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The GOP of Cheney, Bush and Romney feels like ancient history

May 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The GOP's identity crisis is entering a pernicious new phase for Republicans who won't live in former President Donald Trump's alternate reality, push his big lie and rewrite history.

(CNN)The GOP's identity crisis is entering a pernicious new phase for Republicans who won't live in former President Donald Trump's alternate reality, push his big lie and rewrite history.

They write: Multiple Republican lawmakers and aides say that Cheney is on very shaky ground internally and whether she can hang on to her post in a secret-ballot election is highly uncertain.

What's interesting is that even Republicans who voted to reject the Electoral College results, seem to want to move on from the Big Lie, even as Trump keeps pushing it.

She asked if he has regrets about joining the effort to throw out millions of American votes and the misinformation about the election that is still alive and well among Republican voters.

The Washington Post has an interesting look at early voting by mail, which historically benefited Republicans in Florida, and whether changes pushed through by the GOP-controlled state government could hurt Republican candidates more than Democrats.

CNN's Fredreka Schouten has a must-read look at the next phase of new voter laws spawned by Trump's allegations of fraud, by which Republican-controlled states would give new powers to partisan poll watchers to challenge a voters' registration and monitor voting in more obtrusive ways.

He's not President, but 70% of Republicans in a CNN poll in April said they don't think Biden legitimately won enough votes.

"If the Republican Party stands for exclusivity -- you know, it used to be country clubs, now evidently it's White Anglo-Saxon Protestantism -- then it's not going to win anything," he said.

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