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This surveillance image provided by the Boston Police Department shows a man approaching a ballot drop box outside the Boston Public Library, early Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in downtown Boston. Massachusetts election officials say a fire was set at the ballot drop box holding more than 120 ballots in what appears to have been a “deliberate attack.

FBI investigating fire set in Boston ballot drop box

Oct. 25, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

A fire was set Sunday in a Boston ballot drop box holding more than 120 ballots in what Massachusetts election officials said appears to have been a “deliberate attack,” now under investigation by the FBI. The fire that was set around 4 a.m. in a ballot drop box outside the Boston Public Library...

Voters line up in front of the Yonkers Public Library in Yonkers, N.Y., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 as the first day of early voting in the presidential election begins across New York state. (Mark Vergari/The Journal News via AP)

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

Oct. 25, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

With nine days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days. The opening of early voting locations in Florida, Texas and...

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-N.Y.), right, poses for a photograph with members of the Salas family at a

New Yorkers line up for hours in 2nd day of early voting

Oct. 25, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Voters across New York waited in long lines for hours to cast their ballots in the second day of early voting in the presidential election on Sunday. “I heard that there was a tremendous number of people voting, which is very exciting,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to supporters Saturday Oct. 24, 2020 in Tallahassee, Fla. Battleground Florida was again a central focus of the presidential campaign Saturday as President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and former President Barack Obama all had high-profile events in the state. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

The Latest: Pence to be in Minnesota on Monday after all

Oct. 25, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence will be campaigning in Minnesota after all on Monday, after a text message from the Trump-Pence campaign indicated the two would be together in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The vice...

Harriet Harris, 99, of Pekin, Ill., waits her turn during early voting at the Tremont Community Center in Peoria, Ill., Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Harris has voted in every presidential election since 1944. This year was the first time the lifelong Republican cast a ballot for a Democratic presidential candidate. (David Zalaznik/Journal Star via AP)

Illinois woman, 99, has voted every election since 1944

Oct. 25, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — A 99-year-old central Illinois woman has voted in every presidential election since 1944, casting her latest ballot on Friday. Harriet Harris of Pekin cast an early ballot after driving herself to a community center in Tremont. A few election workers and voters clapped when she was...

Harris County election workers Jose Vasquez, left, and Romanique Tillman prepare mail-in ballots to be sent out at election headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016

Oct. 25, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has already cast nearly 7 million votes, more than anywhere in America, and Glen Murdoch couldn’t get his ballot in fast enough after becoming a U.S. citizen this summer. “I was champing at the bit,” said Murdoch, who moved to Austin from Australia shortly...

Some Michigan sheriffs won't enforce open carry ban at polls

Oct. 25, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — Some sheriffs have said they won’t enforce Michigan's top election official’s ban on openly carrying guns near polling places on Election Day. Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel called Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s guidance “illegal,” according...

Officer suspended for blaring 'Trump 2020' from NYPD vehicle

Oct. 25, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Sunday it has suspended an officer without pay a day after he was seen on video saying “Trump 2020” over a patrol vehicle's loudspeaker, a violation of department rules. The suspension is effective immediately and the incident remains under...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the sun shines through clouds above a shale gas drilling site in St. Mary's, Pa. In a late gambit to win the battleground state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies have intensified attacks on Joe Biden over fracking, hoping to drive a wedge between the former vice president and the white, working-class voters tied to the state's booming natural gas industry. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Trump intensifies fracking assault on Biden in Pennsylvania

Oct. 25, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a late gambit to win the battleground state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies have intensified attacks on Joe Biden over fracking, hoping to drive a wedge between the former vice president and the white, working-class voters tied to the state's booming...

North Dakota governor says ballot processing can start early

Oct. 25, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum said Saturday that election workers in the GOP-run state should be allowed to begin processing absentee ballots five days before the Nov. 3 election. Burgum said in a release he signed an executive order to give workers enough time to verify...