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Corruption & Secrecy | North Carolina

Co-Host of Dan Forest Fundraiser Committed Misdemeanor Vote Buying

By Chai Karve on September 17, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, a fundraiser for North Carolina GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of vote buying after an FBI investigation in 1986. Forest has baselessly claimed there is widespread Democratic voter fraud, but will soon attend a fundraiser co-hosted by a Republican vote buyer.

Accountability

Parson Aided Future Donor By Gutting Voter-Approved Initiative As A State Senator

By Chai Karve on September 15, 2020.

During his time as a state legislator, Republican Governor Mike Parson worked to gut puppy mill regulations, nullifying a ballot initiative passed by Missouri voters to benefit an out-of-state oil executive that later became a major donor to Parson’s campaign. Now, after Missourians voted to pass Medicaid expansion in August 2020, Parson’s willingness to gut voter-approved initiatives is coming under new scrutiny as the Governor of Missouri in 2021 will be tasked with expanding health care as mandated by the voters.

Corruption & Secrecy

RNC Featured Russian Stock Footage to Promote Trump’s Domestic Policies, Agenda

By Chai Karve on September 6, 2020.

During the 2020 Republican National Convention, the Republican Party aired a series of pre-recorded videos that included stock footage shot in Russia, Ukraine, and other countries to promote their chosen candidate for President of the United States, Donald Trump.

On August 27th, the final night of the convention, the RNC...

Accountability | Arizona

Arizona GOP Lawmakers and Candidate Backed Bannon’s Fraudulent We Build the Wall Organization

By Chai Karve on August 25, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, several Republican Arizona lawmakers in the state House and a prominent state Senate candidate used their political offices and platforms to support Steve Bannon’s We Build the Wall, a group now facing blistering allegations of extensive fraudulent activity.

Corruption & Secrecy | Texas

Texas GOP Lawmaker Matt Shaheen Hid Affiliation with Anti-Choice Non-Profit that Misled Women

By Chai Karve on August 24, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, GOP Texas State Representative Matt Shaheen (HD-66) serves on the board of Prestonwood Pregnancy Center, an extreme anti-choice organization that owns and operates crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) -- facilities explicitly designed to lure or confuse people who may be seeking an abortion or other critical reproductive health care. Rep. Shaheen potentially committed a misdemeanor by not disclosing his board position. 

Accountability

Trump Admin Handed Out $1.8 Billion in PPE Contracts to Unqualified, Untested Companies

By Chai Karve on August 13, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, the Trump Administration has handed out nearly two billion dollars in federal contracts to untested, unproven, unqualified, and even bizarre firms for the production of essential supplies in the midst of the lethal COVID-19 pandemic.

Several of the businesses receiving these valuable...

Accountability | Michigan

GOP Millionaire John James Says Washington Doesn’t Need More Millionaire Politicians

By Chai Karve on August 5, 2020.

Michigan GOP Senate candidate John James has frequently spouted the campaign tagline “we don’t need more millionaires in Washington.” But according to a review by American Ledger, James is a millionaire who inherited his wealth from his father’s company and trust fund, suggesting the talking point he frequently uses on the campaign trail is far from genuine. 

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