Stories tagged: "election 2020"


FILE - Chapman School of Law professor John Eastman testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on March 16, 2017, at a House Justice subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet hearing on restructuring the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The State Bar of California says it is investigating Eastman, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump, for possibly breaking legal and ethical rules relating to the 2020 election. John Eastman is the former dean of the Chapman University law school in Southern California. He argued after the November 2020 election that former Vice President Mike Pence could overturn the election and keep Trump in power. Pence refused to do that and Trump left office. But since then, Eastman has been subpoenaed by a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Newly Released Emails Show Blatant Attempt By Pa. Lawmakers and Trump Lawyer to Subvert Democracy

In an email exchange from December 2020, attorney John Eastman and Rep. Russ Diamond planned to throw out tens of thousands of ballots, recount the votes, and give Trump the win in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, (R-Franklin), speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa., after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to become 46th president of the United States. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
GOP Candidates for Governor Continue Spreading Trump’s ‘Big Lie’

A majority of the GOP candidates seeking the party’s gubernatorial nomination still back Trump and his “big lie,” leaving the future of elections in the commonwealth in peril.

A voter drops off their mail-in ballot prior to the primary election, in Willow Grove, Pa., Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA Senate Republicans Vote to Drop the Ballot Drop Box

Citing increased risk of voter fraud, the state Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would eliminate the use of ballot drop boxes in Pennsylvania elections.

In this June 21, 2019 file photo, William McSwain speaks with members of the media at a news conference in Philadelphia.  McSwain, the former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, announced his campaign for governor of Pennsylvania on Monday, Sept. 13. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Bill McSwain Receives “Un-Endorsement” From Trump

Trump goes after the former US attorney for not getting behind his bogus claims of election fraud.

Election Bureau Director Albert L. Gricoski, left, opens provisional ballots alongside election bureau staff Christine Marmas, right, while poll watchers observe from behind at the Schuylkill County Election Bureau in Pottsville, Pa. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (The Republican-Herald Photo via AP/Lindsey Shuey)
‘A Critical Juncture’: How Many More Threats and Baseless Claims of Fraud Can Election Officials Take?

A new survey finds that the current political climate is taking a toll on election officials in the US.

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, (R-Franklin), speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa., after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to become 46th president of the United States. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
The Jan. 6 Committee Wants to Speak With State Sen. Doug Mastriano

Mastriano, who is running for governor, was outside the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and organized several bus trips that day from Pennsylvania to Washington, DC.

FILE - The White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021. The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is asking Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate with its investigation.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas 2 Fake Trump Electors From Pennsylvania

Lisa Patton, a former staffer for the Donald Trump for President 2020 campaign, and Bill Bachenberg, founder of an outdoor adventure camp for veterans in Lackawanna County, were subpoenaed to appear for a deposition before the committee on Feb. 25.