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is a recount justified?

Is A Recount Justified In This Election?

A recount three weeks after the fact cannot avoid the appearance of dirty tricks. Indeed, if the results in any of the states in question were overturned at this late date, Donald Trump’s supporters would suspect malfeasance — and be justified in doing so.

December 1, 2016
Alex Jones and Donald Trump

Trump’s Fake Popular Vote Claims Came From Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones

In covering Trump’s allegation (and often uncritically echoing it), multiple media outlets failed to make the connection between Trump and Jones and the other conspiracy theorists pushing this baseless story.

November 28, 2016
Should Hillary ask for a recount?

Should Hillary Clinton Challenge The Election Results?

A group of computer scientists believes it found evidence that vote totals in the three states —Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — might have been affected by a cyberattack.

November 23, 2016
Americans, Voter

Voter Suppression Watch: Tracking Swing State Reports Of Intimidation At The Polls

A comprehensive guide to voter suppression and voter intimidation in all swing states throughout Election Day.

November 8, 2016
Trump voter suppression Nevada

Nevada Judge Rejects Trump Campaign Request Over Early Voting

The Trump campaign also had asked for information about poll workers on duty at the market. “Have you watched Twitter? Do you watch any cable news shows? People can get information and harass them,” the judge said.

November 8, 2016
Donald Trump sues Nevada over early voting

Trump Campaign Sues In Nevada Over Las Vegas Polling Place

The lawsuit said election officials violated state law because they allowed people to join the line after 8 p.m. at a polling location at a Latino market.

November 8, 2016
Voter suppression concerns need to be addressed

Disenfranchisement Today: Don’t Gloat While Suppressing The Vote

Today, we are witnessing the greatest setback to voting rights in 50 years, as millions of Americans are actively deprived of their constitutional right to vote.

November 8, 2016
voter fraud

How Your Fellow Citizens Could Threaten Your Vote

Even if you’re a registered voter in Florida, your vote may not be a sure thing. That’s not due to fraud or Russian hacking of electronic voting machines, but because, under state law, virtually any other voter in your county can challenge your right to vote.

November 8, 2016
is a recount justified?

Justice Department To Monitor Election In 28 States

Personnel from the U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division will be deployed to polling sites in 28 states to monitor the election.

November 8, 2016
Minority voters

Democrats Have Early Voting Edge, Despite GOP Voter Suppression Tactics

While that high voter turnout pattern appears to favor Hillary Clinton, suppression tactics from Republicans and local intimidation antics by Donald Trump supporters are still unfolding, adding angst and muddying the election’s last phase.

November 4, 2016
Trump tweets, Twitter

U.S. Court Denies Republican Poll Monitor Request In Pennsylvania

In a blow to Donald Trump, a U.S. judge on Thursday upheld a Pennsylvania state law that could make it difficult for his supporters to monitor Election Day activity in Democratic-leaning areas.

November 3, 2016
Sean Hannity and the right-wing media's grip on the GOP

Right-Wing Media’s Vise Grip On The GOP Only Getting Tighter

The GOP is trying to figure out what to do when its public face resembles a rodeo clown like Sean Hannity, and when so many Republican voters live inside the right-wing, fact-free, Rush Limbaugh bubble that Trump so firmly embraced.

November 1, 2016
John podesta

No, A DOJ Official With Podesta Ties Isn’t ‘Overseeing’ The FBI’s Email Review

The official in question leads the FBI’s Office of Legislative Affairs, and in that capacity he is responsible for communications with Congress, not active investigations.

November 1, 2016
Protesters picket outside the event site before Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump begins a rally with supporters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

As Election Day Nears, Half Of Voters Expect Violence

There is mounting evidence that the Trump-led faction of the Republican Party is preparing to take their rage into the streets. Half of likely voters expect Election Day will be violent, a USA Today/Suffolk University poll found.

October 28, 2016
Concerns about voter fraud are unfounded. Look at ACORN.

Debunking The ‘Rigged Election’ Horror Story

Trump’s “rigged election” shtick is the product of years of conservative fear mongering about voter fraud and election stealing, and it poses a unique challenge to journalists who want to ensure voter confidence in the election process.

October 26, 2016
Voters take to the polls for early voting in North Carolina

North Carolina’s Black Voters Shrug Off Trump’s Voting Threats

As the early-voting period gets underway in the 2016 election, black voters are not about to let concerns about conflict at polling places—fanned by Donald Trump’s sinister predictions of voter fraud—keep them from casting their ballot.

October 26, 2016
Republicans to blame for voter ID laws

Republicans Have Long History Of Skewing Election Turnout

Having given up on enlarging their tent to attract more voters, the GOP has settled on a strategy of blocking the franchise for those whom it cannot win over.

October 23, 2016
Trump tweets, Yemen

Maybe Donald Trump Should Run For ‘Whiner-In-Chief’

“Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?” — The Coasters from “Charlie Brown” Donald Trump has a victim mentality. If the term sounds familiar, it’s because it has long been the preferred conservative riposte when black people complain of being strangled by housing discrimination, economic injustice or police brutality. The likes of Bill O’Reilly and Rush […]

October 23, 2016
Trump, GOP, Republican, Envoy

Donald Trump Threatens To Sue Accusers After Election

During a policy speech, Trump promised to sue the women who have come forward in the last two weeks to accuse him of sexual assault, calling them liars.

October 22, 2016
Donald Trump During the Debate

Donald Trump Still Trails Hillary Clinton In National Polls

Hillary Clinton led Donald Trump 44 percent to 40 percent, according to the Oct. 14-20 Reuters/Ipsos poll, a 4-point lead.

October 22, 2016

Trump’s ‘Rigged Election’ Remarks Are ‘A Gift To Dictators,’ Say Africans

“Donald Trump is a gift to all tin-pot dictators on the African continent. He is giving currency and legitimacy to rigging because if it can exist in America, it can exist anywhere,” said an opposition leader in Zimbabwe.

October 21, 2016
Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Conservative Press Wallows In Latest Clinton Conspiracy

Watching Trump’s ugliness projected onto a big screen, conservatives recoil. But they’re really just watching a self-portrait.

October 21, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally .

Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Half Of Republicans Would Reject Election Result If Clinton Wins

According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, only half of Republicans would accept Clinton as their president. If she wins, almost 70 percent said it would be because of vote rigging.

October 21, 2016
Bannon O'Keefe Trump Nexus

The James O’Keefe-Donald Trump-Breitbart News Nexus

Trump is using convicted criminal James O’Keefe’s heavily edited video to support his claims of a “rigged election” — a page out of Breitbart’s playbook.

October 21, 2016
Donald Trump at final presidential debate

Trump’s ‘Nasty Woman’ Comment Becomes Rallying Cry For Female Voters

The more Donald Trump makes this election all about himself, the more women of America will choose to make it about themselves. And in that event, Trump clearly loses.

October 20, 2016