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Election 2020

Polls close, results uncertain after record vote in Texas

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Polls closed Tuesday in Texas after Election Day voters piled onto an already record turnout in the most unpredictable election in decades in America's biggest red state. President Donald Trump expressed confidence about Texas — ...

Democrat Joe Biden has won New Mexico’s presidential vote

By MORGAN LEE AND CEDAR ATTANASIO Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Joe Biden won the presidential contest in New Mexico and captured the state's five Electoral College votes. Biden's statewide election victory on Tuesday without a campaign visit to New Mexico extends a string of ...

McConnell wins reelection, but control of Senate at stake

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans fought to keep control of the Senate on Tuesday in a razor-close contest against a surge of Democrats challenging President Donald Trump's allies across a vast political map. Polls started closing in key ...

Trump again wins Mississippi, with its 6 electoral votes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump has won in Mississippi, with its six electoral votes. The state's red voting history meant neither Trump nor former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned heavily in person in Mississippi, which went strongly for Trump in 2016. During that election, ...

Trump, Inhofe coast to victory in deep-red Oklahoma

By SEAN MURPHY undefined OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump and Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe both coasted to easy victories Tuesday in deep-red Oklahoma. Inhofe, 85, a fixture in Oklahoma politics for 50 years, was heavily favored to win his fifth term in office. He defeated ...

Kat Cammack wins seat held by US Rep. Yoho in Florida

By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Republican Kat Cammack has won Florida's U.S. House seat held by her former boss, retiring Florida Republican Rep. Ted Yoho. Cammack, 32, defeated Democrat Adam Christensen in the firmly conservative congressional district that ...

EXPLAINER: The unprecedented early voting, and what it means

By DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON (AP) — An unprecedented 103.2 million people cast their ballots early in this year's presidential election. The early birds represent 74.3 percent of the total turnout in the 2016 election. A tally by The Associated Press shows the early vote in several states, ...

Republican Byron Donalds wins US House seat held by Rooney

By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Byron Donalds has been elected to the U.S. House seat now held by Florida Republican Francis Rooney. Donalds defeated Democrat Cindy Lyn Banyai in the heavily Republican southwest Florida district. He will ...

Iowa polling places busy despite surge of absentee voting

By DAVID PITT Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Elections officials and political activists reported high turnout Tuesday at polling places across Iowa and a largely smooth day of voting despite some long lines. "Our voters have been 'Iowa Nice' through and through and they have been ...

Trump campaign wants voting extension in Nevada

The Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans are asking a state court judge to extend voting by one hour at 22 Las Vegas-area locations, citing reports that those sites did not open on time Tuesday morning. An Election Day lawsuit filed in Clark County District Court was getting an immediate ...