November 4th Trump Litigation Update

The Trump Campaign has announced has announced litigation in Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. They will also be pursuing a recount in Wisconsin.

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2020 Election Day Highlights

Election Day is here! Below are some highlights from the day before the polls closed.

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Litigation Continues With No Signs of Stopping as Election Day Looms

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent changes in state election laws, the 2020 election cycle has been highly litigious, to say the least. Over 325 lawsuits have been filed since the primary election season alone. As the Heritage Foundation's Hans von Spakovsky told the Daily Caller: "Almost all of them have been filed by the progressive left and their allies in the Democratic Party."

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The Myth of Good Ol' Joe Biden

Democrats shouldn't blame Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for “ruining” the Supreme Court nomination and confirmation process by not waiting until after the election. The truth is, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden broke the process long ago. . .

Biden is responsible for the single worst political trend in the last 35 years: the politicization of Supreme Court nominations.

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Kavanaugh Concurrence in WI Case Receives "Sloppy" Criticism from the Left

The left is attacking Justice Kavanaugh's concurrence in a Supreme Court decision earlier this week that declined to reinstate a Wisconsin absentee ballot return extension put in place by a lower court under the guise of the COVID-19 pandemic. Critics are calling the opinion "sloppy," but as the Ethics and Public Policy Center's Ed Whelan explains, their attacks are "sloppy" at best.

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Big Tech Censorship Highlighted by Republican Senators at Commerce Hearing

This morning, the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The Republican senators in the hearing highlighted the big technology companies' censorship of conservative speech, particularly the recent actions of Twitter and Facebook to suppress the story regarding Hunter Biden's international exploits. All three will return (virtually) to the Senate on November 17 for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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SCOTUS Rejects VBM Extension in WI

In a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to reinstate the Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline extension ordered by a lower court earlier this year and kept the deadline established by Wisconsin law in place. As a result, absentee ballots must be received by election day to be counted. This is another victory for the integrity of November's election.

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Barrett Confirmed as U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed 52-48 by the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death earlier this year. Barrett is the 3rd Supreme Court Justice to be nominated and confirmed since President Trump took office in 2017. Despite the fact that it was a foregone conclusion that Barrett would be confirmed, Democratic Senators spent the weekend doing whatever they could to delay the final vote. 

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RNLA Members and Friends Submit Letter in Support of ACB Confirmation

Over 300 RNLA leaders, members, and friends have submitted a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in support of the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Barrett's nomination has been voted out of the Judiciary Committee and is awaiting confirmation by the full Senate.

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Judge Barrett Reported Favorably by Senate Judiciary

On Thursday, Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court was reported favorably by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her nomination will be debated by the full Senate as early as Friday. The Committee also reported several other federal judicial nominations favorably and voted to approve subpoenas for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the committee regarding their content moderation policies.

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