September 2, 2022

Via the Associated Press, this case involving Paul Gosar, the man so horrible, his own siblings made ads urging people not to vote for him:

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge has ordered three Republicans, including secretary of state nominee Mark Finchem and U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, to pay $75,000 in attorney fees for filing a defamation suit against a former Democratic lawmaker “primarily for purposes of harassment.”

The Republicans filed the lawsuit last year against former Democratic state Rep. Charlene Fernandez after she called for an investigation of their roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The judge dismissed the lawsuit in April, saying Fernandez’s request was protected by the First Amendment’s rights to free speech and to petition the government.

The lawsuit was “groundless and not made in good faith,” Yuma County Judge Pro Tem Levi Gunderson ruled on Monday, adding that it appeared to have been “written for an audience other than the assigned trial court judge.

And then there's Florida:

This one featured the everpopular "anarchist vandalism" subplot. They still can't get that anarchy symbol right! Notice how carefully they only spraypainted on the glass, where it was easy to scrape off? Anarchists are so thoughtful!

Oh, and following up on Ron DeathSantis's big "election fraud" media event:

Then there's this all-too-common rape conviction:

If you know of any Republican crime stories this that we missed, leave it in the comments!

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