QAnon Is Winning

Conspiracy thinking in America had a huge night on Tuesday.

Pelosi Touts Possible Bipartisan Cooperation on Infrastructure After Election

The House speaker also said she has no plans to stop pressing for a big coronavirus relief deal. Meanwhile, at least one top Senate Republican also indicated it’s possible Democrat and GOP lawmakers could come together on a public works plan.

How to Cope With the Election Agony

In presidential elections, the happiness losers lose more than the winners win.

Mayors Reelected in Two Cities that Saw Extensive Protests

The mayors of Portland, Oregon and Richmond, Virginia will both move on to another term. Meanwhile, new mayors will take office in Baltimore, Honolulu and Miami-Dade.

A Big 2020 Election Hack Never Came. Here’s Why.

America’s cyber defenders are getting more proactive—and more chatty.

Republicans, Democrats Fail to Flip Attorney General Seats

Ten states held elections for the office of attorney general this year.

California Voters Approve Carveout for Lyft and Uber Drivers from State Labor Law

Tech companies spent heavily on a campaign for the measure, which labor groups say is flawed. Supporters say it provides a template for “gig worker” regulations in other states.

Republicans Maintain Advantage in Control of State Legislative Chambers

Democrats failed to make major inroads in state legislative races, in many places leaving them at a disadvantage in the upcoming redistricting process.

Vote Count Continues in Battleground States

As President Trump falsely complained of "fraud" in the continued counting and former Vice President Joe Biden urged patience, election officials explained a crush of mail-in ballots and limitations on when officials could start tallying them has led to delays in results.

Republicans Win in Montana, Missouri Governors' Races

Elsewhere, there were few surprises on election night with governors' contests. Eight incumbents were reelected, five of them Republicans. And a favored GOP candidate won in Utah.

U.S. Elections Are Safer from Foreign Interference, But Gaps Remain

Four years after a big wake-up call, federal, state, and local governments are working harder and more closely to ward off threats.

Few Isolated Problems at the Polls on Mostly Smooth Election Day

In Michigan, officials worked to address misinformation spread through robocalls, while technical glitches slowed voting in some Georgia counties.

Texas Federal Judge Rejects Lawsuit to Toss 127,000 Drive-Thru Votes

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Students in Los Angeles get bad grades at remote school … New virus restrictions in Massachusetts … Trump administration approves Georgia’s Affordable Care Act proposal.

Rain, Fire and Car Crashes: How Ballot Boxes are Built to Withstand the World

The boxes are developed to include a host of built-in security features to keep ballots safe.

11 Governors' Races Are On the Ballot. Here Are the Ones to Watch.

Only a couple of the races are considered highly contested this year, with a toss-up in Montana and a competitive race in Missouri between a GOP incumbent and a Democratic challenger.

North Carolina Law Enforcement Spray ‘Pepper-Based’ Vapor on People—Including Children— Marching to Polls

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas recalls license plates with a lettering combo that could be read as a racial slur … Colorado will send out $375 payment to unemployed residents … Louisville police officer sues Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend for allegedly shooting him.

Days Before Election, Officials Work to Combat Misinformation

Election officials across the country are waging public information campaigns and utilizing technology to fight misinformation campaigns ahead of Tuesday's election.

What’s at Stake for Local Governments in the Presidential Election

President Trump has publicly feuded with Democratic city leaders, but receives higher marks from many county officials and some Republican mayors. Former Vice President Joe Biden pledges local leaders of all political stripes will get his support.

Judge Strikes Down Michigan Ban on Open Carrying Guns at Polls

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | New report warns of increased militia activity … A Nevada county and airport fined by state for President Trump’s rally violating Covid rules … Pandemic negotiations falter before election.

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