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# US Elections

Last month
August 2023
Larry Donnelly: If we had no Trump or Biden for 2024 - who would the potential candidates be?
Our columnist says despite the expected rerun of the 2020 elections with Biden and Trump, it’s worth asking if there are any alternatives.
This year
Larry Donnelly: One man in the pub wore a T-shirt that read 'Trump 2024 - no more bullshit'
Our columnist is visiting friends in Cape Cod and taking the political temperature in the US.
Larry Donnelly: DeSantis is in, but can he really beat Trump?
Our columnist looks at the messy launch last night of Ron DeSantis’ bid for the White House.
Larry Donnelly: Biden declares and Tucker Carlson leaves Fox News - it's all happening in the US
Our columnist looks at Biden announcing his bid for a second term and Tucker Carlson leaving Fox News.
Joe Biden could announce bid for second term as early as next week, US media reports
Meanwhile, Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder announced he is running for the Republican presidential nomination.
All time
Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy
Our columnist muses on the Zappone furore, summer days and what’s next for Donald Trump.
Opinion: If an Electoral Commission is established, it faces a mammoth task
As plans continue for a new Register of Electors Bill, the Fianna Fáil senator says a Commission would face major challenges.
Republican senator to raise objections as Congress meets to affirm Joe Biden win
Josh Hawley has said some states, notably Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own election laws.
Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration
Larry Donnelly looks back over the 2020 race for the White House and says the pandemic utterly changed the direction of the election.
The Irish For: Hope and history rhyme - what will Biden’s inaugural poem be?
Darach Ó Séaghdha looks to the past and wonders what kind of poetic tones we can expect at the forthcoming Biden inauguration.
Larry Donnelly: Joe Biden won, but Democrats don’t get it
Larry Donnelly says while defeating Trump is a welcome victory, Democrats are in danger of storing up problems for the future by isolating the centre-ground.
Trump attempts to leverage power of office to subvert Biden win
It comes amid criticism that Trump’s efforts to subvert the results of the election could do long-lasting damage to democratic traditions.
Hair dye streams down Giuliani's face as Trump lawyer makes further unproven claims about election fraud
Rudy Giuliani has been instrumental to Trump’s legal efforts to overturn the election.
Malcolm Byrne: I worry we are entering a Trumpian era of divided politics in Ireland
The Fianna Fáil senator says recent events have convinced him that political discourse has changed and that a place for considered compromise must now be found in Irish politics.
The Fed, the Senate and stimulus: How might the election shape American responses to the economic crisis?
The results of this week’s election may further complicate the American response to the economic crisis.
How Biden and Trump reacted to news of the presidential result
President Trump issued his statement while golfing at his club in Virginia.
What exactly does US President-elect Joe Biden plan to do?
Climate, Coronavirus, and Brexit.
Explainer: Why are Pennsylvania and North Carolina taking so long to count election votes?
Unsurprisingly, Covid-19 has played its part in the delay.
'A proxy for the future of work': California votes to exempt Uber from new state labour law
Uber and Lyft donated tens of millions of dollars to the campaign.
Transgender and non-binary candidates elected in several US ‘firsts’
America’s first transgender state senator and first non-binary politician were victorious in the 3 November election.
Opinion: I once ran as a candidate in a US election - I'm from Cork
Corkman Greg Delanty, a poet, found himself running as a candidate in the US election in 2004. It was a learning experience.
Joe Biden and Donald Trump criss-cross key states in final hours of the campaign
Joe Biden still retains a lead ahead of Trump, according to the polls.
Don't be fooled: The polls weren't wrong in 2016, the analysis was
The goalposts – and polling analysis – have shifted since 2016, Noel Rock writes.
Explainer: How does the US voting system work?
People have already starting casting their votes in the 2020 election.
Trump and Biden hit the trail in a charged election week
Trump and Biden have targeted swing states in the final weeks before the election.
Larry Donnelly: Here's why the make-up of the Supreme Court is so central to US political debate
Larry Donnelly looks at the how the highest court in America became “such a political hot potato”.
Larry Donnelly: Trump has the virus, but before he tested positive, we had the worst debate ever
Larry Donnelly looks at the state of the US election after this week’s ‘shameful’ debate, in the wake of the news about Trump and FLOTUS.
Larry Donnelly: The country of my birth is broken. Can it be fixed?
Larry Donnelly says based on recent events in his home country, it’s hard to argue that America is still the ‘land of opportunity’.
Donald Trump weighs in again to question reliability of mail-in votes
Democratic nominee Joe Biden has met the family of Jacob Blake, who was shot by a white police officer.
Trump's presidency has weakened the electoral college - time for it to go
Caoimhín de Barra looks at the dual US voting system and says the electoral college has the potential to cause major upheaval now and in future.
Republican Party formally nominates Trump to take on Biden in US 2020 elections
The nomination was one of the first acts of a Republican convention.
Opinion: Joe Kennedy fights for his family’s legacy in a 'nasty' campaign
As Democrats rally against Trump, the race for Massachusetts’ Senate seat is also worth watching, Larry Donnelly writes.
US Postal Service halts changes blamed for slowing delivery until after the November election
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has been under intense pressure from Congress amid the reforms he has been implementing.
'America needs action': Kamala Harris releases first campaign video as Biden's VP nominee
Kamala Harris was announced as Joe Biden’s pick for the Democratic vice-president nominee last night.
Quiz: How well do you know US Vice Presidents?
With Joe Biden set to choose his vice presidential nominee this week, we’re testing your knowledge of US Veeps.
Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping
Donnelly dismays at the polarised and simplistic discussion of politics in the US from all media sources, not just Fox News.
Commission rejects Donald Trump’s request for early debate with Joe Biden
An independent commission said both candidates had agreed to participate in the three scheduled debates.
Larry Donnelly: America's problems go far deeper than Donald Trump
Larry Donnelly says we should not write off Trump in November, but if he does lose, it is merely the first step in a long road back to redemption for the US.
Sanders 'assessing' his next step after receiving another drubbing by Biden in Democratic primaries
The results in yesterday’s primaries added more pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign.
The Irish For: 'Hope & History Rhyme' - the background to a much-quoted line
Joe Biden quoted Seamus Heaney after his Super Tuesday win in the US this week. Darach Ó Séaghdha examines Heaney’s words.