LANSING, Mich. — Former President Donald Trump targeted the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate on Friday as he continued his efforts to mislead about the state's 2020 election. Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump, the GOP incumbent, by 154,000 votes or 3 percentage points in November, and six months later, there is no evidence of wrongdoing that would have changed the outcome. Still, Trump and his backers have waged a monthslong campaign, which began before Election Day, to discredit the results with unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. "Has the Michigan State Senate started their review of the...
President Donald Trump is using Ticketmaster to sell tickets to his upcoming tour with disgraced former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly.
O'Reilly was ousted by Fox News in 2017. Public reporting at the time showed he had paid five women nearly $13 million to settle sexual harassment claims. There was also reportedly an additional $32 million claim paid to a sixth woman.
The evening before Father's Day, Trump suggested people should gift tickets to his Orlando event with O'Reilly in Orlando.
"My tour with Bill O'Reilly is getting a lot of attention, and I'm looking forward to it. Maybe tickets would make a great Father's Day gift? In any event, I'll see you then, and much sooner!" Trump said in a statement that was emailed as he has been banned from social media.
Tickets to the first event, in Sunrise, Florida are being sold for $100 to $7,500 for two tickets. It is being held in December at the BB&T Center, which seats almost 20,000 people for arena football events.
Tickets are the same prices for their second event, at the Amway Center in Orlando, which seats over 18,000 people for NBA games.
Police in Toronto are asking for the public's help in finding multiple suspects after a shooting at a birthday party.
"We don't have any information on suspects, other than there were more than one. So what we're doing right now is appealing to the community, we're appealing to everybody in this area. This is a tragedy, there were three children who were shot here tonight, we absolutely need your help," a police spokesperson said in a briefing.
One of the children reportedly has life threatening injuries and a second has serious injuries. There is also a man with serious injuries. The third child and second man reportedly only have minor injuries, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports.
Republicans in North Carolina were blasted for attempting to cheat in elections in a hard-hitting new editorial by the Winston-Salem Journal.
"A little context is in order. Over the years, Republican legislators in North Carolina have invested a considerable amount of time, money and energy in suppressing votes to retain power," the newspaper noted. "And they've accompanied these efforts with constant fairy tales of unsubstantiated 'voter fraud' intended to weaken the public's confidence in election results. That strategy, applied nationwide, contributed largely to the Jan. 6 insurrection."
"And they've not quit yet. Mimicking the nationwide effort to pass new voter-suppression laws — at least 389 bills with restrictive voting provisions have been introduced in 48 states this year, according to the Brennan Center for Justice — N.C. Senate Republicans passed a trio of election measures Wednesday, sending them to the N.C. House, that on the surface may seem benign, but are intended, once more, to suppress votes," the newspaper explained. "Again, these bills may seem harmless, even justifiable, but their intent is clear: to reduce the number of legitimate votes that are accepted and counted."
The newspaper explained how Republicans fear that their party does worse as turnout increases.
"It has been Republican orthodoxy for some time now that when more people vote, more Democrats win. It's an idea that once was only spoken quietly, but more recently has come closer to the surface. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called the idea of making Election Day a national holiday — an idea supported by 65% of the public — a Democratic Party 'power grab.' Last November, Sen. Lindsey Graham said, 'If we don't do something about voting by mail, we're gonna lose the ability to elect a Republican in this country.' And former President Trump said last year that if early and absentee voting options were expanded, as Democrats wanted, 'you'd never have a Republican elected in this country again.' But that doesn't justify cheating voters out of their vote," the newspaper explained.
The newspaper said they weren't asking much of Republicans.
"We're only asking them to win elections honestly — by appealing to a majority of voters. Or to at least stop trying to suppress Black votes," the Winston-Salem Journal wrote.
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