Posted in Analysis Democracy Race for the White House 2020

On the current status of Trump’s coup attempt—and its future

It may look like this is one frivolity and absurdity after another—and it is. But if this electoral clash reaches the Supreme Court, all bets are off. by Marjorie Cohn Sunday, November 22, 2020 Joe Biden…

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Posted in Analysis Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020

The long odds facing Trump’s attempts to get state legislatures to override election results

State representatives in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona and Georgia could do the president’s bidding. But the political and legal obstacles are formidable. by Ian MacDougall  On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump is set to hold a…

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Posted in Columns Elections Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

The Bolivian election mystery

by Wade Rathke Friday, November 20, 2020 New Orleans   In the United States now we wait and watch while President Trump stoops to historically new lows in trying to subvert the vote of the people…

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Posted in Columns Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Clock ticking on Trump expiration date

by Wade Rathke Wednesday, November 18, 2020 New Orleans    The Trump meltdown is going from the dangerous to the ridiculous to the absurd now, and then back again to the dangerous. Everyone knows Trump has…

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Posted in Election Tampering Politics Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020

Trump campaign officials started pressuring Georgia’s Secretary of State long before the election

The Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, rejected repeated demands to endorse Trump. As the official overseeing the voting, he believed he should remain neutral. by Jessica Huseman and Mike Spies Long before Republican senators began…

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Posted in Columns Hightower Politics Race for the White House 2020

It’s not Trump’s country—even in Trump Country

Progressive ballot initiatives passed handily across the country, even in so-called red states. by Jim Hightower Sunday, November 15, 2020 Trump may have lost his bid for reelection, but many will still wonder: How has America…

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Posted in Columns Politics Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

The fat man is singing

by Wade Rathke November 15, 2020 Pearl River   The Monday Night Football expression that “it’s not over until the fat lady sings,” has thankfully been retired given the lack of appreciation for opera in our…

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Posted in Analysis Elections Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020 Voter suppression

The Trump Campaign can’t find a judge who will ignore facts — but it’s trying

The Trump campaign’s legal strategy has come down to this: Even as judges dismiss lawsuits as baseless, it files nearly identical ones in new courts, hoping for more favorable judges. Failure has not slowed it down….

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020

Biden further solidifies victory with Arizona win as election officials counter Trump’s fraud lies in joint declaration

“In an extraordinary rebuke, a federal agency releases statement from federal, state, and local officials saying Trump is totally full of it when he claims large-scale election fraud.” by Jon Queally, staff writer Friday, November 13,…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Elections Race for the White House 2020

As Trump whines and gaslights, here’s a reality check: he got his ass kicked in the general election

“The fact that he is a major loser does not sit well with this egomaniacal president. But his feelings can’t change the facts.” by Jon Queally “The numbers are the numbers. There is no legal or…

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Posted in Columns Election Tampering Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Oh, no, now O’Keefe goes postal

by Wade Rathke November 11, 2020 Atlanta   Attorney General Barr, Senator Lindsay Graham and other Republican hardline Trump apologists made quite a bit of a story told by a postal worker in Pennsylvania that he…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Race for the White House 2020

Trump refuses to admit defeat

‘Concede and Get the Hell Out’ Anger grows as Trump refuses to admit defeat   “You lost, you miserable self-entitled infantile f**ker,” said famed American novelist Stephen King. by Jon Queally, staff writer Sunday, November 8…

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Jubilant celebrations outside Trump White House, Nationwide after Biden/Harris victory

“The fight isn’t over. But man, this feels good right now.” by Common Dreams staff Saturday, November 7, 2020 Massive streets celebrations erupted outside the White House in Washington, D.C. as well as across other cities…

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No you didn’t win, Mr. President, not even close

Trump effort to steal election, sow national chaos is taking place in broad daylight On Saturday morning, the U.S. president falsely claimed he “won this election, by a lot.” The only legitimate, fact-based response to that…

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As street parties erupt over Biden victory, Trump substitutes concession with ‘This election Is far from over’

The new lame-duck president showed no sense of irony, hypocrisy, or self-awareness at all as he accused Biden, who has repeatedly over the last four days urged for all the ballots to be counted and for…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020

Joe Biden Wins US Presidential Election

‘Nightmare Coming to an End’: Vanquishing Donald Trump “We, the voters, decided this!” by Common Dreams staff Saturday, November 7, 2020 After days of uncertainty amid concurrent global crises, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was declared…

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Posted in Analysis Politics Race for the White House 2020 The Conversation

Has Donald Trump had his Joe McCarthy moment?

“We have to interrupt here, because the president made a number of false statements, including the notion that there has been fraudulent voting…” — Lester Holt NBC Nightly News The moment Lester Holt of NBC News cut…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Politics Race for the White House 2020

Omar and Tlaib credited as ‘major factors’ in securing Biden victories in Minnesota and Michigan

“You get what you organize for,” said Rep. Ilhan Omar. “Direct voter contact wins elections,” added Rep. Rashida Tlaib. by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Friday, November 6 Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, members of the…

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Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon calls for beheading of Fauci and FBI chief

“I’d Put the Heads on Pikes” “Former top White House aide is advocating for the murder of two government officials for being disloyal to Donald Trump.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday, November 6 In the…

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Trump legal adviser admits campaign Is pining for Supreme Court rescue

‘Hopefully Amy Coney Barrett Will Come Through’ “The GOP is telling the nation, on cable television, that it installed its 6-3 Supreme Court majority in order to steal elections. Believe them.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer…

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Posted in Analysis Elections Politics Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020

If Trump tries to sue his way to election victory, here’s what happens

It’s easy enough for the Trump campaign to file a lawsuit claiming improprieties, but a lot harder to provide evidence of wrongdoing or a convincing legal argument. Here’s what you need to know as the election…

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Posted in 2020 US Senate Campaign Common Dreams Elections News Race for the White House 2020

With control of Senate at stake, eyes on Georgia with possibly two races headed for runoff

As races tighten for Democrats in the now crucial state, which party controls the U.S. Senate might not be known until January. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Thursday, November 5 As vote tabulation continues in several…

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You’re Fired!

A compendium of post-firing news articles and opinion pieces   You’re Fired! Jubilant Celebrations outside Trump White House, Nationwide after Biden/Harris victory “The fight isn’t over. But man, this feels good right now.” by Common Dreams…

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Posted in Common Dreams Elections Labor Race for the White House 2020

Unions prepare for general strike if Trump subverts election results

“Paired with people in the streets, a strike could help stop a GOP coup.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Sunday, November 1, 2020 Dozens of labor unions have resolved to consider a general strike after Nov….

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