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Key Republican breaks with Trump: 'We shouldn't have followed him'

Former ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley weighed in on Trump's legacy during an interview with Politico, saying that he had "fallen so far" and was likely out of the picture for 2024 presidential candidates. Former special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and president of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses Haley's statements and the state of the Republican party.

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The Georgia results are all on Trump

Imagine going to the polls in the midst of an outgoing president's attempt to overturn the previous election's results -- what I would call a preemptive coup. Now imagine that two of the candidates on the ballot in that election are part of that effort to prevent the winner of election from taking office. That's what Georgia voters experienced in the US Senate runoff where they just dealt yet another defeat to President Donald Trump and to those who have joined him in their indelibly shameful assault on American democracy.

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Don Lemon: Trump's 'attempted coup is the real fraud here'

CNN's Don Lemon reacts to President Donald Trump's call asking a Georgia official to "find" more votes and his remarks at a rally for the two Georgia Republican Senate candidates, calling Trump's continued efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election "an attempted coup."

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Columnist: Trump seems to be in 'nothing left to lose mode'

CNN's Dana Bash and RealClearPolitics associate editor and columnist A.B. Stoddard discuss how President Donald Trump's threat to veto a bipartisan stimulus deal puts the Republican US Senate candidates in Georgia in a tough position.

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Opinion: Trump is destroying his own party on the way out the door

This holiday season, President Donald Trump has wreaked havoc on Congress, our democracy and our judicial system by pardoning political associates and convicted murderers. But Trump has saved a special kind of Grinch-like behavior for the two Republican Senate candidates in Georgia who are headed for runoff elections in January and for Senator Mitch McConnell, whose fate as majority leader depends on the GOP winning at least one of those races.

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Opinion: There are innovative legal ways to get the Electoral College to reflect the popular vote

The Electoral College officially votes Monday, which will finalize President-elect Joe Biden's win over outgoing President Donald Trump. But with two of our past six presidential elections going to candidates who lost the popular vote -- George W. Bush in 2000 and Trump in 2016 -- the Electoral College has increasingly become a source of controversy. While it is exceedingly unlikely that we will abolish the Electoral College altogether, there are legal options that could minimize its impact and create a system that hews more closely to the national popular vote in determining winners of future presidential elections.

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Biden set to stump for candidates in Georgia

President-elect Joe Biden will travel to Georgia next Tuesday to headline a rally in support of the Democratic candidates in the state's US Senate runoff election, the Biden campaign announced Thursday.

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How to watch the Georgia Senate debate

With all eyes on Georgia's two runoff elections that will determine the balance of power in the Senate, two of the candidates are set to debate each other on Sunday evening that will give them an opportunity to present their case weeks before the contests take place.

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The President's trip to Georgia was supposed to get voters mobilized for the upcoming runoff election. He may have accomplished the opposite.

President Donald Trump expanded his extraordinary efforts to overturn the election Saturday, attempting to pressure Georgia's governor to force a special session of the legislature to change the result, while using an evening rally for two GOP Senate candidates to rant about his own grievances and thrash Republican leaders who have not done his bidding.

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Pence's political future clouded by Trump

Days after the election, Mike Pence called a close friend for a 30-minute conversation to analyze what had just happened and what it all might mean for the future of the Republican Party. According to this person, the vice president was upbeat about the success of GOP candidates lower down the ballot, but Pence also sounded skeptical about the various lawsuits and legal challenges that the President's campaign was preparing.

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Trump's criticism of GOP Senate candidates has Republicans worried

President Donald Trump heads to Georgia on Saturday to campaign for two Republican senators one month ahead of a critical runoff that will determine which party controls the Senate. But Trump's visit comes as he has spent the last several weeks consumed by his own election loss while attacking party officials in the state, casting doubt on its voting process and questioning one of the lawmakers he's urging voters to elect.

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