Elections & Campaigns

Biden clears 270-vote mark as electors affirm his victory

WASHINGTON  — The Electoral College gave Joe Biden a majority of its votes Monday, confirming his victory in ...

Elections & Campaigns

Minnesota formally casts its 10 electoral votes for Biden

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s electors on Monday formally cast the state’s 10 electoral votes for Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. ...

Elections & Campaigns

Electors meeting to formally choose Biden as next president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential electors are meeting across the United States on Monday to formally choose Joe Biden ...

Education

Albert Lea and German high school students collaborate on election section

While many would say the 2020 presidential election was and is still a divisive topic of conversation, it ...

Elections & Campaigns

Emmer, Stauber, Hagedorn asked high court to void Biden win

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer, Pete Stauber and Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota were among the Republicans who ...

Elections & Campaigns

Private money helped pay to conduct Minnesota’s election

Minnesota’s election directors say private money fueled by donations from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg helped them successfully execute ...

Elections & Campaigns

Minnesota’s Biden electors pledge to stay on script

Minnesota’s past brushes with Electoral College drama are a big reason why this year will probably lack it.

Elections & Campaigns

Bennett re-elected assistant minority leader for Minnesota House Republicans

District 27A Rep. Peggy Bennett, R-Albert Lea, was elected to a second consecutive term as an assistant minority ...

Cops, Courts & Fires

Wisconsin high court declines to hear Trump election lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. — A split Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear President Donald Trump’s lawsuit attempting ...

Elections & Campaigns

Minnesota certifies Biden win, state voter turnout nears 80%

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s state canvassing board unanimously certified the state’s election results Tuesday, an ordinarily routine task that ...

Elections & Campaigns

Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

WASHINGTON — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally ...

Elections & Campaigns

Catholics divided on Biden’s abortion stance

Catholics split almost evenly in supporting Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the presidential election. Now they’re sharply ...

Elections & Campaigns

Thousands rally behind Trump in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON — Fervent supporters of President Donald Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday behind his spurious claim of ...

Elections & Campaigns

After court ruling, few Minnesotans risked late ballots

Relatively few Minnesota voters risked having a mail ballot arrive after Election Day, judging by the small number ...

Elections & Campaigns

Biden’s plea for cooperation confronts a polarized Congress

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden feels at home on Capitol Hill, but the place sure has changed since ...

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