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FILE - In this June 28, 2020, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton waits on the flight line for the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence at Love Field in Dallas. Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later recommended for a job with the wealthy donor now at the center of criminal allegations against him, according to two people who said Paxton told them about the relationship. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
November 21, 2020 - 12:41 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The FBI recently opened a criminal investigation into claims that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton abused his office to benefit a wealthy donor. The probe, which was confirmed to The Associated Press by two people with knowledge of it who spoke on the condition of anonymity because...
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In this Nov. 3, 2020, photo, Rafael Fagundo rings a bell as he and other supporters of President Donald Trump chant and wave flags outside the Versailles Cuban restaurant during a celebration on election night in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. As election postmortems go, the one that began in Florida Wednesday was especially wrenching for Democrats. While they could share in the possibility of a Biden victory, as other battleground states continue to tally votes, the soul searching and second-guessing has begun amid another high-profile loss at the ballot box. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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November 05, 2020 - 7:42 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Perhaps only in Florida is a loss by fewer than 4 percentage points considered a public drubbing. In a state famous for razor-thin margins, the size of former Vice President Joe Biden's loss to President Donald Trump was humiliating for Democrats and sent many searching for...
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Demonstrator Gina Dusterhoft holds up a sign as she walks to join others standing across the street from the federal courthouse in Houston, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, before a hearing in federal court involving drive-thru ballots cast in Harris County. The lawsuit was brought by conservative Texas activists, who have railed against expanded voting access in Harris County, in an effort to invalidate nearly 127,000 votes in Houston because the ballots were cast at drive-thru polling centers established during the pandemic. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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November 02, 2020 - 11:18 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday rejected another last-ditch Republican effort to invalidate nearly 127,000 votes in Houston because the ballots were cast at drive-thru polling centers established during the pandemic. The lawsuit was brought by conservative Texas activists who have railed...
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Voters cast their ballots for the general election at Victory Houston polling station in Houston, on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The location was one of the Harris County's 24-hour locations. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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October 30, 2020 - 11:56 pm
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ surprising status as a battleground came into clearer focus on Friday as Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris devoted one of the race's final days to campaigning across America's largest red state and early voter turnout zoomed past 9 million — already...
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Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., meets with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trumps nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, not pictured, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
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October 30, 2020 - 10:25 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The final debate between Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, scheduled for Sunday, has been canceled after Perdue dropped out to attend a campaign rally. Polls show a tight race between the two candidates heading into the final days of the campaign...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the "March for Life" rally on the National Mall in Washington. The Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is heightening a sense of alarm among supporters of abortion rights. And it’s fueling a surge of optimism among abortion opponents. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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September 21, 2020 - 12:12 am
It's been a throwaway line in presidential campaigns for years: Roe v. Wade is on the ballot. This time it is very real. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg so close to a presidential election and the vacancy it creates on the Supreme Court, coupled with President Donald Trump's political...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden talks to Mayor of Duluth Emily Larson, second from left, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, at the Amazing Grace Bakery & Cafe in Duluth, Minn., Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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September 18, 2020 - 6:39 pm
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A solidly blue state for the past half century, Minnesota became an unquestioned presidential battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought for working-class voters in dueling events that marked the beginning of early voting. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo supporters watch the program outside the venue where Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden is speaking, during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. Biden’s strength with Latino voters may be slipping, but he’s betting he can overcome any weakness with this critical group of voters by assembling a broader coalition of seniors, suburbanites and African Americans. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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September 14, 2020 - 8:15 am
MIAMI (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris' motorcade raced past Colombian neighborhoods and made a quick stop for takeout in Doral — or “Doral-zuela” as it's known locally because of its large Venezuelan population — before speeding through the Cuban stronghold of Hialeah. But during her first trip to...
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Pinellas County poll worker Jeanne Coffey wears a protective shield as she worked the front door at the Coliseum Ball Room during the state's primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Scott Keller/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
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August 19, 2020 - 9:37 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The votes were swiftly counted, winners were declared, and by about 10 o'clock that night most of the results of Tuesday's primary election — one with large numbers of mailed votes — were known in Florida. Yes, Florida. The poster child for election meltdowns, where the...
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Kelly Johnson, right, takes part in a protest on June 10, 2020, in Tampa, Florida, after losing her job from the coronavirus pandemic and struggled to get unemployment benefits. Now, the unemployed single mother of eight is running for office — as a Democrat — in a bid to oust a state legislator who is one of Florida’s rising Republican stars. She knows it's a long shot, but Johnson hopes even a loss will serve a purpose for Democrats: Boosting turnout in the race to evict Trump from the White House. (AP Photo/courtesy of Kelly Johnson)
July 21, 2020 - 12:19 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Before the coronavirus pandemic sickened Florida's economy, and before the Black Lives Matter movement widened her eyes to racial injustice, Kelly Johnson had little interest in politics except to occasionally cast a ballot. In 2018, she voted for the Republican in the...
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