“A Great Boy”: Trump backs Dr. Mehmet Oz in Republican primary for Senate race
With nearly all of Tuesday’s key primary election results, Donald Trump has turned to Social Truth to unfoundedly suggest that ballot papers were fraudulent in Pennsylvania, where his Senate candidate, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is he finds himself in a fierce battle with the old hedge fund. executive David McCormick.
With only a small fraction of the votes still to be counted, the two men find themselves with a reduced number of separate votes, placing them within the 0.5-point margin that triggers an automatic count, and increasing the chance of votes by mail. Mr. McCormick forward.
Elsewhere, the good performances of several Trump-backed candidates indicate that the former president still has a lot of influence within the party, but he was far from a perfect scoreboard. North Carolina Republicans ousted far-right Congresswoman Madison Cawthorn in her primary.
This result was celebrated even within the Republican Party, the establishment of which increasingly wanted the congressman removed from office for his extreme statements and strange behavior.
With more primaries on the way, progressive Democrats face a tough choice
Progressives had a lot to smile about after Tuesday’s primary contests, he writes Eric Garcia.
But thanks to a few close primaries, the Progressive Democrats still have work to do for them.
Stuti MishraMay 20, 2022 6:00 p.m.
Most Americans disapprove of Biden’s performance, Congress and Supreme Court, according to new poll
Nearly two-thirds of Americans give Biden negative marks in their handling of the U.S. economy, while seven out of 10 now want Supreme Court judges to meet term limits, according to a University poll of Quinnipiac recently published.
Andrew Feinberg delves into the numbers:
Stuti MishraMay 20, 2022 5:00 p.m.
Oz and McCormick are in a virtual tie with thousands of ballots yet to be counted
Where are the GOP Senate primaries in Pennsylvania:
Dr. Oz’s margin has narrowed over the past day as county election officials continue to count ballots by mail, but election workers still have thousands to count.
The Pennsylvania State Department, which oversees the election, reported approximately 51,000 ballots by mail and in absentia, including 17,000 in Republican primaries, yet to be counted.
Alex WoodwardMay 20, 2022 4:00 p.m.
“I was kicked out of Madison Cawthorn’s primary party. That’s what I saw before.”
Two days before invoking violent far-right rhetoric to describe what came from his lame duck term in Congress, Madison Cawthorn’s campaign party had a difficult start.
The IndependentJohn Bowden reports from North Carolina:
Alex WoodwardMay 20, 2022 3:18 AM
According to a new report, a baseless narrative that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from Donald Trump has fueled a wave of statewide efforts to subvert democratic elections with legislation that makes it easier for partisan officials to undermine voters.
Pro-democracy groups found more than 200 attempts to change the rules of the electoral administration and remove the oversight of election officials, efforts that Democratic advocates have warned could lead to false fraud investigations or attempts to overturn. the results completely.
Alex WoodwardMay 20, 2022 1:06 AM
SCOTUS opinion on abortion rights could boost Democratic voters, poll suggests
The results of a NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll released on Thursday show that 66 percent of Democratic voters say the draft leaked opinion of a U.S. Supreme Court case that could overturn protections constitutional rights to abortion has made them more likely to vote in November. .
Those numbers compare to just 40 percent of Republicans.
Twenty-one percent of respondents said they had not heard of the opinion.
The poll also found that 47 percent of respondents would vote for the Democratic candidate in their district if elections were held today, compared to 42 percent who would support the Republican.
Alex WoodwardMay 19, 2022 11:00 p.m.
Fetterman raised $ 1.6 million after winning the primary
After taking all of Pennsylvania’s counties to the Democratic Senate primaries, John Fetterman’s campaign raised more than $ 1.6 million in 24 hours.
“Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your support,” he said in a statement. “I am deeply honored to be your candidate, and I look forward to this seat being blue in November.”
Fetterman will face the winner of the Republican primary, probably Dr. Oz or David McCormick, in the November general election.
Alex WoodwardMay 19, 2022 10:20 p.m.
In the first post since the election defeat, Cawthorn invokes the violent aesthetics of the far-right “dark MAGA”
In her first Instagram post since her election defeat in Tuesday’s primary, Madison Cawthorn says her remaining time in office will allow “Dark MAGA to truly take the lead,” citing the name of an aesthetic in extreme right-wing and violent extreme line representing a vengeful movement driven by Trump.
He says his mission is to “expose those who say and promise something, but legislate and work for another global, self-serving goal.”
“She is OK. We are already coming, ”he writes.
Alex WoodwardMay 19, 2022 9:20 p.m.
‘Electoral subversion’ bills – and the candidates who count on them – are all the rage
Candidates who denied the outcome of the 2020 presidential election are running for office in the United States. One of them, Doug Mastriano, won the Republican nomination for the next governor of Pennsylvania, a position appointed by the Secretary of State, who can confirm the list of state voters and certify the results.
Meanwhile, Republican state lawmakers have introduced dozens of bills to change election administration rules and undermine workers running the country’s elections.
At least 33 states are considering at least 229 bills, according to a new report from the United States Democracy Center, Protect Democracy and Law Forward.
Since 2021, a total of 50 bills have been enacted or adopted.
“This report should sound like an alarm for anyone who cares about a free and fair election,” said Victoria Bassetti, a senior adviser to the United States Center for Democracy. “It shows that state legislatures are becoming more daring and creative in their attempts to interfere with the trusted public officials who run our elections. These bills are responses to a crisis that does not exist. We know that elections of 2020 were free, fair and accurate. “
Alex WoodwardMay 19, 2022 8:55 p.m.
17,000 ballots remain unaccounted for in the Republican primaries in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Secretary of State reports that 17,000 ballots remain unaccounted for in the state Republican primary election on Thursday morning, with all eyes set on the outcome of the GOP Senate race, with Dr. Oz, backed by Trump, is only slightly ahead of David McCormick according to current results.
The race is almost guaranteed for a count under state law.
Alex WoodwardMay 19, 2022 8:11 p.m.