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Election 2020

Biden needs 1 more battleground state to win the White House

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden was pushing closer to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to carry the White House, securing victories in the "blue wall" battlegrounds of Wisconsin and Michigan and ...

Biden wins Michigan, Wisconsin, now on brink of White House

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden won the battleground prizes of Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday, reclaiming a key part of the "blue wall" that slipped away from Democrats four years ago and dramatically ...

Election splits Congress, GOP bolstered as Democrats falter

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — The election scrambled seats in the House and Senate but ultimately left Congress much like it began, deeply split as voters resisted big changes despite the heated race at the top of the ticket for the White House. It's an ...

Trump sues in Pennsylvania, Michigan; asks for Wis. recount

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump campaign said it filed lawsuits Wednesday in Pennsylvania and Michigan, laying the groundwork for contesting the outcome in undecided battleground states that could determine whether President Donald Trump gets another four years ...

Election officials scramble to count ballots in key states

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials in several key states furiously counted ballots Wednesday as the nation awaited the outcome of the race between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden and braced for possible recounts and legal ...

Biden wins Wisconsin, presidency still hangs in balance

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, AAMER MADHANI, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day of electoral uncertainty and legal action, Joe Biden won Wisconsin on Wednesday, reclaiming a key part of the "blue wall" that slipped away from Democrats four years ...

Election 2020 Today: No winner yet, Trump’s court threat

By The Associated Press Here's what's happening Wednesday in Election 2020. TODAY'S TOP STORIES: NO WINNER: President Donald Trump carried the prized battleground of Florida, then he and Democrat Joe Biden shifted their focus to three Northern industrial states — Wisconsin, Michigan and ...

Razor-thin margin separates Biden, Trump in Wisconsin race

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Joe Biden were locked early Wednesday in a razor-thin race in Wisconsin as vote-counting stretched into the predawn hours and the nation's eyes turned to the same Midwestern battlegrounds that decided the ...

President Donald Trump scores crucial win in Ohio again

By DAN SEWELL and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump has again carried Ohio, historically a must-win state for Republicans. No Republican has reached the White House without carrying Ohio. The last Democrat to do so was John F. Kennedy in 1960, ...

World waits nervously, impatiently for US vote count

By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press From Ford Model T cars that popped off the assembly line in just 90 minutes to 60-second service for burgers, the United States has had a major hand in making the world a frenetic and impatient place, primed and hungry for instant gratification. So waking up ...

Democrat Hickenlooper wins US Senate race in Colorado

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Democrat John Hickenlooper has defeated Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in one of the closest-watched Senate races in the nation. Gardner was widely seen as one of the most vulnerable Republicans because Colorado had shifted strongly to the ...

There’s no winner in the presidential race. That’s OK

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — America woke up Wednesday morning without a winner of the presidential election. That's OK. Critical battleground states including Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania remained without declared winners, leaving both President Donald Trump ...

Presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday morning, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for three familiar battleground states — ...

Alaska Senate race too early to call

By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan expressed confidence in his reelection chances against independent challenger Al Gross Tuesday as Alaska's hard-fought Senate race was too early to call, with thousands of ballots yet to be counted. "We ...

Meijer, Scholten vie for House seat in western Michigan

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. House race in western Michigan between Republican Peter Meijer and Democrat Hillary Scholten was too early to call Wednesday morning, with many votes still uncounted. They are vying in what may be Michigan's most competitive ...

California chooses Biden, state GOP hoping for US House wins

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California delivered a strong rebuke to Donald Trump's presidency on Tuesday as Democrat Joe Biden ran up the score in the liberal state with a victory of 4 million votes in an election upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Biden's ...

Republican Lauren Boebert wins Colorado House

Republican Lauren Boebert has won the Colorado House seat held by five-term GOP Rep. Scott Tipton. Boebert is the owner of Shooters Grill, an open carry "family friendly" restaurant. Boebert defeated Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush, a former state lawmaker and Routt County commissioner. Boebert ...

Northern battlegrounds could hold key to Trump-Biden outcome

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump carried the prized battleground of Florida, then he and Democrat Joe Biden shifted their focus early Wednesday to three Northern industrial states — Wisconsin, ...

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 carried Florida, the nation's most prized battleground state, and then he and Democrat Joe Biden focused early Wednesday on the three Northern industrial states — ...

New Mexico makes history with all-female US House team

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is sending an all-female U.S. House delegation to Congress, including a Republican who defeated incumbent U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small in what was one of the most watched races in the nation. The contest between ...