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Election 2020

AP VoteCast: Voters favor Biden on virus, Trump on economy

By JOSH BOAK and HANNAH FINGERHUT The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in the U.S. presidential election faced a public health crisis and a wounded economy, but neither candidate emerged as the clear choice to handle both of those issues, according to AP Votecast. More voters — ...

Democrats Biden, Durbin, Newman win in Illinois

By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in Illinois and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin won reelection on Tuesday, continuing a pattern of Democratic dominance in the state. Democrat Marie Newman was elected to Congress in a ...

Biden picks up 1 of Maine’s 4 electoral votes

By PATRICK WHITTLE Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A historic election took place in Maine, where voters used a ranked choice voting system to determine the state's electoral votes for the first time in U.S. history. Voters were allowed to rank Republican President Donald Trump, ...

Trump, Biden in close race as Wisconsin again in spotlight

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Joe Biden were locked in a tight race in Wisconsin as vote-counting stretched past midnight, and the nation's eyes turned to the same Midwestern battlegrounds that decided the election four years ago. Trump ...

President Trump wins Florida, collects 29 electoral votes

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has won Florida's 29 electoral votes, defeating Democrat Joe Biden in a prized battleground state crucial to the Republican's bid for another four years in the White House. Trump withstood an aggressive ...

Republican US Sen. Daines wins reelection in Montana

By MATTHEW BROWN and IRIS SAMUELS Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican Steve Daines has been reelected to the Montana Senate seat he wrested from Democrats six years ago. The former business executive and President Donald Trump loyalist defeated the state's Democratic ...

GOP in tough fight to hold US Senate seat as Arizona changes

By JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Mark Kelly opened a big lead Tuesday against Republican Sen. Martha McSally in early election results for an Arizona race that will be crucial in determining control of the U.S. Senate. Democrats are optimistic that Arizona's ...

Trump-Biden, Senate races too early to call in Michigan

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The race between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden was too early to call in battleground Michigan early Wednesday, with many votes uncounted. So were the state's most competitive Senate contest in 20 years and several ...

Despite a few hiccups, voting in Georgia goes smoothly

By KATE BRUMBACK and SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Despite some technical problems, voting in Georgia went smoothly Tuesday — a marked departure from a June primary that required some voters to wait in line for hours to cast their ballots. People lined up outside ...

News Guide: President Donald Trump wins Utah again

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump won Utah again, defeating Democrat Joe Biden in the deeply conservative state. Utah hasn't elected a non-Republican presidential candidate since 1964. State voters also elected Republican Spencer Cox as ...