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Jan 06 2021
Republicans objected to certifying the Electoral College count on Wednesday in a final effort to overturn the 2020 election results.
Why it matters: President Trump and his allies have no other path to change the election and are relying on this last ditch effort that will ultimately confirm Joe Biden as the next president.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)Axios
Dec 31 2020
President Trump’s last and worst shot at overturning the 2020 election will come on Jan. 6, as the new Congress meets in joint session to tally the votes from the Electoral College. Mr. Trump wants Republican lawmakers to lodge formal objections to Joe Biden’s electors, and this kamikaze mission already has a few volunteers.
Here’s what would happen next, at least according to theWall Street Journal (Opinion)
Feb 20 2024
New congressional maps in several states are set to change the political landscape of 2024, aiding either Democrats or Republicans as they look to flip control in Congress. Wisconsin became the latest state to approve new congressional maps, with Gov. Tony Evers (D-WI) signing the Republican-approved legislative boundaries into law this weekend. New York, Louisiana, and Florida lawmakers areWashington Examiner
Aug 03 2020
Do you understand what the Electoral College is? Or how it works? Or why America uses it to elect its presidents instead of just using a straight popular vote? Author, lawyer and Electoral College expert Tara Ross does, and she explains that to understand the Electoral College is to understand American democracy.Prager University
Aug 03 2020
The debate over the continued use of the Electoral College resurfaced during the 2016 presidential election, when Donald Trump lost the general election to Hillary Clinton by over 2.8 million votes and won the Electoral College by 74 votes. The official general election results indicate that Trump received 304 Electoral College votes and 46.09% of the popular vote (62,984,825 votes), andProCon.org
Aug 03 2020
Donald Trump’s election with fewer popular votes than Hillary Clinton has raised again the question of why the presidency is decided through an Electoral College and not a popular vote. Mr. Trump himself said in a recent interview said that a popular vote seems more sensible.
Many people who are currently calling for the abolition of the Electoral College, however, don’t realize theRealClearPolitics
Jul 21 2020
Why the framers created the Electoral College — and why we need to get rid of it.
One of the biggest problems with American democracy is that it’s not democratic.
Two of the last five presidents were elected despite losing the popular vote, more than half the Senate is elected by roughly 18 percent of the population, and voting districts are increasingly gerrymandered in waysVox
May 26 2020
Upon its founding, Alexander Hamilton described the Electoral College by saying, “if the manner of it be not perfect, it is at least excellent.” Our Founding Fathers established the Electoral College as a compromise between congress selecting the president and a popular vote.
But when the outcome of the popular vote doesn’t align with the outcome of the Electoral College, as was theThe Thread
Feb 14 2024
LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) - A former member of the group of alleged fake Michigan electors faced off against his former co-conspirators in district court in Lansing on Wednesday. James Renner was a member of the defendants early on. He participated in the alleged scheme and admitted his guilt in exchange for his testimony against the group. The charges against him were dropped last yearCBS News (Online)
Mar 01 2024
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – Freshman Devetress Green came a long way from Georgia to study and run track at Notre Dame College. On Friday, he was shaken by the news of the school closing. “The school shutting down forces me to go back home and start over,” said Green, who is majoring in biology. “I’ve made a lot of friends and connections with teachers. I’m going to miss them.” The school, a SouthCleveland Plain Dealer