Ohio, Once Seen as Trump Territory, Emerges as a Battleground
State News
Ohio, Once Seen as Trump Territory, Emerges as a Battleground

WESTLAKE, Ohio — For Democrats in Ohio, the recent years have been bleak. President Donald Trump won the Buckeye State by a healthy 8-percentage-point margin in 2016, and two years later the blue wave in the nation's midterm elections barely made a splash here. Conventional wisdom placed the... Read More

Biden and Trump Go on the Attack in Florida, a Must-Win State for the President
2020 Elections
Biden and Trump Go on the Attack in Florida, a Must-Win State for the President

TAMPA, Fla. — The presidential candidates unleashed a frenzy of last-minute campaigning Thursday in Florida, a must-win state for President Donald Trump, whose packed rallies have become their own political liability amid surging coronavirus cases. Both Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden headed to the... Read More

Cannabis, No Longer So Divisive, Draws More Conservative Support
State News
Cannabis, No Longer So Divisive, Draws More Conservative Support

As Americans head to the polls more divided than ever on social and economic issues, there's one thing they're actually coming together on: cannabis. Much has been made of whether a victory for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, or a potential liberal... Read More

Biden Forces Overwhelming Trump Team in Final Burst of TV Ad Spending
Campaigns
Biden Forces Overwhelming Trump Team in Final Burst of TV Ad Spending

The financial woes of President Donald Trump's campaign have forced him to scale back his television advertising in Florida, Iowa and Nevada just as Joe Biden and his allies are pouring huge sums of money into a final burst of TV spots across every battleground state. The former vice... Read More

What If a State Can't Agree Which Presidential Candidate Won?
Political News
What If a State Can't Agree Which Presidential Candidate Won?

Imagine this scenario: It's been weeks since Election Day, and in one state, it's not clear which presidential candidate won. In an initial count, the Democrat won by roughly 100 votes. Then an audit found a counting error that put the... Read More

New Marquette Poll Finds Biden Lead Over Trump Stable at Five Percentage Points
Opinion Polls
New Marquette Poll Finds Biden Lead Over Trump Stable at Five Percentage Points
2020-10-28 20:53:02
by Dan McCue

The last Marquette Law School poll to be released before Election Day finds former Vice President Joe Biden the choice of 48% of likely voters in Wisconsin, with President Donald Trump trailing with the support of just 43% of likely... Read More

In Campaign's Final Week, Biden Goes on Offense While Trump Plays Defense
2020 Elections
In Campaign's Final Week, Biden Goes on Offense While Trump Plays Defense

WARM SPRINGS, Ga. — With just one week until Election Day, Joe Biden is playing offense and President Donald Trump is on the defensive, scrambling to replicate his 2016 come-from-behind victory. Biden has begun making forays into Republican-leaning states that few expected to be within reach... Read More

Biden Seen As Big Winner in Election 2020 Forecast
2020 Elections
Biden Seen As Big Winner in Election 2020 Forecast
2020-10-27 20:34:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Joe Biden has about an 86% chance of winning next week's presidential election and could come away with 344-350 electoral college votes, according to Sabato's Crystal Ball, a publication of the University of Virginia's Center... Read More

Poll Shows Deadlocked Races for President, Senate Seats in Georgia
Opinion Polls
Poll Shows Deadlocked Races for President, Senate Seats in Georgia

ATLANTA — The race for president in Georgia is deadlocked in the final week of the campaign, with President Donald Trump and Joe Biden in a statistical tie in a state that hasn't voted Democratic for president since 1992. An Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll of likely voters released Monday showed... Read More

With Just Days to Go, Trump Faces Two Adversaries: Joe Biden and the Pandemic
2020 Elections
With Just Days to Go, Trump Faces Two Adversaries: Joe Biden and the Pandemic

WASHINGTON — With Election Day just nine days away, President Donald Trump fought an uphill battle Sunday against two adversaries: Joe Biden and the pandemic. Trump's repeated claim that the country had turned the corner on the coronavirus was undercut by news that members of Vice President Mike... Read More

'This Is a Moment': US Latino Vote Matters Like Never Before
2020 Elections
'This Is a Moment': US Latino Vote Matters Like Never Before

PHOENIX — President Donald Trump and Joe Biden are spending more time and attention on Latino voters in the 2020 campaign and with good reason: For the first time, Latinos outnumber Black Americans among eligible voters, and a large turnout could make them the most... Read More

Georgia's Tilt Toward Blue an Ominous Specter for GOP Heading into Election
2020 Elections
Georgia's Tilt Toward Blue an Ominous Specter for GOP Heading into Election
2020-10-24 15:35:50
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump was in his element. Standing before more than 1,000 supporters who had jammed a large hanger facility at Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon, Ga., he promised a "red wave" would crush Democrats in November. He had... Read More

Key Takeaways from the Second and Final Trump-Biden Debate
2020 Elections
Key Takeaways from the Second and Final Trump-Biden Debate

If you're one of more than 48 million Americans who have already cast your presidential ballot, not to worry. Although they managed to behave better than in their last raucous debate — a mute button helped — nothing that President Donald... Read More

Trump and Biden Spar in Quieter But Still Volatile Final Debate
2020 Elections
Trump and Biden Spar in Quieter But Still Volatile Final Debate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — President Donald Trump sought a last-minute comeback Thursday at his final debate with Joe Biden, pushing unsubstantiated claims about the former vice president's financial dealings and promises that a coronavirus vaccine will be available long before public health experts say is... Read More

Trump Enters Final Debate Seeking to Make Up Ground on Biden
Debates
Trump Enters Final Debate Seeking to Make Up Ground on Biden

