Latest Electoral college News

Hagerty talks elections with Trump after affirming Biden win

Apr. 08, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In his first week, Tennessee's freshman U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty watched in horror as the Capitol riots unfolded around him and decided to back down from his plans to oppose the electoral college results that affirmed President Joe Biden's win despite then-President...

Ex-Salt Lake City police officer arrested in Capitol breach

Apr. 02, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Salt Lake City police officer appeared in court for the first time Friday after being arrested in the U.S. Capitol breach that happened while Congress was certifying the Electoral College vote. Michael Lee Hardin, 50, of Kaysville, Utah,...

Trump defends Capitol rioters, says there was 'zero threat'

Mar. 26, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Thursday defended some of his supporters who rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, saying they posed “zero threat” to the lawmakers who had assembled there to certify the Electoral College vote that confirmed Joe Biden's victory in the...

Polish writer facing prison for calling president 'moron'

Mar. 23, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A popular Polish writer is facing a potential sentence of up to three years in prison for calling the nation's president a “moron” on social media. Jakub Zulczyk had criticized the manner in which Polish President Andrzej Duda — a close ally...

Cities, groups aim to stop Ohio's push for early census data

Mar. 15, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

A coalition of cities, counties and civil rights groups sued the U.S. Census Bureau last year to stop it from ending the 2020 census early out of fear a premature finish would undercount minority communities. Now, that coalition is attempting to block the state of Ohio from trying to force...

Oregon Secretary of State to push for national popular vote

Mar. 04, 2021 10:03 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's secretary of state, who as a lawmaker championed the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, has joined the advisory board of a movement that is pushing states to adopt the one person-one vote system. Shemia Fagan, a Democrat, will now be...

For Senate rules arbiter, minimum wage is latest minefield

Feb. 23, 2021 22:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's guided the Senate through two impeachment trials, vexed Democrats and Republicans alike with parliamentary opinions and helped rescue Electoral College certificates from a pro-Trump mob ransacking the Capitol. She also does spot-on impersonations of senators...

Georgia man arrested in connection with Capitol riot

Feb. 18, 2021 14:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man is accused of engaging in disorderly and disruptive acts to stop the certification of the Electoral College vote during the attack on the U.S. Capitol last month, according to a federal court filing. Verden Andrew Nalley was arrested...

FBI arrest 2 Missourians for alleged role in Capitol riot

Feb. 12, 2021 19:27 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The FBI on Friday arrested two more Missourians in relation to the January riots at the U.S. Capitol. Springfield residents Michael Aaron Quick and Stephen Brian Quick turned themselves in to the FBI, according to a release from the agency. ...

Riot video spotlights mob's focus on stopping Biden win

Feb. 12, 2021 11:47 AM EST

As the insurrectionists breached the U.S. Capitol, smashing windows and climbing in over the jagged glass, some of their first audible cries were a declaration of purpose: “Where are they counting the votes?” The group encountered a single Capitol police officer who...