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#US Elections

# us-elections - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Opinion: If an Electoral Commission is established, it faces a mammoth task
# Democracy
# Democracy

Opinion: If an Electoral Commission is established, it faces a mammoth task

Jan 7th 2021, 7:00 PM 14,406 Views 17 Comments

As plans continue for a new Register of Electors Bill, the Fianna Fáil senator says a Commission would face major challenges.

# us-elections - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Republican senator to raise objections as Congress meets to affirm Joe Biden win
# Josh Hawley
# Josh Hawley

Republican senator to raise objections as Congress meets to affirm Joe Biden win

Dec 30th 2020, 10:28 PM 49,293 Views 46 Comments

Josh Hawley has said some states, notably Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own election laws.

# us-elections - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration
# Election2020
# Election2020

Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration

Dec 27th 2020, 10:00 AM 31,807 Views 79 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks back over the 2020 race for the White House and says the pandemic utterly changed the direction of the election.

# us-elections - Friday 25 December, 2020

The Irish For: Hope and history rhyme - what will Biden’s inaugural poem be?
# Joe Biden
# Joe Biden

The Irish For: Hope and history rhyme - what will Biden’s inaugural poem be?

Dec 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 15,404 Views 11 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha looks to the past and wonders what kind of poetic tones we can expect at the forthcoming Biden inauguration.

# us-elections - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Joe Biden won, but Democrats don’t get it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Joe Biden won, but Democrats don’t get it

Nov 22nd 2020, 7:30 AM 59,935 Views 65 Comments

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.

# us-elections - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Trump attempts to leverage power of office to subvert Biden win
# US Elections
# US Elections

Trump attempts to leverage power of office to subvert Biden win

Nov 21st 2020, 9:21 AM 133,736 Views 90 Comments

It comes amid criticism that Trump’s efforts to subvert the results of the election could do long-lasting damage to democratic traditions.

# us-elections - Friday 20 November, 2020

Hair dye streams down Giuliani's face as Trump lawyer makes further unproven claims about election fraud
# Bad Hair Dye
# Bad Hair Dye

Hair dye streams down Giuliani's face as Trump lawyer makes further unproven claims about election fraud

Nov 20th 2020, 2:04 PM 91,484 Views 55 Comments

Rudy Giuliani has been instrumental to Trump’s legal efforts to overturn the election.

# us-elections - Friday 13 November, 2020

Malcolm Byrne: I worry we are entering a Trumpian era of divided politics in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Malcolm Byrne: I worry we are entering a Trumpian era of divided politics in Ireland

Nov 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,918 Views 64 Comments

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.

# us-elections - Sunday 8 November, 2020

The Fed, the Senate and stimulus: How might the election shape American responses to the economic crisis?
# US Federal Reserve
# US Federal Reserve

The Fed, the Senate and stimulus: How might the election shape American responses to the economic crisis?

Nov 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,330 Views 4 Comments

The results of this week’s election may further complicate the American response to the economic crisis.

# us-elections - Saturday 7 November, 2020

How Biden and Trump reacted to news of the presidential result
# President-elect Biden
# President-elect Biden

How Biden and Trump reacted to news of the presidential result

Nov 7th 2020, 6:00 PM 105,218 Views 87 Comments

President Trump issued his statement while golfing at his club in Virginia.

What exactly does US President-elect Joe Biden plan to do?
# No Malarkey
# No Malarkey

What exactly does US President-elect Joe Biden plan to do?

Nov 7th 2020, 5:45 PM 29,644 Views 20 Comments

Climate, Coronavirus, and Brexit.

# us-elections - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Explainer: Why are Pennsylvania and North Carolina taking so long to count election votes?
# Paperwork
# Paperwork

Explainer: Why are Pennsylvania and North Carolina taking so long to count election votes?

Nov 5th 2020, 2:04 PM 20,314 Views 1 Comment

Unsurprisingly, Covid-19 has played its part in the delay.

# us-elections - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

'A proxy for the future of work': California votes to exempt Uber from new state labour law
# Proposition 22
# Proposition 22

'A proxy for the future of work': California votes to exempt Uber from new state labour law

Nov 4th 2020, 1:55 PM 10,926 Views 8 Comments

Uber and Lyft donated tens of millions of dollars to the campaign.

