Author: Kaleigh Rogers

The May 17 Candidates Who Believe The 2020 Election Was Stolen

Voters in Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon and Pennsylvania are heading to the polls this week to vote in their states’ primary elections. Here are the Republican candidates running for Congress, as well as state-level positions like secretary of state, who support former President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie.” Transcript It’s a busy week for primaries, […]

The Ohio And Indiana Primary Candidates Who Believe The 2020 Election Was Stolen

Voters in Indiana and Ohio are heading to the polls today to vote in the states’ primary elections. Here are the Republican candidates running for Congress, as well as state-level positions like secretary of state, who support former President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie.” Transcript Kaleigh Rogers: Primary season is here and across the country, candidates […]

What Happens When An Election Official Believes The Big Lie

Nine months after the 2020 election, the call came in. The Colorado secretary of state’s office was on the phone and wanted to know why the passwords for Mesa County’s election equipment were on the internet for anyone to see. But the powers that be in Mesa County didn’t even know the passwords had leaked.  […]

Why So Many Conservatives Are Talking About ‘Grooming’ All Of A Sudden

“Grooming” has become the most recent scare tactic of choice for the right. Fox News host Laura Ingraham included a segment on her show last month where she claimed public schools have become “grooming centers” where “sexual brainwashing” takes place. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene recently tweeted that the Democrats are the party of “grooming and […]

Where Ohio Republicans’ Attacks On Dr. Fauci Came From

This is the latest edition of our column that excavates the origins of public figures’ extreme comments. We explain what their claims are referring to, the evidence (or lack thereof) behind them and where they sprang from in the first place. Who said what … The race for the Republican nomination for Senate in Ohio […]

The GOP Is Still Largely Skeptical Of Putin — For Now

Shortly after news broke that Russia had launched a large-scale attack on Ukraine, a Telegram channel operated by a user known as “QAnon John” posted a photo of former President Trump and Russian President Vladimer Putin, and posed a question to its more than 80,000 followers: Do you trust Putin? In the hundreds of comments […]

There Is More Than One Big Lie

Dinesh D’Souza can always be counted on to have a bespoke conspiracy theory. In the trailer for his “2,000 Mules” “documentary,” faux static flickers across the screen over footage of what appears to be people voting at ballot drop boxes. A slow, mournful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” plays in the background. And that’s when […]

The Big Lie’s Long Shadow

Mike Cuffe blends in. Sitting in a chair that almost matches the color of his suit, which almost matches the gray Montana sky outside, the state senator looked a lot like the other legislators in a state administration committee meeting last February. He calmly grasped a stack of papers and leaned back to listen to […]

Kyle Rittenhouse Bridged The Divide Between The Far Right And Mainstream Conservatives

Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial may have ended, but his veneration is only beginning. On Friday, a jury acquitted Rittenhouse on all charges after he shot three men, killing two and injuring one, during protests against the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020. Ever since the shootings, far-right groups online have fixated […]