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Thu Dec 30, 2021, 11:33 AM

The Republican Superlawyer Leading The Charge To Take Over Election Offices

After listening to every single episode of conservative election lawyer Cleta Mitchell’s podcast, “Who’s Counting?” a simple truth emerges: This isn’t about Donald Trump.

Yes, you may know Mitchell for advising Trump on his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. (She chimed in frequently on the call in which Trump pressured Georgia’s secretary of state to “find” the votes he needed to win.) Trump also blurbed Mitchell’s podcast last month, saying that the show “exposes our Corrupt and Rigged voting systems.”

But Mitchell also has institutional cred among conservatives that goes back decades, the kind of swing that can land you a post-insurrection seat on a government elections advisory board without much public fuss, even during the Biden administration. When Mitchell’s current home, the Conservative Partnership Institute, brought her on to lead its “Election Integrity Coalition” in March, it called her, archly, the “consigliere to the vast right-wing conspiracy.”

And they didn’t mean the QAnon kind. CPI, the post-White House home of former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, is part of a web of deep-pocketed right-wing influence operations seeking to steer the Republican Party during the Trump Age. And Mitchell is all business: Conservatives, she says, need to spend their time and energy taking back control of America’s elections from a runaway left wing.

“We’re going to take those election offices back, and we need you to help us,” Mitchell told listeners at the end of her first episode.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/the-republican-superlawyer-leading-the-charge-to-take-over-election-offices

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 11:40 AM

1. Damn. The idea of just convincing more people to vote for them never enters their heads

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 11:48 AM

2. They got nothing to run on

"Gimme mine and screw everybody else" is a pretty shortsighted growth strategy.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 11:49 AM

3. Yep they gave up any pretense of a platform to campaign on. Just hate the Libs

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 11:50 AM

4. All this because Cleta is still angry that her first husband

turned out to be gay. Before he embarrassed her by coming out she was a Democrat and a feminist.

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