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Vision 2020

  1. politics
    No, Congress Won’t Help Trump Overturn the ElectionAlabama congressman Mo Brooks’s last-ditch effort to protest the electoral vote count won’t amount to much.
  2. vision 2020
    Trump Bashed New York City, But He Did Better There in 2020The president may hate his hometown and renounced his residency, but he won more votes across the Big Apple than he did four years ago.
  3. vision 2020
    Biden’s Vote Lead Over Trump Now More than 7 MillionHe’s blown-away his old boss Barack Obama’s performance, which was the best for a Democratic presidential candidate since LBJ.
  4. vision 2020
    In 2020, the Electoral Landscape Continued to ShiftWho would have guessed Alaska would be more competitive than Virginia?
  5. vision 2020
    Why Did Trump’s Plan to Contest an Election Defeat Fail?For months, many feared that Trump was plotting to mount an election challenge. His efforts were either insufficiently serious or merely incompetent.
  6. 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.
  7. georgia senate runoffs
    Trump Divides Georgia Republicans Ahead of Crucial Senate RunoffsThe GOP needs unity to win on January 5, but Trump’s still furious at Governor Brian Kemp for refusing to help him steal the 2020 election.
  8. authoritarianism
    Liberal Hyperbole About Trump’s Authoritarianism Was Never the ProblemThe stakes of semantic debates over Trump’s alleged “fascism” and “coup” are much lower than liberals or left-contrarians care to admit.
  9. maga
    Trump Did Worse in Counties Where He Held His Final Rallies: ReportTrump underperformed compared to 2016 in 25 out of 30 counties where he held his final pandemic get-togethers.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. contested election
    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.
  14. contested election
    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.”
  15. vision 2020
    Who Could Lead Trumpism Without Trump?There are several paths Republicans could take to maintain Trump’s political appeal without all the baggage.
  16. 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.
  17. vision 2020
    How Georgia Became the Ultimate Battleground StateGeorgia Democrats have slowly come back after brief successes under Carter and Clinton. But in the January Senate runoffs, they have their big chance.
  18. vision 2020
    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.
  19. coronavirus stimulus
    Does Biden’s Election Help or Hurt Prospects for a Stimulus Deal?It’s unlikely anything will happen before the two Georgia runoffs determine Senate control, unless everything goes haywire.
  20. vision 2020
    David Shor’s Postmortem of the 2020 ElectionDemocrats must accept that Biden won through persuasion, not mobilization — and if the party can’t change the Senate, it will need to change itself.
  21. vision 2020
    Was Joe Biden the Most Electable Democrat After All?We’ll never know if one of Biden’s rivals might have done better in 2020. But his narrow win suggests Democrats need to build a stronger coalition.
  22. vision 2020
    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.
  23. contested election
    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.
  24. ballot initiatives
    Progressives Suffered Big Losses on California Ballot IssuesProgressives intentionally timed some crucial ballot initiatives for 2020, but a tide of “no” votes left them high and dry.
  25. vision 2020
    Biden’s Popular-Vote Win Is Beginning to Look More ImpressivePercentage-wise, he did better than any Democrat not named Obama in a half century.
  26. georgia senate race
    The Georgia Senate Elections Are a Referendum on Large Stimulus ChecksDemocrats should make sure voters understand that.
  27. poll position
    Should We Stop Paying Attention to Election Polls?Polls are like democracy: bad except as compared to all the alternatives.
  28. liveblog
    Trump Team Digs In Against Biden: Post-Election UpdatesRepublicans back president’s call election was stolen, as officials refuse to begin transition process for the president-elect.
  29. vision 2020
    Was Late Shift to GOP About Polling Error or Late Deciders?We won’t know for a while, but the most likely answer right now is “both.”
  30. vision 2020
    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.
  31. 2020 elections
    How We’re Feeling As the Presidential Race Finally EndsNew York staffers take stock after a long Election Week and contemplate what life may look like after Trump leaves office.
  32. vision 2020
    Biden Had One Job and He Did ItBiden took advantage of all Trump’s self-inflicted political wounds and now looks to be a necessary if limited transitional president.
  33. the swamp
    The Final Gasp of Donald Trump’s PresidencyInside the White House on election week.
  34. president trump
    Will Trump’s Lies About Rigged Elections Cost the GOP Senate Control?Republicans need to mobilize Trump fans to win in Georgia. Trump is telling his fans their votes don’t count, and the GOP doesn’t fight for them.
  35. 2020 elections
    Alaska’s Slow Ballot Count Adds to Senate UncertaintyThere’s a chance an Alaska U.S. Senate election could matter a lot. But thanks to local customs, we won’t know for a good while.
  36. 2020 elections
    Scenes From Your Election DayNew York readers share images of their election experiences, including a sobering wait for returns and some unusually polite political graffiti.
  37. election results
    The 2020 Election Has Brought Progressives to the Brink of CatastropheDemocrats probably just won the presidency – but lost the chance to govern at the federal level for a long time to come.
  38. vision 2020
    Trump Scrambles for Legal Strategy to Stop DefeatA flurry of lawsuits from Team Trump may, at the very best, delay the inevitable.
  39. 2020 elections
    Republicans Make Shocking Gains in the HouseDemocrats were expected to win several seats, but will instead lose a handful. Nancy Pelosi now faces a potential revolt.
  40. vision 2020
    The Perpetually Frustrated Dream of the South Turning BlueThere remain signs of optimism for long-suffering southern Democrats, but 2020 was in most respects bitterly disappointing.
  41. vision 2020
    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.
  42. election results
    Biden Has a Good Chance of Winning — and Having a Dreadful PresidencyThough uncertainty remains high, existing returns are consistent with a Democratic White House and Republican Senate.
  43. early and often
    2020 Election Subplots: Fascinating Races You Probably Haven’t Been FollowingHere’s our guide to races around the country below the level of the presidential and Senate campaigns.
  44. vision 2020
    We Can Tell a Better Story About Women’s VotesOn an Election Day with voting rights in peril, history can be our blueprint.
  45. vision 2020
    The Swing State Experts to Follow on Election NightA guide to the voices on Twitter that can help make sense of the scene on the ground in the key states that could decide the election.
  46. vision 2020
    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.
  47. vision 2020
    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.
  48. october surprise
    How Trump and Barr’s October Surprise Went BustThe attorney general’s pressure on John Durham nearly blew up the investigation that the president hoped would help swing the election.
  49. vision 2020
    Trump Closes Campaign With Bold Anti-Democracy, Pro-Violence MessageThe president apparently believes he can win over moderates by vowing to fire Fauci, subvert democracy, and promote political violence.
  50. gop
    Will the GOP Become the Party of Men?Republicans have stumbled upon a logical — if ironic — solution to their diversity problem.
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