2020 Election News

AP decides not to declare Iowa caucus winner after recount

File-In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, a pedestrian walks past a sign for the Iowa Caucuses on a downtown skywalk, in Des Moines, Iowa. The Iowa Democratic Party is agreeing to recount the results in about two dozen of almost 1,700 precinct caucuses as part of the ongoing process to resolve the weeks-long question of who won Iowa's tarnished presidential caucuses. Campaign officials for former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders asked for a combined 23 precincts to be recounted. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

The Iowa Democratic Party has released updated results of the Iowa caucuses after the completion of a recount requested by the campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg

Democrats focus on Super Tuesday even as South Carolina looms

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets people at a campaign event in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The South Carolina primary is just two days away, but the race is quickly going national as candidates pivot to the 14 states that vote on Super Tuesday

AP-NORC poll: Election security, integrity worry Americans

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, a man feeds a ballot card into a digital voting machine during a demonstration in Raleigh, N.C.  Americans have widespread concerns about the security and integrity of elections. Few say they have high confidence that votes in the 2020 presidential election will be counted accurately. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds skepticism about the democratic process in the United States.  (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)

Americans have widespread concerns about the security and integrity of elections

Sanders takes hits at debate while gaining spotlight as front-runner

Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democratic foes unleashed a torrent of attacks on presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders on the debate stage Tuesday night in Charleston, South Carolina

Debate takeaways: Bernie bruised but not broken

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., talks with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Everyone ganged up on Bernie Sanders during the latest Democratic presidential debate

Gauthier announces candidacy for 40th District state House seat

Lauren Gauthier, a Republican member of Groton's Representative Town Meeting and special projects manager for an oyster farm, has announced that she is running for state representative for the 40th...

Democrats unload on Bernie Sanders in likely debate preview

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during First in the South Dinner, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Democratic rivals to Bernie Sanders are preparing to try to knock him off his front-runner perch in a debate before a critical South Carolina primary that could dramatically reshape the race

Security adviser: I've seen no intel of Moscow helping Trump

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2020, file photo, national security adviser Robert O'Brien addresses media during a news conference in Berlin. O'Brien said he's seen no intelligence indicating that Russia is doing anything to try to help get the president re-elected. O'Brien's comments were released Saturday, Feb. 22, in a transcript of an interview with ABC's “This Week with George Stephanopoulos

President Donald Trump's national security adviser says he has not seen any intelligence indicating that Russia is doing anything to help the president in the upcoming election as it did in 2016

Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders, waves his hand during a rally in El Paso, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Briana Sanchez/The El Paso Times via AP)

Bernie Sanders has scored a resounding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses

Twitter suspends 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts for campaign's strategy

"We have taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam," Twitter spokesman Brenden Lee told The Washington Post in an email.

Democrats are on a perilous course as they seek a nominee to challenge Trump

That the Democratic nomination campaign has come to this was never in anybody's calculus.

Massachusetts primary voters can start casting early ballots Monday

Massachusetts voters can start casting early ballots in the presidential primaries

Intel officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy

FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Intelligence officials say Russia is interfering with the 2020 election to try to help Trump get reelected, The New York Times reported Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

A new warning about Russian interference in the 2020 election is raising questions about whether the U.S. is doing enough to prevent the kind of meddling the country saw in the 2016 election

Report: Intel officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at The Broadmoor World Arena, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Intelligence officials have told lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election with the goal of getting President Donald Trump reelected

Trump campaign, RNC to spend $10M on voting lawsuits

President Donald Trump arrives to give the commencement address at the

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee announced they will spend more than $10 million during the 2020 election cycle to battle Democrats on...

Democrats' feisty debate reaches nearly 20 million viewers

Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, left, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., try to answer a question during a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Nearly 20 million television viewers tuned in to Thursday's Democratic presidential debate

Democrats renew push to extend voting rights in Connecticut

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is making a new push for legislation that would extend voting rights to parolees, codify in state law the automatic voter registration now offered by the DMV,...

Bloomberg, Sanders under attack at Democrats' Nevada debate

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., stand on stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The first major test of billionaire Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign is playing out in Las Vegas

Two Republicans vying for 19th Senate District nomination

Kelley Peck of Columbia and Steve Weir of Hebron are seeking the party's endorsement to challenge four-term incumbent Democrat Cathy Osten.

Groton woman: 'God sent Trump to save America'

Flags supporting the reelection of President Donald Trump adorn the Alina home on Route 1 in Groton Friday, February 14, 2020. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Retired postal worker Cynthia Alina has large Trump flags in the front yard of her Groton home.

Norwich couple: Mayor Pete is 'likable and honest'

Elissa and Marc Campos pose with their Shih-Poo Alfonzo and their Pete Buttigieg campaign sign at their Norwich home Friday, February 14, 2020. The Camposes recently moved to Connecticut from Indiana. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A former Indiana couple met Pete Buttigieg in November in New Hampshire and brought two "Pete 2020" signs back to their Norwich home.

