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Recent articles by Matt:

GOP Candidates Just Can’t Stop Lying About Elections

Lying about elections is a hard habit to break, as some candidates Tuesday showed. → Read More

Big Liars Dominated Key Republican Primaries Tuesday

In significant state-level Republican primary races across the country Tuesday, candidates who ran on lies about the 2020 election were dominant. → Read More

Conspiracy Theorist Wins GOP Nomination To Become Top Arizona Election Official

Republican voters on Tuesday picked a conspiracy theorizing Arizona state representative to become their nominee to oversee the state's elections. → Read More

Big Lie Candidate Captures Nomination For Michigan Governor Following Wild Primary

Pundit Tudor Dixon has won the Republican nomination to challenge Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) this fall, capping a chaotic Republican primary season… → Read More

DOJ Sues Idaho, Saying It Flouts Federal Patient Protections With Abortion Ban

The Idaho law prohibits abortions in all cases except documented cases of rape, or when “deemed necessary to prevent the death of the pregnant woman.” → Read More

Michigan Court Says County Prosecutors Can Now Enforce 91-Year-Old Abortion Ban

The appeals court ruled that county prosectors weren’t subject to a pause against enforcement by Michigan’s attorney general. → Read More

Mastriano Tries To Distance Himself From Anti-Semitic Tech Founder

After coming under intense criticism for allying himself with the anti-Semitic founder of the social media platform Gab, and paying Gab $5,000 for “campaign… → Read More

‘Constitutional’ Sheriff Cheers On Absentee Ballot Stunt By Right Wing Activist

A Wisconsin sheriff who’s argued for months that the state’s top elections officials should be charged criminally actually celebrated a local right-wing… → Read More

Wisconsin Judge Slams GOP Review Of 2020 Election

The judge said not only that the probe had uncovered no evidence of voter fraud, but also that the process had “punished” the people of Wisconsin. → Read More

GOP AGs Sue Over LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Guidance For SNAP, Free School Lunches

The new guidance applies to all state and local agencies that receive funds from the Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. → Read More

Trump Advisors Were Brutally Honest In Private That ‘Fake’ Electors Were, In Fact, ‘Fake’

“We would just be sending in ‘fake’ electoral votes to Pence so that ‘someone’ in Congress can make an objection,” one lawyer wrote → Read More

Five Points On Doug Mastriano’s Relationship With An Anti-Semitic Tech Founder

Here are the basics of Mastriano’s relationship with Andrew Torba, the anti-Semitic founder of Gab. → Read More

Jury Convicts Steve Bannon On Both Counts Of Contempt Of Congress

Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon was convicted on two counts of contempt of Congress Friday after a jury trial in Washington, D.C. In all, the jury took less than three hours to deliberate. → Read More

Schedule F Is Back With A Vengeance

The former president wants the ability to fire tens of thousands of government employees at will if and when he’s in the White House again. → Read More

Radio Traffic Shows Pence Security Detail’s Panic During Capitol Attack

The Jan. 6 Committee on Thursday used radio traffic and the account of a White House security official to illustrate just how close of a call things were for… → Read More

Pro-Democracy Groups Give Stamp Of Approval To New Senate Anti-Coup Deal

A bipartisan negotiating group released a pair of bills Wednesday that, among other steps, updates the 135-year-old Electoral Count Act. → Read More

Is This The Election Safeguard Legislation We’ve Been Waiting For?

The primary focus of the reported package is the Electoral Count Act, the vague 135-year-law that Trump targeted in 2020. → Read More

What We Know About Matthew Pottinger And Sarah Matthews, And What They Might Tell Us

Both Pottinger and Matthews were part of a wave of White House resignations shortly after the attack. → Read More

Everything We Know About What Trump Was Doing For 187 Min During The Capitol Attack

Where was Trump, and what was he doing, during the attack? Hours of witness testimony help paint a picture. → Read More

Former North Carolina Chief Justice Advised Trump On Election Overthrow Suit, Memo Says

It appears that Mark Martin, the former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, advised then-President Donald Trump to have the Justice Department… → Read More