President Donald Trump has some ground to make up in the final campaign debate Thursday against Democrat Joe Biden after a widely panned performance in a face-off days before he tested positive for coronavirus and ended up in the hospital. But rather than spend... Read More

'Character Matters,' Obama Tells a Drive-in Rally for Biden in Philadelphia
2020 Elections
'Character Matters,' Obama Tells a Drive-in Rally for Biden in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Former President Barack Obama delivered a punishing rebuke of his successor Donald Trump's tenure and a clarion call to supporters for his old running mate Joe Biden at a drive-in rally outside Citizens Bank Park as the sun set Wednesday night. Trump's tone and the misinformation he... Read More

Opinion Polls
Poll: Biden Draws Even With Trump in Texas; Hegar Closing in on Cornyn in Senate Race

AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has drawn even in Texas with President Donald Trump, and Democrat MJ Hegar is closing in on U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in the Quinnipiac University poll of likely Texas voters released Wednesday afternoon. "Biden and Trump find themselves in a Texas standoff, setting the stage for a bare-knuckle... Read More

Trump Battleground State Ad Distorts Biden Position on Guns
2020 Elections
Trump Battleground State Ad Distorts Biden Position on Guns
2020-10-20 21:46:27
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 [email protected] President Donald Trump's re-election campaign claims in... Read More

Trump Erupts Over Debate Moderator, Campaign Assails Topics for Final Debate
2020 Elections
Trump Erupts Over Debate Moderator, Campaign Assails Topics for Final Debate
2020-10-20 18:19:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is holding nothing back as he prepares to face former Vice President Joe Biden in the next -- and final -- presidential candidate debate of the 2020 election cycle. While Biden plans to take most... Read More

In Election's Homestretch, Coronavirus Surge Underscores the Parties' Contrasts
2020 Elections
In Election's Homestretch, Coronavirus Surge Underscores the Parties' Contrasts

WASHINGTON -- In the homestretch of the presidential campaign, with the U.S. coronavirus caseload trending ominously upward, the rival campaigns of President Donald Trump and Joe Biden more than ever are providing a clash of contrasts on how to contain COVID-19 and tend to the virus-battered economy.... Read More

Wisconsin a Battleground Growing More Solid for Biden
2020 Elections
Wisconsin a Battleground Growing More Solid for Biden
2020-10-17 17:25:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With fewer than 20 days to go until in-person voters head to the polls, nearly all indications are that the battleground state of Wisconsin is going solidly for former Vice President Joe Biden on Election Night. Not only... Read More

In Final Push, Biden Builds Bridge to Business Community
2020 Elections
In Final Push, Biden Builds Bridge to Business Community
2020-10-16 21:26:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With less than 20 days to go until Election Day 2020, the Biden campaign is engaging in a full-throttled effort to reach out to small business owners across the country. The goal is both to enlist them as... Read More

President Trump's Town Hall Turns Contentious; Joe Biden Focuses on Policy
2020 Elections
President Trump's Town Hall Turns Contentious; Joe Biden Focuses on Policy

WASHINGTON _ As President Donald Trump angrily refused to disavow the QAnon conspiracy theory or accept responsibility for the surge of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., Joe Biden laid out his policy plans in a more muted style on a separate stage. Their dueling town halls... Read More

Committee for Responsible Federal Budget Estimates True Cost of Campaign Plans
Political News
Committee for Responsible Federal Budget Estimates True Cost of Campaign Plans
2020-10-12 14:33:43
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON -- The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, an independent non-profit organization, released its anticipated report on the estimated costs of both Trump’s and Biden’s campaign plans last week. Not surprisingly, they are very expensive plans.  Both candidates have... Read More

Minnesota, the Battleground State That Became Ground Zero for Civil Unrest
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

Second Presidential Debate On Ice As Candidates Opt for Separate Events
2020 Elections
Second Presidential Debate On Ice As Candidates Opt for Separate Events
2020-10-08 20:52:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It appears the final two scheduled presidential debates of the 2020 election cycle are not going to happen. After a morning of fast-moving events, ABC News has announced that Democratic nominee Joe Biden will take part in a... Read More

Vice Presidential Debate Features Fiery Exchanges But Civil Behavior
2020 Elections
Vice Presidential Debate Features Fiery Exchanges But Civil Behavior

SALT LAKE CITY — Vice President Mike Pence struggled to get the Trump campaign back on track Wednesday in a heated but disciplined debate with Sen. Kamala Harris that contrasted sharply with the chaotic clash last week between the presidential... Read More

Vice Presidential Debate Could Be Most Watched Ever But Few Will Have a Change of Heart
2020 Elections
Vice Presidential Debate Could Be Most Watched Ever But Few Will Have a Change of Heart
2020-10-07 19:16:54
by Dan McCue

Tonight's debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris will likely be the most-watched vice presidential debate ever, but it's unlikely to dramatically change the minds of viewers, according to an academic steeped in... Read More

Viewer's Guide: Virus Response on Stage with Pence, Harris
Debates
Viewer's Guide: Virus Response on Stage with Pence, Harris

Mike Pence and Kamala Harris do not have a tough act to follow. The vice presidential debate set for Wednesday night follows the disorderly prime-time spectacle last week that had viewers of President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden’s... Read More

Kamala Harris Faces Intense Pressure, Double Standards Leading Into Vice Presidential Debate
Debates
Kamala Harris Faces Intense Pressure, Double Standards Leading Into Vice Presidential Debate

SAN JOSE, Calif. — With Donald Trump’s positive coronavirus test casting uncertainty on the final two presidential debates, the pressure is on for Kamala Harris to make the case to American voters that she and Joe Biden belong in the... Read More

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