Here's the latest local and national news about the 2020 election, including updates on the candidates, the polls and the major issues.
Democratic voters in Texas were more likely to cast their ballots by mail than Republican voters in the last election.
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) — 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.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday picked as the state's new elections chief an attorney who briefly joined former President Donald Trump's legal team last year… Read more
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — At a recent house party near the U.S.-Mexico border, the conversation with Democratic congressional candidate Rochelle Garza flowed from schools and taxes to immigrat… Read more
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The most closely watched attempt by Republicans to examine the 2020 presidential election in a battleground state lost by former President Donald Trump is coming to an e… Read more
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.”
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.
In Texas, at least 66% of the 17 million registered voters cast ballots in the 2020 general election. That’s 6.6 percentage points higher than total turnout in 2016.
A relatively equal number of Republicans and Democrats voted in Nacogdoches County using mail-in ballots despite President Donald Trump’s repeated railings against voting by mail.