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Category: 2020 Elections

An Oath Keeper Took the Stand in Her Own Defense. It Went Badly.

Grace Molteni/Mother Jones; Jose Luis Magana/AP, Montgomery County Jail/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Jessica Watkins, an Oath Keeper charged with seditious conspiracy, struggled Thursday under cross examination by prosecutors—at one point shouting that the 2020 election had been stolen from Donald Trump. “Half…

Arizona’s GOP Candidates Made Their Name on Election Denialism. Now, They’re Not Talking About It.

Mark Finchem, who has falsely claimed Trump won the 2020 presidential election, campaigns at an event in Tucson on November 6, 2022.Christopher Brown/Zumapress Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.The Republicans running for statewide office in Arizona, each among the most extreme in the country,…

7 Ways Roger Stone Was Connected to the January 6 Attack

Mother Jones illustration; Ken Cedeno/Sipa USA/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.The night before the January 6 attack on Congress, Roger Stone danced on a stage in Washington’s Freedom Plaza to a rap song featuring his own money-raising slogan: “Roger Stone did nothing wrong.”…

Matt DePerno Sought to Foreclose on His Clients’ Property. Now He Wants to Be Michigan’s Top Lawyer.

Mother Jones illustration; Jake May/The Flint Journal/AP; Getty Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.If Matthew DePerno wins his race to unseat Michigan’s Democratic attorney general in November, he’ll become the state’s top lawyer. He will have a staff of more than 500 people, and…