Tag: Electoral

Opinion: Shut the door on Trump by ending the electoral college

Despite the electoral college’s central role in the symbolic progress of President Barack Obama’s two terms in office and Senator Kamala Harris’ election as the first female (and Black/South Asian) vice president in American history, this institution remains a largely anti-democratic tool.

Nowhere is this more evident than in President Donald Trump’s desperate efforts, aided and abetted by scores of Republican lawmakers, to overturn his overwhelming loss in the popular vote by nullifying votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia, many of which were cast by Black Americans. These staggering actions speak to the dangers of presidential elections conducted in
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Trump is looking past today’s Electoral College vote to Jan. 6

Electors from the key states that Joe Biden flipped in November cast their ballots for president Monday in the formal Electoral College process that will affirm Biden’s election as the 46th president of the United States.

The battleground states of Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin all sealed election victories for Biden on Monday as electors for all 50 states and the District of Columbia met in each state.

California’s votes around 5 p.m. ET is expected to put Biden over the 270 total needed to win the White House.

Vermont’s three electors were the first to cast their

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More Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers protest Electoral College

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Leaders of Pennsylvania’s state Senate Republican majority are asking Republicans in Congress to delay the certification of the Electoral College, the latest effort by Republicans to undo Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state over President Donald Trump.

The letter, dated Monday, was signed by state Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, state Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward and 19 other Republican state senators.

A copy of the letter was tweeted late Tuesday night by Trump, announcing it as “BIG NEWS IN PENNSYLVANIA!”

Trump has enlisted dozens of Republicans to challenge the Electoral College

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North Dakota officially awards electoral votes to Trump

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s presidential electors on Monday officially awarded the state’s three electoral votes to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

The state’s three electors — Sandy Boehler of Fargo, Robert Wefald of Bismarck and John Trandem of Reiles Acres — met in the Capitol building’s Prairie Room on Monday in one of the final steps of the 2020 presidential election. The three electors, as well as state officials administering the ceremony, wore masks and sat spaced apart during the live-streamed ceremony.

“The gravity of this moment should inspire and remind us how fortunate we

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Trump says for first time he’ll leave office if Electoral College votes for Biden

“Certainly I will, and you know that,” Trump said when asked by a reporter about leaving the White House if Biden is declared the winner on December 14. “I will and, you know that.”

“It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede because we know there was massive fraud,” Trump said without evidence.

“As to whether or not we can get this apparatus moving quickly — because time isn’t on our side, everything else is on our side, facts are on our side, this was a massive fraud.”

The President falsely added that if Biden is declared the
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