Local Democrats still sorting out the presidential field

Members of the media watch the broadcast of the Democratic presidential primary debate, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Iowa and New Hampshire give voters a lot to consider on who can best combat Trump

Names for Connecticut Democratic and GOP primaries released

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announces the names of Democratic candidates who will appear on the state's presidential primary ballots on April 28, during a news conference in Hartford, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Haigh)

Connecticut's secretary of the state has announced which candidates will appear on the ballot for the state's April 28 presidential primaries

Facebook to allow paid political messages that aren't ads

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a campaign rally at the Buffalo Soldier Museum in Houston, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner stands at right. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Facebook has decided to allow a type of paid political message that had sidestepped many of the social network's rules governing political ads

In South, Bloomberg aims to move past stop-and-frisk remarks

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg speaks during a rally at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Michael Bloomberg is on a two-day campaign swing through the South

Klobuchar surged in New Hampshire. Can she make it count?

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at her election night party, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar is hoping her strong third-place finish in New Hampshire will provide enough momentum to be competitive in Nevada and the states that come next in the...

Analysis: Sanders win ups pressure on moderates to coalesce

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives to speak to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is benefiting from a crowded and fractured Democratic presidential field

In 2015 audio, Bloomberg advocates targeting minorities

In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to supporters, in Detroit. Bloomberg won the votes of New Hampshire's Dixville Notch community, hanging onto its tradition of being among the first to cast ballots in the presidential primary, early Tuesday, Feb. 11. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Michael Bloomberg is under fire for resurfaced comments in which he says the way to bring down murder rates is to "put a lot of cops" in minority neighborhoods because that's where "all the crime is

What to watch in New Hampshire's primary on Tuesday night

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., accompanied by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., left, takes the stage at campaign stop at the Whittemore Center Arena at the University of New Hampshire, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Democratic presidential race is deeply unsettled heading into the New Hampshire primary

Nevada Democrats to rely on paper-based early caucus voting

Nevada’s Democratic Party has announced new paper-based balloting for its early vote starting Saturday

Midnight special: Small New Hampshire town votes for Bloomberg in primary

Selectman Les Otten, left, casts the first ballot of the New Hampshire presidential primary election during the midnight vote at The Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch, N.H., early Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Three of the five votes went to Democratic candidate and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Paul Hayes/Caledonian-Record via AP)

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has won the votes of a tiny New Hampshire community that barely hung onto its tradition of being among the first to cast ballots in the presidential...

How crucial is New Hampshire win? Depends on the candidate.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden kisses Brayden Harrington, 12, at a campaign stop at Cilford Community Curch, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Gilford, N.H. Biden and Harrington have spoken to each other about their stutter they have both struggled with. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidates are taking varied approaches ahead of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary

Voices of the Voters: who is your pick for president?

Stickers are handed out as voters go to the polls Aug. 14, 2012, to vote in Democratic and Republican primaries. The Day is seeking residents of southeastern Connecticut who are registered voters and would be willing to talk to a reporter about the upcoming presidential election. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Voices of the Voters: who is your pick for president?

Former congressman Walsh ends 2020 GOP bid against Trump

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Republican presidential candidate and former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., listens to a question during a debate in New York. Walsh said Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, he is suspending his campaign. (AP Photo/Julius Constantine Motal, File)

Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh is ending his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump

Senate committee: Obama officials hamstrung by Russia election attack

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Senate Intelligence Committee has released a report that looks at the Obama administration's response to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election

Mohegan elders council invalidates Mark Brown's election, orders new tribal vote

Mark Brown defeated Ken Davison by a single vote in Dec. 8 election to fill tribal council seat vacated by his brother, former Chairman Kevin Brown.

DNC chair calls for 'recanvass' of Iowa results after delays

This combination of Jan. 26, 2020, photos shows at left, Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Jan. 26, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa; and at right Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in Sioux City, Iowa. After a daylong delay, partial results from Iowa's Democratic caucuses showed Buttigieg and Sanders ahead of the pack. (AP Photo)

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee is calling for a “recanvass” of the results of the Iowa caucuses

Buttigieg, Sanders leading as more Iowa returns slowly come in

A pedestrian walks past a sign for the Iowa Caucuses on a downtown skywalk, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The Iowa Democratic Party is blaming a “coding issue in the reporting system” for its delay in releasing caucus results

Voices of the Voters: Who is your favorite candidate for president?

Voters go to the polls at Stanton School in Norwich on Nov. 8, 2016. The Day is seeking residents of southeastern Connecticut who are registered voters and would be willing to talk to a reporter about the upcoming presidential election.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Day is seeking residents of southeastern Connecticut who are registered voters and would be willing to talk to a reporter about the upcoming presidential election.

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Denmark not socialist, but values economic, educational fairness

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