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Explainer: Another possible risk in U.S. election - 'faithless electors'

20 Oct 2020

U.S. presidents are chosen by electors, party loyalists who pledge to vote for their candidate once their state's voters have made their selection clear. The polarized climate in the United States has heightened the risk that "faithless" electors may break that promise to voters, however, increasing the possibility of confusion around this year's result.

Explainer: Another possible risk in U.S. election: 'faithless electors'

20 Oct 2020

U.S. presidents are chosen by electors, party loyalists who pledge to vote for their candidate once their state's voters have made their selection clear. The polarized climate in the United States has heightened the risk that "faithless" electors may break that promise to voters, however, increasing the possibility of confusion around this year's result.

Explainer: 'Dueling electors' pose risk of U.S. vote deadlock

16 Oct 2020

In the United States, a candidate becomes president by securing the most “electoral” votes rather than winning a majority of the national popular vote. Known as the Electoral College, the system allots electors to the 50 states and the District of Columbia largely based on their population.

Explainer: 'Dueling electors' pose risk of U.S. vote deadlock

16 Oct 2020

In the United States, a candidate becomes president by securing the most “electoral” votes rather than winning a majority of the national popular vote. Known as the Electoral College, the system allots electors to the 50 states and the District of Columbia largely based on their population.

Explainer: 'Dueling electors' pose risk of U.S. vote deadlock

15 Oct 2020

The 2020 U.S. presidential election could be the most closely contested in recent memory due to a deeply divided electorate and the possibility that President Donald Trump will challenge widely used mail-in ballots, claiming without evidence they are fraudulent.

Trump ex-fundraiser charged for role in foreign lobbying

08 Oct 2020

Elliott Broidy, a former fundraiser for U.S. President Donald Trump, was charged with illegally lobbying him to drop an investigation involving a massive Malaysian embezzlement scandal, according to court documents.

Texas Supreme Court rules against Houston mail voting plan

07 Oct 2020

The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that voters in Houston cannot receive unsolicited mail-in ballot applications for November's presidential election, thwarting an effort to expand voting in the third most populous county in the United States.

Judges rule for mail voting in Montana and Alabama

01 Oct 2020

Two federal judges ruled on Wednesday in favor of voting by mail to protect against COVID-19, with one upholding a universal postal voting plan in Montana and the other blocking restrictions on absentee ballots in Alabama.

Judges rule for mail voting in Montana and Alabama

30 Sep 2020

Two federal judges ruled on Wednesday in favor of voting by mail to protect against COVID-19, with one upholding a universal postal voting plan in Montana and the other blocking restrictions on absentee ballots in Alabama.

UPDATE 1-Judges rule for mail voting in Montana and Alabama

30 Sep 2020

Sept 30 Two federal judges ruled on Wednesday in favor of voting by mail to protect against COVID-19, with one upholding a universal postal voting plan in Montana and the other blocking restrictions on absentee ballots in Alabama.

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