Election 2020

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Jurors Say Trump Sought Special Session of Georgia House

But state's Republican House speaker took the wind out of his sails

(Newser) - Members of the grand jury that investigated alleged election-meddling in Georgia say then-President Trump called then-Georgia House Speaker David Ralston as part of his effort to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state. Jurors tell the Atlanta-Journal Constitution that they heard a recording of the call, in which Trump...

Judge Censures Trump Lawyer for False Election Statements

Opinion says Jenna Ellis, who maintained 'Trump won by a landslide,' hurt public faith in the 2020 vote

(Newser) - Jenna Ellis, a lawyer who helped lead former President Donald Trump's effort to overturn President Biden's 2020 victory at the polls, was publicly censured Thursday after admitting she falsely said the election was stolen from her client. Ellis engaging in conduct "involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation,...

'Election Was Not Stolen,' Murdoch Said Under Oath

In defamation lawsuit, Fox chair testified that 2020 election was 'free and fair'

(Newser) - Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said under oath that he believes the 2020 presidential election was free, fair, and not stolen, according to court filings released Tuesday in a voting machine company’s defamation lawsuit over Fox News’ coverage of former President Donald Trump’s unfounded election fraud claims. In...

Trump Responds to Rupert Murdoch's Testimony

Not surprisingly, he isn't pleased about it

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch testified last month that some Fox News hosts endorsed former President Trump's false claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election, and after the testimony was released Monday , you can bet Trump had something to say about it. In Truth Social posts cited by the BBC and...

Murdoch Acknowledges Hosts Endorsed False Election Claim

Fox chairman, who says he had his doubts, argues they were acting as commentators

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of Fox News, has conceded that certain hosts on his networks promoted President Trump's false claim that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent. "Some of our commentators were endorsing it," Murdoch said, CNBC reports. He provided the sworn testimony last month in a...

Arizona AG Never Released Report on Election Fraud Probe

Successor says Brnovich sat on report that found no evidence of widespread fraud

(Newser) - Arizona's attorney general says her Republican predecessor launched a massive investigation of alleged irregularities in the 2020 election and then sat on the results after investigators found no evidence of widespread fraud. Attorney General Kris Mayes, a Democrat, released internal memos on Wednesday, describing them as "deeply unsettling...

In Private, Fox Stars Mocked Election Fraud Claims
In Private, Fox Stars
Mocked Election Fraud Claims

In Private, Fox Stars Mocked Election Fraud Claims

Text messages from Carlson, Hannity, Ingraham appear in Dominion lawsuit filing

(Newser) - Fox News hosts and execs not only didn't believe the election fraud claims the network gave a lot of airtime to in 2020, they privately mocked guests like Trump lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, according to a Thursday filing in Dominion Voting System's defamation lawsuit against the...

Parts of Grand Jury Probe Into Georgia Vote Are Released

Panel suggests some Trump allies be charged with perjury

(Newser) - A grand jury in Georgia thinks allies of Donald Trump are guilty of perjury and should be prosecuted. That's one of the takeaways after parts of the panel's investigation into efforts by Trump and his supporters to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state were released on...

Judge Hands Down Big Ruling on Georgia Grand Jury Report

Fulton County judge opts to release parts of report involving probe into Trump, allies on 2020 election

(Newser) - A judge has ordered the release of parts of a report produced by a special grand jury that investigated efforts by former President Trump and his allies to overturn his narrow 2020 election loss in Georgia. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney announced the decision on Monday, three weeks...

DA: Decision on Charges 'Imminent' in 2020 Election Case

Georgia grand jury's report on Trump case is staying private for now

(Newser) - The Georgia grand jury investigating whether Donald Trump and his allies committed crimes in the state after the 2020 election completed its work earlier this month—but Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, the lead prosecutor, wants its final report to stay private for now. At a hearing Tuesday, she...

Trump's Legal Fate in Georgia Now Lies With Local DA

Fulton County DA Fani Willis to decide on indictment based on grand jury report

(Newser) - The special grand jury in Atlanta that has been investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies committed any crimes while trying to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia has finished its work, bringing the case closer to possible criminal charges against Trump and others. Per the AP , Fulton...

DeSantis Has Musk's Vote
DeSantis Has Musk's Vote

DeSantis Has Musk's Vote

Twitter owner has found Biden disappointing

(Newser) - Whether he wants it or not, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would seem to have the backing of Elon Musk in the 2024 presidential race. Musk proclaimed his endorsement in a "yes" tweet when asked if he would support DeSantis, NBC News reports. "My preference for the 2024 presidency...

Lindsey Graham Testifies Before Special Grand Jury

Republican senator took fight against testifying in Georgia all the way to the Supreme Court

(Newser) - Sen. Lindsey Graham testified Tuesday before a special grand jury that's investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others illegally meddled in the 2020 election in Georgia. The South Carolina Republican's appearance before the panel came after a drawn-out legal fight that went all the way to the Supreme...

It's No Longer a Close Call in Florida
It's No Longer
a Close Call
in Florida

It's No Longer a Close Call in Florida

Analysts look behind the embrace of Republicans and ahead to a lengthy GOP reign

(Newser) - Both parties have gotten used to Florida being just as likely to go with either party, in any election—a state whose presidential race winner and loser have been separated by 0.009% of the vote and whose 2000 race was so close it took more than a month to...

Emails Show Trump Team Was Counting on Thomas

Eastman agreed in newly released emails discussing overturning election results

(Newser) - Emails to and from lawyers for then-President Donald Trump show they thought the effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election depended on the help of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. A federal judge in California ordered that the eight emails be released, the Washington Post reports. The...

Judge Rips Giuliani in Preserving Lawsuit

Opinion supports defamation filing on harm done to Georgia election workers

(Newser) - A federal judge on Monday declined to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani by two women who served as election workers in Georgia in November 2020. In the lawsuit filed last December, Ruby Freeman and Wandrea "Shaye" Moss accused Giuliani of defaming...

Judge Orders Meadows to Testify in Georgia Election Case

Former WH chief of staff is a 'necessary and material witness,' court filing states

(Newser) - A judge on Wednesday ordered former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to testify before a special grand jury that's investigating whether then-President Trump and his allies illegally tried to influence the state's 2020 election. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis opened the investigation early last year...

Thomas Blocks Order for Graham's Testimony

Senator argues that he doesn't have to answer questions in Georgia election case

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday temporarily blocked Sen. Lindsey Graham's testimony to a special grand jury investigating whether then-President Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in the state. Thomas' order is intended to prevent Fani Willis, Fulton County district attorney, from compelling Graham...

Graham Turns to Supreme Court to Block Grand Jury Subpoena

Appeals panel unanimously rejected Republican's request a day earlier

(Newser) - Update: Stymied by a federal appeals court on Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham turned to the Supreme Court on Friday to try to avoid appearing before a grand jury investigating possible efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The South Carolina Republican filed the emergency request with Justice Clarence Thomas, who...

Judge: Trump Knew Election Fraud Numbers Were Wrong

But he 'continued to tout those numbers, both in court and to the public'

(Newser) - Former President Trump knew that the numbers in legal documents alleging voter fraud were false but he signed them anyway, a federal judge said Wednesday. US District Court Judge David O. Carter said Trump attorney John Eastman needs to turn four emails over the House panel investigating the Jan. 6...

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