Transgender and non-binary candidates elected in several US ‘firsts’

Transgender and non-binary candidates elected in several US ‘firsts’

Nov 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 16,460 Views 14 Comments

America’s first transgender state senator and first non-binary politician were victorious in the 3 November election.

# us-elections - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Opinion: I once ran as a candidate in a US election - I'm from Cork
# Us Elex 2020
# Us Elex 2020

Opinion: I once ran as a candidate in a US election - I'm from Cork

Nov 3rd 2020, 9:00 PM 22,645 Views 8 Comments

Corkman Greg Delanty, a poet, found himself running as a candidate in the US election in 2004. It was a learning experience.

# us-elections - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Joe Biden and Donald Trump criss-cross key states in final hours of the campaign
# Final Stretch
# Final Stretch

Joe Biden and Donald Trump criss-cross key states in final hours of the campaign

Nov 1st 2020, 7:04 PM 23,003 Views 43 Comments

Joe Biden still retains a lead ahead of Trump, according to the polls.

# us-elections - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Don't be fooled: The polls weren't wrong in 2016, the analysis was
# Opinion
# Opinion

Don't be fooled: The polls weren't wrong in 2016, the analysis was

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 49,675 Views 86 Comments

The goalposts – and polling analysis – have shifted since 2016, Noel Rock writes.

# us-elections - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Explainer: How does the US voting system work?
# US Elections
# US Elections

Explainer: How does the US voting system work?

Oct 18th 2020, 9:00 PM 48,290 Views 51 Comments

People have already starting casting their votes in the 2020 election.

Trump and Biden hit the trail in a charged election week
# US Elections
# US Elections

Trump and Biden hit the trail in a charged election week

Oct 18th 2020, 6:20 PM 22,194 Views 107 Comments

Trump and Biden have targeted swing states in the final weeks before the election.

# us-elections - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Here's why the make-up of the Supreme Court is so central to US political debate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Here's why the make-up of the Supreme Court is so central to US political debate

Oct 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 29,983 Views 25 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks at the how the highest court in America became “such a political hot potato”.

# us-elections - Friday 2 October, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Trump has the virus, but before he tested positive, we had the worst debate ever
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Larry Donnelly: Trump has the virus, but before he tested positive, we had the worst debate ever

Oct 2nd 2020, 12:53 PM 34,473 Views 46 Comments

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.

# us-elections - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Larry Donnelly: The country of my birth is broken. Can it be fixed?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: The country of my birth is broken. Can it be fixed?

Sep 20th 2020, 7:30 AM 40,192 Views 37 Comments

Larry Donnelly says based on recent events in his home country, it’s hard to argue that America is still the ‘land of opportunity’.

# us-elections - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Donald Trump weighs in again to question reliability of mail-in votes
# Never Mind The Ballots
# Never Mind The Ballots

Donald Trump weighs in again to question reliability of mail-in votes

Sep 3rd 2020, 10:40 PM 17,239 Views 24 Comments

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has met the family of Jacob Blake, who was shot by a white police officer.

# us-elections - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Trump's presidency has weakened the electoral college - time for it to go
# Opinion
# Opinion

Trump's presidency has weakened the electoral college - time for it to go

Sep 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 25,167 Views 64 Comments

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.

# us-elections - Monday 24 August, 2020

Republican Party formally nominates Trump to take on Biden in US 2020 elections
# Republican Convention
# Republican Convention

Republican Party formally nominates Trump to take on Biden in US 2020 elections

Aug 24th 2020, 9:36 PM 18,122 Views 49 Comments

The nomination was one of the first acts of a Republican convention.

# us-elections - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Opinion: Joe Kennedy fights for his family’s legacy in a 'nasty' campaign
# Showdown
# Showdown

Opinion: Joe Kennedy fights for his family’s legacy in a 'nasty' campaign

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 52,243 Views 24 Comments

As Democrats rally against Trump, the race for Massachusetts’ Senate seat is also worth watching, Larry Donnelly writes.

# us-elections - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

US Postal Service halts changes blamed for slowing delivery until after the November election
# Postal Service
# Postal Service

US Postal Service halts changes blamed for slowing delivery until after the November election

Aug 18th 2020, 10:17 PM 19,422 Views 44 Comments

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has been under intense pressure from Congress amid the reforms he has been implementing.

