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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo President Donald Trump throws a hat to the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally at the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee, Wis. Hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

Oct. 29, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday. The party noticed the suspicious activity on Oct. 22 and...

Stegeman Coliseum on the campus of the University of Georgia opened for early voting on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 in Athens, Ga. The Coliseum will be open Oct. 27-29 to all Clarke County voters for early voting. (Joshua L. Jones /Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Suing governments, designated fees on the ballot in Georgia

Oct. 29, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

Georgia voters will decide whether to make it easier to sue the state and local governments as well as whether it should be harder for the state to spend fees collected for designated purposes on other things. A pair of proposed amendments to Georgia's constitution dealing with those issues appear at the bottom...

Report: Feds gave new citizens erroneous voting information

Oct. 29, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration officials incorrectly told more than 400 new U.S. citizens in Massachusetts that they couldn't vote in this year’s general election because the state’s registration deadline had passed before they took their citizenship oaths, according to a published report....

FILE - This file photo combo shows Vermont incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott, left, and Democrat Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, candidates for Vermont governor in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photos, File)

Vermont GOP governor seeks reelection during pandemic

Oct. 29, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

Vermont's incumbent Republican governor is facing reelection during the once-in-a-century pandemic that has pushed campaigning way down his list of priorities. A week before the election, Gov. Phil Scott, who is seeking his third two-year term as the GOP leader of one of the bluest states in the country, says his...

GOP campaigns asks that late absentee ballots be separated

Oct. 29, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The campaigns for President Donald Trump and Republican state legislative candidates are petitioning the Minnesota Supreme Court to separate all mailed ballots received after Election Day in case of legal challenges to their validity. The petition filed Wednesday is the latest challenge...

A voter turns sideways as he eyes the opening of a ballot drop box before placing his ballot inside it Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Seattle. Washington state is one of five states, along with Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, and Utah, that conduct elections entirely by mail-in voting. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Election 2020 Today: Wooing Florida, getting out the vote

Oct. 29, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Thursday in Election 2020, five days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump will be in Florida and North Carolina; Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be in...

With the U.S. Capitol dome visible, a voter drops a ballot into an early voting drop box, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Union Market in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Taking a stand has new meaning in heavily litigated election

Oct. 29, 2020 6:18 AM EDT

In the most litigious presidential election in memory, court fights are even happening over where poll watchers may stand as the votes are tallied. Lawsuits by the hundreds already have been filed — with the prospect of many more before and after Tuesday's voting — as both Democrats and Republicans...

Big names helping Tillis; Cunningham discreet in campaigning

Oct. 29, 2020 4:47 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis tries to make big splashes in the final days of his reelection bid, Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham remains discreet with in-person campaigning. Tillis planned to hold a Thursday morning event with former New Jersey Gov. Chris...

A demonstrator raises a fist near Philadelphia police in Philadelphia, late Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Hundreds of demonstrators marched in West Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia on Monday. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Philadelphia pledges better response after Black man's death

Oct. 29, 2020 1:51 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police pledged to release 911 tapes and police body camera footage “in the near future” in the shooting death of a Black man with a history of mental health problems, a death that prompted protests, widespread vandalism and an overnight curfew days before...

Michael Sampson poses for photo at Friendship Fountain in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Sampson cofounded the Jacksonville Community Action Committee to help drive change in a city emerging from its Confederate past. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

In Florida's Old South, a new political battleground emerges

Oct. 29, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The farther north you go in Florida, the saying goes, the deeper South you'll get. For generations, the Old South flourished in Duval County, a sprawling metropolis on the state's northern Atlantic coast that is home to Jacksonville and was once a reliable bastion of Republican...