Can Kamala Harris bail out Biden with young voters in 2024 election? Democrats hope so

WASHINGTON —  Vice President Kamala Harris prefers Gen Z to Millennials. “I love Gen Z,” she told a crowd of donors at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston this month while reflecting on her “Fight for Our Freedoms” college tour, which took her to campuses across eight states in September and October. The threats of gun violence, climate … Read more

California Senate seat will be on your ballot four times in 2024 election. Here’s why

In 2024, Californians will be asked to vote for a new U.S. Senator. Then they’ll be asked to vote again. And then again. And then again. Voters will see the Senate election twice on the March primary ballot: the regularly scheduled election for the six-year Senate term that begins in 2025, and a special election … Read more

Opinion: How House Speaker Mike Johnson tried to overturn Biden election

In less than 15 months, Congress will count and certify the votes from the electoral college. It is truly frightening that House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), from the far right of the Republican Party, might have a prominent role in the process. If Republicans keep control of the House in the November 2024 elections, it … Read more

Why Fani Willis is focused on Coffee County in Trump Georgia election case

WASHINGTON —  They were running out of time and needed a Hail Mary. Joe Biden had won the electoral college vote in the 2020 presidential election. And with less than three weeks before Congress was set to certify the results on Jan. 6, 2021, allies of then-President Trump met with him in the Oval Office to … Read more

Sidney Powell pleads guilty in Georgia in election interference case

WASHINGTON —  Attorney Sidney Powell has taken a plea deal in Fulton County, Ga., one day before jury selection was set to begin for her election interference case alongside lawyer Ken Chesebro. Powell is the highest profile person charged in connection with efforts to keep former President Trump in power after the 2020 election to accept … Read more

Judge grants gag order in Trump’s 2020 election case

WASHINGTON —  U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan granted special counsel Jack Smith’s request Monday for a limited gag order to prevent former President Trump from attacking prosecutors, witnesses and court officials involved in his federal case over attempts to overturn the 2020 election. Smith’s prosecutors argued that Trump’s barrage of social media and campaign trail claims … Read more

Exodus of state election workers posing a threat to democracy

Election denialism is a losing cause. Studies of the vote in 2022 put the penalty at anywhere from 2% to 7%, depending on the office. In other words, Republicans who spread the Big Lie about massive fraud and a stolen 2020 election received significantly less support — in races for secretary of state, governor and … Read more

Trump surrenders in Georgia 2020 election case

WASHINGTON —  Former President Trump surrendered to authorities in Georgia on Thursday night after being indicted last week and accused of conspiring with allies to overturn the 2020 election that he lost to Joe Biden. After turning himself in at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Trump was booked and photographed — something that did not … Read more

Trump’s bond in Georgia election case set at $200,000

WASHINGTON —  Former President Trump’s bond in the Fulton County, Ga., indictment over efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results is set at $200,000. The terms of his release include extra prohibitions on witness intimidation and other restrictions. Trump and the 18 others indicted in the case have until noon Friday to surrender to authorities in … Read more

U.S. pushes Guatemala to hold democratic election

WASHINGTON —  Biden administration officials are working intentely to prevent the Guatemalan government, one of their few allies in Central America, from overturning election results that put a leftist in next week’s presidential runoff — to the dismay of right-wing elites in that country who have long called the shots. With persistent phone calls, in-person visits, … Read more