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High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election, rejecting...

Conservative lawyer floats challenge of election outcome

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national conservative group may challenge the outcome of the Nov. 3 elections by arguing that municipalities are improperly...

Wisconsin voters line up to cast early in-person ballots

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters across Wisconsin lined up Tuesday to cast their ballots on the first day of early in-person voting in the...

Funeral homes offer limousine rides to the polls nationwide

BALTIMORE (AP) — Some voters could ride in style to the polls on Election Day courtesy of funeral home limousines offered to chauffer older...

The Latest: Trump plans to debate Biden despite rule changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Florida begins early voting with no major problems reported

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians began early voting in much of the state Monday with no serious problems reported as the Trump campaign...

Fire in Los Angeles County ballot box investigated as arson

BALDWIN PARK, Calif. (AP) — A fire inside an official Los Angeles County ballot drop box is being investigated as arson and has been...

Some states allow ballots if voters die before Election Day

ATLANTA (AP) — At 90 years old and living through a global pandemic, Hannah Carson knows time may be short. She wasted no time...

Lithuanians with COVID-19, self-isolating vote in drive-ins

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians started voting Monday in the second round of a national election, with some of them casting ballots from their...

A tense Bolivia awaits voting results in redo amid pandemic

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivians settled in for a tense, and possibly long, vote count as results trickled in from Sunday’s high-stakes presidential...

Puerto Rico, unable to vote, becomes crucial to US election

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are rallying people in a place...

Facebook’s long and halting fight against misinformation

Facebook is facing its toughest challenge yet: an election complicated by a pandemic, a deeply divided nation lured by conspiracy theories and alternate versions...

Most US clergy avoid hellfire threats over abortion politics

James Altman is a Roman Catholic priest in Wisconsin, little known outside his parish until a few weeks ago. Robert Jeffress is the high-profile...

California’s Issa, once Obama’s foil, wants back in Congress

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican Darrell Issa, once the richest member of Congress, retired in 2018 before Democrats flipped his district along with six...

Vision 2020: Will mailed-in ballots be delivered on time?

Can you trust the U.S. Postal Service to deliver your ballot on time? ...

For Trump, city where ‘bad things happen’ looms large

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When President Donald Trump told the world that “bad things happen in Philadelphia,” it was, in part, a blunt assessment of...

Low-key Democrat tries to hang onto Senate seat in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Call him low-key, understated, maybe even “boring." First-term Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan is betting voters care more about...

Life on the line: Early voters wait ‘as long as it takes’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Americans are accustomed to standing in line. They queue up for airport security, the latest iPhone, COVID tests, concerts or...

Scammers seize on US election, but it’s not votes they want

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make...

Michigan court blocks 2-week absentee ballot extension

DETROIT (AP) — Absentee ballots must arrive by Election Day to be counted, the Michigan Court of Appeals said Friday, blocking a 14-day extension...

Record avalanche of early votes transforms the 2020 election

More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm...

The Latest: New Mexico sets another one-day COVID-19 record

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total...

Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day are the latest...

Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister becomes acting president

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister became the acting head of state Friday in the wake of the president's resignation amid turmoil sparked by...

The Latest: Trump raises $247.8M in Sept., far behind Biden

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

GOP pushes Barrett toward court as Democrats decry ‘sham’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans powered Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett closer to confirmation Thursday, pushing past Democratic objections and other priorities during...

Kyrgyzstan’s president says he’s quitting to avoid bloodshed

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan’s embattled President Sooronbai Jennbekov said Thursday he was resigning following protests over a disputed parliamentary election, the third time in...

Harris highlights stakes of election in Barrett hearings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Unable to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Sen. Kamala Harris used three days of confirmation hearings this week...

A popular Ardern poised to win 2nd term in New Zealand vote

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In the final days of campaigning before New Zealand holds an election on Saturday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is...

Pennsylvania becomes a battleground over election security

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For anxiety over voting and ballot counting in this year’s presidential election, it’s hard to top Pennsylvania. ...

Barrett keeps Democrats, Trump at bay in Senate hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over and over, Amy Coney Barrett said she’d be her own judge if confirmed to the Supreme Court. But she was...

History, mistrust spurring Black early voters in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — They came by the thousands to vote early, descendants of slaves, children of the civil rights era and other Georgians...

Stacey Abrams novel ‘While Justice Sleeps’ coming May 25

NEW YORK (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the voting rights activist and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, also has a career in writing novels. Her next...

Kyrgyzstan president faces pressure to resign amid turmoil

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan's embattled president on Wednesday dismissed a call to step down, saying he would stay on the job until the political...

Federal judge extends Virginia voter registration deadline

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday extended the deadline for registering to vote in Virginia by 48 hours after the state's...

