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Government | Corruption & Secrecy | Texas

Crenshaw, Texas Republicans Use Russian Stock Footage in Campaign Ad

By Chai Karve on October 21, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, a political advertisement featuring several Texas Republican congressional candidates used stock footage of a Russian warship and an Israeli military helicopter to promote their campaigns.


Report: After COVID Contraction, Trump Continues to Hold Maskless Fundraisers

By Chai Karve on October 20, 2020.

As COVID-19 continues its rampant spread in the United States, taking hundreds of thousands of lives in its wake, the President and his family continue to hold fundraisers where masks are optional, and apparently, discouraged, according to firsthand social media posts reviewed by American Ledger. 

Accountability | Alabama

Multi-Millionaire Tommy Tuberville Had Public Universities Pay Lavish Country Club Fees

By Chai Karve on October 20, 2020.

On multiple occasions, Alabama GOP Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville had two publicly-funded universities pay thousands of dollars in membership fees for elite private golf and country clubs, despite the fact that he was already an established multi-millionaire. 

Accountability | Maine

Collins, Husband Made Millions From Government Contracts Intended for Struggling Businesses

By Chai Karve on October 19, 2020.

According to new documents obtained by American Ledger, GOP Senator Susan Collins’ husband Thomas Daffron served as an executive at a multi-million dollar lobbying and consulting company that pitched itself as a small, economically disadvantaged business in order to obtain work government contracts. This new reporting falls in line with previous reports of Collins’ attempts to leverage her power as a Senator to boost her net worth via her husband's business. 

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.


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...

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