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Politics Jun 03Some fear Republicans’ post-Trump actions are eroding democracy
To advocates of democracy, the persistence of Republicans' election denial shows how the party is increasingly open to bucking democratic norms. That's raising the prospect that Republicans might take the extraordinary step of refusing to certify future elections if they…
Nation Apr 26Census: Texas gains Congress seats, California loses for the first time
The nation's political center of gravity keeps shifting further to the Republican-led South and West.
Politics Apr 20WATCH: Advocates, lawmakers testify before Senate on voting laws
Democrats are escalating their charges that the Republican push for tighter state voting laws is designed to make it hard for people of color to vote.
Politics Dec 04Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
California has certified its presidential election and appointed 55 electors pledged to vote for Joe Biden, officially handing the Democrat the Electoral College majority needed to win the White House.
Politics Oct 25GOP slowly gaining as early vote total surpasses 2016
With nine days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year’s presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge…
Politics Oct 20Republicans 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.
Nation Oct 16More than 17 million Americans have already voted in the 2020 election
Americans' rush to vote is leading election experts to predict that a record 150 million votes may be cast and turnout rates could be higher than in any presidential election since 1908.
Politics Sep 18Majority plan to vote before Election Day, poll finds
A majority of President Donald Trump's supporters plan to cast their ballot on Election Day, while about half of Joe Biden's backers plan to vote by mail, a sign of a growing partisan divide over how best to conduct elections…
Nation Sep 04North Carolina kicks off mail voting as requests spike
Mail voting has started in the presidential election as North Carolina begins to send out about 600,000 ballots to voters who have requested them. Those voters are overwhelmingly Democrats and independents.
Nation Aug 15Q&A: What’s happening at the US Postal Service, and why?
The U.S. Postal Service is warning states it cannot guarantee that all ballots cast by mail for the Nov. 3 election will arrive in time to be counted, even if ballots are mailed by state deadlines. That's raising the possibility…