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  • Trump's Last Resort: Right-Wing Media Lies About Voter Fraud

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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s baseless claim that the presidential election will be “rigged” because of widespread voter fraud is based on a series of myths that the right-wing media has pushed for years -- including the arguments that strict voter ID laws are needed to prevent voter fraud, that dead people are voting, and that there is widespread noncitizen voting.

  • The Guide To Donald Trump's War On The Press (So Far)


    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has an extensive history of attacking the media, and his campaign and supporters have joined in the fight throughout the election. The nominee, his surrogates, and his supporters have called media outlets and reporters across the spectrum “dishonest,” “neurotic,” “dumb,” and a “waste of time,” and until recently, the campaign had a media blacklist of outlets that weren’t allowed into campaign events.

  • Kellyanne Conway’s History Of Pushing A Right-Wing Media, Anti-Choice Lie About Abortion

    To Limit Abortion Access, Trump's Campaign Manager Has Long Promoted The Dangerous Lie That Democrats Support "Sex-Selective" Abortion

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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, has a long history of alleging that the Democratic Party supports allowing so-called “sex-selective” abortions because it devalues "little baby girls." During the 2016 election cycle, Conway has frequently promoted this misleading and unsubstantiated right-wing media myth, which perpetuates harmful racial and ethnic stereotypes and is a cover for greater abortion restrictions.  

  • CNN Reports Hillary Clinton Mentioned More At Republican National Convention Than Donald Trump

    Pamela Brown: Hillary Clinton Is “The Unifying Force In A Party So Very Much Divided Over Donald Trump”

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    Tuesday Night's RNC Speeches

    CNN correspondent Pamela Brown reported that speakers at the Republican National Convention have mentioned Hillary Clinton more times than they have referenced Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

    Brown reported that during the first two days of the convention “Donald Trump’s name was mentioned 61 times, versus 79 times for Hillary Clinton.” Brown echoed sentiments highlighted by media outlets pointing out that Clinton is “the unifying force in a party so very much divided over Donald Trump”:

    ERIN BURNETT (HOST): One thing that has stood out in the speeches that we have seen so far here in Cleveland is that Donald Trump has not gotten as many mentions as Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton, in fact, has been bashed by speaker, after speaker, her name mentioned much more often than that of Donald Trump.


    So, what will happen tonight? Will we hear a lot of pro-Donald Trump, or more anger against Hillary Clinton? Pamela Brown is on the floor here out front, as this convention comes to order. Pamela, that's the big question tonight.

    PAMELA BROWN: Well, you can expect it, Erin. In years past, we know that the opponent usually is hammered away one night, but it seems though Hillary Clinton is the target every night here at the Republican Convention. She's really the unifying force, in a party so very much divided over Donald Trump.

    We know that Governor Mike Pence is expected to come out and call her "Secretary of Status Quo," you can expect Ted Cruz, who has not formally endorsed Donald Trump yet, to also hit on Hillary Clinton.

    In fact, we counted just the past couple of nights, Donald Trump's name was mentioned 61 times, versus 79 times for Hillary Clinton. And you heard the crowd here last night really got galvanized whenever her name was mentioned, and they kept chanting "Lock her up, lock her up."

    Now Hillary Clinton, for her part, says some of these people coming out against her such as Rudy Giuliani have praised her in the past, and they're only saying these things because we're right in the middle of an election year.

  • CNN’s Corey Lewandowski Struggles To Defend Trump From Newest Financial Report Irregularities

    Former Trump Campaign Manager And Newest CNN Contributor Blames Paul Manafort For Mysterious Payment To Company

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    In his first interview as a CNN contributor, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski attempted to defend Donald Trump against allegations of wrongdoing after the Washington Post reported that the campaign paid over $700,000 to a company called Left Hand Enterprises LLC.

    The Washington Post reported on June 23 that a company called Left Hand Enterprises LLC, which was to print and send direct mail advertisements, “received two big payments” totaling “$730,637 over five days.” The first payment was made to the company just three days after it was formed, raising questions about what the company actually did for the campaign:

    On April 25, a new company called Left Hand Enterprises LLC was formed in Delaware, listing its address at an incorporation service provider in Wilmington.

    A few days later, the firm received two big payments totaling $503,133 from Donald Trump's presidential campaign to print and send a major shipment of direct mail. The campaign cut another $227,504 check to Left Hand Enterprises on May 2, new campaign finance filings show.

    The rapid series of payments — $730,637 over five days — made Left Hand the 10th biggest vendor to the Trump campaign for the entire election cycle. But why it was hired, and what work it provided, remains a mystery even to some top Trump aides.


    The first two payments to Left Hand were made on April 28 and April 29 — just days before the crucial May 3 Indiana primary, where Sen. Ted Cruz made his last unsuccessful stand against Trump. Since direct mail firms usually require payment before sending out a shipment, Left Hand would have had very little time to get leaflets to mailboxes in Indiana before voters went to the polls, according to people who work in the industry.

    Lewandowski told CNN’s Erin Burnett that he was not responsible for the payments to Left Hand, but defended Trump claiming that “if there is anything that has not been appropriate, Mr. Trump will find it and fix it.” Burnett challenged Lewandowski asking whether it was he or Paul Manafort who managed the Left Hand payment. Lewandowski blamed Manafort:

    Lewandowski’s defense of his former boss came during the same interview in which he declined to say whether or not he had signed a document that would forbid him from criticizing Trump. Since CNN announced the hiring of Lewandowski as a contributor, the network has received heavy criticism from media figures, including “grumbling” from CNN staffers.