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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.

Russian election threat potent, but interference so far slim

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 30, 2020

Russian interference has been minimal so far in the most tempestuous U.S. presidential election in decades. But that doesn’t mean the Kremlin can’t inflict serious damage. The vulnerability of state and local government networks is a big worry.

Most Canadians hope for Trump defeat after insults, attacks

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 30, 2020

Donald Trump called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “weak” and “dishonest” and attacked Canada's vital trade. He threatened tariffs on cars and imposed them on steel. The unprecedented tone of attacks on America’s closest ally the last four years left a bitter taste, and most Canadians will be relieved if Trump is defeated in the election.

Trump fights headwinds as he and Biden battle over Florida

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 29, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are chasing votes Thursday in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term, as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out in person on Election Day.

Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 29, 2020

Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Trump officials tout progress on border wall before election

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 29, 2020

Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, trying to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago.

‘I’ve never seen voters this anxious’: Postmaster, county auditor say voting by mail is safe, urge voters to return ballots ASAP

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2020

The Spokane County Auditor and the Acting Postmaster for Spokane urged voters in both Washington and Idaho to get their ballots in as soon as possible. Voters can leave their ballots in a drop box by 8 p.m. on election day or mail them through the post office, but must have their ballots postmarked by election day for them to be counted. 

Millions of mail ballots not yet returned in key states

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2020

Just days before the presidential election, millions of mail ballots have yet to be returned in key battleground states, and election officials warn that time is running out for voters who want to avoid a polling place on Election Day.

Biden vows not to make ‘false promises’ about pandemic

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2020

Joe Biden said Wednesday he's “not running on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch” but would prioritize science, while President Donald Trump used the race's final days to keep up a whirlwind campaign schedule aimed at focusing on anything but the cornavirus.

Push is on in Wisconsin to return 320K outstanding ballots

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2020

 Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by the close of polls on Election Day after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to extend the deadline to receive and count ballots, as Democrats had wanted.