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2020 Election

  1. the national interest
    How Trumpism Has Become a Cult of LosingWhy do Republicans still love a loser whose entire appeal was that he’s a “winner”?
  2. politics
    Why Big Mo Matters to BidenPast presidents — including Barack Obama — who got off to a slow or clumsy start often paid dearly for it. Biden wants to avoid that fate.
  3. 2020 election
    Dominion Voting Systems Sues Giuliani Over All Those LiesRecklessly defaming a company for weeks on end may end up having a cost.
  4. politics
    Trump Repeatedly Pressured Justice Department to Help Overturn ElectionAfter DOJ leaders refused to file a Supreme Court lawsuit, Trump nearly fired the acting attorney general just days before the attack on Congress.
  5. the national interest
    Josh Hawley: I Stood Up to Capitol Mob by Endorsing Its DemandsThe Missouri senator explains his bravery.
  6. georgia
    Trump Also Made Call to Pressure Georgia Election InvestigatorThe president called the state’s top elections investigator on December 23 and urged them to “find the fraud.”
  7. the national interest
    The Trump Era Could Only End in a Final Attack on DemocracyFour years of mainstream Republican denial have come crashing down.
  8. the system
    The Never-ending Coup Against Black AmericaHistorically, “recovery” tends to look a lot like betrayal.
  9. politics
    Experts Fear Trump’s Failed Coup Is a ‘Dress Rehearsal’American democracy survived the 2020 election, but in what shape?
  10. the swamp
    The Full(est Possible) Story of the Four Seasons Total Landscaping Press EventA six-week, 37-source search for answers.
  11. covid-19 stimulus
    Second Stimulus Deal May Be Last Gasp of BipartisanshipDemocratic underperformance in the election and Republican underestimation of the pandemic made a deal possible. But don’t count on much else.
  12. politics
    ‘GOP Lawmakers Are Scared’: Republican Insiders Vent About ‘Stop the Steal’Party operatives sound off by text on Trump and his loyalists’ desperate legal antics.
  13. politics
    Rudy Giuliani Secretly Got Justice Department to Open Another Hunter Biden ProbeAttorney General William Barr ordered a federal prosecutor to take Rudy’s dirt from Ukraine. The FBI pushed back.
  14. contested election
    More Than Half of House Republicans Sign On to Trump’s Election CoupSupport for the president’s effort to steal the election from Joe Biden is growing.
  15. the national interest
    President of the United States Demands to ‘Overturn’ ElectionThe banana-republic rhetoric ratchets up another notch.
  16. intelligencer chats
    The Mood in the White House During Trump’s Frenzied Final DaysAs the president rage-tweets about the election, staffers are moving on — but still fighting with one another.
  17. 2020 election
    Trump’s Legal Team Now Sidelined by Failure and COVID-19Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis have tested positive in the past week, adding another barrier to the task of proving nonexistent election fraud.
  18. troublemaker
    Will Trump’s Antics Suppress Republican Turnout in the Georgia Senate Runoffs?By falsely claiming the GOP-run election was stolen, he could damage his party in two very close Senate races it can’t afford to lose.
  19. just asking questions
    Michael Cohen on How ‘Monster’ Trump Will Undermine BidenThe onetime fixer, now out of prison, breaks down his ex-boss’s postelection tantrum.
  20. 2020 election
    Michigan Republicans Now Want to Rescind Election CertificationThey changed course after a presidential intervention, but the “no backsies” rule applies here.
  21. 2020 election
    DNC Chair Tom Perez: We Avoided ‘Catastrophe’Why the top Democrat isn’t too worried about how this election went or how the next one will go.
  22. intelligencer chats
    How Worried Is Team Biden About Trump’s Transition Obstruction?The president-elect will be sworn in on January 20, but stonewalling has consequences — especially during a pandemic.
  23. 2020 election
    Everyone Else Finally Calls Arizona for Joe BidenFox News and the AP are no longer on an island.
  24. 2020 election
    Democrats’ Alaska Senate Dream Slips AwayWith Al Gross going down to defeat, it’s now really all about Georgia.
  25. gallery
    Scenes From Your Election CelebrationNew York readers share images of their reaction to Biden’s win, including giddy Girl Scouts, fountain frolicking, and an impromptu McCarren Park rave.
  26. 2020 election
    How Joe Biden Became President-ElectA long and winding path to the White House ended with a tense election week.
