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Election Day

Pennsylvania congressional election maps voided

January 22, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

In a ruling that potentially could be a political boon to Democrats running for Congress this year in Pennsylvania, a sharply divided state Supreme Court on Monday struck down 2011 maps for electing 18 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Supreme Court considers voter registration lists in key case

October 25, 2017 By NCC Staff

In early November, the Supreme Court will take up a potentially significant case about the ability of states to remove voters from registration lists despite some requirements tied to federal laws.

What constitutional duties are placed on the President Elect?

January 6, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

On Friday afternoon, a joint session of Congress is expected to certify Donald Trump as the winner of the 2016 presidential election. Under the current version of the Constitution, does the President Elect have any constitutional duties or rights?

2016 presidential election is officially over on Friday afternoon

January 6, 2017 By NCC Staff

The last phase of the contentious 2016 presidential election will take place on Friday afternoon, January 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. during a joint session of Congress. Here’s what to expect, if you plan to follow the event on C-SPAN.

Electoral College a rare topic of discussion at Supreme Court

December 20, 2016 By Scott Bomboy

With all of the recent attention given to the Electoral College, not a lot has been written by the Supreme Court on the unique electoral institution - mostly because the Court has had few opinions about it in the past 226 years.

Trump officially takes Electoral College vote as President

December 19, 2016 By NCC Staff

Any uncertainty about Donald Trump’s status as President-elect was erased on Monday, as the Electoral College selected the Republican candidate as the next President of the United States.

10 fascinating facts about the Electoral College

December 19, 2016 By Scott Bomboy

Today, the 538 members of the Electoral College meet across the country to pick the next President of the United States. Here’s what you need to know about this American tradition.

The one election where Faithless Electors made a difference

December 19, 2016 By Scott Bomboy

In the annals of American history, only one presidential and vice presidential election was directly influenced by faithless electors. Today, it remains mostly forgotten in political lore.

How the Electoral College voting will unfold on Monday

December 16, 2016 By Scott Bomboy

In its time-honored tradition, the 538 members of the Electoral College meet in 51 locations on Monday to choose a new President. So what will happen during the day and what are the next steps?

Why certificates of ascertainment are critical in the 2016 presidential election

December 13, 2016 By Scott Bomboy

December 13 marks a big deadline in the current presidential race, as 50 states and the District of Columbia file certificates confirming Donald Trump as the candidate with the most pledged electors heading into the December 19 electoral college meetings.

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