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Dangerously viral: How Trump, supporters spread false claims

The cellphone video shot in the dark by a woman in a parked car appeared to show something ominous: a man closing the doors...

The Latest: Biden: Trump inaugural presence important to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): ...

Ex-FBI lawyer who altered Russia probe email seeks probation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former FBI lawyer who pleaded guilty to altering an email during the Russia investigation “made a grievous mistake” but should...

California developer pleads guilty in money-laundering case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California real estate developer pleaded guilty on Thursday in a money-laundering case that involved providing illegal contributions to...

House Dems pick moderate New Yorker to lead campaign arm

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats elected centrist Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Thursday to lead their campaign arm into the 2022 elections, picking a...

US intelligence director says China is top threat to America

WASHINGTON (AP) — China poses the greatest threat to America and the rest of the free world since World War II, outgoing National Intelligence...

Biden eyes defeated candidates for key administration roles

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In politics, there can sometimes be an upside to losing. ...

VP-elect Harris picks Tina Flournoy to be her chief of staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has named Tina Flournoy, a veteran Democratic strategist and aide to the Clintons, as her chief...

Trump’s grievances feed menacing undertow after the election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last throes of Donald Trump’s presidency have turned ugly — even dangerous. ...

Trump’s grievances feed menacing undertow after the election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last throes of Donald Trump’s presidency have turned ugly — even dangerous. ...

Iowa Democrat to challenge 6-vote loss in appeal to US House

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate who trailed by six votes after a recount said Wednesday she will forgo further legal...

GOP leader McDaniel to run for 3rd term with Trump’s backing

Ronna McDaniel, the Republican National Committee chairwoman, is launching her bid for a third two-year term heading the GOP's governing organization after the party’s...

Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputing President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of...

Barr appoints special counsel in Russia probe investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has given extra protection to the prosecutor he appointed to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe,...

Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputing President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence...

Trump raises $170 million as he looks to future

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has raised roughly $170 million since his Election Day defeat, a sum garnered through a nonstop stream of...

5 takeaways: Top donor sold access for foreign cash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imaad Zuberi once had the ear of top Democrats and Republicans alike — a reach that included private meetings with...

‘Mercenary’ donor sold access for millions in foreign money

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As an elite political fundraiser, Imaad Zuberi had the ear of top Democrats and Republicans alike — a reach that...

Jill Biden, Joe’s chief protector, to step up as first lady

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's fended off protesters who made a run at her husband. She's moved him farther from reporters during the coronavirus pandemic....

To court Latinos, Democrats have to expand strategy in 2022

PHOENIX (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign credits its success in Arizona to the immigrant-rights and grassroots organizations that have been mobilizing Latinos for...

Senate control brings new urgency to Georgia turnout drive

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — In a black face mask and cap, activist Garrett Bess walked up driveway after driveway of million-dollar homes in suburban...

In Georgia, Republicans juggle Biden win and Trump loyalties

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Twin Georgia Senate runoffs have Republicans in a quandary. They could admit President Donald Trump lost his re-election bid and...

Rationales shift as Nevada considers future of vote by-mail

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's decision to send all active voters mail-in ballots ahead of the election put the swing state at the...

Biden win over Trump in Nevada made official by court

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden’s win in the state official on Tuesday, approving the state's final canvass of...

Disastrous first debate is one rerun Fox’s Wallace avoids

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two months later, Chris Wallace can't bring himself to watch a rerun of the disastrous first presidential debate between...

Loeffler to return to campaign after negative COVID-19 test

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler said Monday that she will return to public campaigning after she got a second straight negative coronavirus...

French ex-President Sarkozy’s trial for corruption suspended

PARIS (AP) — The trial of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy for corruption and influence peddling was suspended Monday less than two hours after...

Trump election challenges sound alarm among voters of color

DETROIT (AP) — When longtime Detroit community advocate Frank McGhee watched two Republican canvassers vote against certifying election results in the majority Black city,...

Trump’s legal team cried vote fraud, but courts found none

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump's failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of...

Trump team requests recount of Georgia’s presidential race

President Donald Trump’s campaign requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race on Saturday, a day after state officials certified results showing...

EXPLAINER: Trump’s election challenges falling flat in court

While President Donald Trump vows to press ahead with efforts to overturn the election, judges across the country have consistently swatted down his legal...

Wisconsin officials: Trump observers obstructing recount

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Election officials in Wisconsin’s largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of...

EXPLAINER: Trump’s election challenges falling flat in court

While President Donald Trump vows to press ahead with efforts to overturn the election, judges across the country have consistently swatted down his legal...

