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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden transition OK'd to start as Trump runs out of options

Nov. 24, 2020 8:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. Trump relented after suffering yet...

Election workers recount ballots at the presidential election recount at the Wisconsin Center Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Milwaukee. Election officials in Wisconsin’s largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of the presidential results, in some instances by objecting to every ballot tabulators pulled to count. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Republicans sue to stop Wisconsin vote certification

Nov. 24, 2020 6:46 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to block certification of the presidential election results even as a recount over President-elect Joe Biden's win over President Donald Trump is ongoing. The lawsuit echoes many of the same arguments Trump is...

Voter turnout in Washington hit 84.1%, just shy of record

Nov. 24, 2020 6:01 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — There were a record number of voters participating in this month’s election, but the overall turnout percentage fell just shy of the record 84.6% set in 2008. While 84.8% of the state’s nearly 4.9 million voters returned a ballot for the Nov. 3 general election, the...

Fox News viewership slips post-election, prodded by Trump

Nov. 24, 2020 5:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a bizarre video retweeted Tuesday by President Donald Trump, a sinister-looking Randy Quaid is seen in a closeup with flashing lights illuminating his bearded face as he intones, “Fox News daytime ratings have completely collapsed.” Did the actor, who posted his...

Court: North Dakota governor can't fill dead candidate seat

Nov. 24, 2020 3:27 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum does not have the authority to appoint someone to a state House seat won by a Republican candidate who died before the election, the North Dakota Supreme Court concluded Tuesday. The court, in a unanimous ruling, decided that Burgum “has not...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, people wait in line to vote at a polling place on Election Day in Las Vegas. The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden's win in the state official on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, approving the final canvass of the Nov. 3 election.   (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Biden win over Trump in Nevada made official by court

Nov. 24, 2020 2:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden’s win in the state official on Tuesday, approving the state's final canvass of the Nov. 3 election. The unanimous action by the seven nonpartisan justices sends to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes...

FILE - A voter waits to cast a ballot at the Graham Civic Center polling location in Graham, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.  The North Carolina State Board of Elections certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday, Nov. 24, awarding the state's 15 electoral votes to President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

North Carolina certifies November general election results

Nov. 24, 2020 1:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Board of Elections certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday, awarding the state's 15 electoral votes to President Donald Trump. The certification does not formalize the results in the statewide race for state Supreme Court chief justice...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a meeting at The Queen theater Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden certified as winner of Pennsylvania presidential vote

Nov. 24, 2020 11:55 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden was certified Tuesday as winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf first disclosed in a tweet that the Department of...

CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO JAIME, INSTEAD OF JAMIE - Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison thanks his supporters at an election watch party in Columbia, S.C., after losing the Senate race to incumbent Lindsey Graham, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jeff Blake/The State via AP)

After senate run, Harrison launching PAC to boost Democrats

Nov. 24, 2020 7:01 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the heels of his record-breaking but unsuccessful bid to oust U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina's Jaime Harrison on Tuesday launched a political action committee, utilizing his newly minted status as a fundraising powerhouse to try to provide a sustained boost to other...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden smiles as he speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. President-elect Biden turns 78 on Friday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Election 2020 Today: Transition go-ahead, Biden picks team

Nov. 24, 2020 5:34 AM EST

Here’s what’s happening Tuesday in Election 2020. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: GSA APPROVAL: The federal General Services Administration has recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election. That formally starts the transition of power after...