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.
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.
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
More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transfo… Read more
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The whispers about Texas are picking up again. Read more
NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out for Britney Spears and the Jonas Bros.: CBS News is building a new high-tech election night set in the Times Square studio where MTV's “Total Request Live” ruled the … Read more
PLANO, Texas (AP) — As parishioners at the evangelical church in the Dallas suburbs gathered for Sunday services, they walked past two tables of voter guides and sample ballots in the lobby, w… Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by massive fundraising success, Democratic Senate candidates are mounting a push in Republican states that few would have thought possible just a few months ago, placi… Read more
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison has shattered congressional fundraising records, bringing in $57 million in the final quarter for his U.S. Senate campaign against … Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vulnerable Republicans are increasingly taking careful, but clear, steps to distance themselves from President Donald Trump, one sign of a new wave of GOP anxiety that the pr… Read more
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.
WASHINGTON — In a rare moment in the Trump era, several Texas Republicans pushed back against President Donald Trump on Thursday when he floated in a tweet the idea of delaying the presidential election in November. The president does not have the legal authority to move Election Day; that p…