Texas legislators spar over the word ‘racism’ ahead of election bill vote

Texas legislators spar over the word 'racism' ahead of election bill vote

[ad_1] Debate over a sweeping elections bill in Texas took a bizarre turn Thursday after Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan asked members not to use the word “racism” while debating a bill Democrats have said will make it harder for people of color to vote. “Intentional discrimination of people of a certain race, is that … Read more

Federal judge sanctions Trump attorneys for spreading false election fraud claims

Federal judge sanctions Trump attorneys for spreading false election fraud claims

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — A federal judge Wednesday sanctioned some of former President Donald Trump’s attorneys who unsuccessfully challenged Michigan’s 2020 election results. In a blistering 110-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Linda Parker in Michigan imposed sanctions on Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and other lawyers involved in making claims about election fraud in the state. Powell, … Read more

Facebook is reportedly forming an election commission that it will announce in the fall

Facebook is reportedly forming an election commission that it will announce in the fall

[ad_1] Facebook is considering creating a commission that would weigh in on global election-related issues on the platform, according to The New York Times. Facebook has talked to academics and policy experts about the commission, which The New York Times reports is expected to be announced this fall ahead of the 2022 US midterm elections. … Read more