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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020, file photo, Mariannette Miller-Meeks answers a question during a debate with Rita Hart in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Iowa officials on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, were expected to certify a Republican candidate as a six-vote winner for an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, in what is shaping up to be the closest congressional election in decades. Miller-Meeks finished ahead of Democrat Rita Hart in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District after a recount saw her 47-vote lead steadily dwindle to single digits but never be overcome. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)

Iowa board certifies 6-vote Republican win in US House race

Nov. 30, 2020 6:56 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials on Monday certified a Republican candidate as the winner by six votes of an open seat in the U.S. House, in what is shaping up to be the closest congressional election in decades. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks finished ahead of Democrat Rita Hart in Iowa’s...

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, left, watches as Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs election documents to certify the election results for federal, statewide, and legislative offices and statewide ballot measures at the official canvass at the Arizona Capitol Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Wisconsin, Arizona certify Biden wins in presidential vote

Nov. 30, 2020 6:51 PM EST

Two battleground states, Wisconsin and Arizona, certified their presidential election results Monday in favor of Joe Biden, even as President Donald Trump's legal team continued to dispute the results. Biden’s victory in Wisconsin was certified following a partial recount that only added to his 20,600-vote...

FILE - Election workers, right, verify ballots as recount observers, left, watch during a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin finished a partial recount of its presidential results on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Wisconsin certifies Joe Biden as winner following recount

Nov. 30, 2020 6:50 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Joe Biden’s victory in battleground Wisconsin was certified Monday following a partial recount that only added to his 20,600-vote margin over President Donald Trump, who has promised to file a lawsuit seeking to undo the results. Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, signed a certificate...

FILE-In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, Robert Franklin, a Laney Professor of Moral Leadership at Emory University's Candler School of Theology, speaks during his

Franklin, Hall vie for a few weeks in Congress from Georgia

Nov. 30, 2020 6:13 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A small number of ballots on Tuesday could decide an extremely short term in Congress as voters in Georgia pick the man who will succeed the civil rights legend John Lewis, if only for a few weeks. Former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert...

Lee names former Democratic lawmaker DeBerry as adviser

Nov. 30, 2020 5:49 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has named former Democratic state Rep. John DeBerry Jr. as a senior adviser, Lee's office said Monday. DeBerry begins work Tuesday on the Republican governor's executive leadership team and he will have an office in the Tennessee State Capitol, Lee said in a...

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia official announces investigations, defends election

Nov. 30, 2020 5:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top elections official announced investigations Monday into potential violations of election law even as he defended the integrity of the state's election against what he's said are baseless attacks. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has repeatedly said there’s no...

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, left, and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey bump elbows as they meet to certify the election results for federal, statewide, and legislative offices and statewide ballot measures at the official canvass at the Arizona Capitol Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Arizona certifies Biden's narrow victory over Trump

Nov. 30, 2020 4:09 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials certified the state's election results on Monday, formalizing Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow victory over Donald Trump even as the Republican president's attorneys continued to make baseless claims of fraud about the state's vote count. Democratic Secretary of State...

FILEā€”In this file photo from Oct. 6, 2020, David Pepper, the chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, speaks at the Hamilton County Board of Elections as people arrive to participate in early voting in Norwood, Ohio. Pepper announced Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 that he is stepping down at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

Ohio's Democratic Party chair stepping down after 6 years

Nov. 30, 2020 3:49 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s Democratic Party chair is stepping down after six years during which Republicans, including Donald Trump, dominated statewide elections, he said Monday. David Pepper, a former Hamilton County commissioner and Cincinnati council member, sent a letter to party officials...

FILE - Election workers, right, verify ballots as recount observers, left, watch during a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin finished a partial recount of its presidential results on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over Trump

Nov. 30, 2020 6:10 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin finished a recount of its presidential results on Sunday, confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court even before the recount concluded. Dane County was the second and last...

President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, after stepping off Marine One. Trump is returning from Camp David. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump clings to bevy of bogus election claims

Nov. 30, 2020 12:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump clung to false notions Sunday that Joe Biden stole the presidential election, citing thousands of votes magically switched to the president-elect and poll watchers illegally barred on Election Day, neither of which happened. Even after his administration agreed to...