By Alex Kotch, January 14, 2021

Two current and two recent members of the American Legislative Exchange Council, including one state chair, spent weeks lying about voter fraud and then participated in the events directly preceding the bloody coup attempt.

By David Armiak, January 14, 2021

Documents obtained by CMD show that ALEC forged a new partnership in December with radical pro-Trump group Talking Points USA, a coalition partner in the #StoptheSteal rally that led to the violent invasion at the U.S. Capitol.

By PRWatch Editors, January 11, 2021

RAGA’s effort to cover its tracks in promoting Trump’s “big lie” and the pro-Trump insurrection last week fall short and leave questions unanswered.

By PRWatch Editors, January 11, 2021

CMD’s executive director and president of the board have joined with more than 1,300 attorneys to defend the rule of law and call for President Trump’s removal from office for inciting his backers to insurrection.

By David Armiak, January 11, 2021

The astroturfed #StoptheSteal group that drew thousands of Trumpists to the Washington, D.C. rally on Wednesday that turned into a violent insurrection at the Capitol has strong ties with the influential Christian Right Council for National Policy.


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There is a "sucker punch" aspect of this entire episode, that has been used in the past, that makes it doubly despicable. The now dead open records issue was so completely outrageous and unexpected that it served its intended purpose – to draw attention away from the many other very contentious and controversial aspects of this budget. And that was exactly what Walker and the majority Republicans wanted to happen.

--Jay Heck, Common Cause in Wisconsin

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