Stories tagged: "election 2020"


FILE - Al Schmidt, former city commissioner of Philadelphia, testifies as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, on June 13, 2022. Schmidt, a former Philadelphia election official who has told of enduring death threats whipped up by Donald Trump for defending the city's 2020 vote-counting against the former president's election lies, will be nominated for the top election administration post in Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro's administration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Josh Shapiro Chooses Republican Al Schmidt, Targeted by Trump in 2020, to Oversee Pennsylvania Elections

Schmidt upheld democracy in Philadelphia during the 2020 Election, pushing back against Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud. He has told the Jan. 6 committee that his family received death threats after Trump called him out on Twitter.

FILE - Supporters of President Donald Trump participate in a rally in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021.  The executive summary of the U.S. House Jan. 6 committee’s report documents how former President Donald Trump was repeatedly warned by those closest to him that claims he had lost his re-election due to fraud were false. But Trump went ahead and spread those lies, anyway.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Two Years After Jan. 6, There Are More Than 150 Election Deniers in the House Republican Majority

More than 150 of the 222 House Republicans elected in November voted to overturn the 2020 election results and/or denied the legitimacy of the outcome.

Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., speaks at a news conference held by members of the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 29, 2021, to complain about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and masking policies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Pa. Republican Congressman Scott Perry Referred to House Ethics Committee For Refusing to Cooperate With Jan. 6 Probe

While an Ethics Committee referral doesn't carry the potential consequences of the criminal referrals the Jan. 6 committee made against Donald Trump and several members of his inner circle, the ethics complaint against Perry will bring greater scrutiny to his efforts to help the former president overturn the 2020 election.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa. from Pennsylvania's 10th U.S. Congressional District, appears before reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perry is running for re-election in 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Scott Perry’s Appetite for Conspiracies on Full Display in 2020 Election-denying Texts

A new report detailing text messages between Pennsylvania Republican US Rep. Scott Perry and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows shows the Dauphin County congressman was spreading wild conspiracy theories in an effort to amplify Donald Trump’s “big lie” about the 2020 Election.

This is a mail in ballot for the 2020 General Election issued by the Allegheny County Election Division in Pittsburgh, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Justice Department Subpoenas Allegheny County Election Officials for Trump Communications Around 2020 Election

Election officials in Allegheny County have been asked for communications involving former President Donald Trump and his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Former President Donald Trump greets supporters after announcing a third run for president at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Former first lady Melania Trump is at right. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Donald Trump, Who Incited a Deadly Insurrection, Announces 2024 Presidential Campaign

Trump’s campaign for another term has been long expected, but in the aftermath of last week’s historically bad midterm results, some Republicans are scrambling to find an alternative to their standard bearer. 

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Republicans Are Already Scheming to Undermine the 2022 Election Results in Pennsylvania

Former President Donald Trump and his allies are already planning to wage aggressive court campaigns and launch a media blitz if the midterms don’t go their way.