Latest Electoral college News

Oklahoma GOP nixes censure of state's Republican US senators

Jul. 18, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Republican Party members have rejected a resolution to censure the state's two GOP U.S. senators for not objecting to the Electoral College votes that certified Democrat Joe Biden as president on Jan. 6. In the vote Saturday, 122 members of...

Rioters accused of erasing content from social media, phones

Jul. 03, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — They flaunted their participation in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol on social media and then, apparently realizing they were in legal trouble, rushed to delete evidence of it, authorities say. Now their attempts to cover up their role in the deadly siege are likely to...

National Democrats air pandemic recovery ad in Omaha

Jun. 30, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — National Democrats began airing a pandemic recovery ad in the Omaha area on Wednesday, signaling that they're still willing to put resources into Nebraska's competitive 2nd Congressional District even though the rest of the state is solidly Republican. ...

Biggest Northern Ireland unionist party endorses new leader

Jun. 26, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party formally endorsed Jeffrey Donaldson as its new leader on Saturday, a position that will likely see him become the country's first minister. Donaldson received 32 votes of the party’s 36-strong electoral...

Emails show Trump pressured Justice Dept. over 2020 election

Jun. 15, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the last weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of widespread 2020 election fraud that even his former attorney general declared without evidence, newly released emails show. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Yes, Trump lost election despite what he says

May. 06, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to shame Republicans who are disloyal to him, former President Donald Trump distorted the Constitution’s meaning in asserting widespread voter fraud and insisting that state legislatures could overturn Joe Biden’s presidential win. He’s...

EXPLAINER: No evidence '3/5 compromise' aimed to end slavery

May. 06, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a claim that has surfaced and been debunked before, but Republican lawmakers in recent days have given it new voice: the notion that the clause in the Constitution counting slaves as three-fifths of a person actually was a step toward ending slavery. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 30, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. April 26, 2021. Editorial: Count matters The count is in, and it counted. The nation’s population declined to its slowest rate of growth since the Great Depression. Our...

In new Electoral College map, shifting battleground dynamics

Apr. 28, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The 2020 census is shifting states' clout in presidential politics. And while the changes won't upend the parties' basic strategies for securing the votes needed to win the White House, they do hint at new paths emerging. The 2020 census population...

Winners and losers from first release of 2020 census data

Apr. 27, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

More than a year since the 2020 census began in a remote Alaska village, the first numbers to emerge from the nation's once-a-decade head count were released on Monday, showing how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state is getting based on its population. ...