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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020, file photo, Rita Hart answers a question during a debate with Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Iowa officials on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, were expected to certify a Republican candidate as a six-vote winner for an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, in what is shaping up to be the closest congressional election in decades.Republican Miller-Meeks finished ahead of Democrat Hart in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District after a recount saw her 47-vote lead steadily dwindle to single digits but never be overcome. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)

Iowa Democrat to challenge 6-vote loss in appeal in US House

Dec. 2, 2020 1:31 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate in Iowa who trailed by six votes after a recount said Wednesday she will forgo further legal challenges in the state and instead appeal directly to the U.S. House for review. Rita Hart's campaign had until Wednesday afternoon to contest the...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney signals she successfully cast her ballot after voting at St. George's Church in New Hartford, N.Y. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, Chenango County informed a state judge it had discovered 55 early voting ballots that weren't canvassed by the local board of election, and therefore weren't included in the vote totals in the ultra-tight race between Tenney and U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi.  The most recent results — which don’t include those ballots — showed Tenney with a 12-vote lead over Brindisi. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth, File)

House race up in air as county finds 55 uncounted ballots

Dec. 1, 2020 7:21 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly a month after Election Day, a county in New York on Tuesday said it had discovered a small batch of uncounted ballots with the potential to sway the outcome of one of the nation's closest battles for a seat in Congress. Chenango County informed a state judge it had discovered 55...

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks at the Staten Island Republican Party headquarters in the New Dorp neighborhood of Staten Island, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in New York.

It's official: GOP’s Malliotakis ousts Democrat Rose in NYC

Dec. 1, 2020 6:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A final tally of absentee ballots has confirmed that Republican Nicole Malliotakis has defeated U.S. Rep. Max Rose, denying the Democrat a second term representing one of the few conservative-leaning parts of New York City. Malliotakis, a New York State Assembly member, opened a big lead...

Republican Nicole Malliotakis wins election to U.S. House in New York's 11th Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. Max Rose

Dec. 1, 2020 4:51 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Nicole Malliotakis wins election to U.S. House in New York's 11th Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. Max Rose.
U.S. Rep. Ted Budd waves to the crowd during a campaign event at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Khadejeh Nikouyeh/News & Record via AP)

North Carolina Rep. Ted Budd tests positive for COVID-19

Dec. 1, 2020 4:30 PM EST

ADVANCE, N.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina said on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will complete his recovery at home. Budd, who won his third term last month to represent the central 13th Congressional District, said in a video message on social media that...

Republican Mike Garcia wins reelection to U.S. House in California's 25th Congressional District

Dec. 1, 2020 3:49 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mike Garcia wins reelection to U.S. House in California's 25th Congressional District.
FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, Rep. Joseph Courtney, D-Conn., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Courtney said in a statement on Tuesday, Dec. 1 that a doctor has cleared him to end his quarantine, a week after he tested positive for the coronavirus. (Rod Lamkey/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Rep. Joe Courtney cleared to end COVID-19 quarantine

Dec. 1, 2020 2:38 PM EST

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney said Tuesday that a doctor has cleared him to end his quarantine, a week after he tested positive for the coronavirus. The Democrat, who represents eastern Connecticut, has been recovering at his Vernon home from what he called a mild case of COVID-19. He said he...

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Christy Smith For Congress campaign shows candidate Christy Smith. On Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, Smith conceded in a knife-edged loss to Republican Mike Garcia in the race for a California Congressional seat. (Christy Smith For Congress via AP, File)

Democrat concedes in US House race north of LA

Dec. 1, 2020 12:00 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrat Christy Smith conceded Monday in a knife-edged loss to Republican rival Mike Garcia, who retained his Congressional seat in the 25th District north of Los Angeles. “With final votes counted in this race, it’s clear we will not be able to close the 339-vote...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride mopeds in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Vietnamese health official said on Thursday the COVID-19 outbreak would peak in the coming ten days as the country reported another death and a score of new infections. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

The Latest: Vietnam has 1st local transmission in 89 days

Nov. 30, 2020 11:52 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days. State media said Tuesday that a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after visiting a flight...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020, file photo, Mariannette Miller-Meeks answers a question during a debate with Rita Hart in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Iowa officials on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, were expected to certify a Republican candidate as a six-vote winner for an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, in what is shaping up to be the closest congressional election in decades. Miller-Meeks finished ahead of Democrat Rita Hart in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District after a recount saw her 47-vote lead steadily dwindle to single digits but never be overcome. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)

Iowa board certifies 6-vote Republican win in US House race

Nov. 30, 2020 6:56 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials on Monday certified a Republican candidate as the winner by six votes of an open seat in the U.S. House, in what is shaping up to be the closest congressional election in decades. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks finished ahead of Democrat Rita Hart in Iowa’s...