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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 ...

Trump wins Kentucky; Rogers, Comer reelected to House

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump won Kentucky in his bid for reelection Tuesday. His chief ally on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, also topped the ballot in Kentucky on Election Day. Other races include all six Kentucky House seats, a seat on the Kentucky ...

AP VoteCast: Voters say pandemic top issue in election

By TAMMY WEBBER and HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With the coronavirus now surging anew, voters ranked the pandemic and the economy as top concerns in the race between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to AP VoteCast, a national survey of ...

Republican US Rep. Comer wins 3rd term in western Kentucky LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. James Comer, of Bowling Green, has defeated Democrat James Rhodes to win another term in his western Kentucky district. Comer, who was recently selected to serve as the top-ranking ...

Republican President Donald Trump wins Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump has won Republican-leaning Kentucky. The Bluegrass State delivered its eight electoral votes for the Republican president as Trump defeated Democrat Joe Biden in Kentucky. The outcome was never in doubt, reflected by the absence of presidential ...

Republican Holcomb wins reelection as Indiana governor

By TOM DAVIES and CASEY SMITH Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Eric Holcomb has won reelection as Indiana governor, fending off challengers who criticized his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Holcomb went into his campaign for a second term with a huge fundraising ...

Democrat Sen. Mark Warner wins 3rd term in Va.

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia has won a third term. Warner defeated Republican challenger Daniel Gade in a low-key race in which the incumbent had a massive cash advantage. Democrats haven't lost a statewide election in Virginia since 2009. Warner is a businessman who co-founded ...

Trump or Biden? Big turnout, few hiccups as voters choose

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters were deciding between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden on Tuesday, closing an epic campaign marked by rancor and fear that will influence how the U.S. confronts everything ...

2020 Latest: Trump wins Kentucky, Biden carries Vermont

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 7 p.m. President Donald Trump has won Kentucky, and Democrat Joe Biden has carried Vermont. They are the first two states called in the 2020 presidential election. Kentucky is reliably conservative, while Vermont ...

Democrat Joe Biden captures Vermont’s 3 electoral votes

By WILSON RING Associated Press BERLIN, Vt. (AP) — The Associated Press has called Vermont for Democrat Joe Biden, giving the former vice president the state's three electoral votes. Earlier Tuesday, Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott said he cast his ballot for Biden, the first time in ...

Election Day shadowed by threats of legal challenges

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before Election Day, the 2020 race was the most litigated in memory. President Donald Trump is promising more to come. The candidates and parties have enlisted prominent lawyers with ties to Democratic and Republican administrations ...