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Electoral College news and analysis from The Nation
December 11, 2020
Senator Ron Johnson No Longer Has Constituents; He Has a Boss, a Don
He’s planned a hearing to promote fantasies about “irregularities,” and threatens to disrupt certification of the Electoral College vote.
December 2, 2020
Donald Trump Just Paid $3 Million to Expand Joe Biden’s Margin of Victory
As states certify an ever-expanding win for Biden, the president’s campaign keeps spending money to confirm the Democrat’s mandate.
November 20, 2020
Wisconsin’s Recount Will Only Serve to Confirm Donald Trump’s Humiliating Defeat
Trump’s desperately racist and antidemocratic challenge to results from Milwaukee and Madison will reveal no fraud—merely that he lost.
November 18, 2020
Even a Clownish Coup Can Still Hurt Democracy
As the president’s campaign maintains its futile effort to steal the election, we all bear the cost.
November 17, 2020
American Democracy Was Never Supposed to Work
Without a practical plan for revising the Constitution, Democrats will be condemned to play by rigged rules.
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November 16, 2020
Nebraska’s Last Blue Electoral Vote?
Omaha gave Biden an electoral vote. The GOP wants to make sure that never happens again.
November 14, 2020
The Politics of Joy
Just because last weekend’s surge of solidarity and celebration can’t last doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter.
November 12, 2020
Donald Trump Has Suffered a Defeat of Historic Proportions
The president may deny reality, but he cannot change the fact that he is now losing the popular vote and the Electoral College by momentous margins.
November 9, 2020
The High Cost of Defeating Donald Trump
Joe Biden built an impressive coalition to defeat a sitting president. Too bad he did so at the expense of his own party.
November 6, 2020
Trump’s Dangerous Endgame
By claiming the election has been stolen from him, Trump is poisoning Joe Biden’s victory.