Elections

Just about everybody hates losing. Just about everybody really hates losing and knowing it was a genuine, earned defeat, and that the outcome didn’t just come down to a lucky bounce at the last second. Just about everybody really, really hates losing and realizing all too late that they ignored warnings, … Read More
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Just about everybody hates losing. Just about everybody really hates losing and knowing it was a genuine, earned defeat, and that the outcome didn’t just come down to a lucky bounce at the last second. Just about everybody really, really hates losing and realizing all too late that they ignored warnings, … Read More
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(Al Drago/Reuters) Republican state legislative leaders in several swing states are ruling out a long-shot strategy to reelect President Trump that would involve the GOP-led state legislatures in swing states overruling the popular vote and choosing electors that would vote for Trump over President-elect Joe Biden. However, the Republican majority leaders of the state legislatures
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American Greatness, the online outlet that sprung up in the summer of 2016 to, in its own words, “be the leading voice of the next generation of American Conservatism,” has never lived up to that lofty mission. Mostly, it has had its hands full defending Donald Trump, particularly from any Republican who … Read More
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE N o political majority is permanent; some are built on stronger ground than others, but keeping a majority eventually requires shaking off complacency and getting to work. Ever since George W. Bush, Rick Perry, and Karl Rove turned Texas into a Republican stronghold in the 1990s, culminating with flipping the Texas House
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In a new campaign ad released this morning, the campaign for Republican senator David Perdue highlights top Democratic leaders describing the Senate runoff elections in Georgia as an opportunity to take total control of Congress and change the country. “Now we take Georgia, then we change America,” Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) says
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President-elect Joe Biden discusses health care plans during a news conference in Wilmington, Del., November 10, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Joe Biden is planning to overturn various immigration policies enacted by President Trump, in a complete about-face from the current administration’s restrictions, CBS News reported on Wednesday. Although the coronavirus pandemic and economic problems will likely
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Poll workers tabulate ballots at the Allegheny County Election Warehouse in Pittsburgh, Pa., November 6, 2020. (John Altdorfer/Reuters) The Trump campaign won a minor victory today in the multifaceted post-election litigation ongoing in Pennsylvania. A state court ruled that the state government lacked the authority to extend by three days (i.e., until today, November 12)
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Voters cast their ballots at Madison Square Garden on the first day of early voting in New York City, October 24, 2020. (Jeenah Moon/Reuters) On the menu today: a careful review of recent voter-fraud cases, and how this dispels the trite, inaccurate claims that “voter fraud doesn’t exist”; perspective on what recent voter-fraud cases have
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Mail-in ballots are counted in Lehigh County, Penn., November 4, 2020. (Rachel Wisniewski/Reuters) You may have seen a number bouncing around Twitter saying that there were 95,801 “Biden-Only Ballots” in Georgia compared to just 818 “Trump-Only Ballots.” That appears to originate with Steve Cortes from the Trump campaign: Must-watch! 🧐 In Georgia: Trump only ballots:
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While a very large number of people throughout the world are celebrating what they believe is the end of the Trump phenomenon, the fact is this president, who has been so widely reviled as freakish, corrupt, accidental, illegitimate, and a virtually total failure, has received nearly 72 million votes to remain as … Read More
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Trump campaign has filed a lengthy complaint in federal court, challenging Pennsylvania’s administration of the 2020 presidential election as a violation of the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. This is the theory under which, 20 years ago, the Supreme Court invalidated Florida’s presidential election vote-counting procedures in Bush v. Gore. The
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Democratic Senate challenger Cal Cunningham speaks to voters in Durham, N.C., November 3, 2020. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham on Tuesday conceded the North Carolina race to incumbent Republican Thom Tillis. “Earlier this afternoon, Cal Cunningham called me to offer his concession,” Tillis said Tuesday in a statement. “This was a hard-fought campaign
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Joe Biden has been declared the president-elect, but his chances of getting major legislation through Congress look poor. The Democrats’ margin in the House is slimmer than expected, and even if Democrats win both runoffs in Georgia, the Senate will be a tie. In their best-case scenario, then, Senate Democrats … Read More
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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger gives an update on the state of the election and ballot count during a news conference at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Ga., November 6, 2020. (Dustin Chambers/Reuters) Georgia’s two Republican senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, issued a scathing statement on Monday calling on the state’s GOP secretary of state
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Poll workers tabulate ballots at the Allegheny County Election Warehouse in Pittsburgh, Pa., November 6, 2020. (John Altdorfer/Reuters) A group of ten Republican attorneys general announced Monday that they are filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in a case challenging mail ballots in Pennsylvania, arguing that the state increased the risk of fraud
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In my latest column over at the Catholic Herald, I shared one of my favorite quotes from Founding Father John Adams: I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture,
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Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris speaks at a campaign event in Raleigh, N.C., September 28, 2020. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) CNN’s Anderson Cooper and former Obama campaign manager David Axelrod on Saturday discussed the possibility that President-elect Joe Biden may only serve for one term due to his advanced age, with Axelrod declaring that Biden’s
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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to media during a census outreach event ahead of the census deadline in The Bronx, New York City, September 19, 2020. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Sunday dismissed concerns among some members of her party that the label of “socialist” hurt House Democrats who lost their reelection bids
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden addresses supporters at election rally, after the news media announced that Biden has won the presidential election, in Wilmington, Del., November 7, 2020. (Andrew Harnik/Pool via Reuters) Joe Biden described his coming term as president as “a time to heal” for the nation, both from coronavirus and from various social
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The inconclusive, unsatisfying outcome of Tuesday’s election might be read as evidence of a country bitterly divided. Which it is, of course, but the election also provides evidence of a country strangely united — united in spite of itself. Here is a seldom spoken fact of American political life: There is … Read More
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