next few days whether to form a "parallel government" competing with...

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