Battle for the Ballot

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)

Virginia senator floats Trump censure as Senate prepares for impeachment trial

BY: - January 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine says he’s been talking privately with his Senate colleagues about censuring former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, told Capitol Hill reporters on Wednesday that he views censure as a possible “alternative” to Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial […]

House Impeachment Managers Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) (R) and Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) wear protective masks while walking to the House Floor during a vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. The House of Representatives moved forward with impeachment following Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to use the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office after protestors breached the U.S. Capitol last week. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

‘To heal, we must remember’

BY: - January 26, 2021

Penn. Rep. Madeleine to argue for Trump impeachment in Senate trial

Seven U.S. Senate Democrats call for ethics probe of Sen. Josh Hawley

BY: - January 25, 2021

for unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in connection with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. | Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead via Flickr Public Domain

Dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president

BY: and - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. But a series of objections from GOP legislators is expected to stretch that routine process into a much lengthier one — and one that is dividing […]

Democrats who came up short this month have another shot to try and rally enough support statewide to oust the state’s two sitting Republican U.S. senators. Clockwise from upper left: U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, Rev. Rafael Warnock, U.S. Sen. David Perdue and Jon Ossoff. Georgia Recorder staff photos

Georgia’s costly U.S. Senate showdowns roil ahead of rally finales

BY: - January 4, 2021

Soon after the Nov. 3 general election it was clear Georgia voters set up two U.S. Senate contests for this week and it seemed unlikely the presidential result would threaten to overshadow the high stakes battle at the ballot for control of the federal government. But as President Donald Trump campaigned for fellow Republicans and […]

Sen. Josh Hawley, (R-MO), speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation" on Capitol Hill on Aug. 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. Crossfire Hurricane was an FBI counterintelligence investigation relating to contacts between Russian officials and associates of Donald Trump. (Photo by Carolyn Kaster-Pool/Getty Images)

Josh Hawley vows to contest certification of Joe Biden’s victory

BY: - December 31, 2020

Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley announced Wednesday that he will object to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory when Congress convenes next week to ratify the results of the 2020 election. The move, which is largely symbolic, guarantees that both chambers will be forced to debate the results and vote on whether […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Chamber, State Capitol Building, Madison

Trump’s Wisconsin lawsuits drag on as Electoral College meets Monday

BY: - December 14, 2020

  Update: The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a ruling rejecting the Trump campaign’s lawsuit on Monday. Justice Brian Hagedorn sided with the Court’s three liberals, Justices Ann Walsh Bradley, Rebecca Dallet and Jill Karofsky. Hagedorn wrote the majority opinion, which found that the effort to throw out the votes in Dane County and Milwaukee County cast […]

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Wisconsin AG sees racism and ‘untold harm’ to democracy by Republicans disputing election results

BY: - December 1, 2020

Republicans — including Wisconsin Elections Commission member Dean Knudson, a former Republican legislator — continue to try and cast doubts on the Wisconsin presidential election results even after the Trump campaign’s recount added to Joe Biden’s winning margin. As expected, President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit disputing the election results on Tuesday morning with the […]

Anti-vote protest

The painful, futile, ridiculous Wisconsin recount

BY: - November 25, 2020

What better way to spend a snowy, slushy Thanksgiving week than gathering during a pandemic with your community to recount ballots in a presidential election that was not remotely close?  In the only two Wisconsin counties where President Donald Trump paid for a recount — Dane and Milwaukee — there is no doubt whom the […]

"I voted" stickers in Primrose (Photo by Henry Redman)

Wisconsin’s divisive presidential recount begins

BY: - November 19, 2020

President Donald Trump’s campaign filed for a partial recount of Wisconsin’s presidential election results on Wednesday, focusing solely on the Democratic strongholds of Dane and Milwaukee counties, for which the campaign has already paid the state $3 million by wire transfer, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. A full statewide recount would have cost the […]

Gavel courtroom sitting vacant

Federal case to throw out votes in Milwaukee, Dane and Menominee counties dismissed

BY: - November 16, 2020

The three plaintiffs in the case filed in federal court in Green Bay seeking to throw out the votes in Milwaukee, Dane and Menominee counties voluntarily dismissed their own action less than an hour before Monday’s scheduled hearing with the court.  The case, Langenhorst v. Pecore, led by Indiana-based conservative attorney James Bopp of True the […]

Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting system implementation manager, reassured Georgians every legal vote will count in this election. Some supporters of President Donald Trump doubt it. Jill Nolin/Georgia Recorde

In Georgia Biden gains lead as Trump faithful question state’s GOP-run election

BY: - November 6, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has pulled slightly ahead of President Donald Trump in Georgia, giving him a slim 1,096-vote edge over the incumbent president in a once reliably red state. The overnight gain came as a Democratic stronghold south of Atlanta, Clayton County, submitted more election results. Biden has slowly chipped away at Trump’s […]