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Dallas College fights allegations of election wrongdoings in suit over $1 billion bond

The fate of a $1.1 billion bond package for Dallas College remains in limbo as school officials went to court Thursday to address concerns about election integrity.

Voters approved the bond package, which includes money for a new downtown Dallas campus with student housing, in May 2019. But soon after, former Dallas County sheriff candidate Kirk Launius filed a lawsuit against the school alleging miscounts and errors.

The college, formerly called the Dallas County Community College District, has been unable to spend the money until the suit is settled.

The bond passed with 71.46% of the vote, according to results from the Dallas County Elections Department. But Launius’ lawsuit contends that the outcome could be the result of electronic voting tabulation errors.

“We have evidence of irregularities,” Roger Borgelt, Launius’ attorney, said during a pretrial hearing Thursday. Later he added, “If there is enough evidence of fraud or mistake, then

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Trump supporters head to the streets as he pushes false election claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s supporters will take to the streets on Saturday to back his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud as he pushes ahead with a flurry of longshot legal challenges to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

FILE PHOTO: A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to a “Stop the Steal” protest after the 2020 U.S. presidential election was called for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (MCTEC), in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., November 12, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photo

Trump has made little headway in the courts with his lawsuits and for the first time on Friday he began to sound doubtful about his prospects, telling reporters “time will tell” who occupies the White House from Jan. 20.

There have been other pro-Trump protests around the country since Biden was projected the winner on Nov. 7, but they have been small and

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5 Howard University women on Kamala Harris’ historic election

In January 2019, Krystle Champagne-Norwood attended a basketball game at her alma mater, Howard University, when Sen. Kamala Harris, who at the time had just launched her 2020 presidential campaign, greeted the crowd.

“It was so exciting to see her there,” Champagne-Norwood tells CNBC Make It. “I happened to be there with my husband and it was like my last outing [for a while] because later on that night I gave birth to my son. And, I always tell him, ‘You met Kamala Harris before you were born.'”

Harris, who ended her presidential campaign in December 2019, is now making history as the first woman, Black American and South Asian American to be elected vice president of the United States after Democratic nominee Joe Biden became the projected winner of the 2020 presidential election. Not only did Biden and Harris’ win lead to gender and racial barriers being broken, but

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US election 2020 shows that the American electoral college system is stupid and immoral



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US election 2020 shows that the American electoral college system is stupid and immoral

Last year I wrote that the Electoral College, an archaic and outmoded system that runs contrary to our democratic principles and intuitions, was the “greatest threat to our democracy.”

Somehow, this was an understatement.

As recently as Wednesday, according to a report by my colleague Maggie Haberman, President Donald Trump was pressing his aides on whether Republican legislatures in key states could overturn the results of the presidential election and pick pro-Trump electors, potentially giving him a second term. It’s not likely, but the fact that it is even theoretically possible is one of the most starkly undemocratic elements of the Electoral College. If it actually happened, in 2020 or the future, it would mark the end of American democracy as we know it.

If Americans chose their president by a national

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5 Howard University women on Kamala Harris’ historic election and the impact of HBCUs

In January 2019, Krystle Champagne-Norwood attended a basketball game at her alma mater, Howard University, when Sen. Kamala Harris, who at the time had just launched her 2020 presidential campaign, greeted the crowd.



a person posing for the camera: Democratic 2020 U.S. vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris takes the stage to speak at the site of their election rally, after the news media announced that Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election over President Donald Trump, in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 7, 2020.


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Democratic 2020 U.S. vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris takes the stage to speak at the site of their election rally, after the news media announced that Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election over President Donald Trump, in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 7, 2020.

“It was so exciting to see her there,” Champagne-Norwood tells CNBC Make It. “I happened to be there with my husband and it was like my last outing [for a while] because later on that night I gave birth to my son. And, I always tell him, ‘You met Kamala Harris before you were born.'”

Harris, who ended her presidential campaign in

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Winners and Losers: Election results from the Bellaire, West University Place, Memorial areas

While Presidential results are still being counted nationally, several state and local races that impact the Examiner’s coverage area have been decided.

The Examiner’s area of coverage includes Bellaire, West University Place, Memorial, Spring Branch, The Villages, Heights, and other outlying areas.

On HoustonChronicle.com: 1 proposition passes, 2 fail in Bellaire’s highly contested sidewalk election

Texas remained red for national elections after being considered a battleground state this year with 52.2 percent voting for President Donald Trump. The state also re-elected John Cornyn (R) who ran against Mary (MJ) Hegar (D), with 53.6 percent of the vote.

In one of the more notable elections, Dan Crenshaw (R) was re-elected to the U.S. Congressional District 2 with 56.1 percent of the vote against Sima Ladjevardian (D) and Elliott Robert Scheirman (L). Meanwhile, Lizzie Fletcher hung on to defeat Wesley Hunt in U.S. House District 7 and Lacy Hull won a tight

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The Election Is Over. What’s Next For Higher Education Policy?

Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the United States, according to network projections made over the weekend. In Congress, Republican control of the Senate seems likely, though Democrats could secure a narrow majority if they sweep both of the Georgia runoff elections that will occur in January. Democrats are also expected to retain the House of Representatives.

With the composition of the government in 2021 mostly assured, the remaining question is what President Biden and Congress will do on policy—specifically, on higher education. The ever-expanding administrative state means Biden will have plenty of options to enact a higher education agenda unilaterally, but there is some scope for more comprehensive reforms involving Congress.

President Biden’s “pen and phone” are sure to get a workout during his first months in office. The most pressing question for the White House will be federal student loan payments. Congress suspended

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One clear result of the 2020 election: At last, let’s abolish the Electoral College

The presidential election was days ago, yet we are presumably a month of legal challenges away from finally wrapping up the chaos. Joe Biden will likely stay on top after recounts and disputes over ballot legitimacy, but it shouldn’t even have come down to this.

With all the counting issues and focus on so few swing states again, 2020 should be the year our Electoral College system is finally replaced with a national popular vote method of choosing the president.

There are two main reasons to support the National Popular Vote (NPV): 1) the president’s constituency and 2) the current state of campaigning and voting.

Each part of the government that is elected has a specific constituency to which it is beholden. This constituency is represented in multiple ways and provides balance to the system, mostly via the Senate and House in Congress.

The Senate is the voice of equal

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When the election results will be certified and the Electoral College will vote to make Trump’s defeat official



a close up of text on a white background: A Pennsylvania elector holds her ballot for President Donald Trump on December 19, 2016. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters


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A Pennsylvania elector holds her ballot for President Donald Trump on December 19, 2016. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

  • On November 6, Insider and Decision Desk HQ projected that now President-elect Joe Biden had won the Electoral College and defeated President Trump. 
  • But the results won’t be official until every state fully canvasses and certifies its president election results, which occurs on a different timeline in every state.
  • After certification, the slate of presidential electors selected by every state’s voters will gather and cast their votes in each state and the District of Columbia on December 14 in 2020. 

Voting in the 2020 presidential election ended on November 3, with now President-elect Joe Biden projected to win more than the 270 Electoral College votes required to secure the presidency.

But while Insider and Decision Desk HQ and other major news outlets projected Biden to be the winner on November

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The Role Of Civics Education In The 2020 Election

Amidst the battles still raging across the nation in the aftermath of the Elections, the historic words enunciated by President Lincoln in his second Inaugural Address in 1865 seem most apropos. 

“With malice toward none; with charity for all;

With firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in;

To bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace

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