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GOP House candidate's lead shrinks as Iowa recount continues

Nov. 23, 2020 5:31 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A slim lead held by a Republican candidate for an open congressional seat in Iowa has gotten even smaller as counties recount their votes. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks led Democrat Rita Hart by 47 votes in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District in unofficial results before recounts...

President Donald Trump listens during an event in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, on prescription drug prices. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump tries to leverage power of office to subvert Biden win

Nov. 20, 2020 10:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but his pleas to Michigan lawmakers to overturn the will of their constituents appeared to have left them unswayed. Trump...

Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump, allies make frantic steps to overturn Biden victory

Nov. 20, 2020 12:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies are taking increasingly frantic steps to subvert the results of the 2020 election, including summoning state legislators to the White House as part of a longshot bid to overturn Joe Biden’s victory. Among other last-ditch tactics: personally...

State seeks to bar Eyman from controlling political money

Nov. 16, 2020 8:42 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state is seeking to bar initiative promoter Tim Eyman from having any future financial control of political committees as a judge hears arguments that he solicited kickbacks, laundered donations and flouted campaign finance law in a long-running scheme to enrich himself....

Alaska election official displayed Trump gear, broke no laws

Nov. 13, 2020 8:31 AM EST

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska community election official hung flags and displayed other items supporting the president near a polling station on election day, but authorities said no laws were broken. Bethel Elections Chairperson Job Hale hung flags and posters supporting President Donald Trump's...

Appeals court upholds $18M campaign finance fine

Nov. 11, 2020 4:31 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the largest penalty for campaign finance violations ever assessed in Washington state. In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, the court affirmed the $18 million fine imposed on the Grocery Manufacturers Association for violating Washington campaign-finance laws during a...

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks after Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the reopening of more Texas businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic at a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Monday, May 18, 2020. Abbott said that childcare facilities, youth camps, some professional sports, and bars may now begin to fully or partially reopen their facilities as outlined by regulations listed on the Open Texas website. (Lynda M. Gonzalez/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Texas' Patrick offers reward as Trump makes unfounded claims

Nov. 10, 2020 7:19 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick on Tuesday offered up to $1 million in defense of President Donald Trump's unsupported claims of irregularities in the U.S. presidential election, saying he would pay out rewards for information that leads to voter fraud arrests and convictions. The...

In this image from video, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the third night of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.(Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP)

Noem's pitch to aid Trump seems to benefit own campaign fund

Nov. 9, 2020 6:51 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has enthusiastically taken up President Donald Trump's efforts to contest the results of the presidential election, asking for online donations to “help us bring it home for the president,” but it appears the donations are set to flow...

President-elect Joe Biden, center, with his wife Jill Biden and members of this family on stage, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

2020 Latest: Trump, GOP sue in Arizona over ballot handling

Nov. 7, 2020 10:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:40 p.m, The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit Saturday in Arizona that seeks the manual inspection of potentially thousands of in-person Election Day ballots in metro Phoenix that they allege were...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., stands at left. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

2020 Latest: Biden says 'no one' will take US democracy away

Nov. 5, 2020 7:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Democrat Joe Biden says, “No one is going to take our democracy away from us.” His comment came after President Donald Trump's unfounded claims that Democrats were trying to “steal" the presidential...