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.
The clock is ticking for the anti-democracy “independent state legislature” takeover. Democratic politicians, along with independents and Republicans who likewise revere democracy, are justifiably savoring 2022 midterm voters’ historic affirmation of the core principle of government by representatives elected by popular majorities. But these pro-democracy leaders must now pivot to confront an as yet unacknowledgedContinue reading “How the Supreme Court Plans to Undermine Future Elections”
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”
When Josephine Bartley, a member of the city council in Auckland, New Zealand, heard that a local Covid-19 vaccination clinic had been vandalized early this month, she drove over to survey the damage. After she spoke to the owners and helped them connect with law enforcement officials, she noticed three men loitering near her parking spot. “Some guysContinue reading “American vaccine misinformation and extremism are infiltrating New Zealand”
Local Tea Party leader Pressley Stutts said Trump’s instructions to the faithful were clear: “‘Go purge, get rid of the RINOs in the Republican Party.’ So we took him seriously.” When Lenna Smith arrived at her precinct’s annual Republican Party organizing meeting last month, she didn’t expect to be greeted by a dozen strangers. SmithContinue reading “‘A Whole Bunch of Crazy’: Inside the South Carolina GOP’s MAGA Coup”
Former President Trump declared victory on Saturday after Senate Republicans voted to acquit him for a second time, saying that his political movement “has only just begun” and that he would have more to share in the near future. Trump thanked his legal team for “upholding justice and defending truth.” “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement toContinue reading “Trump on acquittal: MAGA ‘has only just begun’”