Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, respectively. “With a margin that small, there will be a recount,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Friday. Likewise, in Arizona, he’s at -14, with 43% who approve and 57% who disapprove. The 2020 election was already on pace to be the most expensive election in history, and now it could get even pricier.

They’re not accounted for in the same way that regular mail would have been.”. When asked which of the two they want the federal government to prioritize, a solid majority — 61% — said it wanted the government to focus on limiting COVID-19’s spread, “even if it damages the economy.” Thirty-seven percent prioritized boosting the economy, “even if it increases the spread of coronavirus.”. The vote counting continues in four key states as Joe Biden remains six electoral votes short of victory. One thing is clear: Whoever wins could shape what America means for generations to come through social policy, the courts and their own example. “There is no challenge that we cannot overcome together.”.

Elections Project. There is nothing suspicious or unusual about vote counting dragging on well after Election Day. Mostly, things are proceeding as expected, the official said. But the allegations of voting issues have taken root beyond Twitter.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is up for reelection and faces Democratic opponent Amy McGrath. “It’s a sign our democracy is in peril.”, Fox News anchor Bret Baier told viewers most of the president’s claims were accurate. With final unofficial results in, Peters has roughly 84,000 more votes than James — roughly eight times the number of votes President Trump had when he won the state by just 10,704 votes — but James is refusing to concede.

Gov. Instead, boarded-up windows punctuated the city’s landscape, with plywood coverings on storefronts spotted as far as 1.5 miles north of the White House. More than 2.5 million people had already voted by mail in Pennsylvania before polls opened Tuesday, Boockvar said.

Former Wisconsin Gov. In addition to Florida, the city of Portland, Maine, has a $15 minimum wage on the ballot. Whether the Republican lawmaker retains his title as majority leader will depend on the outcome of other Senate races.

“We have no doubt that when the count is finished, [Sen. Kamala] Harris and I will be declared the winners.

With ballots still being counted, Barnette trails by more than 50,000 votes. As the country continues to wait for a winner in the race for the White House, Joe Biden is clinging to a lead of 264 electoral votes to President Trump’s 214, according to calls by The Associated Press. She insisted Democrats do not need the critical states of Florida and Pennsylvania to build a path to victory. That’s in addition to the vote-count going on in the swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Just as it has been the heartbeat of this nation for two centuries,” Biden said. ET Thursday.

Republican U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall has defeated Dr. Barbara Bollier in Kansas’ Senate race to retain his party’s hold on the seat, according to The Associated Press. Benson originally estimated to have an unofficial account by Friday, but as of Wednesday, she said election officials are on track to deliver that tally sooner. “This is the president of the United States subverting democracy,” she said. Republicans argued that it is up to the state’s Legislature — not the court — to set rules for how elections are conducted. “The president thinks he’s going to win.”.

Bill Herrle, director of the National Federation of Independent Business in Florida, said passage of the amendment “comes at the worst possible time,” during a pandemic when one-fifth of small businesses aren’t sure they’ll survive. 1 of 11. In his remarks, the former vice president vowed to be a statesman for all Americans and said he would work to bridge the divide struck in the hyper-partisan election cycle. The two candidates remain neck and neck in recent state polling.

However, a recount can’t begin until the state certifies the results. ET, heavyweight swing states Texas, Florida and Ohio had been called for Trump, but many others remained to be called. He spoke with Fox and Friends this morning and was then scheduled to make a short drive to visit Republican National Committee offices in Arlington, Va. Other than that, no other travel is on his schedule. “We always knew it would be close, and there are millions of ballots left to be counted,” said Alex Stack of Schools & Communities First, the pro-Prop 15 coalition. The Trump campaign says it is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a case over counting ballots in Pennsylvania that were postmarked by Nov. 3, Election Day, but received later. On Saturday, Biden joined his former running mate, Barack Obama, for the first time this campaign for drive-in rallies in Detroit and Flint. Mike Roman, the Trump campaign’s director of Election Day operations, shared a tweet claiming that signs supporting Democratic nominee Joe Biden outside polling places in Philadelphia violated election rules. Because of the ongoing pandemic, many states have modified their voting rules, with expanded access to mail-in voting. “The enormous effort made by election workers, supported by many engaged citizens, ensured that voters could cast their votes despite legal and technical challenges and deliberate attempts by the incumbent president to weaken confidence in the election process,” said Gacek. Joe Biden is underperforming there by 9 points, only at 54%, but still with only about half the county in. One proposed allowing doctors in the state to prescribe medical marijuana to people with certain conditions, while the other restricted the program to terminally ill patients. That includes a $5 million wager by a former British banker, purportedly a record for political gambling, according to the British tabloid The Sun.

