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Election 2020

Races for president, Senate top Kentucky ballot

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Races featuring re-election bids by President Donald Trump and his top ally on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, top the ballot in Kentucky. Other races to watch include all six Kentucky House seats, a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court and two ...

Election 2020 Today: Trump, Biden make final pleas to voters

By The Associated Press undefined Here's what's happening Monday in Election 2020, one day until Election Day: ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have one last chance to make their case to voters in critical battleground states on Monday, the final full ...

2020 Watch: Will loser of the election accept the result?

By STEVE PEOPLES AP National Political Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into the final week of the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 1 ___ THE NARRATIVE It's almost over. By this time next week, and hopefully much sooner, we'll ...

AP Explains: The election result may be delayed. That’s OK.

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press Patience, America. We may not know who won the presidential election on Tuesday night. And if so, it does not necessarily mean anything is broken, fraudulent, corrupted or wrong. President Donald Trump has repeatedly suggested a slower-than-typical ...

Tuberville, Jones fight for Senate seat in Alabama

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press GARDENDALE, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, often called the Senate's most endangered Democrat, will try to pull off another Deep South win Tuesday as former college football coach Tommy Tuberville tries to recapture the seat once reliably held by ...

Biden works to push Black turnout in campaign’s final days

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, KAT STAFFORD, ZEKE MILLER and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Biden was spending the final days of the presidential campaign appealing to Black supporters to vote in-person during a pandemic that has disproportionally affected their communities, ...

Clerks: While historic, absentee ballots short of forecast

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press While town clerks across Connecticut have so far received roughly 460,000 more absentee ballots than they did in the 2016 presidential election, hundreds of thousands of residents are still expected to go to the polls on Tuesday, despite the pandemic. The ...

Election officials: Early voting turnout passes 2M in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 2.2 million people have cast in-person ballots in New York ahead of Election Day, election officials announced Sunday, the state's ninth and final day of early voting. New Yorkers reported wait times of a half-hour or less at many polling places and posted selfies of ...

Collins, Gideon clash in 4th debate in US Senate campaign

By DAVID SHARP Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins seized the opportunity as she spoke from Washington during a debate Thursday to point out that she's hard at work while Democratic Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon has been unable to get the Legislature ...

Peters reports raising $7.4M in 2 weeks in Senate race

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan said Thursday that his campaign raised $7.4 million in the first two weeks of October, about half of what was collected in the previous three months. The first-term incumbent is locked in an ...

Beyond the Needle: Probability experts assess 2020 race

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of President Donald Trump is the Needle. A graphic on The New York Times' website, the Needle measured in real time the probability of victory for Trump ...

Boat parades, road rallies buoy Trump and his supporters

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — When a flotilla of pontoon and fishing boats decked out with "Trump 2020" flags cruised past him this summer, Dale Fullenkamp got an idea. "I figured I don't have a boat, but I do have a tractor," he said. Soon he was leading nearly 300 ...

Candidate vies to be NH’s only Black sheriff, urges reforms

By MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press When he started his campaign, Mark Brave heard from some voters that police reforms and tackling racial injustice shouldn't be a priority in New Hampshire. What's the point, they say, in a mostly white state that has no headline-making cases about Black people ...

Reid says Biden should end Senate filibuster after 3 weeks

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Senate leader Harry Reid says if Democrats win the presidency and the Senate, Joe Biden should take "no more than three weeks" to test bipartisanship before ending the filibuster so Democrats can overcome what they call ...

Trump, Pence, Obama all in Florida as campaign heats up

By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Battleground Florida was again a central focus of the presidential campaign Saturday as President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and former President Barack Obama all had high-profile events in the state. Trump kicked ...

A look at candidates for Michigan university boards

The Associated Press undefined Two seats on three Michigan university boards are on the Nov. 3 ballot. Michigan voters will choose who steers the state's three flagship universities: Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University. MICHIGAN STATE ...

Election could stoke US marijuana market, sway Congress

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press Voters in four states from different regions of the country could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, and a sweep would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting across geography, demographics and the nation's deep political ...

Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has already cast nearly 7 million votes, more than anywhere in America, and Glen Murdoch couldn't get his ballot in fast enough after becoming a U.S. citizen this summer. "I was champing at the bit," said Murdoch, who moved to ...

New Yorkers line up for hours in 2nd day of early voting

By MARY ESCH Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Voters across New York waited in long lines for hours to cast their ballots in the second day of early voting in the presidential election on Sunday. "I heard that there was a tremendous number of people voting, which is very exciting," Gov. ...

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems’ advantage

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and ANGELIKI KASTANIS Associated Press With nine days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in ...