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A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zeta barrels across Southeast after battering weary coast

Oct. 29, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2 million homes and businesses in the dark in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes and were blamed for at least two deaths. A Category 2 hurricane when...

Get-out-the-vote letter writer Nancy Gehman poses for a photo at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gehman is one of 182,000 people who have participated in Vote Forward, a 50-state letter-writing campaign to more than 17.5 million homes. In the best of times, it’s a massive logistical challenge to get millions out to vote. In 2020, the difficulty has been dramatically compounded: by fear of the coronavirus, by complications and confusion over mail-in ballots, by palpable anxiety over the bitter divisions in the country. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Oct. 29, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters. “It was comforting to know that I was doing something...

GOP campaigns asks that late absentee ballots be separated

Oct. 29, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The campaigns for President Donald Trump and Republican state legislative candidates are petitioning the Minnesota Supreme Court to separate all mailed ballots received after Election Day in case of legal challenges to their validity. The petition filed Wednesday is the latest challenge...

Chadema Presidential Candidate Tundu Lissu smiles as he shows his finger marked with ink after casting his vote at Ntewa Primary School's polling station in Ikungi town Singida region, Tanzania, Wednesday. Oct.28, 2020. Opposition challenger Lissu has urged people to go into the streets to protest if election results are announced Thursday without being counted properly. (AP Photo)

Tanzania's opposition says vote 'spit in face of democracy'

Oct. 29, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s leading opposition candidate on Thursday rejected Wednesday's presidential vote after alleging widespread irregularities, saying that whatever happened wasn't an election and was like “spitting in the face of democracy." The other main opposition party said...

Deadline for casting early ballots in Virginia is Saturday

Oct. 29, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The deadline for casting early ballots in person for this year's presidential election is fast approaching. The Roanoke Times reports that the deadline is Saturday. To vote early, voters can visit their general registrar’s office or a satellite voting site. Hours and locations...

A voter turns sideways as he eyes the opening of a ballot drop box before placing his ballot inside it Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Seattle. Washington state is one of five states, along with Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, and Utah, that conduct elections entirely by mail-in voting. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Election 2020 Today: Wooing Florida, getting out the vote

Oct. 29, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Thursday in Election 2020, five days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump will be in Florida and North Carolina; Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be in...

With the U.S. Capitol dome visible, a voter drops a ballot into an early voting drop box, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Union Market in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Taking a stand has new meaning in heavily litigated election

Oct. 29, 2020 6:18 AM EDT

In the most litigious presidential election in memory, court fights are even happening over where poll watchers may stand as the votes are tallied. Lawsuits by the hundreds already have been filed — with the prospect of many more before and after Tuesday's voting — as both Democrats and Republicans...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden appears on a

Trump, Biden to appeal to last-minute voters in Florida

Oct. 29, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have already...

Tennessee's early voting period ends Thursday

Oct. 29, 2020 4:39 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thursday marks the last day in Tennessee to vote early in person for the Nov. 3 presidential election. Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office says more than 1.8 million Tennesseans have voted as of the close of polls Monday, already surpassing the previous record of nearly...

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi makes an early voting for upcoming Nov. 8 general election at Union Election Commission office, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi casts her vote in November elections

Oct. 29, 2020 2:47 AM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi cast her ballot Thursday in advance voting for general elections that are taking place during a surge of coronavirus illnesses. The Southeast Asian country confirmed almost 1,500 new cases of infection on Wednesday alone. Suu Kyi, whose title is...