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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Friday, August 4, 2023

Tim Scott: Trump Defense, Mystery Vendors

Our most recent book is titled Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics. The early stages of the 2024 race have begun.

“I remain concerned about the weaponization of Biden’s DOJ and its immense power used against political opponents,” Scott wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night, “What we see today are two different tracks of justice. One for political opponents and another for the son of the current president.”

One could argue that the fact that Trump is walking around giving campaign speeches, while facing three felony indictments, is indicative of a different kind of bias in the system. But that’s clearly not the kind of bias someone like Scott cares about discussing. 

  Rebecca Davis O’Brien and Alexandra Berzon at NYT:
Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina has more political money than most of his Republican presidential rivals, and he has not been shy about spending it.

Where that money is ultimately going, however, is a mystery.

Mr. Scott entered the 2024 race with a war chest of $22 million, and his campaign raised $5.8 million from April through June. In that same time, he laid out about $6.6 million, a significant clip — but most of it cannot be traced to an actual vendor.

Instead, roughly $5.3 million went to two shadowy entities: newly formed limited liability companies with no online presence and no record of other federal election work, whose addresses are Staples stores in suburban strip malls. Their minimal business records show they were set up by the same person in the months before Mr. Scott entered the race.