Florida Governor Ron Desantis formally launched his 2024 presidential campaign last week but disastrous technical difficulties from the Twitter platform where he chose to launch his candidacy affirmed the popular opinion that Desantis may not be ready for the national stage. During the announcement with Twitter CEO Elon Musk the audio stream crashed repeatedly, making it almost impossible for those tuning in to hear the new presidential candidate in real time. Desantis’ competitors on the right were not shy with their opinions of the
On Saturday Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was impeached on 20 articles of wrongdoing and his fate will now be decided by a trial in the Texas Senate, where it will take a two-thirds vote to remove him from office. Paxton’s legal quagmires date back to his primary campaign in 2014, where he was accused and eventually indicted on securities fraud charges which are still being litigated in court. Paxton is also under investigation for bribery allegations and a $3.3 million dollar tab, which
In a ruling Monday May 22nd an Arizona judge rejected the final lawsuit brought forth by Republican Kari Lake, affirming Democrat Katie Hobbs as the rightful victor in Arizona’s recent gubernatorial election. In the ruling Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson found that Lake’s team failed to present, “clear and convincing evidence or a preponderance of evidence” that misconduct was committed in last fall’s Arizona election. Lake, who was also a prominent supporter of former President Donald Trump’s lies regarding the 2020 election,
Ukrainian-Americans, traditionally a Republican-leaning group, could have a significant impact on the 2024 general election according to lawmakers, strategists, and a Reuters analysis of U.S. census data. While there are only about 1 million Americans who identify as being of Ukrainian descent, they are densely distributed among competitive areas like Michigan and Pennsylvania where their votes could be decisive. In recent interviews with 22 Ukrainian-American activists, voters, and strategists within the community, they universally expressed anger and betrayal over the Republican presidential candidates stances
John Boyd Rivers, a mason who once laid the bricks of the very courthouse in which he now stood trial, was recently found guilty of voter fraud after voting for the first time in the 2020 presidential election. Rivers registered to vote as a Republican while serving a prison sentence, received his voter registration card in the mail after he was released, cast his ballot that fall, but was then prosecuted by a new election security task force created by Florida Governor Ron Desantis.