Latest 2020 United States presidential election News

What election? California Democrats worry over recall apathy

Aug. 02, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a simple way to beat back the recall election that could force him out of his job: Get Democrats to vote. But it may not be as easy as it sounds. Democratic registration almost doubles that of Republicans in...

Will Trump be spoiler as California GOP seeks Newsom recall?

Aug. 01, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California could witness a stunning turnabout in a nation of deeply polarized politics if the liberal state dumps Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and elects a Republican to fill his job in a September recall election. With the country’s political...

'Vote them out': Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally

Jul. 31, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks...

Justice Department says Russians hacked federal prosecutors

Jul. 31, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent federal prosecutors’ offices around the country last year, the Justice Department said. The department said 80% of...

Justice Department says Russians hacked federal prosecutors

Jul. 30, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent federal prosecutors’ offices around the country last year, the Justice Department said Friday. The department said...

Georgia GOP starts push for takeover of local election board

Jul. 30, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia have started a process that could lead to a takeover of elections in the state’s most populous county. Many in the GOP continue to claim wrongdoing in reliably Democratic Fulton County had stolen the 2020 election from...

Trump urged Justice officials to declare election 'corrupt'

Jul. 30, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the results of the 2020 election “corrupt” in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation. “Just say the...

US bids 'do svidaniya' to Russian staff at Moscow embassy

Jul. 30, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The United States said Friday it has laid off nearly 200 local staffers working for its diplomatic missions in Russia ahead of an Aug. 1 deadline set by the Kremlin for their dismissal. The move is just the latest in a series of measures taken by both sides that have strained...

Texas congressman sworn in after beating Trump-backed rival

Jul. 30, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republican Jake Ellzey was sworn in to the House on Friday, days after winning a special election in which he defeated his predecessor's widow, who was backed by former President Donald Trump. Trump continues to hold tremendous sway over the GOP...

Experts raise alarms over fundraising for GOP ballot reviews

Jul. 30, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first donation came in early May, for $50, and with a message: “GOD BLESS THE USA!!” In just over a month, the crowdfunding page dedicated to bringing an Arizona-style review of the 2020 presidential election to Pennsylvania had collected...