Trump’s Own Researchers Found Only Tiny Fraction Of ‘Dead’ Votes

Donald Trump has alleged that "thousands" of votes cast in the 2020 election were done in the names of dead voters. Turns out just a tiny percentage of that occurred.
Donald Trump (screen capture)

For years now, Donald Trump has alleged that “thousands” of votes cast in the 2020 election were fraudulent ballots cast in the name of dead people.

For instance, in a phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on January 2, 2021, Trump claimed “close to 5,000 people” had voted in dead people’s names.

But it turns out researchers paid by the Donald found only a tiny fraction of that. Continue reading “Trump’s Own Researchers Found Only Tiny Fraction Of ‘Dead’ Votes”

Critics On Whitney Houston Biopic + More News

Naomie Ackie as Whitney Houston (promo photo)

Some news items you might have missed:

Out: The new Whitney Houston biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, is apparently getting not-so-great reviews from critics who have seen it. Some say the script “whizzes” past important plot points of the diva’s life (including her sexuality). In theaters December 21. Continue reading “Critics On Whitney Houston Biopic + More News”

News Round-Up: July 16, 2021

Voters stand in line waiting to vote
Voters stand in line waiting to vote
Investigation by AP found few potential cases of voting irregularities in Arizona

Some news items you might have missed:

LGBTQ Nation: It seems Caitlyn Jenner is filming her ‘campaign’ for governor of California – any guesses why the reality TV celeb might be doing that?

OUT: Two gay men vacationing on the French island of Corsica were brutally attacked by group of up to 20 men while a large crowd gathered and watched but did nothing to stop the brutal assault.

It Gets Better: Regular readers of TRR know I’m not only a huge supporter of the Olympic Games but especially the Paralympic Games. Check out the journey of out lesbian Courtney journey who will be competing in wheelchair basketball for Team USA at this year’s Games.

Instinct Magazine: Michael Henderson, the popular head coach of Murrieta Valley High School’s cheer and student program in southern California, was abruptly fired from his job last month. Henderson says he was fired for being gay and has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit alleging that the process leading to his dismissal was “flawed.”

Kenneth-in-the-212: Check out Kenneth’s round-up of the what’s what in LGBTQ publications including out swimmer Michael Gunning covering the latest from Attitude Magazine.

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4WWL: Alan Scott Lanoix tested positive for COVID-19 and spent 17 days in the hospital with several on a ventilator. His wife and 3 sons all tested positive too. Lanoix died June 9 at 54 years old. According to his sister, “He thought the vaccine was poison.”

AP: Investigation by the Associated Press finds fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud identified by Arizona’s local election officials out of 3.4 million ballots cast in last year’s presidential election.

Voter Fraud: Ohio Man Admits To Forging Dead Father’s Signature On Ballot

After Tuesday night's elections, Americans have elected more than 1,000 LGBTQ candidates to serve across the country in various state and local offices.

Another case of voter fraud has been discovered in Ohio where a Republican man admitted to signing and submitting his dead father's ballot.

More voter fraud found in Ohio. Oh, and yes, it’s another Republican caught cheating.

From NBC News:

Edward Snodgrass, who is a Porter Township trustee, has admitted to forging his dead father’s signature on an absentee ballot and then voting again as himself, court records and other sources revealed.

Snodgrass was busted after a Delaware County election worker questioned the signature on his father’s ballot. A subsequent investigation revealed the ballot had been mailed to H. Edward Snodgrass on Oct. 6 — a day after the 78-year-old retired businessman died.

In an interview with NBC News, Snodgrass said he made “an honest error” while struggling to take care of his dying father, who had advanced Parkinson’s disease. He said he had power of attorney for several years and because his dad had broken his right arm he’d already been “signing for him.” He said his dad had requested the absentee ballot.

Snodgrass told NBC News he had been “sleep-deprived” and not thinking clearly.

The 57-year-old has apparently agreed to plea guilty to a reduced charge of falsification which comes with a $500 fine and three days in jail.

Had he fought the charges of illegal voting, a fourth-degree felony, he could have faced a prison sentence of six or more months along with a $5,000 fine.

Even though Donald Trump continues to rant and rage about “widespread voter fraud,” the fact is it didn’t happen.

In May the Washington Post did a deep dive into local news reports across the country and found “only 16 incidents in which someone has faced criminal charges stemming from their attempt to vote illegally.”

I’ve previously reported on another Republican Trump supporter in Colorado who faked his missing wife’s signature and mailed her ballot in for Trump.

2020 Voter Fraud Found In Colorado

Barry Morphew cast a ballot in the 2020 election for his missing wife
Barry Morphew reportedly admitted to committing 2020 voter fraud
Barry Morphew (mugshot)

Another example of that 2020 voter fraud Donald Trump keeps talking about was apparently found in Colorado.

From the Fox News affiliate KDVR in Denver:

Prosecutors have filed new charges against Barry Morphew, alleging the man accused of murdering his missing wife submitted a presidential ballot in her name. Morphew was recently arrested on charges of murdering his wife, Suzanne, after she disappeared a year ago. She still has yet to be found.

Court documents show he now faces one felony count for allegedly forging public documents and a misdemeanor mail in ballot offense. Bond has been set at $1,000 but he’s being held without bail on the murder charges.

According to the arrest affidavit, investigators responded to the Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder’s Office after the clerk made a report of alleged voter fraud in October of 2020. The clerk told investigators that they’d received a presidential ballot from Suzanne even though she was missing.

