Trump Says He'll Leave If Electoral College Seats Biden
2020 Elections
Trump Says He'll Leave If Electoral College Seats Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden's victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake” — as he spent... Read More

The Trump Election Lawsuit Chronicles
2020 Elections
The Trump Election Lawsuit Chronicles
2020-11-24 21:33:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Getting a formal concession, finally, might all come down to this. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of appeals on Monday granted a request from President Donald Trump's campaign to consider, on an expedited basis, an appeal of a... Read More

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Certifies Presidential Election Results
2020 Elections
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Certifies Presidential Election Results
2020-11-24 16:59:07
by Dan McCue

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Bookvar certified the results of the 2020 presidential election Tuesday, after all 67 counties in the state certified their individual results late Monday night. A short time later, as required by federal... Read More

Michigan Certifies Biden Win; a Setback for Trump Challenge
2020 Elections
Michigan Certifies Biden Win; a Setback for Trump Challenge

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state, another setback for President Donald Trump in his futile effort to undermine the results of the Nov. 3 election through baseless legal... Read More

Michigan House Speaker Floats Possibility of 'Constitutional Crisis'
2020 Elections
Michigan House Speaker Floats Possibility of 'Constitutional Crisis'

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield referenced the possibility of a "constitutional crisis" during an interview on Fox News Sunday morning, two days after he met with President Donald Trump at the White House. The Board of State Canvassers meets Monday to consider certifying Michigan's statewide election... Read More

Biden Won Mail Ballots in Pennsylvania, Trump the In-Person Vote. What Does That Mean for the Future?
2020 Elections
Biden Won Mail Ballots in Pennsylvania, Trump the In-Person Vote. What Does That Mean for the Future?

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvanians were deeply divided this election. And it wasn't just whom they voted for — it was in how they cast their votes. Most votes for president-elect Joe Biden were cast by mail in Pennsylvania. Most votes for President Donald Trump were cast in... Read More

Poll: As Trump Attacks Election Outcome, Americans are Less Confident in the Vote Count
Opinion Polls
Poll: As Trump Attacks Election Outcome, Americans are Less Confident in the Vote Count

President Donald Trump's repeated — and baseless — insistence that widespread fraud undermined this month's presidential election has left a mark on Americans' faith in the voting process, a postelection USC Dornsife survey has found. Using a 0-100 scale to measure their... Read More

Trump Campaign Pushes to Overturn Michigan's Election
State News
Trump Campaign Pushes to Overturn Michigan's Election

LANSING, Mich. — The top Republicans in Michigan's GOP-controlled Legislature are expected to visit the White House on Friday as supporters of President Donald Trump take new steps to undermine Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the state. This development comes after Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said the campaign would defeat Biden... Read More

Transition Tensions Escalate as Trump Steps Up Desperate Effort to Hold on to Power
2020 Elections
Transition Tensions Escalate as Trump Steps Up Desperate Effort to Hold on to Power

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is escalating his slapdash yet persistent attempts to overturn Joe Biden's election victory, pushing for judges and for Republican state lawmakers and local officials in several battleground states to ignore voters' verdicts there and award him the electoral votes he... Read More

BPC Examines What 2020 Election Communicated About Health Care
Political News
BPC Examines What 2020 Election Communicated About Health Care
2020-11-19 15:05:32
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Political players have long had different ideas about national health care, but coronavirus not only shifted policymakers’ priorities, it has also thrown the future of health care reform into question.  The Bipartisan Policy Center convened leading pollsters and... Read More

Recount Finds Thousands of Georgia Votes Missing From Initial Counts
2020 Elections
Recount Finds Thousands of Georgia Votes Missing From Initial Counts

ATLANTA — The vote recount in Georgia is expected to confirm the election results, as intended. But it also exposed flaws in voting systems that almost resulted in some ballots being overlooked. Election workers in three counties discovered a total of more than... Read More

GOP Canvassers Again Oppose Certifying Detroit-area Votes
2020 Elections
GOP Canvassers Again Oppose Certifying Detroit-area Votes

DETROIT (AP) — Two Michigan Republicans who initially blocked certification of election results for the county that includes Detroit despite no evidence of fraud before approving them now say they want to rescind their certification. Monica Palmer and William Hartmann,... Read More

Trump Fires Agency Head Who Vouched for 2020 Vote Security
Cybersecurity
Trump Fires Agency Head Who Vouched for 2020 Vote Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fired the nation’s top election security official, a widely respected member of his administration who had dared to refute the president’s unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud and vouch for the integrity of the vote. While abrupt, the... Read More

Deadline Near for Hand Tally of Presidential Race in Georgia
State News
Deadline Near for Hand Tally of Presidential Race in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials across Georgia are staring down a Wednesday deadline to complete a hand tally of the presidential race in the state. The hand recount of nearly 5 million votes stems from an audit required by a... Read More

Michigan GOP Backtracks After Blocking Vote Certification
State News
Michigan GOP Backtracks After Blocking Vote Certification

DETROIT (AP) — In an abrupt about-face, Michigan's largest county on Tuesday night unanimously certified election results showing Democrat Joe Biden defeating President Donald Trump, hours after Republicans first blocked formal approval of voters' intentions. The initial move was quickly... Read More

Georgia Elections Chief Says Sen. Lindsey Graham Asked About Rejecting More Absentee Ballots
2020 Elections
Georgia Elections Chief Says Sen. Lindsey Graham Asked About Rejecting More Absentee Ballots

ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham asked him if he had the power to reject more absentee ballots as election officials are conducting a recount and audit of the presidential race. Raffensperger, in an interview with The Washington Post on Monday, said the South Carolina senator... Read More

