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Trump Steps to Podium, Baselessly Attacks Election
2020 Elections
Trump Steps to Podium, Baselessly Attacks Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — For 40 hours, President Donald Trump fumed in private and tweeted his grievances in all caps. When he at last emerged, it was to stand behind the presidential seal in the White House and deliver a diatribe... Read More

Litigation
Trump Launches a Legal Barrage in An Effort to Block a Biden Victory

WASHINGTON — Facing a fast-shrinking path to a second term, President Donald Trump baselessly accused his opponents of fraud Wednesday as he launched an aggressive legal effort to reverse or stop vote counts in four battleground states that could clinch the race for Joe... Read More

Foreign Affairs
World Watches, Worries and Wags a Finger as US Election Count Drags On

SINGAPORE — Transfixed by a U.S. presidential vote that failed to swiftly yield a clear winner, a watching world responded Wednesday with a mixture of worry, disbelief and, in some quarters, scorn. Many foreign allies weighed in with precisely the kind of counsel... Read More

2020 Elections
Trump Campaign Sues to Temporarily Block Michigan Vote Counting
2020-11-04 20:16:37
by Dan McCue

LANSING, Mich. -- The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in Michigan claiming its election observers have not been granted "meaningful" access to the counting process. As of about 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, former Vice President Joe Biden is leading... Read More

2020 Elections
Trump Fends Off Biden in Texas, But Too Many States Are Still Up for Grabs for a Verdict

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump survived a scare in Texas, though Election Day ended without a verdict on whether his tumultuous presidency will continue for another term — or the huge blue wave that Joe Biden's supporters had hoped for. The former vice president held a substantial lead in... Read More

Voting
Huge Voter Turnout Expected Despite Virus, Political Rancor

The scourge of a global pandemic produced an election season like no other in the U.S., persuading record numbers of Americans to cast their ballots early, forcing states to make changes to long-established election procedures and leading to hundreds of... Read More

Political News
In a Frenzy of Final Campaigning, Trump Airs Grievances While Biden Says Trump is a Disgrace

PITTSBURGH — President Donald Trump unleashed a litany of bitter grievances — including complaints about polls that suggest he may lose Tuesday's election — while Joe Biden vowed "an end to a presidency that's divided this nation," as the two rivals made impassioned pleas to... Read More

Postal Service
Postal Service Ordered to Speed Swing-State Ballots to Make Election Day

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to make every effort to deliver mail-in ballots in three crucial swing states by Election Day due to uncertainty over whether votes that arrive after that will be counted. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington on Sunday ordered... Read More

2020 Elections
Trump, Biden Cede Stage to Voters for Election Day Verdict

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a campaign marked by rancor and fear, Americans on Tuesday decide between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, selecting a leader to steer a nation battered by a surging pandemic that has killed more than 231,000 people, cost... Read More

State News
When Will You Know if Biden or Trump Wins? Look to These Battleground States

A record number of Americans — more than 59 million — have returned absentee ballots for the general election, after states expanded mail voting in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Now, election officials just have to... Read More

2020 Elections
Trump Struggles as COVID-19 Spikes in Midwest States

WASHINGTON — An alarming new surge of coronavirus infections drowned out President Donald Trump's false claims that the health crisis was "ending," imperiling his reelection chances as hospitals struggled Wednesday with a rising COVID-19 caseload in key battleground states. Officials recorded more than... Read More

2020 Elections
Trump, Stirring Up More Chaos in Final Stretch, May be Exhausting the Voters He Needs

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - In the final throes of an increasingly daunting reelection campaign, President Donald Trump is revving up his rally schedule and whipping his supporters into a frenzy with the type of nonstop outrage that helped make him the most... Read More

2020 Elections
Battleground State Doctors Call for TV Stations to Remove Misleading Trump Ad
2020-10-13 20:42:33
by Dan McCue

This is an installment of an ongoing series of political advertising fact checks during the 2020 campaign. If you would like to submit an advertisement for consideration, please email a link to editors@thewellnews.com. A television ad the Trump reelection campaign... Read More

2020 Elections
Minnesota, the Battleground State That Became Ground Zero for Civil Unrest
2020-10-10 14:34:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - If there's one sweeping generalization one can safely make about the people of Minnesota, it is that the vast majority of them love to participate in electoral politics. Since 2000, no fewer than 70% of registered voters have... Read More

2020 Elections
Arizona: The Battleground State With The Sharpest Divides
2020-10-02 15:24:19
by Dan McCue

You can call it the battleground state with the sharpest divisions. Like the jagged edges that course through the Grand Canyon, Arizona's political landscape is marked by sharp distinctions, shadows and hazardous crevices. As the Oct. 7 start of early... Read More

