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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020 file photo Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Coons faces political newcomer Lauren Witzke in Delaware's U.S. Senate race. (Samuel Corum/Pool via AP, File)

Delaware Senate race conjures comparison with 2010 campaign

Oct. 20, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — This year’s U.S. Senate race in Delaware is conjuring up comparisons with a campaign a decade ago that resulted in Democrat Chris Coons winning the seat once held by Joe Biden after conservative upstart Christine O’Donnell in a campaign ad famously assured voters she was...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 file photo, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III speaks outside his campaign headquarters in Watertown, Mass., after conceding defeat to incumbent U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary. U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III's campaign improperly spent $1.5 million earmarked for the general election during the Massachusetts congressman's failed bid to capture the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat, he said Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Joe Kennedy III: Senate campaign improperly spent $1.5M

Oct. 16, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III's campaign improperly spent $1.5 million earmarked for the general election during the Massachusetts congressman's failed bid to capture the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat, he said Friday. Kennedy said in a statement to The Boston Globe that he did not...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2020, file photo two voters fill out ballots during early voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland. A surge in coronavirus cases is hitting key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day, raising concerns that voting could be thrown into chaos despite months of preparation and planning by election officials and voters. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

Oct. 16, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day are the latest worry for election officials and voters fearing chaos or exposure to the virus at polling places despite months of planning. The prospect of poll workers...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak at Southwest Focal Point Community Center in Pembroke Pines, Fla., Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Latest: Biden raises record $383 million in September

Oct. 14, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden raised $383 million for his election effort in September, a record-breaking sum that eclipses the unprecedented fundraising from the previous month. The haul, announced...

FILE In this March 2918 File photo, Cameron Webb teaches during a section of a health policy class at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. In a rustic Virginia district that bounced its Republican congressman after he officiated a same-sex wedding, the battle to replace him pits a self-described “biblical conservative” backed by President Donald Trump against a Black doctor who worked in Barack Obama’s White House. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)

Dems, GOP stretch for hard-to-get districts in House races

Oct. 14, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a rustic Virginia district that bounced its Republican congressman after he officiated a same-sex wedding, the battle to replace him pits a self-described “biblical conservative” backed by President Donald Trump against a Black doctor who worked in Barack...

North Dakota AG: Republicans could replace dead candidate

Oct. 13, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's attorney general said Tuesday that if a Republican state House candidate who died earlier this month wins one of two seats up for election, the GOP would choose his replacement unless enough district voters call for a special election. David Andhahl, 55, died on Oct. 5...

FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, a City of Milwaukee Election Commission worker processes absentee ballots for the state's primary election, in downtown Milwaukee. Democrats and their allies said Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin that are received up to six days after the election can be counted — a move being fought by Republicans who have opposed other attempts across the country to expand voting. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Supreme Court asked to extend Wisconsin absentee voting

Oct. 13, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and their allies asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow for absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin that are received up to six days after the election to be counted — a move being fought by Republicans who have opposed other attempts across the country to...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, a worker prepares tabulators for the upcoming election at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C. A federal appeals court on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, blocked a decision to extend the deadline for counting absentee ballots by six days in battleground Wisconsin, in a win for Republicans who have fought attempts to expand voting across the country. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Court blocks extension of Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline

Oct. 8, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a decision to extend the deadline for counting absentee ballots by six days in battleground Wisconsin, in a win for Republicans who have fought attempts to expand voting across the country. If the ruling stands, absentee ballots will have to...

Court reinstates Georgia's Election Day mail ballot deadline

Oct. 2, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated Georgia's Election Day deadline for the receipt of mail-in ballots, staying a lower court ruling that had extended that deadline by three days for November's general election. Georgia law says absentee ballots must be received by the close of...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump walks from Marine One to the White House in Washington as he returns from Bedminster, N.J. On Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting President Trump’s campaign sent an email asking supporters to donate as he recovers from COVID-19. Posts with the fundraising appeal circulated on social media after Trump tweeted early Friday that he and wife, Melania, had tested positive for COVID-19. The letter had a Trump-Pence logo similar to that used by the campaign. But the message was fabricated, Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh confirmed to the AP. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 2, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: President Donald Trump’s campaign sent an email asking supporters...