The Latest: Day 2 of Barrett confirmation hearings wraps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times local): ...

Cut cable shuts down Virginia voter portal; lawsuit filed

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An accidentally severed fiber optic cable that shut down Virginia's online voter registration system for several hours Tuesday, the last...

Report: Social media influencers push voting misinformation

CHICAGO (AP) — Social media influencers, partisan news outlets and even President Donald Trump's son are driving the spread of online misinformation swirling around...

Trips by Trump, Biden illustrate calculations on voting map

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — With Election Day just three weeks away, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden concentrated Tuesday on battleground states...

Despite virus fears, Texas sends most voters to the polls

HOUSTON (AP) — Early voting began Tuesday with long lines in Texas, one of the few places in the U.S. not allowing widespread mail...

California GOP considers adding more disputed ballot boxes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Republican Party no longer will label its ballot drop boxes as “official" to avoid confusion with those used by...

Supreme Court asked to extend Wisconsin absentee voting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and their allies asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow for absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin that...

Bloomberg gives $500,000 to spur Dem turnout in Miami-Dade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is donating $500,000 to juice Democratic turnout in Miami-Dade County, a place where the...

Georgia breaks turnout record for first day of early voting

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 128,000 Georgians went to the polls Monday, a record for the first day of early voting in the state,...

Mark Zuckerberg donates $100M more to help election offices

DENVER (AP) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, on Tuesday donated an additional $100 million to helping local election offices...

Belarus opposition leader threatens nationwide strike

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The top opposition challenger in the Belarusian presidential election threatened Tuesday to call a nationwide strike unless the country's authoritarian...

Court reinstates Texas limit on ballot drop-off locations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated a limit on the number of mail-in ballot drop-off locations in Texas, although Gov....

Michelle Obama, LeBron James team to help boost early voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — A voter initiative led by Michelle Obama is partnering with a similar group founded by NBA star LeBron James and other...

The Latest: Senate panel schedules 1st Barrett vote Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times local): ...

Big turnout as early in-person voting starts in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — The chance to cast ballots on Georgia's first day of in-person early voting Monday had thousands of people waiting for hours...

Federal judge upholds Minnesota’s extended ballot counting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has upheld a Minnesota state court agreement that allows the counting of absentee ballots received up to seven...

Penguin Random House, PEN America team up to Book the Vote

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Gaiman, Anita Hill and Ann Patchett will be among the contributors to Book the Vote, an online initiative to...

Black churches mobilizing voters despite virus challenges

NEW YORK (AP) — For the Rev. Jimmy Gates Sr., the 2008 presidential election year was one to remember — and not just because...

Vision 2020: How soon will we know the US election outcome?

WASHINGTON (AP) — How soon will we know the results of the U.S. election? ...

Senators weigh COVID risk for Barrett Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett vows to be a justice “fearless of criticism” as the split Senate charges ahead...

Leftist, hard-liner in Turkish Cypriot leadership runoff

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A leftist incumbent will take on a hard-line challenger in a runoff to decide who will lead Turkish Cypriots in...

Lithuania holds national vote, coalition talks expected

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians voted Sunday in the first round of the parliamentary election in which the electorate will choose 141 national lawmakers,...

Judge throws out Trump campaign’s Pennsylvania lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Saturday threw out a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s campaign, dismissing its challenges...

Voting-related lawsuits pepper US before Election Day

Hundreds of lawsuits about voting have been filed before the Nov. 3 election. The cases concern the fundamentals of the American democratic process, including...

Specter of election chaos raises questions on military role

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a question Americans are unaccustomed to considering in a presidential election campaign: Could voting, vote-counting or the post-vote reaction become...

The Latest: 2nd presidential debate is officially canceled

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Ohio county says nearly 50,000 voters received wrong ballots

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 50,000 voters received incorrect absentee ballots in the county that is home to Ohio’s capital and largest city, elections...

Denver will stream a live 24-hour video of ballot processing

DENVER (AP) — Strengthening efforts to counter the Trump administration's baseless narrative that mail balloting is rife with fraud, elections officials in Denver, Seattle...

Trump: Justice Dept. had ‘plenty of time’ for Durham probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday piled more criticism on the status of the Justice Department's investigation into the origins of the...

Judge denies motion to extend Florida’s voter registration

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a motion to extend voter registration in Florida even though a computer meltdown on the...

California braces for potential disruption, threats at polls

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a divided nation on edge as Election Day approaches, California is warning local officials to prepare for disruption at...

Court blocks extension of Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a decision to extend the deadline for counting absentee ballots by six days...

Some worried Democrats have 2nd thoughts on voting by mail

Ann Mintz and Clifford Wagner have been struggling with indecision about the election for weeks. Their angst isn't over whom to vote for —...

