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Court: Absentee ballots that come after election won’t count

UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

The Michigan appeals court denied a request to require the counting of absentee ballots received after the time polls close on Election Day, ruling that the battleground state's deadline remains intact despite voters' approval of a constitutional amendment that expanded mail-in voting.

In defeat, Sessions still says Trump right for the nation

UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

Jeff Sessions took the stage with the same sense of conviction he had displayed in giddier times at a Mobile stadium almost five years ago, declaring once more that Donald Trump’s vision was right for America. Yet the political circumstances were far different Tuesday night for the longtime Alabama senator who was the president's first attorney general.

Democrat Gideon wins primary, will face GOP Sen Collins

UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon beat two other Democrats on Tuesday for the right to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in a race that’s critical to the battle for control of the Senate.

Tuberville defeats Sessions, wins Alabama Senate GOP primary

UPDATED: Tue., July 14, 2020

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, likely ending a long political career with a bitter defeat egged on by President Donald Trump.

Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan aims to reframe debate

UPDATED: Tue., July 14, 2020

Joe Biden released a $2 trillion plan Tuesday aimed at combating climate change and spurring economic growth in part by overhauling America’s energy industry, with a proposal to achieve entirely carbon pollution-free power by 2035.

North Macedonia: Ballot boxes carried to quarantined homes

UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Election officials in North Macedonia carried ballot boxes to the homes of voters suffering from COVID-19 or in quarantine Monday, at the start of three days of voting in a general election that was delayed for months by the pandemic.

Trump in battleground Florida, postpones New Hampshire rally

UPDATED: Fri., July 10, 2020

President Donald Trump made it to the critical battleground state of Florida on Friday to raise campaign cash and tend to issues of high interest there for his base supporters. But his efforts to relaunch travel after a hiatus caused by a surge in coronavirus cases hit a new snag as his campaign canceled a weekend rally in New Hampshire, citing a tropical storm threatening the area.

Dueling Trump-Biden events offer contrasting virus responses

UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

A presidential campaign that has largely been frozen for several months because of the coronavirus is looking a bit more like those from other years. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden swung through critical battleground states, presenting starkly different visions for America as it struggles with a pandemic.

Mail-in ballots thrust Postal Service into presidential race

UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

The coronavirus has devastated the U.S. Postal Service's finances. The Trump administration may attach big strings to bailouts. The agency’s responsibilities, meanwhile, are mounting. A dramatic shift in many states to voting by mail is intended to protect voters from spreading the virus at polling places.

2nd presidential debate moves from Michigan to Florida

UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

The nonpartisan commission that sponsors the formal election year presidential debates announced Tuesday that an October debate that had been set for Michigan will now take place in Florida.

After Tulsa, Trump heads to virus hotspot Arizona and border

UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Regrouping after a humbling weekend rally, President Donald Trump faces another test of his ability to draw a crowd during a pandemic Tuesday as he visits Arizona and tries to remind voters of one of his key 2016 campaign promises.