The US Constitution establishes a system of checks and balances consisting of three equal branches of government – legislative (Article I), executive (Article II), and judicial (Article III). On January 6, 2021, the head of the executive branch, Donald Trump, incited a mob to attack the legislative branch and then did nothing to stop it.
- January 11, 2021
January 10, 2021 Unbelievably, it was only a week ago—last Sunday — that we learned Trump had called Georgia’s Secretary of State and pressured him to change the results of the 2020 election. Trump demanded that Brad Raffensperger “find” the 11,780 votes Trump needed to win Georgia. The news of the attempt to get an election official to overrule the will of the people was astonishing: at the time, it was the worst domestic attack on ...
- January 5, 2021
While he pushes back against Trump, Raffensperger is trying to limit voting options for Democratic constituencies.
- December 7, 2020
That electorate—along with the organizing that spurred it—is now giving Democrats hope that Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff can win runoff elections for the US Senate on January 5, races that would have seemed almost unwinnable in past years.
- November 21, 2020
The news today remains Trump’s unprecedented attempt to steal an election in which voters chose his opponents, Democratic candidate. The leadership of the Republican Party is not standing up to the president, but is instead seemingly willing to let him burn down the country to stay in office.
- November 4, 2020
Tonight, the election returns look relatively good for Trump, which is why he talked about claiming a victory at the end of election night. This is the so-called “red mirage.” But as the mail-in ballots get counted, everyone expects the Democratic numbers to climb fast and far.