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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-N.Y.), right, poses for a photograph with members of the Salas family at a

New Yorkers line up for hours in 2nd day of early voting

Oct. 25, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Voters across New York waited in long lines for hours to cast their ballots in the second day of early voting in the presidential election on Sunday. “I heard that there was a tremendous number of people voting, which is very exciting,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday...

Wisconsin GOP's voting restrictions impact Black residents

Oct. 24, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Melody McCurtis and Danell Cross start their day early on a recent sunny Sunday going door to door in their neighborhood northwest of downtown Milwaukee. Leaders of the nonprofit Metcalfe Park Community Bridges, the mother and daughter make their way slowly along the route wearing...

FILE - In this June 9, 2020 file photo election workers process mail-in ballots during a nearly all-mail primary election in Las Vegas. The Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans want a state judge to stop the counting of Las Vegas-area mail-in ballots, alleging that

Trump campaign sues in Nevada to stop Vegas-area vote count

Oct. 23, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans asked a state judge on Friday to stop the count of Las Vegas-area mail-in ballots, alleging that “meaningful observation” of signature-checking is impossible in the state’s biggest and most Democratic-leaning county. A lawsuit...

Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke fills out his ballot at the opening of a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia.  Pennsylvania is one of this year's most hotly contested battleground states and also is facing a flurry of lawsuits, complaints and partisan finger-pointing over its election procedures and systems. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Trump campaign loses again in suit over Philly voter offices

Oct. 23, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court delivered another defeat Friday to efforts by President Donald Trump’s campaign to let its campaign representatives monitor people registering to vote or filling out mail-in ballots in election offices in the battleground state. A three-judge...

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, wave after casting their ballots during early voting in Indianapolis, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Vice President Pence casts absentee ballot in Indianapolis

Oct. 23, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has voted in the general election in Indianapolis. Pence and his wife, Karen, cast absentee ballots about 8:15 a.m. Friday, shortly after the polls opened in the Indianapolis City-County Building. They voted in a drop-off ballot box outside the county...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020 file photo, a worker processes mail-in ballots at the Bucks County Board of Elections office prior to the primary election in Doylestown, Pa. The Supreme Court’s action in a Pennsylvania voting case has heightened fears among Democrats about Amy Coney Barrett joining the high court in time to decide a post-election dispute and with it, the winner of the White House.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Trump campaign tapes voters at drop boxes, threatens lawsuit

Oct. 22, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Trump campaign has been videotaping people as they deposit ballots in drop boxes in Philadelphia in what it says is an attempt to catch violations, surveillance that the battleground state’s Democratic attorney general suggested could amount to illegal intimidation. The...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Okla., speaks during a news conference in front of a post office in Oklahoma City. Horn pulled off one of the biggest political upsets in 2018 when she ousted a two-term Republican incumbent. But Horn won't have the element of surprise in this year's contest against Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

In deep-red Oklahoma, GOP fights to regain lost seat

Oct. 22, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, a lawyer from Oklahoma City, accomplished the most stunning political upset in the nation two years ago when she ousted a two-term GOP incumbent and captured a seat that had been held by Republicans for four decades. But in this year's election cycle,...

Vermont secretary of state continues to urge early voting

Oct. 22, 2020 4:00 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos is urging people to cast their ballots early, ahead of the Nov. 3 general election. In a statement Wednesday, Condos said voters should make their early voting plan and return their voted ballot using the safe, secure early voting option of their...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Oct. 21, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Oct. 19 The State Journal on racial diversity at workplaces in Frankfort, Kentucky and Kentucky's Franklin County: As a whole the United States may be a racially diverse country, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there is evidence of “the melting...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Oct. 21, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Oct. 19 The Greensboro News & Record on a decision to delay in-person classes for some public school students in North Carolina's Guilford County: After initially tapping the brake on school reopenings in Guilford County, Superintendent Sharon Contreras...