Elections

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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President Donald Trump speaks about the presidential election results in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, November 5, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) Donald Trump over-performed the polls and shocked the pundits again on Tuesday, getting so close to the finish line that several key states have yet to be called. This is a
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President Donald Trump speaks about the presidential election results in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, November 5, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) President Trump again claimed he’d win the presidential election on Thursday despite unfinished vote counting in various crucial states, and said that the Republican Party was now demonstrably the “party of
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At this hour, we don’t know how the presidential race will shake out, but we know that this will not be the sweeping rebuke of President Trump that Democrats wanted, and, in many cases, confidently expected. That other morning newsletter, from Politico, writes this morning: TUESDAY WAS AN ABJECT DISASTER for … Read More
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden delivers remarks on health care at the Beech Woods Recreation Center in Southfield, Mich., October 16, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) Joe Biden has won Michigan, the Associated Press projected on Wednesday, placing him within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed to declare victory. Biden claims Michigan’s 16 electoral votes, bringing
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Earlier tonight Joe Biden addressed his supporters from Delaware. He said that he believed they were on the way to victory, and was looking forward to the ongoing count. In brief remarks from the White House, Donald Trump escalated, saying that he believed he’d won, and alleging improprieties aimed at depriving him and his supporters
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Supporters of President Donald Trump and Democrat candidate Joe Biden outside Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, September 5, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) In 2020, both parties have come to believe that the system is rigged in favor of the other. In New York City, the police have advised store owners to board up their
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Election worker processes mail-in ballots ahead of election day in Houston, Texas, November 2, 2020. (Callaghan O’Hare/Reuters) More evidence that the Supreme Court has set itself up for some very contentious post-election rulings, at least if the race turns out to be close. As our Mairead McArdle reports, a federal judge in Houston has turned
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An illuminated view of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., November 3, 2018. (Alan Freed/Reuters) A Pittsburgh, Pa., newspaper has backed Donald Trump just days before the general election in the paper’s first endorsement of a Republican presidential candidate since 1972. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette released its endorsement on Saturday, just before the general elections are set to take
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Editor’s Note: If you would like to read more pros and cons on voting for President Trump, further essays on the subject, each from a different perspective, can be found here, here, here, here, and here. These articles, and the one below, reflect the views of the individual authors, not of the National … Read More
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