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Election 2020

Some California legislative incumbents fighting to survive

By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats were hoping to expand their supermajorities in the state Legislature as votes were tallied Tuesday. Several Republican incumbents in the 80-member Assembly and 40-member Senate were in danger of defeat. And with ...

EXPLAINER: A long night, or more, before president is known

By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans won't know the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election until well into Wednesday — if not beyond that. The main reason? Many states made it easier to request a mail ballot amid the coronavirus pandemic and concerns about ...

EXPLAINING RACE CALLS: Presidential race too early to call

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press is not calling the presidential race yet because neither candidate has secured the 270 electoral college votes needed to claim victory. Republican Donald Trump said, "Frankly, we did win this election" over Democrat ...

Biden wins Arizona, flips longtime Republican stronghold

By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ANITA SNOW Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Biden won Arizona's 11 electoral votes, becoming the second Democratic presidential candidate since 1948 to claim victory in the longtime Republican stronghold. The former vice president benefited from the state's ...

Cotton coasts to win, Trump nabs Arkansas in GOP dominance

By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas won reelection Tuesday in a race that has allowed him to begin laying the groundwork for a potential 2024 White House bid. President Donald Trump secured Arkansas' six electoral votes as ...

Biden wins Minnesota; Smith keeps Senate seat; Peterson out

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Biden carried Minnesota on Tuesday, dashing President Donald Trump's hopes of becoming the first Republican to carry the state since Richard Nixon in 1972, while Sen. Tina Smith fended off GOP challenger Jason Lewis and GOP ...

Biden wins Maine’s popular vote, at least 3 electoral votes

By PATRICK WHITTLE Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden surged to a statewide victory in Maine early Wednesday, winning at least three of the state's four electoral votes in his bid to unseat President Donald Trump. Biden collected a majority of first-place votes in ...

News Guide: Republicans sweep key races in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans notched victories in the four major races headlining Montana's election Tuesday as President Donald Trump captured the state's three electoral votes and Steve Daines earned reelection to the U.S. Senate. The sweep was completed by Greg Gianforte winning to ...

Trump Wins Ohio

By The Associated Press undefined COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a surge in early in-person and absentee voting, final 2020 ballots have been cast in Ohio. Enthusiasm among voters is high. A record 3.4 million people took advantage of early and mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic, up ...

Trump wins Texas again; state House hopes fade for Democrats

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Closer races produced the same results Tuesday in Texas as President Donald Trump and Sen. John Cornyn both won their races in America's biggest red state and Democrats who had hoped to finally break through faced the prospect of having ...