Electoral College

Census data kicks off partisan brawl in statehouses over U.S. House seats

BY: - April 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — The announcement of which states will lose and gain U.S. House districts in 2023 was the opening bell for the cutthroat, once-a-decade process of redrawing district boundaries. The results of the state-level fights now unfolding will shape not only the partisan makeup of each congressional delegation, but also help determine whether Democrats can […]

Dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president, including several FL lawmakers

BY: - January 5, 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 […]

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri vows to contest certification of Joe Biden’s victory

BY: - December 30, 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 […]

FL’s electors make it official: Trump-Pence won the Sunshine State

BY: - December 14, 2020

Florida’s presidential electors cast their 29 votes for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Monday, but they weren’t enough to overcome Democrat Joe Biden’s lead in electoral votes. The electors, including Republican Party officials and elected leaders, convened in the Florida Senate chamber at 2 p.m. to bring the election to a […]

FL Senate president sidelined by COVID as Electoral College prepares to meet in Tallahassee

BY: - December 14, 2020

Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson has contracted the coronavirus and won’t be able to attend Monday’s meeting of the Electoral College in Tallahassee, he announced in a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis. Simpson had been designated as one of 29 electors scheduled to cast votes in favor of President Trump, who carried Florida in the […]

COVID-19 threatens census. At stake: money, political power

BY: - April 1, 2020

WASHINGTON — It’s National Census Day. Organizations across the country are marking the occasion with webinars, virtual rallies, Twitter chats and other digital events throughout the week. April 1 is the date by which all people in U.S. households are to be counted. But the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to make the count even more difficult than usual, […]