How Republicans Could Steal the 2024 Election

Liz Cheney’s ouster showed that the G.O.P. is still at war with democracy.

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White House Is Said to Quietly Push Change to D.C. Statehood Bill

The deliberations over the long-shot bill center on three Electoral College votes the Constitution gives to the seat of government.

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Don’t Care for This Impeachment? Wait Until Next Year

Leaders of both political parties suggest that impeachments, Electoral College standoffs and Supreme Court nomination blockades may become frequent fights in American politics.

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The Filibuster That Saved the Electoral College

Like other Senate blockades of the civil rights era, it was about preserving white supremacy.

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McConnell Privately Backs Impeachment as House Moves to Charge Trump

The House was poised to formally call on Vice President Mike Pence to move to wrest power from the president, as Republican support built for impeaching him of inciting violence against the nation.

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How to Ensure This Never Happens Again

The election and its aftermath have revealed weaknesses in our democracy. Here’s how we can fix some of them.

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‘Hold the Line, Patriots’: New Scenes From the Capitol Riot

Our cameras captured the mayhem, confusion and chaos outside the Capitol as Trump supporters entered and disrupted certification of the Electoral College results.

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TV Networks Shift From Coverage of Electoral Tally to Storming of Capitol

News producers prepared for an unusual political event and switched to chronicling the siege by a pro-Trump mob.

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Democrats Have Been Shameless About Your Presidential Vote Too

After the 2000, 2004 and 2016 elections, they objected to counting electoral totals.

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Watch out for this misinformation when Congress meets to certify the election.

Here are six false voter fraud claims that may be repeated during Wednesday’s proceedings.

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The Electoral College Isn’t Supposed to Work This Way

The 1887 Electoral Count Act is a clear and present danger to democracy.

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Republicans Plan to Force at Least Three Votes to Invalidate Biden’s Election

The challenges will transform the normally routine electoral count by Congress into an hourslong spectacle that has already divided Republicans, who are all but certain to fail to change the results.

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Trump Pressures Pence to Reject Electoral Votes

The vice president plays a crucial but largely ceremonial role in certifying the election results in Congress. Here’s how Congress’s election tally actually works.

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Ben Sasse Slams Republican Effort to Challenge Election

Senator Josh Hawley’s plan to object to the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6 is exposing a rift among Republicans.

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On Jan. 6, the vice president will preside as Congress counts the Electoral College’s votes. Let’s hope that he doesn’t do the unthinkable — and unconstitutional.

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Will Pence Do the Right Thing?

On Jan. 6, the vice president will preside as Congress counts the Electoral College’s votes. Let’s hope that he doesn’t do the unthinkable — and unconstitutional.

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Get Rid of the Electoral College, at Last?

Readers offer their arguments for and against, citing the concerns of America’s founders and the way campaigns focus on battleground states.

#electoral-college, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Putin Congratulates Biden After Electoral College Vote

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had delayed acknowledging the victory of President-elect Joseph R Biden Jr. for over a month, citing President Trump’s legal challenges.

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After Electoral College Votes, More Republicans Warily Accept Trump’s Loss

“At some point, you have to face the music,” said the second-ranking Senate Republican. But Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, was notably silent.

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Electoral College Vote Officially Affirms Biden’s Victory

The vote made official Joe Biden’s victory, despite President Trump’s attempt to subvert the nation’s democratic process, and it put pressure on Republicans to acknowledge the outcome.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #electoral-college, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Day That Settled an Election and Brought Hope for Defeating a Pandemic

“I honestly can’t recall two independent events of such extreme importance occurring on the same day,” said one historian. “A good day,” said another.

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With Selfies, Emojis and Little Disruption, the Electoral College Makes It Official

Some electors met in person to carry out their duties, and statehouses were on high alert for protests. Others stayed remote, and completed yet another 2020 task on Zoom.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #electoral-college, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Electoral College Meets

An archaic institution finds itself in the spotlight: This is your morning tip sheet.

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4 Takeaways From Biden’s Electoral College Victory

Joe Biden was confirmed as the winner of the election, but President Trump’s war on the results is likely to have lasting effects for the country.

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Can Congress Overturn the Electoral College Results? Probably Not

Republicans are planning one final showdown. They are almost certain to fail, but not before Vice President Mike Pence is thrust into having to declare President Trump the loser.

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Electoral College Voter: Long an Honor, and Now Also a Headache

Casting votes in the Electoral College has been a routine part of election mechanics, but this year electors have been thrust into the cross hairs of President Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the results.

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The Electoral College Shouldn’t Matter More Than the Majority’s Votes

Majority rule shapes our lives — except when it comes to electing the president.

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The Electoral College Is Voting Tomorrow. Here’s What to Expect.

