Latest 2020 United States presidential election News

The Latest: Wisconsin election preparation continues

Apr. 6, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The latest on the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Wisconsin moved ahead with plans to hold in-person voting for its presidential primary and spring election in the face of the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, even as the U.S. Supreme Court was weighing...

President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

2020 Watch: Can Trump avoid blame amid deaths, weak economy?

Apr. 6, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Wisconsin primary: 1 Days to general election: 211 ___ THE NARRATIVE President Donald Trump has entered the most critical stretch of his presidency. Each move he makes to...

FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is governing through the most dangerous crisis forced upon any U.S. leader since World War II. And just seven months before Election Day, he is entering a critical stretch that will determine his reelection, his legacy, and the character of the nation. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Trump sees limits of presidency in avoiding blame for virus

Apr. 6, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is confronting the most dangerous crisis a U.S. leader has faced this century as the coronavirus spreads and a once-vibrant economy falters. As the turmoil deepens, the choices he makes in the critical weeks ahead will shape his reelection prospects, his legacy and...

In this image from video provided by the Biden for President campaign, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual press briefing Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Biden for President via AP)

Biden raises idea of Democrats holding an online convention

Apr. 5, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Sunday that the Democratic National Convention, already delayed until August because of the coronavirus, may need to take place online as the pandemic continues to reshape the race for the White House. The party "may have to do a virtual convention,” the former vice...

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. 5, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning 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...

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 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...