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‘Fantastical lies’: Internet slams Tennessee Republican Speaker for making up accusation of voter fraud

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In the wake of Tennessee’s first competitive Senate race in years, the Republican-controlled state legislature is forcing through a new voter suppression bill that would attach harsh criminal penalties to some voter registration drives, sparking outcry.

On Tuesday, GOP state House Speaker Glen Casada responded to the opposition by claiming, out of the blue and with no evidence, that “outside groups” executed a ballot-stuffing scheme in Tennessee to try to stop Marsha Blackburn from being elected to the Senate:

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Casada’s remark instantly drew fresh anger from people, some of whom noted that no one had ever made this claim before:

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New study links Fox News viewership to higher non-compliance with stay-at-home orders

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Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Chicago linked Fox News viewership with reduced compliance with states' stay-at-home orders in a new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The study, which has not been peer-reviewed, found that a 1% increase in Fox News viewership in a zip code "reduces the propensity to stay at home by 8.9 percentage points compared to the pre-pandemic average."

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Trump’s tweets have ‘deteriorated’ because he knows he faces ‘landslide defeat’: Financial Times columnist

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President Donald Trump's tweets have grown even more erratic than usual lately, as he has promoted baseless murder conspiracy theories about MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and even a video that proclaims "the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat."

Financial Times columnist Edward Luce believes he knows the reason that the president has become more unhinged: He knows that he's "courting a landslide defeat" in the 2020 election.

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AIDS activist turned epidemiologist on Trump’s ‘genocide’ and Deborah Birx’s ‘horrific’ deadly compromise

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No matter how much Donald Trump and his agents misrepresent, obfuscate, deny, distort, spin or outright lie about the coronavirus pandemic, a basic truth remains very clear.

Trump and his regime's response to the coronavirus has been worse than negligent. It is willfully malevolent.

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