Pence pitches Georgia senators as last line of GOP defense

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence campaigned with Georgia's two Republican senators Friday, trying to hold off their Democratic challengers in Jan....

Criminal probe, legal fights await Trump after White House

A few miles south of the namesake tower where Donald Trump began his run for president, New York prosecutors are grinding away at an...

Trump, allies make frantic steps to overturn Biden victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies are taking increasingly frantic steps to subvert the results of the 2020 election, including summoning...

Too soon? Georgia draws next class of White House hopefuls

ATLANTA (AP) — Move over, Iowa. Step aside, New Hampshire. Georgia would like a few moments of presidential campaign time. ...

EXPLAINER: A look at Trump’s long-shot legal challenges

As President Donald Trump continues to push falsehoods about the election, his legal team has so far failed to gain any traction in court...

Native American votes helped secure Biden’s win in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Voting rights advocates had long argued that if Native Americans and other minority groups were mobilized, they could be decisive...

Trump pursues recount of 2 liberal Wisconsin counties

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump filed Wednesday for a recount of Wisconsin's two largest Democratic counties, paying the required $3 million cost...

EXPLAINER: A look at Trump’s long-shot legal challenges

As President Donald Trump continues to push falsehoods about the election, his legal team has so far failed to gain any traction in court...

Stockton mayor who pushed guaranteed income loses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of the youngest mayors in the country, who garnered national attention for starting a privately funded program to give...

In court, Giuliani argues to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, returned to federal court Tuesday after a long hiatus to accuse Democrats in...

Biden filling top White House team with campaign veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden announced a raft of top White House staff positions on Tuesday, drawing from the senior ranks of his...

Biden filling out top White House team with campaign vets

ATLANTA (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is drawing from the senior ranks of his campaign to fill out an increasingly diverse White House leadership...

Trump campaign drops key request in Pennsylvania lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign is withdrawing a central request in its lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the election...

Trump campaign retreats from key claim in Pennsylvania suit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign on Sunday withdrew a central part of its lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the...

Bloomberg’s big spending struggles to sway election outcomes

WASHINGTON (AP) — After pouring more than $1.2 billion of his personal fortune into presidential politics this election, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg...

In Georgia, Trump’s shadow looms over pair of Senate runoffs

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump won’t be on the ballot in January when Georgia voters settle two Senate runoffs that will determine control...

Military voters fear they’re part of unsupported fraud claim

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even before Attorney General William Barr issued a memo that authorized federal prosecutors across the country to investigate “substantial...

North Korea waging propaganda-heavy, 80-day labor campaign

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Before fleeing authoritarian North Korea in 2009, Kang Mi-Jin was regularly mobilized by the state for military-like productivity campaigns...

The Latest: Aide says Biden will appoint ‘COVID coordinator’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): ...

California Senate sweepstakes: Who gets Kamala Harris’ job?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Election Day is over, but California already is consumed with its next high-profile political contest — the competition to fill...

Dems, GOP take different approaches on Georgia Senate blitz

ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Ossoff took the stage in Columbus and looked out over a parking lot filled with cars, with supporters blaring their...

France’s Sarkozy seeks closure of Libyan corruption case

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy wants authorities to drop an investigation into alleged illegal financing of his 2007 campaign by the...

Republicans press Democratic caricatures in Georgia races

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Socialists. Radical extremists. Marxists. ...

The Latest: Trump backs McDaniel for another RNC chair term

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): ...

Republican Dan Sullivan reelected in Alaska Senate race

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan has won reelection in Alaska, defeating independent Al Gross in a race that attracted outside...

Few legal wins so far as Trump team hunts for proof of fraud

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — During a Pennsylvania court hearing this week on one of the many election lawsuits brought by President Donald Trump, a judge...

Money to support Trump court fight could flow to president

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s chances of reelection dwindled last week, his campaign began blasting out a nonstop stream of emails and...

AP Explains: Election’s validity intact despite Trump claims

The U.S. presidential election was not tainted by widespread voter fraud or irregularities in how ballots were counted, despite a huge effort by President...

AP Explains: Election’s validity intact despite Trump claims

The U.S. presidential election was not tainted by widespread voter fraud or irregularities in how ballots were counted, despite a huge effort by President...

The Latest: Lincoln Project taking on GOP-linked law firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): ...

Trump faces long odds in challenging state vote counts

Republican surrogates for President Donald Trump resumed their legal fight Monday to try to stop the vote count in key battleground states, including Pennsylvania...

The Latest: International observers see no fraud in US vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): ...

Trump election party draws scrutiny as guests test positive

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least three top Trump administration or campaign officials have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending an election night watch party...

Noem’s pitch to aid Trump seems to benefit own campaign fund

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has enthusiastically taken up President Donald Trump's efforts to contest the results of the...

