The event unravelled from there. The next day, files from the Mesa County election system were projected on a big screen. Watkins, who was broadcasting remotely, planned to analyze them in real time, with Frank, who was onstage. But there were technical problems with the live stream, and Watkins could not hear what was happening in the auditorium. Then, suddenly, Watkins interjected that he was being advised by his lawyer to say that the files had been taken from Peters’s office and the “data review” needed to shut down. He also told the crowd that his lawyer urged him to issue the following statement: “I just learned that Conan James Hayes may have taken, without authorization, the actual hard drives from the Mesa County—or the Mesa, Colorado, County Clerk—and he needs to produce those hard drives immediately and return them to the clerk.”
Frank called Peters up to the stage to address this unexpected turn of events. She denied that any hard drives had been taken from her office “unless it happened during the raid.” Frank put his arm around Peters and told her he’d just been informed that they were “not allowed legally” to let her take questions.
The Mesa County files did show that the trusted build erased the software that had been used during the 2020 election. But that is precisely what the update was designed to do. The purpose of a trusted build is to patch the system’s known vulnerabilities and add new functionalities for users. In the process, the prior election software gets overwritten, which is why the clerk is supposed to back up the voting records and the system’s access and activity logs beforehand. (The paper ballots are also saved for more than two years.) Robert Graham, a cybersecurity professional who was at Lindell’s symposium, described the scene in Sioux Falls as “all weird nonsense.” “They’re trying to argue this thing that their listeners or the Republican masses want to believe,” he said, “and so they keep structuring the reality to fit that conspiracy theory.”
That August, both Jena Griswold, Colorado’s Democratic secretary of state, and Dan Rubinstein, the county’s Republican district attorney, announced that they had begun separate investigations into Peters and her deputy, Belinda Knisley. Griswold had much of the Mesa County voting equipment decommissioned; a district-court judge then barred Peters from overseeing Mesa County elections. The state’s ethics commission began receiving complaints alleging that Peters violated Colorado’s sixty-five-dollar gift limit for public officials when she accepted flights and lodging from Lindell, and that she operated a “criminal legal defense fund” to which Lindell once acknowledged contributing as much as eight hundred thousand dollars. (Lindell told me that he’d misspoken and, in fact, had not contributed a single dollar to Peters’s fund. “I thought I had put money,” he said. “But my lawyer and accountant told me, ‘No, Mike, you did not put any money.’”)
On November 16, 2021, F.B.I. agents searched the homes of Peters and Bishop. Bishop told me their digital devices were seized. In a video posted on her social-media channel, Bishop said that the federal agents were looking for evidence of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Three months later, Rubinstein announced that a grand jury had been impanelled to investigate the breach. That same day, Peters declared that she would be running for reëlection as county clerk. A month later, she scrapped that plan and announced on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” broadcast that she would instead be running for secretary of state. In so doing, she became one of at least twenty-two election deniers vying this year to take charge of elections in eighteen states, a move that is widely understood to be a coördinated bid to replace impartial election officials with Trump allies. At a 2021 QAnon-themed conference, Jim Marchant, who is now the Republican candidate for secretary of state in Nevada, said that Lindell and Byrne are part of a coalition behind this effort. (Both Lindell and Byrne denied this, but the America Project, an organization that Byrne co-runs, has donated tens of thousands of dollars to a political-action committee that supports the coalition.)
On March 8th, a few weeks after Peters announced her candidacy for Colorado secretary of state, the grand jury indicted her and Knisley for a mix of felonies and misdemeanors, including identity theft, conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation, and attempts to influence public officials. In the world of election deniers, it was a badge of honor. The next day, Bannon told his audience, “Tina Peters is now a national crusade.” Mike Flynn, Trump’s former national-security adviser, endorsed her candidacy. So far, the investigation into Peters has cost Mesa County more than a million dollars, a figure that does not include costs incurred by the district attorney’s office, local law enforcement, and the offices of Colorado’s attorney general and secretary of state. Though Peters was barred from entering the Clerk and Recorder’s Office, she continued to receive her ninety-three-thousand-dollar salary. She has denied any wrongdoing. (The Department of Justice declined to comment on whether it had opened an investigation into the case, but, so far, Bishop, Hayes, Lindell, Byrne, and Watkins have not faced legal action by the federal government for their involvement in the potential theft and distribution of the Dominion software.)
Peters’s campaign—with Bishop as its registered agent—got ugly, fast. At a rally in Denver that drew a few hundred participants, including Lindell, Peters said, “They are coming after me because I refuse to believe in their false religion of nationalized elections. So, to the left, I’m a heretic. I refuse to participate in the sin of looking the other way now that the forensic evidence has exposed their tainted voting machines.” Lindell, on his online show, displayed the names and phone numbers of the county commissioners and encouraged “everyone in Colorado” to call them. The commissioners then spent months fielding threats and hate mail. Peters accused Attorney General Merrick Garland of gunning for her and said that he promised Rubinstein “the world” in exchange for her head. She called the chair of the Colorado G.O.P. a RINO for asking her to suspend her campaign in light of the indictment. She continually tried to discredit Pam Anderson, her main rival for the G.O.P. nomination, for having served as a board member for the nonpartisan Center for Tech and Civic Life, which funnelled hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to local election offices around the country to facilitate voting during the pandemic. The group had received a considerable donation from Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. “Pam and Jena are the wings of the same bird,” Peters said on a radio show two weeks before the Republican primary election. “We’ve Soros on one side, Zuckerberg on the other side.”
