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Long read: Trump’s ‘Hail Mary’ pass and the questions it raises about how presidents are elected

Tulis, Jeffrey (2020) Long read: Trump’s ‘Hail Mary’ pass and the questions it raises about how presidents are elected. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (03 Dec 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Despite media projections that Joe Biden is the winner of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump continues to make claims to the contrary. Jeffrey K. Tulis writes that Trump’s legal challenges to vote counts and pressure on state officials to change their Electoral College votes in closely contested states are a “Hail Mary” tactic to keep the presidency. Contrasting Trump’s current efforts to influence the Electoral College with 2016 calls for electors to be “faithless” and to not vote for Trump, he writes that the Electoral College has lost one of its original functions: to prevent demagogues from entering the White House.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2021 14:45
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108380

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