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2020 Election News

Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, about the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Joe Biden is using the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump’s handling of health care and the...

Groton Democrats to hold meet and greet with candidates on Sept. 27

The Groton Democratic Town Committee is inviting new members to join. The committee also will hold a "meet and greet" with candidates on Sept. 27.

In East Lyme, Trump supporters call out anonymous comment on their lawn signs

John and Lori Herde with one of the Trump campaign signs Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in the front yard of their East Lyme home.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Lori and John Herde say card that arrived in Wednesday's mail amounts to harassment.

Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

A television screen shows Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden holding up a mask, as President Donald Trump talks with reporters on Air Force One while returning to Washington after a campaign rally at Central Wisconsin Airport, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump almost won Minnesota in 2016 and sees it as a state he can peel away from Democrat Joe Biden in November

U.S. judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

Letter carriers load mail trucks July 31, 2020, for deliveries at a U.S. Postal Service facility in McLean, Va. A U.S. judge on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide. The judge called them

A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide

AP-NORC poll: Trump faces deep pessimism as election nears

In this Aug. 31, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. Most Americans are deeply pessimistic about the direction of the country and skeptical of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey shows that roughly 7 in 10 Americans think the nation is on the wrong track. And as the nation nears 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, just 39% of Americans approve of Trump's handling of the health crisis. Americans have a more favorable views of public health officials, as they have throughout the pandemic. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Most Americans are deeply pessimistic about the direction of the country and skeptical of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic

Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

President Donald Trump talks with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos before a town hall at National Constitution Center, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump is denying he played down the threat of the coronavirus earlier this year, although there is an audio recording of him stating he did just that

Clerk quits after long vote count delays in Massachusetts

The clerk of a Massachusetts town where delays in vote counting held up state primary results for days has resigned

Day announces series of debates in state Senate races

Because of the pandemic, The Day, in cooperation with the Garde, will be livestreaming the debates in these critical races to its day.com audience.

Absentee balloting forces Stonington town clerk's office to close for most in-person business

The town has nearly 14,000 registered voters and Town Clerk Cynthia Ladwig expects many of them will be voting by absentee ballot.

In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump was back in his element this weekend, soaking up the raucous cheers of his crowd

Green Party candidate running for 2nd Congressional District seat

Cassandra Martineau, the Green Party’s candidate for the 2nd Congressional District. (Courtesy of Cassandra Martineau)

While the Green Party is often characterized as out of touch with mainstream politics, candidate Cassandra Martineau said her campaign is about affordable health care, the environment and income...

Connecticut Realtors endorses Somers' reelection bid

Republican picks up group's backing in race for 18th District seat in state Senate.

Climate change largely missing from campaign as fires rage

A firefighter battles the Creek Fire as it threatens homes in the Cascadel Woods neighborhood of Madera County, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

For President Donald Trump, the historic wildfires ravaging Democratic strongholds on the West Coast are presenting another crisis at a time when he can ill afford one

States ask judge to reverse changes at U.S. Postal Service

FILE - In this April 2, 2020 file photo, a United States Postal  Service worker makes a delivery with gloves and a mask in Warren, Mich. A group of states suing over service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service is asking a federal judge to immediately undo some of them, saying the integrity of the upcoming election is at stake.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya,File)

A group of states suing over service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service is asking a federal judge to immediately undo some of them, saying the integrity of the upcoming election is at stake

'Tis the season for campaign sign shenanigans

It's been an unusual year in some ways, but 2020 is status quo when it comes to campaign sign shenanigans.

Trump revels in packed Michigan crowd amid book fallout

President Donald Trump waves as he arrives for a campaign rally at MBS International Airport, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Freeland, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Reeling from another crisis of his own making, President Donald Trump tried to refocus attention on his Democratic rival at a rally in battleground Michigan Thursday as he pushed to move past...

Russian hackers targeting U.S. campaigns, Microsoft says

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, people walk past a Microsoft office in New York. Microsoft said Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, that the same Russian military intelligence outfit that hacked the Democrats in 2016 has been trying to break into more than 200 organizations in recent weeks, including political parties and consultants. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall, File)

Microsoft says state-backed hackers have stepped up targeting of U.S. political campaigns and related groups

U.S. charges Russian with plot to create election distrust

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, during a hybrid hearing, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

The Trump administration has charged a Russian national in a sweeping plot to create distrust in the American political process

Pence to attend event hosted by QAnon backers

Vice President Mike Pence and other top officials from President Donald Trump’s campaign are slated to attend a Montana fundraiser this month hosted by a couple who are adherents of the QAnon...

