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Election 2020

Candidates make final pitches in Louisiana’s US Senate race

By MELINDA DESLATTE and KEVIN McGILL Associated Press KENNER, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy spent his last day of campaigning ahead of Election Tuesday in hurricane-damaged southeast Louisiana, trying after months of Gulf Coast storms and a global pandemic to draw focus to a ...

Trump, Obama stop by Georgia in closing days of the campaign

By BEN NADLER and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama campaigned for Joe Biden in Atlanta on Monday, arriving the day after President Donald Trump's second Georgia rally in the home stretch of a presidential race in which the once reliably Republican ...

Biden, Trump campaign in Pennsylvania; mail ballots roll in

By MARC LEVY and MIKE CATALINI Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden stumped in Pennsylvania on Monday, the last day before Election Day, with counties reporting they have yet to receive almost 700,000 mail-in and absentee ballots ...

Trump rally goers accused of intimidating Oregon voters

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A weekend rally was held in Oregon for President Donald Trump, with lots of flags and some attendees carrying guns. Such a scene is not rare in America in the runup to the the election, but in this instance, a ballot drop box was nearby. ...

Campaign attire banned at Mississippi polls, masks suggested

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's top elections official is reminding people not to wear campaign clothing when they go to vote, because that is banned by state law. Secretary of State Michael Watson said the state also prohibits people from ...

Polling places are latest front in battle over face masks

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press America's fight over masks has reached a new front: polling places. On Election Day, voters across the country will face varying rules about mask-wearing when they cast a ballot as officials try to balance public safety precautions amid a global pandemic ...

Fearing election unrest, U.S. businesses are getting ready

By The Associated Press Judging by the plywood, it's shaping up to be an Election Day like no other. In downtown Washington, the sounds of hammers and power tools echoed through the streets Monday as workers boarded up dozens of businesses. In New York City, businesses from Macy's flagship ...

Utah clerk’s office under quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

By SOPHIA EPPOLITO Associated Press/Report for America SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A county clerk's office in Utah is under quarantine Monday after the staff was exposed to COVID-19 but officials say it likely won't delay when election results are announced. The Summit County clerk's office staff ...

States to watch on election night

By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each has a path to win the White House. The former vice president is competitive in all the battleground states Trump carried in 2016, and has put a handful of traditional ...

Kenosha prepares for election, two months after unrest

By TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Early voters waiting in line at Kenosha's municipal offices couldn't miss the dozens of buildings still boarded up in this little lakefront city. They might have passed the post office with its covered windows, the plywood-fortified ...

Election officials say COVID rules could make lines look bad

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press With a record number of new voters on the rolls since the last presidential election, Connecticut officials on Monday urged people planning to cast their ballots in person to have patience but not be scared off by long lines, noting 6-foot social distancing ...

EXPLAINER: From the 2020 election, some new political terms

By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — "So 2020" is a new phrase that made its way into America's political lexicon this year. It has come to describe all things unexpected, unsettling and unprecedented. This includes the vitriolic political discourse that has deepened the ...

Tuesday’s election is packed with choices for WVa voters

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tuesday's election is packed with choices for West Virginia voters. In addition to the presidential race between incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger and former Vice President Joe Biden, in which Trump is ...

Trump promises court fight over Pennsylvania absentee votes

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his reelection campaign are signaling they will pursue an aggressive legal strategy to try to prevent Pennsylvania from counting mailed ballots that are received in the three days after the election. The matter ...

Lawyers on standby if cloudy election outcome heads to court

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Signature matches. Late-arriving absentee votes. Drop boxes. Secrecy envelopes. Democratic and Republican lawyers already have gone to court over these issues in the run-up to Tuesday's election. But the legal fights could take on new ...

Biden, Trump campaign in Pennsylvania; mail ballots roll in

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are stumping in Pennsylvania on Monday, the last day before Election Day, with counties reporting that they have yet to receive almost 700,000 mail-in and absentee ballots in the ...

Man charged after striking poll workers who denied him vote

MULBERRY, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted election workers who turned him away from voting, authorities said. Douglas Earl, 48, of Frankfort was arrested for battery resulting in bodily injury and disorderly conduct following the incident ...

GOP tries to save its Senate majority, with or without Trump

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are fighting to save their majority, a final election push against the onslaught of challengers in states once off limits to Democrats but now hotbeds of a potential backlash to President Donald Trump and ...

Wisconsin braces for Election Day, Trump plans final stop

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin braced Monday for an Election Day unlike any other, with record numbers of votes recorded before polls opened on Tuesday and President Donald Trump planning one last campaign stop as he tries to duplicate his 2016 ...

6 key questions going into the 2020 presidential election

By BILL BARROW Associated Press Election Day is finally upon us. Or at least what we still call Election Day, since more than 93 million Americans have already cast ballots in an election that has been reshaped by the worst pandemic in more than a century, its economic fallout and a ...