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2020 Democratic race is wide open in Iowa as caucuses near

Presidential candidates have swarmed Iowa’s rolling landscape for more than a year, making their pitch to potential supporters on campuses, county fairgrounds and in high school gymnasiums. But three weeks before the caucuses usher in the Democratic contest, the battle for the state is wide open.

Wisconsin judge orders up to 209K voter names be deleted

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

A Wisconsin judge on Monday found the state’s bipartisan elections commission to be in contempt and ordered it to immediately begin removing up to 209,000 names from the state’s voter rolls or face fines for each day it doesn’t.

Spiritual guru Marianne Williamson ends 2020 White House bid

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, the spiritual guru and bestselling author, ended her campaign on Friday, weeks before voting begins, saying she did not want to make it tougher for a progressive to win.

Trump heading to Ohio for 1st campaign rally of 2020

President Donald Trump heads into his first campaign rally of the election year flush with cash, chafing at impeachment and hoping to capitalize on his order to take out Iran’s top general.

Video edited to suggest Biden made racist remark

A video clip that shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden saying, “Our culture is not imported from some African nation or some Asian nation,” is being taken out of context and posted on social media to suggest he is racist. One tweet featuring the edited video clip with the false claim has been viewed more than a million times

Conservatives seek immediate purge of 200,000 voters in Wisconsin

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

A conservative law firm on Thursday asked a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt and impose $12,000 a day in fines until it immediately purges more than 200,000 voters from the rolls, a move Democrats are fighting in the key battleground state.

States are on front lines of 2020 election-security efforts

Inside a hotel ballroom near the nation’s capital, a U.S. Army officer with battlefield experience told 120 state and local election officials that they may have more in common with military strategists than they might think.

Weeks from Iowa vote, Klobuchar steps up hits on Buttigieg

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has argued for weeks that Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of a small Indiana city, doesn’t have enough experience to be a serious contender for the Democratic nomination for president. As she heads into a 27-county tour of Iowa, the lead-off caucus state, she’s brought those frustrations fully into public view.