There have been five presidents who won the electoral vote but not the popular vote, including George W. Bush and Donald Trump.
Census experts with the American Statistical Association have been evaluating the state population numbers used to reallocate congressional seats and Electoral College votes for the next decade.
Based on population shifts recorded by the 2020 census, Texas, Florida and North Carolina are among the states gaining representation, while California, New York and Pennsylvania are losing influence.
About 97,000 troops who are stationed in the U.S. but were deployed abroad during the census could help shift congressional seats and Electoral College votes to states with military bases or ports.
A 1929 law set up a process for redistributing representation after each census that has pitted states against one another in a once-a-decade fight for power in Congress and the Electoral College.
How much say your state has in Congress and the Electoral College is determined through a little-known, once-a-decade process based on the census.
Historians in Italy compare Wednesday's events to the rise of fascism. "Violence is incompatible with the exercise of democratic rights and freedoms," Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.
The extremists are calmly milling about the Capitol grounds, despite the D.C. curfew in effect. The relatively peaceful dispersal is in stark contrast to the response to last summer's BLM protests.
Georgia officials and organizations have issued mixed reactions, from a strong condemnation by the Governor to silence in some cases, to Wednesday's siege of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump extremists.
After the president addressed the crowd gathered to protest President-elect Joe Biden's win, Trump supporters pushed past barriers onto the Capitol grounds.
The vice president was presiding as the Electoral College vote count is tallied. As violence broke out at the Capitol, President Trump rebuked Pence for following the law.
Eleven senators and senators-elect said they would reject electors "from disputed states" without an investigation into the votes in those states. They did not provide evidence for their concerns.
A little-known process determines your state's representation in Congress and the Electoral College. Trump wants to try to change it by excluding unauthorized immigrants for the first time in history.
The Electoral College reaffirmed that Joe Biden is president-elect, but the current president continues to not accept it, threatening to undermine Biden's legitimacy.
The Russian leader contacted U.S. President-elect Joe Biden after the Electoral College affirmed his victory. Putin was one of the last major world leaders to do so.