How a Sham Candidate Helped Flip a Florida Election

The candidate and the man who prosecutors say recruited him to play spoiler in a Florida Senate race last year were both arrested this week.

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Trump Raised $255.4 Million in 8 Weeks as He Sought to Overturn Election Result

The former president’s fund-raising slowed significantly after the Electoral College delivered its votes to make Joseph R. Biden Jr. the 46th president.

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Democrats in Georgia Runoffs Bring in Record Haul

The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock and Jon Ossoff each raised more than $100 million, according to campaign filings, signaling Democrats’ optimism heading into the Jan. 5 contests.

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Business Partner of Giuliani Associate Is Expected to Plead Guilty

David Correia was charged with duping investors in a start-up he founded with Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani.

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Kara Swisher speaks to Trevor Potter, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission and expert on American elections

Inside the intricate legal battle to make sure every vote counts in 2020.

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Donald Trump’s Unapologetic Corruption

Just call it the Trump swamp.

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Biden Has $466 Million in Bank, and a Huge Financial Edge on Trump

The former vice president and the Democrats were $187 million behind President Trump and the Republicans this spring. Now they are entering the final stretch of the campaign with a $141 million advantage.

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How Trump Draws on Campaign Funds to Pay Legal Bills

As he has done with other aspects of the presidency, Donald J. Trump has redefined the practice in ways that have unsettled even some Republicans.

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If Kanye West Is Running for President, So Is Your Mom

As far as the Federal Election Commission is concerned, Mr. West is an official candidate as of Thursday. Along with 1,144 other people.

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After Functioning for 28 Days, U.S. Election Regulator Will Be Powerless Again

A member of the Federal Election Commission said Friday that she was resigning, just weeks after a new member had joined the agency and restored its quorum.

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Election Watchdog, Dormant for Months, Can Finally Move Into Action

With the confirmation of James E. Trainor III, the Federal Election Commission can function again. But warring ideologies among its members raise questions about what it can accomplish.

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