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Election 2020

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Florida for Trump

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WHY AP CALLED FLORIDA FOR TRUMP: In Florida, one of 2020's most crucial battleground states, President Donald Trump's strength in his recently adopted home state delivered a victory over Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The Associated Press called the race for ...

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Ohio for Trump

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WHY AP CALLED OHIO FOR TRUMP: The AP declared President Donald Trump the winner of Ohio at 12:17 a.m. EST Wednesday, after an analysis of ballots statewide concluded there were not enough outstanding to allow Democratic nominee Joe Biden to catch up. With ...

Routes to Senate control narrow as GOP holds back Democrats

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle for control of the Senate tightened Tuesday after Democrats picked up a seat in Colorado, but suffered a setback in Alabama, and Republicans held their own in high-profile races in South Carolina, Texas and ...

Protesters gather near White House, no wide unrest seen

By ASHRAF KHALIL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 people protesting President Donald Trump converged on Black Lives Matter Plaza on Tuesday night, just a block from the White House, while hundreds more marched through parts of downtown Washington, sometimes blocking traffic ...

Georgia Republican who supports QAnon wins US House seat

By BEN NADLER Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, who expressed racist views and support for QAnon conspiracy theories in a series of online videos, has won a U.S. House seat representing northwest Georgia. Her candidacy was bolstered by President Donald ...

Trump wins Florida, locked in other tight races with Biden

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won Florida, the nation's most prized battleground election state, and he and Democrat Joe Biden shifted their focus early Wednesday to three Northern industrial states ...

Postal Service says it can’t meet judge’s ballot order

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday said it could not meet a federal judge's order to sweep processing centers for undelivered mail-in ballots, arguing that doing so would disrupt its Election Day operations. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of ...

News outlets preach caution as vote count slows down

By DAVID BAUDER and LYNN ELBER Associated Press For weeks, media outlets warned Americans that they would need to be patient waiting for results on election night. That's one prediction that turned out to be true. The pace of results provided a rollercoaster experience for supporters of ...

Trump wins Florida, locked in other tight races with Biden

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won Florida, the nation's most prized battleground state, as he and Democrat Joe Biden on Tuesday battled to the finish of an epic campaign that will shape America's ...

AP News Guide: A look at New Jersey’s elections

By The Associated Press undefined TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democrats Joe Biden and Cory Booker emerged victorious Tuesday in New Jersey. Results are now coming after millions cast mail-in ballots for president, Senate, House and three ballot questions more than a month ago. The biggest ballot ...

President Trump wins statewide popular vote in Nebraska

By MARGERY A. BECK Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday won deeply conservative Nebraska, which hasn't seen its statewide popular vote go to a Democrat since Lyndon B. Johnson carried the state in 1964. But that doesn't mean Trump is guaranteed all five of ...

GOP’s Scott and Ferguson win new US House terms from Georgia

By JEFF AMY Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Rep. Austin Scott cruised to victory in middle and south Georgia's 8th Congressional District, winning his sixth term. He easily defeated Democrat Lindsey Holliday and write-in Green Party member Jimmy Cooper. Scott, a loyal defender ...

Trump, Rounds, Johnson win in South Dakota

By STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds and U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson won in South Dakota on Tuesday. But with Republicans long dominating the state's elections, the most interesting questions to be resolved may be separate ...

Republican Jim Justice reelected as West Virginia governor

By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice won reelection in Tuesday's contest, fending off a Democratic challenger by positioning himself as an ally of President Donald Trump with the experience to create jobs. He beat Democrat Ben ...

Incumbent US Reps. Duncan and Clyburn win in South Carolina

By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two U.S. House incumbents from South Carolina easily won reelection Tuesday. Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn won a 15th term and Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan won a sixth term. While the U.S. Senate race and two other U.S. House ...

GOP’s Higgins reelected to Louisiana US House seat

By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two-term incumbent Republican Clay Higgins won reelection Tuesday in his southwest Louisiana congressional district. Higgins rose to acclaim in the district as a local sheriff's department captain who made bombastic anti-crime ...

AP News Guide: Election Day 2020 in Maryland

By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While many Maryland voters have already mailed in their ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic or voted in person at early voting centers, more than 427,000 people voted on Tuesday. They were voicing their choices for president and the ...

Despite a few hiccups, voting in Georgia goes smoothly

By KATE BRUMBACK and SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Despite some technical problems, voting in Georgia went smoothly Tuesday — a marked departure from a June primary that required some voters to wait in line for hours to cast their ballots. People lined up outside ...

Trump, Burgum, Armstrong win North Dakota races

By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Gov. Doug Burgum posted lopsided victories Tuesday in traditionally Republican North Dakota. And their party is certain to maintain a tight grip on the Legislature. Less certain is what will come of a ...

Republican US Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska sails to 2nd term

By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ben Sasse coasted to a second term Tuesday, easily defeating two Democratic challengers in the GOP-dominated state. Sasse beat scandal-plagued Democratic nominee Chris Janicek, who refused to leave the race even after his ...