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WASHINGTON — Heading into the election, Democrats dreamed it would go something like Star Wars, with rebel forces blowing up the Death Star and celebrating in the streets as a blue wave swept them into power in Washington and state capitals across the country. But President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory ended up looking more like the …

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November 20, 2020 at 6:28 AM EST Trump’s escalating attacks put pressure on vote certification process By David Fahrenthold, Beth Reinhard, Elise Viebeck and Emma Brown The chaotic effort to upend the U.S. presidential election has moved from the courtroom to a series of traditionally mundane events in county seats and state capitals, deliberations now …

House lawmakers called on General Services Administration Administrator Emily Murphy to provide a briefing to Congress on her delays in ascertaining Joe Biden’s election win. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP House lawmakers called on General Services Administration Administrator Emily Murphy to provide a briefing to Congress on her delays in ascertaining Joe …

In a state tilting away from Mr. Trump, Ms. Collins appeared to be easy pickings, and donors poured money into the state. For weeks before the election, polls showed Ms. Collins struggling for survival, outspent two-to-one by her rival. But on Nov. 3 she won by eight points, in large part thanks to a groundswell …

“We are the firewall, not just for the U.S. Senate, but the future of our country,” Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who is facing Warnock in the special election, told a crowd of about 100 people packed into a restaurant last week to hear from her and Republican Sen. David Perdue. The last time a Georgia …

But Georgia Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock have narrowly tailored their message to addressing the health care and economic crises, and Democrats plan to expand their field operation in the Peach State. “This isn’t about partisan politics,” said Ossoff on CNN on Monday. “This is about human lives and human livelihoods which …

Party leaders thought Trump’s botched handling of the coronavirus pandemic and divisive behavior would convince voters to flip the chamber and put an end to what Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden recently called “the chaos, the tweets, the anger, the hate, the failure.” After six long years out of power, Democrats will likely remain in …

In the highly anticipated Senate matches, Republicans scored easier-than-expected victories in Iowa, Montana and South Carolina while establishing very large leads in Kansas and Texas. GOP incumbents held narrow but steady leads in Georgia, Maine and North Carolina. “Overall we had a better election than most people thought across the country,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch …

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Tuesday’s biggest developments Judge orders Upshur County voting hours extended after morning glitches [11:45 a.m.] Voters in Upshur County will have until 8 p.m. tonight to cast their ballots, after a state district judge extended …