Elections

Lawmakers who voted against Biden are denounced back home

Republican members of Congress who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory, even after a mob broke into the Capitol, are getting blasted by critics in their home districts. Protesters, newspaper editorial boards and local-level Democrats are demanding that they…

LIST: How Wisconsin representatives voted during Electoral College votes

Congress has officially recognized Joe Biden as the next president with the counting of Electoral College votes that took place overnight after a mob of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol and took over several chambers.

MADISON, Wis. -- Congress has officially recognized Joe Biden as the next president with the counting of Electoral College votes that took place overnight after a mob of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol and took over several chambers. Several Republicans…

President Trump promises orderly transition after Congress certifies results

President Donald Trump now says there "will be an orderly transition on January 20th" after Congress concluded the electoral vote count.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says there will be an "orderly transition on January 20th" now that Congress has concluded the electoral vote count certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Trump issued a statement early Thursday acknowledging his term in…

McConnell delivers forceful rebuke of Trump-led electoral challenge

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday delivered a forceful rebuke of President Donald Trump's baseless claims of widespread election fraud, warning his fellow Republicans of the damage their efforts to try to overturn the election won by President-elect Joe Biden could do to democracy.

Republicans object to Arizona vote for Biden

The session opened to deal with President Donald Trump's extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election. The typically routine proceeding, required by law, was anything but ordinary.

Pence informed Trump that he can't block Biden's win

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday told President Donald Trump that he does not have the authority to block certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win when Congress meets to count electoral votes, sources told CNN.

Pence faces pressure from Trump to thwart Electoral College vote

"The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors," Trump declared falsely on Tuesday, lending credence to an erroneous theory that Pence can overturn the results of the election during Wednesday's tally of Electoral College votes and again pressuring his top lieutenant to act outside constitutional bounds.

Congress opening new session as virus, Biden's win dominate

Congress is preparing to convene for a new session with lawmakers sworn into office during a tumultuous period. A growing number of Republicans are working to overturn Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump, and a surge of coronavirus infections…