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Election 2020

Long-elusive casino gambling on the ballot in Nebraska

By MARGERY A. BECK Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to win Nebraska's statewide vote easily, but Election Day will also decide other issues, including ballot questions on casino gambling, payday lending and the removal of slavery language from the state ...

Numerous competitive races fuel expected record Iowa turnout

By DAVID PITT Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa voters are expected to cast ballots in record numbers for an election that will determine competitive races for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and state Legislature. Nearly a million people have returned absentee ballots, and ...

Trump-Biden showdown, Senate race top Michigan’s ballot

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Joe Biden is seeking to reclaim once-reliably blue Michigan for Democrats, while President Donald Trump is trying to again seize the key battleground. Tuesday's election also features the state's most competitive U.S. Senate race in 20 ...

Michigan Sen. Peters faces stiff challenge from GOP’s James

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — John James is aiming to be the first Michigan Republican to win a U.S. Senate seat in a quarter-century. Sen. Gary Peters is eyeing a second term, which would extend Democrats' decades-long dominance in the state's Senate ...

Kansas Democrats have shot to win Senate seat

By JOHN HANNA AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats went into Tuesday's election with their best chance in half a century of winning a Senate seat in Kansas, as voters in the typically reliable Republican state sought to settle the most expensive political contest in its ...

Trump seeks Minnesota breakthrough; Smith eyes Senate return

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Voters in Minnesota are deciding whether to make President Donald Trump the first Republican to carry the state since Richard Nixon in 1972 — or to hold to their usual line and back former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden. Other ...

Meijer, Scholten vie for House seat in western Michigan

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Peter Meijer and Democrat Hillary Scholten are vying in what may be Michigan's most competitive House race after Rep. Justin Amash decided not to seek reelection. A victory in the western Michigan district would make Scholten ...

Democrats aiming to grab Indiana attorney general’s office

By TOM DAVIES Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The race for the Indiana attorney general's office was the most-contested statewide campaign for this year's election ballot. Democrats looking to break the stranglehold Republicans have over state government spent months castigating ...

Republicans aim to maintain Arkansas dominance in election

By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republicans hoped to maintain their dominance in Arkansas on Tuesday, with Sen. Tom Cotton running a reelection campaign that has all the hallmarks of a 2024 White House bid. Few surprises were expected for Cotton or President ...

Parson, Galloway bring competing visions to governor’s race

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Voters on Tuesday will choose to give Republican Gov. Mike Parson a full four years in charge of Missouri or to give the job to Democrat Nicole Galloway, in a race that shaped up as a referendum on Parson's approach to the ...

Campaigns make last push for votes in Alaska before election

By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The major candidates in Alaska's U.S. Senate race are making their last push for votes ahead of Tuesday's election, with the campaigns calling Alaskans and knocking on doors and the candidates holding last-minute rallies and ...

Voter participation and virus infections surge in New Mexico

By MORGAN LEE Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Election authorities in New Mexico braced Monday for a final day of in-person voting and absentee-ballot deliveries as Democratic candidates sought to extend their domination in federal elections and Republicans attempted to reclaim a ...

Key congressional race up for grabs in suburban St. Louis

By JIM SALTER Associated Press CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri congressional race on Tuesday will serve as a test of the inroads Democrats believe they are making in the suburbs. Four-term incumbent Republican Rep. Ann Wagner is facing a strong challenge from Democratic state Sen. Jill ...

Ballot returns at nearly 73% in Washington with one day left

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — One day out from Election Day, nearly 73% of Washington state's more than 4.8 million voters have already cast their votes. The secretary of state's office reported that as of Monday night, 3,545,289 ballots have been returned. In 2016, about 52% of ballots had been ...

Republicans, Democrats push for last-minute Arizona voters

By BOB CHRISTIE and JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Sen. Martha McSally and other GOP candidates barnstormed the state Monday as they worked to get out their voters with their traditional election eve rallies. Democrats, meanwhile, focused on campaigning at a ...

More than 1.1 million Nevadans cast ballots ahead of Tuesday

By MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 1.1 million people in Nevada have already cast ballots in the presidential battleground state where two incumbent Democratic will try to hold on to their seats in the U.S. House and voters will decide dozens of races for ...

Montana voters cast record number of ballots this election

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montanans have cast a record number of votes in this year's general election, in part because of close races that could change the political direction of the state and the country. Most people are voting by mail because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ten counties chose ...

Trump campaign, GOP to appeal Vegas-area ballot count ruling

By KEN RITTER Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump's re-election campaign and Nevada Republicans filed notice Monday that they'll ask the state Supreme Court to stop the count of mail-in ballots in Clark County, the state's most populous and Democratic-leaning county, ...

Biden backers make final plea for delivery of mail ballots

By MATT SEDENSKY AP National Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Down to the wire with the threat of court battles looming, supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden scrambled Monday to rally swing-state voters to drop off ballots, visit precincts in person and ensure their votes are counted. As ...

‘Raw exposed nerves’: Anxious nation awaits Election Day

By CLAIRE GALOFARO AP National Writer WARREN, Mich. (AP) — She could have dropped her ballot at the post office, but she wasn't sure if she should trust the mail. She considered slipping it into the secured box outside City Hall, but what if something happened? A fire maybe. This year has ...