Democracy Dies in Darkness
The effort reflects a broader reality for Democrats: Many of the voters who were energized to come to the polls for Barack Obama did not turn out for Hillary Clinton, contributing heavily to her loss.
(Glenn Harvey for The Post)
Researchers say the online feedback loop between Trump, high-profile influencers and rank-and-file followers is a danger to the election.
Jeremy Carl, who has called Black Lives Matter a racist organization, cited an opinion by a leading alt-right figure who said Black people destroy any civilization they control.
Republican Jackie Johnson, who previously coasted to victory, faces an independent who made the ballot late this year in part because of people seeking “Justice for Ahmaud.”
More Top Stories
Locals and officials search for survivors at a collapsed building in Izmir, Turkey, after an earthquake struck the Aegean Sea region Friday. (Tuncay Dersinlioglu/Reuters)
The administration has accelerated its push to deregulate in the weeks before the election and has 40 more rollbacks underway.
Guards searched detainees after they met with attorneys, went to chapel or left their dorm area.
The protests came a day after three people were killed in a knife attack in a church in France.
Trending
Alexa Juliana Ard, Sarah Hashemi, Luis Antonio Rojas/The Washington Post
No longer just cartels: Criminal groups seek control of Mexican territory
Criminal groups in Mexico are expanding their territorial control, infiltrating local governments and preying on ordinary citizens.
Get the headlines from today's paper, and click on each one to read the story.
Browse the paper on your computer or tablet, just as it appears in the print edition.
The Post offers several ways to securely send information and documents to journalists.
Experience The Washington Post on your tablet and phone.
The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity division will run a 24/7 war room from Election Day until local officials are confident in the results.
Top Senate Democrats issued the request in a letter as Washington failed to coalesce around a new coronavirus relief package.
(Meg Kelly/The Post)
Fact CheckerAnalysis
Here are the lowlights of the 2020 race — from the primaries through the finish line. 
The Post has catalogued and organized reader questions about the 2020 election.

National polling average

Biden is leading (+10) the national polling average.

Illustration of Joe Biden

Biden

53%

Trump

43%

Illustration of Donald Trump

Average of national polls since Oct. 12 that meet Washington Post standards for transparency and quality. Includes polls by CNN, Economist-YouGov, NBC-WSJ, PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist, SurveyMonkey-Tableau and Quinnipiac University.

A shuttered Christmas market stall Thursday in Essen, Germany. (Friedemann Vogel/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Cities in Britain, the Czech Republic and Germany have announced that they will cancel traditional Christmas markets because of the pandemic.
The storm in the western Pacific saw its peak winds increase 80 mph in 24 hours, to more than 175 mph.
Cemeteries have been ordered closed on the night when families commune with the spirits of loved ones.
Today's WorldViewAnalysis
The battles between Armenia and Azerbaijan have claimed thousands of lives and may escalate further.
The storm affected 17 early-voting centers on the second-to-last day of early voting in Georgia, where polls show tight presidential and congressional races.
The service is discarding its decades-old height standards, but other obstacles remain across the military.
A demonstrator protesting the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. wears a hoodie with a photo of Trayvon Martin on Oct. 27. (Joshua Lott/The Post)
Wallace’s death is the latest chapter in a long, painful history between the city and its police.
Christian Zionist activist Mike Evans sued Georgia megachurch pastor Jentezen Franklin over fundraising to benefit Holocaust survivors in Israel. 
While the crusading journalist claimed “censorship,” his former editors accused him of trying to publish unsupported innuendo.
The women say they were illegally evicted during a pandemic. The nonprofit said they clashed with residents or were not making progress toward transitioning out of the housing program.
Authorities said the man followed three women in the Arlington area over the past few months and that there may be more victims.
Zoey Schneider, 9, affixes spiders to webs as she decorates her front porch with parents Drew and Heather. (Bill O’Leary/The Post)
With socially distant parades, scavenger hunts and candy chutes, the pandemic has shifted celebrations away from traditional trick-or-treating.
It’s chilly today and into Halloween. Frost and freeze are possible tonight in western parts of the area.
In an election year like no other, bars and restaurants and planning candidate-themed food and drink specials to get you through election night.
Shibuya Eatery, from veteran chef Darren Norris, serves expert noodles, skewers and more
From a dog-friendly cemetery to nearby hiking trails, Mass Ave has a little bit of everything.
The collective shrug from analysts highlights the depths of investor faith in the iPhone maker and its CEO, Tim Cook.
Analysis
Recent growth in the U.S. economy relied on one-time purchases of items such as cars, decks and dishwashers. That’s unlikely to last.
A bike messenger rides through Time Square on October 16. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)
Months of fraught negotiations on Capitol Hill have fixed attention on the Fed and what more it can do to expand the reach of its emergency lending programs.
YouTube now has 30 million paid subscribers, up from 20 million at the beginning of the year.
Market Watch
Last Updated: Today at 3:54 p.m. ET
Dow 26,380.61
Today arrow-down -1.04%
S&P 3,253.30
Today arrow-down -1.62%
NASDAQ 10,864.48
Today arrow-down -2.87%
Just days before one of the most consequential elections in American history, the stakes are elevated. (Tara Hardy for The Post)
Perspective
From discussions with the man who killed Osama bin Laden to Nixon’s White House counsel John Dean, a soul-searching exploration of the delicate path forward no matter who wins.
Review
The new restaurant from veteran chef Darren Norris, serves expert noodles, skewers and more
Date Lab
Even in a pandemic, a virtual date was a good way for both to “get back out there.”
Star quarterback Trevor Lawrence of No. 1 Clemson will be in isolation for at least 10 days. (AP)
Perspective
There is no bigger or more important star, no young sports leader handling every facet of this traumatic year better than Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Yet he is no match for the novel coronavirus.
The junior quarterback, a leading candidate to go No. 1 in next year’s NFL draft, is set to miss the top-ranked Tigers’ game Saturday against Boston College.
Cornhuskers fans are seeing big red after the Nebraska-Wisconsin game was canceled. 
Atlanta beat Carolina, 25-17, as Teddy Bridgewater throws a final-minute interception for the Panthers after reentering the game following a third-quarter exit on a play on which two Atlanta defenders were called for illegal hits.
The former heavyweight champions will headline a four-bout card on Nov. 28 at Staples Center.
Vondetta Taylor, sitting with her son, Caleb, was fired from her job as she tried to juggle work and being a single mother managing Caleb’s online schooling. (RoGina Montgomery for The Post)
Juggling careers and kids was already a struggle for millions of American women. Then the pandemic hit.
Bride uninvites her cousin, then goes silent. Best response: Let it go (and pity the groom).
Return to work in the pandemic offers new challenges, but old gossip culture hasn’t gone away.
Spouse wonders about mentioning a “change in personality” after 52 years of marriage.
Puzzle master David Kwong in the new production “Inside the Box.” (Geffen Playhouse)
Critic’s Notebook
Step right up to your laptop, and let theater entertain you with magic and mind reading.
We asked prolific author Stephen King about the best and worst adaptations of his work.
TV Review
Hugh Laurie is the main reason to watch David Hare’s “Masterpiece” series about dirty politics in London.
“Swirling,” the Sun Ra Arkestra’s first new album since 1999, shows that his work is far from done.
Book Review
What might have been an earnest historical novel about the labor movement is transformed by Walter’s irresistible voice and characters.