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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo, Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell, seated, converses with election workers and legal representatives from the Joe Biden and Donald Trump presidential campaigns as a recount of the 2020 presidential election begins at the Monona Terrace convention center in Madison, Wis. President Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wisconsin, seeking to disqualify hundreds of thousands of ballots in a longshot attempt to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's win in the battleground state he lost by nearly 20,700 votes. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Trump files lawsuit challenging Wisconsin election results

Dec. 1, 2020 1:32 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Wisconsin seeking to disqualify more than 221,000 ballots in the state's two most Democratic counties, a longshot attempt to overturn Joe Biden's win in the battleground state he lost by nearly 20,700 votes. Trump filed the day after...

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...

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...

NY judge demands final vote tallies in congressional race

Nov. 30, 2020 5:34 PM EST

A state judge on Monday ordered elections officials to preserve records showing how they calculated results in an extremely close congressional race in central New York after two counties reported errors or changes in vote tallies over the holiday weekend. Republican Claudia Tenney said Monday she had a 13-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)

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...

Record 3 million Hoosiers cast ballots for November election

Nov. 28, 2020 12:04 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A record 3 million people in Indiana cast their ballots for the Nov. 3 election, according to state officials. About 65%, or 3,068,542 of Indiana’s some 4.7 million registered voters, cast a vote in this year's General Election. That's the highest since presidential election...

People wait  in the rain to vote in Montgomery, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said a record number of absentee ballots have already been cast this year in the election. Some counties allowed Saturday voting for the first time. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Early voting faces uncertainty despite record absentee votes

Nov. 28, 2020 8:55 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabamians voted by absentee ballot in record numbers this year after the state made it easier to do so. But the push to allow early voting, or no-excuse absentee voting, every year in the state, faces an uncertain outlook in the GOP-controlled Alabama Legislature. Alabama...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020 file photo, Rita Hart answers a question during a debate with Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.    The historically close race for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District seat could be approaching a tie.  Hart has cut Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ lead to 35 votes out of more than 394,400 cast, with all but three of the district’s 24 counties reporting the results of their recounts(Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP)

GOP candidate clings to 8-vote lead in US House race in Iowa

Nov. 25, 2020 8:28 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Republican candidate saw her vote lead dwindle to single digits Wednesday in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District as a dramatic recount moved toward a conclusion in a race that will help determine the size of Democrats' majority in the House of Representatives. Republican Mariannette...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, voters wait in line to vote at Wallingford's District 9 at Rock Hill School in Wallingford, Conn. On Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, state officials in Connecticut said that a record 1.86 million Connecticut residents voted in the Nov. 3 election, a turnout of nearly 80% of registered voters despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. (Aaron Flaum/Record-Journal via AP, File)

A record number of Connecticut voters turned out on Nov. 3

Nov. 25, 2020 7:48 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A record 1.86 million Connecticut residents voted in the Nov. 3 election, a turnout of nearly 80% of registered voters despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, state officials announced Wednesday. The election results that produced wins for Joe Biden in the presidential race...

Fulton County Ga. election chief Richard Barron listens to a question during a press conference while workers scan ballots behind him as the presidential recount gets under way Wednesday morning, Nov. 25, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.  County election workers across Georgia have begun an official machine recount of the roughly 5 million votes cast in the presidential race in the state. The recount was requested by President Donald Trump after certified results showed him losing the state to Democrat Joe Biden by 12,670 votes, or 0.25%. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Paper shredding drives false election claims in Georgia

Nov. 25, 2020 5:59 PM EST

Government and election officials frequently call on shredding companies to dispose of personal and sensitive documents that are no longer needed. But in a suburban county of Atlanta this week, those routine waste removal appointments were twisted into yet another election misinformation story when social media...