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Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to rally supporters in Perry, Georgia on Saturday.
The rally has been overshadowed by Republican infighting, the Arizona audit fiasco and the issuance of subpoenas the the select committee investigating the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Previewing the speech in an email sent to reporters, Trump suggested he would continue to push his "Big Lie" of election fraud even after the Arizona audit confirmed Joe Biden won.
"I will be discussing the winning results of the Arizona Forensic Audit, which will show 44,000 possibly illegal ballots cast, tomorrow at the Great State of Georgia rally, which will be packed!" Trump said.
Trump lies about the election and effort to overturn the election are the reason he's under criminal investigation in the state.
On Friday, the Brookings Institution released a 109-page report analyzing the publicly available evidence in the reported investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
"Whether Trump will in fact be charged must await Willis's decision, based on all the evidence and consideration of the presumption of innocence to which all Americans are entitled. But there is no doubt that attempting to subvert democracy — to effectively disenfranchise millions of Georgians, and particularly Georgians of color — is not just wrong; it is potentially criminal," the authors of the report, Norman Eisen, Donald Ayer, Gwen Keyes Fleming, and Joshua Matz, wrote in The Washington Post.
"The centerpiece of Trump's Georgia interference is his now infamous phone call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, during which Trump repeatedly insisted that he had won Georgia "by hundreds of thousands of votes" and demanded that Raffensperger "find 11,780 votes" — exactly one more vote than the margin of Joe Biden's 11,779-vote victory in the state. But Trump's actions went far beyond his solicitations and threats on this one call. He also personally contacted other officials in Georgia — including the governor, the attorney general and the secretary of state's chief investigator — to urge them to alter the election outcome," they explained.
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Billionaire Betsy Devos "implicitly criticized the GOP's ongoing capture by former President Donald Trump" the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday.
DeVos, who served as Trump's education secretary and is the former chair of the Michigan Republican Party, made the comments at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference.
"DeVos told attendees at the biennial conference on Mackinac Island she worries that 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in today's political environment," the newspaper reported. "Though personalities can be important to point the party toward its policies, 'ours is not a movement dependent on any one person,' DeVos said."
The comments were made the same day Trump is holding a campaign rally in Georgia.
"It appeared to be a rare GOP acknowledgement and criticism of what amounts to something close to a cult of personality surrounding Trump — who was defeated in November after one term in office — for many Republican activists," the newspaper explained.
Read the full report.
Insurrectionist Rep. Paul Gosar has been railing about imaginary voter fraud as long as anyone -- since long before Donald Trump lost the 2020 election. So, it was notable to hear what he had to say Friday after being seen taking notes at the report on Arizona's fake election audit.
He said nothing. There was not a peep about the election audit in his home state of Arizona, not even after he was seen posing and present at the report session Friday.
Gosar' Twitter account is still working. He found time since the audit was released to tweet Saturday that nuclear power "is cleanest energy available and the way of the future." But no mention of the audit.
It's not as if Gosar doesn't use Twitter to advance his conspiracy theories. Just the day before the audit he menacingly tweeted just one word: "Tomorrow." Attached was a graphic with these words inscribed next to his face:
"Leftists have been triggered into insane levels of dishonesty and have worked themselves into a froth just to stop this audit (in Arizona). Only people with something to hide would oppose a truth finding mission."
Unfortunately for Gosar, the Arizona election "audit" didn't find any truth he wanted to hear. Especially not that President Joe Biden might have won Arizona by more than officially tallied. So, the cat got his tongue.
On September 11, just 13 days before the audit results were released, Gosar had this to say about what he expected the audit to find.
"If it's what I've been told, and I had people come to me in the early hours of the day after (the election) from the Security Exchange Fraud Department to the CIA Fraud Department that between 450,000 and 700,000 votes Arizona were altered in the state of Arizona."
After mumbling unintelligibly about Dominion Voting Systems, Gosar then stated, "If this audit comes out the way it is, I have to tell you, we have to charge people. Supervisors have to be charged. The governor knew exactly what I told you and he still certified it. On January 6, people did not listen to what I said. What I asked for is a 10-day window to actually do a forensic hand count of the ballots. It could have been avoided."
Video of Gosar saying all that was tweeted Friday by the Republican Accountability Project.
Gosar has been perhaps the loyalist Trump acolyte in Congress when it comes to having tried to help him inoculate himself from losing. In June 2020, Gosar tweeted a Trump video decrying mail-in voting. "I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting," Trump said in the video.
"Be wary of efforts to steal and corrupt our electoral process through 'ballot harvesting' and other avenues to voter fraud," Gosar wrote on Twitter. "Voting by mail is a dangerous and slippery slope!"
At the time, it was reported that Gosar conveniently ignored that he had been skiing on that slope. "(Gosar) has voted by mail at least eight times dating back to 2012, according to voting records provided to Arizona Mirror by the Yavapai County Recorder's Office."
And it was just one day after Trump's election defeat that Gosar became a pioneer in peddling the Big Lie. Speaking to an angry crowd in Phoenix on November 4, Gosar said this:
"We're not going to let this election be stolen. Period."
Well, thanks to the fake election audit in Arizona, we can all rest assured that at least in Gosar's native Arizona, it wasn't stolen. You'd think he'd be bragging about that today.
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