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Grand jury heard audio of another Trump call seeking to overturn election

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2023

An Atlanta-area special grand jury that investigated efforts by President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia heard audio of another phone call in which Trump pressed a top state official to help overturn Joe Biden's victory in the state, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

How Pence eventually came to blame Trump for Jan. 6 Capitol attack

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2023

As the U.S. Capitol came under attack on Jan. 6, 2021, then-Vice President Mike Pence and his family hid from rioters who wanted to hurt him for refusing to overturn the 2020 election results. In the months that followed, Pence defended his decision and denounced the violence - but he rarely mentioned Donald Trump in doing so.

Trump attorneys: Special grand jury probe ‘a clown show’

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2023

The Georgia-based legal team representing Donald Trump accused Fulton County prosecutors of running a “clown-like” investigation into whether the former president and his allies criminally interfered in the state’s 2020 elections.

Fox News feared losing viewers by airing truth about election, documents show

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2023

In the weeks after the 2020 election, Fox News faced an existential crisis. The top-rated cable news network had alienated its Donald Trump-loving viewers with an accurate election night prediction for Joe Biden and was facing a terrifying ratings slide, not to mention the ire of a once-loyal president.

Special counsel for Trump inquiries steps up the pace

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2023

Justice Department investigators have been directing questions at witnesses as the special counsel, Jack Smith, takes control of the federal investigations into Trump’s efforts to reverse his 2020 election loss and his handling of classified documents found in his possession after he left office.

Brazil prosecutors ask top court to probe Bolsonaro role in unrest

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2023

Federal prosecutors in Brazil on Friday asked the country's supreme court to investigate former president Jair Bolsonaro as part of its probe into the "instigators and intellectual authors" behind the assault by thousands of his supporters Sunday on the congress, presidential palace and supreme court.

Biden vs. Trump? In 2022, there was a clear winner and a clearer loser

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 17, 2022

President Biden and former president Donald Trump are on a path that could lead to a rematch in 2024 of their 2020 election contest. In 2022, however, the competition between the two politicians was anything but close. It was Biden over Trump decisively.

McConnell: Trump’s candidates fumbled 2022 away for GOP in Senate

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 14, 2022

 Mitch McConnell said former President Donald Trump’s overwhelming influence in Republican Senate primaries led to hobbled candidates in 2022 who lost winnable general election races, leaving Democrats in control of the upper chamber for at least another two years.

Record 301K early votes cast in one day in Georgia runoff for US Senate

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 29, 2022

 Georgia voters set a single-day early turnout record Monday as 301,500 people stormed to the polls on the first day they were open in most counties ahead of the U.S. Senate runoff. Turnout was even higher in the runoff Monday than it was during presidential elections, surpassing the previous high of 253,000 early voters on the Friday before Election Day in 2016.  

Rep. Mary Peltola wins Alaska’s US House race

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 24, 2022

Mary Peltola, a Democrat and the first Alaska Native elected to Congress, on Wednesday won reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. She will now serve a full two-year term after she prevailed in an August special election to serve out the final months of the late Rep. Don Young’s term.