Walker, Kemp campaign in Ga. together for the 1st time
Fresh off his commanding re-election victory, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Saturday is playing the role of dutiful Republican soldier campaigning for the first time alongside Senate hopeful Herschel Walker after spending months steering clear of his ticket-mate.
Arizona county leaders end hand-count lawsuit, cite recount
Two Republicans who control the board in a rural southeastern Arizona county have decided to withdraw a lawsuit they filed early this week seeking to force their own elections director to hand-count all the ballots cast in-person on Election Day.
Wisconsin's top Republican sues to block Jan. 6 subpoena
Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly leader is suing to block a subpoena that orders him to testify before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection about a conversation he had with Donald Trump about overturning the 2020 election. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos filed the lawsuit on Sunday in federal court in Wisconsin arguing that the subpoena falls outside the scope of the committee’s investigation into last year's Capitol attack and infringes on his legislative immunity from civil process. Vos, who had a falling out with Trump this summer, also alleged that the short notice of the subpoena placed an undue burden on him.news.yahoo.com
Wisconsin GOP leader fires 2020 election investigator
The Wisconsin Assembly Republican leader who hired a former state Supreme Court justice to investigate the 2020 election fired him Friday, after the former justice and former President Donald Trump backed the lawmaker’s opponent. Speaker Robin Vos firing of Michael Gableman ends a 14-month probe that began with Vos voicing full confidence in Gableman’s abilities. Vos had rejected Gableman's determination that lawmakers should consider decertifying the 2020 election, as Trump wants.news.yahoo.com
Abbott sets special election to fill House seat left vacant by Eddie Lucio III
Governor Greg Abbott has ordered a special election be held to fill the Texas House of Representative seat left vacant Eddie Lucio III. Abbott issued a proclamation Thursday which calls for the special election to be held on Saturday, May 7, for House District 28. Lucio announced in October that he would not seek re-election. According to the Texas Tribune, Lucio sent a letter to Abbott in January stating he would step down on Jan. 31. The governor’s office said candidates who wish to have their names placed on the special election ballot must file their applications with the Secretary of State no later than 5 p.m. on March 7.myrgv.com
Edinburg runoff early voting on pace to surpass general election
The number of early votes cast so far in the Edinburg runoff elections is on pace to surpass the number of people who voted during the early voting period of the general election held last month. The turnout, so far, is about 500 short of the 5,906 total people who voted during the early voting period last month. Whether eligible voters will actually continue to turn out enough to surpass the total number of votes cast in the general election remains unclear. So a runoff election was needed for each race. Former Edinburg City Manager Ramiro Garza Jr. received the most votes with 3,499 votes, while current Mayor Richard Molina followed with 3,462 votes in the general election.myrgv.com
Wisconsin mayors targeted amid GOP-ordered election probe
The Republican-hired attorney investigating the 2020 election told Wisconsin lawmakers during a testy hearing Wednesday he has filed a lawsuit to force officials in Green Bay and Madison to provide testimony. The simultaneous meetings come as Republicans in Wisconsin are increasing the pressure on election officials. Lawmakers have called for the resignation of the state's nonpartisan top election administrator and a sheriff who supports Donald Trump called for prosecuting five of the commission's six members.news.yahoo.com
Twitter happy to see John King reporting on Georgia runoff
The ongoing saga may finally be coming to a close following Tuesday's Senate runoffs in Georgia. Twitter wasn't too excited to still be dealing with the election, but many found joy in seeing the real stars of the 2020 election: CNN's John King and his smart board. King and his smart board were often the sole comforts for Americans watching elections in recent memory. We might be able to put 2020 election woes behind us this year. History has been made, and Raphael Warnock has won one of two Georgia Senate runoffs Wednesday.chron.com
With vote counting completed, Rep. Lauren Underwood declares victory. But Jim Oberweis wants a recount.
