Latest 2020 United States presidential election News

Ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani pleads not guilty to felony charges in Arizona election interference case

May. 21, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani pleaded not guilty Tuesday to nine felony charges stemming from his role in an effort to overturn Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss in Arizona to Joe Biden. Ten others, including former Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli...

Giuliani becomes final defendant served indictment among 18 accused in Arizona fake electors case

May. 19, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

Arizona's attorney general says former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been served an indictment in the state's fake elector case alongside 17 other defendants for his role in an attempt to overturn former President Donald Trump’s loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Arizona...

Attorney John Eastman pleads not guilty to felony charges in Arizona’s fake elector case

May. 17, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Attorney John Eastman pleaded not guilty on Friday to conspiracy, fraud and forgery charges for his role in the effort to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in Arizona to Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Eastman, who devised a strategy to try to persuade Congress not to...

Michigan former clerk and attorney charged after alleged unauthorized access to 2020 voter data

May. 09, 2024 10:00 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general announced charges Wednesday against a former township clerk and a lawyer who had supported attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, alleging they accessed voting systems without authorization in a search of fraud. ...

Charges against Trump's 2020 'fake electors' are expected to deter a repeat this year

Apr. 26, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

An Arizona grand jury's indictment of 18 people who either posed as or helped organize a slate of electors falsely claiming that former President Donald Trump won the state in 2020 could help shape the landscape of challenges to the 2024 election. The indictment issued Wednesday is...

Ex-tabloid publisher testifies he scooped up possibly damaging tales to shield his old friend Trump

Apr. 25, 2024 21:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump was running for president in 2016, his old friend at the National Enquirer was scooping up potentially damaging stories about the candidate and paying out tens of thousands of dollars to keep them from the public eye. But when it came to the seamy...

Supreme Court seems skeptical of Trump's claim of absolute immunity but decision's timing is unclear

Apr. 25, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday appeared likely to reject former President Donald Trump’s claim of absolute immunity from prosecution over election interference, but several justices signaled reservations about the charges that could cause a lengthy delay, possibly beyond...

Investigator says Trump, allies were uncharged co-conspirators in plot to overturn Michigan election

Apr. 24, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A state investigator testified Wednesday that he considers former President Donald Trump and his White House chief of staff to be uncharged co-conspirators in a scheme to claim that he won Michigan in the 2020 election, despite Democrat Joe Biden's clear victory. ...

Seeking 'the right side of history,' Speaker Mike Johnson risks his job to deliver aid to Ukraine

Apr. 19, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down a decision so consequential it could alter the course of history -- but also end his own career -- House Speaker Mike Johnson prayed for guidance. A conservative Christian, the speaker wrestled over whether to lead the House in approving $95 billion...

Trump loses bid to halt Jan. 6 lawsuits while he fights criminal charges in the 2020 election case

Apr. 18, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump lost a bid Thursday to pause a string of lawsuits accusing him of inciting the U.S. Capitol attack, while the former president fights his 2020 election interference criminal case in Washington. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington denied...