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News Roundup: Senators block voting protections; Georgia grand jury to probe Trump, allies

Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows is implicated in multiple Trump schemes to nullify the election’s results, including a request that Georgia officials alter the state’s vote totals.

In the news today: As expected, two Democratic senators joined all Republican senators to filibuster a vote on voting rights protections that would stop the unconscionable new state laws intended to make voting more difficult and time-consuming.

Georgia has been one of the states most egregious in inventing new obstacles to the vote, citing conspiracists’ claims of “fraud” as justification. But the state’s probe into the only known major incident of “fraud” during the last election—the pressuring of Georgia state officials by Donald Trump and allies demanding they “find” enough votes to overturn Biden’s victory—will be ramping up, now that the Fulton County D.A. requested the formation of a special grand jury to subpoena witnesses to the call.

There’s new information on Trump’s efforts to nullify the presidential election, as well. House investigators now know that Trump, Mark Meadows, and others held secret meetings inside the White House residence to discuss strategies in the days before the Jan. 6 insurrection—and have been given the names of at least some of the participants.

Here’s some of what you may have missed:




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