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2020 Elections

  1. explainer
    Why the Arizona Election-Audit Circus Just Won’t EndA guide to how votes from Maricopa County were subjected to a sloppy recount, why it’s still dragging on, and what its proponents are really after.
  2. republicans
    Georgia Republicans See Disastrous Election Cycle As Something to Brag AboutIn their deluded minds, they believe losing Georgia to Biden and the Senate to Democrats were victories stolen by their own secretary of state.
  3. polls
    Polling the Midterms Is Going to Be Risky BusinessIt’s hard to tell whether 2020 polling errors were about Trump, the pandemic, or something more basic and replicable.
  4. 2022 mdterms
    A Historical Reminder: Iron Political Trends Sometimes Turn to DustThere’s only so much the last election can tell you.
  5. gavin newsom recall
    Struggling California Republicans Gamble on Newsom RecallThese are grim times for the GOP in the Golden State. So they are calculating that a long-shot recall drive may be their best best for a win.
  6. politics
    Now a Democrat Is Accused of Trying to Overturn the ElectionA losing candidate asks the House to declare her the winner, and Republicans cry hypocrisy.
  7. 2020 elections
    Straight-Ticket Voting Took Another Big Leap in 2020The days of congressional candidates running far ahead of the national ticket are all but over.
  8. explainer
    Can Marjorie Taylor Greene Be Expelled From Congress?If Republicans go along, Greene could be booted from the House for her violence-boosting behavior. Short of that, it’s up to her constituents.
  9. georgia senate runoffs
    As Trump Thugs Attack Congress, Senate Flips to DemocratsGeorgia voters took away the Republican Party’s remaining source of power in Washington and ensure that Trump leaves office as a serial loser.
  10. president trump
    This Is What Trumpism Without Trump Looks LikeTrump mobilized a white-supremacist tradition that he cannot control.
  11. 2020 elections
    Read Mike Pence’s Letter Explaining Why He Won’t Object to Biden’s WinThe vice president will not do President Trump’s bidding during Wednesday’s electoral certification.
  12. the national interest
    Here’s What Joe Biden Can Get Done With a Democratic SenateEconomic relief, judges, health care.
  13. elections
    White House Made 18 Previous Attempts to Call Georgia’s Secretary of StateThe 19th time was the charm.
  14. the national interest
    Trump Tells Georgia Official to Steal Election in Recorded Call“I just want to find 11,780 votes.”
  15. politics
    5 Lessons About Politics for 2021The 2020 election may be over, but it’s got lessons for the future.
  16. politics
    Georgia Senate Runoffs Head Toward a Dramatic FinishAmid epic spending and strong early voting, the contests that will determine Senate control remain in a dead heat.
  17. the national interest
    Liberals Need ‘Republicans for Biden’ to Stick Around a WhileDemocrats are going to need some help.
  18. u.s. house of representatives
    Democratic House Majority May Drop to Two Seats in JanuaryAfter November’s poor showing and then Biden’s choice of two House Democrats for jobs in his administration, Nancy Pelosi has no margin for error.
  19. the national interest
    The Republicans’ Only Plan is to Keep Pretending Trump Isn’t a Huge LiarMaybe this time it will finally work!
  20. georgia senate runoffs
    Kelly Loeffler Kept Repeating One Line at Sunday’s DebateRadical liberal. Radical liberal. Radical liberal.
  21. georgia senate runoffs
    Do Democrats Have Reason to Be Optimistic in Georgia?January’s two crucial Senate races are difficult to compare to past special elections, thanks in part to President Trump’s mixed messaging.
  22. 2020 elections
    Iowa Democratic Candidate Trailing by 6 Votes Will Appeal to the HouseIn a race that was essentially tied, Rita Hart wants the kind of lengthy investigation Congress can offer, but Republicans are crying foul.
  23. contested ground
    Trump’s Racist Urban Myth Hides His Suburban FailuresThe portrayal of Black cities as dens of criminality against pure suburbs didn’t work for him, but it’s not the first or last use of such rhetoric.
  24. 2020 elections
    Republicans Claw Back 4 California Congressional SeatsIt wasn’t a good election for California Republicans otherwise, but they did regain ground in the U.S. House.
  25. 2021
    ‘Republicans Have No Intent of Acting in Good Faith’Adam Jentleson had a front-row seat to the last time Mitch McConnell obstructed a Democratic president, and he’s got a warning for his party.
  26. politics
    Trump Funds Political Future by Claiming He Won in 2020The president has raised more than $150 million for a supposed “Election Defense Fund” that doesn’t really exist.
