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Contested Election

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    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.
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    Trump’s Hold on the GOP Rank and File Continues to Be AmazingHe convinced millions to vote in person, then convinced millions more than the partisan split in voting methods he engineered proves massive fraud.
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    Rudy Melts Down Over Trump and ‘Voter Fraud’ During Insane Press ConferenceThe president’s legal team alleged a vast conspiracy to install Joe Biden, bankrolled by “communist money.”
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    The End Is Here: Last Two States Called in the Presidential ElectionTeam Trump may rage perpetually, but with Georgia falling to Biden and North Carolina to the president, the real-life election is over.
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    Trump’s Antics Strengthen the Case for Nationalizing Election RulesThis year’s chaotic postelection environment shows how a scofflaw like Trump can exploit a decentralized and disorganized system.
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    How Long Can Trump Keep Contesting the Election?Republicans could bring the president’s madness to an end, but there are a series of deadlines that may force the issue.
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    Trump’s Only Credible Legal Strategy Won’t Be EnoughIt’s possible the Supreme Court will accept Republican efforts to disallow late mail ballots in Pennsylvania. But there aren’t enough votes to matter.
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    What Donald Trump Wants the Supreme Court to Do to Help Him WinTrump may ask the Supreme Court’s conservative majority to kill ballots postmarked by Election Day but received later.
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    What to Watch for on Election Night: An Hour-by-Hour GuideHere’s when we’re likely to know if we’re looking at another Trump upset, a Biden landslide, or a fight that goes into a turbulent overtime.
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    How Likely Is a Premature Trump Declaration of Victory?Trump needs a win or a draw in several close states, including Pennsylvania, before he can think about claiming victory or contesting the results.
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    Trump’s Justices Show How They Might Help Him in Contested ElectionGorsuch defends Republican state legislatures’ power over election disputes. Kavanaugh echoes Trump’s attacks on mail-in ballots. Be very afraid.
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    Twitter Adds ‘Friction’ to Limit Election Chaos, But Is It Enough?With one eye on President Trump, the company introduced a raft of changes to prevent dangerous misinformation from going viral on Election Night.
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    Americans Are Becoming More Open to Post-Election ViolenceA study found growing bipartisan tolerance for political unrest, reflecting both Trump’s efforts to delegitimize the election and deeper divisions.
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    What Happens If the President Is Incapacitated or Dies Before January?Trump’s COVID diagnosis raises questions about the 25th Amendment and line of succession. Rules for candidates are murky, but it’s too late to change.
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    So How Do the Polls Look After That Hellscape of a Debate?Trump certainly isn’t getting a bump from his performance, and he’s getting some not-great news from key-state polls.
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    Trump Closes Debate by Threatening Election Night ChaosRather than forswearing an early victory claim, Trump said the Supreme Court should weigh in on his incoherent, fact-free attacks on voting by mail.
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    Will Fox News Save Democracy With an Accurate Election Night Call?The real test for decision desks may come when data suggests a call for Biden despite Trump’s in-person voting lead.
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    Pelosi Makes Plans for House Election of PresidentIf the Electoral College is deadlocked, the House will elect the next president under a scenario favoring Republicans that Pelosi will try to reverse.
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    ‘Classic Authoritarian’: How Historians Rate Trump’s Danger to DemocracyYou’re not paranoid to think the U.S. is headed for disaster, according to the people who study how democracies die.
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    Senate Democrats Want Barrett to Step Aside If Supreme Court Gets Election CaseIt would make Bush v. Gore look like child’s play to rush through a Supreme Court nominee who then rules on Trump’s political fate.
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    How Biden Can Challenge Trump on Trying to Rig the ElectionBiden should try to split Trump from his enablers by disclaiming an attack on the legitimacy of the Electoral College if all votes are counted.
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    A Nightmarish End to the 2020 Elections Is Becoming All Too PlausibleBarton Gellman lays out in great detail how Trump might use chaos to steal a second term, or at least create a constitutional crisis.
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    The System for Resolving a Contested Presidential Election Is Also a MessThe two-week period in Congress in January is convoluted, depends on the good faith of the party in power, and requires lawmakers to act briskly.
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    Trump Backers Make a Case for Stealing Election, Before Biden Gets the ChanceConservatives are advancing a dangerous argument, suggesting a premature Trump victory declaration may be justified by a planned Democratic coup.
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    The Last Time a Contested Election Tore the Country ApartThe 1876 presidential election and the compromise that settled it offer some key lessons as the possibility of a contested 2020 election result looms.
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    Democrats Scramble to Prevent Premature Trump Victory DeclarationIn battlegrounds with little experience voting by mail, a faster count may keep Trump from calling the race before all the votes are counted.
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    Can Florida Save Us From a Contested Presidential Election?The Sunshine State is expected to report quickly on Election Night, and if Biden has won it, the odds of Trump credibly claiming victory go down.
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    An Election Night ‘Red Mirage’ Is a Nightmare for DemocratsEvidence grows that thanks to big partisan splits in voting methods, Trump may have an Election Night lead even if mail ballots doom him to defeat.
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    Why Trump Could Have an Election Night Lead in Blue StatesWhether or not Trump clams victory based on convincing his supporters to vote on Election Day rather than by mail, the early returns may look weird.
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    Trump Election Chicanery Could Spur Massive ProtestsPlans are already underway to greet any Trump effort to contest or steal the 2020 election with millions of peaceful protesters in the streets.
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    The Biden Campaign Is Shelling Out to Make Sure You Know How to Vote by MailThe more voters (and media) know about mail ballots and slow counts, the less Trump can pull a fast one on Election Night.
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    How Trump Is Trying to Ensure an Early Election Night LeadTrump’s demonization of voting by mail has convinced his fans to vote in person, which could skew the early returns and lead to a contested election.
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    Trump Admits He’s Starving the Postal Service to Sabotage Voting by MailTrump is tampering with the November election in plain sight by trying to inhibit perfectly legal voting by mail and plotting to contest a defeat.
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    Why Do the Last Votes Counted Skew Democratic?The “blue shift” in results that Trump will call fraudulent likely comes from provisional ballots and late Democratic voting by mail.
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    Would Biden Contest a Trump Electoral College Win?While there’s abundant evidence Trump is willing to contest an adverse election result, it’s unlikely Joe Biden would trigger a constitutional crisis.
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    Trump Says Voting by Mail is Evil — Except in FloridaTrump executes a selective reversal by suggesting that voting by mail in Florida — but not in other states — is just fine.
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    Why 2020 Is Not Just Another 2016Democrats can be forgiven for a superstitious fear of a Trump comeback. But the real threat may not emerge until the polls close.
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    Joe Biden Needs to Win Big to Avoid a Contested ElectionIf Donald Trump is ahead on Election Night even with a majority of the vote uncounted, look out!
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    State and Local Budget Shortfalls Adding to Potential Election ChaosCongress needs to act to keep November’s pandemic-hampered election from becoming an epochal disaster.
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    Trump Is Laying the Groundwork to Contest Any Election LossBy deeming voting-by-mail systems a way a majority of states use to rig elections, POTUS has laid a foundation to declare a close election fraudulent.
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    Odds of a Contested November Election Are on the RiseIf COVID-19 continues to overshadow the general election, it could be held under circumstances where one party or the other won’t accept the results.