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Emails show Trump pressured Justice Dept. over 2020 election

Jun. 15, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the last weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of widespread 2020 election fraud that even his former attorney general declared without evidence, newly released emails show. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Yes, Trump lost election despite what he says

May. 06, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to shame Republicans who are disloyal to him, former President Donald Trump distorted the Constitution’s meaning in asserting widespread voter fraud and insisting that state legislatures could overturn Joe Biden’s presidential win. He’s...

EXPLAINER: No evidence '3/5 compromise' aimed to end slavery

May. 06, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a claim that has surfaced and been debunked before, but Republican lawmakers in recent days have given it new voice: the notion that the clause in the Constitution counting slaves as three-fifths of a person actually was a step toward ending slavery. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 30, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. April 26, 2021. Editorial: Count matters The count is in, and it counted. The nation’s population declined to its slowest rate of growth since the Great Depression. Our...

In new Electoral College map, shifting battleground dynamics

Apr. 28, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The 2020 census is shifting states' clout in presidential politics. And while the changes won't upend the parties' basic strategies for securing the votes needed to win the White House, they do hint at new paths emerging. The 2020 census population...

Winners and losers from first release of 2020 census data

Apr. 27, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

More than a year since the 2020 census began in a remote Alaska village, the first numbers to emerge from the nation's once-a-decade head count were released on Monday, showing how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state is getting based on its population. ...

Texas gains 4M residents, 2 congressional seats in Census

Apr. 26, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' torrid growth over the past decade is paying off with a major boost in political clout — two additional congressional seats and electoral votes deepening its already massive influence in the nation's politics. New U.S. Census Bureau figures...

Arkansas population grows by more than 87,000 over decade

Apr. 26, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau released Monday shows that Arkansas' population has grown by more than 87,000 people over the past decade. The data shows that Arkansas' population, including U.S. military and civilian employees and...

Winners and losers from first release of 2020 census data

Apr. 26, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

More than a year since the 2020 census began in a remote Alaska village, the first numbers to emerge from the nation's once-a-decade head count were released on Monday, showing how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state is getting based on its population. ...

Florida population boom boosts its national political clout

Apr. 26, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's surging population growth is expanding the state's reach over the nation's political landscape, giving it one more congressional seat and greater influence on the path to the presidency. U.S. Census Bureau figures released Monday show...