Her most vicious attack, perhaps, was levelled against Gerald Wood, the man whose identity she had allegedly stolen, who had been compelled to appear before the grand jury. Wood testified that he never worked for Mesa County and was not present when his I.D. was being used to procure the files. He later told an interviewer that he thought he’d been “set up from the beginning.” Peters claimed that Wood had perjured himself and said he would “have to deal with that.” Some in Wood’s social circle reportedly started referring to him as “Judas Jerry.” “These are people that call themselves Christians,” Wood’s wife, a pastor, said in a recent interview. “It’s been very devastating in a lot of ways.” (Wood could not be reached for comment.)
On June 28th, when the primary votes were tallied, Peters not only lost the election statewide by more than fourteen points, but she lost it in Mesa County, too. Perhaps not surprisingly, she took a page out of Trump’s playbook by refusing to concede, claiming that the election was fraudulent and demanding a recount. At first, she failed to come up with the more than two hundred thousand dollars it would cost to undertake a recount, and instead tried to enlist individual county clerks to do it. She continued to ask for donations to her recount effort, and received more than half a million dollars, most of it coming on a day when she appeared on Bannon’s show. “It’s not over,” she had told her supporters. But, when a recount was finally conducted, in early August, it confirmed the result: Peters lost to Anderson by nearly ninety thousand votes.
According to Dov H. Levin's 2020 book Meddling in the Ballot Box: The Causes and Effects of Partisan Electoral Interventions, the United States intervened in 81 foreign elections between 1946 and 2000, while the Soviet Union or Russia intervened in 36.
|Preceded by||John Podesta (as Counselor, 2015)|
|Succeeded by||Hope Hicks Johnny DeStefano (as Counselors, 2020)|
Areas considered battlegrounds in the 2020 election were Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine's 2nd congressional district, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska's 2nd congressional district, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin, with Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and ...
Election and inauguration
On November 9, 2016, Republicans Donald Trump of New York and Governor Mike Pence of Indiana won the 2016 election, defeating Democrats former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of New York and Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia.
- 1945–1948: South Korea.
- 1945–1949: China.
- 1947–1949: Greece.
- 1948: Costa Rica.
- 1949–1953: Albania.
- 1949: Syria.
- 1950–1953: Burma and China.
- 1952: Egypt.
A CLASSIC DEFINITION OF POLITICAL. INTERFERENCE (Prewitt, 2010) « Political interference is the attempt to gain partisan or regional advantage by shaping the production of a statistical product against the judgment of a non-partisan and apolitical statistical agent.
|Incumbent Mike Donilon, Anita Dunn, Gene Sperling, Neera Tanden, Mitch Landrieu, Julie Rodriguez, Keisha Lance Bottoms, John Podesta|
|Executive Office of the President|
|Website||The White House|
|Cohen in 2019|
|Born||Michael Dean Cohen August 25, 1966 Lawrence, New York, U.S.|
|Education||American University (BA) Cooley Law School (JD)|
|Political party||Democratic (before 2002, 2004–2017, 2018–present) Republican (2002–2004, 2017–2018)|
|Nominee||Donald Trump||Hillary Clinton|
|Home state||New York||New York|
|Running mate||Mike Pence||Tim Kaine|
Benjamin Harrison - The White House.
Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.
Areas of Democratic strength include the cities of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Flint, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Muskegon, as well as many of those cities' inner ring suburbs.
Pennsylvania has swung from being a Republican-leaning state during much of the 20th century to being a notable battleground state in presidential elections. Pennsylvania backed the Democratic presidential candidate in every election since 1992 up until 2016, when it was won by Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Missouri was historically viewed as a bellwether state, but the consecutive votes against the winning candidate in 2008 and 2012 introduced doubts about its continued status as a bellwether, and an 18.5-point Republican victory in 2016 indicated that it had become a safe red state. Winners of the state are in bold.
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Which region depicts American intervention in foreign affairs because of the good neighborhood policy? ›
Good Neighbor Policy, 1933
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office determined to improve relations with the nations of Central and South America.
In fiscal year 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020), the US government allocated $51.05 billion US dollars in economic and military assistance to foreign countries. Of this total, $39.41 billion dollars was spent on economic assistance, $25.64 billion of which was dispersed by USAID.
Corruption is a form of dishonesty or a criminal offense which is undertaken by a person or an organization which is entrusted in a position of authority, in order to acquire illicit benefits or abuse power for one's personal gain.
Kenya, like any other country of the world is controlled by politics. Kenya's education system is mostly influenced by the political factor. The political factor dictates the type of an education system a particular country can have. It is important in determining administration of education.
