Elections
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Win, lose, or brawl

Politics | A razor-thin presidential contest defied pollsters’ landslide predictions—and showed that political foes need to talk to each other, including within the church
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/05/20, 12:22 pm

At around 9’oclock on election night, conservative commentator Henry Olsen had a sinking feeling. “I don’t like to eat crow,” he wrote on The Washington Post’s election blog, “but the more I look at the data the more I think I was too optimistic for Biden.” A minute later, Olsen added: “I’m not saying Biden won’t win the presidency.

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Trump takes legal action in battleground states

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/05/20, 07:46 am

Major news outlets pronounced Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden the winner in Wisconsin and Michigan on Wednesday. But his margin of victory remained razor-thin, and President Donald Trump’s campaign challenged the results in both states plus Pennsylvania.

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Peaceful but partisan

Elections | International observers praise Election Day protocols but slam Trump for calling for halts to vote-counting
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/04/20, 10:08 pm

International observers who began monitoring the U.S. election in September issued a preliminary report Wednesday, praising state and local officials for “orderly and peaceful” voting despite pandemic restrictions. But the observer mission criticized President Donald Trump for calling for a halt to counting ballots.

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