Elections

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’ […]

Missouri Republicans vow to push again for voter ID law

BY: - September 14, 2021

With several months to go before state lawmakers return for the 2022 legislative session, Republicans are promising to once again push to require photo identification to vote. Committees in the Missouri House and Senate held hearings Tuesday dominated by discussions of requiring a government-issued ID for both in-person and absentee voting. Secretary of State Jay […]

Revised voting rights bill rolled out in U.S. Senate, with Manchin on board

BY: - September 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a revamped voting rights bill that would expand voter registration as well as create nonpartisan redistricting committees, but the measure is still likely to face an uphill battle in an evenly divided Senate. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will bring the legislation to the floor of […]

Missouri AG won’t defend state officials in lawsuit, citing undisclosed conflict

BY: and - September 9, 2021

When Missouri’s treasurer and secretary of state face off in court this month over a proposed constitutional amendment set to be on the 2022 ballot, both sides will be represented by private attorneys — at a cost to taxpayers of more than $800 an hour.  The reason: Attorney General Eric Schmitt bowed out of the […]

Eric Burlison announces run for Billy Long’s seat in Congress

BY: - September 1, 2021

State Sen. Eric Burlison officially joined the GOP primary for the Congressional seat of U.S. Rep. Billy Long on Wednesday, becoming the third candidate to enter the race in the heavily Republican southwest Missouri district. Burlison served eight years in the state House before being elected to the Missouri Senate in 2018. In a series […]