Latest 2016 United States presidential election News

Biden stumps for McAuliffe in early test of political clout

Jul. 23, 2021 22:05 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden led the kind of campaign rally on Friday that was impossible last year because of the pandemic, speaking before nearly 3,000 people in support of a fellow moderate Democrat whose race for Virginia governor could serve as a test of Biden's own...

McCrory pushes for 3 GOP primary debates in Senate race

Jul. 22, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said on Thursday that he wants to participate in three televised debates ahead of the 2022 primaries, including one in late fall and two early next year. He is competing against U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former...

Iowa Democrat Finkenauer seeking GOP Sen. Grassley's seat

Jul. 22, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Abby Finkenauer, a former congresswoman, is running for Republican Chuck Grassley's U.S. Senate seat, hoping her blue-collar credentials will propel her forward in a state that has grown more conservative over the years. The 32-year-old...

Biden's 3rd trip to reddish Ohio pushes his economic agenda

Jul. 21, 2021 07:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden just can't quit Ohio — even if it rejected him in last year's election. The Democrat travels to Cincinnati on Wednesday to push his economic policies. It's the third visit of his presidency to Ohio, the only state he lost that he...

Trump: Liz Cheney opponents to meet with him pre-endorsement

Jul. 20, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Donald Trump will meet with Republicans running against Rep. Liz Cheney next week, and endorse one in the next few months, the former president said in a statement Tuesday. Trump will meet with them in Bedminster, New Jersey, home of the Trump...

Texas Democrats see walkout as the way out of party slump

Jul. 19, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jasmine Crockett, a Black civil rights lawyer and one of the youngest lawmakers in Texas, was just a few months into her first term in the Legislature when Republicans were on the cusp of passing new limits on when and how Texans could vote. Like...

Pennsylvania election audit gets GOP campaign trail embrace

Jul. 18, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's false claims of a stolen election have been debunked by the courts, his own Justice Department and scores of recounts. But in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, where Trump lost by 80,000 votes eight months...

FACT FOCUS: A false narrative of 74K extra votes in Arizona

Jul. 16, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

Cyber Ninjas, the cybersecurity consulting firm hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to oversee a partisan review of the 2020 election, on Thursday pushed a false narrative that Maricopa County received thousands of mail-in ballots that had no record of being sent out to voters. ...

Arizona election auditors seek more records, voter canvass

Jul. 15, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Contractors hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to oversee a partisan review of the 2020 election said Thursday that they don’t have enough information to complete their report, and urged legislators to subpoena more records and survey voters at home. ...

Trump slams Georgia lawmaker for not fighting voting results

Jul. 15, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is declaring his opposition to a high-ranking Georgia Republican's bid for lieutenant governor, another sign of how state-level politics is being reordered by Trump's insistence that all Republicans repudiate his 2020 election loss. ...