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ELECTION 2020

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Across Minnesota, county officials are encountering people questioning the results of the 2020 election and demanding changes to the voting process, although there is no proof of widespread fraud or other problems.
Reuters identified five police trainers whose political commentary on social media has echoed extremist opinions or who have public ties to far-right figures. They work for one or more of 35 firms that advertised at least 10 police or public-safety training sessions in 2021.
Eight known attempts to gain unauthorized access to voting systems in five U.S. states since the 2020 election involved local Republican officeholders or party activists who have advanced Trump’s stolen-election falsehoods or conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines.
The House of Representatives Oversight Committee asked the National Archives and Records Administration for more information about “what appear to be the largest scale violations of the presidential records act since its enactment."
Trump's fixation on 2020 has fanned concerns among establishment Republicans that he is putting personal revenge above party success by endorsing challengers running against incumbent Republicans who have crossed him.
According to the complaint, Mike Lindell knowingly participated in spreading disinformation that Dominion's voting systems stole the election in favor of President Joe Biden. The company calls this the "Big Lie."

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In a quiet Detroit Lakes neighborhood, one homeowner has raised eyebrows and sparked backlash after flying a flag against President Biden that features profanity.
Steve Simon has clashed with Republican lawmakers in prior committee hearings on elections.

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