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Sanders Warns of Trump Effort to ‘Destroy the Post Office to Sabotage This Election’

“We will not let Trump destroy the Post Office to sabotage this election. This is a democracy, not a dictatorship.” So declared Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Twitter Saturday as he released a video documenting the president’s own statements and recent changes imposed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to make the case that President Donald …

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New Report Accuses Trump of ‘Intentional Disregard’ and Attack on Democracy Throughout Failed Covid-19 Response

A new report published Wednesday details months of wilful failures to confront the coronavirus pandemic by the White House and paints President Donald Trump’s authoritarian tactics during that national crisis as an overt assault on the nation’s democratic institutions ahead of elections in November. The report by Common Cause—titled “Intentional Disregard: Trump’s Authoritarianism During the Covid-19 Pandemic,” (pdf)—highlights Trump’s coronavirus response as part of …

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Civil Rights Groups Vow to Fight Back as GOP Builds Massive Voter Suppression Machine for 2020 Election

Civil rights groups are vowing to fight back against what they are calling a nationwide voter intimidation and suppression campaign by the national Republican Party and President Donald Trump that could have a “chilling effect” on voting rights and November turnout. The New York Times reported Monday that the Republican National Committee, President Donald Trump’s …

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Rights Groups Work to Stop ‘Unnecessary and Potentially Disenfranchising Purges’ of Voter Rolls in Pennsylvania

American civil rights groups on Monday moved to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the right-wing activist group Judicial Watch that critics warn could result in “the unnecessary and potentially disenfranchising purges” of voter rolls in three Pennsylvania counties ahead of the November elections. In the April 28 suit, Judicial Watch v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (pdf), …

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‘A Cancer on Justice in This Nation’: Fresh Demand for Barr’s Resignation—or Impeachment—After Flynn Charges Dropped

Fresh demands for the resignation or impeachment of U.S. Attorney General William Barr have started stacking up since the Department of Justice on Thursday dropped its case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, which critics have condemned as a decision designed to politically benefit President Donald Trump. “We are a nation of laws yet …

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