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Huge voter turnout expected despite virus, political rancor

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2020

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 lawsuits over how votes will be cast and which ballots will be counted.

Live Blog: Election Day 2020

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2020

The Spokesman-Review's Election Day 2020 Live Blog will be tracking local, regional and national updates throughout Tuesday.

Judge rejects GOP effort to throw out 127,000 Houston votes

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2020

A federal judge on Monday rejected another last-ditch Republican effort to invalidate nearly 127,000 votes in Houston because the ballots were cast at drive-thru polling centers established during the pandemic.

in 2020 finale, Trump combative, Biden on offense

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2020

President Donald Trump cast doubt in advance on Tuesday's election results, while Democratic challenger Joe Biden pushed ahead on offense on the final full day of campaigning ahead of an election conclusion that could have consequences for the U.S. for years to come.

Lawyers on standby if cloudy election outcome heads to court

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2020

Democratic and Republican lawyers already have gone to court over these issues in the run-up to Tuesday's election. But the legal fights could take on new urgency, not to mention added vitriol, if a narrow margin in a battleground state is the difference between another four years for President Donald Trump or a Joe Biden administration.

GOP tries to save its Senate majority, with or without Trump

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2020

Senate Republicans are fighting to save their majority, a final election push against the onslaught of challengers in states once off limits to Democrats but now hotbeds of a potential backlash to President Donald Trump and his allies on Capitol Hill.

Live Video: Washington Post’s live-stream programming of Election Night 2020

The Washington Post’s Libby Casey is anchoring primetime coverage on Nov. 3 as voters cast their votes across the United States. Throughout the night, the Post will carry speeches live with reporters providing updates from key states including Arizona, Delaware, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

Pre-election virus spike creates concerns for polling places

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2020

A surge in coronavirus cases across the country, including in key presidential battleground states, is creating mounting health and logistical concerns for voters, poll workers and political parties ahead of Election Day.

Perdue declines to participate in final debate with Ossoff

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 30, 2020

A final debate between Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff has been canceled after Perdue dropped out, saying he would attend a campaign rally with President Donald Trump instead.

Biden marks Iowa rise from caucus collapse to fall contender

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 30, 2020

President Donald Trump dangled a promise to get a weary, fearful nation “back to normal” on Friday as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastating pandemic. It was a tantalizingly rosy pitch in sharp contrast to Democratic rival Joe Biden, who pledged to level with America about tough days still ahead after Tuesday’s election.

Texas early voting exceeds total of all 2016 ballots

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 30, 2020

 Texans have already cast more ballots in the presidential election than they did during all of 2016 — an unprecedented surge of early voting in a state that was once the country's most reliably Republican, but may now be drifting toward battleground status.

Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 30, 2020

An unprecedented convergence of three crises that disproportionately affect people of color — the coronavirus pandemic, joblessness and police brutality — has led many to believe this presidential election is a referendum on race relations in America.