Elections

An election official works in the ballot room organizing unused ballots returned from voting precincts after Election Day at the Kenosha Municipal Building in Kenosha, Wisc., November 4, 2020. (Daniel Acker/Reuters) Clarity now can prevent a constitutional crisis later. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M ona Charen argues at the Bulwark that Democrats should focus their energies
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Texas State Capitol in Austin. (SusanRisdon/Getty Images) Arguments over lawmakers revising state election laws have sunk into familiar ruts, which have played out again in Texas. Republicans try to shore up the real and perceived security of American elections. Many of their proposals are reasonable and modest; some include pandering to stolen-election conspiracists, and some
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Sign directs voters to a polling station on Election Day in Tucson, Ariz., November 3, 2020. (Cheney Orr/Reuters) Harping on election fraud may spell electoral defeat for Arizona Republicans. Arizona Republicans’ focus on election fraud could hobble outreach to independent and unaffiliated voters, according to research by polling firm HighGround Inc. The research indicates that
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Then-Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe arrives at the election night rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam in Fairfax, Va., November 7, 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) The former governor has a substantial edge over his competitors in both name recognition and fundraising. Each year following a presidential-election contest, two states host a gubernatorial race: Virginia and
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A police officer secures the area with a police cordon after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, August 3, 2019. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters) The race for mayor in America’s twelfth-largest city has ended, and the results are promising for moderates and conservatives. Fort Worth, the oft-overlooked city beside its more famous
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Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) speaks to the media as she arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 12, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) recently compared Donald Trump’s false election claims to the rhetoric of the Chinese Communist Party, calling the former president’s mistruths “very dangerous and damaging.” “When you listen
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.,Calif.) speaks to reporters during a news conference in Washington, D.C., January 7, 2021. (Erin Scott
/Reuters) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s PAC to the Future fundraising outfit is emailing supporters about Texas senator Ted Cruz’s alleged endorsement of voter suppression. “BREAKING: Ted Cruz caught on tape admitting voter suppression” begins
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(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) I wrote today about Donald Trump’s belief that he will be “reinstated” as president in August, or thereabouts, after the remaining election “audits” have been completed. This is, of course, a preposterous conspiracy theory, and it deserves our condemnation. Before anyone on the Left gets too excited about What This Says About Republicans,
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Today on The Editors, Rich, Charlie, and Jim discuss the absurd blowup over Texas’s voting bill, Trump’s continuing claims about a stolen election, and how the lab-leak theory is now racist. Listen below, or follow this show on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, or Spotify. Your browser does not support the HTML5 Audio element.
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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D., N.Y.), speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, December 11, 2019. (Jose Luis Magana/Pool via Reuters) Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D., N.Y.) on Sunday claimed that Republicans “want to make it harder to vote and easier to steal an election” after the Texas
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Nikki Fried in a Facebook video from April. (Nikki Fried/Screengrab via Facebook) Peddling in every available strand of nonsense and conspiracy theory is not helping the Florida Democrat’s brand. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A s the only Democrat to have won a statewide election in Florida since 2012, Nikki Fried was in possession of a solid
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New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang speaks during a forum in New York, May 25, 2021. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) The failed presidential candidate enjoyed a big lead in polls to become New York City’s next mayor. Then people started asking him basic questions. Even Bill de Blasio is mocking his ineptitude. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE N
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That’s the title of a study that’s been accepted for publication in The Quarterly Journal of Economics. The approved manuscript is paywalled except for the brief abstract, but you can read an earlier “working paper” version here. The neat thing about the study is that, instead of relying on overall voting rates or survey data,
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Voters at a polling place at John Jay College in New York, November 6, 2012. (Chip East/Reuters) Are Republicans really anti-democratic? It’s complicated. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A re we not democrats? John Ganz alleges that “it’s very difficult to seriously maintain that the modern GOP and Conservative movement, either in ideology or in practice, is
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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris deliver remarks at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., March 19, 2021. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) It seems indisputable that the Democratic Party has a real interest in Harris being more popular than she is. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A mericans have never much liked Kamala Harris. Despite being theoretically well-placed
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Early voting and absentee ballots are processed ahead of the presidential election in Tucson, Ariz., October 31, 2020. (Cheney Orr/Reuters) Top Republicans in Arizona’s Maricopa county, the largest in the state, spoke out against the election audit and ongoing claims of voter fraud Monday. The GOP-dominated Maricopa County Board of Supervisors initiated an audit of 2.1
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Larry Krassner at the Democratic Debate for Philadelphia District Attorney, May 5, 2021. (NBC10 Philadelphia/Screenshot via Youtube) Tuesday’s district attorney primary in Philadelphia represents a stark referendum on the vision of criminal-justice reform championed by the cohort of progressive prosecutors who swept into office in cities across the country in recent years by promising radical
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Then-president Trump speaks to a crowd of supporters in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) Former President Trump is set to resume his signature rallies next month, according to multiple reports. While dates and locations have not been announced, Trump’s team is reportedly working to select venues for two appearances in June and a
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Rep. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.) speaks to the media during the impeachment trial in Washington, D.C., January 27, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Once seen as a moderate, Stefanik went all-in on Trump’s post-election claims — and is about to win a spot in House GOP leadership. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I f you talk to anyone who
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