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GOP attorney general group takes big financial hit over ties to Capitol riot as corporate donors flee: report
On Tuesday, Axios reported that the Republican Attorneys General Association, the national group dedicated to electing Republicans to lead state law enforcement agencies around the country, has taken a massive hit to its donations after its ties to Capitol rioters were exposed.
"Large companies that gave in the past — such as Amazon, Walmart, Visa, Capital One, Johnson & Johnson and CocaCola — didn't donate to RAGA in the first six months of this year," reported Lachlan Markay. "Another prior donor, Facebook, said it paused its political giving program altogether."
All told, said the report, the group raised $6.7 million in the first half of 2021 — a decline of almost $2 million from the same period two years ago. Moreover, "nearly half that sum came from a single donation on the final day of the second quarter from the Concord Fund. The group, previously known as the Judicial Crisis Network, has provided large cash infusions for RAGA in the past, but not like this. Its contributions comprised 15% of its Q2 2019 haul — and 47% last quarter."
A report immediately after the attack revealed that RAGA's fundraising arm, the Rule of Law Defense Fund, paid for a robocall urging Trump supporters to go to the Capitol earlier in the day, saying, "At 1 p.m., we will march to the Capitol building and call on Congress to stop the steal. We are hoping patriots like you will join us to continue to fight to protect the integrity of our elections."
Dozens of large corporations pledged to stop donating to groups and politicians involved in the attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the aftermath of the attack. However, some have already resumed those donations.
One of the more eye-opening claims made by Doug Logan, the leader of the Arizona election review team, is that there were more than 74,000 "phantom" mail-in ballots that were counted even though there was supposedly "no record of them being sent."
However, the Arizona Mirror took a look at Logan's claim and found it to be egregiously false -- and they proved it by using the exact same records that Logan cited as proof of supposed widespread fraud.
The issue appears to be that many of the counted ballots that Logan cited were not actually mailed in -- rather, they were cast by people who voted early at in-person voting sites.
"ABC15 and the Arizona Mirror examined the same records that Logan has, and found 74,241 people who are listed as voting by early ballot but aren't on the EV32 reports," the paper writes. "Of those voters, 74,238 appear in the master file of general election voters. More than 99.4% of those people — 73,819, to be exact — voted in-person at early voting centers."
The Mirror concludes that Logan could only have made such an egregiously false claim through either profound incompetence or rank dishonesty.
" Logan, who is in charge of a team tasked with determining whether there were problems with the 2020 general election in Maricopa County, either didn't take the basic step of checking the names against the master list of voters or knowingly told... the world something that was untrue," the paper writes.
U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone in El Paso ruled Tuesday that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's (R) executive order targeting migrants is unconstitutional.
While the formal ruling hasn't been issued, the judge did agree to the restraining order or preliminary injunction that "the United States is likely to prevail on its claims that Texas Governor Greg Abbott's 'executive order No. GA-37 relating to the transportation of migrants during the COVID-19 disaster,' ... violates the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution because (1) it conflicts with, and poses an obstacle to, federal immigration law; and (2) it directly regulates the federal government's operations."
The judge wrote that Abbott's order causes "irreparable injury" to individuals the U.S. government is "charged with protecting." Abbott's order also "risks the safety of federal law enforcement personnel and their families, and exacerbates the spread of COVID-19."
Abbott issued the order saying that migrants are responsible for the spread of COVID-19, but statistics from ICE and DHS don't support the claim.
As Aaron Reichlin-Melnick of the Immigration Counsel has explained, every migrant gets a COVID test when coming into the United States. Those tests account for 1 percent of all positive tests in Texas, meaning that 99 percent of the positive COVID cases in Texas are among people other than migrants coming over the border.
Nearly every migrant gets a COVID test. Those test results account for around 1% of all positives in Texas. That m… https://t.co/AOx3jX3c2e— Aaron Reichlin-Melnick (@Aaron Reichlin-Melnick) 1628021830.0
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