Mike Lindell’s conspiracy-fueled pillow company fights to survive his election obsession 

BY: - November 29, 2023

CHASKA — Pillow mogul Mike Lindell calls up former Michigan state senator Patrick Colbeck, who works for something Lindell made up called the Election Crime Bureau, to talk about press strategy. Lindell tells Colbeck a press release needs to mention his “offense fund,” to which people can give donations so Lindell can keep funding his […]

Courts, state officials hesitate to keep Trump off 2024 ballots

BY: - November 27, 2023

Some scholars say a little-known, Civil War-era provision in the U.S. Constitution should prohibit former President Donald Trump from appearing on state ballots in next year’s presidential election. But it seems increasingly unlikely that he will be disqualified. Courts in Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey and elsewhere are considering whether Trump engaged in insurrection on Jan. […]

How U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson helped derail a fight against election lies

BY: - November 27, 2023

Back in July, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. A federal court had recently granted a temporary injunction, in Missouri v. Biden, finding that the Biden administration had violated the First Amendment by coercing social media companies to remove content, related both to elections and the COVID-19 vaccine, that […]

Three presidential debates, one VP debate scheduled ahead of 2024 election

BY: - November 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Democratic and Republican nominees for president would debate three times next year if both candidates agree to a schedule released Monday by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates. “The United States’ general election debates, watched live worldwide, are a model for many other countries: the opportunity to hear and see leading candidates […]

GOP presidential candidates brawl in Florida debate, while Trump rallies nearby

BY: and - November 9, 2023

Five Republican candidates for president tussled over support for Ukraine and abortion policy at a debate in Miami Wednesday evening, while the leading contender for the nomination, former President Donald Trump, sought Latino votes in an event across town. Trump, who consistently garners more than 50% in polls of Republican voters, once again declined to […]


Opinion: Reforming Oklahoma voting processes could improve democratic engagement

BY: - October 18, 2023

Our nation is in an existential crisis.  Democracy is imperiled.  The first three words of the U.S. Constitution are “We the people,” which enshrines the very idea of democracy. For the first time in our history, the speaker of the House has been removed. Consequently, Congress cannot conduct any of its important business, legislation is […]

Dusty Deevers, Larry Bush advance in special election for Lawton Senate seat

BY: - October 11, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Comanche County voters on Tuesday selected their party nominees to face off in a special election to fill a vacant state Senate seat in Lawton.  Republican Dusty Deevers and Democrat Larry Bush won their respective primary elections Tuesday to fill the Senate seat vacated by John Michael Montgomery, a Republican who resigned […]

Republican women’s group focuses on engaging Generation Z voters

BY: - September 30, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Interested in equipping Republicans with tools to better reach Generation Z voters, the National Federation of Republican Women focused Saturday on strategies to galvanize  youth engagement. The workshop was one of the breakout sessions during the GOP group’s three-day 42nd Biennial Convention. The workshop focused on ways to boost youth involvement in both […]

Young voters in U.S. and Oklahoma less likely to vote in 2024 or pick a political side

BY: - September 25, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — National polling and Oklahoma-specific data indicate young voters are more politically disengaged than older generations but also might be less polarized. About a third of young adults don’t intend to vote or participate civically in the 2024 elections, and 61% said they don’t align with either major political party, national polling of […]

10 candidates to vie for Edmond House seat in special election

BY: - September 20, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — A crowded field of candidates this week declared their intent to run for a vacant Edmond House seat that will be on the ballot during an upcoming special election. The candidates for the House District 39 seat vacated by former state Rep. Ryan Martinez, who resigned after pleading guilty to a felony […]

Democratic lawmaker seeks to reform Oklahoma’s initiative petition process

BY: - September 19, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Saying some people are seeking to undermine Oklahoma’s initiative petition process by making it harder for proposals to qualify for the ballot or come up for a vote in a major election, a Democratic state lawmaker is seeking “common sense” changes. Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City, said during a Monday interim study […]

Oklahoma lawmakers double poll worker pay to help address shortages

BY: - September 15, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Angela DeBose often hears the same question each time she asks people if they’d be interested in working the polls on election day.  What does it pay? “I often get a giggle when I say, but at the end of last year, when I told them that we were being considered for […]