Solution. Privatisation is useful to reduce political interference in Industry.
|White House Chief of Staff|
|Incumbent Ron Klain since January 20, 2021|
|Executive Office of the President White House Office|
|Reports to||President of the United States|
|Appointer||President of the United States|
The Constitution explicitly assigns the president the power to sign or veto legislation, command the armed forces, ask for the written opinion of their Cabinet, convene or adjourn Congress, grant reprieves and pardons, and receive ambassadors.
The Office of the President shall have a maximum of 30 senior advisors (currently 28) serving in honorary positions. They shall be appointed by the president to provide opinions and render advice to the president, and their term of office shall not exceed that of the president.
|Emmet Flood Acting||October 18, 2018||Donald Trump|
|Pat Cipollone||December 10, 2018|
|Dana Remus||January 20, 2021||Joe Biden|
|Stuart Delery||July 2022|
He's a self-described “trial lawyer representing clients with charges ranging from minor offenses to multimillion dollar federal conspiracy cases.” Previously, Findling served as president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and currently practices law out of his Atlanta-based boutique, Findling Law ...
Cohn was born in The Bronx in New York City and educated at Columbia University. He rose to prominence as a U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor at the espionage trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, where he successfully prosecuted the Rosenbergs leading to their execution in 1953.
Obama sought re-election for a second term in 2012, running virtually unopposed in the Democratic primaries. His opponent in the general election was former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney. Obama won 332 electoral votes, defeating Romney who gained 206.
The Democratic ticket of Barack Obama, the junior senator from Illinois, and Joe Biden, the senior senator from Delaware, defeated the Republican ticket of John McCain, the senior senator from Arizona, and Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska.
The 2000 United States presidential election was the 54th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, 2000. Republican candidate George W. Bush, the governor of Texas and eldest son of the 41st president, George H. W. Bush, won the election, defeating incumbent Vice President Al Gore.
Days after Trump won the 2016 presidential election, he announced that Priebus would serve as his first Chief of Staff. Priebus held the position until he resigned on July 27 2017. He had the shortest tenure of any non-interim White House Chief of Staff in American history.
|30||Sean Spicer||Donald Trump|
|31||Sarah Huckabee Sanders|
- 6.1 Secretary of State. 6.1.1 Thomas Shannon (acting) ...
- 6.2 Secretary of the Treasury. 6.2.1 Adam Szubin (acting) ...
- 6.3 Secretary of Defense. 6.3.1 Jim Mattis. ...
- 6.4 Attorney General. 6.4.1 Sally Yates (acting) ...
- 6.5 Secretary of the Interior. ...
- 6.6 Secretary of Agriculture. ...
- 6.7 Secretary of Commerce. ...
- 6.8 Secretary of Labor.
Days after Lewandowski left the Trump campaign, he was hired by the cable news network CNN as a political commentator.
Biden's Chief of Staff Ron Klain makes $180,000 per annum, while Mick Mulvaney, former chief of staff to Trump, made $203,500.
|Date of pardon||Name||Sentencing date|
|July 29, 2019||Rodney Masaru Takumi||February 9, 1987|
|July 29, 2019||Michael Anthony Tedesco||December 7, 1990|
|July 29, 2019||Chalmer Lee Williams||May 25, 1995|
|October 10, 2019||Zay Jeffries||November 12, 1948|
The role of the first lady has evolved over the centuries. She is, first and foremost, the hostess of the White House. She organizes and attends official ceremonies and functions of state either along with, or in place of, the president.
Since leaving the White House, Spicer has published the memoir The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President, appeared as a contestant on season 28 of Dancing with the Stars, and started hosting a political talk show on Newsmax TV.
Sanders previously worked on the election campaigns of her father, Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, and later served as a senior advisor on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Sanders is the Republican nominee in the 2022 Arkansas gubernatorial election.
A bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations or a closely related field preferred, but not required, including strong academic credentials; and at least two years of congressional experience. Alternatively, a minimum two of years of related experience or training is required.
The Cabinet is an advisory body made up of the heads of the 15 executive departments. Appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, the members of the Cabinet are often the President's closest confidants.
Twenty-Fifth Amendment, Section 1: In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
To date, Ronald Reagan has appointed the largest number of federal judges, with 383, followed closely by Bill Clinton with 378. William Henry Harrison, who died 31 days after his inauguration, is the only president to have appointed no federal judges.
After 384 games and 312 goals for Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, 10 league titles and one Champions League title, Lewandowski now moves on from the Bundesliga to seek a new challenge at Barcelona, where he will surely continue to demonstrate his enduring class.
He makes $18 million a year while playing as a striker for FC Bayern München, earning $343,000 weekly. The last day of his current contract is June 30, 2023. At Bayern Munich, the forward receives a gross salary of about $23 million annually.
Lewandowski is only the latest star to join Barcelona this summer, joining Raphinha, who came over in a transfer from Leeds United. The Blaugrana also signed Ousmane Dembele to an extension through 2024. Barcelona finished the 2021-22 season second in La Liga behind Real Madrid.