Daily Archives: June 9, 2021

Trump And Allies Keep Claiming Republican Poll Watchers Were Banned—That’s A Lie

From Forbes.com Nov. 10, 2020: President Donald Trump, during an address to the nation on Thursday, attempted to delegitimize and attack the integrity of the 2020 U.S. election by falsely asserting that election officials in Pennsylvania and Michigan tried to … Continue reading

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NYT: There’s no evidence to support claims that election observers were blocked from counting rooms

New York Times reports Nov. 7, 2020: On Twitter and in interviews, President Trump and his supporters have alleged that his campaign observers were blocked from ballot-counting rooms, hindering their ability to witness and report several instances of what the … Continue reading

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EXPLAINER: Why poll watcher complaints don’t amount to fraud

From the AP, Nov. 14, 2020: President Donald Trump’s legal allies have launched a flurry of lawsuits arguing that widespread fraud could have been committed because its poll watchers didn’t get proper access to the voting process. Most of those … Continue reading

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‘No, Georgia election workers didn’t kick out observers and illegally count ‘suitcases’ of ballots’

Politifact writes about the most talked about example of purported fraud in the 2020 election: A video presented by Rudy Giuliani and promoted by the Trump campaign purports to show Georgia election workers illegally counting suitcases full of ballots after … Continue reading

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Shifting identification: A theory of apologies and pseudo-apologies

Joshua M. Bentley published in 2015: Highlights: Apologies let offenders identify with victims and distance themselves from offenses. Apologies let third parties identify with offenders but not with the offenses. Pseudo-apologies let offenders distance themselves from their offenses and victims. … Continue reading

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