“This was a historic election: more than 400,000 members of our community cast votes in this race. I want to say thank you to our elections officials for ensuring that every voter was able to safely participate in this election. Our democracy is precious, and it requires participation.”chicagotribune.com
Op-ed: Taking Black executives to the next level and beyond
The 2020 presidential election was a tight contest that painted a vivid picture highlighting our country's division along racial lines. One would be ignorant to believe that these sentiments do not bleed over into corporate America and the business world at large. It was invigorating to hear both the president-elect and vice president-elect acknowledge the power of the voice of Black voters. In this post-election atmosphere, where Black Americans are left contemplating how we move forward, we must continue to press on toward fostering Black excellence in corporate America by building the talent pipeline of the current and next generation of Black leaders. They too need to remain focused on developing and retaining high potential Black talent, promoting deserving role models so that everyone knows what is possible.cnbc.com
Daywatch: Biden leads in Georgia, Pritzker warns of possible statewide crackdown and 10 restaurants to order from for Take Out challenge
Meanwhile, the election is stretching on as ballot counting continues in battleground states and the winner of the presidency — and some local races — remains unknown. Follow along with the latest results here and national updates here.chicagotribune.com
Too close to call: Here are the paths to victory for Biden, Trump
GettyThe 2020 presidential election has been a roller coaster every step of the way. While the pollsters are still crunching the numbers as votes roll in, political analysts are charting exactly how each candidate can reach 270 electoral votes and clinch the presidency. Biden currently leads the electoral vote tally 238-213 as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. Both President Trump and Vice President Joe Biden have separate paths to victory. The high-stake states which are too close to call include Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, and Arizona.chron.com
Here's why you're not getting a $1,200 stimulus check before election day
The election is less than a week away, which means another round of stimulus may take months to materialize. After confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced that the Senate would be recessed until Nov 9. The hiatus means that the next stimulus bill will almost certainly not pass before the election and negotiations will most likely be delayed until at least January 2021, according to Garrett Watson, a senior policy analyst at the Tax Foundation. Check out this video to learn how likely Congress is to pass a stimulus bill after the election and to see what the results of the election will mean for future stimulus legislation. More from Invest in You:'Predictably Irrational' author says this is what investors should be doing during the pandemicCoronavirus forced this couple into a 27-day quarantine amid their honeymoon cruiseHow to prepare for a family member with Covid-19Disclosure: NBCUniversal and Comcast Ventures are investors in Acorns.cnbc.com
Chicago election officials still looking to assign polling places for 7 precincts in the final stretch to Election Day
“Each election, there are always a number of precincts where the previous location cannot host a polling place, because of construction or some other change in operations,” said Marisel Hernandez, chairwoman of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. “This election is similar, except now we had to change many polling place locations to move to larger spaces that allow for social distancing between work stations for election judges and the booths for voters.”chicagotribune.com
Baltimore voters face watershed moment with mayoral primary
In this June 7, 2018, photo, Thiru Vignarajah is shown after a candidate's forum for the office of Baltimore State's Attorney, in Baltimore. Although Tuesday's election is a primary, Democrats outnumber Republicans 10-1 in Baltimore, all but assuring them a general election win in November. The other front-runners are City Council President Brandon Scott, former Maryland Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah and former U.S. Treasury Department Undersecretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller. Bernard C. Jack Young automatically became mayor after Catherine Pugh resigned, given his position at the time as City Council president. Young is seeking reelection, promising voters he will clean up the city, reduce crime and invest in the communitys youth.
White House punts economic update as election draws near
Paul Winfree, a former Trump White House director of budget policy, doubted that the holdup on the economic update was on Trump's radar. Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, noted that the law requires the White House to update its budget forecast. In 2017, the Trump administration criticized the Obama administration for rosy expectations of growth during the Great Recession more than a decade ago. An updated forecast in the mid-session review could make the Trump White House a similar target for criticism. This is a White House that is in denial about the trajectory of the economy.___Associated Press writers Alexandra Jaffe and Emily Swanson in Washington contributed to this report.