November 7, 2020

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Hobbs learns Sharpie ballot rumor, like marker’s ink, is hard to erase

Voter intimidation, Russian hacking, stolen ballots and, now, Sharpies. The popular marker has been cited in social media claims as part of a clever strategy to invalidate ballots by using Sharpies, because their ink reportedly cannot be detected by ballot scanning machines. That claim has since been picked up by at least two Arizona elected

Politics

Is It Time to Pull the Plug on Political Polling?

If your financial adviser repeatedly gave you stock picks that were off by 200 or 300 percent, and always in the wrong direction, would you keep trusting them with your money? Then why, political observers are asking, should Americans trust our democratic process to political pollsters. The final numbers still aren’t in, and with big,

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Evangelicals stick with Trump, see upside even if he loses

The conservative evangelical Christians who helped send Donald Trump to the White House four years ago stuck by him in 2020. But even if Trump doesn’t get a second term, some conservative Christians see reasons to celebrate in this year’s election results. White evangelical voters made up 23% of the vote nationwide and overwhelmingly favored

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EXPLAINER: States still in play and what makes them that way

A handful of states remained in play Friday in the tightly contested U.S. presidential race. The outcome of contests in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Nevada will determine whether Democrat Joe Biden or President Donald Trump wins. The solidly Republican state of Alaska has also not been called because it is only 50% counted and

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The count goes on — with Biden on the cusp of presidency

Democrat Joe Biden stood on the cusp of winning the presidency Friday night, three days after Election Day, as the long, exacting work of counting votes widened his lead over President Donald Trump in critical battleground states. High turnout, a massive number of mail-in ballots and slim margins between the two candidates all contributed to

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