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Garrett Bess, vice president of government relations and communications for the conservative activist group Heritage Action For America, leaves information at a residence in a subdivision in Milton, Ga., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Bess and a colleague were going door-to-door to encourage people to vote for the conservative candidates in Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoff elections for U.S. Senate. The two Georgia races will decide which party controls the Senate, and that has infused voter turnout efforts by the parties and outside groups with new urgency. (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)

Senate control brings new urgency to Georgia turnout drive

Nov. 27, 2020 4:38 PM EST

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — In a black face mask and cap, activist Garrett Bess walked up driveway after driveway of million-dollar homes in suburban Atlanta on a recent afternoon, placing a flyer in each door, ringing the bell and stepping away to make a socially distanced pitch to vote for the conservative...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015, file photo, Rep. David Valadao, R-Calif., poses during a ceremonial re-enactment of his swearing-in ceremony in the Rayburn Room on Capitol Hill in Washington. Valadao has reclaimed the U.S. House seat he lost in the California farm belt two years ago. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Former House Republican flips central California seat

Nov. 27, 2020 3:05 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Republicans have picked up their 11th seat overall in the U.S. House and the third seat in California, as Republican David Valadao reclaimed the seat he lost in the farm belt two years ago. The former congressman defeated Democratic Rep. TJ Cox, who ousted Valadao in the 21st...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo people watch as the motorcade for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives for a campaign rally at Dallas High School in Dallas, Pa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden's win hides a dire warning for Democrats in rural U.S.

Nov. 27, 2020 7:37 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats once dominated Koochiching County in the blue-collar Iron Range of northern Minnesota. But in this month's presidential election, President Donald Trump won it with 60% of the vote. That's not because voters there are suddenly shifting to the right, said Tom Bakk, who...

FILE- In this July 15, 2020, file photo Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., puts on a face mask as she walks with Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., right, at UPS Hapeville Airport Hub in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

In Georgia, Republicans juggle Biden win and Trump loyalties

Nov. 26, 2020 12:05 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Twin Georgia Senate runoffs have Republicans in a quandary. They could admit President Donald Trump lost his re-election bid and turn all attention to salvaging a Senate majority to counter President-elect Joe Biden. Or they could march lockstep alongside Trump and his unfounded...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, a county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. Nevada's decision to send all active voters mail-in ballots ahead of the November election sprung the western swing state into the center of the nationwide debate over voting procedures in the months leading up to election. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Rationales shift as Nevada considers future of vote by-mail

Nov. 25, 2020 5:30 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's decision to send all active voters mail-in ballots ahead of the election put the swing state at the center of the nationwide debate over voting procedures. Nevada Republicans, the Trump campaign and candidates for lower office have challenged the move post-election in...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden puts on his face mask after introducing nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Congress is bracing for Biden to move beyond the Trump administration’s state-by-state approach to the COVID-19 crisis and build out a national strategy to fight the pandemic and distribute the eventual vaccine.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Congress braces for Biden's national coronavirus strategy

Nov. 25, 2020 10:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is bracing for President-elect Joe Biden to move beyond the Trump administration’s state-by-state approach to the COVID-19 crisis and build out a national strategy to fight the pandemic and distribute the eventual vaccine. The incoming administration’s approach...

FILE- In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, people pass the News Corporation headquarters building and Fox News studios in New York. The parents of slain Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich have reached a settlement of their lawsuit that alleged Fox News exploited their son's death in stories and commentary. Both sides confirmed the settlement on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Fox News, family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich settle suit

Nov. 24, 2020 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News has reached a settlement with slain Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich's parents, who alleged in a lawsuit that the cable news company exploited their son's death in stories and commentary. Both sides confirmed the settlement on Tuesday. Rich was shot and killed in...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a meeting at The Queen theater Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden certified as winner of Pennsylvania presidential vote

Nov. 24, 2020 11:55 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden was certified Tuesday as winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf first disclosed in a tweet that the Department of...

Pennsylvania governor: Democrat Joe Biden certified as winner of presidential election in state

Nov. 24, 2020 11:03 AM EST
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania governor: Democrat Joe Biden certified as winner of presidential election in state.
CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO JAIME, INSTEAD OF JAMIE - Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison thanks his supporters at an election watch party in Columbia, S.C., after losing the Senate race to incumbent Lindsey Graham, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jeff Blake/The State via AP)

After senate run, Harrison launching PAC to boost Democrats

Nov. 24, 2020 7:01 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the heels of his record-breaking but unsuccessful bid to oust U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina's Jaime Harrison on Tuesday launched a political action committee, utilizing his newly minted status as a fundraising powerhouse to try to provide a sustained boost to other...