Trump has called for election officials to stop counting ballots in the states where his leads or margins are shrinking as mail ballots are tallied. Another notable stop: His Wisconsin event is in Kenosha, which saw unrest after the police shooting of a Black man, and then a 17-year-old vigilante was charged with shooting protesters, killing two of them. Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn has defeated Democratic challenger MJ Hegar to win reelection to another term, according to The Associated Press.

The state is also home to a fairly competitive special election Senate race. With roughly 99% of the vote tallied, Biden was leading in the state by over 1,500 votes, according to The Associated Press. A federal judge has granted a motion to temporarily hold off counting the votes of those people who fixed issues with their ballots until the matter is resolved, according to The Bucks County Courier Times. McGrath outraised and outspent McConnell, pouring more than $73 million into the contest by mid-October. They refused to take questions from reporters. In Tarrant County, which went for Donald Trump by 9 points during his 2016 win, Biden is running even with the president. While Daines held a polling lead in September, the two are now neck and neck. ET. Iowa and Ohio were seen as more of a reach, but Biden campaigned in both states in recent weeks, amid promising poll numbers. For millions of Americans, voting on Election Day means carefully rearranging busy work schedules.

The idea that I’m in play in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida â€¦â€. As the counting of votes continues, so does the scrutiny of the U.S. In Snyder County, for example, Kantz said only 11 late-arriving ballots were received on Wednesday. President Trump’s tenure hasn’t been perfect, she said, but she thinks her family is better off. “I know everybody around the country, around the state is eagerly awaiting [the results],” she told reporters Thursday evening. If the AP calls any remaining state for Biden, he would reach 270 electoral votes, and by the AP’s count, he would be president-elect. As Biden wrapped up his final day of campaigning, Bedingfield also said that she felt like the campaign struck the right balance between safety precautions and engaging voters in their communities. What he means is that the Biden campaign got voters who otherwise would have voted on Election Day to turn out early — but the Biden campaign doesn’t have enough Election Day votes to ensure a win. “We are in the battle for the soul of this nation,” he said in his launch video. Two hearings were scheduled Wednesday for lawsuits filed by Republicans. She has held a stake in an WNBA team, the Atlanta Dream, and previously headed up a subsidiary under the NYSE’s owner, Intercontinental Exchange. Pennsylvania is particularly central to President Trump’s reelection, and his campaign has sought, without evidence, to claim that Phiadelphia’s election practices contribute to fraud. But Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said at a Thursday press conference that work is being done by a county Return Board, which, by state law, is not permitted to meet prior to the Friday after an election. The two candidates with the top vote percentages — Democrat Raphael Warnock, a pastor from Atlanta, and Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a businesswoman who was appointed to the seat and took office in early 2020 — will be on the ballot. In Pennsylvania alone, more than 1.1 million ballots still need to be counted as of 2:30 p.m. Biden said he’s feeling confident about Arizona and said the campaign is still “in the game for Georgia” and is feeling good about Wisconsin and Michigan.

So far Democrats have picked up one seat in Colorado, where GOP Sen. Cory Gardner was defeated by John Hickenlooper. With Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia, Biden would get to 306, the same number of electoral votes Trump won in 2016. It literally has a hard stop.”. Investors are hoping that Congress and the White House can agree on another stimulus bill to cushion the impact of ongoing coronavirus lockdowns, which have led to mass layoffs and business closures.