West Palm lawyer mistaken for viral GOP spokesman with same name; nasty emails flood inbox

WEST PALM BEACH — A local lawyer was pelted with nasty emails this week after a Panhandle lawyer with a similar name posted a controversial political video that went viral.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Bill Price, a West Palm Beach attorney, put this disclosure on his firm's website after a Panama City attorney with the same name made headlines in December 2020 for his comments about the U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia in January 2021.


© Bill Price
Bill Price, a West Palm Beach attorney, put this disclosure on his firm’s website after a Panama City attorney with the same name made headlines in December 2020 for his comments about the U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia in January 2021.

West Palm Beach’s William W. Price said he received the critical calls and emails after his unrelated namesake, William B. Price of Panama City, urged Florida Republicans to move to Georgia en masse to vote and assure GOP Senate victories there in January.

More: Bike path to link Palm Beach Lakes, Okeechobee boulevards with downtown West Palm Beach

The Facebook post, which he later deleted and said was a joke, drew the attention of

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

Virginia GOP delegate Jason Miyares runs for state attorney general

“A ruling liberal elite has gotten completely out of control,” he says.

Miyares faces competition for the GOP nomination from Chuck Smith, a Virginia Beach lawyer and former Marine. Smith pursued the nomination in 2017 but did not turn in the required signatures to get on the ballot.

Among Democrats, Attorney General Mark Herring, first elected in 2013, is running for a third term. Del. Jerrauld C. “Jay” Jones (Norfolk) is challenging Herring for the Democratic nomination.

A delegate since 2016, Miyares, 44, was the first Cuban American to be elected to the state legislature and served as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Virginia Beach.

He criticized Democrats for their efforts to overhaul policing in a special legislative session this year. The session was called in response to protests in Virginia and across the country that followed the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody in May.

Miyares accused

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost faces lawsuit alleging he won’t turn over records on GOP group

A liberal watchdog group has filed a public-records lawsuit against Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost alleging he illegally failed to turn over documents about his work with the Republican Attorneys General Association and a related organization.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost faces a lawsuit alleging he illegally failed to turn over public records.


© The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost faces a lawsuit alleging he illegally failed to turn over public records.

The Center for Media and Democracy, a Madison, Wisconsin-based nonprofit, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in the 10th District Ohio Court of Appeals in Columbus seeking an order requiring the disclosure of records withheld by Yost and his office.

The organization contends the GOP group and its Rule of Law Defense Fund “promote and coordinate actions” among the nation’s top GOP legal officeholders, including Yost, to benefit corporations and Republican “electoral interests.”

“Yost and his staff appear in their official capacity at RAGA and RLDF events, participate in RAGA-coordinated official actions, and

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

Texas GOP lawmakers target voter fraud, despite no proof of widespread problem

Editor’s note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy.

Fresh off a presidential election replete with accusations of election malfeasance but devoid of evidence of widespread fraud in Texas, local Republican leaders say the state needs more laws to protect the integrity of the state’s elections.

To that end, GOP state lawmakers are heading into the next state legislative session with a fistful of anti-fraud bills aimed at an issue that experts — and even some conservatives — acknowledge isn’t much of a problem in the Lone Star State.

Nearly a dozen pieces of legislation, all of them filed by Republicans, take aim at mail-in balloting, illegal voting and misbehaving elections officials — inspired by events and talking points from the previous election cycle.

“Filing legislation

Read More
Posted On :

Trump lawyers urge Arizona GOP legislators to ‘take back’ selection of presidential contest

President Trump’s lawyers urged Republican state legislators in Arizona on Monday to override Democrat Joseph R. Biden’s victory in the state and choose presidential electors for President Trump.

Trump lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani said at an event in Phoenix that the state legislature must take the step due to alleged fraud in mail-in ballots.

“This is probably the wrong tactic but we’re down near the end,” Mr. Giuliani told the GOP legislators in a hotel ballroom. “I’m going to ask you to implore other members of the legislature to stand up to this. Do not be bullied. Do not be frightened.”

He said the legislature, which is controlled by Republicans, has the power to choose presidential electors regardless of popular vote totals.

“You can take it back,” he said. “Every dishonest vote disenfranchises the decent people who cast an honest vote. Have the courage to do that.”

The state is

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

PA Supreme Court Rejects Another GOP Effort To Block Certification Of Biden’s Win

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court’s order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot in the latest lawsuit filed by Republicans attempting to thwart President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state.

The state Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, threw out the three-day-old order, saying the underlying lawsuit was filed months after the expiration of a time limit in Pennsylvania’s expansive year-old mail-in voting law allowing for challenges to it.

Justices also remarked on the lawsuit’s staggering demand that an entire election be overturned retroactively.

“They have failed to allege that even a single mail-in ballot was fraudulently cast or counted,” Justice David Wecht wrote in a concurring opinion.

The state’s attorney general, Democrat Josh Shapiro, called the court’s decision “another win for Democracy.”

President Donald Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, meanwhile,

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

Ohio GOP clashes as deadline to repeal tainted bailout law nears

COLUMBUS (AP) — Hopes of repealing an energy bailout law are in danger at the Ohio Statehouse as Republican lawmakers argue sharply different positions on how and whether to repeal the legislation with only weeks before Ohioans begin to pay the price.

In one corner stands veteran GOP lawmakers like Rep. Bill Seitz, ranking member of the majority party, who believes the Nov. 3 election results solidified the standing of the now-tainted bailout bill even if federal investigators found the process of its passage to be corrupt.

“There is no representative and no senator who voted yes on House Bill 6, who lost their reelection bid,” Seitz said in an interview with The Associated Press. “But many, several, at least, who voted no, lost. So what does that tell you?”

Seitz vowed to vote against any repeal bill brought to the House for a floor vote during the next four

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

GOP clashes as deadline to repeal tainted bailout law nears

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hopes of repealing an energy bailout law are in danger at the Ohio Statehouse as Republican lawmakers argue sharply different positions on how and whether to repeal the legislation with only weeks before Ohioans begin to pay the price.

In one corner stands veteran GOP lawmakers like Rep. Bill Seitz, ranking member of the majority party, who believes the Nov. 3 election results solidified the standing of the now-tainted bailout bill even if federal investigators found the process of its passage to be corrupt.

“There is no representative and no senator who voted yes on House Bill 6, who lost their reelection bid,” Seitz said in an interview with The Associated Press. “But many, several, at least, who voted no, lost. So what does that tell you?”

Seitz vowed to vote against any repeal bill brought to the House for a floor vote during the next four

Read More
Posted On :

Wisconsin attorney general suing over GOP lame-duck law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Democratic attorney general filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging parts of a Republican-authored law limiting his powers that was passed during a lame-duck legislative session two years ago.

The lawsuit from Attorney General Josh Kaul, together with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, targets parts of the law requiring the state Department of Justice that Kaul runs to get approval from the Legislature’s budget committee before settling certain lawsuits. The change was approved by Republicans in the weeks after Kaul was elected attorney general and just before he took office.

Kaul’s challenge of that part of the law comes four months after the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the lame-duck laws, which also reduced Evers’ powers before he took office. The court rejected a lawsuit filed by a coalition of labor unions that argued that the laws give the Legislature power over the attorney general’s office and

Read More
Posted On :