Frisch challenges Boebert in Colorado’s tight race
Lauren Boebert asked for donations to support a possible recount of the results in her election race in Colorado against Democrat Adam Frisch.
The Republican’s plea for financial support comes Friday afternoon after she said she is confident she will retain her House seat as the unexpected upset race remains too close to call.
When asked by reporters if she expects to win the race on Thursday, the Republican incumbent replied: “I expect to win of course. It will be great.”
Ms Boebert now has a 1,122 vote lead in a very close race for the US House seat in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
After trailing for much of the race, Donald Trump’s allies clawed their way back into the lead on Thursday, taking 50.2 percent of the vote to Mr. Frisch’s 49.8 percent, with a reported 99 percent of the votes.
The race could be automatically recounted if the party does not win by a margin of more than 0.5 percent.
Pro-Trump online communities lament lack of ‘red tsunami’
Pro-Trump online communities reacted with disappointment and disbelief to early results in the US midterm elections on Tuesday, blaming voter fraud for the lack of a red wave.
Before many races were even called, users on channels and bulletin boards far to the right of establishment Democrats and Republicans had begun to fix the race.
Io Dodds look at what was being said online.
Bevan Hurley12 November 2022 11:00
Trump blames midterm failures on media
Donald Trump has hit out at the media – “the enemy of the people” – claiming that not enough attention has been given to successful Republican candidates endorsed by the former president ahead of the midterms.
Bevan HurleyNovember 12, 2022 09:00
Mary Trump asks DoJ to make indictment decision before Trump announces 2024 run
Mary Trump, the niece of former president Donald Trump, has warned that the clock is ticking on the Justice Department and Attorney General Merrick Garland to decide whether to indict her uncle now that the midterm elections are over .
Oliver Connell reports on the statements from the former president’s niece.
Bevan Hurley12 November 2022 07:00
Don Jr rants about ‘no brainer’ midterm winners breaking two days of embarrassing silence
Donald Trump Jr. has finally returned to social media and commented on “non-profit” election winners after two days of embarrassing midterm silence.
The former president’s eldest son predicted a “bloodbath” for Democrats on election day earlier this week, as well as wishing his followers a “Happy Red Wave Day” on Instagram and even “LFG” add!!!”
Graeme Massie reports on Mr. Trump’s latest posts after he jumped the gun on Tuesday.
Bevan Hurley12 November 2022 05:00
Trump’s influence has tied because many of his congressional picks fall flat
About half of the candidates Donald Trump chose for Congress suffered losses, leaving the former president with influence as he is widely expected to formally launch another presidential bid. A final tally of the night put the number at about 80 of Mr. Trump’s 174 congressional endorsements, which make it to Capitol Hill, a number that includes incumbents.
John Bowden assesses how the former president’s candidates have fared.
Megan sheets12 November 2022 03:00
Colorado voters decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms
Colorado voters have passed a ballot initiative to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms for people 21 and older and to create state-controlled “medical centers” where patients can experience the drug under supervision.
Colorado is the second state, after Oregon, to vote to establish a control system for substances such as psilocybin and psilocin, the hallucinogens found in some mushrooms. The initiative, which will come into effect in 2024, will also allow an advisory board to add other plant-based psychedelic drugs to the program in 2026.
Supporters have argued that the state’s current approach to mental health has failed and that naturally occurring psychedelics, which have been used for centuries, can treat depression, PTSD, anxiety, addiction and other conditions. They also said that imprisoning people for the non-violent offense of naturally occurring substance use costs taxpayers money.
Critics have warned that the substances are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration as medicine. They also argued that allowing “medical centers” to operate, and allowing private personal use of the drugs, would endanger public safety and send the wrong message to both children and adults that the substances are healthy.
The move comes a decade after Colorado voted to legalize recreational marijuana after initially allowing it to be used for medical purposes, spawning a multi-billion dollar industry with hundreds of dispensaries. across the state.
Bevan Hurley12 November 2022 02:00
Boebert asks for recount donations
Lauren Boebert appears to have accepted the possibility of a recount in her race against Adam Frisch as she asked supporters to donate to help one.
“I told you all year, the Left would do everything they could to get rid of me,” the firebrand Republican wrote in a tweet.
“With every final vote in this race, I need you to help us make sure we have the resources to finish what we started!”
The plea for donations came as she had just a 0.4 per cent lead over Mr Frisch at 1pm on Friday.
If the race drops to 0.5 percent, a recount will occur automatically.
Megan sheets12 November 2022 01:00
Democratic strategist apologizes for ‘OnlyFans’ comment
Democratic strategist Kurt Bardella has issued an apology following a sexist remark he made during a television interview regarding Lauren Boebert and the video site OnlyFans.
In response to criticism from public health campaigner Alexandra Hunt, Mr Bardella wrote: “I appreciate your feedback and when someone from your side is determined – it’s worth thinking about and thinking about. I will be more thoughtful about my words in the future. It is NEVER my intention to shame women. I’m sorry. Period.”
He added: “There is nothing wrong with consensual interactions on platforms like OnlyFans. Anyone who suggests otherwise as an attempt to shame or judge really needs to examine their own attitudes towards women and their independence.”
Finally, he wrote: “That being said, I have no desire for the false outrage coming from the MAGA Fins because we all know they don’t give a damn about sexism, misogyny or equality. They are hypocrites of the first order. Look at their standard bearer.”
Megan sheets12 November 2022 00:00
Who won, who lost and what we know so far after the 2022 midterms
As the results began to roll in from America’s midterm elections, it quickly became clear that the contest was much closer than expected and the outcome closer and more unpredictable than anticipated. by many.
Joe Sommerlad and Alisha Rahaman Sarkar unpack what happened.
Bevan Hurley11 November 2022 23:00
Palin tells supporters to stop donating to the GOP
Sarah Palin has gone nuclear on the Republican Party, claiming that the GOP sabotaged her Alaska House race and that they deserved to suffer in the midterms.
In a conspiratorial Instagram post, Palin blamed the “cockamamie” ranked-choice voting system, Senator Lisa Murkowsk,i and the “dark dysfunctional GOP machine” after Democrat Mary Peltola snubbed her for the second time in three months.
Bevan Hurley11 November 2022 22:30