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Election 2020

Cooper vs. Forest in closely watched NC governor’s race

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The contest between Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is among a few governor's races across the country that are being closely watched in this year's election. Cooper is ...

Utah voters to elect first new governor since 2009

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press Utah voters are choosing their first new governor in more than a decade Tuesday, bringing to a close the contest where the Republican lieutenant governor is heavily favored to take over. The coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over the race, with Lt. ...

Democrats try to win Nevada as Trump eyes pickup opportunity

By MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican presidential candidate has not carried Nevada since 2004 but the western state has remained a political battleground and could be pivotal Tuesday in the race for the White House. Four years ago, President Donald Trump fell ...

Utah Democrat defending his seat in close House race

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The competitive race for a suburban Salt Lake City swing congressional district wraps up Tuesday as Democrats look to see if they can hold a seat flipped in deep-red Utah in 2018. Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams has been running ...

EXPLAINER: Election unprecedented some ways, in others not

By JERRY SCHWARTZ Associated Press The election of 2020 has been called many things: extraordinary, bizarre, unprecedented. It's all true, in some ways, though the election is still being held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, and a Democrat or a Republican will win ...

Senate majority outcome may take weeks or more to learn

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-five U.S. Senate seats are on the ballot Tuesday, which will determine control of the legislative chamber for the next two years. But due to election law quirks in the states of Georgia and Louisiana, where a total of three seats ...

A Wyoming first: 4 women compete for US House, Senate

By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Voters for the first time will decide between four women as the major party candidates for U.S. House and Senate in Wyoming: Two Republicans with previous experience in Congress and two lesser-known Democrats seeking to win by upset in ...

Voters decide employment fate of state’s app-based drivers

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California voters are behind the wheel as they navigate the employment future for Uber, Lyft and other app-based delivery drivers in the most expensive ballot measure in state history. The $220 million question in Tuesday's election could ...

Huge turnout as California finally reaches Election Day

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Election Day was arriving Tuesday in California as most of the votes have already been cast. The coronavirus pandemic has transformed Election Day into election month for many places in California after the state mailed ballots to all ...

Iowa Sen. Ernst in tough reelection race against Greenfield

By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Six years after Iowa voters overwhelmingly elected her to the U.S. Senate, Republican Joni Ernst faces a tough challenge from Democrat Theresa Greenfield in a race that has been one of the most expensive in the nation. The two ...

Judge rejects GOP effort to throw out 127,000 Houston votes

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday rejected another last-ditch Republican effort to invalidate nearly 127,000 votes in Houston because the ballots were cast at drive-thru polling centers established during the pandemic. The lawsuit was brought by ...

Early voting shattered, Wisconsin polls open amid pandemic

By SCOTT BAUER and STEVE MEGARGEE Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After shattering early voting records, Wisconsin voters had a final chance Tuesday to cast ballots in schools, libraries, churches and community buildings, even as coronavirus cases surged and political tensions were ...

Trump, Biden fight hard for Arizona’s 11 electoral votes

By JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's electoral college votes have been a safe bet for Republicans for most presidential elections over the past seven decades. But not in 2020. As a bona fide swing state for the first time in memory, Arizona has been lavished with ...

High stakes fuel turnout surge in suddenly competitive Texas

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas was unusually shaky ground for Republicans on Tuesday as a record surge of voters in America's biggest red state, typically among the worst for turnout in the U.S., lined up to decide the most unpredictable election here in ...

GOP’s Cornyn, Hegar in another close Texas Senate race

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press Republican Sen. John Cornyn faced his toughest reelection bid in 18 years on Tuesday against Democrat MJ Hegar, whose underdog challenge in Texas got a late boost with a surge of campaign dollars and record-shattering turnout of nearly 10 million early voters. ...

GOP seeks to oust Oklahoma’s lone congressional Democrat

By SEAN MURPHY The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republicans have launched an all-out offensive in deep-red Oklahoma to win back the state's lone Democrat-held congressional seat, blitzing the air waves with television and radio ads. U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, 44, an Oklahoma City ...

Burgum faces voters; lawmakers seek control on amendments

By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Gov. Doug Burgum are hoping for 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 ...

Some GOP seats safer than others in Nebraska election

By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ben Sasse will almost certainly coast to a second term on Tuesday, thanks to the GOP's dominance in Nebraska and a scandal-plagued Democratic nominee who refused to withdraw even after his own party disavowed him. The same ...

Marijuana proposals offer South Dakota intrigue

By STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Like the rest of the nation, voters in South Dakota are deciding whom to back for president. And they've got a U.S. Senate race to decide. But with Republicans long dominating the state's elections, the most interesting questions to ...

Presidential, US Senate contests top Oklahoma ballot

By SEAN MURPHY undefined OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump will look Tuesday for a repeat of his performance in 2016 in Oklahoma when he won each of the state's 77 counties en route to a 36 percentage-point victory over Hillary Clinton. Also atop the ballot this year in Oklahoma ...