Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was fired last month after heavy criticism from President Donald Trump, has raised more than half a million dollars in online donations to cover his legal costs. McCabe spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz said that his GoFundMe campaign would stop accepting donations Monday night after more than tripling the original goal…
Despite multiple recounts, failed court challenges, and now a disastrous "audit" of the vote in Arizona, millions of Republican voters still believe that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election.
CNN polling analyst Harry Enten on Friday expressed astonishment at polls showing GOP voters still think Trump won, even after the president's own "audit" failed to deliver evidence of fraud.
"This is bonkers to me," he said. "It's one thing to think, you know, okay, maybe there was something that happened even though there's no proof of it, but a lot of Republicans actually believe that there's solid evidence -- solid evidence, even though there is no solid evidence -- that Biden didn't win the election legitimately."
Enten then pointed to polling data from past elections showing that most voters believe that the outcomes of elections were decided fairly -- until Trump's 2020 loss when 63 percent of Republicans said they had "no confidence at all" that the election was counted accurately.
"It's crazy and it's just nuts," he concluded. "That's all I can say."
Watch the video below.
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According to news that broke late Thursday, the results of a months-long hand recount of the 2020 vote in Maricopa County, Arizona, has confirmed that Joe Biden won the 2020 election and there was no mass voter fraud designed to "steal" the election from former President Donald Trump.
Writing in The Washington Post this Friday, Greg Sargent says that the audit's conclusion won't prompt Republicans to confirm that confidence in our elections is restored. Instead, he writes, "they'll use it to continue undermining that confidence, for the express purpose of justifying further anti-democratic tactics."
"Despite finding there was no fraud, the audit -- overseen by a firm paid millions by Trump allies -- also magically did purport to 'find' serious problems with the vote counting," Sargent continues.
As Sargent points out, Arizona elections experts speaking to the New York Times said the claim of serious problems with the vote counting are nonsense. In addition, the report declared its own finding that Biden won as inconclusive because the county's election's officials didn't "cooperate," and thus were "actively interfering" with the audit and preventing it from being "complete." Furthermore, the report recommends reforms which would make it easier to purge voters from the rolls and less likely for people to send mail ballots -- reforms that Republicans could seize on to restrict voting in the future.
"So we can see what's really happening here," Sargent writes. "Yes, the audit isn't declaring outright that the election's outcome was indeed fraudulent. But it is declaring there are still many reasons to doubt that outcome, that elections officials who actually operated in good faith are covering this up, and that the right response is more voting restrictions."
Read the full op-ed over at The Washington Post.
'Try being a Christian!': Marjorie Taylor Greene lashes out at Democratic lawmakers during press event
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) crashed the "Build Back Better for Women" event on Friday when she became embroiled in a heated shouting match with Democratic members of Congress.
Footage of the intense exchange is now circulating on Twitter. Although the event was held to commemorate the advancement of women's rights, Greene criticized the effort and denounced abortion.
The conspiracy theory-inspired lawmaker could be heard yelling, "This is not women's rights."
When one critic told her she should practice basic respect as is taught in church, Greene shot back: "Taught in church? Are you kidding me? Try being a Christian! And supporting life!"
Greene has been relatively vocal about her pro-life stance. However, some critics have noted the hypocrisy in her "pro-life" arguments as the ideology of "my body, my choice" only appears to apply when it aligns with what works for her. The self-described pro-life politician is also anti-mask and anti-vaccine.
The embattled Republican lawmaker believes people should have the freedom to make their own choices where COVID mitigation is concerned but she disagrees with women having the same freedom when it comes to abortion.
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