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State and federal judges dismissed more than 50 lawsuits presented by then President Donald Trump and his allies challenging the election.

U.S. election security officials have said the election was “the most secure in American history.”

Independent experts, governors, and state election officials from both parties say there was no evidence of widespread fraud.

According to the Washington Post, instead of alleging “widespread fraud or election-changing conspiracy,” the lawsuits pushed by Trump’s team and allies focused on more minor complaints, which were primarily dismissed by judges due to a lack of evidence. “The Republicans did not provide evidence to back up their assertions — just speculation, rumors, or hearsay.”

Nov 27, 2020, a federal appeals court rejected a Trump campaign proposal to block Biden from being declared the winner of Pennsylvania. . At the time, Stephanos Bibas, on behalf of the three-judge panel, wrote: “Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so.” It added: “Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.”

Similarly, on Dec 12, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a long-shot lawsuit by the state of Texas and backed by Trump, which sought to throw out voting results in four states. In a brief order, the justices said Texas did not have legal standing to bring the case.

On Dec 11, then-Attorney General William Barr said that the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the election, even as President Trump kept up his legal efforts to reverse his defeat. Two weeks later, Barr announced his resignation from the Trump administration.

 Nov 27, 2020, a federal appeals court rejected a Trump campaign proposal to block Biden from being declared the winner of Pennsylvania. At the time, Stephanos Bibas, on behalf of the three-judge panel, wrote: “Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so.” It added: “Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.”

Similarly, onDec 12, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a long-shot lawsuit by the state of Texas and backed by Trump, which sought to throw out voting results in four states. In a brief order, the justices said Texas did not have legal standing to bring the case.

On Dec 11, then-Attorney General William Barr said that the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the election, even as President Trump kept up his legal efforts to reverse his defeat. Two weeks later, Barr announced his resignation from the Trump administration.

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Watch Mitch McConnell’s full speech on counting the electoral college votes

 

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called for senators to reject the effort to “overturn a presidential election” during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6. Read more: https://wapo.st/35hx6Ur. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK

Watch Michelle Obama’s speech at White House portrait unveiling

 

During a visit to the White House for the unveiling of her official portrait, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks about possibilities and believing in oneself, saying, “there’s a place for everyone in this country.”

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Never-before-seen January 6 footage from our photographer

 

 

On January 6, Los Angeles Times photographer Kent Nishimura was assigned to cover a pro-Trump rally at the Ellipse, just south of the White House. Former President Trump railed at the rally over what he falsely claimed was a stolen election and urged his supporters to march on the Capitol, where the results were being certified. Nishimura followed them, documenting the attack on the Capitol in real time. As he sent in photos and video of the event, he let his GoPro camera, attached to his helmet, run as long as the battery could last. That footage had never been shown until now.

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United States Constitution · Amendments · Bill of Rights · Complete Text + Audio
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The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution, originally comprising seven articles, delineates the national frame of government. Its first three articles entrench the doctrine of the separation of powers, whereby the federal government is divided into three branches: the legislative, consisting of the bicameral Congress; the executive, consisting of the President; and the judicial, consisting of the Supreme Court and other federal courts. Articles Four, Five, and Six entrench concepts of federalism, describing the rights and responsibilities of state governments and of the states in relationship to the federal government. Article Seven establishes the procedure subsequently used by the thirteen States to ratify it. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended twenty-seven times. In general, the first ten amendments, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, offer specific protections of individual liberty and justice and place restrictions on the powers of government. The majority of the seventeen later amendments expand individual civil rights protections. Others address issues related to federal authority or modify government processes and procedures. Amendments to the United States Constitution, unlike ones made to many constitutions worldwide, are appended to the end of the document. With seven articles and twenty-seven amendments, it is the shortest written constitution in force. All five pages of the original U.S. Constitution are written on parchment. The Constitution is interpreted, supplemented, and implemented by a large body of constitutional law. The Constitution of the United States is the first constitution of its kind, adopted by the people’s representatives for an expansive nation; and it has influenced the constitutions of other nations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_…

 

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Jan. 6 committee video: Former AG Bill Barr told Trump the 2020 election was not stolen

Pro-Trump Network Finally Walks Back Bogus Claims Of Voter Fraud

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Voting rights and the “new Jim Crow”

 

Nearly six decades after John Lewis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and others fought “Jim Crow” laws that blocked some Americans from the ballot box, leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, voting rights are under siege again. Historian and bestselling author Douglas Brinkley talks about recent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to our Constitutionally-guaranteed right to vote, and why access to voting must be preserved. “CBS Sunday Morning” features stories on the arts, music, nature, entertainment, sports, history, science and Americana, and highlights unique human accomplishments and achievements. Check local listings for CBS Sunday Morning broadcast times.

Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington holds a Carnegie Hall audience spellbound during his Tuskegee Institute silver anniversary lecture, January 22, 1906. Mark Twain is seated just behind Washington. Carnegie Hall was filled to capacity for the event to raise money to support the education of African-Americans in the South.

The Times wrote, “Women in brilliant gowns, resplendent with jewels, and men in evening dress filled the boxes. Despite the avowed object of the meeting – to get money from the audience and others – there was an atmosphere of good humor and light-heartedness. Mark Twain’s “teachings” were met with such volleys of laughter that the man who never grows old could hardly find intervals in which to deliver is precepts.”