# us-elections - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

'America needs action': Kamala Harris releases first campaign video as Biden's VP nominee
# Campaign
# Campaign

'America needs action': Kamala Harris releases first campaign video as Biden's VP nominee

Aug 12th 2020, 6:13 PM 27,133 Views 47 Comments

Kamala Harris was announced as Joe Biden’s pick for the Democratic vice-president nominee last night.

# us-elections - Monday 10 August, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know US Vice Presidents?
# Evening Quiz
# Evening Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know US Vice Presidents?

Aug 10th 2020, 9:30 PM 32,579 Views 13 Comments

With Joe Biden set to choose his vice presidential nominee this week, we’re testing your knowledge of US Veeps.

# us-elections - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping
# US Elections
# US Elections

Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping

Aug 9th 2020, 7:30 AM 42,377 Views 56 Comments

Donnelly dismays at the polarised and simplistic discussion of politics in the US from all media sources, not just Fox News.

# us-elections - Friday 7 August, 2020

Commission rejects Donald Trump’s request for early debate with Joe Biden
# US Elections
# US Elections

Commission rejects Donald Trump’s request for early debate with Joe Biden

Aug 7th 2020, 12:55 PM 25,296 Views 41 Comments

An independent commission said both candidates had agreed to participate in the three scheduled debates.

# us-elections - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Larry Donnelly: America's problems go far deeper than Donald Trump
# US Elections
# US Elections

Larry Donnelly: America's problems go far deeper than Donald Trump

Jul 12th 2020, 7:30 AM 46,208 Views 66 Comments

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.

# us-elections - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Sanders 'assessing' his next step after receiving another drubbing by Biden in Democratic primaries
# Democrats
# Democrats

Sanders 'assessing' his next step after receiving another drubbing by Biden in Democratic primaries

Updated Mar 18th 2020, 10:46 PM 31,237 Views 68 Comments

The results in yesterday’s primaries added more pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign.

# us-elections - Sunday 8 March, 2020

The Irish For: 'Hope & History Rhyme' - the background to a much-quoted line
# US Elections
# US Elections

The Irish For: 'Hope & History Rhyme' - the background to a much-quoted line

Mar 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 47,545 Views 1 Comment

Joe Biden quoted Seamus Heaney after his Super Tuesday win in the US this week. Darach Ó Séaghdha examines Heaney’s words.

# us-elections - Monday 2 March, 2020

Amy Klobuchar ends Democratic presidential campaign and endorses Joe Biden
# Democrats
# Democrats

Amy Klobuchar ends Democratic presidential campaign and endorses Joe Biden

Mar 2nd 2020, 6:54 PM 11,377 Views 28 Comments

Klobuchar is due to appear with Biden at his rally in Dallas, Texas tonight.

# us-elections - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Can Joe Biden – or anyone else – stop Bernie Sanders?
# US Primaries
# US Primaries

Larry Donnelly: Can Joe Biden – or anyone else – stop Bernie Sanders?

Feb 27th 2020, 7:24 AM 13,446 Views 37 Comments

It’s looking like Sanders versus Bloomberg for the Democratic National Convention in July, writes Larry Donnelly.

# us-elections - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Bernie Sanders under attack in Democratic debate ahead of 'Super Tuesday'
# Uselex2020
# Uselex2020

Bernie Sanders under attack in Democratic debate ahead of 'Super Tuesday'

Feb 26th 2020, 7:18 AM 12,403 Views 29 Comments

Bernie Sanders is leading the race to become the Democrat candidate.

# us-elections - Friday 7 February, 2020

Opinion: Bernie can beat Trump, he's the only one who can
# US Elections 2020
# US Elections 2020

Opinion: Bernie can beat Trump, he's the only one who can

Feb 7th 2020, 7:00 PM 20,050 Views 78 Comments

Sanders’ centrist critics deliberately miss the point of his appeal, writes Conor Kenny.

# us-elections - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

What are the Iowa caucuses and why do they matter?
# Uselex2020
# Uselex2020

What are the Iowa caucuses and why do they matter?

Feb 4th 2020, 6:15 AM 9,676 Views 7 Comments

Democrats in the US are choosing their election candidate to take on Trump.

# us-elections - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Trump re-election in 2020 not a done deal, but Democrats face an uphill battle
# US Elections
# US Elections

Larry Donnelly: Trump re-election in 2020 not a done deal, but Democrats face an uphill battle

Dec 26th 2019, 9:28 PM 16,602 Views 69 Comments

The Democrats bowed to pressure on impeachment, but will it make a difference to the 2020 result?

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