In Iowa, a GOP stalwart becomes a casualty in party war
Former Scott County Republican Party chairman Dave Millage at his home, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Bettendorf, Iowa. “These were friends I had made over the years in the Republican Party,” Millage, a longtime conservative activist in eastern Iowa, said in an Associated Press interview days later. But it turned a little personal.”Indeed, years of anti-abortion rights advocacy and devout party organizing didn't shield the typically understated Iowa Republican from retribution. Millage's adopted hometown of Bettendorf especially has a tradition of electing Republican state legislators and local officials. AdIn Maricopa County, Arizona, Rae Chornenky stepped down as GOP chair this month amid a power struggle with those in the state party claiming widespread election fraud.
Under attack from Trump, institutions bend but don't break
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)WASHINGTON – For weeks, President Donald Trump has put America's democratic institutions under unprecedented strain as he fights to hold power despite losing his bid for reelection. On Monday, the Electoral College did its part, formally confirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory over Trump. Anything less than certification of Biden's victory would amount to an unprecedented undermining of a free and fair American election. After both governors certified the Democrat’s victory, Trump cast them as traitors to his cause. Shortly after Biden's Electoral College victory was confirmed, Trump announced that Barr was departing the administration before Christmas.
The Latest: Trump renominated as GOP presidential candidate
President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to North Carolina, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON The Latest on this week's Republican National Convention (all times local):12:10 p.m.President Donald Trump has been renominated as the GOPs presidential candidate. Republicans made it official during a scaled-back roll call vote on Monday at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina. Democrats nominated former Vice President Joe Biden as their presidential candidate at their all-virtual convention last week. ___9:35 a.m.Republicans have begun the process of formally nominating Donald Trump as the partys 2020 presidential nominee.