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2020 Election Updates

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The WFUV Newsroom is providing election updates in the weeks leading up to the 2020 election on November 3rd and if necessary for the weeks after.  The newsroom will update this page regularly as needed.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020

  • Trump administration revives talk of action on birthright citizenship
  • Georgia secretary of state certifies Biden's win
  • Fact checking McEnany's first White House press briefing since Trump's election loss
  • Biden turns 78, officially making him oldest president-elect
  • CNN: Trump undercuts American democracy as he clings to power
  • Georgia confirms Biden victory and finds no widespread fraud after statewide audit

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2020

  • Biden approaches 80 million votes in historic victory
  • Trump’s attempts to overturn the election are unparalleled in U.S. history
  • Trump legal team claims broad conspiracy to manipulate election

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2020

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020

  • Joe Biden names senior staff
  • PA supreme court rejects Trump Campaign ballot observer complaint

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020

  • Trump tweets for the first time that Biden won election but continues to insist it was rigged
  • Trump backers drop voter fraud lawsuits in 4 states

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020

  • President-elect Biden names longtime aide Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff
  • Georgia Republicans are supporting Trump's legal challenges because they seek Trump voters in January runoffs
  • New York Republicans have been silent on Trump's debunked fraud claims, Gothamist writes

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2020

  • The Biden team is considering legal options if  the Trump administration continues stalling
  • Here's who's on Joe Biden's COVID-19 advisory board

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2020

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2020

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2020

  • Biden's nearly insurmountable math
  • Biden leads Trump in Pennsylvania; It may take days to finish counting ballots in Philly 
  • Trump unhappy with legal team's lack of major impact on election count
  • Trump’s false election fraud claims split Republicans
  • How Biden gained an edge in Michigan
  • CNN: How Trump is *already* laying the groundwork for 2024
  • Biden ahead in Georgia, Pennsylvania; Trump attacks process
  • Fox News instructs anchors not to call Biden 'President-elect'
  • Fox News: Presidential race could be decided by Pennsylvania case before Supreme Court

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2020

  • Trump casts doubt on results
  • Georgia dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit as count continues
  • Trump campaign files lawsuit in Nevada, alleging fraud
  • Michigan judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit
  • Biden receives COVID-19 briefing as vote count continues

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2020

  • As the AP calls Wisconsin for Biden the Trump campaign says it will request a recount
  • The Trump campaign is suing to stop ballot counts in MI and PA
  • Joe Biden is projected to win MI
  • Trump campaign files with US Supreme Court to block late arriving ballots in PA
  • Biden speaks in Delaware, confident about his chances

ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE

  • Joe Biden wins Minnesota (10 electoral votes)
  • Andy Kim (D) wins re-election in NJ's 3rd Congressional District
  • Elise Stefanik (R) wins re-election to NY's 21st Congressional District
  • Josh Gottheimer (D) wins re-election to NJ's 5th Congressional District
  • Brian Higgins (D) wins re-election to NY's 26th Congressional District
  • Jamaal Bowman (D) wins election to NY's 16th Congressional District
  • GA Republican who supports QAnon wins US House seat
  • Grace Meng (D) wins re-election in NY's 6th Congressional District
  • New Jersey legalizes recreational marijuana
  • Jerrold Nadler (D) wins re-election to NY's 10th Congressional District
  • Delaware elects first transgender state senator, Sarah McBride
  • Christopher Smith (R) wins re-election to NJ's 4th Congressional District
  • Democrats lose Senate seat as Tommy Tuberville beats Doug Jones in Alabama
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) wins re-election to NY's 14th Congressional District
  • Hakeem Jeffries (D) wins re-election to NY's 8th Congressional District
  • Donald Norcross (D) wins re-election to NJ's 1st Congressional District
  • Ritchie Torres (D) elected to NY's 15th Congressional District
  • Bill Pascrell (D) wins re-election to NJ's 9th Congressional District
  • Lindsey Graham (R) wins re-election to Senate in South Carolina
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) wins re-election to NJ's 12th Congressional District
  • Carolyn Maloney (D) wins re-election to NY's 12th Congressional District
  • Nydia Velazquez (D) wins re-election to NY's 7th Congressional District
  • Adriano Espaillat (D) wins re-election to NY's 13th Congressional District
  • Mikie Sherrill (D) wins re-election to NJ's 13th Congressional District
  • Yvette Clark (D) wins re-election to NY's 9th Congressional District
  • John Hickenlooper (D) wins election to Senate, beating incumbent Cory Gardner
  • Albio Sires (D) wins re-election to U.S. House in NJ's 8th Congressional District
  • Joe Biden wins New York
  • Largest county in GA delays count after pipe burst in room with ballots
  • Senator Cory Booker (D) wins reelection in New Jersey
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wins reelection in Kentucky
  • Joe Biden wins New Jersey, Connecticut

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020

  • Biden sweeps all 5 votes in tiny town known for announcing results first
  • Despite large early voting numbers New Yorkers show up for election day in droves
  • NYC voting cheat sheet
  • Four states including NJ could legalize Marijuana today
  • Tonight's paths to victory for Biden and President Trump

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2020

  • New Yorkers have cast more than 2 million votes before Election Day
  • Trump supporters continue to cause traffic disruptions, including in NY and NJ
  • In closing cases, candidates are homing in on Pennsylvania
  • NYT: Americans Afraid "Not for Themselves, but for the Country"
  • A key Senate race in Maine could be influenced by new ranked-choice voting

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2020

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2020

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020

  • Connecticut's voter registration deadline is today although it is still possible to register at the polls
  • What you need to know for day 4 of early voting
  • How to spot voter suppresion and what to do
  • Amy Coney Barret sworn in and asked to recuse herself from election matters
  • Justice Dept. can't represent Trump in E. Jean Carroll lawsuit
  • NYC Mayor De Blasio waits in 2 hour line to vote
  • Can Biden win the election without PA?

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2020

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020

  • Biden says coronavirus vaccine must be 'freely available to everyone'
  • Trump’s campaign schedules rally in Lancaster County
  • Mayor de Blasio: NYC to dispatch ‘hundreds’ of poll watchers on Election Day 
  • Early voting in 2020 has already exceeded all of 2016’s early votes
  • Stimulus deal signed by President before election increasingly unlikely as time runs out
  • Second stimulus checks: Pelosi says deal can happen before election if Trump approves
  • Final presidential debate: Fact checking Trump and Biden
  • Actress Milano says voters will choose between 'America or Trump' in 2020 election
  • GOP pollster says Trump won the final debate but Biden ‘won the war’
  • Early Voting in NYC: When it starts, and what to expect

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020

    • With roughly two weeks to go before the election Biden holds a nearly 9 point lead over Trump
    • USA Today makes first presidential endorsement for Biden
    • Electoral College Explained: How Biden faces and uphill battle
    • A stock market researcher predicts incumbent Donald Trump as 2020 winner
    • U.S. on pace for record early voting turnout

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020

    • Supreme Court Rules PA can count ballots recieved after elections day
    • The Debate Commission says it will mute candidates mics during initial responses for each topic at Thursday's debate
    • Trump campaign demands topic change for final debate
    • While Trump demands AG Barr investigate Hunter Biden, Dozens of former intel officers say story is Russian disinformation
    • Biden campaign calls lid on events to focus on debate prep