A Republican judge just tore into Trump’s election lawyers for their incompetence

A Republican judge just tore into Trump’s election lawyers for their incompetence

Last Tuesday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared in federal court for the first time in 30 years, representing the Trump campaign in its efforts to prevent Pennsylvania from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in this State. It was a disaster for Giuliani. The then mayor and federal prosecutor struggled to explain what … Read more

Georgia’s Republican secretary of state has now certified Biden’s win

Georgia’s Republican secretary of state has now certified Biden’s win

It’s official: the state of Georgia has certified Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump. Georgia became Biden’s first swing state to certify results on Friday, as Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger made it official that Biden beat Trump by just over 12,000 votes. By margin, this is the closest to any swing state – … Read more

Vox poll: 73 percent of Republican voters are questioning Biden’s victory

Vox poll: 73 percent of Republican voters are questioning Biden’s victory

President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud and refusal to concede the election seriously affect how some Republicans interpret the results. According to a new survey from Vox and Data for Progress73% of likely Republican voters say the allegations of voter fraud caused them to question Joe Biden’s victory, a statement 44% of all … Read more

Oregon Republican Lawmakers React to Arrest of Dem House Speaker’s Aide in Portland Riots

Oregon Republican Lawmakers React to Arrest of Dem House Speaker’s Aide in Portland Riots

A photojournalist reacts as riot police fire tear gas in Portland, Ore., September 5, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) Republicans in the Oregon legislature are accusing Democrats of sanctioning “lawlessness” after the arrest of a top aide to the Democratic Oregon House speaker this month during protests that devolved into riots in downtown Portland. Kristina Narayan, who serves as … Read more

Why an endangered Republican Senate majority is targeting Minnesota in 2020

Why an endangered Republican Senate majority is targeting Minnesota in 2020

It’s been a hectic few years for Minnesota’s Democratic Sen. Tina Smith. First appointed in 2018 to replace former Sen. Al Franken after he resigned in late 2017 amid sexual harassment allegations, Smith had less than a full year in Congress before her first election as senator — a special to determine who served out … Read more

Republican Attorneys General Call on Democrats to Condemn Ongoing Violence in Cities

Waiting for the Counterrevolution

Federal law-enforcement officers face off against rioters in Portland, Ore., July 24, 2020. (Caitlin Ochs/Reuters) Republican state attorneys general on Wednesday condemned the prolonged violence and unrest gripping cities across the nation and called on Democratic attorneys general as well as Joe Biden to do the same. The Republican Attorneys General Association noted that Wednesday … Read more

3 winners and 4 losers from the final night of the Republican National Convention

3 winners and 4 losers from the final night of the Republican National Convention

The first hour of the final evening of the 2020 Republican Convention had two clear, albeit somewhat contradictory, messages. On the one hand, a parade of nonwhite speakers vouched for President Donald Trump both as a nonracist individual and also as a policymaker who delivered criminal justice reform. On the other hand, Black Lives Matter … Read more

Thursday’s Republican National Convention speakers, explained for people who don’t watch Fox News

Thursday’s Republican National Convention speakers, explained for people who don’t watch Fox News

The fourth and final night of the Republican National Convention on Thursday will feature President Donald Trump accepting his party’s renomination, as well as speeches by his daughter Ivanka Trump, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Republican National Committee abandoned its plans to hold a large-scale, in-person … Read more

Why so few Republican senators in competitive races spoke at the RNC

Why so few Republican senators in competitive races spoke at the RNC

Republican senators are defending a lot of turf in the 2020 elections. You’d never know it from watching this year’s Republican National Convention. On Wednesday night, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) was the lone Republican incumbent in a toss-up Senate race to address the GOP convention with a primetime speech. Six other senators who are in … Read more

2 winners and 3 losers from the third night of the Republican National Convention

2 winners and 3 losers from the third night of the Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention’s third night was a relatively subdued affair, with canned speeches and little star power. Vice President Mike Pence was the headliner, and gave a generic speech defending Trump’s record that did little to set him apart from the pack of ambitious Republicans eyeing the next presidential nomination. Pence’s address at least … Read more