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Presidential Election

Complete Coverage

WSU research: Trump voters reacted more strongly to debate attacks, according to their sweat

Supporters of President Donald Trump who took part in a scientific while watching Thursday’s debate reacted more strongly than others when one candidate attacked the other.

LIVE VIDEO: Presidential debate in Nashville

On Thursday, Oct. 22, President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are meeting onstage at Belmont University in Nashville. The Washington Post’s Libby Casey will host and Post reporters Lenny Bronner, Rhonda Colvin, James Hohmann, Hannah Jewell, Michael Scherer and Whitney Shefte will provide analysis. Joyce Koh will also provide dispatches from the debate site in Nashville.

Trump posts unedited ‘60 Minutes’ interview before it airs

President Donald Trump posted full, unedited interviews that he and Vice President Mike Pence did with “60 Minutes” on Facebook on Thursday before the show’s scheduled broadcast this weekend.

Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent to change the trajectory of an increasingly contentious campaign.

U.S.: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

WASHINGTON – U.S. officials said Thursday that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of American state and local governments in recent days, stealing data from at least two servers. The warning, less than two weeks before the election, amplified fears of the potential for tampering with the vote and undermining confidence in the results.

In Tennessee, final debate puts surging virus in spotlight

 When President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden arrive in Nashville Thursday for their final debate before the Nov. 3 election, they’ll be greeted by a city with rising coronavirus case counts inside a state immersed in a debate of its own about mask-wearing.

Mission impossible? Welker on tap to moderate second debate

So far this fall, the presidential and vice presidential debates have chewed up some highly experienced journalists chosen to moderate them.

How Trump plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage

President Donald Trump’s sprawling political operation has raised well over $1 billion since he took the White House in 2017 — and set a lot of it on fire.

In debate countdown, Trump holds rally, Biden hits prep

President Donald Trump pushed into arguably the most important state on the electoral map on Tuesday, opting for a rally in Pennsylvania instead of formal debate practice two days ahead of the final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign.

Cough keeps Melania Trump off campaign trail

Melania Trump’s return to the campaign trail will have to wait. Her chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham, said Tuesday that Mrs. Trump continues to feel better every day following her recent recovery from COVID-19 but has a lingering cough. 

Republicans see bright spot in 2020 voter registration push

The Republican Party has cut into Democrats’ advantage in voter registration tallies across some critical presidential battleground states, a fact they point to as evidence of steady — and overlooked — enthusiasm for President Donald Trump and his party.

Trump ‘running angry,’ attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci

President Donald Trump sought Monday to buck up his campaign staff two weeks from Election Day, dismissing the cautionary coronavirus advice of his scientific experts as well as polling showing him trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden across key battleground states.

Florida begins early voting with no major problems reported

 Floridians began early voting in much of the state Monday with no serious problems reported as the Trump campaign tries to cut into an early advantage Democrats have posted in mail-in votes in the key swing state.

Some states allow ballots if voters die before Election Day

Ballots cast by people who vote early but die before Election Day are sometimes cited as proof of voter fraud, but in many states they’re perfectly legal.

‘Our house is on fire’: Suburban women lead charge vs. Trump

For many suburban women, the past four years have marked a political awakening that has powered women’s marches, the #MeToo movement and the victories of record numbers of female candidates.

The closest Presidential elections

Something to remember as we get closer to Election Day: Presidents aren’t elected on the basis of their overall vote total – “the popular vote” – but rather on the number of electoral votes they receive from the states. Five times in U.S. history – including the 2016 – the nation’s top vote-getter didn’t win the election. Here’s a look at the 17 closest presidential elections:

Teaching civics to outspoken students got tougher in the midst of protests, pandemic and presidential election

As if managing a high school civics class wasn’t stimulating enough, along came COVID-19 and one of the most contentious election seasons in history.

Trump on defense, courting voters in two must-win states

Backed into a corner and facing financial strains, President Donald Trump fought to defend his sagging reelection bid Friday in a state Republicans haven’t lost in nearly three decades. With Election Day looming, Democrat Joe Biden pushed to keep voters focused on health care in the Midwest.

Record avalanche of early votes transforms the 2020 election

Nearly 21 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes.

Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day are the latest worry for election officials and voters fearing chaos or exposure to the virus at polling places despite months of planning.