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‘Losers gonna lose’: Devin Nunes buried in ridicule after his $435 million lawsuit against CNN is tossed

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<p>”Their concern has grown sharply after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob echoing Trump’s rhetoric — which some Republicans say threatens to dominate the 2022 midterm cycle if they don’t find a way to move past it,” said the report. “Investigators for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, the Justice Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found no evidence of widespread fraud, and the Fulton County district attorney is now investigating Trump’s efforts to subvert the state’s result.”<br/></p><p>The GOP has particular turned its ire on mail-in voting, a practice both parties have historically used to equal benefit, but which was adopted more heavily by Democrats during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p><p>This week, Republicans in the Georgia state House released a lengthy <a href=”https://www.npr.org/2021/02/19/969497398/georgia-republicans-file-sweeping-elections-bill-to-limit-early-and-absentee-vot” target=”_blank”>voting bill</a> that, among other things, would require people submit a photocopy of their ID to receive a mail-in ballot, restrict mobile voting buses in heavily Black and Democratic Atlanta, and eliminate early voting on the Sunday before Election Day — the traditional day for “Souls to the Polls” drives in Black churches. A <a href=”https://www.ajc.com/politics/ga-senators-advance-bills-to-end-at-will-absentee-voting-require-id/2CNBI3PHPFAIRNTOQBYGNN3EVU/” target=”_blank”>separate bill</a> in the state Senate would limit no-excuse mail-in voting to people over 75 — a restriction so draconian that it could <a href=”https://twitter.com/NW_Horadam/status/1362036421889056768?s=20″ target=”_blank”>prevent a lot of Republicans from voting as well</a>.</p><p>And Georgia is not alone. Some <a href=”https://www.rawstory.com/voter-suppression/” target=”_blank”>100 bills</a> to change voting laws have been introduced around the country, including such battleground states as Arizona, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.</p><p>”Even some Republican proponents of the measures have acknowledged that there is no evidence that widespread fraud or irregularities tainted the 2020 elections,” said the report. “Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, a state Trump won by more than three points, said as much Friday as he announced a broad new proposal to curtail ballot drop boxes and limit so-called ballot harvesting, when third parties are permitted to collect and turn in absentee ballots.”</p><p>You can read more <a href=”https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-voting-restrictions/2021/02/19/d1fab224-72ca-11eb-85fa-e0ccb3660358_story.html” target=”_blank”>here</a>.</p>

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