Here's the latest local and national news about the 2020 election, including updates on the candidates, the polls and the major issues.
In rural East Texas, drug addiction, particularly to methamphetamine and crack cocaine, lurks just below the surface in a large percentage of crimes, acting as a sort of mafia boss who calls the shots on when and where to break the law.
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump assured supporters packed shoulder to shoulder at a trio of rallies Saturday that “we’re rounding the turn” on the coronavirus and mocked challenge… Read more
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — When a flotilla of pontoon and fishing boats decked out with "Trump 2020” flags cruised past him this summer, Dale Fullenkamp got an idea. Read more
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Joe Biden is confronting the harsh political realities of combating climate change. Read more
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies fought for support in pivotal battleground states Friday after a debate performance that gave new hope to anxious Republicans. Demo… Read more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden drew 10 million fewer viewers than their first meeting. Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats are unleashing millions in eleventh-hour spending to contest Senate seats in states that read like a list of reliable GOP strongholds: Alaska. Arizo… Read more
Democrat Joe Biden's remark that he would “transition” away from oil in the U.S. in favor of renewable energy drew quick attention Thursday night from President Donald Trump, who saw it as a b… Read more
ATLANTA (AP) — With long waits making headlines during early voting across the country, professional sports venues have emerged as bright spots, repurposing huge spaces mostly devoid of fans i… Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in Sou… Read more
NEW YORK (AP) — From the perspective of late-night joke writers, there's really only one person running for president. Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two cases involving Trump administration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border: one about a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in M… Read more
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but… Read more
Early voting in Texas can begin Oct. 13, following the timeline the governor laid out months ago, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, rejecting a request from several top Texas Republicans to limit the timeframe for voters to cast their ballots.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is facing a lawsuit over his extension of early voting for the November election from prominent members of his own party — including state party Chair Allen West, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and members of the Texas Legislature.
The voter registration deadline of Oct. 5 is quickly approaching and Election Day is less than six weeks away. So this week in conjunction with Tuesday’s National Voter Registration Day, political parties, elections officials and nonpartisan groups are entering the final phase of a push to e…
Gov. Greg Abbott announced expanded openings in most regions of Texas during a press conference Thursday afternoon.
The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered three Green Party candidates to be restored to the November ballot after Democrats successfully sued to remove them in a move that will delay the roll-out of mail-in ballots and has already disrupted the voting process for military and overseas voters.