Aaron Blake

Aaron Blake

Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix at The Washington Post. aaron.blake@washpost.com

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Michael van der Veen is lecturing about facts, while claiming Trump got 75 million votes. Trump got 74.2 million. That doesn't round up. Neither does impeachment "cancel" those votes, as he claimed. They counted. They just weren't enough.

Ted Cruz brings the jokes at CPAC: "Orlando is awesome. It's not as nice as Cancun, but it's nice."

“I’m dressing in all black. ... I’ll look just like ANTIFA. I’ll get away with anything," the alleged Capitol rioter said. He added later: “It worked. ... I got away with things that others were shot or arrested for.” He's now arrested.

In which I run through the many examples of pols being criticized for vacationing during crises, for no particular reason.

A man whose job it is to inform people is surprised to discover conspiracy theories aren’t located at conspiracy theory dot com.

To this point, only 5 GOP senators have yet to vote against a Biden Cabinet nominee: -Romney -Collins -Portman -Capito -Murkowski The first 4 have come out against Tanden.

Cruz joins in the effort to suggest @AOC  exaggerated the danger of Jan. 6: "AOC is telling us she was MURDERED!"


Days after Trump said making it easier to vote would hurt GOP, here's GA House speaker David Ralston: “This will be extremely devastating to Republicans and conservatives in Georgia. Every registered voter is going to get one of these. … This will certainly drive up turnout.”

84,000 people right now are reading this vital WaPo illustration of the importance of social distancing. That's a virtually unheard-of number, but let's push it higher. Send it to your coronavirus-skeptical friends and family. It could save lives.

The Trump administration just changed its language about the Strategic National Stockpile on an HHS website to jibe with Jared Kushner's claim that this isn't for the states. (h/t @LEBassett ) Before vs. After:

Former OSU wrestling captain: "Jim Jordan called me crying, groveling … begging me to go against my brother. …That’s the kind of cover-up that’s going on there."

OMG. The affidavit Sidney Powell and others are hyping when they say many precincts in Michigan have more votes than actual voters is .... based on data from Minnesota.

There it is. Zelinsky says the supervisor who told him the motivation for changing Roger Stone's sentencing memo was political was J.P. Cooney, the chief of fraud and public corruption in the D.C. U.S. attorney's office.

Wow. From North Dakota's GOP governor: “If someone is wearing a mask, they’re not doing it to represent what political party they’re in or what candidates they support. They might be doing it because they have a 5-year-old child who’s been going through cancer treatments.”