Latest 2020 United States presidential election News

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, Wis. The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a case that could result in the purging of about 130,000 people from voter rolls in the hotly contested battleground state. The arguments Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, come just five weeks before the election in one of several closely watched lawsuits in Wisconsin. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Wisconsin justices weigh removal of 130K from voter rolls

Sep. 29, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court weighed Tuesday whether to go along with conservatives who argue that 130,000 voters should be removed from the rolls in the hotly contested presidential battleground state, while the Democratic attorney general defended not purging them. The Wisconsin case...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, a person drops applications for mail-in-ballots into a mailbox in Omaha, Neb. Data obtained by The Associated Press shows Postal Service districts across the nation are missing the agency’s own standards for on-time delivery as millions of Americans prepare to vote by mail. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

US judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others

Sep. 29, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia joined others Monday in ordering a halt to recent Postal Service cuts that critics say are causing mail delays and threatening the integrity of the presidential election. Six states and the District of Columbia presented “compelling...

Preparations take place for the first Presidential debate in the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Cleveland. The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump, Biden prepare to debate at a time of mounting crises

Sep. 29, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — In an election year like no other, the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, could be a pivotal moment in a race that has remained stubbornly unchanged in the face of historic tumult. The Tuesday night debate will offer a massive platform for...

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., greets Dylan Eitto at Trophy Brewing and Pizza during a campaign visit in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Harris to voters: Don't give up as Trump rushes court pick

Sep. 29, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kamala Harris urged voters on Monday not to be discouraged by Republican efforts to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election, charging it's the GOP's goal to make people feel like their votes don't matter. “We will not give up, and we will not give in," the Democratic vice...

Vision 2020: Are absentee votes and mail-in votes different?

Sep. 28, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

What’s the difference between absentee voting and mail voting? There really isn’t any difference. Both refer to the practice of filling out ballots that are sent to voters through the mail and returned either that way or at drop boxes or other designated places. President Donald Trump has tried to...

President Donald Trump adjusts the microphone after he announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Supreme Court vacancy likely to inflame presidential debate

Sep. 28, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, were already set to fight when they share a stage Tuesday in Cleveland, but the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg means things may get tenser even faster. Moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace,...

FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden, left, speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020. Some of the country’s major sports betting companies are running contests in which participants predict things that will happen or be said during the presidential debate, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, for the chance to win money. (AP Photo/File)

Strongly predict the malarkey of Trump-Biden debate for cash

Sep. 28, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Will “Sleepy Joe” be the first derisive nickname President Donald Trump bestows upon Joe Biden? Will either candidate wear a mask onstage? How many times will Biden say “Barack Obama?” Will Trump say “fake news” or “China”...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gives a speech on the Supreme Court at The Queen Theater, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

2020 Watch: How much do debates matter this year?

Sep. 28, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 36 Days to first debate: 1 ___ THE NARRATIVE The race is tightening somewhat in some states, but Joe Biden is maintaining a remarkably stable lead over...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, moderator Chris Wallace guides the discussion during the presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas.  All eyes are on Fox's Chris Wallace as he prepares to moderate the first presidential debate. Wallace is the only journalist moderating one of the four debates this fall who has been there before: he was the onstage referee for the third meeting between President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP, File)

The only debate moderator to return, Fox's Wallace preps

Sep. 28, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four years ago when he first moderated a general election presidential debate, Chris Wallace was firm and funny in trying to get Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to stop talking simultaneously. “I'm not a potted plant here,” he said. “I do get to ask some...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Biden for President Black economic summit at Camp North End in Charlotte, N.C. The final stretch of a presidential campaign is typically a nonstop mix of travel, caffeine and adrenaline. But as the worst pandemic in a century bears down on the United States, Joe Biden is taking a lower key approach. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Election 2020 Today: Tax bombshell, presidential debate prep

Sep. 28, 2020 8:52 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Monday in Election 2020, 36 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: TAX BOMBSHELL: President Donald Trump's tax revelations threaten to undercut a pillar of his...