Hours after speaking with Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and vowing to try to work together, President-elect Joe Biden urged Georgians on Tuesday to oust McConnell as majority leader by electing the two Democratic candidates in Jan. 5 Senate runoffs.
A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a request by U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of the battleground state of Pennsylvania, dealing another significant setback to Trump's bid to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election.
Trevor Hunnicutt and Michael Martina, Reuters | Updated Nov. 23 - 4:56 p.m.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday was formally given the go-ahead by a federal agency to begin his transition to the presidency, shortly after the battleground state of Michigan certified him as the winner there.
Trevor Hunnicutt and Joseph Ax, Reuters | Updated Nov. 20 - 8:55 p.m.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that a manual recount and audit of all ballots cast in the southern state had determined that Joe Biden was the winner. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, said he was required by law to formalize the certification of the results.
Republican Burgess Owens saw his lead over Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams jump Friday to 2,095 votes after new election results were released by Utah County and Salt Lake County in the 4th Congressional District race.
With more people voting this election than ever before in Utah, it was bound to lead to more phone calls at the state election office as people have questions about the process, according to Utah's state elections director.
Steve Holland, Reuters | Posted Nov. 12 - 8:16 a.m.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel to stay on in her position, in what one source said could be a prelude to Trump's announcing plans to run for president in 2024.
Elizabeth Culliford and Katie Paul, Reuters | Posted Nov. 11 - 2:29 p.m.
As election misinformation continued to rage online, Facebook Inc said on Wednesday its post-election ban on political ads would likely last another month, raising concerns from campaigns and groups eager to reach voters for key Georgia Senate races in January.
Democrats clinched two more years of controlling the House on Tuesday but with a potentially razor-thin majority, a finale to last week's elections that has left them divided and with scant margin for error for advancing their agenda.
Sarah N. Lynch and Jan Wolfe, Reuters | Posted Nov. 9 - 10:09 p.m.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr told federal prosecutors on Monday to look into "substantial" allegations of irregularities in last week's election, prompting the top lawyer overseeing voter fraud investigations to resign in protest.
Trevor Hunnicutt, Susan Heavey and Andrea Shalal, Reuters | Posted Nov. 8 - 6:51 p.m.
A day after clinching the U.S. presidency, Democrat Joe Biden and his advisers were working on Sunday on how to address the nation's coronavirus crisis while reinforcing his intention to bridge America's gaping political divisions.
With his reelection chances fading as more votes are counted in a handful of battleground states, U.S. President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary assault on the country's democratic process from the White House on Thursday, making unsubstantiated claims that the election was being "stolen" from him.
Trevor Hunnicutt and Jeff Mason, Reuters | Updated Nov. 4 - 11:04 p.m.
Democrat Joe Biden on Wednesday predicted victory over President Donald Trump after winning two critical U.S. states, while the Republican incumbent alleged fraud, filed lawsuits and demanded recounts in a race yet to be decided a day after polls closed.
Rep. Ben McAdams remained ahead of his Republican challenger Burgess Owens in the state's 4th Congressional District but saw his lead shrink as votes continue to be counted in the largely by-mail election.
Trevor Hunnicutt and John Whitesides, Reuters | Updated Nov. 4 - 1:46 a.m.
President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory over Democratic rival Joe Biden on Wednesday with millions of votes still uncounted in a tight White House race that will not be resolved until a handful of states complete vote-counting over the next hours or days.
Democrats and Republicans battled for control of the U.S. Senate in more than half a dozen closely fought races on Wednesday, as Republicans held the line in several contests that had seemed up for grabs only weeks ago.
Perhaps the most consequential of the proposed seven amendments to the Utah Constitution on the 2020 ballot, Amendment G is on its way to passage in early results, with 54% of residents voting for it so far and 46% voting against.
Utah will end up with a freshman Republican representative in the 1st Congressional District after Democratic candidate Darren Parry conceded the race to Blake Moore, who had nearly 68% of the vote to Parry's 32% at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
David Shepardson, Reuters | Updated Nov. 3 - 5:31 p.m.
The U.S. Postal Service told a judge it could not complete his order to sweep mail processing facilities on Tuesday afternoon for delayed election ballots and immediately dispatch any for delivery in about a dozen states, including closely fought battlegrounds Pennsylvania and Florida.
The move affects all sports in the NCAA, which put a blanket halt to practices and team activities for one day in the most sweeping legislation since the Division I Student-Athletic Advisory Council in 2014 to give athletes at every level a vote in the decision-making process.