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October 18, 2021

Election

January 6 committee subpoenas former DOJ official who pushed election fraud lie and interviews another who pushed back

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here And former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen met in-person with the committee for about eight hours on Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the matter. Rosen served in the role during the final days of the Trump administration.......

How GOP lawyer Cleta Mitchell joined Trump’s ‘team deplorables’ advancing his false election fraud claims

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mark Meadows was on the other line. The Republican congressman-turned Trump’s White House chief of staff wanted to know if Mitchell could go to Georgia, where the Trump political operation was preparing to turn to the courts as Trump’s......

Republican candidate for Virginia governor walks fine line on election fraud

Reuters
CHESTERFIELD, Va., Oct 12 (Reuters) – At a recent Virginia rally, Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin talked up his plans to boost the economy and fight crime, and said nothing at all about false claims that Democratic President Joe Biden’s election victory was the result of fraud. But some in......

In Iraq Election, Shiite Cleric Who Fought U.S. Strengthens Power

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BAGHDAD — Followers of a Shiite cleric whose fighters battled U.S. forces during the occupation made the biggest gains in Iraq’s parliamentary election, strengthening his hand in determining whether the country drifts further out of the American orbit.......

Georgia election workers fired, accused of shredding voting applications

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell Two Georgia election workers from the state’s most populous county were fired on Friday for allegedly shredding voting applications in the past two weeks. Fulton County revealed in a statement on Monday that, according to a preliminary......

Partial results show pro-Iran groups losing Iraq election

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Al-Sadr’s candidates beat out Iran’s favored candidates from the Fatah Alliance to come out first, according to preliminary results. The Fatah Alliance, led by paramilitary leader Hadi al-Ameri, is made up of parties and affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Forces,......

Analysis: Virginia’s gubernatorial election is more important than ever as a national barometer

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here If Republican Glenn Youngkin triumphs in a margin-of-error tussle in the commonwealth, already alarmed Democrats would tip into full-on panic about next year’s midterms, when their party faces a historical disadvantage as the party in the White House. The......

Georgia election official takes the fight to Trump

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here In a party where Trump’s enemies tend to see their political careers abruptly ended, Raffensperger’s approach is being closely watched by Republicans within the state and outside. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Nov.......

Iraqis vote in general election, a test for democratic system

Reuters
BAGHDAD, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Iraqis were voting on Sunday in a general election many said they would boycott, having lost faith in the democratic system brought in by the U.S. invasion of 2003. The election is being held several months early under a new law designed to help independent......

Trump holds fast to his election lies as the GOP establishment hugs him tighter

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here But the notable elements were not what was said by Trump, but who was there with him. Appearing alongside the ex-president was a who’s who of influential Republicans in the Hawkeye state, including Sen. Chuck Grassley and Gov. Kim Reynolds,......

Texas Abortion Ban Reinstated, Iraq’s Upcoming Election, Afghanistan Bombing. : Up First

NPR
NPR A federal appeals court allows Texas SB-8 to go back in effect. Iraqis are about to head to the polls to vote for the next parliament after protests against the government in 2019 triggered new elections. In Afghanistan, a branch of the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a......

Biden declines Trump request to withhold records

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Biden declines Trump request to withhold records – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Former President Trump sought to stop the release of White House documents pertaining to his baseless claims of election fraud, but President Biden declined the request.......

Christian Conservative Lawyer Had Secretive Role in Bid to Block Election Result

New York Times
WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s most prominent religious conservative lawyers played a critical behind-the-scenes role in the lawsuit that Republican state attorneys general filed in December in a last-ditch effort to overturn the election of President Biden, documents show. The lawyer, Michael P. Farris, is the chief executive of......

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