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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Republicans Hold Their Edge in State-Level Politics

Republicans scored a net gain of one governorship, adding to their lead. The GOP gave up little ground at the legislative level, with Democrats failing to flip nearly all their targeted chambers.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  November 3, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Nationwide Ballot Measure Results to Watch: Live Updates

Despite the pandemic, there are dozens of measures that have made it on to ballots nationwide. They range from abortion and police reform to redistricting, taxes and transit. Here are key results.

By Carl Smith, Tod Newcombe  |  November 4, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Incumbent Governors Win Reelection Across the Country

Live election results for all the most important state and local races.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  November 4, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

While The Election Was “Secure” There Were Still Problems

Despite fears of some sort of cybersecurity apocalypse during this year's presidential election, federal officials say 2020 had no meaningful interference by foreign adversaries. Other issues, however, have held fast.

By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology  |  November 23, 2020
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Future in Context

When Alexander Hamilton Tried to Steal the Election of 1800

Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election results isn’t the first effort to change the outcome of a close race. In 1800, Thomas Jefferson faced a similar and chaotic post-electoral problem.

By Clay S. Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large  |  November 20, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

With Trump Defeated, Why Are Democrats So Downcast?

The Democratic Party just had its most fervent wish come true but has already started tearing itself apart. Seth Masket, author of “Learning from Loss,” explains why the party is unwilling to celebrate.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  November 19, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Most Secure Election Ever: Vote-by-Mail Is Here to Stay

Amber McReynolds and her group, the National Vote at Home Institute, played a major role in the success of the general election. She talks about lessons learned, and the future of vote-by-mail.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  November 17, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

America’s Ever-Widening Urban-Rural Political Divide

Cities and suburbs moved further to the left in this year's elections, while rural areas swung right. But there were some surprises — and perhaps opportunities for conservatives — in the voting.

By Michael Hendrix, Manhattan Institute  |  November 16, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Georgia Begins Ballot Recount: What You Need to Know

The state has begun it’s by-hand ballot recounting and workers have until Nov. 20 to recount all five million ballots cast. The current margin between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is just 14,000 votes.

By Florida Times-Union  |  November 13, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

Cybersecurity Officials Resign or Fired Amid Election Fight

Many officials in the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are stepping down or expect to be fired as President Trump challenges the election’s results with claims of voting fraud.

By Shaun Courtney, Alyza Sebenius and Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg News  |  November 13, 2020
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Future in Context

The Electoral College Explained: Its History and the Tensions of Democracy

Presidential elections, your vote, and the quest for legitimacy. Unlike Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, President-elect Joe Biden appears to have won both the popular vote and the Electoral College.

By Clay S. Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large  |  November 13, 2020
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