Election 2020
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EXPLAINER: Why AP called Michigan for Biden

Democrat Joe Biden has won the electoral battleground of Michigan, the third state that President Donald Trump carried in 2016 that the former vice president has flipped. The Biden victory narrows … more

Did social media actually counter election misinformation?

Ahead of the election, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube promised to clamp down on election misinformation, including unsubstantiated charges of fraud and premature declarations of victory by candidates. … more

Trump sues in Pennsylvania, Michigan; asks for Wisconsin recount

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump campaign said it filed lawsuits Wednesday in Pennsylvania and Michigan, laying the groundwork for contesting the outcome in undecided battleground states that could … more

Mace flips South Carolina seat in US House back to GOP

COLUMBIA — Republican Nancy Mace has defeated incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham, dealing a blow to the gains South Carolina Democrats made two years ago.Mace, a member of the state House, beat … more

6 incumbents, including Wilson, win US House races in SC

COLUMBIA, — Six U.S. House incumbents from South Carolina easily won reelection Tuesday. The newest one lost. Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham lost to Republican Nancy Mace as the GOP … more

Democrats losing paths to Senate control as GOP hangs on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes fading for Senate control, Democrats had a disappointing election night as Republicans swatted down an onslaught of challengers and fought to retain their fragile … more

Presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday morning, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for three familiar … more

6:25 A.M. -- EXPLAINING RACE CALLS: Presidential race too early to call

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press is not calling the presidential race yet because neither candidate has secured the 270 electoral college votes needed to claim victory.Republican … more

George Floyd's brother rallies voters on Election Day

NEW YORK (AP) - The murmurs spread quickly among the poll workers late Tuesday morning at a Brooklyn neighborhood station: George Floyd's brother was present. A few came up to Terrence Floyd, whose brother George died in the custody of … more

Presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states; Trump prematurely claims victory

WASHINGTON — The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for three familiar battleground states … more

Gerald Malloy keeps state Senate seat in District 29

State Sen. Gerald Malloy, D-Hartsville, won his reelection bid for District 29 in the state Senate in Tuesday’s general election. According to election-night totals, Malloy earned 53.7% of … more

Corley wins 2nd term on Sumter City Council in Ward 4

City of Sumter’s Ward 4 incumbent will remain in the seat for another four-year term after winning the election Tuesday night. Sumter City Councilman Steve Corley defeated Mark Dingle with … more

Sumter County approves Sunday beer and wine sales

You will soon be able to buy beer and wine from a store on Sundays. Sumter County voters chose in favor of allowing alcohol sales seven days a week during the general election that culminated … more

Kimberly Johnson wins bid for state House of Representatives District 64

Kimberly Johnson won the state House District 64 seat over Republican challenger Cindy Risher in Tuesday’s general election. According to election-night totals, Johnson earned 54.3% of the … more

Kevin Johnson wins reelection to state Senate District 36

State Sen. Kevin Johnson, D-Manning, won his third term for District 36 in the state Senate on Tuesday. According to election-night totals, Johnson earned 57.4% of the vote, or 24,954 votes. … more

James Blassingame, Talitha Harrison make runoff for Sumter City Council Ward 2

The election for Sumter City Council’s Ward 2 seat is not yet finished, and two candidates will compete in a runoff for the race. James Blassingame and Talitha Harrison tallied the most … more

Routes to Senate control narrow as GOP holds back Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle for control of the Senate tightened Tuesday after Democrats picked up a seat in Colorado, but suffered a setback in Alabama, and Republicans held their own in … more

Gloria Lee wins Area 6 seat on Sumter school board

Political newcomer Gloria Lee won Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees Area 6 race in Tuesday’s general election over three challengers. According to election-night totals, Lee … more

11:29 P.M. - EXPLAINING RACE CALLS: Idaho, Oregon, California and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here is an alphabetical state-by-state look at how and why The Associated Press is calling U.S. states in the 2020 presidential election. States will be added throughout … more

11:20 P.M. -- Senate Latest: Loeffler, Warnock head to Ga. Senate runoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate races in the 2020 election (all times local):11:20 p.m.In Georgia, Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock have advanced to a Jan. 5 … more
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