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#Presidential Election

# presidential-election - Saturday 7 November, 2020

People in Joe Biden's ancestral home of Ballina celebrate his victory in the US election
# Fortunate Son
# Fortunate Son

People in Joe Biden's ancestral home of Ballina celebrate his victory in the US election

Nov 7th 2020, 7:11 PM 40,124 Views 56 Comments

“He’s a really nice fella. He’s good to talk to.”

# presidential-election - Thursday 5 November, 2020

'This is not over': Election observers criticise Trump's 'baseless accusations' and say it is 'vital' that every ballot is counted
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

'This is not over': Election observers criticise Trump's 'baseless accusations' and say it is 'vital' that every ballot is counted

Nov 5th 2020, 9:04 AM 23,247 Views 34 Comments

A report drawn up by a group of international observers has found there were deliberate attempts by Trump to undermine the election process.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

As it happened: Trump makes unsubstantiated claims of election 'fraud' as presidential race hangs on knife-edge
# All Night Long
# All Night Long

As it happened: Trump makes unsubstantiated claims of election 'fraud' as presidential race hangs on knife-edge

Updated Nov 4th 2020, 8:36 AM 344,584 Views 83 Comments

Follow our liveblog for all the updates as the results come in.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

The challenges facing US media outlets this year in projecting the next elected president
# US Politics
# US Politics

The challenges facing US media outlets this year in projecting the next elected president

Nov 3rd 2020, 11:21 PM 11,750 Views 3 Comments

Media outlets play a significant role in analysing election data and projecting a winner.

# presidential-election - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Poll: Will you stay up to watch the US election?
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Poll: Will you stay up to watch the US election?

Oct 24th 2020, 10:20 AM 48,416 Views 68 Comments

TheJournal.ie will have you covered on the night and throughout the following day as results pour in.

# presidential-election - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'This is not a reality show': Obama takes aim at Donald Trump’s handling of coronavirus
# Pennsylvania
# Pennsylvania

'This is not a reality show': Obama takes aim at Donald Trump’s handling of coronavirus

Oct 22nd 2020, 6:48 AM 22,244 Views 46 Comments

Obama’s visit to Philadelphia underscores the significance of Pennsylvania.

# presidential-election - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Explainer: How does the US voting system work?
# US Elections
# US Elections

Explainer: How does the US voting system work?

Oct 18th 2020, 9:00 PM 48,233 Views 51 Comments

People have already starting casting their votes in the 2020 election.

Trump uses fear tactics in bid for Midwest states
# Rallies
# Rallies

Trump uses fear tactics in bid for Midwest states

Oct 18th 2020, 9:37 AM 43,988 Views 145 Comments

Michigan and Wisconsin were instrumental to the president’s 2016 victory, but he is in danger of losing them.

# presidential-election - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Record flood of early votes transforms US election
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Record flood of early votes transforms US election

Oct 17th 2020, 8:27 AM 78,713 Views 49 Comments

Democrats have so far out-voted Republicans by a 2-1 ratio in the 42 states where figures are available.

# presidential-election - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Joe Biden raises record $383 million in September
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Joe Biden raises record $383 million in September

Oct 15th 2020, 9:12 AM 31,807 Views 97 Comments

Biden said he was “humbled” by the level of financial support.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Donald Trump and Joe Biden zero in on key swing states
# Campaign Trail
# Campaign Trail

Donald Trump and Joe Biden zero in on key swing states

Oct 14th 2020, 9:04 AM 21,674 Views 52 Comments

Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday while Mr Biden spoke with seniors in Florida.

# presidential-election - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Biden says campaign raised record-breaking $364 million in August as Democratic nominee heads to Kenosha
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Biden says campaign raised record-breaking $364 million in August as Democratic nominee heads to Kenosha

Sep 3rd 2020, 7:03 AM 17,745 Views 42 Comments

His campaign has called it “the best month of online fundraising in American political history.”.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Republicans paint dark picture of future if Donald Trump loses election
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Republicans paint dark picture of future if Donald Trump loses election

Aug 25th 2020, 6:59 AM 36,294 Views 96 Comments

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was among the key speakers at the first night of the Republican National Convention.

