A federal court ordered former Miami Republican Congressman David Rivera to pay a $456,000 fine after the Federal Election Commission accused him of illegally funding a secret election campaign to sabotage a political rival in 2012.
The Pentagon authorized the use of National Guard troops to maintain security in the capital a week before Joe Biden's inauguration. Now soldiers can be seen resting in the Capitol Visitor Center, patroling with assault rifles past historic statues and paintings as members of Congress conduct their duties. READ MORE:
What is the future of the Republic party after Trump?
The Trump brand is severely damaged after losing the election and the assault on the Capitol. But he still controls the base of the Republican Party. So what happens to the party after he leaves the White House? (
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Latin America’s on-again off-again relationship with democracy could offer some helpful insights to the United States, which is about to begin its own precarious trek back up the weedy embankment towards the path to democracy.
The 46-year-old lawyer - and romance novelist - is credited with building an inclusive multiracial and community approach to winning elections. The 'Abrams Playbook' is now seen as a role model in other states with large minority populations. (
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The battle for control of the Democratic Party in Florida is heating up after a second consecutive defeat to Donald Trump. Michael Bloomberg has endorsed his Cuban-American friend and former Miami mayor Manny Díaz.
All six states where President Trump contested the results have now certified Joe Biden as the winner, but the president continues to say there was fraud without providing evidence. The Attorney General also said Tuesday there was no evidence of significant fraud. All this, as many congressional Republicans remain silent on the issue.
There were allegations of fraud in 2000, but back then, there was much greater uncertainty about who had actually won the election. And the dispute centered on just one state: Florida, and a few hundred votes. (
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The president's campaign has filed new lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Arizona. How are the courts likely to go? “They are not arguing something a court can give them … in Pennsylvania, one of the things they are asking for is to throw out the entire vote, which is sort of absurd,” says Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, a law professor at Stetson University College of Law.
The usual custom of conceding is a short phone call to the victor and a speech to supporters thanking them for their efforts, albeit in a lost cause. But Trump says that "this election is far from over."
What could happen if Trump does not concede to Biden? “That is not just bad for a president-elect, but bad for our country… we know that foreign adversaries may try to take advantage of uncertainty so there are national security considerations that need to be taken into account,” says Chris Lu, a former senior member of the Obama administration.
How will people know the final results? “Every state has what they call a certification date … essentially, about 10 to 15 days after the election, the committee in charge of the state election … will meet and they will certify the counts from all the counties,” says Charles Zelden political science professor at Nova Southeastern University.
Could we be headed for another election recount controversy as happened 20 years ago in Florida between George W Bush and Al Gore? “The president is likely to call for recounts. He will challenge the legitimacy of many of the votes counted. That will bring in the lawyers and litigation. And we may be in another Bush v. Gore scenario if it goes on,” says Charles Zelden, a political science professor at Nova Southeastern University, referring to the controversial 2000 Florida election recount.