Could a few state legislatures choose the next president?

State legislatures could face legal and perhaps even state constitutional crises after Election Day, if they’re pressured to change how they traditionally allocate electoral votes. Recent media reports indicate that Trump’s campaign is considering asking some of the 29 state legislatures with Republican majorities, in charge of a total of 300 electoral votes, to depart […]

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Trump’s law-and-order campaign relies on a historic American tradition of racist and anti-immigrant politics

The Republican Party made it clear in its national convention that it intends to make restoring “law and order” central to this fall’s presidential campaign. As he did when he first ran in 2016, President Donald Trump highlighted law and order in his 2020 acceptance speech. “Your vote,” Trump said, “will decide whether we protect law-abiding Americans and whether … we will […]

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