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OnPolitics: The Jan. 6 hearing shows Trump’s pressure on state voters


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The Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a state ban on using public funds to attend schools offering religious instruction, a recent case in which the high court allowed taxpayer funds to be used for religious purposes.

On the issue was an unusual program in Maine that provides subsidies for education in rural districts where they do not have their own high school. The state allows parents in those situations to use the money spent locally to send their children to other public or private schools – but not to programs that provide religious instruction.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion for a 6-3 majority of conservative judges, violating the First Amendment to state sanctions.

“The state pays tuition for certain students in private schools – unless the schools are religious,” Roberts wrote. “It’s discrimination against religion.”

That is Amy With today’s top stories from Washington.

What you may have missed from today’s January 6 hearing

A congressional committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riots used its fourth public hearing on Tuesday to investigate how former President Donald Trump slammed state officials for trying to rigged the 2020 election.

At the center of the conspiracy were attempts by Trump allies to push voters for an alternative slate, which would eventually flip the results of the Electoral College against then-candidate Joe Biden. To make that strategy work, panel leaders said state officials across the country were needed on the main battlefields to comply with the former president.

Trump attempted to do this through large-scale coercive campaigns that he conducted directly or through surrogates or supporters, which lawmakers said often used threats of violence against civic leaders.

Conspiracy with fake voters: Multiple witnesses in the taped testimony talked about a plan across the country that would disqualify Biden’s voters and then establish alternative voters who would support Trump.

For example, in text messages received by the committee, the US Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Whisk. It showed an employee of Mate, who wanted to hand over fake voter votes to Mike Pence, a former vice president from Michigan and Wisconsin.

Trump forced Rafensparger to seek votes: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Rafensparger, who recently won his GOP primary battle, testified Tuesday that Trump came short as about 28,000 voters dropped out of the presidential race.

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Tonight: DC, Virginia primary elections and Alabama, Georgia special runoff

The District of Columbia and Virginia will hold primary elections Tuesday, featuring incumbent mayors and competing Republican primaries in districts seeking a third term that could determine whether the GOP regains control of Congress.

In Alabama and Georgia, voters will return to numerous runoff elections a month after their May primary. In Georgia, Trump’s influence will be tested in two house runoffs, where his chosen candidates lag behind in preliminary preliminary results.

Republicans will decide which candidate will succeed the long-retired Sen. Richard Shelby in the Alabama Senate runoff.

Katie Britt, former president of the Business Council of Alabama, and Rep. Moe Brooks was eliminated from the Republican primary on May 24, but neither of them had enough votes to win together. Brooks, who spoke out in front of Trump at a Jan. 6 rally in Washington before being attacked in the Capitol by angry Trump supporters before the election defeat, has billed himself as “MAGA Mo.”

Trump withdrew his support in March, citing Brooks as encouraging the crowd to hold the 2020 election behind him as one of the reasons he no longer supports Congressmen. But Brooks has continued to run as Trump’s candidate.

“Where pride is most needed” Although LGBTQ Pride events have long been the mainstay of celebrations in major cities, their presence has increased in rural and small-town America in recent years, experts say, claiming recognition in some more conservative areas. Is. Country – Amy

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