Elections
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Make way for democracy

Politics | How significant is foreign interference in U.S. elections?
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/29/20, 06:29 pm

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, a former Republican congressman, seemed to confirm Democrats’ worst fears on Oct. 21 when he announced Russia and Iran had tried to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. Since special counsel Robert Mueller investigated potential ties between the Russian government and President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, many have questioned the integrity of the election process. But does foreign interference actually mean Americans’ votes will not matter?

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Campaigns enter home stretch

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/29/20, 05:14 pm

After campaigning in Florida on Thursday, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden planned to travel to several key states on the last weekend before Election Day. Trump visits North Carolina on Thursday night before rushing through Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota on Friday, followed by stops in Pennsylvania on Saturday. Biden will also tour Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota and give a speech in Iowa.

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Election season’s final lap

Politics | The Senate in the balance, Biden in the dock, and Barrett in the court
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/28/20, 06:03 pm

After months of one of the most unusual presidential campaigns in modern history, we’re less than one week away from Election Day. Here’s a grab-bag of stories to watch as the week unfolds.

Senate showdown

While the top of the ticket is grabbing the most attention, GOP senators remain locked in a grueling battle to hang on to their majority—and to prevent a Democratic sweep of the White House and both chambers of Congress. 

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