Elections

A poll worker casts a mail-in ballot for a voter at a drive-thru polling station during the primary election in Miami, Fla., August 18, 2020. (Marco Bello/Reuters) In a season of recriminations over election procedures, Florida stood out as an exemplar. More than 99 percent of its 11 million votes were counted by midnight on
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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pa., November 2, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) Former president Trump will attempt to ensure that all open 2022 midterm races will feature a Republican candidate with his endorsement, three people familiar with the matter told Politico. The report comes amid an intra-GOP
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Every time I’ve seen an eye-popping claim about election fishiness that’s supposed to make me think that Biden didn’t really win, a small amount of inquiry has debunked it. So it is again today. Michael Anton writes in the latest Claremont Review of Books: Then there are the statistical anomalies. For instance, political scientist Patrick Basham
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE H ow much of “Trumpism” will survive in the Republican Party now that Donald Trump is gone from the White House? That is the hot question of the day on the right. Much depends, of course, on whether Trump himself is able to stage a comeback in 2024, but there are still
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Lara Trump, an adviser to the Trump re-election campaign and wife of the president’s son, Eric, delivers a pre-recorded address in Washington, D.C., August 26, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) touted Lara Trump, the former president’s daughter-in-law, as a potential candidate in the North Carolina Senate race for 2022, in comments to Fox
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T hree months ago, no one expected a recall of Governor Gavin Newsom to make the ballot. Then Newsom broke his own coronavirus protocols and attended an opulent dinner at French Laundry, one of the most expensive restaurants in the country, with lobbyists. Photos show that no one was wearing masks or
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) conducts a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, December 1, 2020. (Tom Williams/Pool via Reuters) Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) indicated that he will support Senate candidates in 2022 based on “electability,” in comments to Politico published on Sunday. McConnell made the comments shortly after the
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Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock speaks to the media as early voting in two run-off elections begins in Atlanta, Ga., December 14, 2020. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters) Senator Raphael Warnock (D., Ga.) is under investigation for his involvement in the New Georgia Project, a voter registration organization founded by Stacey Abrams, which officials say failed to follow
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The U.S. House of Representatives has held 18 recorded votes so far this year. Three seats remain vacant. In Louisiana’s fifth district, Republican congressman-elect Luke Letlow died December 29, 2020, of COVID-19 before assuming office. In Louisiana’s second district, Representative Cedric Richmond resigned his office January 15 to become the director of the Biden administration’s
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President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Biden’s scaremongering imagery has been memory-holed together with Trump’s promises of unity and healing. Credit where it’s due: The president’s repeated calls for unity were a tonic. After an extraordinarily contentious election that his opponent to
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders speaks with reporters in the driveway at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Monday that she will run for Arkansas governor in 2022. Sanders’s father, Mike Huckabee, also served as Arkansas’s Republican governor from 1996 to 2007. “I’m fighting
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President Trump waves as he walks out of the stadium during Army-Navy game at Michie Stadium. West Point, N.Y., Dec 12, 2020. (Danny Wild/USA TODAY Sports) “Trump exposed the dead consensus and rot within the Republican Party, opening the door for a new, more populist GOP.” It’s the mantra of a certain kind of conservative,
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and other Republican leaders hold a press conference in Washington, D.C., December 1, 2020. (Bill O’Leary/Reuters Pool) During remarks on the Senate floor on Tuesday, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell blamed President Trump and “other powerful people” for feeding lies about the election to the mob that attacked
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President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., January 8, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) You can sponsor a flag on the National Mall for Joe Biden’s inauguration. If you do, you will be subscribed to Planned Parenthood’s mailing list. Donald Trump wasn’t a healing presence in Washington. Joe Biden says he wants to be one. He says
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Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (left) and Raphael Warnock (Brian Snyder, Mike Segar/Reuters) Democrats took control of the Senate on Wednesday as Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff were sworn in as Georgia’s two representatives to the upper chamber. The swearing-in, which took place hours after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, comes after the pair narrowly defeated
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Surprise, surprise, Chris Buskirk, publisher and editor of American Greatness, believes that the biggest takeaway from these past few election cycles should be that it’s time for Mitch McConnell to take his leave as head of the Republican caucus in the Senate. Naturally. For Buskirk, the proof is in the pudding. Let’s start back in
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Cindy McCain, Chairman of the board of The McCain Institute for International Leadership, speaks on stage at the Women in the World Summit, N.Y., April 12, 2019. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) What is the point of a political party bent on renouncing its own members? A party exists for two purposes: to win elections, and to govern
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