Protesters against the removal of President Martin Vizcarra gather in Plaza San Martin in Lima, Peru, on Nov. 12, 2020.
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The undermining of democracy across the Americas, especially in the U.S. and Peru, has been occurring via attempts to use laws solely for political gain.
The US Supreme Court in Washington DC.
Since his election loss, the president has been threatening to go to the Supreme Court in attempt to overturn the results. Unfortunately for him, the court may not be the perfect arbiter of his dreams.
Taking off the mask.
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A survey of US voters shows that – on their most important issue, COVID-19 – the US president fared particularly badly.
Two-thirds of respondents in the last poll of the year said they were satisfied with Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s performance, a reflection of his handling of COVID-19.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. He reiterated his baseless claims during the news conference that the Nov. 3 election was ‘rigged.’
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If citizens disbelieve the institutions that count ballots and the organizations that accurately report on those results, it will be impossible to agree on what a legitimate election looks like.
Four people were killed and another injured during a mass shooting incident at a home in Grantsville, Utah, January 2020.
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It's been a terrible year for gun violence in America.
Who will be represented in Congress?
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State legislatures, which will draw congressional districts that last through 2030, are dominated by the GOP.
Donald Trump has lost the election and will eventually have to leave the White House, no matter how many unsupported claims of voter fraud he makes along the way.
(R to L) Georgia GOP Sens. David Purdue and Kelly Loeffler at a rally with Sen. Tom Cotton on Nov. 19, 2020 in Perry, Ga. Loeffler and Purdue face runoff elections against Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock on Jan. 5, 2021.
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Elections – like Georgia's runoffs – that require majority support can sometimes be used to exclude those in the minority.
In Atlanta, people gather to dance and celebrate the election of Joe Biden as the next president.
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A set of efforts that registered 800,000 new voters since 2018 may have been the key to Georgia turning blue in a presidential election for the first time since 1992.
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani alleges election fraud during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington.
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When it comes to election fraud claims, watch what the lawyers do, not what the politicians say.
Donald Trump honouring veterans of the Native American code talkers at the White House, November 2017.
Navajo voters helped Joe Biden 'flip' Arizona for the Democrats.
Michigan Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, left, and Republican House Speaker Lee Chatfield are among those expected to visit the White House.
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President Donald Trump may be trying to get state lawmakers to shift the outcome of the presidential election.
People have information on how they’ll vote, but also about how others in their community may vote.
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People know a lot about their friends and neighbors – and pollsters can learn from that information, if they ask.
Despite criticism during her first term, progressive prosecutor Kim Foxx won reelection as Cook County state’s attorney by a 14-point margin.
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Reform-minded prosecutors across the US notched victories against traditional law-and-order candidates by running on progressive platforms to reduce mass incarceration and tackle police misconduct.
Congress had very few women members back in 1960, and just one woman of color: Representative Patsy Mink of Hawaii.
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Mink, the first woman of color in Congress, brought a racially and historically aware brand of feminism into lawmaking and ran for president in 1972. But women's history largely overlooks her.
In this Oct. 3, 2017, iconic photo, President Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria devastated the region. The recent U.S. election brings with it hope for more caring practices from elected officials.
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The United States was built on the idea of public safety and well-being. Those values have been slowly eroded since the '80s. Can the U.S. find its way back to a more caring civil society?
President-elect Joe Biden waves as he departs St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Nov. 15, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
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In the drama of envisioning a future for the United States, Joe Biden and Donald Trump both invoked stories about snakes to suggest different views about self-interest and the common good.
Wisconsin proved to be the 'tipping point' state in the US presidential election, which Joe Biden won by just 0.6% - despite being likely to win the popular vote by 4-5%.
Murdoch has become very adept at changing colours to suit changing political landscapes – and the US election is yet another example of that.