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China’s parliament approves Hong Kong electoral system reform plan: SCMP

Reuters
(Reuters) – The top decisionmaking body of the Chinese parliament unanimously approved a plan on Tuesday to reform Hong Kong’s electoral system, the South China Morning Post reported citing the city’s sole representative to the body. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee approved the plan by a vote of 167-0,......

Why does America have the Electoral College — and should we keep it?

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch the CBSN Originals documentary “Do We Still Need the Electoral College?” in the video player above.  When Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, he became the fourth president in American history — and the......

Hong Kong lawmaker defends electoral overhaul, claims legislature lacks ‘rational debate’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here One Hong Kong lawmaker told CNBC he supports China’s plan to overhaul the semi-autonomous region’s electoral system, arguing that there’s been a lack of “rational debate” in the legislature. “Since 2014-2015, the quality of LegCo and the way it’s functioning......

China’s parliament moves to overhaul Hong Kong’s electoral system

Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s parliament approved on Thursday a draft decision to change Hong Kong’s electoral system, further reducing democratic representation in the city’s institutions and introducing a mechanism to vet and screen politicians’ loyalty to Beijing. Security personnel keeps watch outside the Great Hall of the People before the......

Microsoft says it won’t give money to Congress members who voted against Electoral College confirmation

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess (not pictured) attend a session during their visit to Volkswagen Digital Lab in Berlin on Feb. 27, 2019. Abdulhamid Hosbas | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Microsoft on Friday said its......

Trump told Pence he could either be a ‘patriot’ or a ‘p—y’ prior to Electoral College certification: Report

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Hours before rioters stormed the Capitol where Vice President Mike Pence was presiding, President Trump reportedly told Pence he could either go down in history as a “patriot” or a “p—y.” The New York Times reported the missive on......

Marriott to cut off donations to Republicans who opposed Electoral College count after riot

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi The Marriott hotel chain will be suspending donations to the GOP senators who objected to certifying President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenKim says North Korean efforts will focus on bringing US ‘to their knees’ Amazon suspends Parler from web......

Hear why Amy Klobuchar fist-bumped Mike Pence after Electoral certification – CNN Video

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cuomo Prime Time Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), tells CNN’s Chris Cuomo about the moment Congress finalized President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, and about why she chose to fist-bump Vice President Mike Pence after he read the election results. Source: CNN......

Here Are the Five GOP Congressmen From Ohio Who Objected to Electoral Count in Effort to Overturn Democratic Presidential Vote Result

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click to enlarge Five Republican members of Congress from Ohio voted Wednesday evening to reject an Electoral College certification, an action taken hours after a right-wing mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building in a violent show of support for overturning the presidential election results. Those objecting were U.S. Reps. Jim......

Congress resumes Electoral College proceedings after breach of Capitol

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress will resume the Electoral College proceedings once the Capitol is cleared of pro-Donald Trump protesters and safe for use. Pelosi said she made the decision Wednesday in consultation with the Pentagon,......

Congress Reconvenes After Coup, to Count Electoral College Votes

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U.S. Senators and Representatives will not let the violent coup attempt derail them their Constitutional duty .. they’re back in session to complete the process of certifying the Electoral College votes. We’re live streaming from the joint session of Congress which was cut short earlier on Wednesday when the mob......

Capitol deemed secure, hours after a mob stormed building and halted Congress’s electoral count.

New York Times
And later on Wednesday evening, former President George W. Bush was also among the high-profile Republicans who sharply condemned what he called “mayhem” and a “violent assault on the Capitol.” “This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic — not our democratic republic,” he said in a......

DC protests and Electoral College vote count: Live updates

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The headquarters for the Republican National Committee were cleared Wednesday after a suspicious device was found nearby, committee communications director Michael Ahrens told CNN. The headquarters are just a few blocks from the US Capitol. The evacuation happened roughly......

Pence tells Congress he lacks ‘unilateral authority’ to reject Electoral College votes

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brett Samuels Vice President Pence, in a letter to Congress on Wednesday, said he does not believe he has the “unilateral authority” to reject electoral votes, dealing a final blow to President Trump’s push for Pence to overturn the......

How to watch Congress count Electoral College votes

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Congress meets Wednesday to count the votes of the Electoral College and ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. You can follow along here at detroitnews.com or at CSPAN.org. Cable networks such as Fox News, CNN and MSNBC are planning on providing coverage.......

Ohio GOP Split on Political Theater Electoral Vote Challenge

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio – Congress meets today to count states’ electoral votes, and possibly never before has this ceremonial process received so much attention. A dozen Republican senators and 140 House members, including a few from Ohio, plan to challenge President Donald Trump’s loss in key battleground states.......

Congress set to confirm Biden’s electoral win over Trump

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington – President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is going before Congress as lawmakers convene for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden. The typically routine proceeding Wednesday will......

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