Joe Biden during his inauguration speech on January 20, 2021 in Washington.
A textual analysis of Joe Biden’s inaugural speech reveals the main lines of his future communication, which will be marked by a clear break with that of his predecessor.
More than 30% of Latinos voted for Trump in the recent elections – a significant result, but not a breakthrough by any stretch, and it can be explained by several factors.
Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt signs an official tally of the Electoral College votes from the 2016 presidential election, in January 2017.
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Five scholars explain different aspects of the history, workings and effects of the Electoral College.
Florida voters, like these on Nov. 3, have less influence over the Electoral College than their fellow voters in any other state.
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The Electoral College ignores a key democratic principle: one person, one vote.
Antifa activists on the streets of Salem, Oregon, at a rally of extreme right-wing groups such as the Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys on September 7.
The anti-fa movement gained momentum in the United States following the election of Donald Trump. However, its members do not constitute a threat in the sense of the American president.
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.
A woman views a manipulated video that changes what is said by President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama.
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A philosopher writes about why many of us are feeling tired with the constant onslaught of information coming at us.
Mail-in and absentee ballots, like these being processed by election workers in Pennsylvania, are a subject of misinformation spreading across social media.
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Election misinformation typically involves false narratives of fraud that include out-of-context or otherwise misleading images and faulty statistics as purported evidence.
Feelings of grief – and depression – are common post-election emotional responses.
Every election triggers distress for some people. Here are some ways to possibly cope.
There’s a sort-of natural law that ensures that where there are electorates some votes count more than others.
Trump falsely declaring a win in the early hours of Nov. 4, 2020, the day after the US election, as ballot counting continued in Pennsylvania and other battleground states.
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Five of the six disputed presidential elections in US history were resolved and the country moved on – but one ended in civil war. What will happen if the 2020 election is contested?
CHARLESTON, SC - OCTOBER 30: Jake Hannay casts his in-person absentee ballot at Seacoast Church West Ashley on October 30, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina.
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The majority voting system in the United States, as in virtually every country in the world, imperfectly reflects voter preferences and could once again benefit Donald Trump.
Donald Trump in the Oval Office, September 17, 2020.
If there’s not a clear winner of the November 3 election and the current president refuses to leave office, here are six scenarios that could play out.
Facebook and the other social media platform companies are facing a reckoning for their handling of disinformation.
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The major social media firms have taken a largely piecemeal and fractured approach to managing the problem.
One of these men will walk away from the 2020 race a loser. But who?
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For the winner, it’s the achievement of a lifetime. For the loser, not so much.
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The US president has relentlessly attacked the ACA since taking office. While more costly than hoped, the law has cut the number of Americans without insurance in half, more than meeting its goals.
Are these trusting Americans? People line up at an early voting location near Lincoln Center on Oct. 26, 2020, in New York.
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Democracy only works well when citizens participate in the democratic process and participate equally. But in the United States, lack of trust is eroding democracy’s promise.
Fishermen on the shore by decommissioned oil rigs in Port Aransas, Texas (March 11, 2019).
Republicans claim that Biden’s clean-energy program would mean massive job losses in the oil-and-gas sector. The figures cited are not supported by the facts.
Facebook benefits financially from misinformation spreading on its platform. As long as it puts profits ahead of public good, the tilting of the political landscape will persist.
The rules governing how mail-in voting works and how ballots can be rejected differ state by state. In a close election, this could prove pivotal to deciding who wins.