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FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, center, speaks to Stacie Ritter, right, and her son, Jan, during a meeting with families who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act in Lancaster, Pa. Biden is hoping to capture Florida and other pivotal states by pushing Latino turnout rates higher than when Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

1 ad, 3 accents: How Democrats aim to win Latino votes

Jul. 6, 2020 6:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Spanish-language ads for Joe Biden used the same slogan to contrast him with President Donald Trump — “los cuentos no pagan las cuentas,” a play on words that roughly means “telling stories won't pay the bills.” But the narrator for the version that...

FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking during an event in Lancaster, Pa. Biden and his leading supporters are stepping up warnings to Democrats to avoid becoming complacent. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Democrats warn against overconfidence in fight against Trump

Jun. 27, 2020 12:37 AM EDT

President Donald Trump is entering the final four-month stretch before Election Day presiding over a country that faces a public health crisis, mass unemployment and a reckoning over racism. His Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, is raking in cash. And a series of national and battleground polls suggests growing...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event on police reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House steps up effort to downplay coronavirus concerns

Jun. 16, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has long been fond of crafting his own version of the facts. But when he said “if we stop testing right now we’d have very few cases” of coronavirus, he may have written a new line of attack for critics who question his commitment to following the...

President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable about America's seniors, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

'It's frustrating': Trump advertising blast has limits

Jun. 15, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign manager warned in late spring that his juggernaut political operation — the “Death Star,” he called it — was about to start “pressing FIRE” for the first time. What followed was a massive investment in television...

Perez: Democrats will 'descend' on Milwaukee for convention

Jun. 10, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats will “descend” on Milwaukee for the national convention in August despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Wednesday. But Perez stopped short of predicting how many Democrats would be allowed, or willing, to...

FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, a City of Milwaukee Election Commission worker processes absentee ballots for the state's primary election, in downtown Milwaukee, Wis. A conservative law firm asked the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Monday, June 8 to outlaw ballot harvesting in the state, the process by which outside groups, typically partisan, help to send or return large numbers of absentee ballots. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Judge denies GOP attempt to stop Wisconsin election lawsuit

Jun. 10, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge in Wisconsin on Wednesday declined a request by Republicans to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Democrats seeking changes in the law to make it easier to vote in the August state primary and November presidential elections. The Republican National Committee, the state...

Steven Posey checks his phone as he waits in line to vote, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at Central Park in Atlanta. Voters reported wait times of three hours. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Heat, rain, long lines: Georgia election plagued by problems

Jun. 9, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters endured heat, pouring rain and waits as long as five hours on Tuesday to cast ballots in Georgia, demonstrating a fierce desire to participate in the democratic process while raising questions about the emerging battleground state's ability to manage elections in November when the...

FILE - This panel of 2020 file photos show Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. The two will address an online event for the Maine Democratic Party on May 31 after the state convention in Bangor was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photos, File)

Sen. Bernie Sanders decries 'police murder,' demands justice

May. 31, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told Maine Democrats on Sunday that “police murder is an outrage” and said that creating a system that values the dignity of all people “starts with justice for George Floyd.” The former Democratic presidential candidate told a...

Indians wearing face masks as prevention against the coronavirus walk past a roadside bookshop in Bengaluru, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. For a seventh consecutive day India reported a record single-day jump in new virus cases. India has been easing its lockdown, with domestic flights resuming Monday at a fraction of normal. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: India surpasses 150,000 virus cases

May. 27, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India surpasses 150,000 coronavirus cases with another...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with visitors after placing a wreath at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Veterans Memorial Park with Jill Biden, Monday, May 25, 2020, in New Castle, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden to keynote Minnesota Democrats' online convention

May. 26, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker when Minnesota Democrats hold a virtual state convention under the theme “Minnesota Together” this weekend. The former vice president will address the delegates online Sunday, along with Sen. Amy...