Trump, Barr at odds over slow pace of Durham investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is increasingly at odds with Attorney General William Barr over the status of the Justice Department's investigation into...

Law enforcement preps for potential election-related unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal and state law enforcement officials have begun expanded preparations for the possibility of widespread unrest at the polls on Election...

Biden, Harris aim to tip battleground Arizona for Democrats

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, are campaigning together Thursday for the first time since the Democratic National Convention...

Federal judge weighs Florida’s voter registration deadline

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge pointedly asked why the state of Florida on Thursday could not further extend its voter registration period...

As election draws closer, the NBA continues calls to vote

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Udonis Haslem is honest about it: Elections simply have not been overly important to him. ...

Mail-in ballot mix-ups: How much should we worry?

BOSTON (AP) — Several high-profile cases of voters getting incorrect blank absentee ballots in the mail are raising questions about how often such mix-ups...

Mail-in ballot mix-ups: How much should we worry?

BOSTON (AP) — Several high-profile cases of voters getting incorrect blank absentee ballots in the mail are raising questions about how often such mix-ups...

Server configuration caused Florida voter registration crash

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's chief information officer said Wednesday that misconfigured computer servers — not a cyberattack — were to blame for the...

Kyrgyzstan opposition divided amid political chaos, protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Opposition parties in Kyrgyzstan failed to form a new government Wednesday as different groups argued over who would be the new...

Texas high court blocks Houston plan to offer mail ballots

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that 2 million Houston voters cannot receive unsolicited mail ballot applications from local elections...

US court denies bid to force expanded Indiana mail-in voting

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit that aimed to make mail-in ballots available to all Indiana voters for this...

Voter beware: US tells public how to avoid election mischief

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity agency have issued a series of advisories in recent weeks aimed at...

Florida governor extends voter registration after site crash

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the state’s voter registration deadline Tuesday after he said heavy traffic crashed the state’s online...

Kyrgyzstan annuls parliamentary election results amid unrest

MOSCOW (AP) — Officials in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday nullified the results of a weekend parliamentary election after mass protests erupted in the capital of...

Countering Trump, US officials defend integrity of election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four weeks ahead of Election Day, senior national security officials provided fresh assurances about the integrity of the elections in a...

Court: Wisconsin Republicans have standing in absentee case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators have the legal standing to appeal a federal ruling extending the deadline for counting absentee ballots in the...

Milwaukee scraps early voting plans at Fiserv, Miller Park

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Election officials said Tuesday that they scrapped their plans to use the Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers' stadiums as early voting...

Biden makes ad push into rural Ohio as early voting begins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden is expanding his ad buys into every corner of Ohio as early voting begins Tuesday, signaling his...

High court reinstates S. Carolina ballot witness requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a requirement that South Carolina residents voting by mail in November’s election get a witness...

CEOs of 3 tech giants to testify at Oct. 28 Senate hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEOs of technology giants Facebook, Google and Twitter are expected to testify for an Oct. 28 Senate hearing on tech...

Albania approves electoral code reform to boost EU prospects

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s parliament on Monday approved electoral law changes designed to prevent vote manipulation, which is a key condition for the...

Vision 2020: Can a voter fix a problem on a mail-in ballot?

WASHINGTON (AP) — If a ballot is tossed because of some issue — maybe a missing signature or it got damaged — will the...

It’s in the mail: California sending ballots to all voters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Nov. 3 election will test Californians' commitment to voting by mail as the nation's most populous state offers far...

2 California ballot measures would expand voting rights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Early voting in California began Monday and a pair of propositions on the Nov, 3 ballot would expand voting rights...

One month out, battered Trump campaign faces big challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s long-hidden tax returns leaked out. His first debate performance ignited a firestorm over white supremacy. He was hospitalized...

Trump seizes on small election issues to spread concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine ballots discarded in Pennsylvania. A mail carrier who altered a handful of affidavit ballot applications. People being sent double ballots....

One month out, battered Trump campaign faces big challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s long-hidden tax returns leaked out. His first debate performance ignited a firestorm over white supremacy. He was hospitalized...

Drubbed in 2018, California GOP looks to regain House seats

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s tarnished Republican Party is hoping to rebound in a handful of U.S. House races but its candidates must overcome...

Delays in verifying mail-in ballots will slow election tally

Voters awaiting results in some of the key presidential battleground states on election night should be prepared to keep waiting, thanks to obstacles that...

Colliding crises shake already chaotic campaign’s last month

NEW YORK (AP) — The closing days of the presidential campaign were already dominated by the worst public health crisis in a century, millions...

California voters to consider property tax overhaul

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For decades, California's system of limiting property tax increases has been deemed sacrosanct, a third rail for any politician. The...

Surge in new GOP voters puts pressure on Florida Democrats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — ...

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