Tag: Presidential Election of 2020

Arizona Voting Review Faces More Questions

Directly outside the Veterans Memorial Coliseum near downtown Phoenix, the Crazy Times Carnival wraps up an 11-day run on Sunday, a spectacle of thrill rides, games and food stands that headlines the Arizona State Fair this year. Inside the coliseum, a Republican-ordered exhumation and review of 2.1 million votes in the state’s November election is […]

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Marooned at Mar-a-Lago, Trump Still Has Iron Grip on Republicans

Ms. Stefanik and many other Republican leaders are betting that the path to keeping the electoral gains of the Trump era lies in stoking their base with the populist politics that are central to the president’s brand, even if they repel swing voters. After months of being fed lies about the election by the conservative […]

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Florida’s New Voting Rights Law Explained

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, a Republican, signed new voting restrictions into law on Thursday, reducing voting access in one of the nation’s critical battleground states. Florida, which former President Donald J. Trump won by about three percentage points in 2020, is the latest Republican-controlled state, following Georgia, Montana and Iowa, to impose new hurdles […]

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The Stock Market Loves Biden More Than Trump. So Far, at Least.

From the moment he was elected president in 2016 through his failed campaign for re-election, Donald J. Trump invoked the stock market as a report card on the presidency. The market loved him, Mr. Trump said, and it hated Democrats, particularly his opponent, Joseph R. Biden Jr. During the presidential debate in October, Mr. Trump […]

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Arizona Review of 2020 Vote Is Riddled With Flaws, Says Secretary of State

Untrained citizens are trying to find traces of bamboo on last year’s ballots, seemingly trying to prove a conspiracy theory that the election was tainted by fake votes from Asia. Thousands of ballots are left unattended and unsecured. People with open partisan bias, including a man who was photographed on the Capitol steps during the […]

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Stefanik Resurfaces False Election Claims as She Moves to Oust Cheney

“Members do not want to have to defend themselves against attacks from members of their own leadership team,” said John Feehery, a Republican strategist and former House leadership aide. “The primary job of the House Republican Conference chair is to set up and facilitate the weekly press conferences conducted by the House Republican leadership. If […]

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Could ‘Young Rock’ Be Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Apprentice’?

The eighth episode of “Young Rock” finds the show’s protagonist, a 15-year-old Dwayne Johnson, in a classic sitcom predicament. He has pretended to be rich to impress a classmate named Karen, who has the blond hair and movie-grade makeup that teenage boys dream of. Now she is coming over for dinner and expecting to see […]

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In Turning on Liz Cheney, G.O.P. Bows to Trump’s Election Lies

Support from Mr. McCarthy, in particular, had helped save Ms. Cheney from a similar challenge in February after her vote to impeach Mr. Trump. But the top leader, like rank-and-file Republicans, had grown increasingly frustrated in recent weeks as Ms. Cheney continued to call out Mr. Trump in media interviews and took shots at her […]

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Facebook Ban Hits Trump Where It Hurts: Messaging and Money

The decision by Facebook does not immediately hamper Mr. Trump’s fund-raising ability — he still maintains control of a large number of supporter email addresses and phone numbers. But fund-raising lists must be continually refreshed, and Facebook has proved a crucial place for Mr. Trump to do so. “He has the best fund-raising list, but […]

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A Verdict in Facebook’s Show Trial

In the end, they passed the buck. A year ago, Facebook introduced an oversight board that it said would help it answer difficult moderation questions — that is, who is allowed to use the social media site to amplify his voice and who is not. Yet when presented with its most consequential issue — whether […]

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Facebook’s Ban of Trump Upheld by Oversight Board

SAN FRANCISCO — A Facebook-appointed panel of journalists, activists and lawyers ruled on Wednesday to uphold the social network’s ban of former President Donald J. Trump, ending any immediate return by Mr. Trump to mainstream social media and renewing a debate about tech power over online speech. Facebook’s Oversight Board, which acts as a quasi-court […]

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Why Democratic Departures From the House Have Republicans Salivating

Representative Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona, who last year entered an alcohol rehabilitation program after falling on the Washington Metro, also chose not to seek re-election. Representative Cheri Bustos, whose district covering a swath of Central and Northwest Illinois swung to Donald J. Trump, announced her retirement last week. Last year Ms. Bustos led the House […]

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Why Trump Still Has Millions of Americans in His Grip

The four channels are 1) “a direct effect from economic dislocation to demands for anti-elite, redistributive policies” 2) “through amplification of cultural and identity divisions” 3) “through political candidates adopting more populist platforms in response to economic shocks” 4) “through adoption of platforms that deliberately inflame cultural and identity tensions.” In order to get a […]

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House Republicans Have Had Enough of Liz Cheney’s Truth-Telling

WASHINGTON — The first time defenders of Donald J. Trump came for Representative Liz Cheney, for the offense of having voted to impeach him, fellow Republicans closed ranks to save her leadership post, with Representative Kevin McCarthy boasting that their “big tent” party had enough room for both the former president and a stalwart critic. […]

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Trump’s Big Lie Devoured the G.O.P. and Now Eyes Our Democracy

Yet, this is precisely the path that Trump’s G.O.P. is setting us on. Personally, I have reservations about where the left of the Democratic Party is pulling Biden on some economic, immigration, foreign policy and education issues. But Biden and his party are putting forth real ideas to try to address the real challenges that […]

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Giuliani’s Allies Want Trump to Pay His Legal Bills

Separately, Mr. Giuliani is being sued for defamation by two voting machine companies, Dominion and Smartmatic, for his false claims that the companies were involved in a conspiracy to flip votes to Mr. Biden. Mr. Giuliani led the effort to subvert the results of the 2020 race in a series of battleground states, but he […]

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Bee Nguyen, Georgia Democrat, Enters Race for Secretary of State

ATLANTA — Next year’s secretary of state election in Georgia was already shaping up to be a tense and dramatic fight: the incumbent, Brad Raffensperger — who enraged former President Donald J. Trump for refusing to overturn the state’s election results — is facing a primary challenge from a Trump-endorsed fellow Republican, Representative Jody Hice. […]

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The G.O.P. Won It All in Texas. Then It Turned on Itself.

