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Why Joe Manchin is an electoral miracle

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Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is one of the most powerful men in Washington. With Democrats holding a one-vote majority in the Senate (thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris casting any tie-breaking v...

CFO of House GOP campaign committee resigns after lawmakers object to Electoral College results

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A top official at the National Republican Congressional Committee abruptly decided to resign earlier this month after House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and nearly 150 GOP lawmakers voted against certifying the Elector...

This editorial absolutely crushes a Republican senator for objecting to the Electoral College results

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On Saturday, Montana Sen. Steve Daines was one of 11 Republicans who announced their plans to object to the Electoral College results during Wednesday's bicameral session of Congress. Twenty four hours later, the la...

The Trump ally in the Senate leading the President’s futile effort to challenge the Electoral College votes

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Washington Republican Sen. Josh Hawley threw a political grenade into Washington last week when he announced his intentions to object when Congress counts the Electoral College votes on Wednesday -- a move that pits ...

Electoral College objection serves as another example of Trump putting Loeffler and Perdue in tight spot

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Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler have spent the entire Georgia Senate runoffs running as close as they can to Donald Trump, while at the same time avoiding a complete adoption of Trump's baseless con...

Pence asks judge to reject Gohmert lawsuit asking the VP to interfere in the Electoral College count

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Vice President Mike Pence's lawyers asked a federal judge Thursday to reject a request from Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas that attempts to force Pence to ignore electoral votes of several key states when Congress meet...

What this senator’s Electoral College objection really means for Republicans

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Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley's announcement Wednesday that he will formally object to the Electoral College results will trigger an existential choice -- in the form of a vote on the House and Senate floors ...

Georgia runoff timing means Perdue won’t be in Congress for joint session on Electoral College

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The tight January political calendar means Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue won't be in office when Congress meets for a joint session on the Electoral College on January 6, regardless of the results of the Sena...

Why the Electoral College is here to stay — for now

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President-elect Joe Biden's victory in this week's Electoral College vote formalized a win that has been known for over a month. Although the outcome was favorable to Democrats this go around, most Democrats would l...

Hillary Clinton says she is an Electoral College elector in New York

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Washington Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she is one of the 538 electors in the Electoral College. "I'm an elector in New York," the 2016 Democratic nominee told SiriusXM's "Signal Boost." "I'm sure I'll get to vote fo...

This is Joe Biden’s best electoral path

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A big question heading into this cycle was whether Democrats' best path to winning back the White House ran through the Sunbelt or the Great Lakes (i.e. Rust Belt). While we won't know for certain which pathway was ...

These maps show how 2020 could come down to 1 electoral vote

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Long election nights are what make junkies go wild and partisans go crazy. It's been 144 years since the Electoral College (how we decide our presidents) was last decided by a mere 1 electoral vote. Chances are tha...