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“Representative Elijah Cummings had the final word as chair of the Oversight Committee. I sat in silence, listening to this now deceased man with decades of experience in the civil rights movement and other forms of public service, who, as a lawyer, had represented disgraced lawyers like me. He understood that even the least of us deserve the opportunity to seek penance, redemption, and a second chance in life. Cummings was the lone politician I encountered in all my travails who took an interest in me as a human being. When I reported serving my sentence, he even took steps to ensure my security in prison. It was a selfless act of kindness for which I will always be grateful.

“I know this has been hard,” Cummings said to me and the nation, his words hitting me like a kick in the gut. “I know you’ve faced a lot. I know that you are worried about your family. But this is a part of your destiny. And hopefully, this portion of your destiny will lead to a better Michael Cohen, a better Donald Trump, a better United States of America, and a better world. And I mean that from the depths of my heart.”

Representative Cummings concluded by saying, “We are better than this.”

Amen, I thought.”(1)

(1)An excerpt from Michael Cohen’s new book.

 

Watch: Officer Fanone Condemns ‘Disgraceful’ Indifference For Victims Of Capitol Riot

Capitol Police officer Michael Fanone reacts to footage of rioters attacking him

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Barr Claims Trump Grew ‘Very Angry’ As He Disproved Election Fraud Theories

Trump’s track record shows support for Russia, not Ukraine

Sometimes blowing away the noise and residual dust is a necessary act of Catharsis for all.

 

To all those suffering long on the losing side of a rapidly changing world economy and disloyal politicians; see easy prey to a master manipulator. It is understandable and very disheartening when the truth comes out about someone you trusted to lead you out of your misery and displacement is actually not telling you the truth.  Yet the truth eventually comes out.

 

 

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UPDATE: January 6 Insurrection: What’s Happened Since? (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

One year after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, how has the threat of far-right violence evolved? An updated investigation from FRONTLINE, ProPublica, and Berkeley Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program, and Exploring Hate.

This journalism is made possible by viewers like you. Support your local PBS station here: http://www.pbs.org/donate.

On Jan. 6, 2021, rioters breached the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory, encouraged by President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election.

Where does the threat of far-right violence in America stand a year later?

This updated version of the April 2021 documentary “American Insurrection” examines the latest developments and where the movement may be headed, building on four years of reporting by FRONTLINE and ProPublica on far-right extremism in America.

Drawing on timely new interviews with law enforcement and members of Congress, as well as on-the-ground reporting, the documentary finds that while arrests of those involved in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection temporarily quieted protests and splintered some organized far-right groups, that trend was short-lived.

One year later, correspondent A.C. Thompson reports, the false idea that the election was stolen remains a powerful motivator for crowds that include some of the same extremist characters and groups FRONTLINE and ProPublica have been tracking for years — and Thompson says their ideas appear to be moving into the mainstream as the 2022 midterms approach.

#Documentary #AmericanInsurrection #CapitolAttack

“American Insurrection” is a FRONTLINE production with Midnight Films, LLC in partnership with ProPublica. The writer and director is Richard Rowley. The producer and correspondent are A.C. Thompson. The producers are Karim Hajj and Jacqueline Soohen. The consulting producer is Ford Fischer. The executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.

Find FRONTLINE on the PBS Video App, where there are more than 300 FRONTLINE documentaries available for you to watch any time: https://to.pbs.org/FLVideoApp

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'Armageddon': See The Chilling Warning About White Supremacy Before The Capitol Riot

 

Marlon Craft - State of the Union, Part. II (Official Music Video)

 

shot and edited by Jacob Carlson produced by xm∆ne + Arbus Beats mixed by Bradley "Dula" Post mastered by Lee La Roc @ Rocstar Studio

 

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As law enforcement and the Senate pursue accountability for the Capitol riot and insurrection, world leaders and cultural figures have been speaking out and condemning the attack on democracy. Rapper Marlon Craft has a new song challenging clichés about unity and arguing America cannot try to be unified until people confront things that should not be negotiated, from scientific truths about Covid-19 to white supremacy. Craft joins MNSBC’s Ari Melber and former RNC chairman Michael Steele to discuss his searing song and his hopes for America’s future. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law, and culture airing nightly at 6 pm ET on MSNBC.) http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 01/22/2021. 

 

Marlon Craft Completely Spazzes On Nas' "Nas Is Like" Beat | SWAY’S UNIVERSE

In celebration of the release of his new album "While We're Here", Marlon Craft comes back to Sway In The Morning to drop a monster Freestyle!

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Former Capitol officer reacts to new video of him being dragged into crowd

 

Former Capitol Police officer Michael Fanone reacts to newly-released footage of him being dragged into a crowd of rioters during the January 6th Capitol attack

Liz Cheney speaks after ouster from House GOP leadership: “I will do everything I can” to prevent…

Congresswoman Liz Cheney says she plans to “lead the fight” for the future of the Republican Party after House GOP members voted to remove her from leadership over her criticism of former President Donald Trump. “I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office,” she said. Watch her remarks.