Top Blog Posts of 2022 Part 2: The Unhinged Left
RNLA's blog covered a wide variety of topics in 2022, and we wanted to highlight some of the top posts here. Part One focused on RNLA's top blogs on judicial issues. Part Two focuses on how unhinged the far Left has become. RNLA covered everything from cancel culture, election results denialism, and more. We hope you enjoy this recap of some of RNLA's top blog posts of 2022!Read more
Democrats Lose Again at SCOTUS, Downplay Loss
Straight from the Democrat playbook: if you can’t beat ‘em, just ignore the fact that you lost.
Today, the Supreme Court vacated the Third Circuit’s horrible ruling in Ritter v. Migliori and along with it took the air out of the sails of Democrats who continue to cry wolf over commonsense election procedures. But after the loss, of course, Democrat consigliere Marc Elias and other Democrats attempted to soften the blow.Read more
Republicans Fight for Transparent Elections
While Democrats do just about all they can to undermine election integrity and weaken important election procedures by filing innumerable frivolous lawsuits, Republicans are fighting back to uphold the rule of law and promote transparency in elections.
On Tuesday, September 20, the Republican National Committee announced that it filed a lawsuit in Clark County, Nevada to compel election officials to respond to public records requests seeking public information regarding the partisan breakdown and political affiliation of poll workers.Read more
The Parties' Contrasting Approaches to Democracy
In a statement that would make the founding fathers cringe, Democrat Party consigliere Marc Elias said: “It’s time to admit that Democracy is a partisan issue.”
For a great example of how radical Democrats in leadership have become (especially in the House), look no further than their proposed Electoral Count Act (ECA) reform, which fully endorses Marc Elias' position. In contrast, Senate Republicans have worked to achieve a truly bipartisan and clear-cut approach to ECA reform.Read more
Elias and Progressives Oppose Bipartisan Election Reform
Whether you oppose, support, or are neutral on Electoral Count Act reform, today's Senate Rules Committee hearing showed why progressive Democrats are the extremists on any election law reform. The Electoral Count Act (ECA) is a relatively obscure 135-year-old law that was passed to fix the day for the meeting of the electors for President and Vice President, and to provide for and regulate the counting of the votes for President and Vice President, and the decision of questions arising thereon. While the reform effort is a technical bill that reasonable people can respectfully support, disagree with, or further discuss, it does have bipartisan support. Yet any ultimate reform efforts may be doomed by progressives who only look for partisan advantage in elections.Read more
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: This Week in Election Law
The past week has been a good week for both Republicans and open, fair, and honest elections. It has also been a downright bad and ugly week for the Democrat Party’s consigliere, Marc Elias.
First, the good: Yesterday, a New York Supreme Court Judge ruled that (like virtually everywhere else in the world) you have to be a citizen to vote in New York City:
Staten Island Supreme Court Justice Ralph Porzio also issued a permanent injunction that bars the city Board of Elections from letting around 800,000 non-citizen residents register to vote.
In a 13-page ruling, Porzio said city officials can’t “obviate” restrictions in the state constitution, which “expressly states that only citizens meeting the age and residency requirements are entitled to register and vote in elections.”
“There is no statutory ability for the City of New York to issue inconsistent laws permitting non-citizens to vote and exceed the authority granted to it by the New York State Constitution,” he wrote.Read more
The Many Problems of "Dark Money" Marc Elias
Leftist "dark money" lawyer Marc Elias' problems are piling up. As The Washington Free Beacon reported, a federal judge reprimanded Elias last week for bringing a frivolous suit defending New York's redistricting maps:
It's not every day that a federal judge calls a lawsuit from one of the country's top lawyers a nasty and partisan "Hail Mary pass" intended to undermine free and fair elections. But that's what happened on Wednesday when U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, a Clinton appointee, tossed out a lawsuit brought by Democratic superlawyer Marc Elias.Read more
ICYMI: FEC Fines Shine Spotlight on More Problems with Marc Elias
Last week, the Federal Election Commission fined the 2016 Clinton Campaign and the Democrat National Committee for inaccurate disclosures relating to the Steele Dossier. The New York Post reported:
The Federal Election Commission has fined both Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee for lying about how they spent money used to fund the now-debunked Steele dossier on former President Donald Trump.Read more
FEC Nails DNC and Hillary for Russian Dossier Hoax
The debunked and false Steele Dossier that Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, Marc Elias, paid for has resulted in a stunning rebuke from the bipartisan Federal Election Commission:
The Federal Election Commission has fined the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for lying about the funding of the infamous, and discredited, Russian “dossier” used in a smear attempt against Donald Trump weeks before he shocked the world with his 2016 presidential victory.
The election agency said that Clinton and the DNC violated strict rules on describing expenditures of payments funneled to the opposition research firm Fusion GPS through their law firm.Read more
Leftist Group Targets Republican Election Lawyers
On Monday, Axios reported that a leftist dark money group is looking to target Republican lawyers that were involved in litigation surrounding the 2020 election:
A dark money group with ties to Democratic Party heavyweights will spend millions this year to expose and try to disbar more than 100 lawyers who worked on Donald Trump’s post-election lawsuits, people involved with the effort tell Axios. . .Read more