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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, a county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

EXPLAINER: Election claims, and why it's clear Biden won

Jan. 20, 2021 1:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Trump continues to argue the election was stolen. There is no evidence of the widespread fraud that Trump and...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, a county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

EXPLAINER: Election claims, and why it's clear Biden won

Jan. 19, 2021 7:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Trump continues to argue the election was stolen. There is no evidence of the widespread fraud that Trump and...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp deliveries his State of the State address as Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, left, and House Speaker David Ralston look on in the House Chambers Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Governor says Georgia 'battered, is not broken' by pandemic

Jan. 14, 2021 3:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp made a lengthy defense of his record fighting the COVID-19 pandemic while highlighting a strong economy and promising $1,000 bonuses for teachers and more money for education Thursday in his State of State address. Kemp's speech, made at the halfway mark of his four...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Transcript of Trump's speech at rally before US Capitol riot

Jan. 13, 2021 9:11 PM EST

President Donald Trump spoke at a rally near the White House on Jan. 6 before a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Trump was impeached Wednesday by the U.S. House on a single charge of “incitement of...

Lawmakers considering whether to extend COVID voting rules

Jan. 13, 2021 6:47 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With a handful of special elections coming up, Connecticut lawmakers will likely soon decide whether to again give all eligible voters the option of voting absentee to avoid the polls during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The General Assembly's Government Administration and...

Trump asks to drop voting allegations in New Mexico, for now

Jan. 12, 2021 12:22 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump's election campaign abruptly asked a court Monday to drop a lawsuit that challenged New Mexico's use of drop boxes for absentee ballots in the 2020 general election as well as vote-counting equipment sold by Dominion Voting Systems. The request filed Monday with...

St. Charles County tossed over 1,000 ballots in November

Jan. 11, 2021 2:08 PM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — St. Charles County's top election official says more than 1,000 absentee and mail-in ballots in November were rejected because of mistakes by voters. St. Louis Public Radio reported Monday that Missouri's third-largest county, with roughly 400,000 residents, rejected 1,031 absentee...

Workers at the Gwinnett County Georgia elections headquarters process absentee ballots for Georgia's Senate runoff election in Lawrenceville, Ga. on Wednesday,  Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Trump pressured Georgia to 'find the fraud' in earlier call

Jan. 9, 2021 8:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — While election officials in Georgia were verifying signatures on absentee ballot envelopes in one metro-Atlanta county, President Donald Trump pressed a lead investigator to “find the fraud” and said it would make the investigator a national hero. The December call, described...

Workers at the Gwinnett County Georgia elections headquarters process absentee ballots for Georgia's Senate runoff election in Lawrenceville, Ga. on Wednesday,  Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Georgia legislature braces for a battle over voting laws

Jan. 8, 2021 8:56 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After record-breaking turnout that helped propel Democrats to victory in Georgia's presidential contest and two U.S. Senate runoffs, Republicans in the state legislature are proposing limits and additional requirements on voting. The plans largely seek to limit absentee voting by mail, which...

Republican Party of New Mexico chairman Steve Pearce, left, stands alongside GOP candidates for the state House and Senate on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at a press conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Republicans introduced Wednesday a diverse slate of candidates they hope will flip the Democratic-controlled New Mexico House amid rural angry over a new red-flag gun law and uncertainty over oil prices. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

State GOP says election tarnished democracy, faces criticism

Jan. 7, 2021 8:03 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Republican Party Chairman Steve Pearce said Thursday that democracy has been tarnished by unanswered questions about the 2020 vote count. But he stopped just short of repeating President Donald Trump's baseless claims of election fraud. Pearce said in a statement that the...