  27. the national interest
    ‘White Women Voted for Trump’ Is the Worst Election TropeIf you voted against Trump, Trump’s not your fault.
  28. 2020 elections
    Democrats Didn’t Have As Bad an Election As You Might ThinkThe conventional wisdom is that Biden won but his party “lost” the battle for the House and the Senate. That’s not really true.
  29. early and often
    Trump Spent His Holiday Weekend Bolstering His Loser RoutineA roundup of Trump’s latest preposterous election claims and flailing attempts to convince America that he’s definitely not a loser.
  30. the national interest
    Trump: I’ll Keep Charging Fraud Until Randy Quaid Is SatisfiedThe issue isn’t fraud; it’s the perception of fraud now.
  31. the national interest
    Trump’s Absurd ‘You Did It First’ Argument for Stealing the ElectionNo, the Mueller investigation is not like what Trump is doing now.
  32. 2020 presidential election
    Federal Judge Rebukes Trump’s Effort to Overturn Pennsylvania Election ResultsIn a scathing ruling, the judge said the Trump campaign was trying to “disenfranchise almost 7 million voters.”
  33. georgia
    Senator Kelly Loeffler May Have COVID-19The Georgia Republican is self-isolating after testing positive on Friday, though a second test on Saturday was inconclusive.
  34. vision 2020
    Will Trump Screw Up Republican Efforts to Hang On to the Senate?Most Republicans want to move on, and fear the crucial Georgia Senate runoffs will become a referendum on Trump’s efforts to contest his defeat.
  35. the national interest
    The Danger (and Ineptitude) of Trump’s Failed CoupWhile his maneuvers won’t prevent Joe Biden from taking office, they will serve several other purposes.
  36. politics
    Michigan Legislators Spurn Trump’s Bid to Overturn Election ResultsThe president summoned the state’s Republican legislative leaders to the White House. They didn’t tell him what he wanted to hear.
  37. politics
    Here’s All the Transition Help Trump Is Denying BidenThe president’s refusal to concede the election he lost has big consequences for everything from the pandemic to law enforcement.
  38. vision 2020
    Georgia Certifies Biden Win, But Republican Infighting ContinuesBrad Raffensperger and Brian Kemp will help end the 2020 election, but the party’s split could get worse as crucial Senate runoffs approach.
  39. politics
    What Trump’s Coup and America’s First Coup Have in CommonIn 1898, conservative whites overthrew the multiracial government of Wilmington, North Carolina.
  40. politics
    Perdue Hit With More Allegations of Shady Stock TransactionsHe bought stock in a submarine company, helped it out in the Senate, then made a windfall. And the news comes as he fights for his political life.
  41. 2020 elections
    Which House Races Still Aren’t Called?A narrowed Democratic margin in the House could swell or shrink as the last four races are eventually called.
  42. democrats in disarray
    The Election Should Reduce, Not Increase, Democratic InfightingGiven the likely balance of power in the Senate, there’s less for party to fight about than it expected.
  43. gop
    Republicans Keep Trying to Throw Out Black Votes After the ElectionWhat challenging ballots in Milwaukee and Detroit is really about.
  44. georgia senate runoffs
    The Hypocrisy of Republican Attacks on Raphael Warnock’s SermonsWarnock and the Black preaching tradition he represents are not “unpatriotic.” They draw from the same inspiration as Christian conservatives.
  45. redistricting
    Democrats Face a Redistricting DisasterDemocrats missed many targets for flipping legislative chambers. Only the rise of independent commissions to draw maps is limiting the damage.
  46. election reform
    Alaska Voters Approve Two Major Election ReformsBallot Measure 2 gives Alaska a top-four nonpartisan primary system and (like Maine) ranked-choice voting. It could be good news for Lisa Murkowski.
  47. 2020 elections
    Is Black Voter Turnout a Problem for Democrats in Georgia?Yes, Black voter turnout should be higher. But that’s not an excuse for southern Dems to return to their old habit of focusing on white conservatives.
  48. early and often
    Lindsey Graham Pressured Georgia Secretary of State to Toss Legal BallotsSecretary of State Brad Raffensperger says he’s alarmed by the efforts of Graham and other Trump allies to challenge Biden’s victory in Georgia.
  49. just asking questions
    CNN’s John King: ‘I’m Addicted’ to the Magic WallHis other habit during a very long Election Week? “My doctor’s probably gonna kill me, but I have a pot of coffee.”
  50. the national interest
    A Disturbing Number of Republicans Support Trump’s Coup AttemptOpposing a coup that’s certain to fail ought to be easy.
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