Georgia voters head to the polls to decide who will control U.S. Senate – National

Georgia voters are set to decide the balance of power in Congress in a pair of high-stakes Senate runoff elections that will help determine President-elect Joe Biden’s capacity to enact what may be the most progressive governing agenda in generations. Republicans are unified against Biden’s plans for health care, environmental protection and civil rights, but some fear that outgoing President Donald Trump’s brazen […]

Republican leaders seek restrictions to American voters despite smooth U.S. election – National

ATLANTA (AP) — Changes to the way millions of Americans voted this year contributed to record turnout, but that’s no guarantee the measures making it easier to cast ballots will stick around for future elections. Republicans in key states that voted for President-elect Joe Biden already are pushing for new restrictions, especially to absentee […]

‘I trust the Electoral College’: Trump voters grudgingly accept Biden’s win – National

Robert Reed says he will always believe the 2020 U.S. election was stolen from President Donald Trump. The retired police officer-turned-construction worker believes fraud marred the vote, no matter how many courts rejected that claim. Still, a day after the Electoral College made Joe Biden’s win official, the ardent Trump supporter from the suburbs […]

Voters across U.S. approve measures that support more police oversight – National

Voters in communities across the country approved measures on Election Day toughening civilian oversight of law enforcement agencies, including some that took years to reach the ballot but grew in urgency after global protests over racial injustice and police brutality. The measures take aim at a chronic sore point in many communities, particularly among […]

U.S. military voters fear they’ve been drawn into unsubstantiated election fraud claims – National

Even before U.S. Attorney General William Barr issued a memo that authorized federal prosecutors across the country to investigate “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities if they exist, the Justice Department had already begun looking into two specific allegations. One was a claim from the Trump campaign that thousands of people may have improperly voted. […]

Fact check: Wisconsin does not have more votes than registered voters – National

Thousands of Trump supporters have pounced on a conspiracy theory about the vote total in Wisconsin, citing false claims that the pivotal state had more votes than registered voters. The claim, which emerged through unsourced screenshots on Facebook and Twitter, compared old registration numbers to partial results on Wednesday morning. It appears to have […]

George Floyd’s brother rallies American voters on Election Day – National

The murmurs spread quickly among the poll workers late Tuesday morning at a Brooklyn neighbourhood station: George Floyd‘s brother was present. A few came up to Terrence Floyd, whose brother George died in the custody of Minneapolis police, sparking protests for racial justice across the nation. “Keep the fight going,” one Black woman urged. […]

U.S. election: Officials warn about mysterious robocalls urging voters to stay home – National

Voters in several U.S. states have received mysterious robocalls urging them to stay home on election day, according to state and party officials. But midday Eastern time — with more than half the expected number of American ballots already cast — there was little sign of digital interference long dreaded by those charged with […]

U.S. election: Loss of older voters may be Donald Trump’s biggest barrier to re-election – National

Just about everyone you meet on Main Street in Cambridge, Ohio, has the same prediction for Tuesday’s presidential election — Donald Trump is cruising to victory here in Guernsey County. In 2016, Trump won this county with close to 70 per cent of the vote, and many expect that to be repeated. Read more: ‘There […]

Biden, Obama make a final pitch to Black voters in Michigan ahead of U.S. election – National

Joe Biden enters the final weekend of the presidential campaign with an intense focus on appealing to Black voters, whose support will be critical in his bid to defeat Donald Trump. The Democratic nominee was to team up Saturday with his former boss, Barack Obama, for a swing through Michigan. They will hold drive-in […]