Trump and Biden run vastly different pandemic campaigns

President Donald Trump stands on stage after speaking at a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are taking diametrically opposite approaches to campaigning during a pandemic — and the differences amount to more than political...

1,000 people may have voted twice in Georgia

As many as 1,000 Georgians may have cast ballots in the June primary both by mail and in person, Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Tuesday, raising questions about how well poll...

Towns receive financial support for absentee ballot processing, poll safety

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced the allocation of more than $2.3 million in federal grant money on Tuesday.

Trump hints at vaccine 'surprise' as Biden demands transparency

President Donald Trump hinted Monday that the U.S. could approve a coronavirus vaccine in October, ahead of the November election, as Joe Biden demanded transparency from the government as it studies...

Harris warns voter suppression, interference could alter election

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris says foreign interference, doubt cast about the election by President Donald Trump and voter suppression could potentially cost her and Joe Biden...

Racial tensions roiling U.S. pose target for election meddling

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The tensions coursing through the United States over racism and policing are a likely target for adversaries seeking to influence the November election, lawmakers and experts warn — and there are signs that Russia is again seeking to exploit the divide.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The tensions in the United States over racism and policing are likely targets for efforts to interfere in the November election

Planned Parenthood endorses 5 incumbents in region

Sen. Heather Somers of Groton is one of two Republicans the organization endorsed statewide.

Independent Party of Connecticut endorses Statchen for state Senate

Stonington Democrat is seeking for a second time to unseat Sen. Heather Somers, a Groton Republican.

Connecticut taking steps to thwart interference in 2020 elections

“There is no doubt that the Russian government intends to try to rig the 2020 election,” U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Thursday, joined by Secretary of the State Denise Merrill at a news...

Biden, in Kenosha, says U.S. confronting 'original sin'

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden meets with members of the community at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wis., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told residents in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that the turmoil their city has experienced following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, could help the...

Trump hones law and order message in Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Latrobe, Pa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump on Thursday honed the “law and order” message he intends to wield for the next two months against his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, stepping up attacks that his...

Election chiefs worry about uncertainty as voting nears

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo a stack of table top voting booths are stored at the Allegheny County Election Division's warehouse on the Northside of Pittsburgh. Election officials are bracing for a potentially chaotic election, trying to navigate the risks of voting during a pandemic, a tidal wave of mail ballots and the president fanning skepticism about the validity of the tabulation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Election officials are bracing for a potentially chaotic election

Facebook moves to target misinformation before election

With just two months left until the U_S_ presidential election, Facebook says it is taking additional steps to encourage voting, minimize misinformation and reduce the likelihood of post-election...

Trump urges people who vote by mail to try to cast second ballot

President Donald Trump said North Carolina voters who mail in ballots for November's election should go to the polls and attempt to vote a second time to verify whether the ballots sent via the U.S.

In Kenosha, Biden to test his promise to unify the nation

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, about school reopenings. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Joe Biden’s core pitch for the presidency faces its most intense test yet when he travels to Kenosha, Wisconsin

Two challengers seek seat of state Rep. Anthony Nolan in New London

Two candidates have emerged to challenge incumbent Democratic state Rep. Anthony Nolan for his seat in the 39th District.

Fox, C-SPAN, NBC moderators for upcoming Trump-Biden debates

President Donald Trump tours an emergency operations center and meets with law enforcement officers at Mary D. Bradford High School, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Representatives from Fox News, C-SPAN and NBC will moderate the upcoming debates between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden

After blasting Trump on violence, Biden now turns to schools

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at campaign event in Pittsburgh, Pa., Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, at a location called Mill 19. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Joe Biden plans to hammer President Donald Trump on Wednesday for failing to help the nation’s schools reopen safely during the coronavirus pandemic

Howard to hold campaign kickoff Wednesday night

Greg Howard, the Republican and Independent parties' candidate for the 43rd District state House seat, will hold a campaign kickoff event at the Olde Mistick Village Meeting House on Wednesday from 6...

Connecticut voters urged to use drop boxes, not postal service, for absentee ballots

As Connecticut prepares for a presidential election likely to involve an unprecedented number of absentee ballots due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voters are urged to use secure drop boxes in their...

Opinion

GOP should follow its precedent, await voter choice before filling RBG vacancy

The American people recognize this hypocrisy, this exertion of pure political power over any principle.