White House reporter Education: Stanford University, BA in Sociology; Stanford University, MA in Sociology Toluse "Tolu" Olorunnipa is a White House reporter for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2019, after five years at Bloomberg News, where he reported on politics and policy from Washington and Florida. Olorunnipa has covered the White House since 2015, reporting from five continents and more than 20 countries as part of the presidential press corps. He started his career at the Miami Herald, where he covered real estate, natural disasters and crime -- sometimes all at once. Olorunnipa is also an on-air contributor to CNN.
The lingering damage to the country’s electoral system could be among the most consequential legacies of the Trump presidency, according to historians, diplomats and lawmakers from across the political spectrum.
Many GOP lawmakers have given credence to the president’s baseless fraud claims by launching websites and tip lines aimed at uncovering election irregularities, but only a few have appeared willing to endorse an extraordinary move to appoint pro-Trump electors where Joe Biden won.
As the president kept up his conspiratorial allegations of voter fraud without providing any substantiating evidence, Republican officials and allies splintered between nudging him to accept defeat and encouraging him to fight.