Election 2020

Kelly already playing part of senator ahead of next week’s swearing-in

WASHINGTON - He won't be sworn in for several days yet, but Sen.-elect Mark Kelly is already acting the part, meeting with the governor and senators, naming a transition team and hosting town halls. There's little time to waste: His swearing-in could come next week.


That’s awkward: Trump touts Arizona election review that won’t happen

WASHINGTON- When the Trump campaign announced Tuesday that the Arizona Legislature would hold a public meeting next week to review this year's elections, there was just one problem. Nobody told state lawmakers, who said it's not happening.


After weeks of fighting, ballot counting may be near finish in Arizona

WASHINGTON - All 15 Arizona counties had submitted official election results by Monday to the secretary of state, who will certify them in the next week or sooner - ending a contentious weeks-long battle over a normally routine process.


Another judge dismisses another GOP suit over election, ballot count

PHOENIX - Arizona Republicans suffered another blow Thursday to their legal challenges to the election when a Maricopa County judge dismissed a suit claiming that Maricopa County officials' audit of ballots was in technical violation of state law.


Judge promises quick decision in latest Arizona GOP attack on election

PHOENIX - A Maricopa County judge said he would decide by Thursday morning whether to let the Arizona Republican Party proceed with its challenge to Maricopa County's audit of ballots from this month's election, an audit the party claims violated state law.


In emotional Senate farewell, McSally thanks voters, wishes Kelly well

WASHINGTON - A sometimes emotional Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, gave her farewell address on the Senate floor Wednesday, saying that "serving and fighting for Arizona as a U.S. senator has been the opportunity of a lifetime."


Ballot count complete, but Republicans press ahead with challenges

WASHINGTON - Arizona elections officials finished counting the last of more than 3.4 million ballots over the weekend and are vowing to certify the results in the next two weeks, despite ongoing challenges from state Republicans.


Trump backers take their turn, crowding Washington streets in protest

WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of people turned the streets of Washington into a sea of flags and banners Saturday, marching and chanting in support of an embattled President Donald Trump as his election chances falter.


As it drops one challenge, GOP files new suit over election returns

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Republican Party filed a second legal challenge Thursday to Maricopa County's election returns, even as attorneys for the party were conceding that an earlier suit would not make a difference in the presidential results.


McSally concedes to Kelly, capping costly and high-profile Senate race

WASHINGTON - Sen. Martha McSally conceded Friday to Democratic challenger Mark Kelly, 10 days after the polls closed. Political vets say the numbers often take the decision to concede out of a candidate's hands - but that doesn't make it any less painful for the loser.


Youth advocacy groups kept voters safe and informed on Election Day

LOS ANGELES – Young people stepped up on two fronts this Election Day: volunteering to replace older poll workers who feared exposure to COVID-19 and pushing more of their peers – an age group with historically low turnout – to register and vote.


Trump’s voting irregularity claims get cold reception in court hearing

WASHINGTON - Trump campaign lawyers dropped claims of voter fraud Thursday, telling a Maricopa County Superior Court judge instead that they were in court to point out "good faith errors" by election officials that could have affected the vote count.