Elections

At home in Scranton, Joe Biden pitches his sprawling domestic agenda

BY: - October 21, 2021

SCRANTON, Pa. — President Joe Biden took the stage Wednesday in his childhood hometown surrounded by images of America’s infrastructure. A retired Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority railcar sitting to his far right offered an example of how neglected the country’s infrastructure has been. Its letters were barely visible. The door’s paint was scuffed and faded. […]

Parson doubles down on push to prosecute reporter who found security flaw in state site

BY: - October 21, 2021

Gov. Mike Parson escalated his war with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wednesday when his political operation published a video doubling down on his attack against a reporter who informed the state that a state website revealed teacher Social Security numbers. The video is produced by Uniting Missouri, a political action committee created by Parson […]

U.S. Senate Republicans again block debate on voting rights legislation

BY: - October 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans blocked the advance of voting rights legislation Wednesday, the second time this year — thwarting again Democrats’ attempts to pass federal protections for voters amid a slew of new state elections laws. “When we are faced with a coordinated effort across our country to limit the freedom to vote, we […]

Top fundraiser in Missouri Senate race last quarter was Democrat Lucas Kunce

BY: - October 19, 2021

While all the attention in the race for Missouri’s open U.S. Senate seat has been focused on the crowded GOP primary, a Democrat quietly out-raised the field last quarter. Marine veteran Lucas Kunce, 39, reported raising nearly $840,000 during the three months that ended Oct. 1. That far outpaces his main rivals for the Democratic […]

Trump rails against Democrats, repeats election fraud conspiracies during Iowa rally

BY: - October 10, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa — Former President Donald Trump ruminated on election fraud and Democratic wrongdoing during a rally on Saturday while teasing a potential 2024 run. Trump gave a warm greeting to Iowans and touted his win in Iowa in 2020 and his latest Des Moines Register/Iowa Poll numbers. “As disastrous as the Biden administration has […]

Georgia U.S. attorney quit after Trump pressure to reject election results, new report confirms

BY: - October 8, 2021

Former President Donald Trump forced a top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to step down because he wouldn’t help Trump overturn his loss of Georgia in the 2020 presidential election, a U.S. Senate report released Thursday said. The report, written by Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats, found that the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung […]

Misinformation abounds as U.S. House panel questions Arizona’s presidential election ‘audit’

BY: - October 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — It didn’t take long for Thursday’s congressional hearing about a controversial ballot review in Arizona to demonstrate the persistent misinformation about the validity of last year’s presidential election. Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, asked his colleague, Arizona Republican Andy Biggs, if he accepts the findings of the GOP-led review of ballots in Maricopa […]

Eric Greitens heading to Arizona once again to tout election fraud conspiracies 

BY: - October 5, 2021

The so-called “audit” of Arizona’s presidential election results wound up adding to Joe Biden’s margin of victory there.  But that doesn’t matter to Eric Greitens. The former governor is once again taking his campaign for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat to Arizona, chasing the ghosts of election fraud conspiracies that have been discredited time and again.  […]

Former state senator joins GOP primary for southwest Missouri congressional seat

BY: - September 30, 2021

Former state Sen. Jay Wasson has officially joined the field of Republicans seeking the southwest Missouri congressional seat of U.S. Rep. Billy Long. Wasson is the fourth candidate to enter the GOP primary to replace Long, who is running for U.S. Senate. He joins state Sens. Eric Burlison and Mike Moon, as well as Sam […]

China becomes the first flashpoint of Missouri GOP Senate primary

BY: - September 29, 2021

A bipartisan group of Missouri officials hopscotched the state in the summer of 2011 touting a plan to create a $360 million tax credit program to turn St. Louis into a hub for freight flown between China and the Midwest.  Among the most vocal champions of the so-called China hub bill was Eric Schmitt, then […]

Arizona ‘audit’ finds Joe Biden won by more votes, no evidence of fraud

BY: - September 24, 2021

After months of work and some $6 million spent, a so-called audit that Trump supporters claimed would show the election had been stolen found Joe Biden actually won Arizona by more votes than the official tally — and no conclusive evidence that the election had been influenced by fraud. Draft reports from the review of […]

The ‘Big Lie’ remains a big part of Missouri U.S. Senate race

BY: - September 20, 2021

Seconds into a web ad supporting Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s U.S. Senate bid, footage of former President Donald Trump alleging a stolen election is juxtaposed with headlines touting Schmitt’s role in lawsuits challenging the 2020 results.  A largely discredited audit of the presidential election in Arizona has become a key piece of Eric Greitens’ […]