Judge may unseal Fulton C
ounty's absentee ballots in Georgia fraud investigationATLANTA — A judge may unseal absentee ballots in Fulton County so a government watchdog can investigate allegations of voting fraud in the November election. A lawsuit filed in Fulton County Superior Court contends that fraudulent ballots were cast and other irregularities occurred as workers counted ballots at State Farm Arena on election night. Those allegations were investigated and dismissed by the secretary of state's office. Nonetheless, Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero — who is overseeing the case — said he's inclined to order the ballots to be unsealed and reviewed by expe...
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One of Donald Trump's endorsed candidates for Congress once argued against women being able to vote, saying the country had "suffered" since the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote nationwide.
CNN reported Wednesday, "John Gibbs, who defeated in the primary an incumbent Republican who had voted to impeach Trump, also made comments in the early 2000s praising an organization trying to repeal the 19th Amendment which also argued that women’s suffrage had made the United States into a 'totalitarian state.'"
CNN reported Gibbs founded the "Society for the Critique of Feminism" while a student a Stanford and argued women did not “posess (sic) the characteristics necessary to govern."
Gibbs argued for a patriarchal society, CNN reported, and then tried to cover-up the evidence.
"Gibbs requested the website for the think tank be removed from the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine in 2016, according to a spokesman for the Internet Archive. But CNN’s KFile reviewed it on a different archiving service," the network reported. "CNN’s KFile previously reported that Gibbs’ history of conspiratorial and inflammatory tweets included baselessly accusing Democrats of taking part in satanic rituals and defending a notorious anti-Semitic troll banned by Twitter."
When Trump endorsed Gibbs in November, he described him as a "fabulous talent."
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According to Channel 3000, Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial nominee Tim Michels is angrily denying a new report that his construction business had a culture of extensive sexual and racial discrimination.
"Michels Corporation has a sterling reputation as one of Wisconsin’s great family-owned businesses with women in positions of leadership. Several generations of the same families — men and women — work their entire careers there," said Michels in a statement. "Shame on Governor Evers and others who are trying to destroy the reputation of a great Wisconsin company for political purposes. These smears defame a great company, all in the name of politics. There’s no place for that garbage here ... These smears are a desperate and disgusting attempt to distract voters from Tony Evers’ many failures."
The earlier report, from CBS 58, detailed an alleged pattern of mistreatment of women and people of color at Michels' firm.
"Federal court documents reveal three former female employees separately sued Michels Corporation in 1998, and twice in 2012, claiming they faced repeated verbal and at times physical abuse, and some were pressured to have sex with male coworkers," reported Emilee Fannon, noting that one woman was forcibly grabbed in the crotch by a superior and threatened with relocation if she rejected him, and another was given "a sex toy and pornographic images" on her birthday. "The company was also sued by workers who were Black, most recently in 2020, over allegations of racial hostility including a report of a noose found near a jobsite. The Brownsville construction company currently employs more than 8,000 employees."
This is not the first time that Michels, who defeated former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch for the GOP nomination after an endorsement by former President Donald Trump, has lashed out at the media over an unflattering story.
After a report earlier this month that Michels and his wife's charitable foundation gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion groups, including one that physically tracked the locations of abortion patients with cell phone data, he lashed out at the reporters behind the story, accusing them of "anti-religious bigotry" and calling the media "corrupt."
The Republican rush to oppose transgender people has taken a turn in Missouri, where Sen. Josh Hawley (R) is up for reelection.
In a fundraising email to his supporters, Hawley asked folks to give to his campaign so he could help stop schools from teaching that there's more than one gender.
"Blue states are teaching kids transgender propaganda in schools when they're as young as first graders," Hawley claims in a screen capture posted by New York Times reporter Ken Vogel. "These teachings go against nature, science, and common sense — but this is what Liberals (sic) want our children to learn."
At the bottom, he asks users to click a button to take the "survey" Option 1 is "Yes — keep transgender propaganda OUT" and the second option is "No — teach young children there is more than one gender."
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The email does not go on to identify which gender it is that Hawley believes everyone will be.
The screen capture drew quick sarcasm and jokes from the web, with at least one person posting the photo of the QAnon crowd from Donald Trump's rally holding up the No. 1 finger.
See the image below:
Josh Hawley email saying there's only one gender(Photo: Screen capture via Ken Vogel)