Most states offer livestreams to watch the proceedings, including crucial battlegrounds won by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. After Monday’s vote, the process moves to Congress.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #electoral-college, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Meet the Electoral College’s Biggest Critics: Some of the Electors Themselves

“Do we really want 538 Bob Nemanichs electing our president?” Bob Nemanich, a former elector, doesn’t. And he is hopeful that 2020 might put future electors out of a gig.

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Four State A.G.s Ask Supreme Court to Reject Texas Election Lawsuit

The attorneys general of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia asked the Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit from Texas seeking to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victories.

#electoral-college, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us

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There’s Still a Loaded Weapon Lying Around in Our Election System

State legislatures are still a threat to appointing electors contrary to the will of their voters.

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Even in Defeat, Trump Tightens Grip on State G.O.P. Lawmakers

In Pennsylvania, the president’s false claims of a rigged vote may inflame the party base for years to come. One lawmaker said that refusing to back up his assertions would “get my house bombed.”

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As Trump Rails Against Loss, His Supporters Become More Threatening

The president’s baseless claims of voting fraud have prompted outrage among his loyalists and led to behavior that Democrats and even some Republicans say has become dangerous.

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Trump Asked Pennsylvania House Speaker About Overturning His Loss

President Trump has failed to persuade elected Republicans in Michigan and Georgia to subvert the will of voters, and his effort appears to have stalled in Pennsylvania too.

#cutler-bryan, #electoral-college, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j

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Wisconsin’s Top Court Rejects Trump Lawsuit as His Election Push Fades

The Supreme Court in the state narrowed yet another legal path for the Trump campaign as it tries to overturn his loss to Joe Biden.

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Trump, Still Claiming Victory, Says He Will Leave if Electors Choose Biden

Taking questions from reporters for the first time since Election Day, the president also said he would travel to Georgia to support Republican candidates before two runoffs that will determine control of the Senate.

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Duty or Party? For Republicans, a Choice on Whether to Enable Trump

In pushing his false claims to the limits and cowing Republicans into acquiescence or silence, President Trump has revealed the fragility of the electoral system — and shaken it.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #electoral-college, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Why Trump’s Attempts to Overturn 2020 Election Are Unparalleled in US History

The president’s push to prevent states from certifying electors and get legislators to override voters’ will eclipses even the bitter 1876 election as an audacious use of brute political force.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electoral-college, #georgia, #hayes-rutherford-birchard, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Certification of the 2020 US Election Results is on Schedule. Here’s a Timeline.

Despite Republican efforts to undermine the process, state officials say they fully expect to meet their upcoming deadlines.

#electoral-college, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voting-and-voters

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Why It Wasn’t Normal When Michigan Republicans Refused to Certify Votes

The G.O.P. members of a county canvassing board eventually approved Detroit’s election results, but the process left many voters wondering what stands between a routine election and a breakdown of democracy.

#benson-jocelyn, #detroit-mich, #electoral-college, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #wayne-county-mich

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When Michigan Republicans Refused to Certify Votes, It Wasn’t Normal

The G.O.P. members of a county canvassing board eventually approved Detroit’s election results, but the process left many voters wondering what stands between a routine election and a breakdown of democracy.

#benson-jocelyn, #detroit-mich, #electoral-college, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #wayne-county-mich

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President Tru, Pack Your Bags and Be Gone

Trump wants to preserve, protect and defend only himself.

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Could State Legislatures Pick Their Own Electors to Vote for Trump? Not Likely

Some Trump allies have suggested that Republican lawmakers should override the will of voters who elected Joe Biden the next president.

#arizona, #electoral-college, #georgia, #michigan, #north-carolina, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j

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2020 Shows That the Electoral College Is Stupid and Immoral

It doesn’t just distort presidential elections. It infects the entire political process.

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Here’s What Will Happen Between Election Day and Inauguration Day

President Trump’s attempts to overturn the election results have made the arcane steps that formalize the will of the people a matter of unusual public importance.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #electoral-college, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Trump’s Election Fraud Claims Make No Headway on Legal Cases

The president appeared to have little path through the courts to shift the outcome of the election, leaving him reliant on long shots like recounts or pressure on state legislatures.

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With No Evidence of Fraud, Trump Fails to Make Headway on Legal Cases

The president appeared to have little path through the courts to shift the outcome of the election, leaving him reliant on long shots like recounts or pressure on state legislatures.

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The Electoral College Is Close. The Popular Vote Isn’t.

The prolonged uncertainty in spite of the clear preference of the public has intensified some Americans’ anger at a system in which a minority of people can claim a majority of power.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #electoral-college, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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American Democracy Survives Its Brush With Death

I’m badly shaken by what happened in this election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #electoral-college, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Election Special: Nail-Biter Edition

The podcast hosts check in on feelings and facts during this epic week of waiting.

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