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Voters participating in the first day of Wisconsin's in-person absentee voting window for the Nov. 3 election wait in line outside the city's City-County Building in Madison, Wis., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Wisconsin voters line up to cast early in-person ballots

Oct. 20, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters across Wisconsin lined up Tuesday to cast their ballots on the first day of early in-person voting in the presidential battleground state, marking the beginning of the final push to Election Day in two weeks. Locations and times to vote Tuesday varied across the state, but lines...

A damaged campaign sign for Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small sits in front of the Wild West Ski Shop in Ruidoso, N.M., on Oct. 6, 2020. New Mexico is on the verge of electing the nation's largest all-female of color U.S. House delegation but the close race in the state's southern district, where Ruidoso sits, is grabbing the most attention. (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)

GOP mayor endorses Torres Small in close US House race

Oct. 20, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A Republican mayor of a southern New Mexico city is throwing his support behind Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small for re-election, according to a new ad released Tuesday. The ad by the Torres Small’s campaign highlights Republican Deming Mayor Benny Jasso endorsing the...

Topeka school considers racist past of its namesake

Oct. 19, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of a Topeka high school are considering how the community can respond to a report from its student newspaper that the man the school is named for was a prominent member of the Ku Klux Klan in the early 20th century. Seaman High School's student newspaper, The Clipper, reported...

Copenhagen lord mayor resigns after sexual harassment cases

Oct. 19, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Copenhagen’s lord mayor is stepping down after 11 years in the job and and as deputy leader of Denmark's governing Social Democratic Party following admissions that he sexually harassed women during social gatherings. “I have decided to resign as mayor so that my...

EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - With the U.S Capitol in the back ground demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Avenue during the Women's March in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Organizers exhort women to vote for change at US rallies

Oct. 17, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation's capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections. The latest of rallies that began with a massive women’s march the day after Trump’s...

City officials against social ballot referendums in Portland

Oct. 17, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — There’s no backing from most elected officials in Portland City Hall for a series for referendums on minimum wage, affordable housing, construction practices, rent control and short-term rentals. Portland Mayor Kate Snyder and seven members of the City Council all have come...

Nicole Flaherty, top, stands with her kids as her 7-year old daughter Madelyn places the ballot in the box in the Burlington County ballot box in Cinnaminson, N.J. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. While holding 1-year-old Colin, she opens the dropbox door as 5-year-old James, left, watches Madelyn push the ballots through the slot. (AP Photo/Christina Paciolla)

More than 1 million voted so far in NJ's mail-in election

Oct. 17, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — More than 1 million people have cast ballots already in New Jersey, or about 30% of the turnout in the 2016 presidential election, according to state elections officials. The turnout is a result of the state holding its first-ever mostly mail-in election, and election experts say it...

Five-term incumbent, challenger clash at U.S. House forum

Oct. 17, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic challenger Patricia Ackerman went on the offensive Friday, attacking five-term Republican Rep. Mark Amodei for supporting Trump administration polices she says have harmed Nevada’s farmers and immigrants and what she says is the administration's failure to help them...

Nicole Flaherty, top, stands with her kids as her 7-year old daughter Madelyn places the ballot in the box in the Burlington County ballot box in Cinnaminson, N.J. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. While holding 1-year-old Colin, she opens the dropbox door as 5-year-old James, left, watches Madelyn push the ballots through the slot. (AP Photo/Christina Paciolla)

More than 1 million voted so far in NJ's mail-in election

Oct. 16, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — More than 1 million people have cast ballots already in New Jersey, or about 30% of the turnout in the 2016 presidential election, according to state elections officials. The turnout is a result of the state holding its first-ever mostly mail-in election, and election experts say it...

Republican commissioner Rachel Bledi ,left, and Frank Bongiorno sort Absentee Ballots at the Albany County Board of Elections building Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

NY officials optimistic about fixes to mail-in voting system

Oct. 16, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With the clock ticking down to Election Day, officials are cautiously optimistic New York has fixed problems with mail-in voting that led to delays and disenfranchisement in a rocky June primary. As many as 4 to 5 million New Yorkers are expected to cast absentee ballots after Gov....