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Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 25, 2020 5:26 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: A Great Election, Against All Odds The New York Times Nov. 22 The 2020 election was not simply free of fraud, or whatever cooked-up malfeasance the president is braying about at this hour. It was, from an administrative...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2020, file photo people watch a TV screen showing the live-broadcast of President-elect Joe Biden speaking, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Election 2020 Today: Fraud rejected, Biden's top diplomat

Nov. 23, 2020 6:14 AM EST

Here’s what’s happening Monday in Election 2020: TODAY’S TOP STORIES: FRAUD REJECTED : President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed plenty of lawsuits in six states as he tries to upend an election he lost to Joe Biden. The strategy may have played well in front of TV cameras, but...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, an election worker holds a ballot as vote counting in the general election continues at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. President-elect Joe Biden won in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia because of Black voters, many of them concentrated in big cities. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Trump election challenges sound alarm among voters of color

Nov. 22, 2020 9:55 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — When longtime Detroit community advocate Frank McGhee watched two Republican canvassers vote against certifying election results in the majority Black city, he was furious. McGhee, 58, has spent more than two decades working with Detroit youth and educating them on the electoral process. He...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, protesters gather in Minneapolis. Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering multiple victories in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

Nov. 21, 2020 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful of progressive prosecutors, the passage of ballot initiatives designed to ease mass incarceration and the decriminalization of drugs in several states. Voters also...

This photo provided by Carol Davis shows Cherilyn Yazzie speaking to a voter on Nov. 3, 2020, in the Navajo community of Dilkon in northeastern Arizona. Turnout on tribal land in northern Arizona surged this year, helping Joe Biden carry a state that hadn't gone to a Democratic presidential candidate since 1996. (Carol Davis via AP)

Native American votes helped secure Biden's win in Arizona

Nov. 19, 2020 3:13 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Voting rights advocates had long argued that if Native Americans and other minority groups were mobilized, they could be decisive in a tight race. This year proved that. Voter turnout on swaths of tribal land in Arizona surged compared with the 2016 presidential election, helping...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 18, 2020 6:37 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: The New World Order That President Biden Will Inherit The New York Times Nov. 15 President-elect Joe Biden has signaled that he will move swiftly to restore dignity to the badly sullied image of the United States; respect for...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Nov. 18, 2020 1:13 PM EST

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Nov. 15 The Decatur Daily and The TimesDaily on the coronavirus pandemic: There is no longer any doubt: Alabama, the United States and pretty much the entire world are now in the middle of the second wave of COVID-19, just as health experts feared. The decline and...

President-elect Joe Biden departs after mass at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Election 2020 Today: Biden advisers on virus, pot embraced

Nov. 16, 2020 8:08 AM EST

Here’s what’s happening Monday in Election 2020 TODAY’S TOP STORIES: ‘HE WON’: President Donald Trump worked to take back an apparent acknowledgment that Joe Biden won the White House and made clear he would keep trying to overturn the election result. VIRUS TRANSITION:...

FILE - Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at a Black Women's Power Breakfast co-hosted by Higher Heights and The Collective PAC at the Westin in Atlanta, in this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo. Women's advocates are celebrating the ascension of Harris to the second highest office in the land. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Women crucial to Biden's win, even as gender gap held steady

Nov. 16, 2020 5:56 AM EST

Ask Virginia voter Mary Hayes why Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump, and she does not hesitate. “Women won this election!” says Hayes, 56, a mother of three and Biden supporter from Leesburg, Virginia. In particular, she credits two categories of voters that she herself is part of: Black women and...

Up to 160 votes not counted due to error at Oakland site

Nov. 14, 2020 3:05 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Poll workers at a voting site in Oakland incorrectly told up to 200 people that their paper ballot was only a receipt and that it could be taken home, leading to the votes not being counted, a coalition of voting rights advocates alleged in a complaint to Alameda County's registrar...