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Vice President Mike Pence waves after speaking at a campaign rally, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Vice president tries to woo voters in liberal Arizona cities

Oct. 30, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence touched on the economy, tax cuts, abortion, religion and military service Friday in a wide-ranging appeal to voters in two Arizona counties that President Donald Trump lost in 2016. Pence's visits to the liberal cities of Flagstaff and Tucson came as both...

A member of the National Guard stands guard in front of the Philadelphia Municipal Services Building in Philadelphia, Pa., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Lawyer: Mom, child trapped in crowd when police smashed car

Oct. 30, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials plan to release the police body camera footage Wednesday of the encounter that led officers to fatally shoot Walter Wallace Jr., the latest in a line of police killings of Black people to roil the U.S. this year. The announcement came as National Guard soldiers...

Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell speaks to reporters about a proposed $18 million in budget cuts to his bureau Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. The City Council is considering the cuts on top of nearly $16 million already cut in June, but delayed a vote until after the election. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Portland, Oregon, delays vote to cut $18M more from police

Oct. 29, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City councilors in Oregon's largest city have delayed a vote on an additional $18 million in cuts to the Portland police budget until after next week's presidential election amid a heated mayoral race and mounting tension over the police handling of near-nightly protests. Mayor Ted...

Portland, Oregon law enforcement prepare for election unrest

Oct. 29, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Portland, Oregon said Thursday they are prepared for potential unrest on Election Day and beyond in Oregon's largest city and also around the state. Portland has been the site of near-nightly protests against racial injustice and police brutality that have...

David Casey, with the Tulsa County Election Board, sets up makeshift voting booths at ONEOK Field, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Early voting begins across Oklahoma amid record turnout

Oct. 29, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Early in-person voting began Thursday across Oklahoma for an election that has already seen record turnout throughout the U.S. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at most of the 77 county election board offices on Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. In Tulsa,...

Black Lives Matter flags are displayed  outside the Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 in Carrboro, N.C. The North Carolina State Board of Elections ordered the town of Carrboro to remove Black Lives Matter signs from its voting site after receiving complaints, but the town says the signs will stay put. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)

Town says Black Lives Matter signs to remain at polling site

Oct. 29, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina elections officials ordered a town to remove Black Lives Matter signs from its voting site at town hall, but town officials said the signs are staying put. In a letter dated Wednesday to Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle and town council members, elections board...

Official: US Supreme Court opinion wrong on Vermont voting

Oct. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

The Vermont Secretary of State said Thursday that he’s glad U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh corrected an opinion that mischaracterized Vermont’s voting system. But the corrected opinion still mischaracterizes the changes made to the state’s voting system during the pandemic, he...

FILE - In this June 9, 2020 file photo election workers process mail-in ballots during a nearly all-mail primary election in Las Vegas. The Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans want a state judge to stop the counting of Las Vegas-area mail-in ballots, alleging that

Nevada judge to decide GOP bid to stop Vegas ballot counting

Oct. 28, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada state judge said Wednesday he’ll decide “soon” whether county election officials can continue to process mail-in ballots and use a computer to verify voter signatures in the Las Vegas area. With nearly 270,000 mailed ballots already received in the...

Wyoming sewer project debt amendment heads to voters

Oct. 28, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A proposed state constitutional amendment that would allow cities and towns to take on more debt for sewer projects will be on the ballot in Wyoming on Tuesday. Currently the state constitution limits municipal debt to 4% of the value of taxable property within the municipality. Water...

Group seeks 25K signatures for Tucson mayor recall effort

Oct. 28, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A group of Tucson residents have begun an effort to recall Mayor Regina Romero and are seeking 24,700 valid signatures before the end of February in their effort to force the recall vote next year. Tucson city officials told recall organizers Tuesday that if they collect enough...