Tag: Electoral College

Republicans Are Already Plotting the Next Crisis for American Democracy

To make matters worse, partisan gerrymanders will face fewer legal obstacles after this round of redistricting than the last one. Over the last decade, tilted maps spawned a wave of legal challenges in the federal courts over whether extreme partisan gerrymandering was unconstitutional. But the Supreme Court ruled in the 2019 case Rucho v. Common […]

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The Obscure Law That Enabled Trump’s Subversion of the Electoral College

Trump’s rally on that day was billed as a show of strength to pressure Congress into overturning the results in his favor. He pressed individual lawmakers to challenge the state results, and even demanded that former Vice President Mike Pence throw out electoral votes for Biden at his own discretion. Pence, after consulting with lawyers […]

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Watch Mike Pence Get Called a ‘Traitor’ by Evangelical Christians

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Former President Trump literally handpicked Mike Pence as veep for his evangelical bona fides, so the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Orlando, Florida, should have been home turf for him.  But it sure didn’t sound like it. Advertisement Less than a […]

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Joe Biden Unexpectedly Wades Back Into the D.C. Statehood Fight

The suggestion that D.C.’s Electoral College votes be allocated to the popular vote winner is a hint that the administration is thinking about the Electoral College as a broader problem. But while those three votes might make a difference in our increasingly close elections, the idea wouldn’t fundamentally fix the College’s distortions, and it’s being […]

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Joe Biden Unexpectedly Wades Back Into the D.C. Statehood Fight

The suggestion that D.C.’s Electoral College votes be allocated to the popular vote winner is a hint that the administration is thinking about the Electoral College as a broader problem. But while those three votes might make a difference in our increasingly close elections, the idea wouldn’t fundamentally fix the College’s distortions, and it’s being […]

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