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#US Elections

# us-elections - Last year 2021

Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy

Jul 31st 2021, 8:00 PM 30,375 Views 115 Comments

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
# Democracy
# Democracy

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

Jan 7th 2021, 7:00 PM 14,502 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 - All time

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 49,327 Views 46 Comments

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
# 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 32,140 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.

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 15,815 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.

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 59,995 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.

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 133,811 Views 91 Comments

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
# 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 91,540 Views 56 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,037 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.

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 16,351 Views 4 Comments

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-elect Biden
# President-elect Biden

How Biden and Trump reacted to news of the presidential result

Nov 7th 2020, 6:00 PM 105,311 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 29,702 Views 20 Comments

Climate, Coronavirus, and Brexit.

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 20,334 Views 1 Comment

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
# 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 10,951 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 16,516 Views 14 Comments

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
# 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 22,697 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.

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 23,035 Views 43 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 49,708 Views 86 Comments

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

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 48,779 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 22,232 Views 107 Comments

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
# 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 30,050 Views 25 Comments

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
# 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 34,508 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.

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 40,281 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’.

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 17,271 Views 24 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 25,213 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.

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 18,139 Views 49 Comments

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
# Showdown
# Showdown

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

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 52,361 Views 24 Comments

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
# Postal Service
# Postal Service

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

Aug 18th 2020, 10:17 PM 19,504 Views 44 Comments

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
# Campaign
# Campaign

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

Aug 12th 2020, 6:13 PM 27,170 Views 46 Comments

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?
# Evening Quiz
# Evening Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know US Vice Presidents?

Aug 10th 2020, 9:30 PM 32,645 Views 13 Comments

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
# 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 42,415 Views 56 Comments

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
# US Elections
# US Elections

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

Aug 7th 2020, 12:55 PM 25,315 Views 41 Comments

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
# US Elections
# US Elections

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

Jul 12th 2020, 7:30 AM 46,249 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.

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 31,266 Views 68 Comments

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
# US Elections
# US Elections

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

Mar 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 49,716 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.

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 11,411 Views 28 Comments

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

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 13,473 Views 37 Comments

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

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 12,415 Views 29 Comments

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

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 20,092 Views 78 Comments

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

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 9,698 Views 7 Comments

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

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