RNC Signals a Pullout From Presidential Debates

The Republican National Committee says it will require candidates to pledge to not participate in debates run by the Commission on Presidential Debates. What would replace them, if anything, was unclear.

#commission-on-presidential-debates, #presidential-elections-us, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party

New Hampshire’s Secretary of State, Bill Gardner, Is Retiring

The official, Bill Gardner, a Democrat, has served as secretary of state in New Hampshire for more than four decades.

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New Hampshire Secretary of State, Longest Serving in U.S., Is Retiring

The official, Bill Gardner, a Democrat, has served as secretary of state in New Hampshire for more than four decades.

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What We Did the Last Time We Broke America

Our current situation isn’t hopeless.

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De Blasio Is Faulted for Using Security Detail for Personal Benefit

A city investigation criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio’s use of his security detail during his presidential campaign and to transport his children.

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Constitutional Challenges Loom Over Proposed Voting Bill

The sprawling legislation, known as H.R. 1, could result in lawsuits leading to a dozen Supreme Court cases, legal experts said.

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Here’s How Democrats’ Voting Rights Law Would Work

The expansive measure would set a nationwide floor on ballot access, nullify many voting restrictions, change the way political districts are drawn and rein in campaign donations.

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How Joe Biden Beat Donald Trump

Biden’s campaign strategy put Democrats in agony. Here’s why it worked.

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Joe Did It. But How?

Biden’s campaign strategies often worried Democrats. But they worked.

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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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Bonus: Kara and Maggie Haberman Debrief on Brad Raffensperger

They also talk Trump and the future of the Republican Party.

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Flashbacks to Florida in 2000 as Trump Heads to Court to Save His Presidency

While the White House seeks a “James Baker-like” figure to lead its postelection legal battle, the real James Baker says President Trump should not try to stop votes from being counted.

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Ivory Coast President Wins Third Term in Disputed Vote

Electoral officials said Alassane Ouattara won Saturday’s vote in a landslide but his opponents boycotted the election after he defied constitutional term limits.

#africa, #ivory-coast, #presidential-elections-us

Freaking Out? Here Are 5 Ways to Ward Off Election Anxiety

And one reason to embrace it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #debatable, #presidential-elections-us

How U.S. Elections Look Abroad

From gerrymandering to voter roll purges, we showed people around the world how the American system works. It didn’t go well.

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Why the U.S.’s Electoral Machinery Is More Robust Than People Think

Our system offers many offramps from the road to disaster. Whether we take one is another question.

#democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #hayes-rutherford-birchard, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-elections-us, #senate

Trump’s Second-Term Agenda? Slogans Over Details

President Trump’s norm-shattering ways now extend to a refusal to tell voters how he will spend another four years in the White House.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-elections-us, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Voting in a Covid Pandemic: Wear a Mask and Bring Your Own Pens

A new C.D.C. report cites lessons learned from Delaware’s primary and suggests that voters could use some instruction in the right way to wear a mask.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-elections-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-machines, #your-feed-healthcare

The Big Tech Insider Who’s Challenging Facebook, Twitter and Google from the Outside

Facebook’s former chief security officer on what Big Tech needs to do for a free(r) and fair(er) election.

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100,000 New Absentee Ballots Go Out, but N.Y. Voters Are Wary

The mishap in absentee ballots in Brooklyn raises questions about the ability of the Board of Elections to handle a pandemic-era presidential election.

#absentee-voting, #biaggi-alessandra, #board-of-elections-nyc, #board-of-elections-nys, #brooklyn-nyc, #phoenix-graphics-inc, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-elections-us, #trump-donald-j

Flat Polls. Weak Ratings. Do Political Conventions Have a Future?

Ratings were down and polls barely budged. Did the August conventions offer a road map for saving a flailing political institution?

#democratic-national-committee, #democratic-party, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-elections-us, #ratings-audience-measurement, #republican-national-convention, #republican-party

How Trump is Sowing Distrust

From business competition in New York to President Barack Obama’s birthplace to mail-in voting, President Trump’s goal has been to undermine the opposition and leave people uncertain about what to believe.

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Trump’s Tactic: Sowing Distrust in Whatever Gets in His Way

From business competition in New York to President Barack Obama’s birthplace to mail-in voting, President Trump’s goal has been to undermine the opposition and leave people uncertain about what to believe.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #obama-barack, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-elections-us, #qanon, #republican-national-convention, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Joe Biden and the ‘Convention Bounce’

After the Democratic primary campaign came to an abrupt halt in late March as the coronavirus swept through the nation, the Democrats and Republicans have looked to the conventions as their candidates’ biggest stage.

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New York Will Allow Voters to Cast Mail-In Ballots

The state’s uneven handling of its primary has raised doubts about the ability to deal with the more than five million mail-in ballots expected in November.

#absentee-voting, #cuomo-andrew-m, #elections, #new-york-state, #postal-service-us, #presidential-elections-us, #voting-and-voters

Much Changed World, Same Joe Biden Seeking to Undo What Trump Has Done

Night 2 of the Democratic National Convention was set to focus on how much work awaits the next president, and all the reasons Democrats think voters should trust Mr. Biden with the job.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-national-convention, #democratic-party, #kerry-john, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-elections-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Learning to Love Joe Biden

He’s not out on the campaign trail now, but when he was a young man in a hurry, he told us who he was.

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Vote Counts Change. Please Don’t Panic.

The “blue shift” is real. Take it seriously.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #elections-state-legislature, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-elections-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

The Presidential Debates Debate

Does this forum make sense for evaluating the candidates? Readers weigh in.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #commission-on-presidential-debates, #debates-political, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-elections-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

He Predicted Trump’s Win in 2016. Now He’s Ready to Call 2020.

Most historians just study the past. But Allan Lichtman has successfully predicted the future.

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Why Trump Has No Power to Delay the 2020 Election

We answer some key questions about holding elections in a crisis. And no, the president cannot cancel an election on his own.

#absentee-voting, #elections, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-elections-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

#federal-election-commission, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-elections-us, #west-kanye

Life on the Vice-Presidential Short List

It’s exciting. It can also feel like a colonoscopy.

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How Joe Biden Can Defeat Trump From His Basement

If he can win the battle for our screens, he can benefit from the death of the traditional presidential campaign.

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The Democratic Establishment Suddenly Loves Bernie Sanders

When he was winning primaries, many in the Democratic Party were wary of the Vermont senator. Now, he’s a friend, chess-playing companion and “American original.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #endorsements, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-elections-us, #primaries-and-caucuses, #sanders-bernard, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

How Joe Biden Wins It All

He doesn’t let President Trump tug him into the mud.

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Silicon Valley Leaders’ Plea to Democrats: Anyone but Sanders

Their tech employees are a different story.

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