Election 2020

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Election live updates: Biden pays respects to Ginsburg; Trump to spend day on the campaign trail

On Friday, the president plans to stage events in Florida, Georgia and Virginia and hold a fundraiser at his hotel in Washington.

Vote by mail: Which states allow absentee voting

The coronavirus pandemic will change how millions of Americans vote in November, as states expand access to vote-by-mail as a safer alternative to voting in person.

Students call on campuses to cancel Election Day classes

Canceling classes Nov. 3 could free students to volunteer at the polls and drive voter turnout, advocates said.
Voters will choose from two sets of competing ballot initiatives, including versions endorsed by the County Council.
  • Analysis
Less than six weeks out from the election, House Republicans have a chance to just pick up a handful of seats. But so do Democrats.
Activists from both sides have been galvanized by the prospect that a newly conservative Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion ruling. But each party sees risks in focusing too heavily on abortion as the court fight unfolds.
  • Perspective
The president is losing, and he’s trying to pull everyone into his fantasy world where he’s winning.
Spurred by a historic year, people in their 20s and 30s are volunteering in record numbers.
  • Analysis
The Democratic nominee is a fierce critic of Trump's tax bill, but a key charge is not confirmed in the data.
One ex-official called the announcement from a U.S. attorney in Pennsylvania ‘wildly improper.’
The president’s continuing threats have prompted election and law enforcement authorities nationwide to prepare for an unprecedented clash.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden held no public events on a day when Trump made appearances in two states key to his reelection fortunes.
State and local officials anticipate a crowd of 4,000 — well above the 250-person cap.
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Packed rallies vs. distanced gatherings: How Trump and Biden's campaigns look different
The Post’s Anne Gearan explains how President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden take opposite approaches to campaigning during a pandemic.
Impeachment upends the race | On the 2020 trail
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In all-important Florida, older voters are turning away from Trump | The 2020 Map
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Biden and Trump face voters onstage for the first time | The 2020 Fix
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FBI director says Russia is still trying to interfere in U.S. election
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