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Elections

Elections, Politics

Cruz relives his 2016 RNC speech where the MAGA crowd booed after he detailed’reasons to have concerns’ about Trump

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump haven't always been as chummy as they are now. A bungled handshake during the 2016 campaigns marred Cruz's initial attempt to subvert Trump. Trump later worked up the crowd at the Republican National Convention, generating boos for Cruz. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ted Cruz's road to ruin in the 2016 GOP presidential race was littered with missteps, including a poorly choreographed self-own and a prime time ambush by then-rival Donald Trump during a key Republican gathering. Cruz relived the jarring experiences as part of Insider's exhaustive oral history of Trump's takeover of the Republ...
Early Voting, Elections, Greg Abbott, Politics, Republican Party, Texas, voting restrictions

GOP Gov. Greg Abbott says drive-thru voting could lead to’coercive’ passengers, defends Texas voting restrictions

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday defended the proposed GOP-led Texas voting restrictions. On "Fox News Sunday," Abbott told Chris Wallace that the legislation would not suppress voters of color. Abbott took aim at drive-thru voting, decrying a possible "coercive effect" from passengers. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Donald Trump, Elections, Midwest, Politics, Rudy Giuliani, Time zone change, Trump campaign, White House, Wisconsin

The Trump team was anxious about a’delay’ with the Wisconsin election results, but they had the time zones wrong: book

Trump waited earnestly for updated results from Wisconsin on election night, per a forthcoming book. White House attendees thought there was a "delay" in the election results from the Midwestern state. The campaign didn't account for the time zone difference, with Wisconsin being an hour behind eastern time. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. In the early hours of November 4, after one of the most tumultuous presidential elections in US history, then-President Donald Trump rattled off the states that were called in his favor, which included the key electoral prizes of Florida, Ohio, and Texas.He was optimistic ...
Conspiracy Theories, Dominion Voting Systems, Donald Trump, Elections, Politics, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Voter Fraud, weekend BI US

‘I didn’t come here to kiss your f—ing ring’: Sidney Powell ripped into Rudy Giuliani after clash over election theories, book says

Sidney Powell clashed early on with Giuliani as part of Trump's campaign legal team, per a new book. "I didn't come here to kiss your f---ing ring," she reportedly told the former New York City mayor. Powell later saw herself cast aside and then brought back into the Trump orbit. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Colorado, Disinformation, Elections, Georgia, jena griswold, Politics, Voting

Colorado’s top elections official calls out lies,’blatant abuse,’ and voter suppression being used by GOP officials’a tool to steal future elections’

For nearly a decade, Colorado has automatically mailed a ballot to every registered voter. Officials boast that the system is a "gold standard" for administering elections. But after 2020, the bipartisan consensus has begun to erode. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump, Elections, Neil Gorsuch, Politics, Supreme Court

‘I saved his life’: Trump criticized Brett Kavanaugh after the Supreme Court threw out an election-fraud lawsuit, book says

Trump slammed Kavanaugh after the Supreme Court dismissed an election-fraud lawsuit last year. "Where would he be without me?" Trump said, per a new book. "I saved his life." Trump's reaction was detailed in a book by journalist Michael Wolff. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump was disappointed in his three Supreme Court justice appointments after the court tossed out an election-fraud lawsuit that he backed last December, according to a new book by journalist Michael Wolff."There were so many others I could have appointed, and everyone wanted me to," Trump said at the time, per Wolff's repor...
Elections, Eric Adams, INSIDER Data, Kathryn Garcia, NYC Mayor, Politics

4 takeaways from New York City’s attempt to use ranked-choice voting to pick its next crop of politicians

This past June, New York City became the largest city to use ranked choice voting. The Board of Elections messed up on messaging and tabulation, but in the end the system worked. While the mayor race was a fiasco, ranked choice was huge for contentious city council races. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ranked-choice voting worked as intended, but its New York City debut didn't go off without a few hitches. Ranked-choice voting is a type of ballot that asks voters to list their choices — In New York's case, five — in their order of preference. When the votes are in, the lowest-ranked candidate has their ballots realloc...
2024, campaign, Congress, Donald Trump, Elections, Liz Cheney, Politics, Presidency, Republicans, Ted Cruz, Texas, White House

Ted Cruz mulls 2024 presidential bid, says his 2016 campaign’was the most fun I’ve ever had in my life’

Sen. Ted Cruz said he's "certainly looking" at a 2024 presidential bid. "I'll tell you, 2016 was the most fun I've ever had in my life," he told Newsmax on Thursday. Cruz lost the 2016 GOP presidential nomination to then-candidate Donald Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said he's thinking about a 2024 bid for the White House in an interview on Thursday evening."Well, sure, I'm certainly looking at it," Cruz said during an appearance on Newsmax."I'll tell you, 2016 was the most fun I've ever had in my life," he continued, reflecting on his last presidential campaign.The Texas senator was ...
Donald Trump, Elections, Investigation, Politics, Rudy Giuliani, Vote, Voter Fraud, Voting

GOP-led Michigan committee found ‘no evidence’ of voter fraud in 2020 election, further discrediting Trump’s false claims

A GOP-led Michigan Senate committee found "no evidence" of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. Trump had attempted to overturn Michigan's election results. The investigation comes as Trump continues to falsely claims the election was stolen from him. See more stories on Insider's business page. An investigation by the Republican-led Michigan Senate Oversight Committee found no proof of widespread voter fraud in the state's 2020 election, rejecting former President Donald Trump's false claims."The Committee embarked upon hours of public testimony, the review of countless documents and presentations on the 2020 election, and caref...
Ebrahim Raisi, Elections, International, Iran

Iran opposition group says US and Western nations must take a different approach to dealing with country after the election of new president Ebrahim Raisi

Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner close to Iran's Supreme Leader, won the country's presidential election. His election was condemned by human rights groups for his involvement in mass executions in 1988. Iran's opposition party said the lack of voter turnout should send a message that Iranians don't approve of this regime. See more stories on Insider's business page. Iran's opposition group abroad said Ebrahim Raisi's election as president should be a turning point for how foreign governments, mainly the US and Europe, deal with the Iranian regime. Raisi, the hardline head of the country's justice department, won Iran's election on Sat...