electoral-college

COMMENTARY

Trump’s mob ran wild. Why was anyone surprised? | Dick Polman

BY: - January 11, 2021

Republicans, who long indulged him, presumably knew better. The desecration of democracy, beamed across the world, is on them. The blood of the dead and injured is on them.

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What happened in Washington should never be forgotten or forgiven. The GOP must answer for it | Opinion

BY: - January 7, 2021

You own this now, Republican Party, or at least those of you who’ve enabled Trump or sat silent for years as he corruptly sought to hollow out every meaningful institution of democracy for his own insatiable aggrandizement and advancement.

Va. Gov. Northam sends National Guard, state troopers to D.C. as Trump supporters attack Capitol

BY: - January 6, 2021

Gov. Ralph Northam said he was sending Virginia National Guard personnel and state troopers to help restore order in D.C. Wednesday after a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol. One person was reported shot.   The governor said he would be sending National Guard resources and 200 Virginia state troopers to […]

LIVE Updates: Violence at the U.S. Capitol

BY: and - January 6, 2021

A mob derailed the typically routine process of Congress certifying the presidential election results on Wednesday, with both chambers abruptly recessing after President Donald Trump’s supporters clashed with police and forced their way into the U.S. Capitol.

Eight of Pa.’s nine Republicans in the U.S. House say they will oppose certification of Pa.’s electors

BY: - January 1, 2021

There has been no proof of voter fraud. And all the lawmakers who signed the statement won re-election on Nov. 3 under the same ground rules.

Citing issues in Pa., elsewhere, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley says he’ll contest certification of Joe Biden’s victory

BY: - December 30, 2020

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley argued in a statement that Pennsylvania failed to adhere to its election laws by extending the deadline for mail-in ballots.

COMMENTARY

A Proportional Response: The need for balanced Electoral College reform | Opinion

BY: - December 18, 2020

It is fair to say that no matter where you stand politically, the Electoral College has become one of the most controversial institutions in American government.

Masked, and from a distance, Pa. electors cast their 20 votes for Biden, Harris

BY: - December 14, 2020

The meetings, which took place in state Capitols across the country, continued as Trump and his allies, continued to launch baseless attacks against the election results.

COMMENTARY

Why does the Electoral College exist, and how does it work? 5 essential reads | Opinion

BY: - December 14, 2020

The expected vote total: 306 for Democrat Joe Biden and 232 for Republican Donald Trump. It will be their votes – not the votes of the nearly 160 million Americans who cast ballots on or before Nov. 3 – that will determine whose presidential term will begin on Jan. 20, 2021.

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The evidence that the Electoral College has been historically unfair | John A. Tures

BY: - December 13, 2020

As you probably know, a state’s Electoral College vote is based upon how many members of the House of Representatives a state has, as well as a pair of votes for the two senators each state has.

Pa. appeals court dismissed GOP lawmaker suit challenging presidential results as state meets safe harbor deadline

BY: - December 9, 2020

The lawsuit is one of a number brought against Pennsylvania’s election results, which show an 80,000-plus vote lead for Democrat Joe Biden against Republican President Donald Trump.

GOP leaders — once again — say they can’t overturn election results, but send letter disputing results to Congress

BY: - December 4, 2020

Repeating a point they have made for the past month, Pennsylvania’s Republican legislative leadership released a letter Thursday affirming that the General Assembly cannot overturn the results of the 2020 election in the Keystone State.