Morphew signed the ballot as the witness but didn’t include a signature for his missing wife.

When asked why he submitted the fraudulent ballot, Morphew told investigators, “Just because I wanted Trump to win.”

News Round-Up: January 29, 2021

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Some news items you might have missed:

InstaHunks: Woofy Eles Quintero (above) snaps this relaxed selfie as we slide into the weekend. Follow him on Instagram here.

The Advocate: Sixty corporations, including Papa John’s and Chipotle, improved their LGBTQ policies in 2020 to a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s latest Corporate Equality Index.

Edge Media: An 8 year-old girl in Oklahoma was expelled from her Christian school for telling another girl she had a crush on her.

NowThis News: In his first major outing since his inauguration, President Joe Biden visited wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

My Central Jersey: Frederick Gattuso, 43, was arrested and charged with one count of third-degree fraudulent voting. Gattuso, a Republican, was charged after an investigation by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined Gattuso allegedly voted twice in the 2020 election.

ABC News: More voter fraud – this time in Pennsylvania, and yes, he was a Republican. A criminal complaint alleges a South Park man submitted a mail-in ballot for November’s election in the name of his wife who had died seven years earlier.

Twitter: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) calling the Parkland shooting a ‘false flag’ event: “Anyone suggesting it was fake is either deranged or a sadist.”

Rep. Cawthorn Had Nothing When Asked For ‘Concrete Evidence’ Of Voter Fraud

CNN anchor Pamela Brown and Rep. Madison Cawthorn
CNN anchor Pamela Brown and Rep. Madison Cawthorn
CNN anchor Pamela Brown and Rep. Madison Cawthorn (screen capture)

Hours after riling up Trump supporters at the now-infamous January 6 rally that led to the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) joined fellow House Republicans in contesting election results during the certification of the Electoral College.

Cawthorn was a bit flummoxed during an appearance on CNN last night when he tried to explain his rationale for questioning the results.

“The things that I was not objecting to the election on behalf of was things like Dominion voting machines changing ballots, or these U-Haul trucks pulling up filled with ballots for Joe Biden as president,” said Cawthorn. “The thing I was objecting for is things like, like I said in the state of Wisconsin, particularly in the town of Madison … there was an appointed official in that town who actually went against the will of the state legislature and created ballot drop boxes, which is basically ballot harvesting that was happening in the parks.”

CNN anchor Pamela Brown pointed out that the Wisconsin issue Cawthorn brought up had been litigated in court and rejected by Trump-appointed judges. And that’s where Cawthorn found himself tossing word salads right and left.

“Indeed, I believe specifically, and this is the one that I debated on behalf of on the House floor, in Wisconsin that was never heard because they dismissed it because of standing,” he added. “Now I don’t believe that is a concrete enough of a way to dismiss it.”

Well, you have to have standing in order to bring a legal argument to court. That’s pretty much established…

Brown followed up asking Cawthorn for examples of ‘concrete evidence’ he’d seen of voter fraud. The 25-year-old found himself unable to cite any evidence that led him to believe there was widespread fraud.

“Like I said, that’s not the reason I contested the election,” he told Brown.

“So you wanted to throw out millions of votes without actually seeing any concrete evidence of fraud?” Brown asked. “Cause that’s what you were doing when you were contesting the election.”

Pause, pause, pause…

“I disagree with you on that point,” and again asserted his only goal had been to “hold up the Constitution.”

Brown then shifted to Cawthorn’s own state of North Carolina which had also amended election laws due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But for some reason he appeared to be unaware that his own state legislators had done the same thing Wisconsin elected official had done.

“I’m actually not aware of the laws that were changed inside of North Carolina,” Cawthorn replied. “I believe we had a very safe and very secure election here.”

In Texas we have a saying, “All hat, no cattle.”

You can watch the full exchange above or a few clips below.

News Round-Up: December 22, 2020

Dan Levy accepting his trophy at the 2020 Emmy Awards (screen capture)

Some news items you might have missed:

Instinct Magazine: Emmy Award-winner Dan Levy (above) is working on a number of new projects including a new romantic comedy that he may star in.

WeHoVille: West Hollywood’s City Council unanimously approved creating a crosswalk painted in the colors of the transgender flag on Monday night and also updating the rainbow crosswalks to add the colors brown and black to symbolize greater inclusivity.

Out Music: Out Norwegian musician Marie Ulven (aka girl in red) drops this lovely melancholy pop bop, “two queens in a king-sized bed.” Since being discovered on Soundcloud five years ago, Ulven has impressed music fans with her ethereal sound as well as her choosing to lean into her queerness.

CNN: Donald Trump has begun issuing presidential pardons and among the recipients are former Reps. Chris Collins and Duncan Hunter. Both are Republicans, and both were the first in Congress to endorse Trump for president.

Philly Inquirer: Looks like we found that ‘voter fraud’ folks have been talking about. A man in Delaware county registered his dead mother and mother-in-law to vote using their IDs, and he then cast a mail-in ballot…..for Donald Trump. The 70-year-old admitted to casting the illegal ballot to “further the campaign of Donald Trump.”

The Herald: A wedding venue in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, – the Warehouse on Ivy – denied a same-sex couple the opportunity to hold their wedding there citing its ‘Christian values.’ North Carolina is one of 27 states with no statewide laws offering protection from discrimination against the LGBTQ community.