Trump, Still Out of Sight, Focuses on His Own Future as Pandemic Worsens
2020 Elections
Trump, Still Out of Sight, Focuses on His Own Future as Pandemic Worsens

WASHINGTON — More than a week after his stinging electoral defeat, President Donald Trump spent another day secluded in the White House on Thursday feverishly tweeting, watching television and telephoning allies — focused more on his own future than governing the nation as it struggles... Read More

Pa. Appellate Court Sides With Trump in Fight Over ID Deadlines for Voters
2020 Elections
Pa. Appellate Court Sides With Trump in Fight Over ID Deadlines for Voters

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania appellate court handed President Donald Trump's campaign a minor victory Thursday, barring counties from including in their final vote tallies a small pool of mail ballots from people who had failed to provide required ID by a Monday deadline. In a... Read More

Is Trump Directing the GSA to Decline to Call Joe Biden the President-Elect?
2020 Elections
Is Trump Directing the GSA to Decline to Call Joe Biden the President-Elect?

WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration has missed a deadline to say whether the decision to not recognize President-elect Joe Biden is at the personal direction of outgoing President Donald Trump. Three House Democrats wrote to GSA Administrator Emily Murphy on Monday questioning why the agency has not issued an ascertainment that... Read More

Michigan Officials Debunk Trump Dead Voter Claim
State News
Michigan Officials Debunk Trump Dead Voter Claim

DETROIT — President Donald Trump's campaign filed a second lawsuit in Michigan on Tuesday seeking to stop the state's canvassing and certification of ballots, but the state's chief elections official and attorney general defended the election results. The Trump campaign filed the case in federal... Read More

Georgia Secretary of State Announces Hand Recount of Presidential Race
State News
Georgia Secretary of State Announces Hand Recount of Presidential Race
2020-11-11 16:38:37
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Wednesday that the state will conduct a hand recount of all ballots cast in last week's presidential contest. The announcement came during a news conference at which Raffensperger continued to deflect... Read More

Will Lightning Strike Twice for Democrats in Georgia?
State News
Will Lightning Strike Twice for Democrats in Georgia?

WASHINGTON — Georgia, the state on track to produce the closest finish of the 2020 presidential election, is about to endure an unprecedented political encore that will decide control of the U.S. Senate. The runoff campaigns for both the state's Senate seats are set... Read More

Trump's Challenge to the 2020 Vote: A State-By-State Guide
Litigation
Trump's Challenge to the 2020 Vote: A State-By-State Guide

President Donald Trump's challenge to the 2020 election results runs through six battleground states, five of which he won in 2016. This time around, Democrat Joe Biden has five-digit vote leads in all six states with some counting continuing, including three where he leads... Read More

Senior Pentagon Official Resigns as Trump Remakes Leadership
Dep. of Defense
Senior Pentagon Official Resigns as Trump Remakes Leadership

WASHINGTON — A senior Defense Department official resigned on Tuesday, opening the way for a longtime ally of President Donald Trump to take on a key leadership role a day after Pentagon chief Mark Esper was fired. James Anderson, the acting deputy undersecretary of defense for policy,... Read More

America Will Likely Have to Wait for Biden Cabinet Picks
Political News
America Will Likely Have to Wait for Biden Cabinet Picks
2020-11-10 21:06:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden wasted no time in assembling the new coronavirus task force he unveiled Monday, but it will likely be early December before the majority of Americans learn who the new president has picked for his cabinet.... Read More

Barr Allows Probes Into Voting Outcome Despite Lack of Evidence
Dep. of Justice
Barr Allows Probes Into Voting Outcome Despite Lack of Evidence

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr authorized Justice Department officials to open inquiries into potential irregularities in the presidential election, while acknowledging there's no conclusive evidence. Barr issued a memo on Monday evening authorizing U.S. attorneys across the country, as well as his top lieutenants, "to pursue... Read More

Scaramucci Predicts Biden Win 'Great for Markets'
Wall Street
Scaramucci Predicts Biden Win 'Great for Markets'
2020-11-09 14:18:38
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Less than 24 hours before news organizations called the election for President-Elect Biden, financier Anthony Scaramucci predicted, “It’s likely to be Pennsylvania that tips this thing… and [Biden’s] election is great for the markets.” Speaking at an Axios... Read More

Love It or Hate It, Here's How the Electoral College Came to Be
Political News
Love It or Hate It, Here's How the Electoral College Came to Be

CHICAGO — As they do every four years, pundits and newscasters again are explaining why we choose a president in the peculiar way we do. By now, our customary amnesia has set in. Millions of Americans voted for president on Nov. 3,... Read More

States Expanded Voting Access for the Pandemic. The Changes Might Stick
Elections
States Expanded Voting Access for the Pandemic. The Changes Might Stick

ANCASTER, Pa. — With one envelope slicer, three ballot scanners and around 175 people, it took election officials roughly 37 consecutive hours to process 91,000 mail-in ballots in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. "It's taking a little longer to scan than we had hoped,"... Read More

No, Not That Four Seasons. How Team Trump's News Conference Ended Up at Landscaping Firm
Political News
No, Not That Four Seasons. How Team Trump's News Conference Ended Up at Landscaping Firm

PHILADELPHIA — What began five years ago with the made-for-TV announcement of Donald Trump's presidential ambitions from the escalator of his ritzy Manhattan high-rise, ended Saturday with his aging lawyer shouting conspiracy theories and vowing lawsuits in a Northeast Philadelphia parking lot, near a sex shop and... Read More

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