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Rudy Giuliani, left, and Sidney Powell, right

Screenshot from Oliver Willis/ Twitter

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney and the former mayor of New York City, has been aggressively fighting the election results in Pennsylvania and other battleground states that President-elect Joe Biden won. On Thursday, Giuliani was present during a Trump campaign press update on the campaign's increasingly absurd and reckless efforts to challenge the results. But in a sign of just how slapdash disorganized these efforts are, the campaign's YouTube stream seemed to catch a member of the Trump team on a hot mic making an insulting comment about Giuliani's hair.


Obviously not realizing that the audio had been left on, the person can be heard laughing and saying, "You see fucking Rudy's hair dye dripping down his face."

Biden presently has 306 votes in the Electoral College and leads Trump by more than 5.8 million in the popular vote. However, Trump's campaign has been claiming, without evidence, that the election results were tainted by widespread voter fraud — and Giuliani has played a prominent role in Trump's legal efforts.

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Jacob Chansley, or the "QAnon Shaman," in face paint, furs and horned hat during the January 6 Capitol riot.

Screenshot from Justice Department complaint

Notorious Capitol rioter Jacob Chansley, better known as the "QAnon shaman," is negotiating a possible plea deal with prosecutors after psychologists found he suffers from multiple mental illnesses, his lawyer told Reuters -- while painting a rosy image of the violent insurrectionist's part during the Capitol riot.

According to Albert Watkins, Chansley's defense lawyer, he was diagnosed with transient schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety by officials at the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The findings have not yet been made public.

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'Audit' under way in Maricopa County, Arizona.

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This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

The "big lie" that President Joe Biden was not legitimately elected is not going away. One reason is Americans who care about their democracy are not learning how votes for president in 2020 were counted and verified — neither from the big lie's promoters nor from most of its fact-driven critics.

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