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Election 2020

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Florida for Trump

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WHY AP CALLED FLORIDA FOR TRUMP: In Florida, one of 2020's most crucial battleground states, President Donald Trump's strength in his recently adopted home state delivered a victory over Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The Associated Press called the race for ...

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Ohio for Trump

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WHY AP CALLED OHIO FOR TRUMP: The AP declared President Donald Trump the winner of Ohio at 12:17 a.m. EST Wednesday, after an analysis of ballots statewide concluded there were not enough outstanding to allow Democratic nominee Joe Biden to catch up. With ...

Routes to Senate control narrow as GOP holds back Democrats

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle for control of the Senate tightened Tuesday after Democrats picked up a seat in Colorado, but suffered a setback in Alabama, and Republicans held their own in high-profile races in South Carolina, Texas and ...

Protesters gather near White House, no wide unrest seen

By ASHRAF KHALIL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 people protesting President Donald Trump converged on Black Lives Matter Plaza on Tuesday night, just a block from the White House, while hundreds more marched through parts of downtown Washington, sometimes blocking traffic ...

Georgia Republican who supports QAnon wins US House seat

By BEN NADLER Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, who expressed racist views and support for QAnon conspiracy theories in a series of online videos, has won a U.S. House seat representing northwest Georgia. Her candidacy was bolstered by President Donald ...

Trump wins Florida, locked in other tight races with Biden

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won Florida, the nation's most prized battleground election state, and he and Democrat Joe Biden shifted their focus early Wednesday to three Northern industrial states ...

Postal Service says it can’t meet judge’s ballot order

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday said it could not meet a federal judge's order to sweep processing centers for undelivered mail-in ballots, arguing that doing so would disrupt its Election Day operations. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of ...

News outlets preach caution as vote count slows down

By DAVID BAUDER and LYNN ELBER Associated Press For weeks, media outlets warned Americans that they would need to be patient waiting for results on election night. That's one prediction that turned out to be true. The pace of results provided a rollercoaster experience for supporters of ...

Trump wins Florida, locked in other tight races with Biden

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won Florida, the nation's most prized battleground state, as he and Democrat Joe Biden on Tuesday battled to the finish of an epic campaign that will shape America's ...

AP News Guide: A look at New Jersey’s elections

By The Associated Press undefined TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democrats Joe Biden and Cory Booker emerged victorious Tuesday in New Jersey. Results are now coming after millions cast mail-in ballots for president, Senate, House and three ballot questions more than a month ago. The biggest ballot ...