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The Supreme Court has thrown out Trump's final legal challenge to his election defeat
  • The US Supreme Court has thrown out Donald Trump's final legal challenge against his election defeat.
  • The former president and his allies brought a total of more than 40 lawsuits challenging the election.
  • Trump previously said the court "didn't have the guts or the courage to make the right decision."
The US Supreme Court has thrown out the last of three court cases brought by former President Donald Trump in a last-ditch attempt to overturn last year's presidential election result.

Trump's legal challenge, which contested the legitimacy of thousands of mail-in ballots in Wisconsin, was rejected by Supreme Court judges on Monday, who did not provide comment on the ruling, Reuters reported.
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Former President Jimmy Carter says he is 'disheartened, saddened, and angry' to see Georgia legislators advance voting restrictions
  • Former President Jimmy Carter said he is "disheartened" at proposed voting restrictions in Georgia.
  • Lawmakers have recently advanced bills to restrict absentee voting, among other changes.
  • Carter also called out mischaracterizations of a bipartisan report on elections he co-authored.
"Many of the proposed changes are reactions to allegations of fraud for which no evidence was produced—allegations that were, in fact, refuted through various audits, recounts, and other measures," Carter said in his statement. "The proposed changes appear to be rooted in partisan interests, not in the interests of all Georgia voters."

... In his post-presidency, Carter has served as an international observer for over 100 elections abroad in dozens of countries, and in 2004, co-chaired a bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform with former Secretary of State James Baker.

In his statement, Carter said he is "disappointed that advocates for these restrictive changes have repeatedly and selectively referenced" the 2005 report, which among other things, concluded that "absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud."

Now, Carter says, times have changed.

"In the 16 years since the report's release, vote-by-mail practices have progressed significantly as new technologies have been developed," he said. "In light of these advances, I believe that voting by mail can be conducted in a manner that ensures election integrity."

Election officials use a number of measures to ensure the integrity and authenticity of mail and absentee ballots, including affixing specific identifying information unique to the voter on ballots and envelopes, implementing online ballot tracking systems, conducting signature verification on ballot envelopes, and in some states, requiring witness signatures and copies of voters' IDs with their ballots.

Since 2005, the increased adoption of electronic poll-books and standardized statewide voting databases has allowed officials to keep more up-to-date real-time records to prevent cases of double-voting and other potential fraud.
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The Trump appointee charged over his participation in the Capitol riot will remain in jail until his trial, judge rules
  • Federico Klein, the Trump appointee charged after the Capitol riot, will be jailed until his trial.
  • "This was a group of people trying to do one thing, which is to stop democracy," the judge said.
  • Prosecutors said Klein was among the first wave of rioters and fought police officers.
A former State Department official who held a "top secret" security clearance, Klein is the first known political appointee of President Donald Trump to participate in the mob. Klein had also worked on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

"The defendant placed himself in that chaotic riot," Judge Zia M. Faruqui said in his ruling. "This was a group of people trying to do one thing, which is to stop democracy."

Jocelyn Bond, the lead prosecutor in the case, said at the hearing Tuesday Klein was "among the first wave of rioters" to storm the Capitol building as Congress conducted its Constitutionally mandated duty to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. The riot followed a rally where Trump falsely claimed the election was rigged and said Congress shouldn't certify the results. Prosecutors said Klein carried an apparently stolen police shield.

"Klein was in the tunnel physically fighting against the front line of officers," prosecutors wrote in a detention memo reviewed by Insider. "Notably, one video captured Klein encouraging other rioters to attempt to breach the Capitol by shouting, 'We need fresh people, we need fresh people' multiple times."

... "Federico Klein chose to put himself in the thick of the violence aimed at breaking through the center doorway on the Lower West Terrace to gain entrance to the Capitol Building," prosecutors wrote. "He used physical violence against officers who were protecting the entrance, and his individual participation in the larger mob heightened the overall violence and dangerousness of the day."

In the detention memo, prosecutors said Klein should remain in jail ahead of a criminal trial. They said his employment at the State Department should be factored into the judge's decision, and that Klein "demonstrated contempt" for his oath to the Constitution when "he assaulted officers in an attempt to stop the certification of a lawful election." Klein didn't resign from his position until after his participation in the insurrection.

"Despite the trust the country and government placed in Klein's character, stability, trustworthiness, reliability, discretion, honesty, judgment, and unquestionable loyalty to the United States, Klein's behavior revealed that his true allegiance lies elsewhere," prosecutors wrote. "Rather, Klein's actions established that his own personal beliefs override the rule of law and that he will use violence in an attempt to halt the legitimate functions of the United States government with which he disagrees."

Faruqui agreed with the prosecutors, saying Klein should have known not to fight police officers and take their equipment given the fact that the was a State Department official.
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After spreading disinformation about voting by mail, Trump requests mail-in ballot to vote in Palm Beach
  • Donald Trump has requested a ballot by mail for the third time, after saying it leads to voter fraud.
  • This time, it was for Palm Beach County's municipal elections.
  • Trump's promotion of violence after the election led to him being de-platformed from Twitter.
Former president and Palm Beach resident Donald Trump is set to vote in local elections by mail after months of falsely claiming the civic process lead to mass voter fraud in the 2020 election.

And according to the Palm Beach Post, it's his third time requesting a mail-in ballot as a Palm Beach County voter.

Trump requested a mail-in ballot a week after the deadline in Palm Beach County, according to the report, meaning that he will have until 7 p.m. local time on Tuesday to turn in his ballot and cast his vote in the Palm Beach municipal elections.

The Post added that in the presidential primary in March 2020 as well as in the August primary, Trump voted by mail.
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or Trump-ism

Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by Donald Trump and his supporters. The term Trumpism can also be used to directly refer to an outrageous or idiosyncratic statement made by Donald Trump.

Trump, whom many observers consider an anomaly, left the White House by saying, “We will be back in some form.” His legacy is “Trumpism” – a wave of white nationalism.

Trumpisms are Bushisms on steroids.