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Republicans blame Trump for midterm disappointments
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Republicans blame Trump for midterm disappointments

Republicans blame Trump for midterm disappointments - CBS News Watch CBS News Ahead of a possible 2024 presidential campaign announcement, sources say former President Donald Trump is increasingly bitter at potential rivals and infuriated at being blamed for GOP midterm failures. He has gone after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin. Major Garrett has the details. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Musk’s partisan tweets call into question Twitter neutrality
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Musk’s partisan tweets call into question Twitter neutrality

Elon Musk used his Twitter megaphone to appeal to "independent-minded voters" on Monday, urging them to vote Republican in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections. In doing so, the new CEO of Twitter stepped into a political debate that tech company executives have largely tried to stay out of — so their platforms wouldn't be seen as favoring one side over the other. Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion, has expressed political views in the past, on and off the platform. But a direct endorsement of one party over another now that he owns the platform raises questions about Twitter's ability to remain neutral under the rule of the world's richest man. "Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties, therefore I recommend voting for a Republican Congress, given that the Presid...
Utah Senate race: Mike Lee acknowledges Evan McMullin poses threat to reelection
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Utah Senate race: Mike Lee acknowledges Evan McMullin poses threat to reelection

Just weeks before the Nov. 8 vote, Utah's senior senator, Republican Mike Lee, is now acknowledging a real reelection threat from Evan McMullin, an anti-Donald Trump independent and former Republican challenging him in the state's most competitive Senate race in decades.Lee's campaign insists it's confident heading into Election Day, but there are unmistakable signs of anxiety in a race shaping up as a referendum on the direction that Trump has taken the Republican Party.Lee recently sent out fundraising emails with the subject line: "I'm losing." In an appearance on Tucker Carlson's Fox News program, Lee begged the state's other Republican senator, Mitt Romney, to "get on board" and endorse him. And speaking to reporters after a debate, the two-term senator said what his campai...
Arizona prosecutors want 66-year-old grandmother to go to prison for collecting 4 ballots in 2020
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Arizona prosecutors want 66-year-old grandmother to go to prison for collecting 4 ballots in 2020

A parade of character witnesses provided a judge Thursday with glowing reports about a southern Arizona woman who admitted to collecting four early ballots in the 2020 primary election as her lawyer seeks leniency and prosecutors urge him to send her to prison for a year. Testimony in Yuma County Superior Court painted a picture of Guillermina Fuentes as filled with remorse and a pillar of small border community of San Luis.The 66-year-old mother and grandmother, witnesses said, has spent her life helping others while raising her children, caring for her aging mother and building a business.Prison or jail time, they said, would hurt the community and serve no purpose. Fuentes is a school board member and former mayor in San Luis who has pleade...
Arizona woman pleads guilty in ballot collection operation
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Arizona woman pleads guilty in ballot collection operation

An Arizona woman accused of illegally collecting early ballots in the 2020 primary election pleaded guilty Thursday in an agreement with state prosecutors that saw the more serious forgery and conspiracy charges dismissed and limited any potential for a lengthy prison sentence. Guillermina Fuentes, 66, could get probation for running what Arizona attorney general's office investigators said was a sophisticated operation using her status as a well-known Democratic operative in the border city of San Luis to persuade voters to let her gather and in some cases fill out their ballots.Prosecutors were apparently unable to prove the most serious charges, dropping three felony counts alleging that Fuentes filled out one voter's ballot and forged signatures on some of the four ballots s...
Herschel Walker denies he paid for abortion
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Herschel Walker denies he paid for abortion

Herschel Walker denies he paid for abortion - CBS News Watch CBS News Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate in Georgia's Senate race, is denying a report that he paid for an ex-girlfriend's abortion in 2009. Walker is staunchly anti-abortion. His son, Christian Walker, is denouncing his campaign. Robert Costa has the details. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link