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  • Easy E
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    This is a big win, as traditionally, such charges have been ineffective against Right-wing and domestic terror groups.

    However, it is important to note that only 2 out of 5 defendants were found guilty, so it is still a difficult hill to climb with such charges.

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  • BranDawri
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    Edit: doesn't affect the whole "those machines weren't even used".


    To be fair, though, there are rumours going around in Brasil of voting machines giving strange outputs.

    I don't know the truth of this one. I don't trust Bolsonaro, and wouldn't put it past him to throw out a few unfounded rumours.
    On the other hand, Lula is no angel either - he was in prison for fraud. Brasil election this year really was between a turd burger and a shit sandwich.

    I also wouldn't be surprised if it did happen but because some local official decided to help things along "for the cause", not because of imposed fraud from the top.

  • Mad Doc Grotsnik
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    Shame.

    NOT!

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  • Skyth
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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/oath-keep...221340334.html

    Oath Keeper Leader found guilty of Seditious Conspiracy.

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  • Easy E
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    This is a story about how the "Big Lie" continues to be spread, despite many right wingers being sued for large amounts of money by the voting machine companies.

    https://www.npr.org/2022/10/22/11303...ht-u-s-circles

    Why false claims about Brazil's election are spreading in far-right U.S. circles

    Baseless claims that voting machines made by Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic are being used to rig voting in Brazil are circulating online and in far-right media in the U.S. — even though neither company's hardware or software is being used in the current election there.

    It's the latest example of how debunked election fraud narratives are going international. In many cases, the false claims about Brazil are being pushed in English to American audiences by right-wing influencers and conservative media sites who falsely assert that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. presidential election and appear to be planting the idea that similar fraud will occur in the upcoming midterms.
    Insane.​

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  • SilverbackWookie
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    Um. Lindsey Graham does have a case here (the Debate Clause) that really hasn't found a SCOTUS resolution yet. So, it's good for SCOTUS to have the opportunity to clearly spell out what the "Debate Clause" actually encompass, and Graham's situation is a great test case.

  • Easy E
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    But, but, think of their legitimacy!

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  • BobtheInquisitor
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    Justice cannot he said to exist in this country while the Supreme Court houses so many who put party above justice.

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  • Skyth
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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-supreme...162658970.html

    Is anyone surprised that Thomas is doing whatever he can to keep the conspirators from needing to testify/face judgement?

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas temporarily blocked a lower court's order requiring Senator Lindsey Graham to testify to a grand jury in Georgia investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies attempted to overturn 2020 election results in the state.

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  • BranDawri
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    Slightly less interesting than Brasil, where a former associate of Bolsonaro reportedly threw a grenade at police officers come to arrest him.
    Last edited by BranDawri; 10-25-2022, 12:46 AM.

  • Easy E
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    So, when Trump flouts the subpoena he can wait two years before he gets 4 months in prison like Bannon!

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  • RedChimera
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    And then...

    Trump subpoena: Former president ordered to testify to January 6 committee - BBC News

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  • Wolfblade
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    Steve Bannon sentenced to 4 months in prison for flouting House Jan. 6 panel

    A judge has sentenced former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon to 4 months incarceration and a $6,500 fine for criminal contempt of Congress. The judge says he's prepared to let Bannon remain free while he appeals his convictions as Bannon is unlikely to flee or pose a danger to the community.

    Bannon flouted demands for documents and testimony from the panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers on the House Select Committee wanted to know why he said a day before the siege that "all hell is going to break loose tomorrow."

    Federal prosecutors were seeking what they describe as a "severe" penalty: six months in jail and a fine of $200,000. In court papers earlier this week, they said Bannon pursued "a bad faith strategy of defiance and contempt."

    Bannon sat quietly and did not react as asked U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols delivered the sentence.

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  • AduroT
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    Effing poo poo!

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  • BobtheInquisitor
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    They showed some video recorded on the 6th of Pelosi and Schumer making phone calls to try to wrest control of the Capitol. Worth a watch, even if only to see two politicians staying more or less cool under intense pressure,,.and somehow still unable to swear.

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