Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney receives documents from court clerk Che Alexander on August 14, 2023.
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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ RICO charges against Trump are targeting election law violations, but by another name. The charges can result in a minimum five years in prison.
Trump supporters and protesters gather peacefully outside the Miami federal courthouse on June 13, 2023.
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Since Facebook removed online hate groups and individuals from its platform, extremist groups are increasingly organizing in more discreet ways.
Republican U.S. Rep. George Santos of New York is followed by reporters as he walks in the U.S. Capitol.
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George Santos has admitted to having said some stupid things. But his lying became the subject of a federal probe that has resulted in criminal charges.
Election workers in Detroit test their equipment made by Dominion Voting Systems in August 2022.
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It’s far easier to throw around accusations of damage to one’s reputation than it is to actually prove it in court. A journalism scholar explains the criteria that must be met.
Protesters who support Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro storm the National Congress building in Brasilia, Brazil, on Jan. 8, 2023.
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The chaos in Brazil’s capital, along with the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection in the US, demonstrate that there is a key human factor in election integrity.
Rioters break windows and breach the Capitol building in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
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The insights of an ancient historian show that the causes of civil unrest are often the same over time and across societies.
A county clerk, far left, swears in a group of Nevada residents to conduct a hand count of ballots on Oct. 26, 2022.
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Amid discussion of how best to conduct and tally a hotly contested election that is potentially subject to nefarious meddling, three experts explain the basics.
A Black man and his son leave a polling location in Atlanta after casting a vote in the Georgia primary election on May 24, 2022.
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In a state where elections have turned on Black voters, the recent GOP overhaul of Georgia election laws has many voting rights activists and Democrats concerned that turnout may be affected.
Nigeria’s cultural diversity can enhance democracy.
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The fear of domination of one ethnic group or section by another has persistently undermined efforts at democratic consolidation in Nigeria.
Vladimir Putin’s anti-opposition tactics helped pull off the parliamentary win.
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Russia’s Central Election Commission announced results that give a strong majority to United Russia. It was met with skepticism, if little surprise.
President Vladimir Putin addresses his United Russia party at its June 2021 convention, where members convened to choose candidates and draft a strategy for the country’s upcoming election.
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Despite a 27% approval rating, Putin’s United Russia party can maintain its legislative majority in September through manipulation and fraud, says an expert on Russian elections.
Rep. Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, speaks to the press at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on May 12, 2021.
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Rep. Liz Cheney may have been exiled from her party’s leadership, but she’s after a bigger thing: the restoration of politically conservative values in the GOP and its voters.
Protesters march towards a line of Kenyan riot police during post-election violence in Nairobi in 2007.
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It is often assumed that patrimonial beliefs fuel electoral malpractice whereas civic ones challenge it, but this is an oversimplification.
Protesters on the streets of Minsk, the Belarus capital, demand the resignation of the president, Alexander Luksashenko.
Hundreds of thousands of people have protested the regime of Alexander Lukashenko over the last six months – a new survey reveals what they want.
Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks on Nov. 19 at a news conference about lawsuits related to the presidential election.
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President Trump’s populist control of his party didn’t extend to control in courtrooms where he challenged election results. That’s where the rules of politics met the rules of law, and politics lost.
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.
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.
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.
Our new study presents the first empirical evidence that President Trump’s tweets systematically divert attention away from topics that are potentially harmful to him.
Yes, Trump doesn’t like to lose. But his obstruction of the presidential election result has another goal: galvanising his base for the Senate runoff elections in Georgia in January.