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Inside Steve Bannon’s ‘disturbing’ quest to radically rewrite the US constitution

By taking over state legislatures, Republicans hope to pass conservative amendments that cannot be electorally challenged Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist in the Trump White House who is at the forefront of the Republican march toward hard-right populism, is throwing his weight behind a movement to radically rewrite the US constitution. Bannon has devotedContinue reading “Inside Steve Bannon’s ‘disturbing’ quest to radically rewrite the US constitution”

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Oral Argument in Moore v. Harper and the Perils of Finding “Compromise” on the Independent State Legislature Theory

The Supreme Court’s cert grant last June in Moore v. Harper was an ominous note on which to end an explosive term. The grant seemed to broadcast an openness to embracing what’s known as the “independent state legislature theory,” or ISLT. It is a once-fringe idea that the U.S. Constitution, and in particular Article I’s “elections clause,” grants toContinue reading “Oral Argument in Moore v. Harper and the Perils of Finding “Compromise” on the Independent State Legislature Theory”

VIDEO: Why the Far-Right Is Fawning Over Strongmen | Breaking The Vote – VICE News

From Hungary to Texas, the Breaking the Vote teams travel around the world to trace the steady rise of authoritarianism and its impact in the U.S.

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GOP Law Blamed as Nearly 40% of Mail-In Ballots Rejected in Houston Area

“Mail ballots are people’s votes,” said a Harris County elections administrator who is “very concerned” about the anti-democratic effects of the Texas GOP’s new voter suppression law. As early voting continues in Texas’ primary election, pro-democracy advocates are sounding the alarm over the high rate at which mail-in ballots are being rejected as a result ofContinue reading “GOP Law Blamed as Nearly 40% of Mail-In Ballots Rejected in Houston Area”

Dismantling the Wisconsin Elections Commission was on agenda for Ron Johnson meeting at state Capitol, text messages show

When U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson paid a rare visit to the Wisconsin State Capitol last fall to meet with legislative leaders, the expected agenda was to discuss dismantling the state elections commission, newly released text messages between top legislative staff members suggest.    Johnson met privately for an hour with GOP legislative leaders in the stateContinue reading “Dismantling the Wisconsin Elections Commission was on agenda for Ron Johnson meeting at state Capitol, text messages show”

Far-right election deniers gather for ’emergency’ Castle Rock meeting after Tina Peters’ arrest

Conspiracy theorist Shawn Smith says officials involved in fraud ‘deserve to hang’ A who’s who of leading figures in Colorado’s far-right election denial movement gathered in Castle Rock on Thursday night for a lengthy town hall meeting that featured a host of baseless conspiracy theories and at least one threat of political violence. The “emergency”Continue reading “Far-right election deniers gather for ’emergency’ Castle Rock meeting after Tina Peters’ arrest”

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters arrested after allegedly recording court hearing

Mesa county’s Republican clerk and recorder, Tina Peters, who is currently being investigated by a grand jury for election tampering and misconduct, was arrested on unrelated charges Tuesday in Grand Junction.   The incident occurred as police were trying to carry out a search warrant to seize Peters’ iPad to determine whether she illegally recorded aContinue reading “Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters arrested after allegedly recording court hearing”

‘I’ve never missed a vote’: 95-year-old World War II Veteran says his mail-in ballot application has been denied twice due to new requirements

A Harris County man fears new voting laws may prevent him from voting by absentee ballot for the first time in his lifetime. Kenneth Thompson, 95, has been checking his mail daily in hopes his mail-in ballot is among the pile. Thompson has been voting since he was 21-years-old, and he even recalls paying aContinue reading “‘I’ve never missed a vote’: 95-year-old World War II Veteran says his mail-in ballot application has been denied twice due to new requirements”

Revealed: The Billionaires Funding the Coup’s Brain Trust

Conservative mega-donors including the DeVoses and Bradleys are pumping big money into the Claremont Institute think tank that fueled Trump’s election-fraud fantasies The Claremont Institute, once a little-known think tank often confused with the liberal-arts college of the same name, has emerged as a driving force in the conservative movement’s crusade to use bogus fraudContinue reading “Revealed: The Billionaires Funding the Coup’s Brain Trust”