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Election 2020

McConnell, Schumer to lead, but Senate majority uncertain

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators chose party leaders Tuesday with few changes at the top, but it's unclear who will be the majority leader in the new Congress with no party having secured control of the Senate until a January runoff election in ...

Trump campaign sues to block Pennsylvania election result

By MARK SCOLFORO and MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign launched a lawsuit to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania, suing Monday as counties continued to sort through provisional ballots and mail-in ballots nearly a ...

Kentucky AG joins lawsuit in Pennsylvania election case

By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican attorney general joined in a lawsuit Monday challenging mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, saying what happens elsewhere in a presidential election matters to Kentuckians. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear criticized ...

Trump election challenge not same as 2000 Florida recount

By CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Twenty years ago, in a different time and under far different circumstances than today, it took five weeks of Florida recounts and court battles before Republican George W. Bush prevailed over Democrat Al Gore by 537 ...

Barr tells DOJ to probe election fraud claims if they exist

By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has authorized federal prosecutors across the U.S. to pursue "substantial allegations" of voting irregularities, if they exist, before the 2020 presidential election is certified, despite no evidence of ...

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social ...

Harris becomes first Black woman, South Asian elected VP

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press Kamala Harris made history Saturday as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two ...

Joe Biden: Stumbles, tragedies and, now, delayed triumph

By BILL BARROW Associated Press Days before he left the White House in 2017, President Barack Obama surprised Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, declaring his septuagenarian, white-haired lieutenant "the best vice president America's ever had," a "lion of American history." The ...

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days ...

Suspended animation: Count drags on as Biden nears victory

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Four days after the election, the U.S. presidential race hovered in suspended animation Saturday as the long, exacting work of counting votes brought Democrat Joe Biden ever closer to a victory ...