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12th Amendment

Trump & GOP Planning to Use the Constitution’s 12th Amendment to Steal the 2024 Election   

Interview with Greg Palast, known for his investigative reports for BBC, Democracy Now and Rolling Stone and author of New York Times best-selling The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, conducted by Scott Harris

conspiracy theories

Dissecting the GOP’s ‘Big Lie’ and Other Toxic Conspiracy Theories 

Interview with Amanda J. Crawford, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut, conducted by Scott Harris


Is There a Link Between the Pandemic and Spike in Adolescent Girls’ Suicide Attempts?

Interview with Ellen Yard, an epidemiologist with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – Jan. 12, 2022

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Germany calls nuclear power ‘dangerous’, rejects EU plan
  • Amazon is building warehouses in Trump-sponsored opportunity zones
  • Trump acolytes vie for key election oversight posts in US midterms

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#RupertMurdoch's philosophy of the "news business" in one very perceptive cartoon!
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A year out, from various journalists and media outlets, it's clear the Trump campaign and allies apparently were trying every means possible, to CHEAT, LIE and commit VIOLENCE to claim a Trump win.

Apparently the Eastman memo was trying to use the 12th Amendment by eliminating electoral votes or electors.

Listen to what investigative journalist Greg Palast has to say: Jan. 6 was not a failed insurrection, but just practice for a real one in 2024.

And the latest from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow: Did they try to deploy the Eastman memo strategy with at least submitted 5 "forged" Elector letters in 5 states?
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FIVE 'forged' election documents by Republicans in FIVE states. Sure sounds like it could be election fraud? This sure looks like a botched attempt to sow discord over the voting process and rely on the 12th amendment
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"How can Trump be prevented from winning power again? First of all, he should be prosecuted for his crimes, up to and including treason (i.e. insurrection). This would render him ineligible to stand for re-election. Such a step may sound like a no-brainer: after all, Trump brazenly stood on a platform on January 6, indicting the election results and encouraging his followers to storm congress.

"Yet as legal scholars Laurence Tribe, Donald Ayer, and Dennis Aftergut noted, almost a year after the insurrection there is little evidence that the Justice Department under Attorney General Merrick Garland is engaged in an investigation of the coup leaders – let alone Trump himself. As they put it, this raises 'the alarming possibility that the Biden Justice Department may never bring charges against those ultimately responsible for the attack.' Movements inside and outside Congress should mobilize to ensure that Trump is prosecuted for treason."
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December 7, 1941. November 22, 1963. September 11, 2001. These events scarred our national psyche, and the mere mention of the date is enough to recall the trauma. ADD TO THAT: January 6, 2021.

"This movement did not start with Trump. And this wider antidemocratic rebellion is far from defeated. To the contrary, it has made staggering progress. In 2021, legislatures across the country considered bills to grant themselves the power to overturn or nullify election results. Some are trying to legislate courts out of the voting process. Many are threatening to punish elections officials who attempt to ensure equal access to the ballot." #TRUMPCOUP
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Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at

1) Ashley Dawson, Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Omar Dahbour, Professor at Hunter College talk about their recent article, "How to Fight the Next Coup," focusing on the urgent need for accountability for Donald Trump, his inner circle and other GOP coup plotters -- as well as organizing to resist the violent right wing's stated goal of destroying America's democratic institutions.

2) Greg Palast, known for his investigative reports for BBC, Democracy Now and Rolling Stone, has been investigating voter suppression for 20 years. Palast has covered Georgia since 2014 and is working with Black Voters Matter to stop illegal voter purges. He'll discuss the one-year anniversary of the January 6th pro-Trump insurrection and failed coup attempt at the US Capitol examined in his latest article, "What Do You Call a Failed Insurrection? PRACTICE."

3) Amanda J. Crawford, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut talks about her recent article, "American support for conspiracy theories and armed rebellion isn’t new – we just didn’t believe it before the Capitol insurrection," as well as how we can slow down or stop the flow of social media disinformation.

4) Marla Marcum, a United Methodist committed to supporting people of all faiths, and no particular faith, to act boldly for justice. A co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center, she talks about the Center's history, current and future projects, as well as the group's priorities.

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