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Election Challenge: Safe, Accurate Voting in Pandemic Era

Despite skeptics in high places — President Donald Trump, for example — of mailing a ballot to every active registered voter in California, local election officials are answering with their own message: All votes will be accurately counted, and rigorous saf...

Opinion: Why Biden’s VP Pick Matters

Sometime within the next week or so, Joe Biden will make the most important decision of his political career. If he is elected president in November, it could have momentous — or disastrous — consequences for t...

Trump vs. Biden: Where They Stand on Health, Economy, More

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, both promise sweeping progress over the next four years –- via starkly different paths. Trump, like many fellow Republicans, holds out tax reductions and regulatory cuts as econom...
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Trump Floats November Election Delay, but It Won’t Happen

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, lagging in the polls and confronted by fresh evidence of an economic collapse and an escalating public health crisis, on T202hursday suggested delaying the Nov. 3 presidential election as he pushed unsubstantiated allegatio...

Record Number of LGBTQ Candidates Running for Office in US

NEW YORK — The number of openly LGBTQ elected officials in the United States has more than doubled in the past four years — and those ranks could soon grow, thanks to a record field of LGBTQ candidates this year, according to new data from an advocacy and rese...