  27. 2020 election
    Trump Campaign Pivots From Victory Claims, Says Election Isn’t OverAn unsubtle messaging change from earlier in the week.
  28. 2020 election
    How We’re Feeling As America’s Moment of Truth ArrivesWith the election finally upon us, New York staffers take stock of their hopes and fears — and the psychic toll of the last four years.
  29. the national interest
    Trump Says He Will Fire Dr. Anthony Fauci After the ElectionTrump couldn’t keep his plan secret another three days.
  30. vision 2020
    Georgia Is Still a Purple State Only in TheoryBiden’s visit suggests the president’s segregationist bid for the suburbs isn’t working as he hoped. But Trump is the favorite until proven otherwise.
  31. 2020 election
    Kelly Loeffler Races to Far Right With Endorsement From Marjorie Taylor GreeneCalling herself “more conservative than Attila the Hun” wasn’t enough to get to the right of Doug Collins. Nobody’s to the right of the QAnon fan.
  32. the body politic
    It Shouldn’t Have Come Down to HerSome will try to blame Ruth Bader Ginsburg for not stepping down sooner. They are missing the point.
  33. asteroid
    An Asteroid Is Headed for Earth Just Before Election DayIncredible timing.
  34. 2020 election
    Kanye West and the Media Are Once Again Playing a Dangerous GameThere needs to be a reckoning about the toxic relationship between Kanye West and the vox populi.
  35. encounter
    Super Tuesday With Steve Kornacki, MSNBC’s Wonk Superman“He has not stopped. He has not eaten. He’s only been drinking water for the past 18 hours.”
  36. the body politic
    The Third Rail of Calling ‘Sexism’Warren tried not to talk about it.
  37. politics
    Marianne Williamson Has Mindfully Dropped OutThe self-described “bitch for God” and vanquisher of dark psychic forces has ended her presidential campaign.
  38. voter suppresion
    The Era of the Voter Purge in Georgia ContinuesOver 313,000 Georgia voters are set to be purged from the rolls in December.
  39. vision 2020
    What Do Trump’s Reelection Chances Look Like Right Now?Intelligencer staffers discuss the president’s position as the Democratic primary continues to take shape.
  40. mitch mcconnell
    Mitch McConnell’s New Campaign Ad Is Brazenly Anti-DemocracyThe McConnell campaign’s first campaign ad is about insisting that his various subversions of democracy are instances of “letting the people decide.”
  41. politics
    100-Person Poll: How Will the Trump Presidency End?We asked 100 New Yorkers (plus 14 pundits, journalists, academics, and activists) how they see the Trump administration ending.
  42. state of the union address
    Here’s a Real Bipartisan Idea: Make Trump Leave If He Loses in 2020Since Republicans are so excited about comity, they should agree to eject Trump from the White House if he loses in 2020 but claims “voter fraud.”
  43. the national interest
    Political Moderation Needs to Be Saved From the Madness of Howard SchultzAn egomaniacal billionaire is the opposite of everything good about moderate thinking.
  44. 2020 election
    Elizabeth Warren Takes a Big Step Toward 2020 Presidential BidShe has established a presidential exploratory committee.
  45. 2020 election
    When Barack Met BetoThe flirtation of ObamaWorld with Beto O’Rourke’s presidential ambitions is worth its weight in gold to the Texan.
  46. Will Trump Dump Sycophant-in-Chief Mike Pence?Some advisers want Trump to find a replacement veep who could appeal to women in 2020. But the Christian right would be unhappy about losing Pence.
  47. 2018 midterms
    2018 Turnout Was the Highest of Any Midterm in More Than a CenturyLooks like a combative political culture, a lot of close races, and Donald J. Trump get voters out to participate.
  48. past is prologue
    1982’s Democratic Wins Were Similar to 2018’s. Then Came Reagan’s Landslide.After a battle to rein in the “Reagan Revolution,” the Democratic Party made House gains in the midterms. Today’s Democrats won’t like what came next.
  49. 2020 election
    No, Hillary Clinton Is Not Going to Be the Democratic Nominee in 2020Mark Penn and Andrew Stein are indulging the new Republican vice of HRC2020 porn.
  50. 2018 midterms
    The Toxic Cycle That Keeps Republicans Focused on Culture WarTrump’s staunching his party’s losses by revving up its culture-obsessed base. That will make this strategy even more central in the future.
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