Latest 2020 United States presidential election News

Dean Heller to enter governor's race in battleground Nevada

Sep. 16, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller will announce a bid for governor of Nevada on Monday, joining a crowded field of Republican hopefuls vying to unseat Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2022. His entrance into the race in the battleground state adds a...

Senate hopeful flexes power of AG's office through lawsuits

Sep. 16, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican attorney general, Eric Schmitt, sued China over the coronavirus. He signed on to a failed lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Now, as he positions himself for a Senate run, he’s turning his attention...

Former Trump official working on Wisconsin election probe

Sep. 15, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican attorney who worked in former President Donald Trump’s administration and falsely claimed the 2020 election was stolen in Wisconsin appears to have been hired to help with the taxpayer-funded investigation into how the election was run. ...

Ex-Trump voting battle adviser set for South Carolina forum

Sep. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

A GOP lawyer who advised former President Donald Trump in his campaign to overturn the 2020 election results and the lawmaker leading Republicans' efforts to win back a Senate majority, are among speakers planned for a South Carolina gathering billed as a must-stop on the road to the...

5 takeaways after California governor handily defeats recall

Sep. 15, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ably fended off a recall attempt from Republicans on Tuesday, changing the stakes of the contest from a referendum on his own performance and into a partisan fight over Trumpism and the coronavirus. Five takeaways from Newsom's victory: ...

Few voting issues reported with California recall election

Sep. 15, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians voted to keep Gov. Gavin Newsom in office on Tuesday, ending a statewide recall election that saw some Republicans again float unfounded claims of voter fraud. Days before the polls closed, the campaign of one of the leading...

In election fraud quest, GOP seeks details on who voted

Sep. 14, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in Pennsylvania’s Senate pursuing what they call a “forensic investigation” of last year’s presidential election said Tuesday they plan to subpoena records that detail who voted, including their driver’s license number and the last four digits of...

Wisconsin election clerks confused by investigation email

Sep. 14, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election clerks are reacting with a mixture of concern and confusion to the first inquiry made by a special investigator hired by Republicans to examine how the 2020 presidential election was run in the battleground state. Based on an...

GOP pushes unfounded fraud claims before California recall

Sep. 13, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Republicans were trying to contain a fire of their own making a day before voting ends in the recall election against Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, persuading their voters to turn out Tuesday even as party leaders promoted unsubstantiated claims that the...

About 1,000 protest President Joe Biden's visit to Idaho

Sep. 13, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 1,000 protesters gathered Monday in Boise during a visit by President Joe Biden to rail against his plan to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control, last year's presidential election and a host of other issues. Biden visited Boise as...