2020 Elections
North Carolina a Battleground State Brimming with Controversies
2020-09-26 14:44:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In the battleground state of North Carolina the conventional wisdom is simply put: President Donald Trump can win re-election even if he just squeaks out a victory in the Tar Heel State, but he might as well pack... Read More

Opinion Polls
Battleground States Voters Age 50 and Over Still Closely Divided on Election
2020-09-10 21:19:52
by Reece Nations

Two sets of public opinion surveys commissioned by AARP across 11 key battleground states found a majority of likely voters aged 50 and older plan to cast their ballots either absentee or during the early voting period this election cycle.... Read More

2020 Elections
Absentee Ballot Requests Cropping Up in Front Yards, Churches

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Ohioans stake the names of their preferred candidates in the November election outside their homes, a new form of activism is showing up alongside the traditional candidate yard signs. Absentee ballot requests, voter registration forms and... Read More

2020 Elections
Swing State Voters Support Vote-By-Mail Despite Concerns
2020-08-04 19:49:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Roughly half of voters in the battleground states of Michigan and Pennsylvania have health concerns due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and would prefer to vote by mail in the November election, according to a new poll. The... Read More

2020 Elections
Third Way: Biden Will Win If He Can 'Seal the Deal' With Undecided Suburban Voters
2020-07-31 18:50:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Four months out from Election Day, Democrats appear on the upswing in America's increasingly diverse suburbs. But to seal the deal, and secure the White House, presumptive nominee Joe Biden needs to win over the one-in-five suburban voters... Read More

2020 Elections
Trump Spends 9-in-10 Advertising Dollars Defending States He Won

President Donald Trump is spending nearly all of his advertising money to keep states he won in 2016, playing a game of defense in areas a Republican incumbent should be able to count on. More than 92% of his state-based... Read More

2020 Elections
Biden Bolsters Campaign Staff in Key Battleground State of North Carolina
2020-07-22 19:03:56
by Dan McCue

The Biden for President campaign is expanding its staff and operations in the key battleground state of North Carolina, where polls currently have the former vice president leading President Trump by two percentage points. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in North... Read More

2020 Elections
Michael Bloomberg Plans New Entity to Boost Biden and Defeat Trump

Michael Bloomberg plans a new organization with offices in six battleground states to help Joe Biden beat Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination and then defeat President Donald Trump in November, his campaign said this week. The new entity... Read More

Opinion Polls
A New Poll of 2020 Swing States Shows Just How Important Pa. Will Be

President Donald Trump trails his potential Democratic rivals in Pennsylvania and Michigan and leads outright in Wisconsin, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll of the three Rust Belt swing states that cemented the president’s 2016 victory. Trump is within... Read More

2020 Elections
States That Historically Lean Democrat Still Figure in Battleground Scenarios
2020-01-31 21:27:10
by Dan McCue

It has become the mantra for the run-up to the primaries and caucuses: pick the wrong Democratic nominee, and any one of the battleground states can wind up in President Donald Trump's column. This mindset comes heavily into play when... Read More

2020 Elections
Once More Into the Fray: Battles Brewing in Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina
2020-01-24 16:31:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The story is a familiar one if you've been reading or talking about battleground and swing states this election cycle. Thanks to a combination of Donald Trump’s razor-thin wins and Hillary Clinton's narrow losses in 2016, and the... Read More

2020 Elections
Democrats Make Multimillion Dollar Investment in Six Battleground States
2020-01-23 18:21:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee said Wednesday it intends to spend millions in six battleground states to ensure they are in the win column for the party's eventual presidential nominee come November. The investment in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North... Read More

2020 Elections
New Hampshire Still Number One, Vegas Bets on Becoming a Bellwether
2020-01-21 22:07:57
by Dan McCue

Given the massive media attention it receives every four years as home to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, it's sometimes easy to forget that New Hampshire is also a swing state. For decades, polling has shown independent-minded New Hampshirites are nearly... Read More

2020 Elections
Dems, GOP Bank On Early, Sustained Push to Secure Victory In Battleground State of Michigan
2020-01-07 17:49:46
by Dan McCue

Let's face it, for all the attention paid the early caucus and primary states, no one seriously expects the voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina to have the final say on who is ultimately chosen to be... Read More

2020 Elections
Democrats See 2020 Election Won By Slim Margins In Several Key Battleground States
2019-11-08 21:11:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic party believes whoever its eventual nominee is, the race to win the 2020 presidential election will come down to slim margins of victory in several key battleground states. As a result, said David Bergstein, the DNC's... Read More

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