Presidential Election

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit to Overturn Joe Biden’s Presidential Election Victory

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit backed by President Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending a desperate attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation’s highest court. Trump had called the lawsuit filed by Texas against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin “the big one.” The court’s order was its second…

President Trump Tweets Biden “Won”

President Donald Trump waves to supporters from his motorcade as people gather for a march Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) President Trump appears to have acknowledged for the first time that Joe Biden won the presidential election. But Trump is making clear he’s not conceding and will keep trying to overturn the result. Trump’s statements come…

Harvard Poll: 63% of Young People ‘Definitely’ Voting in 2020 Election Compared to 46% in 2016 Election

This election, polls show young people are more motivated than ever to vote. According to U.S. Census data, only 46% of young people (18 to 29-year-olds) voted in the last presidential election, far lower than any other age group. But this year, a Harvard poll found 63% of young people say they will “definitely be voting.” Alyssa Canty does outreach…

Andrew Yang, Who Created Buzz with Freedom Dividend, Ends 2020 Bid

Democrat Andrew Yang is suspending his 2020 bid for president. Yang made the announcement Tuesday after expecting a disappointing finish in New Hampshire’s primary. The 45-year-old entrepreneur created buzz for his presidential campaign by championing a universal basic income that would give every American adult $1,000 per month. He was one of the breakout stars of the Democratic primary race….

Joe Biden Launching Fundraising PAC Amid 2020 Speculation

Official portrait of Vice President Joe Biden in his West Wing Office at the White House, Jan. 10, 2013. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any…

SPLC: Increase in Hate Crimes Post-Election

The Southern Poverty Law Center is tracking an increase in hate crimes and hate incidents since the presidential election. SPLC Senior Fellow Mark Potok says the majority of these crimes are targeting minority groups.  He attributes the increase partially to Donald Trump’s victory. “Donald Trump has given these people, white supremacists, a kind of political space to operate,” he explained,…