Latest 2020 United States presidential election News

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Trump-allied lawyers over 2020 election lawsuit in Michigan

Feb. 20, 2024 10:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from Sidney Powell and other lawyers allied with former President Donald Trump over $150,000 in sanctions they were ordered to pay for abusing the court system with a sham lawsuit challenging the 2020 election results in Michigan....

Republican Michigan elector testifies he never intended to make false public record

Feb. 14, 2024 16:51 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Republican accused of participating in a fake elector plot after the 2020 presidential election testified Wednesday that he did not know how the electoral process worked and never intended to make a false public record. “We were told this was an...

Arizona faces Friday deadline for giving counties more time to count votes

Feb. 08, 2024 18:23 PM EST

The Arizona Legislature agreed Thursday to give counties more time to tally votes after county officials complained that a 2022 change in law would make it difficult to complete counting votes in time if the results were close enough to trigger a mandatory recount. The proposed fix approved...

Georgia senators vote for board to oversee secretary of state despite constitutional questions

Jan. 26, 2024 14:56 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Senate is backing a plan to give the state's appointed election board the power to investigate Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's handling of elections, despite the measure's sponsor saying that the bill is in “murky water” when it comes to its constitutionality....

Biden returns to a deteriorating Wisconsin bridge for an election-year pitch on policy achievements

Jan. 25, 2024 18:46 PM EST

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — President Joe Biden returned to the deteriorating John A. Blatnik Memorial Bridge on Thursday to make the case that his administration is following through on its pledge to fix the critical link between the port cities of Superior, Wisconsin and Duluth, Minnesota. ...

Judge says Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers can be questioned in Trump fake electors lawsuit

Jan. 25, 2024 17:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers can be asked questions related to his role serving as a Democratic elector in the 2020 presidential election as part of an ongoing lawsuit against former President Donald Trump's attorneys, a judge ruled Thursday. The ruling comes in a...

Trump White House official Peter Navarro gets a 4-month sentence for defying a House Jan. 6 subpoena

Jan. 25, 2024 15:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump White House official Peter Navarro, who was convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, was sentenced on Thursday to four months behind bars. He was the...

Fox News allowed to pursue claims that voting firm's defamation suit is anti-free speech

Jan. 24, 2024 15:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge refused this week to toss out Fox News' claims that voting technology company Smartmatic is suing the network to suppress free speech. The ruling means that both Smartmatic's multibillion-dollar defamation lawsuit and the network's counterclaims can continue toward an...

Georgia secretary of state says it's unconstitutional for board to oversee him, but lawmakers differ

Jan. 23, 2024 20:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An attempt to state that Georgia's appointed State Election Board has the legal power to investigate Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's handling of elections blossomed into a constitutional showdown Tuesday, with a lawyer for Raffensperger saying board members can't...

Democrats ask Wisconsin Supreme Court to order new congressional maps for fall election

Jan. 17, 2024 11:18 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Washington law firm that tries to help Democrats win elections around the country has asked the liberal-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court to throw out the battleground state's congressional maps, arguing that the court's decision last month ordering new state legislative...