‘This is proof’: Biden’s win reveals power of Black voters

DETROIT (AP) — Power. Respect. Finally. ...

Fraud claims aimed in part at keeping Trump base loyal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has promised legal action in the coming days as he refused to concede his loss to Democrat Joe...

Biden seeks to move quickly and build out his administration

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden signaled on Sunday he plans to move quickly to build out his government, focusing first on the...

How Biden navigated pandemic politics to win the White House

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden was fresh off winning the Michigan primary and effectively capturing the Democratic presidential nomination, a prize he'd sought...

2020 Latest: Trump, GOP sue in Arizona over ballot handling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Biden defeats Trump for White House, says ‘time to heal’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday and offered himself...

How to build a government: Transition challenges await Biden

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden just won the presidency. That may turn out to be the easy part. ...

AP VoteCast: How did Biden do it? Wide coalition powered win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's White House victory was powered by a broad and racially diverse coalition of voters driven to...

Trump faces tough road in getting Supreme Court to intervene

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has repeatedly said there’s one place he wants to determine the outcome of the presidential election: the U.S....

Incendiary texts traced to outfit run by top Trump aide

BOSTON (AP) — A texting company run by one of President Donald Trump’s top campaign officials sent out thousands of targeted, anonymous text messages...

Incendiary texts traced to outfit run by top Trump aide

BOSTON (AP) — A texting company run by one of President Donald Trump’s top campaign officials sent out thousands of targeted, anonymous text messages...

Perdue, Ossoff head to Georgia US Senate runoff

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff will face off in a Jan. 5 runoff in Georgia for Perdue’s...

2020 Latest: Biden says he’s preparing for White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Twin Senate runoffs in Georgia could shape Biden presidency

ATLANTA (AP) — The outcome in several contested states will determine whether Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump. But if the Democratic challenger wins,...

Trump faces tough road in getting Supreme Court to intervene

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has repeatedly said there’s one place he wants to determine the outcome of the presidential election: the U.S....

Poll watchers emerge as a flashpoint in battle over ballots

Election officials in key battleground states pushed back on claims by the Trump campaign that Republican poll watchers were being improperly denied access to...

Confounding Democrats, Trump makes inroads with Latinos

President Donald Trump and his Republican allies made significant inroads with Latino voters in Tuesday’s election, alarming some Democrats who warned that immigration politics...

Trump steps to podium, baselessly attacks election

WASHINGTON (AP) — For 40 hours, President Donald Trump fumed in private and tweeted his grievances in all caps. ...

2020 Latest: Biden says ‘no one’ will take US democracy away

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Poll watchers emerge as a flashpoint in battle over ballots

Election officials in key battleground states pushed back on claims by the Trump campaign that Republican poll watchers were being improperly denied access to...

With counting winding down, Trump team pushes legal fights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Judges in Georgia and Michigan quickly dismissed Trump campaign lawsuits Thursday, undercutting a campaign legal strategy to attack the integrity of...

Missouri voters dump never-used redistricting reforms

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two years after Missouri voters enacted a first-of-its-kind initiative intended to create “partisan fairness” in voting districts, they have...

Election officials scramble to count ballots in key states

ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials in several key states furiously counted ballots Wednesday as the nation awaited the outcome of the race between President...

Biden wins Michigan, Wisconsin, now on brink of White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden won the battleground prizes of Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday, reclaiming a key part of the “blue wall” that...

Democrats’ Senate drive halted by GOP; key races undecided

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats faced increasingly long odds as the battle for Senate control hangs in balance, and Republicans brushed back multiple challengers to...

Trump sues in 3 states, laying ground for contesting outcome

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign filed lawsuits Wednesday in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, laying the groundwork for contesting battleground states as he...

2020 Latest: Mich. Democrat Peters wins Senate reelection

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Republicans retain power in states despite Democratic push

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After a costly and intense political battle for control of state capitols, the composition of state legislatures and governors'...

Politically liberal California rejects affirmative action

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The campaign to reinstate affirmative action in overwhelmingly Democratic California had money, momentum and big-name backers, including Black celebrities Issa...

Voters strip ‘Plantations’ from Rhode Island’s formal name

Rhode Island will now be officially known as ... Rhode Island. ...

Biden narrowly wins Wisconsin; Trump to call for a recount

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden narrowly won battleground state Wisconsin on Wednesday, edging out President Donald Trump in a state that was...
emocratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya

2020 Latest: Biden campaign willing to fight Trump in court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Democrats losing paths to Senate control as GOP hangs on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes fading for Senate control, Democrats had a disappointing election night as Republicans swatted down an onslaught of challengers and fought...

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