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Here's the latest local and national news about the 2020 election, including updates on the candidates, the polls and the major issues.

Former President Donald Trump’s unprecedented second impeachment trial will start Tuesday in the U.S. Senate, and the senior Republican from Texas says it could have long-lasting negative effects.


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and announced there would be an “orderly transition" on Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, after Congress concluded the electoral vote count early Thursday certifying President-elect Joe Biden’…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's role in inciting violence at the Capitol and his long refusal to acknowledge his election defeat is prompting some lawmakers to urge his removal from office through the 25th Amendment.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters backing President Donald Trump breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in violent clashes with police that force a delay in the constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the November election.

Rep. Louie Gohmert of Tyler is suing Vice President Mike Pence in a long-shot, last-ditch effort to overturn the Electoral College and secure a second term for President Donald Trump.

Sen. John Cornyn said Thursday that he’s unaware of any evidence backing up President Donald Trump’s claims of widespread fraud but believes the challenges need to be “resolved in a public and transparent way so that any faulty conspiracy theories can be discounted and disproven.”


Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday he is offering up to $1 million to "incentivize, encourage and reward" people for reports of voter fraud in Texas, even as there's been no evidence of mass voter fraud and experts say it's rare.

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert stepped up his defense of President Donald Trump during a Thursday morning appearance on “Fox and Friends First” in which he called Americans who reject unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud “ignorant” and “biased.”

When SFA Students for Biden outreach worker Launa Castaneda first heard that Joe Biden had secured enough Electoral College votes to win the presidency, she dropped everything to celebrate.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.

After accounting for outstanding mail ballots and collaborating with neighboring counties, the Nacogdoches County Elections Office this week released results of county school board races.

The Nacogdoches County Elections Office on Thursday released results of the Cushing ISD election after accounting for outstanding mail and military ballots.