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President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Washington. From left, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump says 'toughest' weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads

Apr. 4, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the country could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo wearing gloves, a King County Election worker collect ballots from a drop box in the Washington State primary, in Seattle. But the 2020 presidential election is creeping ever closer, and there are no signs yet of pandemic abating, nor any word on when Americans on orders to stay home can resume normal life, and so lawmakers are trying to figure how to allow for voting in a world where face-to-face contact causes anxiety at the least, and sickness and death at the most. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

Apr. 4, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Wisconsin struggles to hold its primary on Tuesday, President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot as the coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to extend into the fall, affecting the general...

A worker leaves the the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building Monday March 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. The city is now allowing drive up early voting for the state's April 7 election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin limps toward Tuesday election despite virus fears

Apr. 3, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's attempt to conduct an election in the midst of a coronavirus crisis lurched forward Friday, with a Democratic governor pushing for an all-mail election to replace in-person voting and Republican leaders refusing to budge. Just three days before Tuesday's spring primary...

This combination of Nov. 19, 2019 photos shows Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jill Karofsky, left, and Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, during a candidate's forum for a seat on the state Supreme Court. Wisconsin voters are about to choose the next state Supreme Court justice. Incumbent conservative Justice Kelly and liberal challenger Karofsky will square off in the April 7, 2020 spring election despite the coronavirus crisis. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Court hopefuls push through coronavirus to Election Day

Apr. 3, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin residents may be more worried about whether they'll be able to feed their families than voting as the coronavirus shutdown stretches on. But someone has to pick the state's next Supreme Court justice in Tuesday's spring election. The ballot features a matchup between...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019 file photo, Kentucky republican candidate for Secretary of State Mike Adams addresses the audience gathered at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday, April 3, 2020 vetoed a bill pushed by Republican lawmakers to require Kentucky residents to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote. Secretary of State Michael Adams urged lawmakers to override the veto.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Kentucky governor vetoes voter ID bill

Apr. 3, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday vetoed a bill pushed by Republican lawmakers to require Kentucky residents to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote. In his veto message, the governor said the measure would create an obstacle to voting, resulting in fewer people...

Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, greet one another before they participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington, Sunday, March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument

Apr. 3, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election-year politics as they focus on protecting their families from the spreading coronavirus. Joe Biden, the prospective Democratic nominee, is criticizing...

FILE - IN this Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, Communications adviser Mercedes Schlapp speaks during a television interview in the press briefing at the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is ramping up its courtship of Catholic voters ahead of a likely November matchup against a devout Catholic Democrat, former Vice President Joe Biden. The campaign previewed its message at a Thursday, April 2, 2020  launch of a “Catholics for Trump” coalition, touting the president’s religious freedom record and anti-abortion policies.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Trump campaign kicks off Catholic voter outreach project

Apr. 3, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is ramping up its courtship of Catholic voters ahead of a likely November matchup against a devout Catholic Democrat, former Vice President Joe Biden. The campaign previewed its message at a Thursday night launch of a “Catholics for...

FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo Jeff Sessions talks with the media after voting in Alabama's primary election in Mobile, Ala. President Donald Trump's campaign sent a letter demanding his former attorney general Sessions stop tying himself to Trump in campaign materials. The letter by The March 31 letter sent by Michael S. Glassner, chief operating officer of Donald J. Trump for President, accused Sessions of attempting to misleadingly promote connections to Trump. The Trump campaign reiterated their support for Tommy Tuberville in the GOP runoff. The Sessions camp said Thursday, April 2, 2020, that Alabama voters will decide the race. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Trump campaign calls Sessions 'delusional' in letter

Apr. 2, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign has sent a letter to Jeff Sessions, his former attorney general now running for a U.S. Senate seat, objecting to Sessions' portrayal of himself as a Trump supporter in a campaign mailer. The March 31 letter sent by Michael S. Glassner, chief...

From left Katherine Katsekes, and Diane Scott, both paid volunteers, help sort absentee ballots by ward to be opened on election day at Brookfield City Hall, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Many area communities are having a steady stream of residents voting early as concerns about the coronavirus raise questions about the upcoming April 7 election. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Judge won't delay Wisconsin election but extends voting

Apr. 2, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declined to postpone Wisconsin's presidential primary as the coronavirus spreads, but he ordered that people be given an extra six days beyond Tuesday's election for absentee voting. U.S. District Judge William Conley blasted state leaders' decision not to...

Maryland board recommends in-person voting on Election Day

Apr. 2, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s election board voted Thursday to recommend having in-person voting on Election Day in at least one location in each county for the state’s June 2 primary. The board's vote modified a recommendation the panel made last week to hold an all mail-in primary in...