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Twitter roasts Washington Post’s Max Boot for his call to ‘abolish the electoral college’

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"The Founders never envisioned such an imbalance between power and population. It undermines any pretense that we are still a democracy. We should abolish the electoral college and make the election of senators propo...

Hillary, Whoopi lash out at Clarence Thomas; realizing ‘electoral annihilation’: Sexton

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Clinton said she went to law school with Justice Clarence Thomas — who wrote an opinion concurring with Justice Sam Alito's majority — saying he has always been a bitter man interested in "grievance." On Fox News, fo...

Jan 6 Hearing: GOP lawmaker calls out Maryland’s Raskin over ‘motive’ to abolish electoral college

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Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., reportedly divided some of the members on the committee, arguing that the electoral college should be abolished to protect federal elections — therefore tabulated by national popular vote — ...

In Biden’s home state, Delaware Republicans see fertile electoral ground in November

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Delaware Republicans held their state convention at the Rehoboth Convention Center, where Biden himself had spoken a day earlier in the same room to address May’s jobs report.  He was still at his residence in the ci...

Laura Ingraham: Voters ready to deliver ‘electoral smackdown’ to Democrats’ anti-American crusade

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LAURA INGRAHAM: Popular American presidents managed to capture the spirit of the time in just a few words. Reagan really did make us believe it was finally after Jimmy Carter, morning in America. And after eight year...

Georgia DA investigating Trump’s election interference will look into fake Electoral College certifications

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Washington The Atlanta-area district attorney who's investigating former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election said her office will look into the fake Electoral College certific...

Book details tension with McConnell over Trump’s bid to reverse Biden’s electoral win

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In the weeks after he lost the 2020 election, then-President Donald Trump had a plan to stay in office -- and he wanted Mitch McConnell to know about it. If Trump could successfully pressure Republican Gov. Brian Ke...

What the Electoral Count Act is — and why some argue reforming it can protect future elections

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Washington The Electoral Count Act proved to be a vital safeguard for democracy when former President Donald Trump sought to overturn the 2020 presidential election in his favor. Though the 19th-century law is vague,...

Manchin and Murkowski signal optimism on Electoral Count Act reform

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Washington Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Sunday signaled optimism about their work to reform the Electoral Count Act, with Manchin going so far as to say it will "absolutely" pass,...

Senators moving ‘aggressively’ on Electoral Count Act reform, but face long way to go before a deal

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Washington Bipartisan talks to overhaul the Electoral Count Act -- an 1887 law under scrutiny in the wake of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol -- face an uncertain future and key hurdles as lawmakers scramble to...

Electoral Count Act: How to stop insurrection 2.0

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Out of the ashes of Democrats' failed effort to set a national voting rights standard may come a ...

Only Trump was in worse electoral shape than Biden after his first year as president

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President Joe Biden's administration turned 1 year old on Thursday. He entered the White House by beating a historically unpopular president in Donald Trump. And while Biden started with a lot of promise in public ...

Bipartisan group of senators seeks common ground on changing Electoral Count Act

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A bipartisan effort in the Senate is underway to overhaul a 19th century law that has come under scrutiny in the wake of last year's January 6 attack on the US Capitol. Congressional Democrats and President Joe Bide...

What, exactly, is the Electoral Count Act?

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Three hundred and sixty-four days ago, Vice President Mike Pence affirmed the Electoral College vote in the 2020 election, formalizing Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump. It was a move that Trump -- and his base ...

Mike Huckabee predicts ‘huge electoral sweep’ for Republicans in 2022, blasts Biden’s ‘disastrous policies’

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During an appearance on "Justice With Judge Jeanine," Huckabee blasted Biden's handling of the economy, as well as the coronavirus pandemic, and argued his lack of producing positive results for the American people w...

Memos from Trump campaign lawyer outline her theories for how Pence could reject Electoral College votes

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In the weeks leading up to January 6, one of Donald Trump's campaign lawyers wrote memos outlining how she believed then-Vice President Mike Pence could reject electoral college votes and overturn the 2020 election,...

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