According to a witness who overheard part of the phone call, then-President Donald Trump told then-Vice President Mike Pence that his decision to uphold his constitutional duty and certify the results later that day would be “a political career killer” on the morning of January 6th, 2021. The witness, a White House valet who was with Trump during most of the day, described the phone call to the now-defunct House committee that investigated the January 6 insurrection. He recounted a direct threat delivered by

Republican leaders have advised Arizona Senate candidate Kari Lake to avoid airing complaints about prior elections and instead focus on a more forward-looking message, but Lake has not taken the advice. In an interview with CNN last week, Lake continued to insist there were “major problems” with her failed gubernatorial campaign and falsely claimed the 2020 election was “rigged.” Lake’s efforts, much to the chagrin of some GOP strategists, often reflect Donald Trump’s messaging as he once again campaigns for President.Visit CNN to learn moreImage

Maine’s Secretary of State, Shenna Bellows, has removed former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 primary ballot based on the 14th Amendment’s “insurrectionist ban.” The decision makes Maine the second state to disqualify Trump from office after the Colorado Supreme Court ruling earlier this month which removed Trump from the Colorado ballot. In response Trump’s team stated that they plan to file a judicial appeal.Visit CNN to learn moreImage Credit:Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

In a significant rollback of election-related content moderation, Meta will now allow political advertisements on its platform to question the 2020 US presidential election. The change in policy will allow ads that claim past elections were “rigged,” but prohibit advertisements that question current or future elections. President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign criticized Meta’s policy harshly saying the company is choosing to profit from election denialism.Visit CNN to learn moreImage Credit:Executive Office of the President of the United States (PMD 1.0 DEED)

Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, acknowledged GOP frustration after a string of significant election losses in Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. However, McDaniel also emphasized that the RNC is working hard to engage voters; she went on to say that Republicans need to keep suburban women in mind when discussing abortion policy. Visit CNN to learn moreImage Credit:Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)