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Breaking: ‘They Cheated’: #NeverTrump Movement Fails to Toss Out Rules After RNC Ignores Demands

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Entire Colorado, Iowa Delegations Walk Out of Convention 

A large number of Republican delegates minutes ago tried to force the RNC to toss out the accepted rules in order to unbind delegates and allow them to vote their conscience – and, in effect, to not vote for Donald Trump.

In what has to be the most cowardly act of his tenure, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was not even on stage, much less in charge of the vote, allowing someone else to take the fall for what he knew would be a disaster. 

Former GOP Senator Ward Humphrey on MSNBC just called those in charge of whipping the vote, “Brownshirts.” 

This is not a meeting of the Republican National Committee, this is a meeting of Brownshirts. They may not be fascists but they are acting like fascists.”

Those who demanded a roll call vote over the rules insist they submitted enough signatures to warrant a roll call vote, but were not even recognized.

GOP Sen. Mike Lee just told MSNBC he’s never seen anything like this, and blasted RNC Chair Reince Priebus for walking off the stage and not taking charge.

And former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on-air live on MSNBC accused the RNC of cheating. “They cheated,” he clearly said. 

UPDATE I 4:49 PM EDT –

More video:

UPDATE II: 4:54 PM EDT – 
Veteran journalist Dan Rather explains what happened and its ramifications:

“Breaking from the convention floor right now. I’m witnessing something rather unusual. Iowa and Colorado delegates have staged a walk out after losing an anti-trump vote. This is a “wow”, not totally unprecedented, but unusual and not a good start for “Trump’s convention.” Strictly symbolic and the convention rolls forward but the walkout is further evidence — not that any was needed — of how the deep he divisions are in the Republican party. Parties deeply split rarely win elections. Humphrey lost to Nixon in ’68 partly – perhaps mostly – due to democratic party split. Carter lost to reagan..ditto. Trump clearly has a chance to win presidency, but this walkout signals that his path to victory has grown harder. Not a good way to start his convention.”

UPDATE III 5:01 PM EDT –
Fox News on what just happened — better, longer video clip:

And this: 

MSNBC reports Minnesota, Iowa, Maine, and Washington, D.C. took their names off the petition to have a roll call vote and toss out the rules to allow delegates to vote as they wish.

 

Updates to follow — stay tuned.

 

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Die-Hard MAGA Trump Supporters in Arizona Think ‘It’s Very Possible’ States Will ‘Decertify’ the 2020 Election

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Donald Trump’s most recent rally in Arizona brought many opportunities for his supporters to explain why they think the former president will be back in office any day.

Politico spoke to a few MAGA folks on the ground at the event and got their thoughts on what’s next in the Trump movement.

“I hope states decertify the election. I want to hear him say it’s over, we are ready to move on and hold a new election,” Politico cited Ray Kallatsa from Tucson. “I do think it’s possible, very possible.”

His thoughts echo those of pillow mogul Mike Lindell, who spoke to the crowd ahead of the former president. He cited QAnon language.

“Can you feel the storm building? It’s America,” he said using the allusion of “the storm” which is part of the conspiracy group’s messaging.

The storm, “refers to excessive social conflict that is predicted to occur prior to society reaching the point of ‘The Great Awakening,’ explained Murray State University.

See the photos from the event at Politico.

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‘Avalanche of Lies’: Trump’s Arizona Speech Smacked Down by CNN Host

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The morning after Donald Trump rehashed all of his complaints about the 2020 presidential election that saw him lose to President Joe Biden and then attacked fellow Republicans, a CNN host dismissed his words as an “avalanche of lies.”

During the speech, the president also asserted that his “Stop the Steal” rally crowd was massive, telling the crowd, “They talk about the people that walked down to the Capitol, They don’t talk about the size of that crowd. I believe it was the largest crowd I’ve ever spoken before, and they were there to protest the election.”

After sharing clips of Trump’s ranting about critics within his own party who aren’t buying into his election lies, host Abby Phillip cut to the chase and also noted the former president’s defense of the Capitol insurrectionists.

“I don’t actually recommend people listen to the avalanche of lies last night,” she stated, “but it’s notable how much effort went into defending these January 6th defendants and saying that they were being held as political prisoners. It’s a window into where this is all headed for Republicans.”

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Sedition Indictments Reveal the DOJ Is Looking Beyond the Jan 6th Insurrection: Former US Attorney

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Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday morning, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance explained that a deep reading of the federal seditious conspiracy indictments filed against eleven members of the Oath Keepers revealed that the Department of Justice is looking at more than the Jan 6th insurrection.

Speaking with host Ali Velshi, Vance suggested more indictments are likely to follow.

“One of the keys to understanding this indictment is it doesn’t look at January 6th as just one day,” she began. “The conduct starts shortly after the election and continues to January 6th. We now seemingly have a more firm answer to the direction whether the DOJ is looking at January 6th as a standalone day or is this continuing course of conduct surrounding the big lie.”

“The fact they are looking at the longer spectrum of conduct is good news for people who want to see people who were involved in the day’s events held responsible for all of the efforts to interfere with the election, not just the violence that manifested on January 6th” she continued. “This is prosecutors continuing to move up that ladder of responsibility. They’ve now hit a point with people involved in a definitive way and the violence on that day. The question is whether some of these individuals and other people who have been indicted will decide to cooperate with prosecutors and if they decide to cooperate, what information they may have to share.”

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