FBI agents on Tuesday raided the home of a Colorado elections official who was involved in an amateur QAnon-tied investigation of voter fraud in the 2020 election. Federal, state, and local law enforcement searched the homes of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and three of her associates in the early-morning raids, according to Mesa County’s district attorney.Continue reading “FBI Raids Home of Elections Official Tied to QAnon Voter Fraud Scheme”
It may be election day in 2021, but the attacks on the democratic process during the 2020 election had ripple effects that are still being felt. The latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll this week found that 81% of American adults believe the future of U.S. democracy is under serious threat. Tammy Patrick, senior advisor The DemocracyContinue reading “Expert fears partisan actors may replace election workers who quit over threats – PBS NewsHour”
Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe’s loss in a state Joe Biden won big in 2020 shows how tricky the midterms could be for Democrats. Republican Glenn Youngkin is projected to win the Virginia gubernatorial race, deepening a panic among Democrats about their ability to hold control of Washington in next year’s midterms. Youngkin, a first-time candidate, wallopedContinue reading “Republican Glenn Youngkin Won Virginia’s Governor Race In An Early Warning Sign For Democrats”
Former national security adviser and “stop the steal” activist Michael Flynn appeared on “constitutional sheriff” Richard Mack’s BrighteonTV show last week, where he claimed that Maricopa County, Arizona Board of Election Supervisors were guilty of “criminal behavior” and had committed “a million felonies” related to the 2020 election and subsequent “audit” ordered by state Senate Republicans. MaricopaContinue reading “Michael Flynn Warns of ‘Problems’ if Arizona Attorney General Does Not Indict and Arrest Election Officials”
Public policy professor Jack Goldstone predicted three decades ago that elitism, inequality and political obstruction would help usher a Trump-like figure into power. His latest prediction? Another U.S. civil war. He and historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat join Mehdi to discuss.
Like lots of other rank-and-file Republicans, Robert Boyd has his doubts about the integrity of the last election, particularly in his home state of Michigan — and particularly in Detroit’s TCF Center, where the city’s votes were counted last year despite a concerted effort from local Republicans to disrupt the counting process. “People saw ballots come in theContinue reading “Michigan Republicans Are Quietly Replacing Officials Who Certify Vote Totals”
Russia’s opposition has claimed the vote was the country’s most fraudulent in recent history. Half of all the votes cast for the ruling party in Russia’s parliamentary elections were likely fraudulent, according to analysis by independent statisticians. The pro-Kremlin United Russia party won a landslide victory in Russia’s State Duma elections over the weekend, securingContinue reading “Statisticians Claim Half of Pro-Kremlin Votes in Duma Elections Were False”