Abbott knows better than anyone that this is not how it typically works; as governor, he has involved himself in Republican primaries down to the state House level in attempts to knock off legislators who’ve spurned him. And so it is telling that an official like Paxton won’t commit to support Abbott against even a […]

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Why Rising Diversity Might Not Help Democrats as Much as They Hope

The Census Bureau released two important sets of data last week that have big implications for American politics — and that challenge some prevailing assumptions for both Democrats and Republicans. The first set of data lays out long-term demographic trends widely thought to favor Democrats: Hispanics, Asian-Americans and multiracial voters grew as a share of […]

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Swiss Billionaire Quietly Becomes Influential Force Among Democrats

This type of spending — which is usually channeled through nonprofit groups that do not have to disclose much information about their finances, including their donors — was embraced by conservatives after campaign spending restrictions were loosened by regulatory changes and court rulings, most notably the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in the Citizens United case. […]

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Help, We Can’t Stop Writing About Andrew Yang

“The media has a bias toward celebrity and novelty and energy,” said U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres of the Bronx, who has endorsed Mr. Yang. The candidate’s version of Trumpian provocation is a series of Twitter controversies over mildly misguided enthusiasm for bodegas and subways. “The Daily Show” last week launched a parody Twitter account featuring […]

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In South Texas, Hispanic Republicans Try to Cement the Party’s Gains

Conversations with voters and activists in Hidalgo County suggested that there is not one answer but many: Women who staunchly oppose abortion voted for the first time; wives of Border Patrol agents felt convinced the Trump administration was firmly on their side; mothers picked up on the enthusiasm for Republicans from friends they knew through […]

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Newsmax Apologizes for False Claims of Vote-Rigging by a Dominion Employee

The conservative news outlet Newsmax formally apologized on Friday for spreading baseless allegations that an employee of Dominion Voting Systems had rigged voting machines in an effort to sink President Donald J. Trump’s bid for re-election last year. In a statement posted on its website, Newsmax acknowledged that it had found “no evidence” for the […]

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Elizabeth Warren Grapples With Presidential Loss in New Book

The question came at a campaign cattle call in April 2019, just a few months after Elizabeth Warren announced her presidential bid: How would she address “the urge to flee to the safety of a white male candidate?” After a question-and-answer session spent presenting her plans to address maternal mortality, criminal justice, housing, redlining and […]

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G.O.P. Seeks to Empower Poll Watchers, Raising Intimidation Worries

HOUSTON — The red dot of a laser pointer circled downtown Houston on a map during a virtual training of poll watchers by the Harris County Republican Party. It highlighted densely populated, largely Black, Latino and Asian neighborhoods. “This is where the fraud is occurring,” a county Republican official said falsely in a leaked video […]

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Blinken Will Visit Ukraine in Show of Support Against Russia

Mr. Price added that the foreign ministers would also address the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, as well as issues including human rights, food security and gender equality. Joining the ministers from the Group of 7 countries — the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada — in London will be representatives from […]

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Florida Voting Rights: Republican Bill Adds New Limits

MIAMI — Republicans in the Florida Legislature passed an election overhaul bill on Thursday that is set to usher in a host of voting restrictions in one of the most critical battleground states in the country, adding to the national push by G.O.P. state lawmakers to reduce voting access. The bill makes Florida the first […]

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What’s in Biden’s Spending Plan: Free Preschool and National Paid Leave

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s $1.8 trillion spending and tax plan is aimed at bolstering the United States’ social safety net by expanding access to education, reducing the cost of child care and supporting women in the work force. Like the $2 trillion infrastructure plan that preceded it, Mr. Biden’s latest proposal is funded by raising […]

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New York Man Found Guilty of Threatening Democrats After Capitol Riot

Brendan Hunt was struggling to find success as an actor in New York City when he discovered another way to become famous. He began to film conspiracy theory videos about the Sept. 11 attacks and other mass killings, building an audience over many years. He posted anti-Semitic propaganda, and branded himself as a free speech […]

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Should Biden Emphasize Race or Class or Both or None of the Above?

López founded the Race-Class Narrative Project along with Anat Shenker-Osorio, a California-based communications consultant, and Heather McGhee, a former president of Demos, a liberal think tank and author of the recent book, “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.” I asked López about the English-Kalla paper. He was […]

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‘There Is a Tension There’: Publishers Draw Fire for Signing Trump Officials

After the 2020 election, those ideals have been tested in unprecedented ways. “There is a tension there — on the one hand, I’ve always believed, and I still believe fervently, that we need to publish major voices that are at the center of the national conversation, whether we agree with them or not,” said Adrian […]

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