Latest 2012 United States presidential election News

From left, Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Harris, President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden on stage together, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Democrats keep winning the popular vote. That worries them.

Nov. 14, 2020 12:07 AM EST

Democrats won the popular vote in this year's presidential election yet again, marking seven out of eight straight presidential elections that the party has reached that milestone. And, for some Democrats, that's worrisome. President-elect Joe Biden has so far won 50.8% of the vote compared to the 47.4% who...

The White House in Washington, is seen early Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, the morning after incumbent President Donald Trump was defeated by his Democratic challenger, President-elect Joe Biden. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Latest: Former WH officials urge cooperative transition

Nov. 8, 2020 6:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 6:40 p.m. A bipartisan group from the last three White Houses is urging the Trump administration to move forward “to immediately begin the post-election transition process.” The call from the Center for Presidential...

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

2020 Latest: Biden says he's preparing for White House

Nov. 6, 2020 11:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Joe Biden says he is already preparing to assume the presidency even though he has not been declared the winner in his race against President Donald Trump. “I want people to know we’re not waiting to get...

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah,  speaks during a news conference Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, near Neffs Canyon, in Salt Lake City. Romney announced legislation to establish a national wildfire commission that would make policy recommendations aimed at diminishing future wildfire disasters. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Romney: Trump's election fraud claim wrong, 'reckless'

Nov. 6, 2020 3:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Republican lawmakers, including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, on Friday slammed President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claim that Democrats are trying to “steal” the election. But some GOP leaders struck a more neutral tone — and others urged the White...

Supports of President Donald Trump holds signs during a demonstration outside the State Farm Arena where Fulton County has a voting counting operation, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Some in GOP break with Trump over baseless vote-fraud claims

Nov. 5, 2020 11:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Republican lawmakers on Thursday criticized President Donald Trump’s unsupported claim that Democrats are trying to “steal” the election, saying Trump's comments undermine the U.S. political process and the bedrock notion that all Americans should have their vote...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak at a rally at Belle Isle Casino in Detroit, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, which former President Barack Obama also attended. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Biden unleashes scathing attacks on Trump

Oct. 31, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 8 p.m. Joe Biden is letting loose against President Donald Trump in the final days of the presidential campaign. At a drive-in rally in Detroit on Saturday night, Biden made fun of Trump for everything from his hairdo...

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a campaign event at Morehouse College , Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

'Honor the ancestors': Harris appeals directly to Black men

Oct. 23, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris made a direct appeal to Black men Friday, defending her record as a prosecutor, blasting President Donald Trump as “racist” and vouching for Joe Biden as a man capable of addressing systemic racism and leading a diverse...

Former President Barack Obama speaks at Citizens Bank Park as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Matt Slocum)

In pitch for Biden, Obama urges voters to cast Trump out

Oct. 21, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama blasted President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, his culpability in national discord and his overall fitness for the job on Wednesday as he made his first in-person campaign pitch for his former vice president, Joe Biden. With less than...

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah,  speaks during a news conference Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, near Neffs Canyon, in Salt Lake City. Romney announced legislation to establish a national wildfire commission that would make policy recommendations aimed at diminishing future wildfire disasters. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

GOP's Romney, long a Trump critic, voted — but not for Trump

Oct. 21, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he's voted in the Nov. 3 election — but not for the leader of his party. "I did not vote for President Trump,” the Utah senator told CNN. He did not say whom he did vote for. It was the latest chapter in the bitter history...

President Donald Trump throws face masks into the crowd as he arrives to speak during a campaign rally at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Johnstown, Pa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump holds 2nd rally since contracting virus

Oct. 13, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times local): 8:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has anchored his second rally since contracting the coronavirus, telling voters in Pennsylvania that a Democratic administration could threaten the suburbs. Speaking of his Democratic challenger,...