Latest 2020 United States presidential election News

Exodus of election officials raises concerns of partisanship

Jun. 13, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

There is no shortage of job openings for local election officials in Michigan. It's the same in Pennsylvania. Wisconsin, too. After facing threats and intimidation during the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath, and now the potential of new punishments in...

'The Night Watchman,' Malcolm X biography win arts Pulitzers

Jun. 11, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich's novel “The Night Watchman” to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the late Les Payne to Katori Hall's play “The Hot Wing King.” The...

Lawmakers rewrite rules for Louisiana's voting system search

Jun. 11, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the final minutes of their legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers agreed to change the way the state shops for voting systems, to include more public vetting and require an auditable paper trail, after two recent efforts to replace the state’s voting machines...

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich enters US Senate race

Jun. 10, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Thursday he's running for U.S. Senate, becoming the third major candidate seeking the Republican nomination to take on Democrat Mark Kelly. Brnovich, who is in his second term as the state's top...

Belgrade man pleads not guilty to charges in Capitol breach

Jun. 10, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has pleaded not guilty to four charges filed after the FBI said he was involved in the Jan. 6 breach on the U.S. Capitol building while Congress was certifying Joe Biden as the winner of the November 2020 presidential election. Andrew...

Huma Abedin, longtime Hillary Clinton aide, has book deal

Jun. 10, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Huma Abedin, the close aide to Hillary Clinton and estranged wife of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, has a memoir coming out this fall. Abedin's “Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds” will be released Nov. 2, Scribner told The...

AP Exclusive: State bar investigating Texas attorney general

Jun. 09, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Texas bar association is investigating whether state Attorney General Ken Paxton's failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud amounted to professional misconduct. The State Bar of Texas initially declined...

Wisconsin Senate passes bills making it harder to vote

Jun. 09, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate approved Republican-backed bills Wednesday that would create new hurdles for the elderly and disabled to cast absentee ballots, limit the number and location of ballot drop boxes and impose new penalties for violating election law. ...

Bill moving up absentee deadline in NC clears Senate panel

Jun. 09, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Mail-in absentee ballots in North Carolina would have to be received by the day of the election, under a Republican-backed bill that cleared a divided Senate committee on Wednesday. Current law says ballot envelopes must be postmarked by the...

Iran candidate says he’s willing to potentially meet Biden

Jun. 09, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A prominent Iranian presidential candidate said Wednesday he'd be willing to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden if he wins his country's election next week, though “America needs to send better and stronger signals” to the Islamic Republic. ...