Campaign 2020
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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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Pro-life gains and losses

Life | Ballot measures in Colorado and Louisiana show the challenges and opportunities for pro-lifers—including pro-life Democrats
by Leah Hickman
Posted 11/04/20, 04:57 pm

Voters in Colorado and Louisiana weighed in on two pro-life ballot initiatives with mixed results on Tuesday. In Colorado, a measure that would have protected unborn children after 22 weeks of gestation failed, earning only 41 percent of votes. But in Louisiana, 62 percent of voters approved an amendment that clarifies abortion is not a right under the state constitution.

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Republicans exceed expectations in House

Elections | Defying some projections, the GOP appeared poised to gain seats in the House and retain its hold on the Senate
by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/04/20, 12:35 pm

As election results continued to trickle on Wednesday morning, Democrats were poised to maintain their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. But Republicans had crushed Democrats’ hopes of significantly expanding their ranks. Democratic lawmakers lost their seats in at least seven districts, while their party failed to defeat a single Republican incumbent.

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