Latest United States general election News

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers holds a news conference in Madison, Wis.  The Wisconsin Democratic Party said Tuesday, July 14,  that it raised more money between April and June than in any other three-month period in state party history, bolstering its bank account in this hotly contested presidential battleground state.(Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Wisconsin Democrats raised record-high $10M over 3 months

Jul. 14, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Democratic Party said Tuesday that it raised more money between April and June than in any other three-month period in state party history, bolstering its bank account in this hotly contested presidential battleground state. Democrats raised $10 million over the second...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, shake hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, after a media availability at the State Department in Washington. Pompeo spoke on July 13, 2020, to Lavrov about convening the leaders of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the State Department said. The department said Pompeo spoke to Lavrov about the possibility of a commemorative event “in the near future” that would involve President Donald Trump and the leaders of Britain, China, France and Russia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

US eyes world power summit for UN anniversary amid crises

Jul. 13, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke Monday to his Russian counterpart about convening the leaders of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the State Department said. The department said Pompeo spoke to Russian Foreign...

Vermont receives 10 times the mail-in ballot requests as '16

Jul. 13, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

Voters across Vermont have requested more than 10 times as many mail-in ballots as were requested at the same point in 2016, the last presidential election year, the state's top election official said Monday. Speaking ahead of the Aug. 11 primary election, Secretary of State Jim Condos' office said that as of...

A person holds up a sign advocating for defunding the police as people gather to mark Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 2020, in St. Louis. Juneteenth is the holiday celebrating the day in 1865 that enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas, learned they had been freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Up next for police defunding advocates: Win local elections

Jul. 13, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid Americans’ national reckoning on racism, a coalition of progressive groups is forming a political action committee to back local candidates who want to redirect money away from traditional police departments into other social services. An outgrowth of the “Defund the...

Jackson County voters to decide whether to remove statutes

Jul. 13, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Voters will decide in November whether to remove the statutes of President Andrew Jackson from the downtown Kansas City courthouse and the Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence. The seven white members of the Jackson County legislature voted Monday to put the local question on...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, Lydia Harris, a temporary worker at the Sacramento Registrar of Voters, looks over a mail-in ballot before it is sent to be counted in Sacramento, Calif. Over 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected by election officials in California's March 2020 presidential primary, highlighting a glaring gap in the effort to ensure every vote is counted as a national dispute rages over the integrity of vote-by-mail elections. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California rejected 100K mail-in ballots because of mistakes

Jul. 13, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected by California election officials during the March presidential primary, according to data obtained by The Associated Press that highlights a glaring gap in the state's effort to ensure every vote is counted. With the coronavirus pandemic...

FILE - In this April 27, 2020, file photo, a worker passes public school buses parked at a depot in Manchester, N.H. As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team's false comfort on schools, virus

Jul. 13, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's aides are misrepresenting the record on kids and the coronavirus as they push for schools to reopen. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday inaccurately characterized what the chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said on the...

Editorial Roundup:

Jul. 13, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. July 9, 2020. In face of coronavirus pandemic, Iowa should position itself for a largely remote general election in November Gov. Kim Reynolds has still not signed an executive order restoring voting rights to felons. She did, however, find a pen to sign a bill that could reduce voter...

Illinois Editorial Roundup

Jul. 13, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

Here are excerpts of editorial opinions from newspapers throughout Illinois. July 12, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times How Trump’s deadly reelection strategy comes back to bite every 3 to 14 days Mark Urquiza, 65, died of COVID-19 two weeks ago, having made the mistake of listening to President Donald Trump and...

FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo a woman wearing gloves drops off a mail-in ballot at a drop box in Hackensack, N.J. The November election is coming with a big price tag as America faces the coronavirus pandemic. The demand for mail-in ballots is surging, election workers are in need of training and polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Ready or not: Election costs soar in prep for virus voting

Jul. 13, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The demand for mail-in ballots is surging. Election workers need training. And polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields during the COVID-19 pandemic. As officials prepare for the Nov. 3 election, one certainty is clear: It's coming with a big price tag....