Days before the US presidential election, everyone is asking the same question: will Donald Trump be re-elected?The November 3 election will determine not only whether Trump – a mercurial figure who has shaken up domestic and international norms – will lead the United States for the next four years, but whether the direction he has charted for the past four was an aberration or a fundamental shift for the world’s superpower.Regardless of whether they win the popular vote – the total number of…
Donald Trump is the one who has complained most loudly about mail-in ballot problems. But problems with mailed ballots could in fact hurt Biden
Conservatives have spent the election cycle spreading fear and misinformation about mail-in ballots. Donald Trump has called mail-in voting a “scam” and suggested that millions of counterfeit foreign ballots will be submitted. PragerU has put out a video calling mail-in balloting a way to “steal an election”. Faced with the absurd conspiracies and criticisms, Democrats have rightly defended mail-in ballots as a crucial way to preserve democracy, especially during a pandemic.
But the fact that expanded mail-in balloting is legitimate and necessary does not mean that Democrats have nothing to fear from it. In fact, as Thomas Edsall of the New York Times documented, because mailed ballots have a higher rate of rejection and are more easily subject to loss and error, Democrats may lose votes they critically need in close states – especially because Democrats are much more likely to vote by mail than Republicans. (According to one poll, 47% of Biden voters planned to vote by mail, compared with just 11% of Trump supporters.)
A ballot drop box that held more than 120 ballots was set on fire in Boston earlier Sunday. The box was outside the Boston Public Library in downtown Boston. Police say that the fire appears to have been a “deliberate attack”.
Officials said that of the 122 ballots that were inside the box when it was emptied, and 87 of the ballots were still legible and able to process. The Massachusetts secretary of state said that voters whose ballots were affected by the fire will be sent a new ballot and will also have the option of voting early in person, if they choose.
From coronavirus concerns to changing demographics of new voters, a record number of people have voted in a state known for voter suppression tactics
“Donald Trump needs to be goin’ bye-bye,” Ann Wolfe said as she approached one of Austin’s Holiday Inn hotels, now doubling as a polling place.
Although the man in the White House claims he’s pro-life like her, she said, “under his watch, over 200,000 people are dead”. So while Wolfe was open to candidates from both parties down ballot, she planned to throw her support behind Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who she thought was at least “a normal human being”.
With eight 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 in turnout in recent days.
With America roiling over questions of racial justice and a divisive election just days away, the AP Road Trip team made its way to Mississippi, and the scene of an infamous 1964 triple murder of civil rights workers fighting for Black voting rights
More than 1,400 Ukrainian communities will vote in local elections that follow key reforms aimed a dramatic restructuring of relations between local communities and the central government in Kyiv. Communities "will have more resources and decision-making power," one analyst said.
If Lebanese were allowed to participate in the upcoming American presidential elections, they would cast their votes based on their own political inclinations -- March 8 vs. March 14 rather Republican vs. Democrats.
We answer some questions about the process as a record number of Americans are expected to vote by mail
The 2020 presidential election is already unlike any other America has ever seen.
So far, 61 million people have voted early – either to avoid long lines or Covid-19 exposure during an unprecedented year, according to US Elections Project data from University of Florida professor Michael McDonald. A week before election day, Americans have already surpassed 2016 early voting totals.
Less than four months are left before the last remaining restraint on the world's two largest nuclear arsenals is set to evaporate. New signals from Moscow and Washington point to the potential extension of the New START treaty. But will there be a deal before the U.S. election?