Latest 2020 United States presidential election News

Florida gov signs GOP voting law critics call 'un-American'

May. 06, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a major rewrite of Florida's elections law on Thursday, tightening rules around drop boxes and mail-in voting in the presidential battleground. Critics say the changes will make it harder for voters, particularly the elderly and people of...

US Justice Department worried about Arizona Senate recount

May. 05, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice expressed concern Wednesday about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate's unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County. ...

Voting rights advocates fight to dismiss their own lawsuit

May. 05, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Having gotten what they wanted last fall — expanded early voting and mail balloting in the last presidential election — voting rights advocates in Louisiana are trying to dismiss the lawsuit they filed seeking safe voting opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic....

Candidates clash in New Mexico congressional election debate

May. 04, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Major-party candidates for an open congressional seat in New Mexico clashed over solutions to violent crime, police accountability, the southern border wall and the pandemic's economic challenges as early absentee voting ballot began. Four...

Whose 'Big Lie'? Trump's proclamation a new GOP litmus test

May. 04, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and his supporters are intensifying efforts to shame — and potentially remove — members of their party who are seen as disloyal to the former president and his false claims that last year's election was stolen from him. On Capitol...

Whose 'Big Lie'? Trump's proclamation a new GOP litmus test

May. 03, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and his supporters are intensifying efforts to shame — and potentially remove — members of their party who are seen as disloyal to the former president and his false claims that last year's election was stolen from him. On Capitol...

GOP candidates for governor make video pitches to delegates

May. 02, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Republican candidates for governor touted plans to reopen schools and lift pandemic restrictions as they made videotaped pitches to the tens of thousands of party delegates who will choose a nominee at a May 8 convention. Pandemic...

Celebrity politicians test voter interest in post-Trump era

May. 02, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger to Al Franken and Donald Trump, there’s a rich history of celebrities trying out new careers in politics. The list could soon grow. In California, former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner is...

California Democrats sharpen messaging against Newsom recall

May. 01, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats sharpened their anti-recall messaging Saturday during the state party's annual convention, arguing removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office early would roll back immigrant rights and criminal justice reforms, stall progress on the housing crisis...

Florida casts itself as elections model, but clashes remain

May. 01, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a state famed for election night fiascoes, Florida's handling of the November presidential vote was hailed as a sign it finally got things right. Even so, Florida Republicans have drafted new rules on voting by mail, drop boxes and ballot handling that are...