If they succeed, the former president and his backers could pull down some of the guardrails that prevented him from overturning President Biden’s victory, critics say.
John Hamercheck, president of the Lake County Board of Commissioners, spoke publicly for the first time about an incident that occurred inside his government office during the spring primary.
The incident, in which a private laptop was plugged into the government computer network inside the office of a Lake County commissioner, came the same month as a similar event in Mesa County, Colo., which is also under FBI investigation.
Under pressure from former president Donald Trump, Republicans in Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin are pursuing examinations of the 2020 vote in their states.
By Tuesday, more than 46 House Democrats and nine of their Senate colleagues had relocated to Washington, aiming to fend off the passage of voting restrictions back in Austin. But it remained unclear whether their gambit would make a difference.
At least 50 House Democrats were en route from the state midday Monday to prevent Republicans from voting on a special session agenda that includes new voting restrictions. They would need to stay out of the state for weeks to prevent a quorum for the …
Critics say the arrest, which comes as Texas Republicans try to pass stringent voting restrictions, is designed to keep people of color away from the polls.
New bills filed in the House and Senate include many of the same provisions that Democratic lawmakers blocked through a dramatic walkout in May.
Across the country, GOP contenders at every level are echoing fraud claims as the 2020 election becomes a central issue for 2022.
A major counting error in the heavily Democratic city comes as the party has defended the soundness of U.S. elections in the face of unfounded accusations from Donald Trump that 2020’s result was tainted by fraud.