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Wikipedia buttons up key pages ahead of U.S. election

By Elizabeth Culliford (Reuters) - Wikipedia has locked down its main election page ahead of the U.S. presidential election so that only certain editors can make changes, part of preparations to

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U.S. Supreme Court again rejects North Carolina Republicans in absentee ballot dispute

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected another bid by North Carolina Republicans to block the extension of a deadline for receiving mail-in ballots for next Tuesday's

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Factbox: U.S. Supreme Court rules against Trump as legal battles over election continue

By Jan Wolfe and Makini Brice WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With both sides in the U.S. presidential election dueling in court ahead of Tuesday's vote, Democrats scored two victories on Wednesday when the

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How the U.S. early vote surge is shaping Trump, Biden endgames

By Simon Lewis, Jarrett Renshaw and Joseph Ax (Reuters) - Democrats say their advantage in early voting has allowed Joe Biden's presidential campaign to sharpen its get-out-the-vote operation by

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So what if Biden is up in the polls? Weren't they wrong last time?

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - Whenever President Donald Trump is confronted with polls he does not like, especially the torrent of national data showing him trailing Democratic challenger Joe

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What happens if there is a tie in the Electoral College vote?

With the 2020 presidential election less than a week away, many are speculating about what would happen if there is a tie in the Electoral College vote. Although unlikely, a potential tie is not entirely impossible and does have historical precedent.

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Trump, Biden trade barbs at dueling Florida rallies

With five days left until Election Day on Nov. 3, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump took aim at each other and courted the dwindling ranks of undecided voters at campaign stops in Florida on Thursday.

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Biden has multiple 'pathways to get to 270' while Trump does not, ex-Obama deputy campaign manager says

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has more paths to win the 270 electoral votes required to become president than incumbent President Trump, former Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter told "The Daily Briefing" Thursday.

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AOC hints at interest in seeking higher office in Vanity Fair interview

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., suggested she may have bigger ambitions when it comes to her political career during an interview with Vanity Fair, discussing the possibility of extending her career outside the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Battleground Power Rankings: North and South

Let's take a look at Minnesota, Wisconsin and Georgia.

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Dems make early-voting history against Arizona Republicans

Democrats accounted for three percentage points more of the 1.1 million ballots received through Monday than Republicans. Some 39% of ballots were cast by Democrats.

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Trump tests limits as Cabinet members fan out to key states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos planned a “Moms for Trump” rally in her home state of Michigan. The Department of Homeland Security's top official was in Texas to celebrate completion of a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 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.

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Pelosi wants 'big' health care, infrastructure push in 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing a 2021 legislative agenda with two “great, big initiatives” — expanding health care access and rebuilding American infrastructure — that are longtime Democratic priorities aligned with Joe Biden’s platform and taking on fresh urgency in the COVID-19 crisis.

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Philly shooting brings policing, racism back into campaign

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fatal shooting of another Black man on America's streets by police — with subsequent unrest — has brought the fraught issues of policing and racism in the nation back to the fore of the presidential election in its closing days.

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Report: US knew of problems family separation would cause

HOUSTON (AP) — Months before the Trump administration separated thousands of families at the U.S.-Mexico border, a “pilot program” in Texas left child-welfare officials scrambling to find empty beds for babies taken from their parents in a preview of bigger problems to come, according to a report released Thursday by congressional Democrats.

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Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote.

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Hillary Clinton to Cast Vote in Electoral College

Hillary Clinton has decried the Electoral College—but this year she'll cast a vote in it. The former Democratic presidential nominee, who won the popular vote in 2016, announced she would be one of 29 electors for New York during an interview on Sirius XM's "Signal Boost" on Tuesday. New...

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Man Wouldn't Wear Mask to Vote, Gets Arrested

A polling place in Maryland had a special outdoor booth set up where people unwilling or unable to wear face masks could cast their ballots—but it wasn't enough for two men on the first day of early voting. Election officials called police after 52-year-old Daniel Swain and his 22-year-old...

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Trump, Biden to Speak Hours Apart in Tampa

President Trump and Joe Biden are set to chase votes 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 on Election Day. Trump and Biden will appear in Tampa hours apart on Thursday,...

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This Time, SCOTUS Hands Democrats the Victory

The Supreme Court's latest decision on the election is a win for Democrats: North Carolina can count ballots received up to nine days after Election Day, as long as they were postmarked by Nov. 3, the high court ruled Wednesday. Republicans and the Trump campaign filed two separate appeals asking...

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Justices: We're Not Getting Involved in Pennsylvania

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would not grant a quick, pre-election review to a new Republican appeal to exclude absentee ballots received after Election Day in the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania, although it remained unclear whether those ballots will ultimately be counted, the AP reports. The court's...

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The Election Polls Are Wrong

Polls show Joe Biden ahead nationally and in key states, but do we believe it? Jonathan Jakubowski and Christos Makridis are among those saying no: "We predict that President Trump is going to win the 2020 presidential election—and win big," they write at the Hill . They argue that Trump...

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