Stories tagged: "2020 election"


In this image from video released by the House Select Committee, an exhibit of an email by Greg Jacob, who was counsel to former Vice President Mike Pence, is displayed as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing Thursday, June 16, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (House Select Committee via AP)
Five Things We Learned in the Latest Jan. 6 Hearing

The third public hearing, which took place Thursday, focused on efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to pressure Vice President Mike Pence into overturning the election.

This exhibit from video released by the House Select Committee, shows handwritten notes by Richard Donoghue, former acting Deputy Attorney General, displayed at a hearing by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, June 23, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (House Select Committee via AP)
Six Key Takeaways From Jan. 6 Committee Hearing No. 2

The Trump campaign used the Big Lie to ask supporters for money - but didn't use it to contest the 2020 election results, according to testimony heard Monday in the US House Committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 attack. Here’s what else you need to know. 

On Jan. 6, 2021, violent insurrectionists attacked the US Capitol, seeking to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Their effort failed, but not before they brutally attacked police officers, hunted lawmakers, and carried out a dangerous attack that left five people dead. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)
New Poll: Voters Support Jan. 6 Hearings, but Worry Trump Republicans Will Promote Violence

The findings come as the US House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack will hold the first of six public hearings Thursday night in primetime. Sixty-five percent of voters support the House investigation, while only 28% oppose it, according to a new Courier Newsroom/Data for Progress poll.

WASHINGTON, MICHIGAN - APRIL 02:  Matthew DePerno speaks at a rally hosted by former President Donald Trump on April 02, 2022, in this file photo. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Michigan’s GOP Candidate for Attorney General Met With Top Trump Officials to Discuss Election Conspiracies

“It speaks volumes as to why Trump so heavily backs Matt DePerno’s candidacy,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said.

FILE–Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attends an event with President Joe Biden in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Explainer: Gov. Whitmer Kidnapping Trial Updates

A month has passed since one of the country’s highest-profile domestic terrorism cases ended with no conviction by the jury. If you haven’t been paying attention to this historic domestic terrorism case, here’s a summary of key developments you may have missed.

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)
Michigan Secretary of State to Receive JFK ‘Profile in Courage Award’ for Defending 2020 Elections Results

Benson was one of five political figures who “put their careers on the line to defend democracy," including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.S. Representative Liz Cheney.

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What a New Law Designed to Save the US Postal Service Means for Michigan

“Many voters in our County are dismayed that Rep. John Moolenaar and many of his Republican [colleagues] continue to vote against the interests of his rural constituents,” said John Helge, a resident of the 4th District. “I believe that they will pay a price for their complacency in November.”