# presidential-election - Saturday 22 August, 2020

US postmaster insists election mail will be delivered despite cuts
# Postal Votes
# Postal Votes

US postmaster insists election mail will be delivered despite cuts

Aug 22nd 2020, 10:58 AM 20,869 Views 32 Comments

Louis DeJoy was speaking before a Senate committee into cuts to the Postal Service ahead of November’s poll.

# presidential-election - Friday 31 July, 2020

Republicans push back against Trump’s suggestion to delay US election
# Presidential Election
# Presidential Election

Republicans push back against Trump’s suggestion to delay US election

Jul 31st 2020, 6:00 PM 32,495 Views 53 Comments

Donald Trump did not deny that he was trying to cast doubt about the election results when asked directly in a news conference.

# presidential-election - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Donald Trump suggests delaying presidential election amid unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Donald Trump suggests delaying presidential election amid unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud

Jul 30th 2020, 2:19 PM 32,375 Views 98 Comments

There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud through postal voting, even in states with all-mail votes.

# presidential-election - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Trump not ready to commit to election results if he loses
# November
# November

Trump not ready to commit to election results if he loses

Jul 19th 2020, 6:45 PM 71,654 Views 153 Comments

The American leader has seen his presidential popularity erode over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Former White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren endorses Joe Biden for president
# Democrats
# Democrats

Former White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren endorses Joe Biden for president

Apr 15th 2020, 4:35 PM 10,480 Views 62 Comments

Biden, 77, now has the endorsement of all former major Democratic candidates.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Bernie Sanders suspends US presidential campaign
# US Politics
# US Politics

Bernie Sanders suspends US presidential campaign

Apr 8th 2020, 4:37 PM 26,289 Views 70 Comments

He said that “while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on”.

# presidential-election - Monday 2 March, 2020

Poll: Who do you think will win the Democratic nomination?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will win the Democratic nomination?

Mar 2nd 2020, 9:17 AM 31,218 Views 77 Comments

Democrats in 14 States will vote tomorrow for who they want to see take on President Donald Trump in November.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Majority of people in Ireland want to allow Irish citizens abroad to vote in presidential elections
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Majority of people in Ireland want to allow Irish citizens abroad to vote in presidential elections

Dec 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 8,540 Views 80 Comments

That’s according to an Amárach/Claire Byrne Live poll carried out for TheJournal.ie.

# presidential-election - Friday 28 June, 2019

The Democrats debate: Candidates take jabs at Joe Biden over his age and 'hurtful' comments on race
# Election 2020
# Election 2020

The Democrats debate: Candidates take jabs at Joe Biden over his age and 'hurtful' comments on race

Jun 28th 2019, 7:16 AM 12,190 Views 27 Comments

A series of debates are being held by the Democrats to whittle down the 10 candidates vying to become the party’s presidential nominee.

# presidential-election - Friday 15 March, 2019

'Ireland out of step for too long': Campaigners in London to march for Irish abroad vote in presidential elections
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

'Ireland out of step for too long': Campaigners in London to march for Irish abroad vote in presidential elections

Mar 15th 2019, 9:17 AM 14,590 Views 81 Comments

VICA says a yes vote would help honour the international role of the Irish President.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Referendum to give Irish abroad vote in presidential elections delayed to last week in October
# Polling Day
# Polling Day

Referendum to give Irish abroad vote in presidential elections delayed to last week in October

Feb 5th 2019, 3:55 PM 9,552 Views 76 Comments

The referendum was initially due to take place in May but Cabinet today approved to move it to the autumn.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

'Michael D is a formidable president': Adams says Sinn Féin was never going to win Áras election
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

'Michael D is a formidable president': Adams says Sinn Féin was never going to win Áras election

Dec 12th 2018, 3:36 PM 20,908 Views 43 Comments

Adams says that Sinn Féin did not engage with its voters.

# presidential-election - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election?

Dec 6th 2018, 8:14 AM 26,882 Views 154 Comments

It’s understood a referendum on the matter will be held next May.

# presidential-election - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Opinion: 'A group of Irish lads held a knife to my throat when I was just 11 - but I don't hate Irish people'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'A group of Irish lads held a knife to my throat when I was just 11 - but I don't hate Irish people'

Nov 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 45,017 Views 107 Comments

Hazel Chu writes about the presidential election and her fears around how people will treat her young Irish-born Chinese daughter.

