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Spicer, Press Secretary, Media

A ‘Spicy’ Memoir: How To Lie With A Straight Face

Imagine if Sean Spicer wrote a memoir about his time as press secretary? Oh, the tales he could tell from inside the White House. In only three weeks, he has certainly compiled enough shocking “insider” material for a surefire bestseller.

February 15, 2017
Stephen Miller, Daily Show

#EndorseThis: Trump’s Own High School Villain Repeats His Many Lies

If Miller’s appearance on the Sunday shows reminded you of the least liked person in high school, that’s probably because not so long ago, he was in fact the least popular student at Santa Monica High School.

February 14, 2017
Voter Fraud

Elections Official Asks Trump For Evidence Of Voter Fraud

FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, who was appointed by former Republican President George W. Bush, asked Trump to “immediately share his evidence with the public and with the appropriate law-enforcement authorities so that his allegations may be investigated promptly and thoroughly.”

February 11, 2017
Pence, Voter Fraud

Vice President Pence To Lead Voter Fraud Panel

President Donald Trump said in remarks broadcast on Sunday that he would put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of a commission to probe what he believes was voter fraud in last November’s election.

February 5, 2017
Trump, Lies, Smart

Another Trump Lie: ‘I’m Smart’

Anyone who feels compelled to boast about how smart he is clearly suffers from a profound insecurity about his intelligence and accomplishments. In Trump’s case, he has good reason to have doubts. Beneath Trump’s public bravado is a deeply insecure, troubled man who is unfit to be president. This makes him a danger to the country and the world.

January 28, 2017
Trump

9 Terrible Things Trump Has Done In His First Week As President

While the media spent the last week spilling digital ink over inauguration numbers, the new administration was diminishing women’s health and safety around the world, chipping away at health care for millions of Americans, and pouring money that could feed and insure children into a useless garbage heap along the border.

January 27, 2017
Danziger imagines Trump waterboarding Uncle Sam

Danziger: Enhanced Argumentation

Offended by U.S. intelligence agencies investigating Russian interference in the presidential election, Donald Trump prefers his own fanciful version of events — that he was robbed of a popular-vote victory by unlawful voters. Danziger imagines how he might finally persuade the nation of his righteousness. Call it enhanced argumentation.

January 26, 2017
Trump, Voter Fraud

Trump’s Voter Fraud Probe Serves As A Dog Whistle For Voter Suppression

President Donald Trump’s plans to investigate the possibility of voter fraud in the 2016 election could pave the way for tough voting rules including stringent ID requirements that Democrats and rights groups say would amount to a new assault on voting rights.

January 26, 2017
Trump, Voter Fraud

The Popular Vote Loser To Seek ‘Major Investigation’ On Voter Fraud

Trump, who has bristled at references to losing the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton, did not elaborate beyond the two Twitter posts. The Republican reality television star has never substantiated his claim of voter fraud. A study by the Washington Post found 31 credible cases of impersonation fraud out of more than 1 billion votes cast in elections from 2000 to 2014.

January 25, 2017
Samantha Bee disproves the GOP myth of voter fraud

#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Exposes Big Lie Of Voter Fraud

Offering an overview of the Republican “voter fraud” myth, Samantha Bee includes a great 1970s clip of the late far-right guru Paul Weyrich, explaining exactly why Republicans always want fewer Americans to participate in elections. And she highlights current video of Reince Priebus, soon to be White House chief of staff, refining his capacity to lie on camera.

December 6, 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
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
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
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
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
Trump Clinton face off in final debate

Trump Might Not Accept Election Results, Calls Clinton ‘A Nasty Woman’

Donald Trump suggested he might reject the outcome of the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election if he loses, a possibility Hillary Clinton called “horrifying.”

October 19, 2016
Ohio voters cast their votes at the polls for early voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Medina Ohio

Chicago Officials: ‘Technology Means Voting Fraud Is Ancient History’

In the last 10 years, Chicago has had only 10 referrals of suspicious activity to the state’s attorney’s office with over nine million ballots cast during that same time period.

October 19, 2016
Rudolph Giuliani boasted about "a few surprises" two days before Comey letter

Rudy Giuliani Sees Dead People – Voting

Rudy Giuliani must be able to communicate with the dead telling Jake Tapper “I’m sorry, dead people generally vote for Democrats rather than Republicans.”

October 18, 2016
Pence, Trump, Fake News

Trump Warns Of ‘Rigged’ Polling Places — But Pence Respects ‘Will Of The People’

“We’ll respect the outcome of this election,” said Mike Pence. “The peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of American history.”

October 16, 2016
Redistricting case goes to the supreme court

Fear And Hacking On The Campaign Trail: Will The Vote Be Secure?

Is it time to panic about Election Day? Not about the choices for president, but about whether the votes that millions of Americans will cast Nov. 8 will be secure. “My level of concern is pretty high,” said Thomas Hicks, chairman of the Election Assistance Commission, an independent, bipartisan group created to develop guidelines following the disputed 2000 presidential election.

September 6, 2016
Voters cast their ballots at Su Nueva laundromat during voting in Illinois' U.S. presidential primary election in Chicago, Illinois, United States, March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

FBI Detects Breaches Against Two State Voter Systems

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona’s voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the November presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe.

August 29, 2016

Trump’s New CEO: A Domestic Violence Charge And Possible Voter Fraud

Donald Trump’s new CEO for his campaign, Stephen Bannon, was charged with domestic violence in 1996, according to a Politico report out this week, and may have committed felony voter fraud by having an active voter registration at a property set to be demolished in Florida.

August 26, 2016
An election worker checks a voter's drivers license as North Carolina's controversial "Voter ID" law goes into effect for the state's presidential primary election at a polling place in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. on March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane/File Photo

Warning Of Election Fraud, Trump Sparks Fear That His Backers May Intimidate Minority Voters

Trump, who previously suggested the Nov. 8 election would be rigged for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, said he’d “heard some stories about certain parts of the state, and we have to be very careful.”

August 14, 2016
Ohio voters cast their votes at the polls for early voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Medina, Ohio, October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Without The Voting Rights Act, 2016 Will Be Our Least Democratic Election In Decades

The 2016 presidential election is the first since the Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision to strike down two sections of the Voting Rights Act, both of which had served as crucial structural safeguards against voter disenfranchisement since the ‘60s.

May 30, 2016
voting sign

Obama Calls For Voting Rights Reform On 50th Anniversary Of Historic Law

President Obama called on Congress to pass “an updated version” of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal law.

August 6, 2015