Arizona Democratic Party censures Sinema over voting rights stance

Kyrsten Sinema was censured by the Arizona Democratic Party on Saturday morning, after the senator’s longstanding opposition to modifying Senate rules to pass voting rights bills culminated in the legislation stalling in Congress.
The Arizona Democrat has received substantial criticism for her position against creating a carveout in the filibuster for voting rights, along with fellow centrist Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.). A number of top donors threatened last week to stop funding Sinema if she didn’t reevaluate her stance, saying voting rights passage was “life or death important.”
Intra-party opposition to Sinema’s position reached a tipping point this month when she delivered a speech in which she firmly stated that she would not support the filibuster reforms for voting legislation, claiming it would make worse the “disease of division infecting our country.” The criticism within the Democratic party was widespread and immediate, with Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) calling Sinema

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“Jan. 6 Panel and State Officials Seek Answers on Fake Trump Electors”

NYT:

Law enforcement officials, members of Congress and the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol are digging deeper into the role that fake slates of electors played in efforts by former President Donald J. Trump to… Continue reading

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“Why Millions Think It Is Trump Who Cannot Tell a Lie”

I had missed this Tom Edsall column.

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Watch Video of My CNN Segment with Brianna Keilar on “Democracy in Peril” and What to Do About Risk of Election Subversion

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“Opinion: When Biden imitates Trump, he is on a dangerous path”

Washington Post columnist James Hohmann forcefully echoes the point Rick Hasen made in the aftermath of President Biden’s press conference remarks about the upcoming midterms. There are a lot of good lines in the piece, but I found this… Continue reading

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Wisconsin: “Ex-GOP Official Who Told People to ‘Prepare for War’ Will Be a Hudson Election Worker”

Wow:

The man who stepped down as chair of the St. Croix County Republican Party after urging people to “prepare for war” will get to serve as an election judge in Hudson—and a council member who criticized the move… Continue reading

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“Scoop: Biden taps new election money regulator”

Axios:

President Biden plans to nominate election law attorney Dara Lindenbaum to the Federal Election Commission, Axios has learned.Why it matters: The nomination gives Biden an opportunity to try to shape some U.S. election rules in the wake of… Continue reading

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Read the never-issued Trump order that would have seized voting machines

Among the records that Donald Trump’s lawyers tried to shield from Jan. 6 investigators are a draft executive order that would have directed the defense secretary to seize voting machines and a document titled “Remarks on National Healing.”
POLITICO has reviewed both documents. The text of the draft executive order is published here for the first time.
The executive order — which also would have appointed a special counsel to probe the 2020 election — was never issued, and the remarks were never delivered. Together, the two documents point to the wildly divergent perspectives of White House advisers and allies during Trump’s frenetic final weeks in office.
It’s not clear who wrote either document. But the draft executive order is dated Dec. 16, 2020, and is consistent with proposals that lawyer Sidney Powell made to the then-president. On Dec. 18, 2020, Powell, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, former

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Hidden Video: Wisconsin Republican Legislator Says said Republicans should “cheat like the Democrats”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Two Republican lawmakers were surreptitiously filmed Thursday as one called for cheating in elections and another slammed a Capitol office door in the face of a man distributing a petition to oust Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.  The videos… Continue reading

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“Read the never-issued Trump order that would have seized voting machines”

Politico:

Among the records that Donald Trump’s lawyers tried to shield from Jan. 6 investigators are a draft executive order that would have directed the defense secretary to seize voting machines and a document titled “Remarks on National Healing.”POLITICO… Continue reading

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