Latest 2020 United States presidential election News

426Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally at Broward College, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Coconut Creek, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Biden blasts Trump's handling of Cuba, Venezuela

Oct. 29, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Democrat Joe Biden is making a direct pitch to Florida’s Latino voters by attacking President Donald Trump’s handling of Cuba and Venezuela. Speaking at a drive-in rally in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday,...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Gastonia, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Two attendees at Trump North Carolina rally get COVID-19

Oct. 29, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two people who attended President Donald Trump's rally last week in Gastonia, North Carolina, have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to an announcement from the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday. “These cases are not thought to be an...

Florida judge resigns from election board over bias concerns

Oct. 29, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A local judge in a north Florida county resigned Thursday from a vote-counting board after concerns were raised about his political partisanship. The Florida Times-Union reports that Senior County Judge Brent Shore resigned from the Duval County Canvassing Board after the...

Chadema Presidential Candidate Tundu Lissu smiles as he shows his finger marked with ink after casting his vote at Ntewa Primary School's polling station in Ikungi town Singida region, Tanzania, Wednesday. Oct.28, 2020. Opposition challenger Lissu has urged people to go into the streets to protest if election results are announced Thursday without being counted properly. (AP Photo)

Tanzania's opposition says vote 'spit in face of democracy'

Oct. 29, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Whatever happened on Wednesday wasn't an election and was like “spitting in the face of democracy," Tanzania’s leading opposition candidate said Thursday, while the United States noted “credible allegations of significant election-related fraud and...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally outside Raymond James Stadium, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Attendees at Trump rally in NC test positive

Oct. 29, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH — Two people who attended President Donald Trump’s rally last week in Gastonia, North Carolina, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services made the announcement on Thursday. “These cases are not thought to be an indication of...

FILE - This June 30, 2017 remote camera image released by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and her mate with a pup born in 2017 in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. Trump administration officials on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states in charge of overseeing the predators. (U.S. Forest Service via AP, File)

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

Oct. 29, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states and tribes in charge of overseeing the predators. The U.S. Department of Interior announcement just...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally outside Raymond James Stadium, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump moves Minnesota rally while Biden announces visit

Oct. 29, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will visit St. Paul on Friday, the same day 's that President Donald Trump will lead a rally that has been moved from Rochester in the southern Minnesota town of Dodge Center. The dueling visits highlight Minnesota's status as a battleground...

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for a campaign rally outside Raymond James Stadium, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump, Biden fight for Florida, appeal for Tuesday turnout

Oct. 29, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are encouraging voters to turn out in person on Election Day next Tuesday, both campaigning in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee...

Bishop Dwayne Royster sits on a bench in a park in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Royster is the interim executive director of POWER Interfaith, a group of religious leaders from more than 50 congregations in Pennsylvania that focuses on social justice issues, and has been active in the community following the police shooting death of Walter Wallace, Jr. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)

Philly shooting brings policing, racism back into campaign

Oct. 29, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fatal shooting of another Black man on America's streets by police — with subsequent unrest — has brought the fraught issues of policing and racism in the nation back to the fore of the presidential election in its closing days. Philadelphia police say Walter Wallace...

This photo taken Sept. 30, 2020, shows U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler during an appearance in Traverse City, Mich., where he announced an environmental justice grant for Detroit and pledged a more community-oriented focus in a second Trump administration. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

Trump tests limits as Cabinet members fan out to key states

Oct. 29, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos planned a “Moms for Trump” rally in her home state of Michigan. The Department of Homeland Security's top official was in Texas to celebrate completion of a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The chief of the Environmental Protection...