Trump forges ahead with frantic effort to overturn election

About This Source - Al Jazeera English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster based in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.

Recent from Al Jazeera English:

  • Thousands of Syrian refugees lose shelter amid harsh winter
  • Joe Biden moved to scrap many of Trump’s policies | Inside Story
  • Europe seeks to compete with Asia in electric vehicles
  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Trump forges ahead with frantic effort to overturn election” – below is their description.

    Donald Trump’s latest attempt to overturn the US election result appears to be slipping away. Michigan’s Republican leaders met with him at the White House but said there was no new information that would change Joe Biden’s victory in the state. Trump is reportedly putting pressure on politicians in Republican-run states to ignore the popular vote, and send delegates to the electoral college who will install him as president. Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC. –

    Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Donald Trump

    Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.

    5 Recent Items: Donald Trump

  • Biden Gets to Work Undoing Trump’s Damage: A Closer Look
  • Revenues at Trump properties sink during pandemic
  • ABC News Prime: Nat’l COVID-19 landscape; Biden’s plan to combat pandemic; Stakes with new admin.
  • China congratulates new U.S. President Joe Biden
  • Trump’s Presidency Taught Us How to Protect American Democracy
  • In This Story: Electoral College

    The United States Electoral College is the group of presidential electors required by the Constitution to form every four years for the sole purpose of electing the president and vice president. Each state appoints electors equal in number to its congressional delegation. Federal office holders cannot be electors.

    Of the current 538 electors, an absolute majority of 270 or more electoral votes is required to elect the president and vice president. If no candidate achieves an absolute majority there, a contingent election is held by the United States House of Representatives to elect the president, and by the United States Senate to elect the vice president.

    The appropriateness of the Electoral College system is a matter of ongoing debate. Supporters argue that it is a fundamental component of American federalism by preserving the Constitutional role of the states in presidential elections. Candidates must appeal to a broad and diverse set of states rather than focusing only on the few U.S. cities with the highest population densities.

    Critics argue that the Electoral College system is less democratic than a direct popular vote and that the College violates the democratic principle of “one person, one vote.” Thus, a president may be elected who did not win the national popular vote, as occurred in 1824, 1876, 1888, 2000, and 2016.

    2 Recent Items: Electoral College

  • Trump’s final days in the White House
  • McConnell Says Mob Attack on Capitol Was ‘Provoked’ by Trump
  • In This Story: Joe Biden

    Joe Biden is an American politician who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

    Biden is the Democratic presidential nominee for the 2020 election, running against the incumbent, Donald Trump.

    On August 11, 2020, Biden announced U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential election.

    Books by Joe Biden #Ad

    6 Recent Items: Joe Biden

  • Trudeau facing pressure to change Biden’s mind on Keystone XL
  • Biden Gets to Work Undoing Trump’s Damage: A Closer Look
  • Kenney calling for reprisals over cancelled Keystone XL pipeline
  • ‘Gimme a break’: Biden questioned about vaccination goal
  • Biden unveils national COVID-19 strategy: masks, testing, accelerated vaccine rollout
  • China congratulates new U.S. President Joe Biden
  • Leave a Comment