North Carolina Republican says he hired consultant at heart of fraud probe

(Reuters) – The North Carolina Republican embroiled in a vote fraud controversy said on Friday he hired the political operative at the center of a probe into possible absentee ballot irregularities in a disputed U.S. congressional election. North Carolina’s board of election has refused to certify Republican candidate Mark Harris as the winner of the Nov. 6 vote for a […]

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U.S. lawmaker cites 'real fraud' in North Carolina race, demands hearing

(Reuters) – A Democratic U.S. congressman on Wednesday called for an emergency hearing into claims of fraud in a North Carolina election, where the state is probing alleged improper handling of ballots by political operatives. Almost a month after Republican Mark Harris declared victory in his North Carolina race for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, the state’s […]

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Civil rights group to meet with Facebook over alleged targeting

As Facebook weathers a public relations crisis following the publication of a New York Times report earlier this month, a civil rights organization reportedly targeted by a consulting firm hired by the social media giant is set to meet with Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg on Thursday over those tactics. Interested in Facebook? Color of Change is accusing Facebook of […]

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Lone black Republican U.S. congresswoman slams Trump after defeat

(Reuters) – U.S. Representative Mia Love, the only black Republican woman in Congress, lashed out on Monday at President Donald Trump and her party, saying in her concession speech that they had failed to fully embrace minority voters. Love, a conservative from Utah, narrowly lost her bid for a third term to Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, a Democrat, […]

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Only black Republican U.S. congresswoman blasts Trump after defeat

(Reuters) – U.S. Representative Mia Love, the only black Republican woman in Congress, lashed out on Monday at President Donald Trump and her party, saying in her concession speech that they had failed to fully embrace minority voters. Love, a conservative congresswoman from Utah, narrowly lost her bid for a third term to Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, a […]

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The 2020 election is vulnerable. Congress needs to guard against meddling starting now.

Earlier this month, Americans across the country went to the polls for the first time since the broad-based political attack Russia perpetrated against the United States during the 2016 presidential election. This was the first national test of the electoral infrastructure in a new era of foreign interference. Despite several alarms bells that were sounded ahead of the vote, in […]

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Facebook Stock Shows Toll Of Damaging Revelations, Crisis In Confidence

Damaging revelations about how Facebook’s leaders mishandled Russian efforts to disrupt the 2016 American election are beginning to take a measurable toll, with the company’s stock plunging to a yearly low. The entire tech sector has been battered, with members of the FAANG group — Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google — down more than 20% from their yearly highs. […]

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Broward election boss says racism may be behind clamor against her

‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ investigates Brenda Snipes Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes is under fire for withholding information about Florida ballots. Embattled Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes claimed Saturday that racism is “probably” behind the widespread backlash against her. Snipes, who has come under heavy criticism over her handling of the Florida recount after the contentious midterm elections […]

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Georgia certifies election results showing Kemp as victor in governor's race

Georgia governor’s race ends with concession controversy Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledges that she can’t defeat Republican Brian Kemp, but threatens legal action; reaction from political strategists Holly Turner and Robin Biro. Georgia Secretary of State Robyn A. Crittenden on Saturday announced the certification of election results from the disputed midterm elections, and, as anticipated, Republican Brian Kemp was the top […]

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