# presidential-election - Sunday 28 October, 2018

Why was the campaign so lacklustre? For the same reason 'no-one bothered going to Dublin matches this summer'
# Walkover
# Walkover

Why was the campaign so lacklustre? For the same reason 'no-one bothered going to Dublin matches this summer'

Oct 28th 2018, 2:10 PM 26,445 Views 29 Comments

We take a look at some of the factors that led to such a mundane Áras campaign.

# presidential-election - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years
# Seven More Years
# Seven More Years

Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years

Oct 27th 2018, 9:44 PM 30,554 Views 77 Comments

President Michael D Higgins says he would focus on equality, togetherness and strong sustainable communities during his next term.

Taoiseach: 'There was an element of anti-Traveller sentiment in the vote'
# Aras18
# Aras18

Taoiseach: 'There was an element of anti-Traveller sentiment in the vote'

Oct 27th 2018, 7:31 PM 30,757 Views 115 Comments

Varadkar said Michael D Higgins had received a resounding endorsement from the Irish people.

Peter Casey says he is waiting on an apology from Leo Varadkar
# Aras18
# Aras18

Peter Casey says he is waiting on an apology from Leo Varadkar

Oct 27th 2018, 2:29 PM 35,546 Views 109 Comments

Asked if he thinks he is the Trump of Irish politics he replied: ‘God, I hope not.’

Opinion: 'It's such a worrying time for Travellers. Is every fifth person I meet a Traveller hater?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'It's such a worrying time for Travellers. Is every fifth person I meet a Traveller hater?'

Oct 27th 2018, 11:43 AM 93,662 Views 0 Comments

Activist Eileen Ní Fhloinn says it worries her as a Traveller woman “to see the brazen and openness of anti-Traveller sentiment that’s out there on social media and political forums”.

'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers

Updated Oct 27th 2018, 10:13 AM 36,938 Views 204 Comments

Casey has said he’ll take a long time “probably until lunchtime” to decide what to do next.

# presidential-election - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Islanders to cast their ballots in the presidential election today
# Donegal
# Donegal

Islanders to cast their ballots in the presidential election today

Oct 25th 2018, 7:05 AM 6,413 Views 14 Comments

Registered voters off the coast of Galway, Mayo and Donegal will cast their ballots today.

# presidential-election - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Poll: Who will you vote for in the presidential election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who will you vote for in the presidential election?

Oct 24th 2018, 8:44 AM 145,903 Views 275 Comments

The final TV debate with all six candidates took place last night.

# presidential-election - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

The Candidate: Listen back to all six interviews with the Áras hopefuls here
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Candidate: Listen back to all six interviews with the Áras hopefuls here

Oct 23rd 2018, 6:00 PM 6,107 Views 28 Comments

Haven’t decided who you’re going to vote for? Look no further.

# presidential-election - Monday 22 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins: 'I'm not a millionaire. I don't see the merit in this kind of discourse'
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Michael D Higgins: 'I'm not a millionaire. I don't see the merit in this kind of discourse'

Oct 22nd 2018, 5:47 PM 39,090 Views 158 Comments

One of Higgins’ rivals has claimed that those without personal wealth or the backing of political parties will soon be unable to become president.

# presidential-election - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'I would make sure everyone who's homeless had shelter': We asked these second class students what they'd do as President
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

'I would make sure everyone who's homeless had shelter': We asked these second class students what they'd do as President

Oct 21st 2018, 8:00 AM 8,839 Views 4 Comments

Abolish school uniforms? Extend the weekend?

Michael D Higgins enjoys commanding lead in latest presidential opinion polls
# Way Ahead
# Way Ahead

Michael D Higgins enjoys commanding lead in latest presidential opinion polls

Oct 21st 2018, 7:35 AM 36,595 Views 114 Comments

Although Higgins has a huge lead, the polls may not reflect the recent furore surrounding Peter Casey.

# presidential-election - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Seán Gallagher: RTÉ reading out a statement for Michael D Higgins was 'bizarre'
# Claire Byrne Live
# Claire Byrne Live

Seán Gallagher: RTÉ reading out a statement for Michael D Higgins was 'bizarre'

Oct 20th 2018, 1:51 PM 47,153 Views 51 Comments

During the debate, Gavin Duffy told Claire Byrne that “It’s not your job to be a spokesperson for the President.”

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