Latest 2020 United States presidential election News

County calls police over 'election integrity' home visitors

Jul. 29, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — York County officials have received reports about people purporting to be from an “election integrity committee” going to homes and questioning the residents about their vote in the 2020 presidential election, the York Dispatch reported Friday. ...

Rand Paul's 2016 presidential campaign committee fined $21K

Jul. 29, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's 2016 presidential campaign committee has been fined $21,000 by the Federal Election Commission for improperly handling contributions, according to documents obtained by a newspaper. The penalty follows a 2016 complaint made...

Anti-Trump Republican enters Pennsylvania's race for Senate

Jul. 28, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A one-time chief of staff to the late former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and a longtime lobbyist and political consultant from Philadelphia will run for U.S. Senate as an anti-Trump Republican, and sees a crowded GOP primary as a key ally. Craig...

Maryland man sentenced for threats against Biden, Harris

Jul. 27, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in federal prison for making death threats against U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris when they were candidates during the 2020 campaign. The threats were contained in a...

Wisconsin GOP leader doesn't want another election probe

Jul. 27, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The highest ranking Republican in the Wisconsin Assembly said Tuesday that he didn't know what a forensic audit of the state's 2020 presidential election results would prove, saying two other ongoing investigations were sufficient while disagreeing publicly with a GOP...

AP-NORC poll: Many Republicans uneasy about party's future

Jul. 27, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Republicans want former President Donald Trump to have at least some influence over their party's direction even as many who side with the GOP say they are uneasy about its future. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...

Arizona Senate issues new subpoena for 2020 election audit

Jul. 27, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two top Republicans in the Arizona Senate issued two new subpoenas late Monday for materials from the 2020 election as they look to continue their unprecedented review of former President Donald Trump's loss in Maricopa County. The subpoenas issued by...

Trump endorses Paxton for 3rd term as Texas attorney general

Jul. 26, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton received former President Donald Trump’s endorsement Monday for election to a third term, in which Trump called the legally beleaguered incumbent “a true Texan who will keep Texas safe — and will never let you down.” ...

GOP officials decry order to yank vote machines over 'audit'

Jul. 23, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican elected officials from a small, rural Pennsylvania county urged state officials Friday to reconsider a decision to require new voting machines because a software firm was allowed to inspect the equipment after the election. Stuart...

Pennsylvania decertifies county's voting system after audit

Jul. 21, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top election official has decertified the voting machines of a sparsely populated county that disclosed that it had agreed to requests by local Republican lawmakers and allowed a software firm to inspect the machines as part of an "audit" after the 2020...